Chuck Jones! How many hours days, weeks, months? did I spend as a youngster in front of the tube, immersed in the wild worlds of one of America’s most gifted animators? Funny, yes, humor is always present in Jones’ work, ranging from the sly to the slapstick. But beyond the humor the dramatic graphical style, coupled with a sense that he felt completely free to explore whatever extreme idea came to mind, what was really appealed to me. Perhaps his work was a factor in my decision to pursue a career in the visual arts, who knows?