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Cartoon Art Museum Launches with Community Support Initiative via Patreon

  The Cartoon Art Museum teamed up with Patreonas part of Patreon’s intentional effort to reach out and support arts-based organizations. The Cartoon Art Museum (CAM) is in transition, after having to vacate their Mission Street location, and has been in the process of securing a new space. That’s where Patreon comes in! “We love [...]

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Queer Comics Expo Exhibitions

Queer Cultural Center and Cartoon Art Museum present Kumalicious and Alphabet Exhibitions June 14-21, 2016 SOMArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA FREE and open to the public* (*admission required on June 18-19)  The Third Annual Queer Comics Expo (QCE) is partnering with the Queer Cultural Center and Cartoon Art Museum to present two queer comics [...]

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MazeToons exhibition at the Children’s Creativity Museum

On display at The Children’s Creativity Museum Yerba Buena Gardens 221 4th Street, San Francisco   The Children’s Creativity Museum and San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum present MazeToons, the interactive puzzle comic by famed cartoonist Joe Wos!  MazeToons is part of the Children’s Creativity Museum’s yearlong celebration of games.  This “game-changing” exhibition is designed to [...]

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The South Bay Spotlight at the Silicon Valley Comic Con

      Cartoon Art Museum Exhibition at the San Jose Convention Center March 18-20, 2016 San Francisco’s historic Cartoon Art Museum celebrates San Jose’s thriving comics scene with an exhibition of original artwork by some of the South Bay’s top talents at the inaugural Silicon Valley Comic Con! Convention attendees will see original artwork [...]

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Join and Support the Cartoon Art Museum!

Join and support the Cartoon Art Museum! Show your support for the Cartoon Art Museum by signing on as an official Cartoon Art Museum Member!  Memberships purchased now will be honored for one full year when we re-open in our next location!  Join today at our 2015 rates! Additional financial support is always appreciated, too!  [...]

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Museum Galleries Closed

The Cartoon Art Museum closed its doors at the 655 Mission location on Saturday, September 12, 2015, while we continue our search for our next location. The Cartoon Art Museum is Moving After 14 years at 655 Mission Street, the Cartoon Art Museum will close its doors on Saturday, September 12, 2015 to prepare for [...]

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Stay tuned for news about exhibitions, programming, and our new location!

Update from the Cartoon Art Museum: In October we moved into our temporary offices on 5th Street at the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center. We have also been in the process of completing a feasibility and planning study for our capital campaign, as we carefully assess and develop plans for our new home (as yet unidentified).  Our [...]

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The Bronze Armory Showcase

May 1 – September 12, 2015 The Cartoon Art Museum presents The Bronze Armory Showcase, an exhibition of costumes and props from popular Marvel Studios films including Iron Man and The Avengers through September 12, 2015. About The Bronze Armory Studios: “The Bronze Armory Studios is a place where the impossible is made possible.  If [...]

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Darth Vader and Friends

  Exhibition extended through September 12, 2015 A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… Episode BFF: DARTH VADER AND FRIENDS While ruling the Galactic Empire, Lord Darth Vader aims to crush the Rebel Alliance with a little help from his friends. His twin children, Luke and Leia, have other plans and powerful [...]

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Small Press Spotlight on Geoff Vasile

  The Cartoon Art Museum’s ongoing Small Press Spotlight will feature the art of Geoff Vasile from April 11 through September 12, 2015.  The opening reception for his exhibition will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 5:00 to 8:00pm.  The reception is free and open to the public. Geoff Vasile is a cartoonist, [...]

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The Art of Song of the Sea and The Secret of Kells

February 21 – September 12, 2015 The Cartoon Art Museum and Cartoon Saloon proudly present The Art of Song of the Sea and The Secret of Kells, an exhibition featuring original and digital concept art from the studio’s two Academy Award-nominated feature films.  This behind the scenes look at Song of the Sea and The [...]

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SAVAGE DRAGON: The Art of ERIK LARSEN

Exhibition extended through September 12, 2015 The Cartoon Art Museum presents SAVAGE DRAGON: The Art of ERIK LARSEN, celebrating the 200th issue of the celebrated Image Comics series in a retrospective from February 7 to May 31, 2015.  This exhibition features more than 40 pieces personally selected by Larsen from his archives, highlighting major events [...]

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Meet The Boxtrolls Co-Directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:00-7:00 pm Free and open to the public   The Cartoon Art Museum goes behind the scenes of The Boxtrolls with co-directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 6:00-7:00pm in a special event presented by Focus Features.  Annable and Stacchie will share art and stories behind [...]

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Third Thursday with Ben Seto, creator of Skullbunnies

  Thursday, November 20, 2014 5:00-8:00pm Free and open to the public Join the Cartoon Art Museum for our November Third Thursday featuring our Small Press Spotlight artist Ben Seto, creator of Skullbunnies. Meet Ben and view his original artwork and other current exhibitions while enjoying a drink at the Cartoon Art Museum while enjoying [...]

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Slinging Satire: Masters of Political Cartoons

October 9, 2014 – extended thru April 12, 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 [...]

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Small Press Spotlight on Ben Seto

September 20, 2014 – extended thru March 8, 2015   The Cartoon Art Museum’s ongoing Small Press Spotlight will feature the art of Ben Seto through March 8, 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 [...]

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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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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 artist’s [...]

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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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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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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 discuss Searle’s [...]

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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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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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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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Searle in America

November 16, 2013 – March 30, 2014 The Cartoon Art Museum presents the first career retrospective of the work of famed British cartoonist and illustrator Ronald Searle in Northern California.  Animator Matt Jones, Exhibition Curator and longtime manager of the Ronald Searle Tribute blog, has assembled the best of Searle’s work produced while on reportage [...]

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GRAINS OF SAND: 25 Years of The Sandman

October 5, 2013 – March 16, 2014   Opening Reception and Exhibition Catalog Details To Be Announced An Evening with Mike Dringenberg:  Saturday, December 14:  https://guestlistapp.com/events/213690     The Cartoon Art Museum celebrates the historic 25th anniversary of one of the most critically acclaimed comic book series of all time, Neil Gaiman’s Sandman.  This retrospective [...]

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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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Small Press Spotlight on Roman Muradov

August 24 – November 24, 2013 Back With Ex Boyfriend Quotes Roman Muradov is an illustrator and cartoonist living in San Francisco. His editorial illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The Village Voice. His work has been featured in the Society of [...]

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Will Eisner: Father of the Graphic Novel

July 27 – November 10, 2013 The Cartoon Art Museum is pleased to present Will Eisner: Father of the Graphic Novel, an exhibition of the master storyteller’s work from July 27 to November 10, 2013. This exhibition features artwork from seven of Will Eisner’s most celebrated graphic novels as selected by exhibition curator Denis Kitchen [...]

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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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SUPERMAN: A 75th Anniversary Celebration

May 11 – September 29, 2013 HELD OVER THROUGH SEPTEMBER 29! Reception July 27, 2013  “Look!  Up in the sky!  It’s a bird!  It’s a plane!  It’s Superman!” The Cartoon Art Museum celebrates the 75th anniversary of Superman, The Man of Steel with an exhibition exploring the long and storied history of The Last Son [...]

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Sam Kieth Samplings and Dabblings: Exhibition Catalog Release and Booksigning

Saturday, April 27, 2013, 11:00am-2:00pm We still have catalogs available in our store, or if you want to mail order a catalog visit: http://cartoon-art-museum.myshopify.com/collections/exhibition-catalogs/products/sam-kieth-exhibition-catalog In celebration of his retrospective, Samplings and Dabblings, the Cartoon Art Museum is publishing a full-color, 80-page exhibition catalog covering the artistic career of Sam Kieth, from his earliest work-for-hire projects including [...]

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Small Press Spotlight on Alexis Fajardo

May 4 – August 18, 2013 Reception Thursday, May 16, 5:00-8:30pm, Free and open to the public Alexis E. Fajardo is a student of the classics–whether Daffy Duck or Damocles–and has created a unique blend of the two in Kid Beowulf. Lex has taught cartooning throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and currently resides in [...]

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I See What You Say: Visual Stories and Narrative Art

March 16 – July 21, 2013 HELD OVER THROUGH JULY 21! Reception Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 5:00-8:00pm I SEE WHAT YOU SAY Visual Stories and Narrative Art Reception April 28th 2013 5pm – 8pm Book signings with Christian Robinson’s (Rain!) and Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen (The Dark) Special guests Roman Muradov, Christian Robinson, [...]

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Chuck Jones: Drawing on Imagination: 100 Years of an Animated Artist

February 9 – May 5, 2013 Reception Saturday, March 23, 2013 Chuck Jones: Drawing on Imagination 100 Years of an Animated Artist The Cartoon Art Museum has announced a centennial retrospective of the art of legendary animation director and creator Chuck Jones, on display from February 9 through May 5, 2013.  The exhibition, comprising 100 works [...]

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Small Press Spotlight on Gabrielle Gamboa: Florida Diary

January 19 – April 28, 2013 Extended through April 28 Gabrielle Gamboa is a cartoonist, visual artist, and arts educator based in Santa Rosa, California.  She studied painting and film at California College of Art, and earned a BA in Painting at San Francisco State University.  A long-time self-publisher and zine maker, she was a [...]

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Sam Kieth: Samplings and Dabblings

February 23 – June 23, 2013  The Sam Kieth exhibition catalog is available for purchase online, in its regular format:  http://cartoon-art-museum.myshopify.com/collections/exhibition-catalogs/products/sam-kieth-exhibition-catalog For the limited Doodle edition, please contact the museum. The Cartoon Art Museum presents Samplings and Dabblings:  a retrospective, a celebration of the art of Sam Kieth.  This exhibition traces Kieth’s career from 1988, [...]

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Small Press Spotlight on Jonas Madden-Connor

October 13, 2012 – January 13, 2013 Opening Reception Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 8:00-11:00pm Beginning on October 10, 2011, the Cartoon Art Museum’s ongoing  Small Press Spotlight will feature the art of Jonas Madden-Connor. Jonas Madden-Connor is a cartoonist living and working in Berkeley. He’s the creator of the award-winning minicomic series Ochre Ellipse, [...]

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Love and Rockets: A 30th Anniversary Celebration

October 13, 2012 – March 10, 2013 best antivirus software for mac In the fall of 1982, Fantagraphics published its first issue of Love and Rockets, a black-and-white magazine featuring stories and art by the brothers Jaime, Gilbert and Mario Hernandez, a.k.a. Los Bros. Hernandez.  These early comics, informed by the brothers' love of Archie [...]

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Sketchtravel

September 22, 2012 – February 3, 2013 Opening reception Saturday, October 20, 2012, from 6:00-8:30pm Advance tickets for the opening reception can be purchased through this link. The Cartoon Art Museum proudly presents Sketchtravel, a unique collaborative project bringing together 71 talented artists from around the world. Acclaimed artists Dice Tsutsumi of Japan and Gerald [...]

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La Raza Comica presents Noche de Latinas

Thursday, August 23, 2012, 7:00-9:00pm Free and open to the public The Cartoon Art Museum and The Latino Comics Expo are proud to announce Noche de Latinas, an evening with Latina comic book artists discussing their craft, their inspirations, and how they manage to navigate in the “macho” world of comics.   Bay Area Creators Gabrielle [...]

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The Art of ParaNorman

October 6, 2012 – February 17, 2013  Join Screenwriter and Co-Director Chris Butler at a special presentation on Wednesday, November 7! The Cartoon Art Museum proudly presents original works of art from the feature film ParaNorman, produced by LAIKA, the Portland-based animation studio owned by Nike co-founder and Chairman Philip H. Knight, and released nationwide [...]

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Small Press Spotlight on Susie Cagle

online essay June 23 – September 23, 2012 Beginning on June 23, 2012, the Cartoon Art Museum’s ongoing  Small Press Spotlight will feature the art of Susie Cagle. Susie Cagle is a journalist and cartoonist living and working in Oakland. She has drawn true stories in comic books since 2008, including the Nine Gallons series [...]

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Avengers Assemble!

May 12 – October 7, 2012 buy argumentative essays “And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth's mightiest heroes and heroines found themselves united against a common threat. On that day, the Avengers were born—to fight the foes no single super hero could withstand! Through the years, their roster has prospered, [...]

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La Raza Comica: A celebration of the Latino-American experience in the Comic Arts

May 5 – September 30, 2012 Opening Reception Friday, May 4, 7:00-9:00pm Reception is free and open to the public Cinco de Mayo marks the opening date for a major art exhibition focusing on Latinos in comics:  La Raza Comica: A Celebration of the Latino American Experience in the Comic Arts. This exhibition features original [...]

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Darth Vader and Son

stress essay Exhibition:  April 28 – August 5, 2012 Presentation and booksigning with Jeffrey Brown: Thursday, May 17, 2012, 7:00-9:00pm What if Darth Vader actively raised his son? What if “I am your father” was just a stern admonishment from an annoyed dad? In this hilarious and sweet comic reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad [...]

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What, Me Worry? 60 Years of MAD

April 21 – September 16, 2012 In 1952, editor Harvey Kurtzman and publisher William Gaines launched MAD, one of the most influential and imitated humor publications in the world.  Originally created to parody popular TV shows, movies and, inevitably, comic books, MAD soon expanded into a wide-ranging satire of modern American culture. Features like the [...]

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Small Press Spotlight on Ric Carrasquillo

March 10 – June 10, 2012 Reception Thursday, March 22, 7-9pm, Free and open to the public Beginning on March 10, 2012, the Cartoon Art Museum’s ongoing  Small Press Spotlight will feature the art of Ric Carrasquillo. Ric Carrasquillois a cartoonist, illustrator and animator living and working in San Francisco since 1998.   After self-publishing Vim [...]

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