From the publisher:
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.