The first book on Tex Avery. Includes long interviews with Tex Avery and Michael Maltese. The Big Apple Film Series, Leonard Maltin General Editor.
As the creator of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and the director of many of the Looney Tunes cartoons, Tex Avery has had an enormous influence of American animation and comedy. Joe Adamsom guides the reader around Avery's flipped-out universe - surreal, violent and erotic. Through interviews with Avery's gagmen and script writers, together with sensitive analyses of such classics as Kingsize Canary and Red Hot Riding Hood, and with dozens of original sketches and a filmography, the book provides a comprehensive study of an important pioneer of animation.
This came from the collection of Steve Sherman, a writer,artist, puppet-maker, puppet-performer, and avid collector. Steve worked as Jack Kirby's assistant, at Filmation, and Sid and Marty Krofft, before forming his own company Puppet Studio in 1984 contributing to "Pee-Wee's Playhouse", "Men in Black 1 & 2", "Mighty Joe Young", "Muppets" and numerous other TV series and feature films.