Author: Chuck Jones

Two mixed media drawings of a Siamese cat, 11″…

Two mixed media drawings of a Siamese cat, 11″ x 14″, on paper, by Chuck Jones, circa 1980s. 

We’ll be doing the Monster Mash at this year’s…

We’ll be doing the Monster Mash at this year’s Chuck Jones Big Draw. Join us, good for the whole family from the youngest to the oldest. Plus, we’ll be flash mobbing the Center doing the “Monster Mash”!  Let’s dance! And draw! 

Exercise your genius! Tickets just $5 per adult, children under 18 are free! Go to ChuckJonesBigDraw.org to order your tickets today.

“Tightrope” oil on canvas, 24″ x 18″, by Chuck…

“Tightrope” oil on canvas, 24″ x 18″, by Chuck Jones, circa 1995.

Read Cartoon Brew for details about the reanim…

Read Cartoon Brew for details about the reanimation project led by “Zeurel”. 

Original layout drawing by Chuck Jones for his…

Original layout drawing by Chuck Jones for his 1956 “To Hare Is Human”, graphite and colored pencil on 12 field animation paper. 

Top: Paul Klee in his studio, circa 1922. “A l…

Top: Paul Klee in his studio, circa 1922. “A line is a dot out for a walk.”

2nd from top: “Senecio” oil on canvas, 1922, by Paul Klee

3rd from top: Chuck Jones in his home studio, circa 1960. “The Dot and the Line”, Academy Award-winning short film, 1965, directed and produced by Chuck Jones

4th from top: “Portrait de Cochon” After Klee, 1989, by Chuck Jones. Hand-pulled lithograph based on his original oil painting.  “Klee next issue.” (Get it?)

“I’m in the Money” oil on canvas, 30″ x 24″, b…

“I’m in the Money” oil on canvas, 30″ x 24″, by Chuck Jones, circa 1994. 

A break from Chuck Jones. Layout drawings, som…

A break from Chuck Jones. Layout drawings, some with matching production cels from the 1978 “Watership Down”. Produced by Martin Rosen (”Women in Love”) and initially to be directed by Oscar-winning animation creators, John and Faith Hubley. Alas, “creative differences” got in the way, the Hubley’s departed and Martin Rosen took the reins as director. 

Based on the best-selling novel, “Watership Down” by Richard Adams, published in 1972. The story revolves around a warren of rabbits looking for a new home and the dangers they encounter in that quest. Known for its graphic violence and its realistic (to a point, the rabbits did speak, after all) imagination of the daily life of rabbits, the movie didn’t fare as well as the novel. Great for adults, not so for small children. 

From the bottom: “United Hare Lines” (motto: G…

From the bottom: “United Hare Lines” (motto: Good to the Last Drop). Oil on canvas by Chuck Jones, 18″ x 24″, circa 1998. Above: two sketches of airplanes by Chuck Jones, graphite on 12 field animation paper, 10.5″ x 12.5″, undated. 

To paraphrase Chuck Jones, “If you’re going to…

To paraphrase Chuck Jones, “If you’re going to draw a funny horse, you better know how to draw a real one.”  

Top: original drawing by Chuck Jones, graphite and colored pencil on 12 field animation paper, circa 1965

Bottom: original layout drawing by Chuck Jones, graphite on 12 field animation paper, 1957, for “What’s Opera, Doc?”