Winsor McCay is heralded as one of the great comic artist of all time.
He also is one of the pioneers in animation. Anybody who has ever watched a cartoon owes it to him.
I never heard of him before today. His hometown in Canada is having a Winsor McCay day in his honor and some of the comics I read online all revere the guy.
And then I found the below video and my jaw dropped.
In summary that is full hand drawn animation using FULL COLOR in 1911.
My mind is blown.