* 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: Pepe 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".
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 280 pages
- Publisher: Idea & Design Works
- Publication Date: 27/12/2011
- Category: Individual artists, art monographs
- ISBN: 9781613770306