Friday March 11, 2011 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Lecture & Book Signing: History of Animation Industry in CA with Andrew Farago
Free Event @ California Historical Society
Few cartoons have been able to capture the attention of multiple generations like the Looney Tunes, they are the animated family we grew up with. The timeless generational appeal of the Looney Tunes is celebrated in Andrew Farago’s book The Looney Tunes Treasury: whether it’s Bugs Bunny or Yosemite Sam, each character gives their own off-beat look at the animation industry, the creative forces who gave the characters their unequivocal look, attitude and voices.
Farago will discuss the history of the animation industry in California and how Looney Tunes became a timeless animated classic while paying homage to the directors, draftsmen, writers, and composers that helped to create characters and cartoons that could thrill audiences with a catchy tune or slapstick comedy.
The book will be available for sale at the event and contains 200 pieces of concept art, paintings, and memorabilia. Warner Bros. opened up its vault contributing sketches, comic book covers, lobby cards, model sheets, and other art that gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at their favorite cartoon characters. Andrew Farago is the Curator of the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco and has written for Marvel Comics, The Comics Journal, and Animation World Network. Space is limited. Please RSVP to 415.357.1848, ext. 233 or [email protected]
California Historical Society
678 Mission Street