Monday, September 3, 2012

Labor Day! Honors Winsor McCay!

Today is an American holiday.  Animation is an American art form; created and developed right here in America.  In honor of such hard work and patriotism, I'm bringing out the first animated short from a man later known as 'the father of animation', none other than Winsor McCay, and his 1911 piece "Little Nemo".

All animation people should know his work.  Winsor McCay's work started animation off at such a high level of excellence, we must strive to follow in his footsteps and keep this unique art form in the highest levels of artistry and fun.

Most people have seen parts of Winsor McCay's next animated short, "Gertie the Dinosaur" (1914).  A must for dinosaur and animation lovers alike.  Or anybody like likes cool stuff.

Amazing artist, incredible draftsman!

Here's a little taste of his incredible traditional work.

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