Winsor McCay

                                                                     Winsor McCay

     Winsor McCay is known for being the first cartoon animator. For a long while McCay was known for his comics. However, after a while he came up with the idea to make cartoons ( 
One of his most famous cartoons was Gertie The Dinosaur. This was because, rather than just showing the film as he had with his previous attempts, “McCay actually interacted with Gertie, giving her life and charm.” (Vegalleries)                                                                                                                                                                                                One thing that McCay did in his animation that is pretty unique is that he used full animation. The perfect example for this is The Sinking of Lusitania. It is apparent that he used full animation because the background of it is always moving, which means he redrew every single paper. Also, McCay would use lots of obvious expressions and gestures in his animations to show that his characters had emotions and feelings to the viewer. I implemented both of these techniques in my flipbook. One of the more pronounced ways I used expressions was by showing it in the faces of my characters. By making their faces smile, then suddenly droopy, it convinces my viewers that my characters’ feelings have changed from happy to sad.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Trying to adapt McCay’s style into my work was tough. I did, however, have a bit of success doing so. McCay was an extremely talented man who, through many years of cartooning and drawing comics, became a pro at showing expressions through the face, body, and the surroundings.

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