UPCOMING EVENTS

  • MAY

    15

    MONDAY

    MIKE MIGNOLA’S HELLBOY: A TRIBUTE AND FUNDRAISING AUCTION FOR THE CARTOON ART MUSEUM LAUNCHING MAY 15, 2017

    Monday, May 15, 2017

    4:00pm to 4:00pm

    Ebay www.ebay.com/usr/cartoonartmuseum

    The Cartoon Art Museum is thrilled to announce its first themed original art fundraising auction: Mike Mignola’s Hellboy: A Tribute and Fundraising Auction. Proceeds from the auction will support the Cartoon Art Museum’s operations and public programming as the board and staff prepare for CAM's grand reopening at 781 Beach Street in San Francisco later this summer. The online auction will launch on May 15 on eBay, under the user account “cartoonartmuseum” and will continue with new pieces added biweekly throughout the summer. Preview pieces for the auction at our Comic Art Fans page. [Read more]

  • JUL

    8

    SATURDAY

    QUEER COMICS EXPO 2017

    Saturday, July 8, 2017

    11:00am to 5:00pm

    SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA

    Queer Comics Expo (QCE) is an annual event to celebrate queer culture and promote diverse queer representation in comics, animation and other great ways to tell stories. Moved to July, the fourth annual QCE, a Cartoon Art Museum benefit, will take place on Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 11am to 5pm, expanding its presence at the SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street,. [Read more]

EXHIBITIONS

View our list of Past Exhibitions and Small Press Spotlight Exhibitions.

Come back soon for more information about our upcoming exhibitions!

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.