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Small Press Spotlight on Peter S. Conrad

December 18, 2010– March 13, 2011

Reception: Thursday, February 10, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm (free and open to the public)


Beginning on December 18, 2010, the Cartoon Art Museum’s ongoing  Small Press Spotlight will feature the art of Peter S. Conrad.

Peter Conrad is a writer and artist from the East Coast, who has spent fifteen years in the Bay Area looking for decent pizza.  He got his start doing cartoons for a music magazine in Poughkeepsie, and from there moved up to self-publishing his mini-comic Attempted Not Known.  The first several issues were photocopied and stapled, but Attempted Not Known has evolved into what Conrad calls comic/objects:  the last three have been a pack of cigarettes containing 20 tiny comics about smoking, a Comics Cube that you can twist and turn to create new stories, and a 72-page graphic novel in the form of a cassette mix tape.

Now a veteran of many newspapers, magazines, and anthologies, Conrad focuses on Attempted Not Known and his journal strip Vidrio Cafe, which chronicles the day-to-day life of an artist with a day job. You can see Conrad's work at www.attemptednotknown.com and www.vidriocafe.com.

About the Small Press Spotlight:

San Francisco has been a hotbed of innovative, groundbreaking comic art since the late 1800s with the advent of the modern comic strip.  In the1960s, the Bay Area gained further notoriety when the underground comix movement launched from San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district.  Today, some of the biggest names in alternative and small-press comics hail from the Bay Area, and the Cartoon Art Museum's Small Press Spotlight focuses on the works of these talented individuals.



Comment from lady liz
Time December 16, 2010 at 3:33 pm

what time does the event start and cost. My friend is interested in changing pro fessions .I am trying to support him so I would like info classes,and anything you have to offer in the evenings after 5pm or weekends thank you

Comment from skashar
Time December 20, 2010 at 9:51 pm

This exhibit is part of our normal museum visitors experience and costs the same a regular admission: http://cartoonart.org/visit/
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Comment from afarago
Time December 29, 2010 at 8:30 pm

We’ve got a wide variety of events and classes, although most of our classes are for high school students and younger, and typically take place during the day. If you’ve got specific questions or interests, feel free to e-mail us at gallery(at)cartoonart.org and we’ll do our best to answer them.

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