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Art From These Bill Plympton Short Films On View Today!

The Chuck Jones Gallery–San Diego (232 Fifth Ave., just 1/2 block north of the convention center) is completely over-the-moon with happiness!  Tonight, Friday, July 23rd from 7 to 9 PM, the amazing animator and film legend, Bill Plympton, will be our special guest for a reception at the opening of his exhibit, Idiots and Angels.

We’ll be premiering art from many of Plympton’s most brilliant cartoon shorts, including 25 Ways to Quit Smoking and How to Kiss plus lots more from his Dog series of short animated films and art from his most recent feature length animated film Idiots and Angels.  

Meet Bill Plympton Tonight!

The Chuck Jones Gallery is pleased to welcome auteur and animator-extraordinaire, Bill Plympton, to the gallery this evening in his first gallery appearance in San Diego.  The reception begins at 7 PM at 232 Fifth Avenue (just 1/2 block north of the convention center.) 

Premiering original art from Plympton's latest feature length animated film, Idiots and Angels, plus work from his Oscar-nominated short films and the insanely popular series of 'Dog' cartoons, the exhibit is sure to be a Comic Con and collector favorite. Call for more information 888-294-9880. 

Stan Lee & Anthony Winn + Special Guest Felix Cane @ Chuck Jones Gallery

Pow!  Bam!  Kaplooey! 

What a night!  The Chuck Jones Gallery hosted a reception for the super hero creator, author, artist and all around bon vivant, Stan Lee, and his protege and collaborator, Anthony Winn last night that was attended by hundreds (seemed like thousands!) of collectors and fans from around the globe.  Thank you all for coming by the gallery and making the event such a big success!

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Stan Lee! Stan Lee! Stan Lee! Stan Lee! Stan Lee! The crowd views the artwork in anticipation of Stan Lee's arrival at the Chuck Jones Gallery.

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Stan Lee, ever the gentleman, graciously took a few minutes to address the crowd at the gallery. 

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And took a few minutes to introduce his protege and collaborator, the artist Anthony "Tony" Winn. 

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They quickly settled into a rhythm of signing & dedicating artwork purchased at the show. 

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The hand of a master.

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A group of lucky collectors share a laugh with Stan Lee.

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Erin Liddell, one of the Chuck Jones Gallery's most sought after consultants takes five to pose with Stan Lee fans and collectors.

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The staff of the gallery pose with Miss World Pole Dancer 2009, Felix Cane, who had wowed the crowd with a brief performance later in the evening, along with the artist Tony Winn. 

Meet Stan Lee, Anthony Winn and Be Dazzled by Felix Cane!

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:

The Indomitable Stan Lee

One
Night Only! 

Legendary Comics Creator to Appear at
Chuck Jones Gallery

Unveils the Art of Stripperella for Comic
Con International Collectors

San Diego, CA—The
Chuck Jones Gallery is thrilled to announce that the legendary comic book
superhero creator, POW! Entertainment’s own Stan Lee, will be making a rare in-gallery
appearance, Thursday, July 22nd during the gallery’s opening night
reception (from 6 to 9 PM) for the revealing exhibition of new original and
limited edition 2-D & 3-D art from his provocative graphic series Stripperella.

Stripperella first
gained international attention in 2003 when Lee’s super-heroine action animated
series débuted on Spike TV.   Originally based on (and voiced by) Pamela
Anderson, Stripperella’s ‘day’ job (O.K., it was a night job) as one of the
most famous exotic dancers in the world was her ‘cover’ for her super-powers:
enhanced reflexes and senses combined with really sexy stripper moves, made her
an instant international hit with that most-coveted of marketing demographics,
young males between the ages of 18 and 34. 


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Stripperella, poster edition of 250, signed by Stan Lee & Anthony Winn, call or write for pricing.

As imagined and brought to life by Lee and his
collaborators, Stripperella was at
once a crushing blow to the stereotypical blond iconography and at the same
time it was glamorous and provocative, all the while winking at the audience
with its double entendre-laced dialogue. 

Now, in collaboration with artist and protégé, Anthony Winn,
Lee has re-imagined Stripperella (red
hair!) and brought her to fiery new life as an animated digital cartoon.  New limited edition artwork, including a
terrific new bronze sculpture, will be premiered at the exhibition’s opening,
July 22nd. 

Whatever you may think you know about the legendary comics
creator Stan Lee is only a sliver of what this icon of the comicbook world has
going on in his life.  Only superlatives
can be used to describe him: 
super-dynamic, super-imaginative, and super-genius.   For
over seven decades, Lee has dominated the comicbook superhero field with his
ingenious creations: their super-human triumphs and all-too-human failures
resonating with millions of readers and fans around the world.  And now, with his exciting new company POW!
Entertainment, Stan is creating more fantastic concepts than ever before.

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"Caught in the Moment" (Stan Lee & Stripperella) limited edition artwork

Anthony Winn has been mentored by the incomparable Stan Lee
since 1999 and their collaborative efforts have resulted in some of the comic
legend’s most provocative and original artwork for a variety of media.  Winn’s innate artistic talent was noticed at
an early age after his family’s harrowing escape from Viet Nam at the close of
the war in 1975.  Settling in southern
California, Winn was soon under the spell of Spider-Man and the legendary work
of Stan Lee. 

About the gallery: 
The Chuck Jones Gallery, located in the heart of San Diego’s
historic Gaslamp District at 232 Fifth Ave., is the destination for art
collectors and visitors from around the world. 
Owned by Linda Jones Enterprises, the publisher and distributor of the
art of the legendary animation creator and director, Chuck Jones, it is the
only gallery in San Diego devoted to the art of the animated film.  Included in the on-going display is art from
all major animation studios as well as original paintings and limited edition
fine art from a variety of internationally known artists and photographers
whose work is entertainment related.  For
more information please call the gallery at 888-294-9880 or online at www.ChuckJonesGallery.com.  Blog: Chuck
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Chuck Jones: An Animator’s Life from A to Z-Z-Z-Z Gala Opening Night Reception

Last night, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in
Beverly Hills opened the exhibit, "Chuck Jones: An Animator's Life From A
to Z-Z-Z-Z" with a gala reception, welcoming over 250 well-wishers
along with the late animation director and creator's family.  

The
exhibition was curated by Ellen Harrington, the Academy's Director of
Exhibitions and Special Events, and was culled from the archives of
Chuck Jones Center for Creativity and the Chuck Jones Collection of the
Warner Bros. Museum.  It includes layout drawings by Jones, along with
storyboards, backgrounds, pre-production concept art & other related
ephemera from Jones' seven decade career.  It is the first (and
largest) exhibition of the art of the animated film ever assembled
solely devoted to the work of one man.  

On hand to welcome the
opening night crowd were Jones' daughter, Linda Jones Clough (pictured
4th from left below) along with her children and their spouses,
grandchild and Jones' widow, Marian Jones (4th from right.)

Jones clan at opening
russo photog
From left: Krista
Kausen, Todd Kausen (Jones' grandson,) Jim Clough, Linda Jones Clough
(Jones' daughter,) Jessica Kausen (great-granddaughter,) Marian Jones
(wife,) Valerie Kausen (granddaughter,) Kimberley Kausen, Craig Kausen
(Jones' grandson.)  Photo by Stephen Russo.


Marian oscar photogs

Marian Jones places Chuck Jones' Oscar® for
his 1965 short animated film, "The Dot and The Line" on its pedestal for
the opening of the exhibition.


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oscar marian linda jessica 

Oscar®
takes his place of honor during the opening ceremonies surrounded by
Jones' family, from left: Todd, Craig, Valerie Kausen with Marian Jones
(3rd from right,) Linda Jones Clough and Jessica Kausen.  


Tracy john and
friends 

Tracy Tanner, President of the Chuck Jones
Council for Creativity (far left) with her husband John (2nd from right)
and friends.


Julie hudash craig
kimberley friend 

Craig Kausen
(2nd from right) Chairman of the Board of Chuck Jones Center for
Creativity takes a moment to pose here with (from left) Laura Baden,
member of the Board of Directors for Team Kids, Julie Hudash, CEO and
Founder of Team Kids and Kimberley Kausen, far right, Craig's wife. 


Valerie rick ball
steve fossatti 

Valerie
Kausen, co-producer of the bio-doc "The Magical World of Chuck Jones"
and Jones' granddaughter, takes a moment to speak with author Rick Ball
and Stephen Fossati, animated film producer, director and writer.


Marian kimberley

Marian Jones (l) with Kimberley Kausen (and
Linda Jones Clough, left background.)


Cheryl robert tracy 

Cheryl Posner (l) Executive Director of Chuck
Jones Center for Creativity pauses during the festivities to speak with
Robert Patrick and Tracy Tanner, President of Chuck Jones Council
for Creativity, the outreach arm of the non-profit Center.  


Lorie darrell susan 

Smiles all around!  Fans of Chuck Jones, from
left, Hannelore Palcsik, Darrell Park and Susan Palcsik enjoy the
exhibition.


John leigh yetsko 

Leigh (r) and John Yetsko revel in all things
Chuck Jones.


Jessica and valerie 

Jessica Kausen, great-granddaughter of Chuck
Jones and Valerie Kausen, great, granddaughter of Chuck Jones
share the joy of the evening. 


Chuck Jones: An Animator’s Life from A to Z-Z-Z-Z Gala Opening Night Reception

Last night, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in Beverly Hills opened the exhibit, "Chuck Jones: An Animator's Life From A to Z-Z-Z-Z" with a gala reception, welcoming over 250 well-wishers along with the late animation director and creator's family.  

The exhibition was curated by Ellen Harrington, the Academy's Director of Exhibitions and Special Events, and was culled from the archives of Chuck Jones Center for Creativity and the Chuck Jones Collection of the Warner Bros. Museum.  It includes layout drawings by Jones, along with storyboards, backgrounds, pre-production concept art & other related ephemera from Jones' seven decade career.  It is the first (and largest) exhibition of the art of the animated film ever assembled solely devoted to the work of one man.  

On hand to welcome the opening night crowd were Jones' daughter, Linda Jones Clough (pictured 4th from left below) along with her children and their spouses, grandchild and Jones' widow, Marian Jones (4th from right.)

Jones clan at opening russo photog
From left: Krista Kausen, Todd Kausen (Jones' grandson,) Jim Clough, Linda Jones Clough (Jones' daughter,) Jessica Kausen (great-granddaughter,) Marian Jones (wife,) Valerie Kausen (granddaughter,) Kimberley Kausen, Craig Kausen (Jones' grandson.)  Photo by Stephen Russo.


Marian oscar photogs

Marian Jones places Chuck Jones' Oscar® for his 1965 short animated film, "The Dot and The Line" on its pedestal for the opening of the exhibition.


Todd craig valerie oscar marian linda jessica 

Oscar® takes his place of honor during the opening ceremonies surrounded by Jones' family, from left: Todd, Craig, Valerie Kausen with Marian Jones (3rd from right,) Linda Jones Clough and Jessica Kausen.  


Tracy john and friends 

Tracy Tanner, President of the Chuck Jones Council for Creativity (far left) with her husband John (2nd from right) and friends.


Julie hudash craig kimberley friend 

Craig Kausen (2nd from right) Chairman of the Board of Chuck Jones Center for Creativity takes a moment to pose here with (from left) Laura Baden, member of the Board of Directors for Team Kids, Julie Hudash, CEO and Founder of Team Kids and Kimberley Kausen, far right, Craig's wife. 


Valerie rick ball steve fossatti 

Valerie Kausen, co-producer of the bio-doc "The Magical World of Chuck Jones" and Jones' granddaughter, takes a moment to speak with author Rick Ball and Stephen Fossati, animated film producer, director and writer.


Marian kimberley

Marian Jones (l) with Kimberley Kausen (and Linda Jones Clough, left background.)


Cheryl robert tracy 

Cheryl Posner (l) Executive Director of Chuck Jones Center for Creativity pauses during the festivities to speak with Robert Patrick and Tracy Tanner, President of Chuck Jones Council for Creativity, the outreach arm of the non-profit Center.  


Lorie darrell susan 

Smiles all around!  Fans of Chuck Jones, from left, Hannelore Palcsik, Darrell Park and Susan Palcsik enjoy the exhibition.


John leigh yetsko 

Leigh (r) and John Yetsko revel in all things Chuck Jones.


Jessica and valerie 

Jessica Kausen, great-granddaughter of Chuck Jones and Valerie Kausen, great, granddaughter of Chuck Jones share the joy of the evening. 


Image of the Day: One Froggy Evening

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Original production background, layout by Robert Gribbroek, backgrounds painted by Philip DeGuard, from the Chuck Jones directed 1955 short animated film, “One Froggy Evening.”  One of three short films by Jones inducted into the National Film Registry of the Smithosonian (the other two are “What’s Opera, Doc?” and “Duck Amuck”) it bowed in theaters on December 31, 1955 (what a New Year’s Eve surprise!)

Opening tonight with a gala reception, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents “Chuck Jones: An Animator’s Life From A to Z-Z-Z-Z.”  The exhibit closes August 22, 2010.  For more information, visit the Oscars!