Funny Pictures: The Art of Cartooning

A Retrospective Exhibition of Original Cartoon Art by Brothers Eric & Bill Teitelbaum

Single Panel Cartoons from the Pink Panther, the New Yorker, Bottomliners to Be Featured

Original art by Eric & Bill Teitelbaum for the Pink Panther Sunday comic strip.

Original art by Eric & Bill Teitelbaum for the Pink Panther Sunday comic strip.

Santa Fe, NM: The Chuck Jones Gallery, located on Santa Fe’s historic Palace Avenue, announced today that Eric & Bill Teitelbaum will be their special guests at the opening of a retrospective exhibition of the duo’s original single panel cartoons on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 6 to 9 PM. The exhibit of original comic art drawings by acclaimed cartoonist brothers Eric and Bill Teitelbaum –including examples from facets of their diverse career, featuring over 90 preparatory drawings, sketches, and original comic panels including the Pink Panther Comic Strip,The New Yorker, and the syndicated business cartoon, Bottomliners. The reception is free and open to the public. The gallery is located at 135 W. Palace Avenue, Santa Fe. 

“The Chuck Jones Gallery is delighted to exhibit this collection of cartoons by the Teitelbaum brothers,” said gallery director, Toshi Sanchez, “It brilliantly showcases their cultural commentary in their drawings for The New Yorker, business satire of Bottomliners, and the visual humor of the iconic Pink Panther now celebrating its 50th anniversary. We want people to see how a variety of artistic styles, strategies, and techniques offer a glimpse of how leading comic artists can take rough ideas and turn them into polished art, bringing laughter into the lives of millions of viewers.”

Original art for "Bottomliners" by Eric & BIll Teitelbaum, mixed media on paper.

Original art for “Bottomliners” by Eric & BIll Teitelbaum, mixed media on paper.

Eric and Bill Teitelbaum were raised in Palm Springs, California, and from an early age showed signs of the talent and dedication to art that would propel them into becoming two of today’s leading artists in this cartoon genre. With encouragement from their father—a lawyer and aspiring comedy writer—the brothers soon rubbed elbows and developed projects with such luminaries as “Lil Abner” creator Al Capp,  “No Respect” comic Rodney Dangerfield, and television producer Aaron Spelling. Their original drawings now adorn the walls of such media personalities as Doctor Laura, Maury Povich, Pat Sajak, super-entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens and the late publisher, Malcolm Forbes, Jr.

The Teitelbaum Brothers are in Santa Fe the week prior to the opening night reception leading three-day cartooning and art workshop camps at Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Avenue. The workshops are: “Funny Pictures, Cartooning for Kids” and “Fine Art for Kids,” both of which are appropriate for ages 9 to 16 plus they’ll lead an adult class, “Cartooning for Artists and Teachers.” Eric and Bill bring their considerable talent, passion, and expertise to bear in these exciting and fun programs. You’ll draw, you’ll laugh, and you’ll leave knowing more than when you arrived. To reserve your space at these special workshops, please contact Santa Fe Community College at 505-428-1270 or for additional information, call 505-428-1676.

Bill, left, and his brother, Eric, with pink friend.

Bill, left, and his brother, Eric, with pink friend.

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