Model sheet from the 1949 Chuck Jones directed “The Bee-Deviled Bruin” starring his original characters, Mama Bear, Papa Bear and Junior Bear (Junior voiced by the incomparable Stan Freberg.)
So, if you missed that, have no regrets & don't forget that two-time Oscar-nominee Bill Plympton is our guest this evening from 7 to 10 P.M. Be there* or be square!
*Chuck Jones Gallery, 232 Fifth Avenue (1/2 block north of the convention center.) 888-294-9880
Just minutes before the doors opened this evening for the Stan Lee reception at the Chuck Jones Gallery, we found Erin, one of the intrepid art consultants at our next door neighbor, MAC cosmetics, having a quick touch-up to her beautiful face (she is, after all, a former Rose Parade Queen.)
Stop by and meet Erin and our other knowledgeable staff during Comic Con and tell them that "Chuck Redux" sent you! More on the show tomorrow plus details about the Bill Plympton event scheduled for Friday evening from 7 to 10 P.M.!!
Katy and Carla, Chuck Jones Gallery art consultants, took a quick break from assisting convention-goers at the Chuck Jones Gallery booth (#1134) at Comic Con 2010 to send in this snapshot. They report that record-setting attendance has the aisles packed with fangirls and -boys loading up on incredible artwork and collectibles. Pictured behind them are beautiful limited edition lithographs by John Alvin, America's most important cinema campaign artist of the past 40 years.
Whether you're in aisle 800 or 5500 at the Convention Center in San Diego, please make a point of stopping by booth 1134 to say hello and introduce yourself. There are many exclusive offerings just for you during Comic Con.
Remember tonight, you can meet Stan Lee and Anthony Winn at our gallery at 232 Fifth Avenue (just 1/2 block north of the convention center) beginning at 6 P.M. And before I forget: this evening Miss International Pole Dancer 2009, the beautiful and talented, Felix Cane, will perform in our gallery promptly at 8:30 P.M. You won't want to miss that!
The indomitable Stan Lee drops by Comic Con to say hello to his protege and collaborator, Anthony Winn this morning on the opening day of the 4 day Pop Culture Convention.
Here's Stan Lee signing one of the newest editions featuring his creation "Stripperella." This artwork will be featured tonight at the Stan Lee/Anthony Winn reception at the Chuck Jones Gallery, 232 Fifth Avenue, just 1/2 block north of the convention center, the event starts at 6 P.M.
P.S. That's Daniel Winn, Anthony's brother and CEO of Masterpiece Publishing in Irvine, California assisting Mr. Lee.
7:59 A.M. in front of the Chuck Jones Gallery at 232 Fifth Avenue (just 1/2 block north of the convention center) and all is calm on opening day of Comic Con International 2010!!!
Tonight at the gallery our special guests include the incomparable Stan Lee introducing his newest work from Stripperella. Be there or be square!
It’s true! During this very special week of Comic Con International in San Diego, at your Chuck Jones Gallery (232 Fifth Avenue, just 1/2 block north of the convention center), on Thursday, July 22nd from 6 to 9 PM we are hosting a reception for the irrepressible and irreverent comics master, Stan Lee. Lee, along with his protege and collaborator, Anthony Winn, will be our special guests that night. And as a special treat, one of their muses, Felix Cane, Ms. International Pole Dancer 2009 and star of Cirque de Soleil’s Zumanity will perform. Here’s a little clip of what you can expect that evening:
Super Heroes, Strippers & Reluctant Angels
An All Star Line-Up of Events Announced
Chuck Jones Gallery Prepares for Series of Receptions
Comic-Con International, July 22 – July 25
San Diego, CA—The
Chuck Jones Gallery, 232 Fifth Avenue, in the heart of San Diego’s historic
Gaslamp District announced today their slate of artist receptions and events to
be held during the 2010 Comic-Con International, July 22-25.
Thursday, July 22nd: Stripperella
Saves the World! From 6 to 9 PM,
meet the two artists responsible for the world’s most super-talented stripper,
the incomparable Stan Lee (Spiderman, X-Men) and his talented protégé, Anthony
Winn (Stripperella.) The gallery will be
premiering original art from these masters of the comic medium as well as
limited editions and sculpture.
"Reflection" mono-print by Anthony Winn
To cap off the evening, Felix Cane, the reigning Miss World Pole
Dancer 2009, will perform her amazing routine in the gallery. Fresh off her starring turn in Cirque de
Soleil’s Zumanity, Ms. Cane will
astound you with her vivacious originality and sensuous execution.
"Pixie Dust" original limited edition fine art print by Anthony Winn (starring Felix Cane)
Friday, July 23rd: Idiots
and Angels, from 7 to 10 PM meet two-time Academy Award-nominee and
animation legend, Bill Plympton. Known
for his wry and wicked take on the world at large and humanity in particular,
Plympton has been wowing fans of animation for over 35 years with his
meticulously crafted hand-drawn animated films.
With a new film due in theaters nationwide this September and a book
coming in Spring 2011 from Rizzoli, Bill Plympton is at the height of his
game. On exhibit will be original
production art (all hand-drawn by Plympton) from many of his most beloved
Original drawing by Bill Plympton for his "25 Ways to Quit Smoking" animated short film.
Original drawing by Bill Plympton for his Academy Award-nominated short film "Your Face"
Saturday, July 24th: Two terrific events:
Anthony Winn will be signing in the gallery Saturday afternoon
from 2 to 3 PM. If you missed the chance
to meet him on Thursday, here’s another opportunity to acquire one of this
amazing young artist’s original or limited edition works of art.
We are pleased to announce that artist Mike Kungl will be
our special guest Saturday evening from 7 to 8:30 PM premiering his two new
works for Marvel, “Iron Man” and “Black Widow” in his trademark Art Deco-styling. These superb new works of art will be on
display and for sale at this event. Mr.
Kungl will be dedicating artwork purchased during the show.
For more information and to RSVP for these events, please call 888-294-9880 or email SanDiego@ChuckJones.com.
This year, the amazing folks at Stage Nine Entertainment in Sacramento have created the most awesome pavilion at the California State Fair: Get Animated! Working with studios and non-profits to bring together an incredible display that chronicles animation from its earliest days in the 20th century up to work being created today.
The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is pleased to have partnered with Stage Nine and have loaned artwork and ephemera from the archives to them for this very special exhibit. The California State Fair in Sacramento opened Wednesday and runs through August 1st. Add it to your travel plans and make sure to visit the Get Animated! pavilion.
Bill Plympton will be the guest of the Chuck Jones Gallery in San Diego on Friday, July 23rd from 7 to 10 PM. The gallery is located at 232 Fifth Ave. in the heart of San Diego’s historic downtown GasLamp District.