00000 - 00000 of 00000
00,000 of 00,000
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays.
Group show about storytelling without words via picture books, comics, editorial art, and other illustrative media forms.
Featuring appearances by Mario Hernandez, Rafael Navarro, Octavio Rodriguez, Gabrielle Gamboa, Liz Mayorga, Javier Hernandez, Jose Cabrera, Daniel ...
Second only to Walt Disney, Chuck Jones was one of the most influential American animators in history. Eleven years after his death at age 89, Jones’s style continues to influence animators and cartoonists by the dozen. Closely associated with... More »
The recent G.I. Joe movie was an overproduced bore, filled with special effects but missing a story. It also lacked the silly but infectious Reagan-era nationalism that characterized the animated series of the 1980s – as well as its groan-worthy... More »
Comic strips have been around since the early 1800s, and some strips have been in circulation almost that long as well. (“The Katzenjammer Kids” has been running since 1897!). The Bay Area has been at the center of groundbreaking comic art since... More »
Love and Rockets turns 30 this year. Most people don't associate Love and Rockets with the legendary comic book by Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez (with occasional contributions by their brother Mario)... More »
As comics grow in popularity, so grows the medium’s diversity. Yet comics have always been open to every background. There have been Jewish, Latino, Asian, and African-American comics creators from the very beginning. (One theory on why: Given... More »
To the uninitiated, the Cartoon Art Museum has a musty ring to it, pointing toward Hanna-Barbera cels and Krazy Kat. It does have that, but it far from ignores the new tribes of graphic novelists and young comics artists who continually reinvent the form for new generations. Like any great museum, it doesn't ignore the city that surrounds it. Over the past year, the Small Press Spotlight, featuring exhibits that highlight innovators in alternative and small-press comics, has welcomed locals like Joey Sayers (Teen Power), Hellen Jo (Paralysis), and DC legend Creig Flessel. The Cartoonist-in-Residence program has run a similar path, installing Paul Madonna, Keith Knight, Shaenon K. Garrity (Narbonic), David Crosland (Puffed), and Justin Hall (True Travel Tales). It was no slouch with the national scene in 2007, either, offering expansive tributes to Mary Blair (one of the first female Disney artists) and Edward Gorey's work for the Broadway production of Dracula.
To the uninitiated, the Cartoon Art Museum has a musty ring to it, pointing toward Hanna-Barbera cels and Krazy Kat. It does have that, but it far from ignores the new tribes of graphic novelists and young comics artists who continually reinvent the form for new generations. Like any great museum, it doesn't ignore the city that surrounds it. Over the past year, the Small Press Spotlight, featuring exhibits that highlight innovators in alternative and small-press comics, has welcomed locals... More »
We were ordered, long ago, to start thinking of cartoons and comics as art, so stop fighting it. Seeing the work framed, labeled, and hanging on the walls of an austere gallery goes a long way toward legitimizing the form, but we also like the Cartoon Art Museum for its fascinating peek at the creative process. The size these artists work in is much larger than the strip or box you find in the newspaper, revealing otherwise hidden details. Frequently visible are initial pencil sketches and... More »
Around the corner from the ghastly Barcalounger of the SFMOMA building, this tiny museum offers a welcome antidote to the bloated self-importance of its neighbor. The CAM, established in large part because of a 1987 endowment from Peanuts creator Charles Schulz, features 6,000 pieces in its permanent collection, ranging from old editorial cartoons to Sunday comic strips to framed cels from Fritz the Cat. Half of the museum's space is given over to its special exhibitions; right now, there's... More »
The only museum in the United States dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of cartoon art in all its forms, this little gem -- which got off the ground with a 1987 endowment from Peanuts creator and Santa Rosa native Charles Schulz -- is a show-stopper for 'toon lovers, whether kids or intellectuals. The 6,000 pieces in its permanent collection range from original comic strip panels to self-portraits of famous cartoonists. There are interactive and children's galleries and the museum... More »
Find everything you're looking for in your city
Find the best happy hour deals in your city
Get today's exclusive deals at savings of anywhere from 50-90%
Check out the hottest list of places and things to do around your city