Category: Porky Pig

“Western Group”, color model cel and color model layout drawing, from an original line drawing by Chuck Jones, 1980.

Top: Original layout drawing, graphite on 12 field animation paper, by Chuck Jones for his 1954 short animated film, “Claws for Alarm,” starring Porky Pig and Sylvester. Please note that Sylvester* is mute in Chuck Jones cartoons.


Bottom: Original background layout, graphite with red pencil on 12 field animation paper, by Maurice Noble.


*Sylvester is from the Latin for wooded, silvestris, and felis silvestris, aka “wild cat”.

It’s Flag Day!  Celebrate with Uncle Sam and Porky Pig from “Old Glory” directed by Chuck Jones and released in 1939.

Drip-a-Long Daffy and his sidekick, Comic Relief. Original oil painting on canvas, 16″ x 20″, by Chuck Jones, circa late 1980s, early 1990s.

“Maurice–can you a sort of malevolent face out of this BLDG – ?”

Chuck Jones to Maurice Noble regarding his background layout (above) for “Claws for Alarm” 1954, starring Porky Pig and Sylvester. Graphite and red pencil on 12 field animation paper.

Top: Layout drawing by Chuck Jones, graphite on 12 field animation paper.

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?)

We’re working on a catalog raisonne of the Chuck Jones hand-painted cel art editions, titled, “The Animated Art of Chuck Jones”. The first volume will contain works from 1977 to 1989 and is expected to be completed in September. 

The color call-out sheet along with a color model cel art for “Western Group” from 1980 are shown. The final version of “Western Group” had a yellow sky. The background was hand-made using Pantone paper. Chuck Jones’s original line drawing was silk-screened onto an acetate sheet and each cel was hand-painted using cel vinyl by expert cel painters. 

“Rocket Squad” 1956, directed by Chuck Jones. 

Comedy Relief, left, and Western-type Hero, right. Oil painting on canvas, 16″ x 20″ by Chuck Jones, circa 1985.

“Drip-A-Long Daffy”, 1951, directed by Chuck Jones, written by Michael Maltese, for your viewing pleasure.

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Duck Dodgers. original oil painting, 20″ x 16″, by Chuck Jones, 1983.