Contact Us

Have a question, or need to speak to someone at the Cartoon Art Museum? Before you get in touch, please check the following links, so we can connect you with the right person.

 
 

Contact the museum:

Cartoon Art Museum
781 Beach Street, Fl 1
San Francisco, CA 94109
415-CARTOON (227-8666)

 
 

Museum Staff

 
 
Summerlea Kashar

Summerlea Kashar

SUMMERLEA KASHAR

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Summerlea Kashar oversees and manages the direction of the museum and its staff, and maintains its community relationships. She has been with the Cartoon Art Museum since 1998, and Executive Director since December 2010. She holds an MA in Arts Management from City University, London, and previously served on the Board of the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District.

office@cartoonart.org

 
Andrew Farago

Andrew Farago

ANDREW FARAGO

CURATOR

Andrew Farago has curated more than 100 exhibitions of cartoon and comic art. His bibliography includes The Looney Tunes Treasury, the Harvey Award-winning Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History, The Complete Peanuts Family Album, The Art of Harley Quinn, and Totally Awesome: The Greatest Cartoons of the Eighties. In 2015, he received the prestigious Inkpot Award from Comic-Con International.

gallery@cartoonart.org

 
Nina Taylor Kester

Nina Taylor Kester

NINA L. TAYLOR KESTER

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Nina Taylor Kester became involved with the museum as a volunteer in 2014 and now runs educational and public programing. She holds a BFA in Cartooning and Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York and worked in digital marketing and community building for Archie Comics, Charles Schulz Creative Associates, Tapastic (now Tapas), and as a colorist for BOOM! Studios on Peanuts.

education@cartoonart.org

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The Cartoon Art Museum board plays a very active role in the operation of the museum and is essential to its mission of promoting a greater appreciation of the fine art of comics, cartoons and animation. Members offer their professional experience in support of the nonprofit community and the talented individuals responsible for creating great art. Trustees also assist in fundraising efforts and help the museum by securing new sources of financial support.

 

JOHN BUTLER

Board Member

Chief Creative Officer at Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners, one of the largest independent marketing and advertising agencies on the West Coast.

RON EVANS

Board Chair

An editor, journalist, and freelance writer for the past 25 years, Evans became involved with the museum in 2001. He still has first comic book: The Amazing Spider-Man #150.

DR. MICHAEL B. JOHNSON

Board Vice Chair

Dr. Johnson is the Pro Workflow Architect, Systems Architecture & Design at Apple, Inc. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Graphics & Animation & a Masters of Visual Studies from MIT’s Media Lab. He previously work at Pixar Animation Studios from 1993 - 2018, and has served on the CAM board since 2002.

MISCHA MCLACHLAN

Board Member

A senior product designer at Apple, McLachlan’s interests include graphic design, film production, and visionary art.

SUMMERLEA KASHAR

Executive Director

As Executive Director, Ms. Kashar oversees and manages the direction of the museum and its staff, and maintains its community relationships.

MALCOLM WHYTE

Founder/Chair Emeritus

President of Word Play Publications, Whyte serves on the Board of Directors of the Book Club of California, and has authored 45 books and produced nearly 200, including The Underground Comix Family Album and Goreyography, plus exhibition catalogs on the art of Walt Kelly, Charles Schulz, Edward Gorey, among others.

 

ADVISORY BOARD

We’re always looking for professionals from cartoon- and museum-related industries to share their talents and insight. To become an advisor, please contact the Board of Trustees at boardcandidate@cartoonart.org.

 

LALO LOPEZ ALCARAZ

Creator of La Cucaracha comic strip; editorial cartoonist, La Opinion.

MICHAEL CAPOZZOLA

Creator of Surveillance Caricatures comic strip, comedian, creative consultant.

LLOYD DANGLE

Creator of Troubletown comic strip; former president, Graphic Artists Guild.

R.C. HARVEY

Comics historian, author of The Art of the Funnies, Children of the Yellow Kid, and Accidental Ambassador Gordo.

MICHAEL JANTZE

Animator, graphic designer, creator of The Norm comic strip.

KEITH KNIGHT

Creator of Knight Life, K Chronicles, and (th)ink comic strips.

STEVE MORGER

Attorney at Wendell, Rosen, Black & Dean, LLC.

TRINA ROBBINS

Comic book creator and herstorian; author of A Century of Women Cartoonists.

 

HONORARY CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE

We are grateful to have the following individuals on our Honorary Campaign Committee.

 

ALISON BECHDEL

Award-winning cartoonist, MacArthur Fellowship recipient.

PETE DOCTER

Pixar Animation Studios Academy Award-winning director.

BEN KATCHOR

Cartoonist (Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer) and MacArthur Fellowship recipient.

KEITH KNIGHT

Gentleman cartoonist (Knight Life, K Chronicles, (th)ink).

STEVE MORGER

Attorney at Wendell, Rosen, Black & Dean, LLC.

RAINA TELGEMEIER

Cartoonist, Eisner Award recipient, New York Times bestseller.

MALCOLM WHYTE

Founder and Chair Emeritus, owner of Word Play Publications.

MICHAEL CAPOZZOLA

Comedian, cartoonist, promoter.

MICHAEL JANTZE

Cartoonist (The Norm).

JEFF KEANE

Artist (Family Circus).

GEORGE LUCAS

Filmmaker and founder of Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic.

JEAN SCHULZ

Widow of Charles Schulz (Peanuts).

PETER WESTLEY

Investment advisor and partner at Blum Capital Partners.

GENE YANG

National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, graphic novelist and MacArthur Fellowship recipient.