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Root Hog or Die: A Film About John Porcellino and King-Cat Comics

Documentary film screening featuring John Porcellino Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:30pm $5 General Public, Free for Cartoon Art Museum Members Please join the Cartoon Art Museum for a special screening of the new comic book documentary Root Hog or Die: A Film About John Porcellino and King-Cat Comics, featuring famed indie comics [...]

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Sunday Storytime Hour: Halloween


Sunday, October 19th from 11am to 12pm 
 Included with paid admission to CAM (Children 6 and under are free) Join the Cartoon Art Museum for another monthly Sunday Storytime Hour on Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 11am to 12pm. October’s Sunday Storytime Hour: Halloween will feature slightly scary books and songs with the theme [...]

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Slinging Satire: Masters of Political Cartoons

October 9, 2014 – March 9, 2015   The Cartoon Art Museum and The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists present Slinging Satire, a showcase of recent comics by today’s top political cartoonists.  Featured artists include Pulitzer Prize winners Mark Fiore, David Horsey, and Matt Wuerker; Herblock Award winners Mat Bors, Jen Sorensen, and Tom Tomorrow; [...]

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MUSEUM CLOSED: Saturday, October 11th – Wednesday, October 15th

The Cartoon Art Museum will be closed for a private event from Saturday, October 11th through Wednesday, October 15th, 2014.  We apologize for any inconvenience. We will reopen at noon on Thursday, October 16th and return to our normal business hours. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Small Press Spotlight on Ben Seto

September 20, 2014 – January 11, 2015   The Cartoon Art Museum’s ongoing Small Press Spotlight will feature the art of Ben Seto through January 11, 2015. Ben Seto created his first comic in sixth grade. inspired by The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  In 2002, he self-published his first comic series, Waterfall, through his publishing [...]

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The Art of The Boxtrolls

September 26 – February 1, 2015 The Cartoon Art Museum proudly presents artwork from the feature film The Boxtrolls, produced by LAIKA, the Portland-based animation studio owned by Nike co-founder and Chairman Philip H. Knight, and released nationwide by Focus Features on September 26, 2014.  The exhibition features concept art from the upcoming film, LAIKA’s [...]

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Cartoon Art Museum’s Third Thursday presents Talk Like a Pirate

Third Thursday – Talk Like a Pirate Thursday, September 18, 5:00-8:00pm Free and open to the public Darn your eye patch and bring your parrot to the Cartoon Art Museum! September’s Third Thursday will be Talk Like a Pirate theme, get a pirate name, dress in pirate gear for a pic and enjoy drinks at [...]

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Sunday Storytime Hour: We Love MO!

Sunday, September 21st from 11am to 12pm Included with paid admission to CAM (Children 6 and under are free) The Cartoon Art Museum continues its monthly Sunday Storytime Hour on Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 11am to 12pm . The children’s reading program will take place one Sunday every month at the Cartoon Art Museum. September’s Sunday Storytime Hour: We Love MO! will [...]

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SEPTEMBER CARTOONIST-IN-RESIDENCE: ROBINSON EDGAR

Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm Free and open to the public The Cartoon Art Museum will host artist Robinson Edgar on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm as part of its ongoing Cartoonist-in-Residence program.  Visitors will be given the chance to talk to Robinson, view and discuss his work.  This [...]

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Stranger Than Life: The Cartoons and Comics of M.K. Brown

    August 30, 2014 – February 15, 2015 Opening Reception Saturday, September 6, 2014, 4:00-6:00pm, Free and Open to the Public The Cartoon Art Museum presents Stranger Than Life: The Cartoons and Comics of M.K. Brown, a retrospective featuring  one of the funniest cartoonists of the last four decades.  This historic exhibition includes the [...]

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Sunday Storytime Hour: Outer Space

Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 11am to 12pm
     The Cartoon Art Museum continues its monthly Sunday Storytime Hour on Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 11am to 12pm. This children’s reading program will take place one Sunday every month at the Cartoon Art Museum. August’s Storytime will feature outer space stories and activities. Come explore the sky and visit other planets! Activities provided by [...]

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CARTOON ART MUSEUM’S THIRD THURSDAY PRESENTS: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

  Thursday, August 21, 5:00-8:00pm Free and open to the public Show your Turtle Power at the Cartoon Art Museum! August’s Third Thursday will feature a docent tour by Andrew Farago, Cartoon Art Museum curator and author of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History, published by Insight Editions. Watch local sketch artists draw, [...]

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AUGUST CARTOONIST-IN-RESIDENCE: JESSE BALMER

Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm Free and open to the public   The Cartoon Art Museum will host artist Jesse Balmer on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm as part of its ongoing Cartoonist-in-Residence program.  Visitors will be given the chance to talk to Jesse, view and discuss his work.  This event is free [...]

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Sunday Storytime Hour: Ninja Turtles

Sunday, July 20, 2014 from 11am to 12pm The Cartoon Art Museum continues its monthly Sunday Storytime Hour on Sunday, July 20, 2014 from 11am to 12pm. This children’s reading program will take place one Sunday every month at the Cartoon Art Museum. July’s Storytime will feature Ninja and Turtle stories to coincide with our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [...]

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CARTOON ART MUSEUM’S THIRD THURSDAY PRESENTS: GENE HAMM’S HELL TOUPEE

Thursday, July 17, 5:00-8:00pm Free and open to the public Put on your favorite wig and join the Cartoon Art Museum in welcoming Gene Hamm and his graphic novel Hell Toupee. July’s Third Thursday will be a celebration of the monstrous and weird. Come out to meet Gene Hamm, as he reads his graphic novel.  Dress [...]

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JULY CARTOONIST-IN-RESIDENCE: SARA LAUTMAN

Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm Free and open to the public The Cartoon Art Museum will host artist Sara Lautman on Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm as part of its on going Cartoonist-in-Residence program.  Visitors will be given the chance to talk to Sara, view and discuss her work.  This event is free [...]

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Sunday Storytime Hour

Included with General Admission   The Cartoon Art Museum launches its monthly Sunday Storytime Hour on Sunday, June 22, 2014  from 11am to 12pm.  This children’s reading program will take place one Sunday every month at the Carthoon Art Museum.  The June installment of Storytime features the John Klassen books This is Not My Hat and I Want My Hat Back.  This special launch event [...]

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First Annual Queer Comics Expo

Sunday, June 8, 2014   This June, the Cartoon Art Museum of San Francisco will join Pride month celebrations by holding its first annual Queer Comics Expo (QCE) on June 8, 2014 from 11am to 5pm. The expo encourages attendees to dress up, draw, meet artists, mingle with Queens, watch demonstrations, join conversations, and learn [...]

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JUNE CARTOONIST-IN-RESIDENCE: MATT HALEY

CANCELED DUE TO LAST MINUTE CONFLICT Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm Free and open to the public The Cartoon Art Museum will host artist Matt Haley on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm as part of its on going Cartoonist-in-Residence program. Visitors will be given the chance to talk to [...]

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Cartoon Lab Workshops

Every Sunday in July 2014 1:30pm to 3:30pm Intermediate level art workshop for youth ages 12 to 16 who want to push their creative skills in new directions. The workshop feature more focused lessons and a smaller class size. The perfect workshop for young artists who love to draw and want to take their art to the [...]

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Parent & Child Cartooning Classes

Every Sunday in July 2014 from 11am to 12:30pm Kids and Adults* come together for a fun, fast paced cartooning class that emphasizes collaboration and experimentation. Sunday, July 6th – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Day Sunday, July 13th – Animation Day Sunday, July 20th – Heroes and Villains Day Sunday, July 27th – Adventure Day [...]

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MAY CARTOONIST-IN-RESIDENCE: ALINA CHAU

Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm Free and open to the public The Cartoon Art Museum will host artist Alina Chau on Saturday, May 10th, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm as part of its ongoing Cartoonist-in-Residence program. Visitors will be given the chance to talk to Chau, view and discuss her work. This event is free [...]

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Pretty In Ink: The Trina Robbins Collection

April 26 – September 21, 2014 HELD OVER BY POPULAR DEMAND!   Reception with Curator led tour, Thursday, July 31st from 6pm to 8pm Curator led tour will begin at 6:30pm The reception is free and open to the public. The Cartoon Art Museum proudly presents Pretty In Ink: The Trina Robbins Collection, featuring highlights [...]

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

May 3 – October 5, 2014   HELD OVER! Opening reception June 14, 2014, 7:00-9:00pm, Free and open to the public         The Cartoon Art Museum’s latest exhibition celebrates the iconic hit franchise Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  This retrospective will be on display at the museum from May 3 through Sept. 28, 2014. [...]

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Small Press Spotlight on Jon Adams

  April 12 – September 14, 2014   Beginning on April 12, 2014, the Cartoon Art Museum’s ongoing Small Press Spotlight will feature the art of Jon Adams. christian louboutin outlet cheap ralph lauren polo cheap louis vuitton bags cheap michael kors handbags prom dresses on sale Jon Adams is a San Francisco-based illustrator, designer, [...]

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April Cartoonist-in-Residence: Ben Walker

Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm     The Cartoon Art Museum will host artist Ben Walker on Saturday, April 19th, from 1pm to 3pm as part of its on going Cartoonist-in-Residence program.  Visitors will be given the chance to talk to Ben, view and discuss his work. This event is free and open to the public. [...]

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Spend the Day at Pixar Animation Studios


Saturday, May 17, 2pm to 8pm Tickets now on sale! Visit this link for details!   The Cartoon Art Museum, the only museum in the western United States dedicated to all forms of cartoons and comics, is delighted to host its tenth annual benefit at Pixar Animation Studios on Saturday, May 17, 2014, from 2 [...]

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March Cartoonist-in-Residence: Tanna Tucker

Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm Free and open to the public The Cartoon Art Museum will host artist Tanna Tucker on Saturday, March 29th, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm as part of its ongoing Cartoonist in Residence program. Visitors will be given the chance to talk to Tucker, view and discuss her [...]

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Endless Nights with Barron Storey: Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Cartoon Art Museum concludes the public programming for its historic exhibition Grains of Sand: 25 Years of the Sandman with critically acclaimed artist Barron Storey on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 7:00-9:00pm. An illustrator, graphic novelist, and noted educator, Storey has created award-winning artworks for the covers and pages of Time, National Geographic, and [...]

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Raw Fury: The Art of Mike Zeck

April 5 – August 24, 2014 Held Over!   The Cartoon Art Museum presents Raw Fury: The Art of Mike Zeck in a career retrospective on display from April 5 to August 24, 2014. This exhibition features the most comprehensive collection of the fan-favorite artist’s most iconic artwork ever assembled, including The Punisher, G.I. Joe, [...]

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MEMBER FOR A DAY

Saturday, March 8, 2014 at participating museums Bay Area cultural institutions are teaming up to host Member for a Day on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Members can enjoy reciprocal admission and special activities at the Asian Art Museum, the Cartoon Art Museum, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Museum [...]

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THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE: An Evening with JH Williams III

Saturday, March 15, 2014 7:00-9:00pm Tickets $15; Two-for-one admission for CAM members VIP Tickets available for Dinner with JH Williams III The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes acclaimed artist J.H. Williams III for its ongoing celebration of the 25th anniversary of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. This special presentation will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from [...]

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The World of Tomorrow: An Evening with Tom Tomorrow

Tuesday, March 11, 2015, 7:00-9:00 pm General Admission $5, Free for Cartoon Art Museum members The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes back Tom Tomorrow, award winning creator of This Modern World, for his first Bay Area appearance in eight years as he discusses 25 years of alt-weekly cartooning, adventures in animation and collaborations with rock stars. [...]

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Third Thursday presents: Happy Birthday, Edward Gorey!

Cartoon Art Museum’s Third Thursday presents: Happy Birthday, Edward Gorey! Thursday, February 20, 2014, 5pm to 8pm Free and open to the public San Francisco, CA: Join the Cartoon Art Museum as we celebrate the late Edward Gorey’s 89th birthday. Doors open at 5pm, festivities including wine, tea, cookies and entertainment begin at 6pm on [...]

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James Bond: The History of the Illustrated 007

Saturday, March 1, 2014 7:30-9:30pm Admission: $007 Join The Cartoon Art Museum for a discussion and slideshow of the James Bond comics and newspaper strips from around the world on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 7:30-9:30pm. This in-depth discussion features special guest Alan J. Porter, author of James Bond: The History Of The Illustrated 007 [...]

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SEARLE IN AMERICA: Reception and presentation with exhibition curator MATT JONES

  Saturday, February 22, 2014 custom writing essay 6:00-9:00pm     The Cartoon Art Museum celebrates the life and art of Ronald Searle with Aardman/Pixar story artist Matt Jones, a lifelong Searle fan and longtime publisher of the Ronald Searle Tribute blog, with a special presentation on Saturday, February 22, 2014, from 6:00-9:00pm. Jones will [...]

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Grains of Sand: Sandman catalog pre-sale

The Cartoon Art Museum proudly presents the official Grains of Sand: 25 Years of The Sandman exhibition catalog.This 144-page full-color catalog showcases over 100 pieces from the museum exhibition, reproduced in full color to capture every detail of the original artwork. Highlights include more than 20 pages from the groundbreaking first issue of Sandman; eight [...]

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January Cartoonist-in-Residence: Gary Grossi

Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm Free and open to the public The Cartoon Art Museum will host artist Gary Grossi on Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm as part of its ongoing Cartoonist-in-Residence program. Visitors will be given the chance to talk to Grossi, view and discuss his work. This [...]

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Sam & Max: A Look Back with Steve Purcell

Saturday, February 1, 2014 Booksigning from 4:00-5:00pm: Free and Open to the Public Guided Tour from 6:00-7:00pm with Steve Purcell: $20 Reception from 7:00-9:00pm: $5 The Cartoon Art Museum is pleased to present Sam and Max: A Look Back with Steve Purcell, celebrating 26-ish years with the intrepid Freelance Police on Saturday, February 1, 2014 [...]

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Worlds’ End at the Cartoon Art Museum

Thursday, January 23, 2014 7:00-9:00pm Tickets $10-$25 The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes artists Gary Amaro and Steve Leialoha for its ongoing celebration of the 25th anniversary of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. This special presentation will be held on Thursday, January 23 from 7:00 to 9:00pm. In 1993, Neil Gaiman embarked upon one of the most ambitious [...]

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Cartoon Art Museum Pre-Holiday Sale

25 to 40% off! Sunday, December 15th through Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 San Francisco, CA – The Cartoon Art Museum is having a Pre-Holiday Sale the week before Christmas, Sunday, December 15th through Tuesday, December 24th, 2013. Almost everything in the store will be 25 to 40% off. Some exceptions apply; please consult bookstore staff [...]

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SF Sketchfest presents: “I Ink Alone” with Mike Capozzola

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED This event has been postponed. We hope to reschedule with Michael Capozzola when his schedule permits. Tickets are available for $15 in advance or at the door through Vendini: http://tinyurl.com/inkalone Please visit the official SF Sketchfest website for more information about this year’s programming: http://sfsketchfest.com

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Cartoon Art Museum’s Third Thursday presents: Pretty in Ink with Trina Robbins

  Thursday, December 19, 5:00-8:00pm Free and open to the public Join us for our December Third Thursday with author Trina Robbins, who will be discussing and signing her new book Pretty in Ink, published by Fantagraphics Books, Inc. This event is free and open to the public. Trina Robbins will begin the event with [...]

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Winter Holiday Cartoonist-in-Residence: Claire Tiwald

Saturday, December 28th, 2013 from 1pm to 3pm Free and open to the public The Cartoon Art Museum will host Claire Tiwald on Saturday, December 28th, 2013 from 1pm to 3pm as part of its ongoing Cartoonist-in-Residence program. Visitors will be given the chance to talk to Tiwald, view and discuss her work. This event [...]

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Small Press Spotlight on Tyler Cohen

December 7, 2013 – April 6, 2014 Opening Reception Thursday, January 16, 2014, 5-8pm, Free and Open to the Public   Beginning on December 7, 2013, the Cartoon Art Museum’s ongoing Small Press Spotlight will feature the art of Tyler Cohen. Tyler Cohen is a freelance artist, teacher, and designer in San Francisco, CA.  While [...]

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December Cartoonist-in-Residence: Katari Sporrong

 Saturday, December 21, 2013 from 1pm to 3pm The Cartoon Art Museum will host artist Katari Sporrong on Saturday, December 21, 2013 from 1pm to 3pm as part of its ongoing Cartoonist-in-Residence program. Visitors will be given the chance to talk to Katari, view and discuss her work. This event is free and open to [...]

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GRAINS OF SAND: 25 Years of The Sandman

October 5, 2013 – HELD OVER THROUGH APRIL 27, 2014   Endless Nights with Barron Storey event on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm Pre-sale Exhibition Catalogs available now!       The Cartoon Art Museum celebrates the historic 25th anniversary of one of the most critically acclaimed comic book series of all [...]

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Saturday, December 14: An Evening with Mike Dringenberg

Saturday, December 14, 2013 7:00-9:00pm Tickets $25 and up https://guestlistapp.com/events/213690 The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes artist Mike Dringenberg to San Francisco for its ongoing celebration of the 25th anniversary of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. Mike Dringenberg inked the first issues of Sandman, which were penciled by Sam Kieth.  When Kieth left the book, Dringenberg took over [...]

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November Cartoonist-in-Residence: Cheeming Boey

November 30, 2013, from 1:00-3:00pm The Cartoon Art Museum, in partnership with Last Gasp publications, will host artist, Cheeming Boey on Saturday, November 30th, 2013 from 1pm to 3pm as part of its ongoing Cartoonist-in-Residence program. Visitors will be given the chance to talk to Boey, view and discuss his work. This event is free [...]

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Cartoon Art Museum’s Third Thursday presents: Steampunk ABCs with Karen Luk

Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 5:00-8:00pm Free and open to the public Join the Cartoon Art Museum as we host Karen Luk, author and illustrator of Steampunk ABCs for a brief presentation.  In the spirit of Luk’s book, the Museum encourages guests to dress in steampunk attire, take photos in front of our custom backdrop, [...]

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