Pre-Code Horror: Exhibition Reception and Halloween Party
Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

Pre-Code Horror: Exhibition Reception and Halloween Party

Check out classic Spooky Stories from EC Comics and get ready for Halloween. Costumed attendees encouraged! Zombie caricatures available for purchase. Cash bar and other spooky goodies courtesy of our friends at Fantagraphics, Dark Horse and Trick or Treat Studios.

Tickets to this event are $5 (Free for members and attendees in costume.)

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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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Toon Talk: Mat Heagerty on "Unplugged and Unpopular"
Nov
3
1:00 PM13:00

Toon Talk: Mat Heagerty on "Unplugged and Unpopular"

Meet comics writer Mat Heagerty for a Toon Talk and signing about the creation of his debut graphic novel Unplugged and Unpopular, illustrated by Tintin Pantoja. Officially released on October 15, Unplugged and Unpopular centers on Erin Song, a spunky middle schooler who, after losing her screen time privileges, finds herself butting heads with some pesky extraterrestrials. It’s Diary of A Wimpy Kid meets Invasion of The Body Snatchers in this sci-fi comedy for middle readers.

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2019 Fall Cartooning Basics: Skills to Fall Back On
Nov
23
2:00 PM14:00

2019 Fall Cartooning Basics: Skills to Fall Back On

Learn basic skills for how to create and draw cartoon art in this beginner workshop for older teens and adults. Study how to draw simply and expressively for use in children’s books, comics or story boarding for animation. Finishing this workshop will enable you to draw economic characters and environments to tell delightful stories.

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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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Batman: The Definitive History of The Dark Knight Book Launch and Exhibition Opening
Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

Batman: The Definitive History of The Dark Knight Book Launch and Exhibition Opening

Join author and Cartoon Art Museum Curator Andrew Farago for a launch party and booksigning for Batman: The Definitive History of The Dark Knight in Comics, Film, and Beyond published by Insight Editions, featuring talented Bat-guests: writer Devin K. Grayson, artists Brent Anderson, Al Gordon, Mick Gray, and Steve Leialoha, Sam Hamm, screenwriter of the 1989 Batman motion picture! Free admission for anyone wearing a DC Comics-themed costume, and the party attendee with the best costume will receive a limited edition Arkham Asylum Batman statue courtesy of DC Comics and Sideshow Collectibles!

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POSTPONED: How to Draw Cartoons with Matthew Luhn
Oct
19
1:00 PM13:00

POSTPONED: How to Draw Cartoons with Matthew Luhn

Learn from animation story artist Mattew Luhn during a 90 minute workshop for ages 7-13 at the Cartoon Art Museum free with advance purchase of Luhn’s How to Draw Cartoons line from General Pencil offered by the museum! A signing and meet and greet will follow in the museum’s Bil Keane Family Lobby that is free and open to all members of the public without reservation or associated purchase.

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LitQuake: The Wig Diaries
Oct
13
3:00 PM15:00

LitQuake: The Wig Diaries

We ain’t no heroes. We complain. A lot. And we don’t need your sympathy. We just need your laughs. So come to our show and laugh with — or at — us. We don’t care. We have cancer. Hell, even heckle us. It only makes us stronger. With Don Asmussen and Mary Ladd, hosted by Vanessa Hua with Oscar Villalon. FREE, $5 suggested donation

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Toon Talk: Kim Dwinell
Oct
12
1:00 PM13:00

Toon Talk: Kim Dwinell

Join graphic novelist and creator of Surfside Girls for a free presentation and booksigning on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 1-3pm. Dwinell will discuss her creative process and will sign copies of her graphic novels in the Cartoon Art Museum's Bil Keane Family Lobby.

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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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This Week in Marvel - Live Podcast Event
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

This Week in Marvel - Live Podcast Event

Join Ryan “Agent M” Penagos and guest cohost Greg Miller for a LIVE recording of This Week in Marvel at San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum! Ryan and Greg will catch you up on the latest Marvel news, from comics to film to video games and much more. Then, they'll interview the legendary comic book creator Arthur Adams. More surprises and giveaways await!

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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
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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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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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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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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