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Adventures in pajamas - The complete Little Nemo compilation

Adventures in pajamas

The complete Little Nemo compilation


Winsor McCay. The Complete Little Nemo

US$ 200
Edition: English
Availability: In Stock
Meet Little Nemo, a diminutive hero of comic narrative, but one of the greatest dream voyagers of the 20th century. The master creation of Winsor McCay (1869–1934), restless sleeper Nemo inspired generations of artists with his weekly adventures from bed to Slumberland, a realm of colorful companions, psychedelic scenery, and thrilling escapades.

Nemo’s creator Winsor McCay was a founding figure in the modern American entertainment industry, above all with his revolutionary comics, which set standards for panel layout and storytelling technique, timing and pacing, and architectural and other detail that left an inestimable influence on subsequent artists, including Robert Crumb and Federico Fellini.

TASCHEN’s sumptuous Winsor McCay: The Complete Little Nemo 1905–1927 collects, for the very first time, and in full, glorious color, all 549 episodes of Little Nemo. In the illustrated accompanying volume, art historian and comics expert Alexander Braun places Winsor McCay’s life and work within the cultural history of the U.S. media and entertainment industry, and explores the immense art historical value of McCay's dream narrative. At once an adventure story, visual delight, and piece of cultural history, this publication is a tremendous monument to one of the most innovative pioneers—and one of the most intrepid explorers—of comic history.
  • “…absolutely gorgeous.”

    — The Casual Optimist, London
  • “…possibly the most opulent feature of any kind ever to grace American newspapers…now available in an immense and immensely captivating TASCHEN edition…”

    — The Daily Beast, New York
  • “Not just comic art fans but any student of popular culture or architecture will be delighted by this edition. Winsor McCay’s inventions of perspective, his psychedelic and fantastic renderings of breath-taking strange environments are presented here for the first time ever in the complete edition containing all (really all!) 549 episodes of Little Nemo. … I cannot think of another comic book publication that could touch this giant hardcover edition celebrating the almost forgotten genius of Winsor McCay. The Complete Little Nemo really made my heart jump and my bookshelf ache.”

    —, Hamburg
  • The Complete Little Nemo by Winsor McCay ferry the reader back to a sweet once-upon-a-time-ness…the book bears the texture of dream — nightmare, too — and tap into the reveries of childhood…TASCHEN has done connoisseurs of fantasy and fine cartooning a grand service by gathering all of the Sunday strips into an oversize book of more than 500 pages — complemented by a useful biography by Alexander Braun…”

    — New York Times, New York
  • “…this is the winter’s greatest art book. Reproducing all the surreal Little Nemo in Slumberland comic pages from early in the last century, this tome…shows again why Winsor McCay was one of this country’s most innovative and influential artists. The Little Nemo panels are quite literally the stuff that dreams are made of…”

    — The Washington Post, Washington D.C.