UPCOMING EVENTS

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    MONDAY

    HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY WILL EISNER!

    Monday, March 6, 2017

    5:00pm to 8:00pm

    Comix Experience

    Join us for a birthday party celebration at local shop Comix Experience, 305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 on Monday, March 6, 2017 from 5-8pm for what would have been Will Eisner's 100th birthday! Activities will include making birthday party hats out of comics and birthday games like "Pin the Fedora on The Spirit" or trivia about Will Eisner's works. Plus, enjoy cupcakes and sign a special birthday card to be sent to the Will Eisner Foundation!

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    SATURDAY

    WILL EISNER WEEK PRESENTS: WILL EISNER AND JACK KIRBY: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

    Saturday, March 11, 2017

    3:00am to 5:00am

    Mission: Comics and Art, 2250 Mission Street, San Francisco

    The Cartoon Art Museum celebrates Will Eisner Week with Will Eisner and Jack Kirby: A Centennial Celebration on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 3:00-5:00pm at Mission: Comics and Art, located at 2250 Mission Street, San Francisco. Join us as we discuss the life and artwork of the legendary comic creators Will Eisner (born March 6, 1917) and Jack Kirby (born August 28, 1917). [Read more]

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Sorry. There are no scheduled exhibitions at this time.

TRAVELING EXHIBITION: DRAW ME A STORY

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 gallery@cartoonart.org

TRAVELING EXHIBITION: MONDO BIZARRO! THE ART OF DAN PIRARO

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 gallery@cartoonart.org.

TRAVELING EXHIBITION: MAZETOONS

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 gallery@cartoonart.org.