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    Winsor McCay - Gertie the Dinosaur Animation Drawing Original Art (1914). Who was the first "superstar" of animated cartoons? If you answered "Gertie", give yourself a pat on the back. While Winsor McCay's 1914 short was not the very first animated cartoon, its prehistoric star certainly was the first celebrated personality of this new medium, and the cartoon is considered the first "keyframe" animation. McCay, and his assistant John Fitzsimmons, drew every single drawing for this short feature, without the use of multi-plane cameras, which meant every single background detail had to be recreated for each drawing. This is drawing number 250, showing Gertie rolling around by the shore. Ink on rice paper measuring approximately 8.75" x 6.5", mounted on a slightly larger piece of white board. In Excellent condition. "Gertie the Dinosaur" is currently listed at #6 in a list of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of All Time, and this historic drawing is a wonderful example from that groundbreaking effort.

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    November, 2007
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
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