Google has up the ante with the newest animated Google doodle by recreating the magic by Winsor Zenic McCay, the American Cartoonist and Animator on his 107th Birthday.
The doodle unravels the comic strip where Nemo is seen wandering through the magical world of ‘Googleland’ each layer showing an alphabet of the Google Logo.
Winsor McCay said to have been born in Michigan on September 26, 1869. However, there’s been a debate around the exact date and place of his birth.
McCay went to Cleary’s Business College in Ypsilanti, Michigan to get business training. While in Ypsilanti, he met John Goodison of Michigan State Normal College, who gave McCay his only formal art training.
He later moved to Cincinnati, where his first major comic strip series was A Tale of the Jungle Imps by Felix Fiddle, which appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer over more than 40 instalments.
Little Nemo was based on the adventures of a boy of around six-years-old, ran in the New York Herald from 1905 – 1911.
This comic strip ran only on Sundays, features Nemo’s adventures as he tries to reach the Princess of Slumberland, daughter of King Morpheus, who desires Nemo for a playmate, which can be seen in today’s Doodle.
McCay died on 26 July 1934 of a cerebral embolism.
The DNetWorks Team