Spring 2021

The Rarebit Animation Festival takes its name from Dream of the Rarebit Fiend,the innovative and often surreal comic strip by one-time Sheepshead Bay resident Winsor McCay (c.1867-1934). Perhaps best known for his popular strip Little Nemo in Slumberland, McCay was a pioneer in the art of animation--his  cartoon Gertie the Dinosaur (1914) was one of the very first animated films ever created. The Kingsborough Art Museum is proud to remember the legacy of this important American cartoonist and animator through the Rarebit Animation Festival.

The Rarebit Animation Festival is open to all CUNY students and faculty.  For additional information on the festival, please contact the festival organizer and curator, Tom Eaton, at  



The 2017 Rarebit Animation Festival (above) was a great success, bringing together Animation students and faculty from across CUNY. 

  Kingsborough Art Museum                       Kingsborough Community College, CUNY

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Above: Winsor McCay in 1906.

Right: Dream of the Rarebit Fiend, April 14, 1906

2017 Rarebit Animation Festival
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