Introducing: The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons

I just received a copy of my latest book, The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes, directly from the printer and snapped the photo above for you to see (also a few sample spreads below, click thumbnails to enlarge. Forgive the blurriness of my cel phone camera). The pictures make the book look larger than it is. It’s actually a compact 7 inches tall and 9 1/2 inches wide, loaded with 216 pages of information and color images. It retails for $24.95, but amazon.com has it for $16.47.

Next Tuesday, June 1st at 8pm, I’m hosting a screening and book signing party at my usual monthly event at the CineFamily – Silent Movie Theatre on Fairfax Ave. in Hollywood, CA. I’ll be screening ten 35mm classic Looney Tunes (some in IB Technicolor) and clips from most (if not all) of the other 90 selected for the book. A limited number of books will be flown in from the printer, making this the first place on Earth you can purchase the book and get it with my autograph.

It will start appearing in bookstores and comics shops in the U.S. and Canada sometime during in June. I hope you like it. Buy two – it makes a great gift!


  • diego

    congratulations!

    I want one!

  • http://saturdaymorningcentral.com Tommy

    Awesome, I’ve been looking forward to this one!

    Should we contact you or your publisher regarding review copies?

  • http://www.meganlynch.net Megan Lynch

    Congratulations, Jerry! It looks gorgeous!

  • ToastBread

    WoooowWooow!!! Will it be available in the Philippines soon? I can’t wait to study the framegrabs!
    Hahahah! I love Easter Yeggs! I hope Book revue is in there too.

  • craig yoe

    two copies aren’t enough, jerry ! i’m gonna need a lot for all folks in my life i know would love this as a present! this is gonna be so awesome! i’m gonna use this as reference with my dvd’s and go through the top 100 in book and the cartoons one by one! can’t wait–putting in my amazon order for the copies NOW!

  • http://mikeamos.blogspot.com/ Michael Amos

    Hey Jerry – I have been looking at this book for a while now on Amazon (it is already in my shopping cart waiting for it’s release!) – so I think it is safe to say, I will be buying a copy!

  • http://www.forthebirdsblog.blogspot.com Michael J. Ruocco

    Looks great! I’ll make sure to pick up a copy when it comes out!

  • unclewayne

    the Amazon people will surely love you toDAY!! Can’t wait!!! Congratts, again!!

  • Sunday

    If I had money this would be the first thing I’d buy.

  • Kristjan

    I would have preferred if the book were called the 1000 gratest. :)

  • Dana Anderson

    Thanks,Jerry—just preordered mine from Amazon.

  • http://dmgermain.blogspot.com David Germain

    I just ordered my copy.

    Does the book give credit to everyone who offered suggestions?

  • http://digitalarts.bgsu.edu/portfolios/undergrads/aaronjp/ Aaron

    I will buy it soon!

  • Autumn

    Oooooh! Gonna buy this one!

  • top cat james

    “I WANNA EASTAH EGG!
    I WANNA EASTAH EGG!
    I WANNA EASTAH EGG!”

    (AND JERRY’S BOOK!)

  • CMB

    Ill definitely be getting this once i get paid.

  • http://farleftside.com Cuddles

    That’s fabulous! Congratulations!

  • Sam Sleiman

    I’ll be looking forward to getting this, but you should also consider writing a book about Tex Avery’s work.

  • http://www.cartoonresearch.com Jerry Beck

    I forgot to mention in the post above – Please join our 100 GREATEST LOONEY TUNES Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/100-Greatest-Looney-Tunes/116177865066480?v=wall

  • CurlehMustache

    Wow, looks great! Can’t wait to check it out. Congrats!

  • http://gavinscartoons.blogspot.com Gavin Freitas

    Damn Jerry, looks great! I’ll try and make it…

  • http://animationreview.wordpress.com/ Gijs Grob

    Congratulations! It’s definitely on my wishlist!

  • http://okgrillo.blogspot.com Oscar Grillo

    Terrific!!!!

  • FleischerFan

    Already have ordered this one from Amazon. Hope this does so well it inspires WB Home Video to come out with a matching box set of DVDs.

  • http://www.animationinsider.net/ Aaron H. Bynum

    Lookin’ sharp… can’t wait for that new book smell.

  • http://www.sitasingstheblues.com/ Nina Paley

    Please come to NY for a signing/promotion. The book looks gorgeous.

  • http://www.totalmediabridge.com Kevin Johnson

    YES. Easter Yeggs is in there. Definitely my favorite Looney Toon cartoon ever. I hope it’s in the top 10.

  • http://elblogderg.blogspot.com Roberto

    I pre-ordered it too.

    It looks fantastic!

  • Jonathan

    Awesome looking book Jerry! This is definitely a must.

  • Charles

    Wow! Congrats. It looks tasty, Jerry. I look forward to devouring it.

  • Brendan Spillane

    Just in time for me boithday, Doc!

  • http://www.segaltoons.com Steve Segal

    Nina’s got a great idea. Also come to San Francisco (it’s closer than NYC). We love you here. And I’ll escort you to the new Disney museum.

  • mickhyperion

    Congratulations Jerry! Looking forward to picking up a copy.

  • Robert Schaad

    And so…it shall be ordered!!

  • http://www.flashcartoons.org Lavalle Lee (flashcartoons.org)

    Can’t wait to pick up mine!

  • OM

    …Jerry, what exactly *was* the final list? ICSTR ever seeing that posted. Am I going to have to limp into the Barnes & Ignobles and skimp through the book? :P

  • Brian D. Scott

    Looks phenomenal and I have it on pre-order at Amazon!

  • amid

    I just got my copy! It’s a classy treatment befitting these classic cartoons. If you’ve seen the shorts already, the commentary by different historians and artists still makes it worth a read, and if you haven’t seen these cartoons, boy, are you in for a treat. Well done, Jerry!

  • Steve Gattuso

    This is on my wishlist, and I doubt I’ll wait too long to get it.

  • http://anotherstinkincartoonblog.blogspot.com/ Jack G.

    I’m looking forward to it.
    I like what is shown inside.
    Hope there are some selections that will surprise me and predictability is kept to a minimum.

  • Rooniman

    I’m giggling with excitement.

  • Andyman

    Looks like fun! Now if WB would only show the dam*ed cartoons again.

  • Stan

    Is there a specific date the book will be available??