Winsor McCay Google Doodle – A tribute to the legendary man behind Little Nemo: Google pays tribute to the legendary man behind Little Nemo, which leads to the question many have been asking – who was Winsor McCay? The answer is right here; Winsor McCay was an American cartoonist and animator who made it big in 1905 with his famous Little Nemo comic strip.
Later, Winsor McCay moved to the art of animation and made the cartoon Gertie the Dinosaur in 1914. McCay also worked under the pseudonym Silas and created the comic strip ‘Dream of the Rarebit Fiend’.
Google paid tribute to the celebrated artist with an interactive cartoon strip on its homepage. The newest Google doodle is an addition to the long list of recent doodles that have been making news. Interactive doodles by Google are undoubtedly more interesting and popular among the internet users.
The inventive Google doodle on Winsor McCay is titled ‘Little Nemo in Google Land’. The logo is more like a comic strip that features many of Winsor McCay’s animations. The strip tells the story of Nemo in Slumberland in yet another imaginative plot.
Winsor Zenic McCay was born on September 26, 1869 in Spring Lake, Michigan. He was a pioneer of many animation techniques and tricks that were later an inspiration for veterans like Walt Disney. He is known to be a great influence for many generations of artists today.
In 1886 McCay went to a business school in Ypsilanti, Michigan to study about trade. During his time there, he also enrolled in a formal art program at Michigan State Normal College under the supervision of John Goodison.
Winsor McCay planned to continue his art education in Chicago in 1889, but cancelled the plan due to monetary problems. During this period he worked as a printer for circus and theatrical posters. His first ever comic strip ‘A Tale of the Jungle Imps by Felix Fiddle’ was published in 1903. After that day, there was no looking back.