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Top: Layout drawing by Chuck Jones, graphite on 12 field animation paper for his 1954 thriller, “Claws for Alarm” starring Porky Pig and Sylvester–who, by the way, never utters a word when he stars with Porky Pig.

Bottom: Background layout for the 1954 Chuck Jones-directed “Claws for Alarm” by Maurice Noble, colored pencil, graphite and charcoal on 12 field animation paper.

Preliminary ideas for what would become the book “Chuck Reducks: Drawing from the Fun Side of Life” by Chuck Jones, 1992.

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Top: Original layout drawing, graphite on 12 field animation paper, by Chuck Jones for his 1954 short animated film, “Claws for Alarm,” starring Porky Pig and Sylvester. Please note that Sylvester* is mute in Chuck Jones cartoons.

Bottom: Original background layout, graphite with red pencil on 12 field animation paper, by Maurice Noble.

*Sylvester is from the Latin for wooded, silvestris, and felis silvestris, aka “wild cat”.