Monday, August 25, 2008

20 Minute Loop

I'm loving the sound of "Winsor McCay" by the band 20 Minute Loop. The song is a tribute to an artist friend of theirs who died of cancer. In a backwards way, it also tributes McCay himself, if I can assume in their minds he was the ultimate artist to reference... Listen to it here...

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Here's a funny parody of McCay's film "Gertie the Dinosaur!"
Bryan Brinkman, Dan Pinto, and Matt Gaston of Uber Street Studios bring us the misadventures of "Gordy."
(It's funny, but gross... Funny and gross? Funny because it's gross? Just a warning...)

Monday, August 4, 2008

Volume 2 Times 2

A heads up on two new collections of Little Nemo comics coming out this month - both of them sequels to fabulous first volumes...

"Many More Splendid Sundays" is a best-of collection, reprinting another 115 digitally-restored Sunday pages at their original size: 16 x 21 inches... huge! Volume One, "So Many Splendid Sundays" truly is astounding (you can see my previous report). It's no wonder Volume One's first printing sold out in just 90 days. I can't wait to come across this sequel... Visit Sunday Press for more details.

The other book being released is "Little Nemo in the Land of Wonderful Dreams." It's the second half to the complete collection of Little Nemo comics. Checker Publishing's Volume One is my favorite of the full Nemo collection's I've seen. Visit Checker's site for more details too...

Friday, August 1, 2008

King Nemo

Marcus Thiele has a cool pitch for a comic book called "King Nemo."
Here's his synopsis:
This story imagines the later lives of characters first introduced in Winsor McCay's "Little Nemo" comic strip, which became public domain in 2005. As such, it is intended as a respectful homage to that great creator and his lasting impact on the history of comics, animation and the literature of dreams.
Love it! Check out three sample pages Here...