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- Founded in 1984
- 30,000+ visitors each year
- 200 exhibits and counting
- 7,000+ permanent collection pieces
- Located in San Francisco, CA
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More than 30,000 people walk through the Cartoon Art Museum’s doors each year to participate in our core programs:
- Exhibitions: During the past three decades the museum has produced nearly 200 exhibitions on topics ranging from politics and sports to children’s literature and Latino culture. Hundreds of artists from almost every continent have been featured, including Mary Blair, Dan Clowes, Robert Crumb, Will Eisner, Phil Frank, Edward Gorey, Hayao Miyazaki, Spain Rodriguez, Charles Schulz, Ronald Searle, Dr. Seuss, Art Spiegelman, Garry Trudeau, Morrie Turner, Bill Watterson and many more.
- Collection: The Museum’s unique permanent collection houses approximately 7,000 pieces, including original Disney animation art from the collection of Mike Glad; historic comic strip art from Charles Schulz (Peanuts), Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes), Walt Kelly (Pogo), George Herriman (Krazy Kat) and Winsor McCay; political cartoons from Bill Mauldin and Lou Grant; comic book art from Bob Kane, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, and original works by many others.
- Publications: In addition to its critically acclaimed exhibitions and collection, the Museum has produced more than thirty catalogs and publications celebrating and examining the diversity of cartoon art in animation, comics, graphic novels, zines, book illustration, and other related topics.
- Library: The Museum houses a research library containing hard-to-find graphic novels, reference and history books, instruction books, anthologies, and other publications.
- Education Programs: The Museum offers classes and workshops for youth and adults, ranging from beginner classes for kids and activities for the entire family to intermediate cartoon boot camp, master classes, and private classes for advanced artists.
- Public Programs: The Museum engages a broad audience at monthly cartoonists-in-residence presentations and after-hours events, receptions and openings. A wide range of book-signings, lectures, presentations, and panel discussions feature local, national and international artists who share their talents and experiences with visitors.