Ron Campbell spent more than 50 years as a cartoonist on projects like “Yellow Submarine,” “Flintstones” and “Scooby-Doo.”

‘Yellow Submarine’ artist to bring Beatles pop art to metro Atlanta

Ron Campbell spent more than 50 years as a cartoonist on projects like “Yellow Submarine,” “Flintstones” and “Scooby-Doo”

It’s been more than 50 years since the Fab Four hit the big screen with the catchy tunes and fantastical cartoons of, “Yellow Submarine.”

Among the people who helped bring the Beatles feature film to life was animator Ron Campbell. 

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Through his career as a cartoonist, Campbell, 80, has worked not only on “Yellow Submarine,” but also on classics like “Scooby-Doo,” “Rugrats,” “Flintstones,” “Jetsons” and many more. 

Now, Campbell will make an in-person visit to Atlanta, when his work is displayed later this month at Roswell’s Ann Jackson Gallery. 


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The show, which will run from Jan. 24-26, will feature a variety of Campbell’s colorful creations spanning the decades of his career — spent largely creating for the golden age of Saturday morning cartoons. 

His time with the Beatles was not confined to the silver screen. Campbell also directed the Saturday morning Beatles Cartoon that aired on ABC at the height of  Beatlemania, from 1965-1969.

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Since retiring from his career of more than 50 years, Campbell has focused on painting some of his most popular characters over the years, including the Beatles.

At his Atlanta show, Campbell’s Beatles-themed pop art and other cartoon classics will be available for purchase, and as a bonus Campbell will paint an original piece on site for anyone who buys a piece.

DETAILS4-8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24
1-7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25
1-4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26
Ann Jackson Gallery, 1101 Alpharetta Street, Roswell
(770) 993-4783; 
Admission is free, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged

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