As so often it is Winsor McCay who combines the drawing skills and visual imagination to challenge the norms of scale in sequential drawing. "Little Nemo in the Palace of Ice", The New York Herald 1907. The transition from small and being chased, to large and clambering is seamless and beautifully timed. The transdimensional journey is made all the more believable because of his immense powers of drawing. Never has a Babygrow assumed so many interesting shapes, and all credible.

There is a similar idea in The Hitchhikers's Guide to the Galaxy when a Battle Fleet of unimaginable size in its own dimension heads towards earth only to be swallowed by a dog.

 

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GULLIVER

PAUL BUNYAN

FROM A GERMAN EDITION OF OVID C1690

GARGANTUA the Amsterdam edition of the Oeuvres 1711

MINIATURISATION, THE GIANT AND THE MACHINE

Henry Blacker, the British Giant

The Giantess Rosita

This Production Giant 1944

The Irish Giant Patrick O'Brien, English Popular Print