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This book gathers all of Little Nemo’s colorful airship adventures, totaling 69 installments. Brimming with sky-high imagination, these airship adventures represent some of the most ambitious artwork and exciting tales of McCay’s much-loved dream voyager. The installments see Nemo flying to the moon, to Mars, and on a triumphant tour of major sights and metropolises across the East Coast of America and Canada and beyond, including Yellowstone National Park, Niagara Falls, and New York City.
Meet Little Nemo, a diminutive hero of comic narrative, but one of the greatest dream voyagers of the 20th century. The master creation of Winsor McCay (1869–1934), restless sleeper Nemo inspired generations of artists with his weekly adventures from bed to Slumberland, a realm of colorful companions, psychedelic scenery, and thrilling escapades.
An introductory essay from art historian Alexander Braun contextualizes these airship episodes within the broader Little Nemo series as well as McCay’’ ambitious and exceptionally influential career. Braun reveals how the airship journey was not only a pioneering narrative arc in the early days of comic but also a “creative bombshell” which propelled McCay towards further endeavors, namely the first animated film in history.
A handsome little book, bound in heavy bright blue cardstock covers, with a lovely die-cut color cover plate. An ideal introduction to Nemo, for anyone in the family from youngster to oldster. Clearly some of his most exciting sequences, as many of these images I recognize, having often been used as examples of McCay's most imaginative work. The airship floats over packs of lions and african animals, through giant blooming plants, amongst strange alien creatures and, of course, to the moon and beyond discovering life in the inner planets!
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Item Code AIRLN Publisher Taschen Publish Date 2017 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 5x8 # Pages 288pg Color Full Color