For Sale: A Tex Avery Original Drawing Dating Back to Animator's Days at North Dallas High
|Click to embiggen this Tex Avery original dating back to the North Dallas High School hallways.|
Used to be when the AFI-Dallas handed out it Tex Avery Award to renowned animators, it did so with a ceremony at North Dallas. In '05, before his wingding, inaugural honoree Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Iron Giant) thumbed through old yearbooks and campus magazines for which which Avery had worked as an illustrator. I seem to recall this one was among them. The auction house says it sure is: "This rare original cartoon was created by the aspiring teen-aged artist, likely for one of the North Dallas High School publications." Right now it's cheap: $610, but with two whole weeks left on the bidding. If only Dallas ISD had some money.