John Canemaker: The Art and Life of Winsor McCay


November 3, 2009
7:00 pm


Wexner Center for the Arts Film/Video Theater
1871 N. High Street
Columbus Ohio 43210

Wexner Center for the Arts
November 3, 2009

Acclaimed filmmaker and animation historian John Canemaker returns for a special presentation on pioneering cartoonist and animator Winsor McCay.

McCay is best known for his groundbreaking comic stripLittle Nemo in Slumberland and animation milestonesLittle Nemo (1911) and Gertie the Dinosaur (1914). Canemaker’s lecture will be punctuated by film clips and cartoon images and will provide insight into one of the most important popular artists of the 20th century. The lecture is in conjunction with the exhibition Winsor McCay: Legendary Cartoonist at the Cartoon Join us as John Canemaker, McCay’s biographer, presents “The Art and Life of Winsor McCay,” a talk on this legendary cartoonist.

Admission is $7 for the general public and $5 for students and Wexner members.

This event is co-sponsored by the Wexner Center for the Arts and the Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.