For whatever reason, nowadays we don't seem to see as many rock bands made into cartoons. Sure, there's the occasional cameo on The Simpsons or Aqua Teen Hunger Force, but full-on cinematic experiences are rare. But there once was a time when such things were cutting-edge, and Ron Campbell had a big part in that. His early career highlights include directing the Beatles cartoon series, which aired Saturday mornings from 1965 to 1969. Then in 1968 he stepped in at the last minute as an animator for one of the Beatles' most iconic films, Yellow Submarine. Regardless of your age, you probably grew up watching at least one cartoon that he has worked on, which include The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo, Winnie the Pooh, Goof Troop, and Rugrats. During the "Classic-Rock Art Show," Campbell will be on hand to chat with guests while creating live art in the style he is famous for. On display will be rock memorabilia, from hand-written lyrics to concert photography to concert posters to album art from bands inlcuding the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, and others. Some items will be for sale, and a portion of the proceeds goes to the Smile Network.
Jan. 27-30, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., 2010