Thursday, June 14, 2007

McCay's Dream of the Rarebit Fiend

This July will see the publication of Ulrich Merkl's collection of all of Winsor McCay's comic strip Dream of the Rarebit Fiend. While the strip is not as well known as Little Nemo in Slumberland, it contains some of McCay's most interesting work. Nemo deals in spectacle from a child's point of view, and while Rarebit has no shortage of surprising visuals, it focuses more on adult hopes and fears. You can find details about the book, including sample pages, here.

1 comment:

Larry T said...

Thanks for letting me know about this Mark- these are magnificent! Such fantastic draftsmanship, perspective and flow...

I sometimes wonder if these didn't influence Bill Watterson's hilarious out-of-control situations with Calvin.