Tom Waits For No One: The Illustrated Scrapbook

Today sees the launch of a new Kickstarter campaign to publish Tom Waits For No One: The Illustrated Scrapbook.

Completed in 1979, too early for MTV, this groundbreaking animated short had no commercial release. Without distribution or a ready market, it slipped into total obscurity before being uploaded to YouTube in 2006:

The 160 page book will compile director John Lamb’s archive of character studies, animation cels, rotoscope drawings, backgrounds and photographs from the film’s production.


As well as the first edition book, rewards for those who back the project include rare original rotoscope drawings, a set of six postcards, a TWFNO t-shirt and a framed original animation cel sequence:


The Kickstarter will run for 30 days. Get behind The Mule and don’t let Tom Waits For No One be the one that got away!

Visit the Kickstarter page: Tom Waits For No One: The Illustrated Scrapbook

For updates, visit the Tom Waits For No One Facebook and Twitter pages.

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2 responses to “Tom Waits For No One: The Illustrated Scrapbook”

  1. John Lamb (@TWaitsforNoOne) says :

    Thank you for the shout out. The post looks great Jeremy!

  2. Marco says :

    The Waitsing is over!

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