Friday, May 23, 2008

McCay Day

An article appeared in the Muskegon Chronicle about Spring Lake District Library's upcoming "McCay Day." Here are some excerpts:
Famed animator and illustrator Winsor McCay will finally get his very own day in his hometown of Spring Lake Village.

As part of next month's Spring Lake Heritage Festival, The Spring Lake District Library will host the first Winsor McCay Day July 17 at the library, a day that will include events for all age groups. [Correction! The article has it wrong... the Festival is in June, McCay Day is June 17]

McCay Day events kick off at 10:30 a.m. with a special pre-school story time. Pre-school age children will be able to make a brontosaurus-shaped stuffed reading buddy based on images of Gertie the Dinosaur, one of McCay's most famous cartoons, then bring it to the story time.

At 2 p.m. local artist and illustrator Kevin Collier will host "I'm OK with McCay," which will include an introduction to McCay and his work, as well a a cartooning and comics class. The program is designed for adults and children starting in third grade.

The day also will include a Winsor McCay Film Festival starting at 7 p.m. McCay's animated films, "How a Mosquito Operates" and "The Sinking of the Lusitania" will be shown along with the documentary, "Remembering Winsor McCay" by film historian John Canemaker.

You can read the whole article here: Spring Lake Heritage Festival to honor animation pioneer Winsor McCay

4 comments:

Shannon said...

Wha-hoo!

Michael said...

Holy Cow!

So where was his house?

Shannon said...

A correction may be in order. The Spring Lake Heritage Festival is in June. WM Day is Tuesday June 17.

I thought the location of the house was unknown.

Morpheus said...

Thanks Shannon! Good catch. I had just copied and pasted the text from the article. I've added a correction now.

Actually, we do have more information about the house now... I will be posting about this soon when I get some more specifics confirmed...