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Chuck Reducks: Drawing from the Fun Side of Life

Jones, Chuck

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ISBN 10: 044651893X / ISBN 13: 9780446518932
Published by Warner Books, New York, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. 4to. First printing of first edition. Book and unclipped dust jacket are in fine, As New condition, crisp and clean and unread. A followup volume to Jones's "Chuck Amuck." Black-and-white and color plates throughout. Foreword by Robin Williams. 286 pp. In protective Mylar. Heavy--will require additional postage if shipped abroad. Bookseller Inventory # 83008

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Title: Chuck Reducks: Drawing from the Fun Side of ...

Publisher: Warner Books, New York

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First edition

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The director of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Road Runner cartoons discusses his childhood influences, gives advice on how to draw, and reveals how his characters were created

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Now 84, Jones (Chuck Amuck) has been an animator and a director of animated features for more than 60 years and has created such cartoon figures as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Wile E. Coyote and Pepe le Pew. He also worked with Dr. Seuss on TV versions of How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Horton Hears a Who, in the course of a career during which he made more than 250 films and won three Oscars. Jones's advice here on how to draw and, more specifically, how to draw animals engaging in various activities will prove valuable to aspiring artists; and his portraits of people he has known?from his captivating Uncle Lynn with his surrealistic view of the world to the monsters who ran the Warner Brothers animation department in the 1930s and '40s?are memorable. The book also includes sidebars with quotes, some by Jones himself and others by writers from Thurber to Emerson. There's some filler here, notably pointless lists of unused titles for innumerable shorts and analyses of numerous minor cartoon characters, but Jones, an American original, is good company?if not quite as engaging as his wascally wabbit. Illustrations not seen by PW.
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