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Recommended. By Thierry Smolderen. Art by Jean Phillippe Bramanti. McCay is an invented biography chronicling authentic - though only partially true - stories of the life of the future creator of Little Nemo, Winsor McCay, in which McCay's life is enriched by an imaginary encounter with British mathematician and science fiction writer Charles Hinton--who introduces McCay to the the existence of a fourth spatial dimension. And Silas the anarchist, Harry Houdini and William Randolph Hearst. And a murder mystery, perpetrated by a man who should be dead. It's not the bio you might expect, but a fictionalized tale of the artist, from vaudeville worker to newspaper star to animator extraordinaire.

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McCay is an invented biography chronicling authentic - though only partially true - stories of the life of the future creator of Little Nemo, Winsor McCay, in which McCay's life is enriched by an imaginary encounter with British mathematician and science fiction writer Charles Hinton--who introduces McCay to the the existence of a fourth spatial dimension. And Silas the anarchist, Harry Houdini and William Randolph Hearst. And a murder mystery, perpetrated by a man who should be dead. It's not the bio you might expect, but a fictionalized tale of the artist, from vaudeville worker to newspaper star to animator extraordinaire.

A chance acquaintance with mathematician Hinton, while Winsor is still an art student, changes everything for the young man. Hinton seeks an artist capable of representing this new dimension, one with an innate sense of perspective and a limitless imagination. In Winsor McCay, Hinton finds such a man, and when their imaginations combine, an entirely new world opens up to them both...

This collects four French albums that "seamlessly interweave the real biography of Winsor McCay with an intriguing fictional premise, bringing a new dimension (literally) to the story of his life and art." -Brigid Alverson, Smash Pages

In the enchanted world of dreams, a killer roams free and only the author of Little Nemo can stop him...

"A beautifully rendered take on the life of Winsor McCay." -The Beat

Preface by Donald Crafton (Before Mickey, Shadow of a Mouse), who recently supervised the complete restoration of Gertie the Dinosaur (1914); he is preparing to shoot a reconstruction of the original vaudeville sketch in which Winsor McCay interacts with a "wonderfully trained dinosaurs."

Afterword by Thierry Smolderen. Bonus Feature: artist Jean-Philippe has newly created 24 scenes from the story--as if they were covers for 24 issues of a comic book. Each "cover recalls that of the early 20th-century illustrators who cared less about faithfully representing the serial in question than catching the reader's eye at the newstand..." They provide us "a fascinating window on the unseen work that has gone into this graphic novel from the beginning."

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Item Code MCCAH
Publisher Titan Comics
Publish Date 2018
ISBN 9781785868856
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 10x13
# Pages 232pg
Color Full Color
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