Pioneers of Animation: Winsor McCay


True Classics has a lovely retrospective of vaudevillian, cartoonist and animator, Winsor McCay.  “McCay got his start in entertainment doing “chalk talks” on the vaudeville circuit. Much like J. Stuart Blackton, a groundbreaking figure in early animation in his own right, McCay drew figures on a chalkboard and altered them during his performance….In 1911, Blackton and McCay teamed up to produce a short film based on Little Nemo, titled Winsor McCay: The Famous Cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and His Moving Comics.” (via @willmckinley)


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