CARTOONIST IRL: ERIC J. GARCIA
Sunday, March 24, 2019
781 Beach Street, FL 1, San Francisco, CA 94109
Sunday, March 24 at 1–4:00 p.m.
Q&A conversation with museum admission
Book signing free in the Bil Keane Family Lobby
The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes Eric Garcia, creator of Drawing on Anger: Portraits of U.S. Hypocrisy, on Sunday, March 24, 2019, from 1pm to 4pm as part of its visiting artist program Cartoonist IRL (In Real Life).
Arrive by 2pm for a presentation in the museum’s Drawing Room by the cartoonist based on over a decade of Garcia’s experience satirizing the political world. The presentation will explain how Garcia uses caricature to visualize prominent individuals in such a way that the public not only recognizes their caricature but also learns something more by their depiction and will include a demonstration of his own artistic process. “Drawing on Anger: Portraits of U.S. Hypocrisy,” a collection of Garcia’s works will be available for sale and signing.
Regular museum admission required for this special event. Book signing attendance is free. This event is presented in partnership with the Latino Comics Expo.
About Drawing on Anger
Drawing on Anger: Portraits of U.S. Hypocrisy is a collection of Eric J. García’s most unabashed political cartoons about U.S. history and politics from 2004 to the present. They offer a scathing indictment of Republicans, Democrats, and the self-proclaimed greatest country on earth.
About Eric Garcia
Known for mixing history with contemporary politics, Eric J. Garcia always tries to create art that is much more than just aesthetics. Garcia has exhibited nationally to include such institutions like San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Latin American Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Received his BFA with a minor in Chicano studies from the University of New Mexico, Garcia went on to completed his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. A versatile artist working in an assortment of media, from hand-printed posters, to larger than life murals, to his controversial political cartoons, they all have a common goal of educating and challenging. Learn more about him at ericjgarcia.com.
About the Latino Comics Expo
The Latino Comics Expo was founded in 2011 by Ricardo Padilla and Javier Hernandez to gather together a group of Latino comics creators and fans for a weekend to celebrate both comics and culture. LCX is teaming up with Modesto Jr. College in Modesto, CA. Co-organizer, Dr. Theresa Rojas, has helped put together an amazing show featuring a variety of talents from the world of comics, graphic novels, illustration, design, academia and other fields and art forms for the 9th convention on March 15 & 16, 2019, a free and family friendly event! Find out more at latinocomicsexpo.com.
About the Cartoonist IRL program
The Cartoon Art Museum regularly hosted professional cartoonists on a monthly basis as part of its Cartoonists IRL program or In Real Life (formerly known as Cartoonist-in-Residence), visitors can observe cartoonists at work and engage with them directly while cartoonists are able to share their passion and process and vend their latest and most well-known projects.
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