Marin Comics Fest Kickoff
Aug
24
1:00 PM13:00

Marin Comics Fest Kickoff

Meet writer Landry Q. Walker at the Cartoon Art Museum and help us kick off the third annual Marin Comics Fest! Walker is known for his all-ages comics work, such as Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade. Walker's most recent works include Project Terra, Star Wars Adventures and The Last Seige. Free event in the Bil Keane Family Lobby.

Receive free same-day admission to the museum galleries by presenting a valid Marin County library card (1 admission per card).

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Toon Talk: Trina Robbins Tours The Teen Age
Aug
25
2:00 PM14:00

Toon Talk: Trina Robbins Tours The Teen Age

Join Will Eisner Hall of Fame cartoonist and historian Trina Robbins for an insider's look at the Cartoon Art Museum's summer exhibition The Teen Age: Youth Culture In Comics. Robbins will discuss classic teenage comics including Sharon Smith Kane's lost classic Buttons an' Beaux, Archie Comics from the 1940s to today, and will discuss highlights from her personal art collection.

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Fall Saturday Cartooning for Kids
Sep
7
1:00 PM13:00

Fall Saturday Cartooning for Kids

Saturday afternoon cartooning workshops meet monthly from 1–2:30PM at the Cartoon Art Museum! Students learn a variety of introductory skills, with subjects ranging from creating characters to writing stories to creating their own comic strips.

The Saturday Cartooning for Kids program is underwritten by the National Cartoonists Society Foundation, the charitable arm of the National Cartoonists Society (NCS), the world's largest and most prestigious organization of professional cartoonists.

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Opening Reception: John Kascht in conversation with Pete Docter
Sep
22
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: John Kascht in conversation with Pete Docter

Join us for the opening reception of the exhibition MAKING FACES: Portraits by John Kascht, a retrospective featuring more than 60 original portraits by one of America’s most incisive and celebrated caricature artists, with the artist in attendance, in conversation with longtime friend Pete Docter, Chief Creative Officer of Pixar Animation Studios.

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Fall Saturday Cartooning for Kids
Oct
5
1:00 PM13:00

Fall Saturday Cartooning for Kids

Saturday afternoon cartooning workshops meet monthly from 1–2:30PM at the Cartoon Art Museum! Students learn a variety of introductory skills, with subjects ranging from creating characters to writing stories to creating their own comic strips.

The Saturday Cartooning for Kids program is underwritten by the National Cartoonists Society Foundation, the charitable arm of the National Cartoonists Society (NCS), the world's largest and most prestigious organization of professional cartoonists.

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Fall Saturday Cartooning for Kids
Nov
2
1:00 PM13:00

Fall Saturday Cartooning for Kids

Saturday afternoon cartooning workshops meet monthly from 1–2:30PM at the Cartoon Art Museum! Students learn a variety of introductory skills, with subjects ranging from creating characters to writing stories to creating their own comic strips.

The Saturday Cartooning for Kids program is underwritten by the National Cartoonists Society Foundation, the charitable arm of the National Cartoonists Society (NCS), the world's largest and most prestigious organization of professional cartoonists.

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Fall Saturday Cartooning for Kids
Dec
7
1:00 PM13:00

Fall Saturday Cartooning for Kids

Saturday afternoon cartooning workshops meet monthly from 1–2:30PM at the Cartoon Art Museum! Students learn a variety of introductory skills, with subjects ranging from creating characters to writing stories to creating their own comic strips.

The Saturday Cartooning for Kids program is underwritten by the National Cartoonists Society Foundation, the charitable arm of the National Cartoonists Society (NCS), the world's largest and most prestigious organization of professional cartoonists.

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2019 Cartoon Camp, Week 3
Jul
29
to Aug 2

2019 Cartoon Camp, Week 3

Cartoon Camp is cooler than ever this summer with half & full days of drawing excitement! Week-long workshops dedicated to the art of cartooning, with activities appropriate for students 10-15 years old who enjoy drawing and are looking to build skills.

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July 4th Fireworks Viewing Party
Jul
4
7:00 PM19:00

July 4th Fireworks Viewing Party

Join us for a viewing party of the fireworks from our front windows, in the comfort of the museum’s Bil Keane Family Lobby and the Drawing Room (our educational and program space). The event kicks off at 7:00 pm with a picnic-style spread including sandwich fixings, potato salad, fruit, chips and beverages.

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Closing Reception and Trans March Pre-Party
Jun
26
7:00 AM07:00

Closing Reception and Trans March Pre-Party

Get ready for Trans March 2019 with cartoonist Maia Kobabe and eir debut solo graphic novel Gender Queer: A Memoir on exhibit at the Cartoon Art Museum. Maia will be on hand to sign copies and socialize with attendees. Poster board and markers to make signs for the march will also be provided. Suggested Donation at the door, $5. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. This will be a sober safe space.

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Toon Talk: The Book of Weirdo, and Other Weirdos with editor Jon B. Cooke, Ron Turner and Malcolm Whyte
Jun
15
6:30 PM18:30

Toon Talk: The Book of Weirdo, and Other Weirdos with editor Jon B. Cooke, Ron Turner and Malcolm Whyte

The Cartoon Art Museum is proud to host editor Jon B. Cooke in conversation with Last Gasp founder Ron Turner and Cartoon Art Museum founder Malcolm Whyte for an evening discussion of the new publication, The Book of Weirdo, a retrospective of R. Crumb's legendary publication, and Art Out of Chaos: The Illustrated Biography of Maxon Crumb, published by F.U. Press, an imprint of Fantagraphics Books.

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Jun
4
11:00 AM11:00

Pay What You Wish Day!

Pay What You Wish Days create affordable experiences for all to ignite imaginations and foster the next generation of visual storytellers by celebrating the history of cartoon art, its role in society, and its universal appeal with a visit to the Cartoon Art Museum between opening at 11am and closing at 5pm

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Toon Talk: Steve Greenberg
Jun
2
2:00 PM14:00

Toon Talk: Steve Greenberg

The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes Steve Greenberg, editorial cartoonist for publications including Ventura County Reporter and the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles, on Sunday, June 2, 2019, from 2pm to 4pm. Greenberg will be doing a presentation about his work starting at 2pm in the Museum’s Drawing Room. At 3pm he will sign books and be available for questions and conversation. He will also have some of his own books available for purchase.

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MAY CARTOONIST IRL (IN REAL LIFE): STEPHEN CONN (WRITER FIGHTERS)
May
25
1:00 PM13:00

MAY CARTOONIST IRL (IN REAL LIFE): STEPHEN CONN (WRITER FIGHTERS)

The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes Stephen Conn, creator of Writer Fighters, on Saturday, May 25, 2019, from 1pm to 4pm as part of its visiting artist program Cartoonist IRL (In Real Life). This event is free and open to the public in the Bil Keane Family Lobby. Conn will be set up in the front lobby area of the museum signing books, drawing, answering questions, and hanging out. He will also have copies of Writer Fighters available for purchase.

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Toon Talk: This Land Is My Land with cartoonists Andy Warner and Sofie Louise Dam
May
5
2:00 PM14:00

Toon Talk: This Land Is My Land with cartoonists Andy Warner and Sofie Louise Dam

Join the Cartoon Art Museum and cartoonists Andy Warner and Sofie Louise Dam as they talk about their new book This Land Is My Land in which readers will discover efforts to form an ideal society. From the Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands, to the Indian Rock Garden of Nek Chand and the world’s longest-lived micronation: Sealand. After his presentation Andy and Sofie will be on hand to sign books and chat in the museum's Bil Keane Family Lobby. The presentation and signing are free and open to the public.

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COMIC SHOP HOP
May
4
11:00 AM11:00

COMIC SHOP HOP

Come out and support your local comic shop and other shops around the Bay Area this Free Comic Book Day by participating in the Comic Shop Hop! What is the Comic Shop Hop? The Comic Shop Hop is a comic book store scavenger hunt throughout the entire Bay Area. Participants will go from store to store filling up their passport as they go along, tracking their progress from store to store. Like any good scavenger hunt, participating in the Comic Shop Hop will result in a chance to win prizes! All participants who visit two or more comic shops, get the shop marked off on their passport, and submit their passport to a Google Form (link to the form is found on the passport) will be entered into a raffle.

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2019 QUEER COMICS EXPO (QCE)
Apr
27
to Apr 28

2019 QUEER COMICS EXPO (QCE)

Rainbows will follow rainstorms at the Queer Comics Expo on April 27-28 from 11am to 5pm each day at the Cartoon Art Museum’s new home in Fisherman’s Wharf at 781 Beach Street. The expo encourages attendees to dress up, draw, meet artists, mingle, watch demonstrations, join conversations, and learn about the fierce LGBTQAI+ world of comics and cartoons. This year the Queer Comics Expo is proud to feature the Bay Area’s emerging cartoonist, Maia Kobabe as the special guest.

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Toon Talk: Enemy of the People: A Cartoonist's Journey
Apr
20
2:00 PM14:00

Toon Talk: Enemy of the People: A Cartoonist's Journey

Join the Cartoon Art Museum and cartoonist Rob Rogers comes and talks about his new book Enemy of the People: A Cartoonist's Journey in which Rob details his experience of being fired from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for making cartoons critical of President Trump. It chronicles his journey from a cartoon killing-spree to a social media buzz, from an appearance on CNN to his final days at the paper. After his presentation Rob will be on hand to sign books and chat in the museum's Bil Keane Family Lobby. This event is free and open to the public.

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Spring 2019 Cartooning Academy
Apr
6
3:00 PM15:00

Spring 2019 Cartooning Academy

Students learn a different in depth adult-level introductory skills in each workshop, with subjects ranging from designing characters to writing stories to creating finished comics. The specific skills participants are most interested in will be considered and addressed as possible during each workshop.

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