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ToonSeum Goes Looney Over Author Visit

Few cartoons have been able to capture the attention of multiple generations like the Looney Tunes. As Ruth Clampett, daughter of Looney Tunes animation director Bob Clampett, points out in her foreword to THE LOONEY TUNES TREASURY (Running Press; Publication month: October 2010; $45.00), "Looney Tunes are the animated family we grew up with."

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Few cartoons have been able to capture the attention of multiple generations like the Looney Tunes. As Ruth Clampett, daughter of Looney Tunes animation director Bob Clampett, points out in her foreword to THE LOONEY TUNES TREASURY (Running Press; Publication month: October 2010; $45.00), "Looney Tunes are the animated family we grew up with." The timeless generational appeal of the Looney Tunes is celebrated in THE LOONEY TUNES TREASURY by an irrefutable source, the characters themselves with the help of the Cartoon Art Museum of San Francisco curator Andrew Farago. Whether it’s Bugs Bunny or Yosemite Sam, each character gives their own off-beat look at the animation industry, the creative forces who gave the characters their unequivocal look, attitude and voices, and a first-hand account of what the characters do when they’re not starring in the latest cartoon.

Looney Tunes Treasury Author Andrew Farago will make an appearance at the ToonSeum, December 26th from 12noon-2pm. Andrew will be signing copies of his new book on the classic Looney Tunes characters.

"We are delighted to have Andrew visiting us from the San Francisco Cartoon Art Museum." Said ToonSeum Executive Director Joe Wos. "Andrew's work as a curator and author has been an inspiration to the ToonSeum in our formative years. The book is equally inspiring to any fan of classic cartoons!"

THE LOONEY TUNES TREASURY is sure to bring out the kid in everyone, and with Warner Bros. 2010 re-launch of the Looney Tunes brand, it is clear that it is definitely"wabbit season" once again!

ABOUT THE AUTHORSAndrew Farago is the curator at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. He has written for Marvel Comics, The Comics Journal, and Animation World Network.  He lives in Berkeley, Calif. with his wife, cartoonist Shaenon K. Garrity

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