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Little Nemo: 1905-1914

4.44 of 5 stars 4.44  ·  rating details  ·  975 ratings  ·  29 reviews
A reproduction of some of the "Little Nemo" comic strip from the early 20th century. This volume reflects the distinctive art-nouveau style of the original drawings and follows Little Nemo as he journeys nightly into the world of dreams.
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Taschen (first published January 1st 2000)
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This book is huge. I love the illustrations. The text can get wearisome after a while (it's so damn small in this edition!).
After years of trying to convince myself to track down the individual volumes of Nemo released in the late 80s, I was pretty excited when this single-volume collection turned up. Regrettably, it includes only the original run of the strip, not the brief return it had in the 1920s or the '...Rarebit Fiend' strips (which I think had been included in the earlier books). Still, it's an affordable and solid collection of McCay's constantly inventive and whimsical strips 'Little Nemo in Slumberland' a ...more
Voici donc une pièce d'archéologie de la bande dessinée : l'une de ses plus anciennes oeuvres reconnues comme telle.
Ce très épais recueil regroupe plus de dix ans des aventures du jeune Nemo, aux débuts du XXème siècle (de 1904 à 1913 à peu près). Dans ce recueil, chaque page reprend une page publiée de façon hebdomadaire dans différents journaux. Et chacune de ces page est évidement une aventure complète de Nemo au pays des rêves, se terminant par le réveil souvent accidentel et brutal du jeune
Little Nemo has been praised as one of the most original comic strips ever created, and it certainly is. It is surreal, imaginative, and very well-drawn and colored. It doesn't keep up all these qualities through to the end, but there is tremendous gold to be found in this treasure.

Little Nemo is a comic strip about the adventures of a young boy as he encounters a great many surreal situations in his dreams. Each comic starts off with Nemo either in the dreamworld at the start, or in bed, and a
Jun 04, 2007 Kelly rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those prone to whimsy, nightmares and dreams full of delight
I have not gotten that far into this work, but it is so enchanting and endearing that I might shell out the insane $125 to own the Sunday Press edition (which is the actual size of the original comic printed in the paper). Our Nemo has finally! found his way to the princess, who desires him as a playmate. There were many obstacles, which he encountered night after night. In particular, Nemo's nemesis, Flip, a sinister clown-like character proves problematic; this individual smokes a cigar and of ...more
Francisco Becerra
This book is a collection of dreams come true. The beautiful drawings of McCay and the marvellous tales are a tribute of pure imagination distilled into art. Each page is like a delicious handcrafted chocolate, deserved to be tasted with gusto.
Winsor McCay is one of my favorite artists responsible for so many iconic pieces. Nemo was sonething I loved as a kid and wanted to refresh myself with the new stories coming out.
I think its safe to say that if a book has Bill Blackbeards name on it, you should pick it up if you enjoy seeing the the best things comics have to offer. His insight into the history that surround the comics, the creators and editors and the time they all existed in is always thorough. The comics themselves are the baroque dreams of a child that we never get know in a size bigger than all but the Sunday Press books. The only downside to this book is that it doesn't reprint the sundays that mak ...more
It was wonderful.
If you like to remember your inner child, if you like comics from the early 1900s, if you enjoy art, if you enjoy great story telling, this book is for you. I found this gem and bought it immediatly, no matter how much it cost me. I was introduced to Little Nemo by the movie Little Nemo's adventure in Slumberland, when I was a little girl. I watched that VHS so many times I started dreaming about Slumberland. It's just great to see the original drawings and stories. Where it all came from.
A obra fundacional da literatura em banda desenhada: Little Nemo in Slumberland, a recolha das pranchas publicadas no New York Herald pela primeira vez em 15.10.1905. Quando McCay mudou para o William Hearst Media Group, mudou-lhe o título para Little Nemo in the Land of Wonderful Dreams, mas a base manteve-se a mesma: cada prancha conta uma história, que é um sonho de Nemo, que acaba (quase) invariavelmente com Nemo a cair da cama.
Little Nemo lacks punch. While his art is not formulaic, it does not do much to create ongoing interest. Modern cartoonists are forced to compete for limited space and maintain a certain level of suspense. I can see how these artists look back on McCay's body of work and covet the larger canvas and artistic freedom that he had in 1906, but it can be very bland for long stretches.
jeremy bradner
i saw art speagelman speak at the super hero place in brooklyn...he was kinda an asshole but he said that this was his favorite comic i got it. the drawings are so amazing, so creative, so ahead of their times. i need to steal more from this but i can't seem to fit it in anywhere.
Not for everyone as it is very old and culturally removed. At the same time this is for everyone because Winsor's drawings a phenominal and his imagination is in its own league.

Each comic follows the dream and the awakening of the title character.
Apr 25, 2008 Steve rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: you
Little Nemo's proto-surrealistic adventures (the original surreal pillow) are wonderfully drawn and exciting for children of any age.
Dustin Underwood
Not something to read in public. There are pretty non-stop "antiquated" views. I had to put this one down. It's pretty awful.
Eben Muse
Anyone who wants to understand how cinematic form began should read Winsor McCay's Little Nemo comic.
υπάρχουν classic comic strips, και υπάρχει και το greatest comic strip that ever flopped
singlehandedly, the book that most influenced whatever the hell it is i do.
Little Nemo is full of beautiful images and imaginative scenes.
. . . but the images are so small . . . and my eyes are so old . . .
Dash and I really enjoyed this visual feast.
Dec 24, 2007 Whit marked it as to-read
I am going to taste this in little bits.
Un chef d'œuvre de la bande dessinée.
Little Nemo is a badass
Anirudh Rameshwaram
good book by Winsor McCay.
Oct 17, 2012 Joao added it
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Was an American cartoonist and animator, best known for the comic strip Little Nemo (begun 1905) and the animated cartoon Gertie the Dinosaur (1914). For legal reasons, he worked under the pen name Silas on the comic strip Dream of the Rarebit Fiend.
A prolific artist, McCay's pioneering early animated films far outshone the work of his contemporaries, and set a standard followed by Walt Disney and
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