“Little Nemo in Slumberland’ coffee table book

With the release of the coffee table, “Little Nemo in Slumberland: So Many Splendid Sundays!”, the San Francisco Chronicle’s art critic has written up a review of the 100 year old strip. The coffee book contains 120 of the best Sunday strips.

Readers today will find the text and dialogue of “Nemo” quaint, but the strip’s pictorial drama and inventiveness still astonish. Not until George Herriman perfected “Krazy Kat,” nearly a generation later, did deadline art again reach McCay’s level.

While I hold a bias against strips that live beyond their creator, this is one book, I’d like to buy. The artwork is amazing, and I can now see why Watterson felt that today’s comic readers are getting ripped off.