Small Press Spotlights

San Francisco has been a hotbed of innovative, groundbreaking comic art since the late 1800s with the advent of the modern comic strip. In the 1960s, the Bay Area gained further notoriety when the underground comix movement launched from San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district, and that trend has continued today, as some of the biggest names in alternative and small-press comics hail from the Bay Area. The Cartoon Art Museum’s Small Press Spotlight focuses on the works of these talented individuals.

 
 

2015

Geoff Vasile
April 11 – June 28, 2015

2014

Ben Seto
October 22, 2014 – January 11, 2015

Jon Adams
April 12 – August 10, 2014

2013

Gabrielle Gamboa: Florida Diary
January 19 – April 28, 2013

Alexis Fajardo
May 4 - August 18, 2013

Roman Muradov
August 24 – November 24, 2013

Tyler Cohen
December 7, 2013 – April 6, 2014

2012

Ric Carrasquillo
March 10 – June 10, 2012 

Susie Cagle
June 23 – September 23, 2012

Jonas Madden-Connor
October 13, 2012 – January 13, 2013

2011

Tessa Brunton
March 26 – June 19, 2011

Thien Pham
June 25 – September 18, 2011

Karen Luk
October 1 – December 4, 2011

LGBTQ Cartoonists
December 10, 2011 – March 4, 2012

 

2010

Jamaica Dyer
March 20 – June 13, 2010

Trevor Alixopulos
June 19 – September 12, 2010

Amy Martin
September 18 – December 12, 2010

Peter S. Conrad
December 18, 2010 – March 13, 2011

2009

Rina Ayuyang
March 14 – June 14, 2009

MariNaomi
June 20 – September 13, 2009

Richard Sala
September 19 – December 13, 2009

Andy Ristaino
December 19, 2009 – March 14, 2010

2008

Joey Sayers
January 26 – May 4, 2008

Andy Hartzell
May 10 – August 10, 2008

Briana Miller
August 16 – November 30, 2008

Ryan Claytor
December 13, 2008 – March 8, 2009

2007

Debbie Huey
February 17 – May 13, 2007

Vanessa Davis
May 19 – September 16, 2007

Hellen Jo
September 22, 2007 – January 20, 2008

 

2006

Gene Yang
February 11 – June 11, 2006

Andrice Arp
May 23 – September 17, 2006

Renee French
September 23, 2006 – February 11, 2007

2005

Garret Izumi
January 22 – April 16, 2005

Graham Annable
April 22 – August 7, 2005

Jon “Bean” Hastings
August 13 – November 27, 2005

John Porcellino
December 5, 2005 – February 5, 2006

2004

Justin Hall
March 26 – June 20, 2004

Fly
June 26 – September 19, 2004

Fredo
September 25, 2004 – January 16, 2005

2003

Jason Shiga
February 1 – April 19 2003

Lark Pien
April 25 – August 3, 2003

Ben Catmull
August 9 – December 14, 2003

Derek Kirk Kim
December 20, 2003 – March 20, 2004