Talk:Little Nemo

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Will work some more on this later. Will also add Winsor McCay article. Also, I heard that Little Nemo is now outside copyright. Is true? and if so, how can I get pictures onto this page? McCay's artwork is amazing! - Asa

I replied to this before but for some unknown reason my comment never appeared. Anyway, I totally agree about Winsor McCay--I'm a huge fan. Looking forward to the article. I'm sure you could find out about whether it's public domain by a Google search. --LMS
Thanks for everyone's additions! LMS: yea Nemo is amazing. I love it, so maybe someone else needs to change some of the wording in the article to make it more neutral! Added bit about Nemo reaching slumberland. I could probably wirte more about the later development of the strip, including the reasons McCay changed papers ("In Slumberland" seems to have been striped of its colour pallette a few months before it's move), but i first need to finish the giant volume im reading ATM. It contains all the Nemo strips from the begining up till 1914 - it's amazing (a bargin at £20 too!)!! - Asa
Nowadays, for a work to be PD on the Internet, it may have to be PD in all WIPO member states that participate in the Distribution of a work,

that is, all countries in which a device routes the packets that transmit the work. I'm not a lawyer, but that's how I interpret the WIPO Copyright Treaty.

It's PD in the USA (under the Sonny Bono law whose cutoff date is 1923)

but still under copyright in the European Union, where copyright term extensions tend to restore copyright to public domain works. Given that the last surviving author died in 1934, the strips fall into PD at the end of 1934 + 70 = 2004. --Damian Yerrick

1992 feature film also released in US[edit]

The 1992 feature film was also released in the US in english (I have a copy) -Will Saxe

McCays's birthdate[edit]

There's a mistake in the author's birth of date. He wasn't born in 1887, as the article says, but in 1867, 1869 or 1871 (the real date isn't certain). He wasn't 18 when he created Little Nemo. Please change this date.

The limited-edition Little Nemo in Slumberland has recently been reproduced in full size and original color, and is available at Sunday Press Books. I hope I’m adding to this discussion correctly, as I’m new on Wikipedia. This is not meant as advertisement, merely something Nemo fans might enjoy.--Baughberick
The Sunday Press volume is orgasmic! I got it for Christmas and even though it's all stuff I've seen before, it's full of delight. I can actually read the text now without squinting! Added the Nostalgia Press volume that introduced me to Nemo. Also wasn't there a two-volume set from Fantagraphics that covered the entirety of the "Slumberland" and "Wonderful Dreams" run? I would provide details from my library, but my copies fell victim to Hurricane Katrina. And my net search skills are weak tonight. --Peggy
I included info on all the Fantagraphics volumes. I never got all of them. There were actually 4-6 volumes, not 2. ALSO, look for the Taschen/Evergreen collection. I stumpled upon a copy at my local Borders. It has all of the comics in original color (leaving out only the 1920s revival of the strip). I took a look at the price and was shocked it was only $20!! I immediately snapped it up! ---Emb021 8-9-2006


This article is not clear, completely confusing, bad structure, bad images. See the french article in comparison, and see commons images about Little Nemo. CB001 02:11, 4 June 2006 (UTC)


In the introduction to the Taschen-collection of Little Nemo, Bill Blackbeard writes about the popularity of the comic strip among American kids: "They wanted none of it". So why does film historian Charles Musser, on Kino's dvd-box 'The Movies Begin', mention that it was "immensely popular"? Why was there an operetta based on the comic, made by the famous Victor Herbert? Why was an animated film released in 1911? Why were thousands of children welcoming Nemo during his 1911 tour of America (in the comic)? Mwvandersteen 11:35, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

I think that the "Fantagraphics crowd" wants people to think that Little Nemo is only now being recognized as a good piece of comic literature. It's been "immensely popular" for a long time. It just wasn't recognized by the hipsters until recently. Mvblair 15:25, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Movie (Dream One/Nemo) reference[edit]

This movie doesn't appear to have any connection to the comic other than a vague passing reference. The cast as listed on IMDB include none of the characters most central to the comic (Dr Pill, Flip, or the Princess). -Alex 12:50, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Sources needed[edit]

I like this article. For the most part, the facts seem to check out and register with what little I know about the strip. However, I still think it needs some sources. As it is, it reads a little like a review from "Comics Journal" (which make a lot of "upitty" judgements, in my opinion). For example, the article says:

"The strip was not a great popular success in its time. Most readers preferred the slapstick antics of such strips as Katzenjammer Kids, Happy Hooligan and Buster Brown to the surreal fantasy of Nemo, and other comic strips like Krazy Kat. However, during the late 20th century and early 21st century, the strip received more recognition."

Yeah, I know that the Fantagraphics crowd is in love with Krazy Kat and Little Nemo right now, but this paragraph makes the other comics sound like drivel. Krazy Kat had plenty of slapstick fun, whether "upitty" judgementalists think so or not. Maybe I'm just being sensitive. Mvblair 15:23, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

ISBN numbers[edit]

My Fantagraphics volumes have different ISBN numbers on the dustcover than on the Library of Congress page. And sometimes, neither of those numbers work on online searches. I added ISBN numbers that seem to work. NWeber (talk) 17:41, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

External link to Comic Strip Library[edit]

Consider adding a link to the Comic Strip Library, a site that contains many scans of Little Nemo strips (and eventually the whole run, minus the brief revival which isn't in the public domain in the US). It is my own site, so a conflict of interest keeps me from adding it myself. Thanks. --Zpc (talk) 05:37, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

It looks like this has been added, although a more direct link to the section for Little Nemo would be better since it hosts other comics.


Any pictures of Sprite as apparently he inspired Hobbes of Calvin and Hobbes fame.-- (talk) 19:37, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Sprite is (was) Watterson's house cat. --Numsgil (talk) 13:12, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

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Run dates are incorrect[edit]

Please correct these dates in the opening paragraph. Little Nemo in Slumberland ran Oct 15, 1905 to July 23, 1911. In the Land of Wonderful Dreams ran Sept 3, 1911 to July 26, 1914. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:58, 1 December 2008

Krazy Kat reference[edit]

This article implies that Little Nemo ran concurrently with Krazy Kat, which in fact began in 1916, two years after the strip ended. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Schrodingers rabbit (talkcontribs) 01:11, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Dual reference to Google's adaptation[edit]

There are two references to Google's "Doodle" adaptation of Little Nemo under "Adaptations" and "Cultural Influence." Isn't only one sufficient? Which one should remain? Remi (talk) 07:44, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

Top Importance?[edit]

There's a discussion on which comic-related articles should be listed as "Top Importance" on the importance scale, and I feel this article should not be included. If any user disagrees or wishes to contribute, please do so there. Argento Surfer (talk) 14:44, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

Oh! Oh Mama! Oh Papa! What a mess![edit]

This article's a horrible mess. I've been doing a lot of work on other McCay articles. I plan on getting to this one eventually—I do have more than enough sources—but "eventually" could be next year. Curly Turkey (gobble) 06:16, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Restoration work[edit]

"Restoration work took Maresca five to twenty hours per page"

Piece of cake, really. Many comics restorations works need whole days, and sometimes weeks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:58, 3 December 2014 (UTC)