Dave Van Domelen (dvandom) says: Finite-but-very-large Canvas
So It Begins (soitbegins) says: Wowwwwww.
Leon Arnott (l) says: There's something subtly and beautifully unsettling about taking the 1900's McCay comic and inserting the McCloud infinite canvas of the 2000's. It definitely feels like something is very wrong with the dream - as if it is melting, or disintegrating into a nightmarish emptiness. So, congratulations, Shaenon.
Those Helens are just far enough away that only one of them is visible on my 1200-px-tall screen. It's just barely future-proofed enough for this, its second and final go-around.
Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:
This scared me the first time I read it. It still scares me now. Well done, Shaenon.
Adam Underfoot (unnatural20) says: Well. Last-but-the-epilogue, isn't it?
Laura Rickelman (lazy) says:
I would definitely buy a print set of all of the Slumberland strips.
Rachel S. (masamage) says:
This strip is one of the greatest things in the whole run. It makes my heart ache with love for Narbonic.
Kay Gilbert (kaygilbert) says:
I second what Laura said. This is such gorgeous artwork, and I'd love to have a set.
Reuben Phillips (psychohippie) says: I know how Dave feels here. It's not pleasant.
Sam Ashley (evilmidnightlurker) says:
Why weren't the Nemo strips included in the books? :(
Shaenon Garrity (shaenongarrity) says:
This strip right here is a pretty good illustration of why I couldn't put the Nemo strips in the books.
David Harmon (mental_mouse) says: Not just scary, but eerie. And perhaps a fit mirror to the (later) strip where a commenter actually said "you've now shown us that you can do scary".
Joseph Abbott (faxpaladin) says:
It loses a lot of its impact if you see it all at once as a print. The slow reveal-by-scrolling is part of what makes it work.
I still wish a way could have been found to include the Nemos in the Perfect Collection. For one thing, the final sequence doesn't completely make sense without the Nemo lead-in...Log In or Register to post a comment! It's free!
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