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A good children’s picture book still has the power to whisk young minds off to another time and place—even in today’s world of computer games and high-definition TV. Draw Me a Story: A Century of Children’s Book Illustration explores one hundred years of bold adventures, classic fairy tales, amazing animals, and imaginative ABCs, all seen through the eyes of forty-one artists who created works especially for children. Organized by Cartoon Art Museum founder Malcolm Whyte, Draw Me a Story presents 43 original works of art and 10 books as a thematic and nostalgic journey through the history of children’s book illustrators and illustration techniques. The exhibition starts with artists Ralph Caldecott and Kate Greenaway—two of the most popular illustrators of the late nineteenth century, both of whom now have children’s literary awards named after them. Twentieth-century artists include innovators like W.W. Denslow, William Steig and Chris Van Allsburg. Styles featured in the exhibition range from the delicate watercolors of Kate Greenaway’s Hush-a-Bye, Baby to the evocative pen and ink visions of Jules Feiffer. Draw Me a Story also explores the process of illustration and its evolution over time, from simple, traditional media to more experimental combinations of pen, pencil, paint, and ink. Draw Me a Story is a family-friendly exhibition with a checklist that also includes Edward Ardizzone, Lois Lenski, Tomie DePaola, Maurice Sendak, Rosemary Wells and Patrick McDonnell. Audiences of all ages will come to your door, and leave with smiles on their faces. For more information, contact our Curator at email@example.com
Dan Piraro’s Bizarro is a surreal comic panel where eyeballs hover, dynamite sizzles, upside-down birds soar and a slice of pie hides in every corner. Bizarro is the means by which cartoonist Dan Piraro unleashes both his secret symbols and uniquely eccentric view of the world on comics fans every day. Highly praised for its detail-driven artwork and off-the-wall humor, Bizarro has massive appeal among audiences who enjoy alternative humor. Artwork is framed and ready for installation. Exhibition includes 16 pieces of original artwork. For more information, contact our Curator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cartoon Art Museum presents MazeToons, the interactive puzzle comic by famed cartoonist Joe Wos! This “game-changing” exhibition is designed to harness the power of play and inspire collaborative learning across generations. MazeToons, a unique addition to the funny pages that is part cartoon and part puzzle, is distributed by Creators Syndicate and appears in newspapers across the country. Joe’s cartoons incorporate characters, holidays and other pop culture references into each maze.
Artwork is framed and ready for installation. Exhibition includes 50 prints of MazeToons artwork. For more information, contact our Curator at email@example.com.
The Kodansha Manga Gallery fully showcases the intricacy and detail of manga artwork, from full-page pen-and-ink story pages, to full color paintings and digital illustrations. The range of styles and subject matter of manga is also addressed, as the show covers diverse genres as diverse from science fiction to fantasy to everyday life. In the Kodansha Manga Gallery, Kodansha Advanced Media and the Cartoon Art Museum present a colorful collection of artwork featuring some of today’s most popular manga titles and all-time classics ranging from Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira and Naoko Takeuchie’s Sailor Moon to Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan.
The Kodansha Comics Manga Gallery features some of the most important pages in the medium, such as from The Ghost in the Shell, as well as from its most recent hits—such as the much-talked-about Inuyashiki. With this exhibit, we celebrate some of that history—and celebrate the future as well, through digital eyes.
This artwork is matted and ready for installation. The exhibition includes 40 reproductions from Kodansha’s archives.
For a look at the exhibition’s first run at the San Francisco offices of Kodansha Comics, please visit http://kodanshacomics.com/gallery/. For more information, contact our Curator at firstname.lastname@example.org.