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    Winsor McCay (as Silas) Dream of the Rarebit Fiend Large-Scale Daily Comic Strip Original Art (New York Herald Co., 1906). In its early days, this series had an oversized vertical daily format, like a Sunday feature. McCay's better-known strip, Little Nemo in Slumberland, centered upon fantastic dreams. With Rarebit, McCay took the formula to a Next Level of nightmarish Absurdism -- surreal and outlandish, involving oneiric anxieties provoked by indigestion (Welsh Rarebit is an uncommonly rich cheese delicacy). McCay used the name of Silas here for contractual reasons. This prime example comprises ink over graphite on Bristol board, with an image area of 13.5" x 19". The logotype is a printed paste-up. Moderate toning and adhesive seams, commensurate with age. Very Good condition.

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

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