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Image of the Day: Charlie Dog

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“100% Charlie Dog” is a fine art reproduction on paper, created from original drawings by Chuck Jones and a background designed by Bob Givens.  It measures 24″ x 17.5″ and the edition size is 200, click on the image to learn more. 

“Charlie Dog is one of my favorite characters.  I don’t understand him, but I do like him.  He is so unquestionably a dog.  Charlie is merely trying to find a master and a home, which are perfectly natural ambitions for any dog.  Comedy is always concerned with simple matters such as this.

“Charlie Dog is in many ways Daffy Duck on four legs.  He never doubts his desirability as a pet dog (“You ain’t got no dog; I ain’t got no master.  So I’ll make you a preposition”), and he is openly obnoxious to anybody who appears unwilling  to accept what is to him a very desirable proposition.”–Chuck Jones, writing in Chuck Reducks, Drawing From the Fun Side of Life

Image of the Day: Cuddly as a Cactus

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The Grinch is a character of mean spirit and questionable mores who moves with a hip-rolling swagger, a wicked gleam in his eye.  His character, immortalized in book, song and film (pre-1967,) is archetypically one of the great green Grinches of all time.  

Cuddly as a Cactus, a limited edition fine art print on canvas, has been created from an original oil painting by Chuck Jones.  Painted circa 1996, Cuddly as a Cactus flaunts, through color, the character's moral flaws (various shades of green and yellow) while simultaneously juxtaposing those against the fresh pure colors of a first snow (white, lavender and blue.)  Chuck Jones' classical art education comes to the forefront of this painting as he revels in texture, brushstroke and color; bringing us a fully rendered iconic individual.

"You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch/You really are a heel/You're as cuddly as a cactus/You're as charming as an eel/Mr. Grinch!"