How Bugs Bunny Became One of America’s Most Enduring Style Icons.
“Bugs thinks more than others. He is the working intelligence in those skits. He doesn’t have these great physical abilities, other than intensely good makeup skills, but he is the only independent thinker, he’s the only one with a sentient mind in those cartoons,” says author John Leland, who included the celebrated hare in his 2001 text Hip: The History. Bugs stares down the barrel of a gun and somehow, despite all odds, comes up the victor.