Hope springs eternal. Original watercolor on A…

Hope springs eternal. Original watercolor on Arches paper, 10″ x 30.5″ by Chuck Jones, circa early 1990s.

“A fanatic is someone who redoubles his effort when he has forgotten his
aim.” American philosopher George Santayana may or may not have been
familiar with the machinations of Wile E. Coyote, but his quote about
fanatics encapsulates all that’s wrong with the Coyote’s approach (and
for our pleasure, all that’s right.) The quote wouldn’t have been out of
place on those wonderful Burma Shave signs that were a mainstay in the
middle of the last century on the highways and byways of the American
West.

New from the Chuck Jones archive is this beautiful and funny visual
interpretation of the quote.