ABOUT THE IMAGE: Virgil Ross has created a limited edition from the golden era of animation, inspired by the 1946 Warner Bro.s cartoon, “Baseball Bugs.” In this image our one-rabbit baseball team slides into home base right into a classic confrontation with the umpire for the Gas House Gorillas. As usual, Bugs is up to his old verbal rabbit tricks when he convinces the umpire into changing his call from “Yer Out” to “safe!” This edition was created from original Virgil Ross pencil drawings, the edition is hand-inked, hand painted and individually number in an edition size of 500. Backgrounds are lithograph printed on museum quality stock. Each piece is hand-signed by Virgil Ross.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Virgil Ross was an American artist, cartoonist, and animator best known for his work on the Warner Brothers animated shorts. Ross spent about 30 years at Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, first under Tex Avery's supervision, and then, after Avery left in 1941, Bob Clampett. After a brief stint there he moved on to Freleng Animation where he spent many years working on what he was most known for...Bugs Bunny