15. Apr 2012 | Images © Winsor McCay |
Winsor McCay is one of Americas most famous comic artist of the early 20th century, born September 26, 1871 in Spring Lake, Michigan. He worked as a political cartoonist for daily newspapers and is one of the pioneers of early animated film: The first pieces of film history like "Gertie the Dinosaur" (1914) and "The Centaurs" (1921) are among his work. The annual Winsor McCay Award is a renounend lifetime achievement award for animation artist, even today. His most famous comic series are "Dream of a Rarebit Fiend" (starting 1904) and "Little Nemo in Slumberland" (starting 1905). Most of his work shows his interest in human obsessions, dreams and nightmares. McCay died July 26, 1934 in Brooklyn, New York.