I *did* find this strip through the author's sig on this forum, but we aren't friends yet in any particular way as far as I know, so you see I'm totally not breaking the letter of my own rule by posting this one... Um.
(Also if he doesn't like me posting this in-line I'll take it out and just leave the link: http://www.jonathondalton.com/?p=345
--but it really demands to be seen!)
For a Winsor McCay fan such as myself, this tribute/parody of McCay's "Little Nemo in Slumberland" is wicked awesome:
Did you know McCay often drew his whole comic, word balloons and all, before going back and lettering it? At least, that's how it seems to me; so many of his balloons end up cramming the last words up at the bottom, or get filled out with filler like Nemo's "um's." I think a lot of the time he just put in empty balloons as he drew, figuring such and such character should probably say something in the current panel, but he hadn't figured out exactly what they'd say yet. The dialogue was often very secondary for him; in lots of his strips the dialogue is really very abstract, or just characters commenting on what is happening in the drawing.