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Birthdays, Super Heroes, and Comic Con

We'd be remiss if we didn't mention that yesterday was Joel Shapiro's birthday. Now, you're probably asking, "Who is Joel Shapiro?" Well, he's our Super Hero expert at the Chuck Jones Gallery–San Diego and you couldn't ask for a more informed consultant than he to help you build your collection of Alex Ross or Jim Lee or any of the other DC Comic and Marvel artists the gallery represents. If you want to read more about Joel and his collection, we profiled him on this blog way back in February of 2009 (read it here). His collection has grown since then, as has his knowledge. If you're in the neighborhood, 232 Fifth Avenue, just one half block north of the San Diego Convention Center, stop by and wish Joel a "Happy Birthday" and ask him about the Silver Surfer

This evening the Chuck Jones Gallery will celebrate the Chuck Jones Centennial (another birthday!) with an amazing selection of original Chuck Jones artwork, as well as work from the Chuck Jones Homage Artists. There'll be door prizes awarded throughout the night PLUS! a trivia game that will make you dig deep for that tidbit of Chuck Jones knowledge that you've been storing forever (such as "What is Chuck's hat size?). Prizes will include art, t-shirts, hats, and much more.

Meet Chuck's grandon, Craig Kausen, who'll be our special host for the evening. It's an event you won't want to miss. Open house starts at 6 PM. Chuck Jones Gallery, 232 Fifth Avenue. Your one-stop gallery for all things animation, and Super Hero. 

Joel bday 2012

Joel and his birthday cupcakes!

Also, you'll note that the Chuck Jones Gallery was visited by Wonder Woman this morning, who was kind enough to pause for a photo op with Wile E. Coyote (he didn't seem to mind.)

Wonder woman WEC

Trivia: Chuck Jones Question # 1

Let's have a bit o' fun, shall we?  On occasion (when the moon and stars are aligned and the Coyote is in the 7th house,) Chuck Redux will post a trivia question, sometimes related to Chuck Jones, other times not.  Submit your answers via the comments section of the blog post & we'll keep a running score of your correct answers.  One week (7 days) later, we'll publish the answer.  And just as randomly as the posts occur, Chuck Redux will award awesome prizes to selected participants. But, remember you must answer in the comments section of the post if you want to be recognized as a winner!  Capice?  Then, let's get started!

Trivia: Chuck Jones Question #1

In the 1950s Chuck Jones owned a horse.  What was its name?

Bugs on horse

Show Your Memories Contest: The Winners!

The Chuck Jones Galleries are pleased to announce the three winners of the Show Your Memories Contest that was held online from September 21, 2009 through December 2, 2009.  Before we get to the winners, we'd like to thank everyone who submitted a memory (there were over 1300 submissions!) and also to thank the thousands of you who visited the site and participated in the voting and viewing. 

The memories that were shared, along with the artwork, were a touching and heartfelt tribute to Chuck Jones and his legacy of brilliance, joy, comedy, color and laughter.  We appreciate and applaud you all!

And now (drum roll, please) the grand winner of the Chuck Jones Show Your Memories is:

Amy Dyson and her entry, "Hands of a Master."  Amy wins a trip for two to San Diego, California; a VIP reception, held in her honor, at the Chuck Jones Gallery–San Diego; $5,000.00 to be used on the art of Chuck Jones, plus a $1,000.00 cash prize. 

Second prize goes to Andrew Jones and his entry, "Saturday Morning."  Andrew will enjoy a $2,500.00 gift certificate to be used on the art of Chuck Jones, along with a $250.00 cash prize. 

And the most 'viral' prize goes to Lisa Breitling and her entry, "Bugs & Daffy."  Lisa's entry was viewed over 145,000 times!  Woo hoo!  She will receive a $2,500.00 gift certificate to be used on the art of Chuck Jones along with a $250.00 cash prize.

Congratulations winners!  Each of the winner's entries are below, click on them to read their memories.