• The Paley Center Exhibit: 25 Years of Drawing on Creativity + The Creator's Journey Panel

    The Paley Center For Media has a very special exhibit this month. From October 14 through November 19, The Paley Center in Los Angeles has an entire exhibit dedicated to the 25 years of Cartoon Network history. While this is the same exhibit as what was in New York during New York Comic Con, there are some added features to this west coast incarnation, including a panel with some of the creators that happened last Saturday. I was fortunate enough to attend both the panel and the Paley Center and here with a recap after the break.

    More information about The Paley Center For Media can be found here on their website and below at the end of the article.

    If you happen to follow Cartoon Network's social media, you might have already heard about their take over of The Paley Center back around October 14th. In fact, our little Steven has his face looking over toward Santa Monica Boulevard.

    And the building itself really stands out in the Beverly Hills area.

    Even inside, the presence of Cartoon Network was something I had never seen before except at the Cartoon Network Studios themselves.

    The main event, however, is what really captivated the crowd:

    Left to right: Rebecca Sugar (Steven Universe), Ian Jones-Quartey (OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes!), Julia Pott (Summer Camp Island), and moderator Michael Schneider (Executive Editor of IndieWire and Editor At Large of Variety)

    The panel took a look behind the creative processes and the creative journeys of three of Cartoon Network's creators. The panel included Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar, OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes creator Ian Jones-Quartey, and upcoming series Summer Camp Island creator Julia Pott. After the panel, there was a question and answer panel in which the panelists answered questions from he small audience.

    After the panel, I went to the exhibits and took photos for those who are unable to attend The Paley Center in person. Below are photos from the exhibits, click the image to enhance the quality.

    The Paley Center also has a gift shop that Cartoon Network has taken over with their items. Some of the things that they sell at the gift shop are items they only sell on the Cartoon Network Shop.

    There is a lot more items at The Paley Center for Media for Cartoon Network. Other items in the huge exhibit include items for Adventure Time, Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, and the newest cartoon OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes!. If you happen to be in the Los Angeles area before November 19th, do stop on by. The Paley Center is open Wednesday through Sunday, Noon to 5 PM, and is located at 465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills. Admission is free.