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The Best of Little Nemo in Slumber Land Hardcover – September, 1997


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Stewart Tabori & Chang; First Edition edition (September 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1556706472
  • ISBN-13: 978-1556706479
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 10.2 x 13.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,860,884 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As Richard Marschall states in his introduction to this well-presented art book, "It might be a stretch to describe McCay as a Surrealist, but he clearly presaged the movement that portrayed fevered thoughts via photographic depictions." This is no surprise to the legions of Winsor McCay's existing admirers. What makes The Best of Little Nemo in Slumberland a real joy are the more than 200 pages of full-color, large-sized reproductions of many of McCay's best pieces. The collection surrounds the reader with Little Nemo's Edenic images of a fantasy paradise. In addition to Marschall's introduction, there are appreciation essays by Maurice Sendak, Ron Goulart, Art Spiegelman, Charles Schulz, Chuck Jones, and Bill Watterson.

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The possessor of a wild and seemingly limitless visual imagination, McCay luckily had the graphic virtuosity to bring his slumberland fantasies to life before the viewer's bedazzled eyes.... With such unremitting graphic high jinks to beguile us, plot, dialogue and characterization are almost beside the point. McCay's protagonists are little more than cardboard foils for the artist's incredible flights of fancy. -- The Los Angeles Times Sunday Book Review, Selma G. Lanes

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jim T on September 5, 1998
Format: Hardcover
If one cannot purchase the 6 vol set of the *complete* Little Nemo, this will have to do. (sigh) Any collection of McCay is worth having. All one can do is *cry* over the lack of skill when comparing this with modern strips. It is not impossible to have good story line AND good draftsmanship. Buy it, you will not be dissapointed!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 23, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Anyone who's read a history of comic books, comic strips, and other sequential art has heard of Little Nemo, but few have seen it in detail. This is a beautiful collection of Little Nemo strips that demonstrate author Winsor McCay's use of plot, characters, and sequential art in ways that decades later others would be heralded for "pioneering". The strips are beautiful, elegant, witty, and fascinating. A must for any fan of sequential art.
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By Vladimiro Raya on April 10, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
It's a very good book where you can see an excellent selection of the work of little nemo, with a good colour.
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Format: Hardcover
This book is an absolute treasure. Every cartoonist should buy and study this book with a magnifying glass for a few hours a week. Winsor McCay is maybe the most dedicated, hard-working cartoonist to date. He was certainly before his time, and he has still carries more weight than most artists of today. His strips are lavish and generous. You can believe that I will be studying this book for years to come.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 12, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Each (color!)strip is so beautifully mesmerizing. Its the perfect example of what can be accomplished in the comic industry. Windsor McCay was a genius!
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