Winsor McCay, Part 1


Winsor McCay sketches at the 1908 Actors Benefit for Crippled Children. The child in the Nemo sash may be his son, Robert. Originally published by Bain News Service Public domain

McCay is credited as a pioneer in early animation. But before he made drawings come to life, he worked as a billboard artist, an artist-journalist, and then a comics creator for newspapers.

Holly's Research:

  • Canemaker, John. “Winsor McCay: His Life and Art.” Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 2005.
  • The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. “Winsor McCay.” Encyclopædia Britannica. February 12, 2018. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Winsor-McCay
  • Merritt, Russell. “Winsor McCay: His Life and Art.” San Francisco Silent Film Festival. http://silentfilm.org/archive/winsor-mccay-his-life-and-art
  • Carr, Michelle Ph.D. “Do certain foods really cause bad dreams?” Psychology Today. Jan. 26, 2015. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/dream-factory/201501/do-certain-foods-really-cause-bad-dreams

Topics in this Podcast: winsor mccay, animation history, entertainment history, biographies, art history, 19th century, U.S. history