Today Google paid tribute to American cartoonist and animator Winsor Zenic McCay with an interactive doodle of one of his works, “Little Nemo in Slumberland.”
recreates the adventures of the main fictional character from the illustrator’s comic strips “Little Nemo in Google-land” , which first appeared on 15 October 1905 in the New York Herald.
The interactive comic strip provides a small tab at the lower right area for visitors to click to see the continuation of the story.
The interactive and animated Google doodle celebrating the nightly dreams of the little boy called Nemo begins with Nemo dreaming about falling from his bed into a hole and being rescued by Princess Camille. After a series of little adventures, through Google-land (the interactive doodle strip is titled Little Nemo in Google Land) Nemo, as in the actual comic strip, falls out of his bed.
In the different panels of the Winsor McCay Little Nemo Google doodle the letters of the Google logo – G-O-O-G-L-E – appear in a chronological order.
Winsor McCay was not only a newspaper cartoonist, but also a pioneer of animated films. He started off as a poster and hoardings artist and later moved to newspaper cartooning.
The logo only works in modern browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer 9 and 10 but not in Internet Explorer versions 7 and 8.
The complete Little Nemo in Google-Land doodle comic strip
Google doodles Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo in Slumberland