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    Virgil Ross - Yosemite Sam "Model Sheet" Drawing Original Art (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s).
    "Great horny toads!" Hot-tempered cowboy Yosemite Sam, long-time adversary to Bugs Bunny, was a creation of director Friz Freleng. Here's a fantastic 16 field model sheet-style illustration with six images of Sam, four in his regular cowboy outfit and "11-gallon" hat, and two of him in a suit. The art is by long-time WB animator Virgil Ross (1907 - 1996), who worked for years in Freleng's animation unit; he is well known for his action and dance sequences, as well as his funny facial expressions. Several of the cartoons he worked on were nominated for Academy Awards, and Mr. Ross himself was given the prestigious Winsor McCay Award in 1988. He spent time at several other studios, most notably Hanna-Barbera and Filmation. Mr. Ross began releasing hand-painted Limited Edition cels of his famous Looney Tunes scenes as part of the "Master's Collection" cels sold at Warner Bros. Studio Stores and animation galleries. This signed piece includes image sizes ganging from 4" to 7", and is in Fine condition.


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    September, 2019
    22nd Sunday
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