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Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist (SIGNED)

Jones, Chuck

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ISBN 10: 0374123489 / ISBN 13: 9780374123482
Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1990
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED and inscribed by to half title page by Chuck Jones. 302 pages. Illustrated throughout. Tight binding, clean and crisp pages. A hint of very light shelf wear to dustjacket, with a short closed tear to top at rear, otherwise an excellent copy protected in a new Mylar cover. No remainder mark. Not price clipped. Not ex-library. Collectible. ; 4to - over 9 3/4" - 12" tall.; 302 pages; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 06618

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Title: Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an ...

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

About this title


Academy Award winning animator Chuck Jones looks back on his life and career, and explains how he and his fellow animators created cartoon characters


Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist is a sort of autobiography of Chuck Jones, the brilliant Warner Brothers animator who created such enduring characters as Wile E. Coyote and Marvin the Martian. Like his best cartoons, Jones skips around to the fun parts, giving a bit of childhood here, a few words of drawing advice there, and a good yarn wherever one fits. Jones also manages to work in a detailed yet somehow never boring description of the long and silly process of making a cartoon. Jones is refreshingly generous about spreading credit around to others. He fondly remembers art teachers, tips his hat to fellow directors and mentors Friz Freleng and Tex Avery, and gives the reader a new appreciation of the layout men who create the backgrounds for animated features. Most engaging are Jones's accounts of office life at Warner Brothers, which sounds like just as much fun as you hope it would be. Jones recounts stories of drawing tables wired to wake up sleeping animators when the boss approached and Cal Howard, a gag writer who ran an illegal commissary out of his metal-lined desk. The book is filled with sketches and color plates of much-loved moments from Warner Brothers cartoons and even includes a quick Road Runner and Coyote scene that comes to life when the pages are flipped. Highly recommended for kids who like to draw and adults who have not lost their appreciation for Looney Toons. --Ali Davis

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