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WINDSOR MCCAY His Life and Art

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WINDSOR MCCAY His Life and Art

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By John Canemaker. Foreword by Maurice Sendak. This is the only existing biography of one of America's greatest and most influential cartoonists. Winsor McCay (1867-1934) is universally acknowledged as the first master of both the comic strip and the animated cartoon. Although invented by others, both genres were developed into enduring popular art of the highest imagination through McCay's innovative genius. This is the first 1987 edition; it was reprinted with a different cover in 2005. Very Good/Fine. There is a small, 1/4-inch hole upper edge of book spine, corresponding tear inner side of jacket's inner fold.

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This is the only existing biography of one of America's greatest and most influential cartoonists. Winsor McCay (1867-1934) is universally acknowledged as the first master of both the comic strip and the animated cartoon. Although invented by others, both genres were developed into enduring popular art of the highest imagination through McCay's innovative genius. This is the first 1987 edition; it was reprinted with a different cover in 2005.

In the book the author reviews and fully analyzes McCay's achievements in print and film while examining his work in relation to his life, family, and to American culture and values of the period. This painstakingly thorough biography begins with McCay's childhood in Michigan to his role as one of the greatest of the early animators. Beautifully produced by the prestigous art books publisher, Abrams. Oversized and quite substantial in weight.

Note: This is an out of print, used and/or rare book. It is not as-new, in "mint" condition. Very Good/Fine in jacket. There is a small, 1/4" hole in the upper edge of the spine of the book, and a corresponding tear in the inner side of the inner fold of the jacket (it has a fancy heavy jacket that is folded back on itself along the top and bottom edge). However, there is a second jacket wrapped around the first, with no such tear. This jacket has light scuffing on the covers from shelf wear, else it's quite nice.

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Item Code RB26
Publisher Abbeville Press
Publish Date 1987
ISBN 0896596877
Print Status Out of Print
Condition Very Good/Fine. There is a small 1/4-inch hole upper edge of book spine corresponding tear inner side of jacket's inner fold.
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 11x13
# Pages 223pg
Color Partial Color
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