YOU DIRTY DEVIL
ABOUT THE IMAGE: The Tasmanian Devil, or “Taz,” is one of the most popular characters in the Looney Toons stable since his 1954 appearance in “Devil May Hare.” Taz’s typical pairing was with Bugs Bunny, though he did pair off with Daffy Duck in 1957’s “Ducking The Devil.” Created by Robert McKimson, the artist and director was fairly correct with his depiction of Taz. Like the real Tasmanian devil, McKimson’s is stout, with a broad head and foul temper. The real devil, however, is nocturnal, a marsupial and does not move in a tornado fashion.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Robert McKimson was an American animator and illustrator known for his work on the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons from Warner Brothers. He wrote and directed many animated cartoon shorts starring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Foghorn Leghorn, Hippety Hopper and the Tasmanian Devil. He was also well known for defining Bugs Bunny's look in the 1943 short Tortoise Wins By A Hare.