The Chuck Jones Gallery announced its line-up of special events and artist receptions during Comic-Con. As the end point for Course of the Force, the gallery will be home to all the COTF activities every day of the convention — including a Star Wars costume display — with art-related events in the evenings. See the full gallery schedule, below.
The Chuck Jones Gallery is located at 232 Fifth Avenue (Map Link).
Course of the Force: Everyday, 11 AM – 6 PM
Thursday, July 18, 7 PM – 9 PM:
Chuck Jones Extravaganza
Chuck’s grandson, Craig Kausen as the special guest. There will be raffles, games, prizes, and new art from the legendary animation pioneer Chuck Jones. Come test your knowledge of Chuck Jones trivia against Craig, during the gallery’s “Jeopardy” challenge.
Friday, July 19, 7 PM – 9 PM:
James C. Mulligan
Meet muralist, performer, and pirate, James C. Mulligan, Friday evening, July 19 from 7 to 9 PM. Jimmy’s quick wit and joie de vivre are apparent in each of his remarkable canvases. Enjoy his swashbuckling superhero sagas and his spot-on recreation of all of your favorite cartoon characters. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry “Uncle”, and you’ll have a great time!
Saturday, July 20, 7 PM – 9 PM:
An evening with artist Mike Kungl, one of the artists commissioned by the Jones family to pay homage to the art and career of Chuck Jones for his centennial celebration, continues to impress with his Art Deco-inspired
re-interpretations of classic characters and moments from Jones’s impressive oeuvre. Eat, drink, and be merry while enjoying a chinwag with raconteur extraordinaire, Mike Kungl.
Visit the Gallery’s web site at: www.ChuckJones.com
There are several amazing art galleries in downtown San Diego, several of which will have special installations just during Comic-Con. See below for details, and check out the Art Exhibits page for any new additions.
The Art of Frankenweenie Exhibition
Most likely this exhibit will be “outside Comic-Con,” although the venue is still unknown. The exhibition is being promoted as a glimpse into the stop-motion animation process used by director Tim Burton, and featuring many other aspects of the creation process, from sketches to props and sets.
Cartoon Network’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition
Location: JETT Gallery (989 W. Kalmia St. – Map)
Hours: Wed (7/11) 11am-5pm, Thurs-Sat 11am – 6pm, Event Saturday 7/14 6pm-11pm
More than 70 artists have been given the task of creating pieces to celebrate twenty years of the Cartoon Network. More details and images of a few art pieces can be found on Mark Murphy’s blog.
Chuck Jones Gallery Exhibits
Location: 232 Fifth Avenue – Map
Just outside the convention center, on 5th Ave, you’ll find a fantastic art gallery, the Chuck Jones Gallery. They will be having several different shows over the course of Comic-Con, starting with art by Mike Kungl. The gallery’s Facebook Page has the latest updates!
Cotton Tail Massacre
Friday, Jul 13 – $20
Location: Warehouse in downtown (address given when purchasing tickets)
Art event featuring live painting, sketching, giveaways, music and performances. Visit their site for more details & ticket info.
Darkness & Light: Art Inspired by Heroes & Villains, Hope & Heroism
Location: The Michael J. Wolff Art Gallery (363 5th Avenue #102, San Diego, CA – Map)
Hours: July 9-15, Time TBD
A collection of art highlighting the good and evil in the comic world and the real world. Featuring DC Comics’ Justice League characters and original photography. Visit the exhibit web site for more information.