Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of the historical hip-hop musical “Hamilton,” recently shared with the New York Times an unlikely source of inspiration: the life of Warner Bros. animation director Chuck Jones. He told the paper:
My favorite book growing up was Chuck Amuck, by Chuck Jones. I think I bought it as a kid because of the included flip-book: flip the pages, and Wile E. Coyote chases the Road Runner down the margins of the page. But it’s also one of the most beautiful books about the creative process I’ve ever read.
As a historical document, Chuck Amuck is sketchy, but as Miranda says, it’s essential reading for Jones’ thoughts on how to build a collaborative creative process. Pick up your own copy today.