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DescriptionMr. Bug Goes to Town Layout/Concept Drawings Original Art Group of 6 (Max Fleischer, 1941). Here's a group of original concept drawings for what should have been regarded as an animated classic at the time, but is now starting to get its due recognition. When the film was finally released in 1942 (after a postponement in 1941 due to Pearl Harbor), the box office receipts were low, leading to Max Fleischer losing control of his studio. These drawings include a scene with bad guys C. Bagwell Beetle, Smack the Mosquito, and Swat the Fly, making plans; a grumpy Bagwell sitting up at the edge of his "bed" (an abandoned lady's compact); Smack on the sidewalk, with humans passing by (has glue stains along top edge); Hoppity and Honey Bee walking on a old mirror; a very rough sketch of Bagwell, with notes; and a layout of the cabaret the bugs all go to, showing the spotlight lamp base where Smack and Swat hide in, waiting to hit Hoppity over the head with a heavy nail. Art is in graphite, with brown and red penciling on some. Paper sizes are 12 field (three drawings, one turned sideways) and 16 field (three drawings). Good to Very Good condition with handling and edge wear, fold creases, and paper toning.
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