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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sam & Max – Swift and Mirthful Justice: The Art of Steve Purcell

November 2, 2013 – April 19, 2014 Please note that the Cartoon Art Museum is closed on Easter Sunday, April 20, and our Sam & Max exhibition will conclude on April 19, 2014. Opening reception: February 1, 2014 The Cartoon Art Museum is pleased to present Sam & Max – Swift and Mirthful Justice: The [...]

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October Cartoonist in Residence: Diego Marcial Rios

KEARNY STREET WORKSHOP’S RETURN OF ‘APATURE’

KEARNY STREET WORKSHOP’S RETURN OF ‘APATURE’ A WINDOW INTO THE ART OF EMERGING ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN ARTISTS Multidisciplinary Arts Festival Showcases Profuse Bay Area Asian Pacific American Talent At the Cartoon Art Museum on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 11am to 5pm San Francisco, CA – The Cartoon Art Museum is proud to collaborate with [...]

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DIVAS, DAMES AND DAREDEVILS with Mike Madrid

Cartoon Art Museum’s Third Thursday presents: DIVAS, DAMES AND DAREDEVILS with Mike Madrid Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 5pm to 8pm (Free and open to the public) Mike Madrid, author of The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines, will be launching his new book, Divas, Dames & Daredevils. This event [...]

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Litquake at the Cartoon Art Museum

Sumos and Saints: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 7pm Comics on Comix: Friday, October 18th at 7 pm The Cartoon Art Museum and Litquake present two special events during Litquake: San Francisco’s Literary Festival. Sumo And Saints: This year the Cartoon Art Museum will host Gene Luen Yang and Thien Pham for a presentation of [...]

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The Sparky Challenge

Cartoon Art Museum awarded matching grant glasses online by the Charles M. and Jean Schulz Grant The Cartoon Art Museum has received another generous $30,000 matching grant from The Charles M. and Jean Schulz Grant in support of the museum’s ongoing programs and exhibitions.  Contributions to The Sparky Challengemade to CAM between now and December [...]

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The Cartoon Art Museum Joins Smithsonian magazine’s Ninth Annual Museum Day Live!

Free Admission for All Participants Presenting a Museum Day Live! Ticket on Saturday, September 28th, 2013 The Cartoon Art Museum will open its doors to Smithsonian Museum Day participants for free on Saturday, September 28th, 2013, as part of the Smithsonian magazine’s ninth annual Museum Day Live! The Smithsonian magazine Museum Day is a nationwide [...]

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Cartoonist-in-Residence Beth Dean

Saturday, September 28th, 2013 from 2pm to 4pm Free and open to the public The Cartoon Art Museum hosts artist Beth Dean on Saturday, September 28th, 2013 from 2pm to 4pm as a part of their ongoing Cartoon-in-Residence program. Museum visitors will be offered the chance to talk to Beth, view and discuss her work. [...]

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Thrilling Adventure Hour Graphic Novel Reception

Saturday, September 21, 7pm to 10pm Special Guests include:  Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Marc Evan Jackson, Mark Gagliardi and additional cast members and artists as they confirm General Admission: $35.00 VIP Admission: $85.00   VIP level includes limited edition Thrilling Adventure Hour print To purchase tickets visit:  http://guestli.st/179220 The characters from the critically acclaimed podcast [...]

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The Video Game Monologues

  Cartoon Art Museum’s Third Thursday presents The Video Game Monologues Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 5:00-8:00 pm Presentation starts at 6:00pm $5 suggested donation Join us for an exclusive preview of The Video Game Monologues! how to get your ex boyfriend back Based on the real stories of gamers, The Video Game Monologues shares [...]

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Cartoonist in Residence: Sarah Clark

how to get your ex back Cartoon Art Museum Event:  Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 1pm to 3pm The Cartoon Art Museum hosts artist Sarah Clark on Saturday September 21, 2013 from 1pm to 3pm as a part of its on going Cartoon-in-Residence program.  Museum visitors will be offered the chance to talk to Sarah, [...]

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CARTOON ART MUSEUM 25 TO 75% OFF – BACK TO SCHOOL CLEARANCE SALE!

Saturday, August 24th through Sunday, September 1st, 2013 The Cartoon Art Museum is having a Back to School Clearance Sale the week before Labor Day, Saturday, August 24th through Sunday, September 1st, from 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Almost everything in the store will be 25 to 75% off through Friday, August 30th, and some [...]

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Ted Slampyak: The Jazz Age, Little Orphan Annie

Meet cartoonist Ted Slampyak as he signs copies of his graphic novels The Jazz Age and Savage on Thursday, August 15 from 3-5pm at the Cartoon Art Museum bookstore!  For more information about Slampyak, please visit his website, http://www.storytellersworkshop.com/  Slampyak was also the final artist on the Little Orphan Annie newspaper comic strip, and the [...]

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Kid Beowulf booksigning with Alexis Fajardo

Laydeez Do Comics with special guest Isabella Bannerman

Daggers Drawn: 35 Years of Kal Cartoons in the Economist

Sunday, July 21, 2013 from 3:00 to 4:00pm Free with admission to Cartoon Art Museum San Francisco, CA:  The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes back Kal for a special presentation as he celebrates the release of Daggers Drawn:  35 Years of Kal Cartoons in The Economist on Sunday, July 21, 2013 from 3:00 to 4:00pm with [...]

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Superman: A 75th Anniversary Celebration

      Saturday, July 27, 2013, 6:00-9:00pm $10 General Admission, Free for CAM Members   The Cartoon Art Museum hosts Superman: A 75th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 6:00-9:00pm.  Special guests for this historic celebration include an all-star gathering of DC Comics talent, including Mike Carlin, supervising editor of the Man [...]

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The Thrilling Adventure Hour graphic novel exhibition

June 29-October 20, 2013   Special Reception: Saturday, September 21st from 7pm to 10pm Tickets: $75 (VIP $150 includes limited edition print) The Cartoon Art Museum, The WorkJuice Corporation, Quixotic Transmedia and Archaia Entertainment are pleased to present artwork from the much-anticipated The Thrilling Adventure Hour graphic novel at the Cartoon Art Museum from June [...]

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Manga Monsters and Manga Level Up Classes

Cartooning classes with Karen Luk Friday, August 16th, 2013 – Combined Session 11:30am to 1:30pm Ages 8 to 18 years old Sign up for our Manga classes for kids and teens with artist Karen Luk.  The cost is $35 per person ($30 for Cartoon Art Museum Members). Manga Monsters and Manga Level Up – Combined [...]

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