Toon Talk: John Jennings
Jul
27
2:00 PM14:00

Toon Talk: John Jennings

Join us for a panel on black and latinx comics, starring John Jennings and featured guests! Discover more about the Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival (BCAF) and their mission of representation and social justice. Book signing to follow. Save the date! Ticketing details coming soon.

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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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Mark Badger's Just Draw, Part 4
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Mark Badger's Just Draw, Part 4

Professional Cartoonist Mark Badger has created comics from Julius Caesar to Batman for 30 years and has produced many award-winning students in the decades he’s spent as an educator. Badger will be teaching his popular all-skill-level workshop, “Just Draw,” for older teens and adults meeting weekly throughout March 2019 at San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum.

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CARTOONING CHALLENGES: SPRING INTO A NEW START
Mar
26
6:00 PM18:00

CARTOONING CHALLENGES: SPRING INTO A NEW START

Join us in socializing and committing to cartooning in 2019. This 2-hour workshop will introduce you to goal-setting strategies and how to make time for creativity in our busy lives. Get started on your own comic or cartooning project to continue working on for the rest of the year. No experience is necessary and basic materials are provided. Students are welcome to bring their own art materials if they wish.

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Parent+Child Cartooning: Cartoon Journey
Mar
26
1:00 PM13:00

Parent+Child Cartooning: Cartoon Journey

Kids and their grownups work together to document a journey through your imagination! With guidance from our trailblazing instructor, families will create booklets and maps to document your great adventure like the cowboy artist, Jo Mora, a renaissance man of the wild west who’s maps and illustrations are now on exhibit. No experience is necessary and all materials are provided. Free admission to galleries included with workshop.

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Cartooning Challenges: My Life in Comics
Mar
23
2:00 PM14:00

Cartooning Challenges: My Life in Comics

Learn how to document and draw inspiration from your own life and the world around you to create comics in this beginner workshop for older teens and adults. View Cartoon Art Museum Emerging Artists like Thi Bui and Maia Kobabe, who use experiences from their own lives as the basis for their stories. Passive and avid doodlers alike are welcome to take advantage of this focused workshop. Materials are provided, but students are welcome to bring their own sketchbook and drawing supplies. Free admission to galleries included with workshop.

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Parent+Child Cartooning: Marvelous Heroes Young and Grown
Mar
23
11:30 AM11:30

Parent+Child Cartooning: Marvelous Heroes Young and Grown

Kids and their grownups collaborate to imagine and illustrate their own super personas. Design your own super self, part cool kid and part grownup hero. Then have them test out their new powers together. No experience is necessary and all materials are provided. Free admission to galleries included with workshop.

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Mark Badger's Just Draw, Part 3
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Mark Badger's Just Draw, Part 3

Professional Cartoonist Mark Badger has created comics from Julius Caesar to Batman for 30 years and has produced many award-winning students in the decades he’s spent as an educator. Badger will be teaching his popular all-skill-level workshop, “Just Draw,” for older teens and adults meeting weekly throughout March 2019 at San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum.

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Mark Badger's Just Draw, Part 2
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

Mark Badger's Just Draw, Part 2

Professional Cartoonist Mark Badger has created comics from Julius Caesar to Batman for 30 years and has produced many award-winning students in the decades he’s spent as an educator. Badger will be teaching his popular all-skill-level workshop, “Just Draw,” for older teens and adults meeting weekly throughout March 2019 at San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum.

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Mar
9
11:00 AM11:00

The Spirit of Mini-Comics Challenge

The Cartoon Art Museum invites comic-makers of all levels to come join in a mini-comics challenge. Come celebrate Will Eisner Week by helping make 30 or more comics in one day! Organizer Brian Kolm and other cartoonists will be on hand to help you complete your very own mini-comic to take home. Present your completed mini-comic to be photographed and get a reward from the Cartoon Art Museum. Demonstrations, creative coaching and materials provided. This event is free and open to the public.

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Mark Badger's Just Draw, Part 1
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

Mark Badger's Just Draw, Part 1

Professional Cartoonist Mark Badger has created comics from Julius Caesar to Batman for 30 years and has produced many award-winning students in the decades he’s spent as an educator. Badger will be teaching his popular all-skill-level workshop, “Just Draw,” for older teens and adults meeting weekly throughout March 2019 at San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum.

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