Galloping bed

The Walking bed, 26 July 1908

For a discussion touching on the possible influence of Muybridge’s work on early comic strips, go to the engaging blog Comics Comics.

Jeet Heer reproduces the whole page from which the above frame of the newspaper strip Little Nemo in Slumberland, The Walking Bed by Winsor McCay, is taken. Perhaps more trotting or galloping than walking, but the comparison with Muybridge’s work is interesting – as are the blog’s ‘comments’.

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