For my essay I will be looking at Winsor McCay and the questions I will ask are:
How did he get involve with animation?
What are the animations he is known for and how are they different from each other?
And what impact did McCay's animation had on the public?
The animations I will look at are 'Little Nemo', 'How a Mosquito Works', 'Gertie the Dinosaur' and The Sinking of the Lusitania'. I chose these animation because they are different from each other, Little Nemo was an experiment to explore hand drawn animation. How a Mosquito Works involved human characteristics to a creature. Gertie the Dinosaur explore the characteristics to creature a bit more as well to have very detailed background. And The Sinking of the Lusitania was meant to be an animated version of a real event. All of these animations are different and they are also the first of almost every idea, like comics into animations, characteristics to creature, fine detailed background and an animation the represented a real sad event.