Winsor McCay, His Life and Art

David Williams and Robin Allan have been reading a book which pays tribute to a neglected artist and animator of genius. Those familiar with John Canemaker’s editorship of Funnyworld and his beautifully researched documentary films on Otto Messmer and Winsor McCay, will need no more than that acquaintance to recommend this sumptuous book. Its large … Read more

Winsor McCay, His Life and Art – Page 2

McCay was fascinated by the theatre and by the circus in particular; his early professional work was to paint posters for a dime museum. This can best be described as an amusement arcade, variety hall, circus and fun fair all under one roof. There was, alas, no equivalent on this side of the Atlantic. It … Read more