Last Saturday the town of Taylor, Texas held their first-ever Tex Avery Day in honor of their hometown animation hero. They hope to turn it into an annual event. Cartoon Brew reader Matthew Kordelski attended and has written a comprehensive report of everything that he saw. A bunch of photos were also taken by Drew DeGennaro, some of which are posted below.
They invited a Tex Avery impersonator:
There were back-alley shenanigans (photo by Joe O’Connell):
They watched this documentary about Avery and then watched a bunch of cartoons that were not directed by Avery…oops!(click for closer view):
A mural of Tex Avery was created by artist Tim Kerr and painted by the youth group Project LOOP.
Personally, I might have chosen a more recognizable shot of Avery, but the mural is indeed based on an existing photo of Avery:
Here is a video about the making of the mural:
All in all, it looks like a good time was had by all, and the festivities couldn’t have been in honor of a more worthy individual!