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Chuck Jones: The Dream that Never Was

$67.16

  • We all harbor a secret wish that we could find a previously unseen project by one of the greatest figures in animation history. Well, wish no more — celebrating the 2012 centennial of Chuck Jones’s birth, IDW’s Library of American Comics unveils Chuck Jones: The Dream That Never Was!
  • The Academy Award-winning director of “Duck Amuck,” “What’s Opera, Doc,” “How The Grinch Stole Christmas,” and other timeless classics, created dozens of cartoon characters throughout his decades-long career: Pepé Le Pew, Marvin the Martian, Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote…and Crawford, an accident prone, nine-year-old boy whose daily routine includes surviving his own boyhood. Chuck Jones: The Dream That Never Was follows the twenty-seven year journey it took Jones to bring Crawford to the public, from conception to storyboard to newspaper strip. This incredible volume is loaded with never-before-seen sketches, drawings, storyboards, and production notes, and the six-month run of the Crawford newspaper comic strip from 1978. Accompanying the artwork is a biography of Chuck Jones’s career in the sixties and seventies and how it influenced the creation of Chuck’s only foray into the world of comic strips
  • Animation Magazine calls Chuck Jones: The Dream that Never Was one of the “10 Essential Books for Animation Students”.