Click for larger image ...
The dawn of the 20th century saw technological advances that were only dreamed of decades before. One such advance was four-color printing, which brought to life stories inspired by both the technology of the time and the children's fiction enjoyed by a burgeoning middle class. This confluence brought about a unique genre within a new art formthe Fantasy Comic Strip.
These pages were a Sunday staple for almost two decades, to be replaced by humorous family comics that more closely mirrored the modern society. But from 1900 to 1915, American newspapers offered some of the most fascinating comics ever printed. And while Winsor McCay's Little Nemo in Slumberland is known worldwide, many of the great fantasy comics have virtually vanished until now.
Presented here in the original size and colors are:
The complete comics of Lyonel Feininger
The Kin-der-Kids and Wee Willie Winkie's World
along with the complete adventures of:
The Explorigator by Henry Grant Dart
Nibsy the Newsboy by George McManus
Naughty Pete by Charles Forbell
plus full-color Dream of the Rarebit Fiend Sundays by Winsor McCay.
Plus dozens more fantastical Sundays from John Gruelle, Gustave Verbeek, Herbert Crowley, John R. Neill and others.Authors:
Various; Editor Peter MarescaArtists:
Sunday Press, 2011Number of pages:
Hard Cover; Full Colour illustrationsSize:
16" x 21" (410mm x 530mm)ISBN: