From Mickey to Wall-E. It consumes its milk, the house cat, the house's furnishings, rat poison, and passing vehicles, including airplanes and a blimp, while growing larger and larger. The strips highlight readers' darker selves—hypocrisies, deceitfulness, phobias, and discomfort. Archived from the original on July 25, They offer often biting social commentary and show marital, money, and religious matters in a negative light.
The film was released in ,  and was credited to McCay's son Robert , though Canemaker states it is unlikely the elder McCay was not involved. Put together in December ,  and released in ,  McCay's second film  also known as The Story of a Mosquito  is one of the earliest examples of line-drawn animation.
The Herald asked McCay to make a series of the strip, but with a Welsh rarebit theme instead of tobacco, and McCay complied. The size of the book made automatic binding impossible, so it had to be bound by hand. Brawn, who is tormented by imps in his bed, which flies through the air and leaves him hanging from a steeple—a scene similar to that of an early strips  that ran on January 28,
McCay revived the strip in — as Rarebit Reveries , of which few examples have survived. Bill Griffith, Zippy the Pinhead: It appeared again in various papers between and under other titles,  such as Midsummer Day Dreams and It Was Only a Dream.