Instead my gaze caught Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist by Andrew Osmond. Bugs Bunny can wait.
It's a serious, hard thought, researched book. The kind you might find on Truffaut or Cassavetes.
Each film is given a detailed recap together with an analysis contextualizing it within the director's work and film/anime as a whole. Unfortunately, it's now a definitive collection of Satoshi Kon's complete works.
One passage to keep in mind:
Kon's own comments suggest that asking him why he doesn't make live action is like asking a representational painter why he or she doesn't take photographs.
"Drawing is the common denominator for comic books and animation," Kon says. "I don't know any other way ... When I make films, I cannot think how to do it without drawings." Asked if he would ever move over to live action, Kon replies, "I never really thought I'd like to make a live action film... It's perhaps very unlikely I will make one."