Thufferin' Thuccotash! Handcolored Cel Cachet for Tweety & Sylvester FDC
As cartoon characters go, Sylvester the Cat has always been a particular favorite of mine. And as cartoonist/animators go, the great Jack Bradbury is my ABSOLUTE favorite. He was an idol, an inspiration . . and a FRIEND to me for years! Jack is sadly g ... Read More
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Item DescriptionAs cartoon characters go, Sylvester the Cat has always been a particular favorite of mine. And as cartoonist/animators go, the great Jack Bradbury is my ABSOLUTE favorite. He was an idol, an inspiration . . and a FRIEND to me for years! Jack is sadly gone now, but when this Tweety and Sylvester stamp was issued, I knew I had to celebrate his connection to the character!
Jack was an animator at the Warner Bros. Studio and actually worked on the very first two Sylvester cartoons (before he was paired with Tweety) in 1943. This cachet consists of a meticulously handpainted CEL of the same type used in the production of animated cartoons, and is placed against a background depicting Jack's cluttered room at Warner Bros. The setup shows Jack at his animation desk, holding a sheaf of animation drawings for Sylvester's approval. The poor cat has been subjected to an anvil drop, a bear trap on his tail, a denuded mid-section, and is about to feel the effects of a stick of dynamite being lit by his little adversary in his very first film - a diminutive woodpecker who was his co-star in the 1943 cartoon "Peck Up Your Troubles".
This particular cover is the only example left of a field trip I took on April 27, 1998 - the first day of issue - for a UO cancel from the Hollywood Post Office - which is located only about 1 mile away from where Jack sat in the Warner Bros. studio! It has been autographed by Jack Bradbury himself, who was 83 years old at the time!
The cover comes mounted in an illustrated folder and includes an informative stuffer with a picture of Jack and me.
A special cover for a very special and influential man in my life!
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