MEDIUM: Limited Edition Hand-Painted Cel
SIZE: 16.5" x 13.5"
EDITION SIZE: 50
ABOUT THE IMAGE: Although the famous Warner Bros. bullseye is recognized as an icon around the world, without characters it feels empty. Yet, when a Looney Tunes character is added to the bullseye's center, its meaning becomes indelible as it signifies an animated creation unsurpassed by any other of its genre. Once one sees Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Road Runner, Tweety and Marvin Martian bursting through the shaded circles, the lines of child and adulthood blur. The looniness of the characters can be expected. Hilarious gags are a given as are grand orchestral movements to accompany the action. In fact, so significant and in many degrees, magnanimous is the bullseye through which a Warner character projects itself, the words "Looney Tunes" and particularly ''That's All Folks" brings about a sense of wanting more. More gags, more childish high jinks coupled with adult sensibilities, and of course more humor; wry, ironic or otherwise.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Kirk Mueller is a Warner Brothers character illustrator who can not only render Bugs and the rest of the Looney Tunes characters right up there with the best of them, but can actually understand what motivates the characters. He has also been commissioned to draw and paint scenes featuring popular characters from Disney, Hanna-Barbera and the Cartoon Network. In his career, he has had the opportunity to work with legends Chuck Jones, Virgil Ross and Friz Freleng among others and for this reason has yielded an artist with a passion for capturing the essence of the characters.