Chuck Jones: The Dream that Never Was. By Chuck Jones, Edited by Kur­tis Find­lay and Dean Mul­laney (IDW Pub­lish­ing, $49.99).

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In the world of an­i­ma­tion, four­time Academy Award win­ner (and eight time nom­i­nee) Chuck Jones needs no in­tro­duc­tion. We are all fa­mil­iar with Pepe Le Pew, Marvin the Mar­tian, Road Run­ner, Wile E. Coy­ote and the other de­light­ful char­ac­ters he cre­ated. This vol­ume tells the lit­tle­known story of one char­ac­ter close to the artist’s heart, and yet likely un­fa­mil­iar to most. Craw­ford, an ac­ci­dent-prone seven-year old, didn’t make it to the Satur­day morn­ing tele­vi­sion or Warner Bros. shorts universe. In­stead, he ran as a short-lived news­pa­per strip in the late 1970s. This book doc­u­ments the nearly three decades it took Jones to bring this char­ac­ter to the pub­lic. The gor­geous vol­ume is filled with never-be­fore-seen il­lus­tra­tions that doc­u­ment the fas­ci­nat­ing story.

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