comic art by Tex Avery

Fredrick "Tex" Avery was born in Taylor, Texas in 1908, which explains his nickname. Avery was interested in animation from an early age. He started drawing comic strips in high school, and spent a summer studying art at the Chicago Art Institute. Avery moved to California in the early thirties and entered the animation field as a painter. There he learned the entire animation process and soon became a storyboard artist.

Bugs Bunny, created by Tex Avery

In 1935, Tex went to work at Warner Bros. where he created 'Porky Pig', 'Daffy Duck', and created the personality of Bugs Bunny. He was with Warner from 1935-1941. A disagreement led him to quit Warner in early 1941. Later that year, Tex was hired by MGM. He created several characters, with 'Droopy' being the most popular. In 1954, Tex left MGM right before the studio stopped making theatrical shorts. He then joined the world of TV commercials where the Raid bug spray ads and Frito Bandito where among his creations. Tex Avery died in August 1980, leaving behind a legacy of comic characters.

Frito Bandito, by Tex Avery

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