The Complete Dream of the Rarebit Fiend by Ed.) Winsor McCay; (Ulrich Merkl
(1904-1913)

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Winsor McCay, aka Silas, is regarded as one of the founding fathers of newspaper comics in the United States, a pioneer in the panel-based artform and early animation techniques at the turn of the 20th century. Drawn to McCay's fantastic, imaginative storytelling (which famously includes the Little Nemo in Slumberland series), German author and editor Ulrich Merkl has produced his first major publishing effort, a limited-edition book about and DVD compilation of McCay's Dream of the Rarebit Fiend. Merkl, who has previously authored three books about medieval book illumination and many articles about art historical themes, is an avid collector of comic books and original comic art, making him an apt steward to preserve the 1904-1913 strip for future generations. The massive, over-stuffed (12x17-inch, 464-page) volume is a pleasure for the initiated and uninitiated alike.
 

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Published January 1, 2007 by Ulrich Merkl. 464 pages
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One of the few McCay-related books that is actually still in print and easily available, it’s a very well-written book (arguably one of the best cartoonist biographies out right now and lavishly illustrated to boot.

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In Forgotten Fantasies, the jaw-dropping Sunday Press book published a couple of years ago that presents an assortment of early American newspaper comics with fantasy themes, there is a complete run of Charles Forbell’s Naughty Pete comics – extraordinary explorations of the way comics can play w...

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