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    Wile E. Coyote Animation Drawing by Chuck Jones (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s). This is an awesome Chuck Jones (1912 - 2002) original sketch of Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner. In a TIME magazine article on May 12, 1997 they wrote "Later, to make room for its record division's accounting files, the company trashed its archives of cels used in its great cartoons; these cindered cels would now be worth tens of millions." This throwing away of all those Looney Tunes Animation Art cels was why Chuck Jones began doing original drawings of his classic cartoons, so he could make hand-painted Limited Edition cels from cartoons that simply no cels were available of. This lot showcases that process with an original Chuck Jones concept drawing of Wile E. Coyote. It was a gag drawing that Jones did to propose one of his hand-painted Limited Edition Cels. The piece was created using graphite on paper and comes in a Plexiglas-front frame measuring 20" x 22" with a mat opening of 9" x 11". The artwork is hand-signed by Chuck Jones. A Letter of Authenticity from his daughter Linda Jones is on the reverse of the artwork. Frame is sold as-is. Artwork condition is Very Good.
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    June, 2019
    15th-16th Saturday-Sunday
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