Winsor McCay: Ahead of his time

a panel from Litte Nemo in Slumberland by Winsor McCay

Have you ever looked at the art of someone like Hieronymus Bosch and wondered “What century did this guy come from?” He lived in the 15th and 16th centuries, but his art is so modern and fanciful that it almost seems out of place. Did Bosch hitch a ride in a flying saucer and visit 1940? If he did, he probably shared the ride with a man named Winsor McCay, who was visiting from 1909.

Winsor McCay is a comic artist’s comic artist. He’s the guy that all the greats look up to, one that had many revolutionary ideas. He was thinking about animation before it really existed, and his sense of perspective and Surrealism were far ahead of his time. Continue reading “Winsor McCay: Ahead of his time”