By Philip Schweier
February 7, 2018 - 10:54
In “Puss in Books,” Sylvester & Son chase a wayward mouse into the local library, where their efforts at sustenance are again foiled, this time by the librarian. And in “Dig That History,” Sylvester accompanies Porky Pig on an excursion to the caves in search of prehistoric artifacts. Of course, they find way more than they bargained for.
I miss the classic Looney Tunes cartoons, which have been eclipsed by inferior products of the Cartoon Channel. Not even Boomerang shows the classics any more. So am grateful for their continued appearances in comic books. While I’ll hardly bust a gut laughing, the stories are contemporary riffs on classic scenarios, and in most cases I can distinctly hear the voices in my head – even the nameless librarian who would have been voiced by June Foray, I’m sure.
Artwork is true to the established designs, though I would expect no less. One would believe the cartoon characters to be easy to draw, and to a professional perhaps they are. But as I once learned, Chuck Jones was absolutely right in his strategy of drawing a carrot with Bugs Bunny attached to it.