Winsor McCay was an American cartoonist and animator whose 'Little Nemo' was published for the first day today some 100 years back. Google has painted a Doodle to let people taste the bygone days of animation.
GOOGLE IS celebrating the 107th anniversary of Winsor McCay's comic strip's first publication. The comic strip initially called 'little Nemo in slumberland' first appeared in the New York Herald on October 15 1905. After that it started appearing in New York American under the name of Land of Wonderful Dreams.
Google has honoured the man who was an acclaimed cartoonist and a animator and could paint vivid pictures for his readers. Working under the pen name of Silas, Little Nemo was his most loved work. Google tried to bring the same kind of joy the readers used to feel by impersonating a little boy dreaming in the virtual world. If one is amazed by Google's use of various colours it is because, Winsor actually used them in his works.
What appears to be a small strip of Google log slowly extends into a cartoon strip as little Nemo tumbles, jumps and falls in his dream into a world of colours trying to rescue a princess. With each arrow, a new world unfolds and they fall into colours and the imagination of the creator. In all the world and layers of the dream of little Nemo, the word Google is inscribed. The man who was behind Little Nemo is also known as the initiator of animated movies. He made many hand drawn frames and created short animated films out of it. Only a person whose first instinct to draw after holding a pen can have the patience and the talent to draw every frame of an animated film.