Who Censored Roger Rabbit?

Gary K. Wolf

synopsis

“Who’d want to kill a dumb cartoon bunny?”
       That’s what Eddie Valiant wants to know. Eddie’s the toughest private eye in Los Angeles. He’ll handle any case for any client — if you’re human. If you’re a Toon, not so much.
       Eddie hates Toons. He hates the way they constantly goof around, never take anything seriously. He especially hates the way they talk using word-balloons because they think that’s funny.
       One day, when Eddie’s bank balance dwindles down to zilch, Eddie reluctantly agrees to help Roger Rabbit, a Toon who plays straight man (or should that be straight rabbit) in the Baby Herman cartoon series. Roger wants Eddie to find out who’s been trying to buy the funny bunny’s contract from the DeGreasy Brothers cartoon syndicate.
       When somebody murders Rocco DeGreasy, Roger becomes the prime suspect!
       Then, oh oh, somebody kills Roger too!
       Who censored Roger Rabbit? Who shot Rocco DeGreasy? Was it Roger? Or maybe Roger’s hot-cha-cha wifey-poo, Jessica Rabbit? Why had Jessica — a pretty steamy number for a Toon — ever married this dopey bunny in the first place? Why does Roger keep popping up in Eddie’s case even after the rabbit’s dead?
       As Eddie combs L.A. from the DeGreasy Brothers executive suites to Sid Sleaze’s porno comic studio, he uncovers art thefts, blackmail plots…and the cagiest killer he’s ever faced.
       In Who Censored Roger Rabbit?, author Gary K. Wolf created a wonderfully skewed — and totally believable — world made up of equal parts Raymond Chandler, Lewis Carroll, and Looney Tunes.
       This cult classic and highly praised book kick-started the whole resurgence of movie animation. Wolf’s novel became the basis for the blockbuster Walt Disney/Steven Spielberg Academy Award winning film Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
       Be prepared, folks. This is the nitty gritty, witty, and not so pretty original Toontown, the one that exists only in the slightly twisted mind of the author who created the place. In this new, lavish limited edition you’ll see for the first time images of Wolf’s characters as he first conceived and described them.
       Fast action and plenty of laughs pack this riotously surreal ground breaking, spoof of the hard-boiled detective novel. From first page to last, Who Censored Roger Rabbit? is shear delight.
       This new edition presents the novel with a new introduction by Gary K. Wolf and new artwork by Wayne Anderson. It is signed by both Wolf and Anderson and limited to just 300 copies.

edition information

  • Limited to 300 copies, each signed by Gary K. Wolf and Wayne Anderson.
  • New introduction by Gary K. Wolf.
  • New color and black & white artwork by Wayne Anderson.
  • Ribbon marker, head and tail bands, sewn binding, and other extras.

pricing

Hardcover in dustjacket, only unsigned copies remain: $65. Shipping starts on June 27.