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    Winsor McCay (as Silas) Dream of the Rarebit Fiend Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 4-8-09 (New York Herald, 1909). In the early days of this series, the dailies were oversized, the same size as a Sunday comic strip. McCay's other, better-known strip, Little Nemo in Dreamland, revolved around a set formula... Nemo would have a fanciful dream and awake in the last panel (often by falling out of bed). With this strip, McCay took the formula to a whole new level. By eliminating any recurring characters, and just having a recurring setup, he opened the door to be as surreal and outlandish as he wanted. Each strip starts with a seemingly normal situation that progressively gets stranger, ending with this random person awaking from a dream caused by eating Welsh Rarebit beforehand. This prime example was created in ink over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 13.5" x 16.5". The board is toned, with some corner creases and wear. The logo is a printed paste-up. The bottom right corner has broken off and been reattached with tape on the reverse. In Very Good condition.

    More information about Winsor McCay, also known as McCay, Winsor, Winsor MacCay, MacCay, Winsor.

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    February, 2019
    21st-23rd Thursday-Saturday
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