Both the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote were
created by Chuck Jones. They first appeared in the 1949,
cartoon Fast and Furry-ous.
A model sheet insures that the personality and
look of a character is executed with the accuracy.
“Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner Model Sheet” is
a continuation of a series of model sheet-style hand painted
limited edition cels.
Because a number of animators work on a single
cartoon, model sheets were created to promote consistency
between the artists’ work.
When Jones states, “The Road Runner cannot harm
the coyote except by going ‘Beep-Beep!” or “No outside force can
harm the coyote – only his own ineptitude…” we are, in a sense
given attributes of a character.
Juan Ortiz rendered the original drawing for
The background was adapted from original model
sheets and reproduced utilizing the fine art Giclee process.