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"I Say, I Say... Son!": A Tribute to Legendary Animators Bob, Chuck, and Tom McKimson Hardcover – November 1, 2012
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About the Author
John Kricfalusi, better known as John K., is an animator and the creator of The Ren & Stimpy Show. He lives in Los Angeles.
Darrell Van Citters is the Supervising Director at Renegade Animation, and the author of Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol: The Making of the First Animated Christmas Special.
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I HIGHLY recommend this to any and all animation/Warner Cartoon/comic art lovers!I wish this had been published years ago,but it's been worth the wait.If you purchased this book just for the art(and never read it)I believe you'd still more than get your moneys worth.Thank you Robert McKimson Jr. for such an outstanding tribute to your family legacy! And now I'm going to start reading it.
Considering that the book's written by Robert McKimson, Jr. there's an understandable main focus on Robert Sr. and his life and times but it also covers the careers of Tom and Chuck, just as the book indicates.
I purchased the hardcover book, rather than the on-line version, simply for posterity. Some may opt to purchase the on-line Kindle version for economical reasons or to simply receive the book faster than standard mail shipping. Whichever version you purchase is fine.
There are a few thorough reviews of this book already and so I'll by-pass re-writing what's already been said and instead I'll focus on other aspects. Anyone aspiring to be a cartoonist or work in the animation industry should purchase the book to grasp how far the industry has come since those earliest days and appreciate the technological advances that have come along.
As others have mentioned, the book is chock full of illustrations and pictures of behind the scenes workers. There are several moments in the book where the story of the McKimson's is broken up between pages of illustrations. It can be a difficult read if you're not as familiar with these kind of books but the illustrated pages, as I noticed, have a light blue background and so if you look at the side of the book's pages you'll see how many blue pages to turn through before picking up where you left off reading...but, for me, I loved looking through the illustrated pages and so I'd simply flip back to where I'd left off reading and then pick up reading once the images had ended.Read more ›
Learning how and why some of these beloved cartoon characters were created gave me a deeper appreciation and love for them. Most of these characters define a generation of good old fashion cartoon entertainment. Thanks Robert, your father and uncles would be very, very proud.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great book. Loads of informstion and pictures. I couldn't be more pleased.Published 4 months ago by George D. Sukara
This book was a gift for my sister. She loves it and has read it cover to cover.Published 6 months ago by nola williams
Growing up on Looney Tunes & being a big fan, I think this book is fantastic! Great pictures & inside stories of all the cartoons Robert McKimson did!Published 20 months ago by E. Giles
One of the most overlooked animation directors ever. Even amidst giants like Chuck Jones, Frizz Freeling and Bob Clampett ,Robert McKinnon (according to his son) was the true... Read morePublished on May 18, 2014 by glen barry banks
McKimson gives us a look into what made this creative family tick as well as a definitive history of the animation industry from an insiders prospective. Read morePublished on December 27, 2013 by Anthony Ambrutis
Love this work by classic animators at Warner Brothers. Learn the history and behind the scenes stories about making WB animation in the classic years of HAND painted cellsPublished on March 23, 2013 by Stargazer67
I Say, I Say... Son! is chock full of artwork, including some pieces which are part of a private McKimson family estate. Read morePublished on January 31, 2013 by Nancy Basile
I chose this book for the pictures and the story behind the pictures. Brings back fond memories of my childhood.Published on January 1, 2013 by bslay2