Inspiration strikes.

Inspiration strikes.

Top: Original model drawings of Wile E. Coyote, circa 1945-47, graphite on paper applied to art board by Chuck Jones. Detail inset: the Coyote’s tail…

…was inspired by the waves as interpreted by Japanese ukiyo-e master, Hokusai and his “The Great Wave off Kunagawa,” circa early 19th century. See inset for detail.