Friday, October 21, 2005

A book you can climb into...

Literally! This magnificent book reprints the beautifully restored sunday pages of Winsor McCay's, Little Nemo in Slumberland. It's size is a small island, 26 inches long by 16 inches wide, where you can curl up and marvel at the superb draughtsmanship and surreal adventures that make up the world of Little Nemo. Openning it up you are enveloped by the rich restored colours.
Here is an interview with Peter Maresca who published and edited the book. Also, the NewYork Times wrote a good column on it.
I saw this book at the Beguiling and was too intimidated by it. The price rings in at $160 cdn or $120 american. I also heard that the print run would exceed 5000 copies. So with fork truck in hand go out and buy a copy to prop up beside or as a base for the X-mas tree! Item wish numero duo for those concerned to know!!

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