Today’s Google Doodle is dedicated to artist Winsor McCay, best known for his comic strip Little Nemo. If you don’t know McCay by name or the Little Nemo strip, you probably know one of his (almost entirely hand-drawn by him) animated pieces, Gertie the Dinosaur from 1914. And if you don’t know that, maybe you remember the Capcom game Little Nemo: Dream Master on the NES. In any event, Winsor McCay wasn’t just stunningly creative, he had the skills to go with it. His line work is gorgeous. He’s one of those artists whose influence you start seeing everyone once you know them. Check out some of his stuff below.
See more of Winsor McCay’s social satire comics here. They are incredible.
After they pull it down, here’s the non-animated version of the Google Doodle:
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