Friday, October 19, 2007

Little Nemo and the Tall Man

I like Winsor McCay's Little Nemo in Slumberland comic strips a lot. Ever since I found out that the whole thing went public domain in 2005, I wanted to work on my own rendition of little Nemo.


Those who know the original comic will recognize the last panel as a direct homage to McCay's work. Of course the rest is heavily inspired by the wonderful Shadow of the Colossus.

Hopefully this is only the first of many. If time allows, I would like to do more of these!

15 comments:

  1. thats great stuff would you ever think of doing a strip like that of your own ?-Ad

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  2. Hah-hah! That is so fantastic! I haven't seen a homage to his works in a long time. :D

    Oh my, you are so much better than him at filling your speech bubbles though. I suppose you didn't draw them first like he did. X3

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  3. A Shadow of the Colossus/Little Nemo crossover?

    Damn, you're giving Bleedman a run for his money! :D

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  4. >> AKA
    Oh my, you are so much better than him at filling your speech bubbles though. I suppose you didn't draw them first like he did. X3

    Yeah, I did the lettering first and then drew the word balloons around the text.

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  5. No way! I've had the Little Nemo movie since I was a kid and I never knew it was based off a comic strip!

    It's really neat to see something I have fond memories of redone like this. Please say you're gonna do more :D

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  6. >> Sajomir
    Please say you're gonna do more :D

    I definitely plan to, but I'll be doing future comics at my own pace.

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  7. Very nice work as usual.

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  8. I definitely plan to, but I'll be doing future comics at my own pace.

    Of course. :D I can't even imagine doing one comic a week, let alone putting a second one on a schedule. I couldn't finish more than two pages.

    Will there be a notice on Fantasy Realms when you get another Nemo done?

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  9. >> Sajomir
    Will there be a notice on Fantasy Realms when you get another Nemo done?

    Possibly, but I'm not making any guarantees. Your best bet is checking in on my blog occasionally.

    I actually post a lot of exclusive doodles and sneak peeks on here.

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  10. Stop being so obsessive, little boy! :P

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  11. Vergessen HeldOctober 24, 2007

    A friend and I were actually thinking of doing this a few months ago. Seems you've been doing it for a year or so, though, so I can't say it was the most original idea.

    Good luck to you on living up to McCay's legacy!

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  12. >> Vergessen Held
    Good luck to you on living up to McCay's legacy!

    I have no such ambitions! I just want to have some fun while creating a little tribute to one of my favorite comic strips. :)

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  13. This came out nice! I like the limited color pallet.

    - Megan

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  14. This rendition of Little Nemo is wonderful.
    The colors and style are beautyful.
    Please do more...and show them to us!!!

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  15. This is absolutely a wonderful idea. Your illustration here is incredible and I LOVE Little Nemo! I had no idea it was in the public domain. Who are you and how can I see more of your work?

    youtube - rudeboym19

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