July 16 – December 11, 2011
The Riverdale gang makes its way to San Francisco this summer for an all-new original art exhibition celebrating 70 Years of Archie Comics! America’s favorite teenager, Archie Andrews, has been entertaining readers worldwide since his 1941 debut, through hundreds of different titles and over one billion comics sold. The Cartoon Art Museum looks back at seven decades with Archie’s friends Jughead, Betty, Veronica, Reggie, Moose and special guests including Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Josie and the Pussycats.
This retrospective includes over 40 pieces of original artwork spanning Archie’s publication history, with ephemera including a special look at the Archie newspaper strip, preliminary sketches, correspondence and other rarities. Featured artists include Bob Bolling, Gene Colan, Dan DeCarlo, Frank Doyle, Stan Goldberg, Rich Koslowski, Harry Lucey, Bob Montana and others.
The Cartoon Art Museum will host an Archie Family Fun Day on Sunday, August 7, 2011 as we welcome Nancy Silberkleit, co-CEO of Archie Comics and Developer of Comic Book Fairs; David Rojas, Director of Education for Archie Comics; and veteran Archie Comics artist Rich Koslowski for a fun-filled afternoon including drawing activities, free Archie comic books for visitors, and a birthday cake celebrating Archie’s birthday! Rojas will run workshops for kids and premier Archie’s Education program for kids, teachers and parents throughout the day. The Archie Family Fun Day programming is free with paid admission to the Cartoon Art Museum.
Visitors to the Cartoon Art Museum bookstore can purchase Archie Comics through Comic Book Fairs, which will donate 40% of Archie’s sales to CAM throughout the year. Please visit http://www.comicbookfairs.com/ <http://www.comicbookfairs.com/> for more information about this program.
About Archie Comics:
The Archie Comics line of comic books is one of the most successful, longest running brands in the history of the comic industry. Archie Comics have sold 1.5 billion comics and are published in a dozen different foreign languages and distributed all over the world. Archie Comics has spawned characters whose popularity has spilled over into other media and who have become part of popular culture. SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH and JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS are just some of the many legendary franchises that are part of the Archie Comics Library.