Thomas & Johnston describe the history & development of Disney-style humor and then break down & analyze hundreds of animated sequences to lay out the various kinds of sight gags: the spot gag, the running gag, the gag that builds, the action gag, the tableau gag, the inanimate character gag, the funny drawing, and specialized gags. Profusely illustrated with animation drawing sequences and key extremes.
From the library of James (Jimmy) Hickey, a longtime TV and feature animation background artist. From 1978 to 2009, his credits included Key Background Painter, Background Painter, Background Supervisor, Background Stylist, Key Layout Artist, Background Layout Designer, etc., working primarily for Hanna-Barbera, but also Warner Bros. Cartoon Network, and Disney. He retired in 2009 to paint and teach.