Book Title: Dinomania : The Lost Art of Winsor McCay, The Secret Origins of King Kong, and The Urge To Destroy New York
Author: David Roach
Format: Hardback | 298 pages
Publication Date: 26 Nov 2015
This comic strip by cartooning pioneer Winsor McCay, titled simply Dino, opens a surprising new window into McCay's life and work and showcases his exquisitely beautiful and delicate delineations (exactingly reproduced from the original art). Merkl explores the influences McCay brought to the strip--including McCay's own Gertie the Dinosaur animated shorts, the animation in 1933's King Kong, and the growth of New York City from the Holland Tunnel to the Empire State Building--and traces our love of dinosaurs and monster movies down through the decades.