Google Creates Homage To Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo

I can’t praise enough Google’s use of their homepage to give credit to animation and comic pioneers. Their front-page Google Doodle for Monday, October 15, is a tribute to Winsor McCay and his comic strip Little Nemo.

The interative, animated HTML5 comic is entitled Little Nemo in Google-land and was created by Jennifer Hom and Corrie Scalisi. It’s being released on the 107th anniversary of McCay’s comic. If you can’t wait until tomorrow to see it, it’s already live on Google sites in other parts of the world.

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  • http://deaniac.deviantart.com Deaniac

    I swear, animating Google Doodles has to be one of the coolest jobs ever.

  • http://artnote.blog.com Stephen

    McCay was one of a kind. An excellent tribute.

  • http://www.sterlingsheehy.com Sterling Sheehy

    This Google doodle is absolutely lovely. Hats off to Google on this one. Well done.

  • Toonio

    McCay, one of those odd occurrences where the master is never surpassed by the pupils.

  • Gray64

    McCay remains in a class by himself. An under-appreciated genius. If you’re an artist, and you want to feel inferior, just go take a look at some of his strips. His sense of design and grasp of perspective and color is staggering.

  • http://dreamstolegacies.com Annette

    Google, I just love your ingenuity!!! Truly!! Keep up the great work!! Always entertaining!!

  • http://www.nickbruel.com Nick Bruel

    Perhaps I’m biased, but this one to me seems like the best Google doodle done to date. Really clever and very respectful of the original artwork.

    Google, might I suggest “Little Sammy Sneeze” for next year?

  • http://www.jupeykrusho.blogspot.com jupey

    What a nice treat! I felt a tad giddy as when I used to wake up for Saturday morning cartoons in the 80′s. Great little adventure!

  • http://comicsradio.blogspot.com Tim DeForest

    That is a super-cool McCay homage. I work at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota and our main gallery has a McCay show going up on October 26. I’m practically drooling over it in anticipation.

  • http://richbailey.blogspot.com Richard

    I was so stoked to see this yesterday. This has to be their coolest doodle ever

  • James

    The quality of this was unbelievable. Hats off to Google for such a worthy tribute that will be seen all over the world!