Canemaker Salutes McCay at LACMA

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will host animation historian/animator John Canemaker as he signs copies of his Windsor McCay biography and presents a screening of films by the legendary animation pioneer. The event will take place on Saturday, January 14 at 7 p.m. The signing will be held in the Bookshelf and the screening will take place in the Bing Theater.

Canemaker’s Windsor McCay, featuring a foreword by Maurice Sendak, is the only existing biography of the highly influential cartoonists whose animated achievements, such as Gertie the Dinosaur, inspired Walt Disney. Originally published in 1987, the book is now back in print with a newly expanded and revised edition on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of McCay’s comic strip, Little Nemo in Slumberland. Newly found Nemo comics and sketches by McCay have been added since the first priniting of the book, which profiles both McCay’s life and art.

In addition to writing eight books on animation history and contributing regularly to the New York Times, Canemaker’s own award-winning, independent animated films are in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. his most recent short, The Moon and th Son: An Imagined Conversation has been receiving great reviews on the festival circuit.

More information on the LACMA book signing and screening, go to—–AACDEw.