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I was looking into visiting an old cemetery near my 'hood, and came across the Cemetery of the Evergreens. Lots of interesting stories told on its site, perhaps none more so than that of Winsor McCay, "the father of modern animation." The man was definitely committed to his artistic cause:

"In the moment that he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage in 1934, as his arm became numb McCay exclaimed that his life was now ruined because he would never be able to draw again."

Also, interesting that one of his pet peeves was opposing the League of Nations. I need to learn more about that doomed experiment.
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