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Daydreams and Nightmares - 1898 The Fantastic Visions of Winsor McCay 1934

McCay, Winsor

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ISBN 10: 1560975695 / ISBN 13: 9781560975694
Published by Fantagraphics Books, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 2005
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Daydreams and Nightmares - 1898 The ...

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Soft Covers

Illustrator: B&W Illustraions

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Paperback

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Daydreams & Nightmares collects the rarest work from Little Nemo In Slumberland creator Winsor McCay's historic career. A fantasist of the first rank, McCay was a key pioneer in the histories of both comics and animation. He had a fascination with dreams that extended beyond his newspaper strip Little Nemo in Slumberland, and it was a fascination as compelling as that of Freud, Jung and Adler's, as proven in the pages of Daydreams & Nightmares. McCay's dream-inspired strips, illustrations and cartoons feature rarebit-induced nightmares, playful "what-ifs," moralistic panoramas, pictorial allegories and other fantastic visions. The highlights of the book are McCay's Dream of the Rarebit Fiend strips created for the New York Evening Telegram in 1905, as well as early efforts like A Pilgrim's Progress, Poor Jake, Day Dreams, Rabid Reveries, Little Sammy Sneeze ("He never knew when it was coming!") and more. The artwork in this book includes outstanding examples from several categories of McCay's career: illustrations from his first paper, the Cincinnati Enquirer; anti-war and anti-materialist cartoons; playful strips for Life magazine; early dream sequences; futuristic illustrations for the New York Herald; and allegorical and editorial cartoons for the Hearst newspapers. The book spans the years 1898-1934, the bulk of McCay's career. McCay's world was the world of playfulness and whimsy that most leave behind in youth and encounter again only in dreams; Daydreams & Nightmares is a tour through that world.

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Winsor McCay died in 1934, but not before leaving his mark as a pioneer and visionary of the American comic strip and animation mediums. His creations, from Little Nemo in Slumberland to Gertie the Dinosaur, have endured for a century.

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