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    Virgil Ross - Daffy Duck and Nasty Canasta Drawing (Warner Brothers, c. 1990's). "Stick 'em up, hombre! You're under arrest!" says western-type hero Sheriff Daffy Duck as he goes toe-to-toe with rustler, bandit, and square dance caller Nasty Canasta. This drawing is inspired by a scene in the 1959 Looney Tunes short Drip-Along Daffy directed by Chuck Jones. It was created by longtime Warner Brothers animator Virgil Ross (1907 - 1996) who was renowned for his action scenes and funny facial expressions. Several of the cartoons he worked on were nominated for Academy Awards, and Mr. Ross was given the prestigious Winsor McCay Award in 1988. After leaving Warner Brothers, he spent time at several other studios, most notably Hanna-Barbera and Filmation. Drawings like this were offered at live appearances by Virgil Ross to promote his "Masters Series" line of hand-painted limited edition cels. The 6" x 9.5" image is rendered in graphite on 12 field animation paper 3-peghole paper and signed by the artist in the lower right. The piece shows minor handling; otherwise condition is Very Good.

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