Category: Daffy Duck

Character model drawing by Chuck Jones, graphite and colored pencil on 12 field animation paper from his 1956 short animated film, “Rocket Squad.”

“Western Group”, color model cel and color model layout drawing, from an original line drawing by Chuck Jones, 1980.

“Daffy Centerfold”, graphite, ink, and watercolor on 12 field animation paper, by Chuck Jones, 1982.

With Dreamworks’ Abominable due in theaters next week, here are two character / layout drawings by Chuck Jones for his 1961 Abominable Snow Rabbit, graphite on 12 field animation paper.

Thanks for the sour persimmons, cousin

Is there such a thing as too much Daffy Duck?

Daffy Duck sketches and character models by Chuck Jones, graphite and colored pencil on 12 field animation paper, dates unknown.

“I’m not like other people, pain hurts me.” –Daffy Duck

Daffy Duck character studies, graphite on paper, by Chuck Jones, circa early 1960s – 1980s

Acrobats, original oil on canvas, 20″ x 16″, by Chuck Jones, circa 1995.

“The author, O. Henry, taught me about the value of the unexpected. He once wrote about the noise of flowers and the smell of birds–the birds were chickens and the flowers, dried sunflowers rattling against a wall.” –Chuck Jones

Top: Daffy Le Moulin Rouge, hand-pulled lithograph by Chuck Jones. Printed on 19th century Marinoni flatbed presses at the American Atelier, New York, 1989.

Bottom: Moulin Rouge: La Goulue, hand-pulled four-color lithograph by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, 1891. Printed by Affiches Americaines, Charles Levy, Paris.

Bugs Bunny and his adversaries, original drawing, graphite on 12 field animation paper, by Chuck Jones, circa 1988-89.

“Daffy Dutch” by ___ _____*, oil on canvas, 12" square. Rembrandt and Jones come together in this artist’s hand with amazing elan and subtlety.

Soon to be seen at #RedDotAuction on May 17th. Online bidding will begin mid-April, watch this space for that announcement.

Which artist’s work will you go home with on Friday, May 17? Tickets and more information at ChuckJonesCenter.org/reddot9

*Artists contributing to this event remain anonymous until the auction closes on May 17th.