Emerging Artist Showcase: Kim Dwinell’s Surfside Girls

July 1 - November 10, 2019

The Cartoon Art Museum is proud to present a selection of artwork from Kim Dwinell's middle-grade graphic novel series Surfside Girls, including her latest volume, Surfside Girls: The Mystery at the Old Rancho.

Cover of  Surfside Girls: The Mystery at the Old Rancho , by Kim Dwinell.

Cover of Surfside Girls: The Mystery at the Old Rancho, by Kim Dwinell.

When one of the ghosts from Danger Point gets…spooked, it’s time for Sam and Jade to bring out the Journal of Weird and leap into action! Trying to solve this two-hundred-year-old mystery takes the girls all over their town and beyond, all while Surfside’s Annual Surf Competition is going on. Add to the mix a cute surfer boy, a mysterious mustached man with a guitar, and a very jealous Sam—can the surfing sleuths save the day again?

About Kim Dwinell

Kim Dwinell is the author and illustrator of the Surfside Girls middle-grade graphic novel series (Top Shelf/ IDW.) Part mermaid, she spent much of high school and college in the ocean, both as a surfer and as a beach lifeguard. She then had a career in animation, on the films Hercules, Mulan, Tarzan and more, and now makes “animated films in a book.” Dwinell also teaches Animation at CSU Long Beach. When she's not in the classroom or at her desk, she might be running a 10K or out on the ocean in her boat or on her board, getting one more freckle. She lives on a tree-lined street in sunny Southern California with her husband, son and Springer Spaniel.

Kim Dwinell, photo by Seth Berger

Kim Dwinell, photo by Seth Berger

About the Emerging Artist Showcase

The Cartoon Art Museum’s Emerging Artist Showcase is dedicated to the presentation of new and emerging voices in comics, from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Emerging Artist Showcase: Kim Dwinell’s Surfside Girls is organized by the Cartoon Art Museum with the assistance of Top Shelf/ IDW.