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Books: I Say, I Say… Son! A Tribute to Legendary Animators Bob, Chuck, and Tom McKimson
Another book that I think would be of interest to those of you who enjoy animation and historical aspects of the craft.
“I Say, I Say … Son!”: A Tribute to Legendary Animators Bob, Chuck, and Tom McKimson is a book about Bob McKimson who was the original creator of Foghorn Leghorn, the Tasmanian Devil, Sylvester Jr., and the original Speedy Gonzales.
From the press release:
This beautifully illustrated book offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the work of the McKimson brothers, three of the most accomplished and influential animators in history.
Tracing the brothers’ careers from the 1920s onward, author Robert McKimson, Jr. details how his father Bob McKimson created such beloved characters as Foghorn Leghorn, the Tasmanian Devil, Sylvester Jr., and the original Speedy Gonzales, and explores Chuck and Tom McKimson’s voluminous body of work at Warner Bros. Cartoons, Dell Comics, and Golden Books.
Featuring original art from the Golden Age of Animation, “I Say, I Say … Son!” includes a wealth of material from the top animation archives–original drawings, reproductions of animation cels, comic book illustrations, lobby cards, and screen captures – along with never-before-seen photographs and other memorabilia from author Robert McKimson Jr.’s personal collection. John Kricfalusi contributed the foreword, and Darrell Van Citters penned the introduction.