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Eight magnificent full color prints of seminal Nemo pages. Using the original art from the Woody Gelman collection, now at Ohio State University, modern colorist Michael Kelleher has newly colored each page. Here are bright, lush colors and fine details true to McCay's own vision--it's the finest printing and coloring of any Nemo page ever. The published pages were often muddy and colors varied from one newspaper to another. This set captures the finest of Nemo's fantasy art in exquisite detail. Each set features matching numbers and is initialed by Kelleher, who is a professional colorist for the DC Archives series. 8 prints-- Six Little Nemo restorations and 2 Original Art/Tear Sheet reproductions to show the process from b&w to printed to this modern coloring.
This is from the creator himself: "So, after years of restoring the work of Marvel Comics, Gold Key, Archie, ACG, Warren, and lots of other publishers, it was easily clear that a lot... no, not just a lot... MOST original art for comic books is just gone... film for these books... gone... all we are left with are inferior, if not downright horrible, copies of the printed comics. To revisit the comparison to film, the quality of the art in a printed comic is comparable to bootleg films from the 1990’s. You know, when someone would somehow sneak a VHS video camera into a theater, video tape it from the left side of the back row, then sell it to impatient movie fans who didn’t want to wait to rent the tape in 9 months... the video was blurry, the audio was horrendous and you could hear and see extraneous stuff that was going on in the theater. That is the perfect comparison for what printed comics were relative to the original art."
And that's what often happened to newspaper comics as well. But not to these six pages. Designed as a Kickstarter project due to the expense, Michael has created six of the most beautiful Nemo pages you will ever see. Each one can hang on your wall. I came across these at Terrificon back in Massachusetts, picked up a set for myself, got to talking to Michael about the project. Then I came home, showed them to several friends who oohed and ahhed. And I realized that I should offer these to customers. The problem is the large size and the extra care it takes to ship these. It's not feasible to sell and ship one print at a time. So Michael offered to make up sets of matching numbers (each print is numbered from 1500), which he also initials. It all comes in a handsome plastic envelope. You can use it and switch the prints out and protect them, or do whatever you want to enjoy each one.
- Additional Information
Item Code LITNP Publisher Kellustration Publish Date 2018 Dimensions 18x24 Color Full Color Quantity 8 prints