The Spring Lake District Library in Spring Lake Michigan, Winsor McCay's hometown, recently held their annual bookmark making contest for elementary age students. This year kids were encouraged to create a bookmark featuring Gertie the Dinosaur. There were HUNDREDS of great submissions! Lots of budding artists reside in McCay's hometown. Here are a few favorites:
Monday, December 15, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Alongside Winsor McCay, another of my favorite illustrators is Adam Rex. While perusing his book Pssst, I thought I sensed a McCay vibe in his drawings. Today I stumbled across further evidence that he is indeed a McCay fan of some sort -- he's got a cat named Little Nemo. Which is Great! Because now I have an excuse to celebrate some of Adam's work here on our McCay-themed blog...