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Little Nemo: 1905-1914

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The legendary adventures of Little Nemo in one volume. As a homage to Winsor McCay's masterpiece, this edition is the first to combine all the episodes from 1905 to 1914 in their original colours. It spirits the reader away on a journey through the wonderful dream worlds of the little hero in pyjamas.
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Evergreen Taschen (first published January 1st 2000)
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David Schaafsma
I've had this for a 2-3 weeks, just paging through the large format, 342 page hardcover collection of McCay's "Little Nemo in Slumberland" and "In the Land of Wonderful Dreams" strips from 1905-1914. If you are looking for classics in comics history, those who helped developed comics theory and craft, this is indispensable. I knew about him, had some familiarity, but thought I would finally take a good look, and this is THE collection of his to read. And Katzenjammer Kids they are not. In some w ...more
Linda
Apr 21, 2015 Linda rated it really liked it
This edition contains the entire Little Nemo series running from 1905 through 1914 so it is rather imposing. But whether you read this one or another, everyone ought to read something of the Little Nemo series.

Little Nemo is a young lad who dreams through the entire cartoon until the last panel, where he routinely falls out of bed and wakes up his parents (who then comment on how often he falls out or tell him to go back to sleep - one time they even suggest they should build a fence around his
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Alexander Lisovsky
Jul 19, 2016 Alexander Lisovsky rated it it was ok
Сборник которотких историй в одну газетную полосу, которые Винзор Маккей ежемесячно выпускал с 1905 по 1914 годы. Главному герою в первых выпусках 5 лет, но дальше он по всем законам ещё не родившегося жанра так и не взрослеет.

Структура каждой истории одна и та же: правитель Царства снов Морфей поручает своим многочисленным помощникам затащить малыша Немо к себе в царство, т.к. по неизвестной причине по малышу сохнет принцесса. Но каждый раз замысловатый план волшебных существ срывается с внеза
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P.H.T. Bennet
Jun 06, 2016 P.H.T. Bennet rated it it was amazing
Quite trip. I grew up with these, then lost track of them until I was in my mid-20s, when they blew my mind with the level of ingenuity, imagination, and early world-building without apology. There are more than a few characterizations here that are quite un-PC, yet to throw the collection out for those would mean throwing out most of literature and political discourse. I choose to focus on the wonderful tension he creates by throwing Nemo and the reader into a world that is at times frightening ...more
David
Feb 19, 2009 David rated it liked it
This book is huge. I love the illustrations. The text can get wearisome after a while (it's so damn small in this edition!).
Shadowdenizen
May 21, 2015 Shadowdenizen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics-other
If there was a higher score than 5, this would receive it from me. (I can't believe I somehow overllooked rating/revieing this until now.)

There's a handful of writers and artists that define and transcend their medium, although most are sadly, only recognized posthumously.

But, almost every comic artist/writer since this series began owes a debt of gratitude and a sincere round of "Thanks" to the brillian Winsor Mccay, and his creation Little Nemo. This strip is, quite simply, sublime.



D.M.
Jun 15, 2012 D.M. rated it really liked it
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
Nicolas
Dec 19, 2013 Nicolas rated it liked it
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
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Chris
May 03, 2009 Chris rated it it was amazing
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
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Kelly
Jun 04, 2007 Kelly rated it it was amazing
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
picti mundi
Mar 07, 2016 picti mundi rated it liked it
"Winsor McCay zählt mit seinen von ihm erdachten und gezeichneten Zeitungskurzgeschichten zu den prägendsten Vertretern der amerikanischen Comicstrips des 20. Jahrhunderts. [...] Ähnlich wie bei „Little Sammy Sneeze“ ist die Grundidee von „Little Nemo in Slumberland“ (Der kleine Nemo [Niemand] im Schlummerland) recht einfach, sie erzählt von den Träumen des Protagonisten und endet jeweils mit dem Erwachen oder dem Gewecktwerden Nemos. Dieses simple Gerüst der Comicstrips wird jedoch vielfältig u ...more
Francisco Becerra
Feb 02, 2014 Francisco Becerra rated it it was amazing
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.
John
Apr 24, 2011 John rated it it was amazing
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
Grant
Mar 27, 2015 Grant rated it it was amazing
Loaned this to a friend and never saw it again, a tremendous loss.
Vera
Sep 26, 2014 Vera rated it it was amazing
It was wonderful.
Gabriela
Aug 07, 2011 Gabriela rated it it was amazing
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.
Moureco
Apr 11, 2012 Moureco rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
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.
Wallace
Jan 30, 2008 Wallace rated it liked it
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
Sep 04, 2008 jeremy bradner rated it really liked it
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 ever...so 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.
Whatsupchuck
Mar 05, 2013 Whatsupchuck rated it really liked it
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.
Chelsea
Aug 27, 2015 Chelsea rated it really liked it
Shelves: panels
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.
Steve
Apr 25, 2008 Steve rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 23, 2015 Dustin Underwood rated it did not like it
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
Oct 01, 2012 Eben rated it really liked it
Shelves: cinema-and-film
Anyone who wants to understand how cinematic form began should read Winsor McCay's Little Nemo comic.
Konstantinos
Aug 24, 2012 Konstantinos rated it it was amazing
υπάρχουν classic comic strips, και υπάρχει και το greatest comic strip that ever flopped
Carl
Mar 20, 2008 Carl rated it it was amazing
singlehandedly, the book that most influenced whatever the hell it is i do.
Brent
Feb 29, 2008 Brent rated it really liked it
Shelves: life-changers
Little Nemo is full of beautiful images and imaginative scenes.
Rosanne
Feb 22, 2009 Rosanne rated it it was amazing
. . . but the images are so small . . . and my eyes are so old . . .
Nate
Oct 08, 2012 Nate rated it it was amazing
Dash and I really enjoyed this visual feast.
Whit
Dec 24, 2007 Whit marked it as to-read
I am going to taste this in little bits.
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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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