Winsor McCay (born 1867, died 1934)
-In 1898 he was a cartoonist/reporter for various Cincinnati newspapers.
-In NYC, he became a celebrity comic strip artist with his popular Dreams of a Rarebit Fiend and Little Nemo in Slumberland strips for the New York Herald.
-McCay used the laborious nature of animation as a selling point for his films. He also made use of his fame as a comic artist.
-He had the unique ability to translate his graphic style from the printed page to the silver screen.
-He had the ability to infuse his characters with distinct personalities.
Little Nemo in Slumberland (1911)
How a Mosquito Operates (1912)
Gertie the Dinosaur (1914)
The Sinking of the Lusitania (1918)