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Copyright 2012 Brent Black, Dan Roth, & Andrew Dobson

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I love Winsor McCay and Little Nemo. I also loved the NES game by Capcom “Little Nemo in Slumberland.” So when Brent asked me to do a comic based off the video game, I wanted to try and emulate the style of the 1905 strip.

If you’ve never seen a Little Nemo comic, they’re absolutely gorgeous. They’re full page because back then comics were a vital way to draw attention to different newspapers (unlike today where they squash them down as much as possible to fit more advertisements in). They also always center around the same gag: Nemo would have whimsical adventures in Slumberland but wake up in the final panel in his bed. The format never varied.

So with this strip I followed some of the basic rules I consider to be very Nemo-ish.
1) Always draw full figures in every panel.
2) Draw them as if you were making a diagram of their actions.
3) Always include a detailed background.
4) Use box shaped word balloons.
5) Cram or stretch dialogue to fit word balloons however you please.
6) Number every panel so people can “follow” it.
7) End with waking up in bed.

It’s not perfect, but I love the joke, and I love how this strip in particular came out.
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Lyra-Elante Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Eww. On another note, I used to read Little Nemo in Slumberland. You should also read "Dream of the Rarebit Fiend" which was also done by Winsor McCay and follows a similar format, but tends to be a bit more disturbing.
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Doyihh Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
hahaha And now everyone knows how kigurumis are made. ;P Great!
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kilo139 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
weird, but good
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MattL1222 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
I unfaved this JUST so I could fave it again this is so epic
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0Carkki0 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
... Nostalgia overload... X33 <3 
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8Darkness-Seeker8 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
I had a nightmare about this.... FAVE
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CeceSoulEater Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist
wtf!!!!!!too funny:zomgwtf:  but i love it

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RoyalToHisLoyal Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Who needs sleep anyway? :iconmingplz:
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squiffel Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
dig the creature design of the frog. you really nailed the types of shapes he used for characters
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