Chuck Jones Teaches You How to Draw Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck

One of the first things I learned when I was a little kid was to draw most of the Warner Bros' cartoons characters created by Chuck Jones. I wish I could have seen these videos by the master himself, because drawing cartoons is hard, despite how easy it looks.

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I also learned to draw most superheroes when I was a little kid, looking at the work by Jack Kirby, Neal Adams, John Buscema or George Perez. I wish they also had videos like the ones with Chuck Jones, because they are a pleasure to watch.

The only thing that makes me sad watching this is realizing once again that Warner Bros.' cartoons—which represent some of the most amazing examples of pop art and comedy of the 20th century—went brain dead after Jones and the rest of the classic team retired. Now, excuse me while I take a break to watch Rabbit Fire.


Daffy Duck, always my favorite as Duck Dodgers.

Pepe! Oh mon amour!

Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner, kings of the absurd.

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I was very lucky to have been able to speak with Chuck for about half an hour on the phone, shortly after his 85th birthday, via a mutual friend. He was very kind and shared a lot. Having read both his autobiographies and seen countless interviews with him, I was a little surprised to hear him be blatantly critical of Space Jam, but also ecstatic, because it was clearly a piece of garbage.

It was amazing to be able to speak to my idol in such a candid fashion! He gave my best friend (who was also on the call) and I his address and asked that we write to him, being sure to include who we would like him to draw for us. Unfortunately, my Marvin the Martian was lost in the mail, but my friend got his Bugs Bunny on a piece of yellow legal paper, dressed in a powdered wig and gown inspired, as Chuck's return letter stated, by the medium of the legal paper.

To this day, it remains one of the greatest experiences of my life and I'm still sad that he's gone.