15 October 2012

Little Nemo in Google-Land

Every comics historian is very happy today thanks to Google.

The famous Goggle logo is often changed to recognise special events and anniversaries, such as Christmas and the Olympics. This time the recognition goes to a comic strip that first saw the light of day in 1905.

It is a testament to Little Nemo in Slumberland's importance in the history of comics that it is remembered by Google almost a century after it finished its original print run and that it was immediately recognised by so many comics fans.

The Google adaptation is gorgeous and it is animated so you can see Little Nemo fall through the picture until he falls back in to his bed, which is how the stories always ended. The full picture lacks the motion but has the fantastic artistic style that makes Little Nemo such a joy.

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