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Many people in and around the comics and animation communities (and even a few folks from outside) have very kindly allowed me to pick their brains for odd pieces of information, or have provided corrections of factual errors, or have given tangible support in other ways. I'd like to thank Rob Allen, Jerry Beck, C.L. Bishop, Bill Blackbeard, Rick Bradford, George Broderick Jr., Gary Brown, Charles Brubaker, Kurt Busiek, Nate Butler, Shawn S. Clay, Mike Curtis, GiGi Dane, Andrew Debly, Gene Deitch, Larry Dillie, Buzz Dixon, Jim Engel, Larry Epke, Byron Erickson, Mark Evanier, Margaret Fisher, Bryan Fraser, Michael Gallaher, David Gerstein, Nat Gertler, Michael T. Gilbert, Fred Grandinetti, Roberta Gregory, Martin L. Greim, David Groenewegen, Richard Handley, Jim Hanley, Noa Harvey, Russ Harper, Eric Hess, Bill Hook, Ken Horn, Jim Huff, Tony Isabella, Mark Johnson, David Anthony Kraft, Bart Lidofsky, Larry Loc, Bobby London, Pete Malik, Theresa Manzanares, Robert Massey, Harry McCracken, Timothy J. Miller, Rich Morrissey, Lou Mougin, Michael Netzer, Rick Norwood, Pat O'Neill, Jeremy Aron Patterson, Gene Phillips, Ray Pointer, Alvin Schwartz, Scott Shaw!, Blake Shira, Bo Smith (Dr. Omega), Mike Tiefenbacher, Michael Vance, mike weber, M. Stanley Whitley, Jonah Wieland, Bill Willingham, and no doubt others whom I've forgotten to name. I take the blame for any deficiencies; these people only made it better.

Partial list of sources of information and illustrations:
75 Years of the Comics, by the New York Cultural Center • alt.binaries.pictures.comics • The Adventurous Decade: Comic Strips In The Thirties. by Ron Goulart • America's Great Comic-Strip Artists, by Richard Marschall • The Animated Movie Guide, by Jerry Beck • Animation from Script to Screen, by Shamus Culhane • The Art of the Funnies: An Aesthetic History, by Robert C. Harvey • The Art of Walt Disney, by Robert D. Field • The Art of Walt Disney, by Christopher Finch • The Big Book of Big Little Books, by Bill Borden and Steve Posner • Big Little Books: A Collector's Reference & Value Guide, by Larry Jacobs • Cartoon Cavalcade, edited by Thomas Craven • Cartoon Confidential, by Jim Korkis and John Cawley • Cartoon Movie Posters, edited by Bruce Hershenson • Cartoons: One Hundred Years of Cinema Animation, by Giannalberto Bendazzi • A Century of Women Cartoonists, by Trina Robbins • Cereal Box Bonanza: The 1950s, by Scott Bruce • Cereal Boxes & Prizes: 1960s, by Scott Bruce • Clay Animation, by Michael Frierson • Collection of Donald D. Markstein • Collecting Little Golden Books, by Steve Santi • Comic Art in America, by Stephen Becker • The Comic Book, by Paul Sassienie • The Comic Book Makers, by Joe Simon with Jim Simon • The Comic Book Heroes, by Gerard Jones and Will Jacobs • The Comic Book Reader's Companion, by Ron Goulart • Comic Buyers' Guide (various issues), edited by Don and Maggie Thompson • The Comics, by Jerry Robinson • The Comics, by Coulton Waugh • The Comics Before 1945, by Brian Walker • The Comics Since 1945, by Brian Walker • Comics Between the Panels, by Steve Duin and Mike Richardson • Comics, Comix & Graphic Novels: A History of Comic Art, by Roger Sabin • Comics Interview (various issues), edited and published by David Anthony Kraft • The Comics Journal (various issues), edited and published by Gary Groth and Kim Thompson • Comics of the American West, by Maurice Horn • DC Comics: Sixty Years of the World's Favorite Comic Book Heroes, by Les Daniels • Disney A to Z, by Dave Thomas • Crime Comics: The Illustrated History, by Mike Benton • Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life, by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnson • The Disney Films, by Leonard Maltin • The Disney Poster: The Animated Film Classics from Mickey Mouse to Aladdin, by Jim Fanning • Enchanted Drawings: The History of Animation, by Charles Solomon • Encyclopedia of American Comics, by Ron Goulart • Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons, by Jeff Lenburg • Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters, by John Grant • The Fleischer Story, by Leslie Cabarga • Funnyworld (various issues), edited by Mike Barrier ##149; The Grand Comics DatabaseThe Great American Comic Strip, by Judith O'Sullivan • The Great Cartoon Directors, by Jeff Lenburg • Great Comic Strip Cats, by Maurice Horn • The Great History of Comic Books, by Ron Goulart • The Great Movie Cartoon Parade, by John Halas and David Rider • The Great Women Cartoonists, by Trina Robbins • Hogan's Alley: The Magazine of the Cartoon Arts (various issues), edited by Tom Heintjes • Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age, by Michael Barrier • Horror Comics: The Illustrated History, by Mike Benton • The International Book of Comics, by Dennis Gifford • The Internet Movie Data BaseLooney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons, by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald • The Magic Behind the Voices: A Who's Who of Cartoon Voice Actors, by Tim Lawson and Alisa Persons • Marvel: Five Fabulous Decades of the World's Greatest Comics, by Les Daniels • Masters of Imagination: The Comic Book Artists Hall of Fame, by Mike Benton • Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic Book, by Gerard Jones • The Moose That Roared, by Keith Scott • Nemo: The Classic Comics Library (various issues), edited by Richard Marschall • The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (various editions, various issues) • "Official Indexes" published by Independent Comics Group, by Mike Tiefenbacher and Murray R. Ward • Of Mice & Magic, by Leonard Maltin • The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide (various editions), by Robert M. Overstreet • The Penguin Book of Comics, by George Perry and Alan Aldridge • The Photo-Journal Guide to Comic Books, by Ernest Gerber • Saturday Morning Fever, by Timothy Burke and Kevin Burke • Science Fiction Comics: The Illustrated History, by Mike Benton • Serious Business, by Stefan Kanfer • The Slings & Arrows Comic Guide (second edition), edited by Frank Plowright • A Smithsonian Book of Comic-book Comics, edited by Michael Barrier and Martin Williams • The Smithsonian Collection of Newspaper Comics, edited by Bill Blackbeard and Martin Williams • Superhero Comics of the Golden Age: The Illustrated History, by Mike Benton • Superhero Comics of the Silver Age: The Illustrated History, by Mike Benton • That's All, Folks!: The Art of Warner Bros. Animation, by Steve Schneider • The Walter Lantz Story, by Joe Adamson • Walt in Wonderland: The Silent Films of Walt Disney, by Russell Merritt and J.B. Kaufman • Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (various editions, various issues) • WikipediaWomen & the Comics, by Trina Robbins and Catherine Yronwode • The World Encyclopedia of Comics, edited by Maurice Horn • And more specialty Web sites than I can count, let alone find again.

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