More “Tales of the Rarebit Fiend” (1907 strips), “Little Sammy Sneeze,”
“A Pilgrim’s Progress,” (1907 strips) and dozens of McCay’s editorial illustrations from his New York period. Another handsome, compact and affordable collection of the work of Winsor McCay, the cartoon genius and animation pioneer.
Checker\'s goal is to gather in one series all of McCay\'s work other than Little Nemo, which has seen widespread reprint publication, most recently by Fantagraphics Books. Besides the first-time-ever complete reprintings of better know fixtures in the McCay canon like Hungry Henrietta, Little Sammy Sneeze and A Pilgrim\'s Progress, Checker is gathering short-lived rarities from his earliest days as a newspaper illustator at the Cincinnati Enquirer, and briefer Herald/Telegram/American experiments like Phoolish Phillip, Sister\'s Little Sister\'s Beau, Poor Jake, Mr. Goodenough and several others.