The background paintings in old Warner Brothers cartoons were a huge influence on my art, and I always assumed they were a group effort under the guidance of the immortal Chuck Jones.
Wrong! The style was the work of one man: Maurice Noble. He’s the most influential artist whose name I never knew.
Check out this great short audio documentary from 99% Invisible! Click here to go to their site and check out archival pictures and a Looney Toons cartoon or two. While you’re at it, go ahead an subscribe, because every episode is just as good (some are better!).
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