Category: Road Runner

Hope springs eternal. Original watercolor on A…

Hope springs eternal. Original watercolor on Arches paper, 10″ x 30.5″ by Chuck Jones, circa early 1990s.

“A fanatic is someone who redoubles his effort when he has forgotten his
aim.” American philosopher George Santayana may or may not have been
familiar with the machinations of Wile E. Coyote, but his quote about
fanatics encapsulates all that’s wrong with the Coyote’s approach (and
for our pleasure, all that’s right.) The quote wouldn’t have been out of
place on those wonderful Burma Shave signs that were a mainstay in the
middle of the last century on the highways and byways of the American
West.

New from the Chuck Jones archive is this beautiful and funny visual
interpretation of the quote.

Original drawing by Chuck Jones, graphite on n…

Original drawing by Chuck Jones, graphite on notepad paper, 11″ x 9″, circa mid-1970s. Exhibited in “Chuck-staposed” at the Leatherby Library, Chapman University, Orange, California, February 2008.

Original drawing by Chuck Jones, graphite on n…

Original drawing by Chuck Jones, graphite on notepad paper, 11″ x 9″, circa mid-1970s. Exhibited in “Chuck-staposed” at the Leatherby Library, Chapman University, Orange, California, February 2008.

Alas, poor Road Runner!

Alas, poor Road Runner!

Original oil painting on canvas by Chuck Jones, 24″ x 18″, circa early 1990s.

Alas, poor Road Runner!

Alas, poor Road Runner!

Original oil painting on canvas by Chuck Jones, 24″ x 18″, circa early 1990s.

Thursday’s Red Dot Auction WIP (work-in-…

Thursday’s Red Dot Auction WIP (work-in-progress): with a hat tip to Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, artist ______ ______, has captured the essence of the dynamic that plays out between Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner and super-charged it. Will it be “The End” for the Road Runner"?

Find out at the ninth annual Red Dot Auction on May 17th. Pre-bidding begins mid-April, register today at Charityauction.bid/RedDotIX.

Thursday’s Red Dot Auction WIP (work-in-…

Thursday’s Red Dot Auction WIP (work-in-progress): with a hat tip to Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, artist ______ ______, has captured the essence of the dynamic that plays out between Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner and super-charged it. Will it be “The End” for the Road Runner"?

Find out at the ninth annual Red Dot Auction on May 17th. Pre-bidding begins mid-April, register today at Charityauction.bid/RedDotIX.

Ecce canis latrans! (Behold the coyote). This …

Ecce canis latrans! (Behold the coyote). This latest submission for the ninth annual Red Dot Auction is titled, “The Renaissance Coyote” and was created by ___ ______. Paying homage to DaVinci’s Vitruvian Man as well as Chuck Jones’ Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, the artist has exquisitely maintained the integrity of both subject and the object of reverence.

Which artist’s work will you go home with at this year’s Red Dot Auction? For more information about how you may participate, visit ChuckJonesCenter.org/reddot9.

Ecce canis latrans! (Behold the coyote). This …

Ecce canis latrans! (Behold the coyote). This latest submission for the ninth annual Red Dot Auction is titled, “The Renaissance Coyote” and was created by ___ ______. Paying homage to DaVinci’s Vitruvian Man as well as Chuck Jones’ Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, the artist has exquisitely maintained the integrity of both subject and the object of reverence.

Which artist’s work will you go home with at this year’s Red Dot Auction? For more information about how you may participate, visit ChuckJonesCenter.org/reddot9.

Original concept drawing for a proposed limite…

Original concept drawing for a proposed limited edition, graphite on 12 field animation paper, by Chuck Jones, circa late 1980s.