CA – Yo-Kai Watch #1 Signing

Eric M. Esquivel appears at Meltdown Comics on Wednesday May 17th at 6:00 PM to sign YO- KAI WATCH #1.

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Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.851.7223

Mike Mignola’s Hellboy: A 25th Anniversary Tribute A Fundraising Auction for the Cartoon Art Museum

Press Release:

The Cartoon Art Museum is thrilled to announce its first themed original art fundraising auction, Mike Mignola’s Hellboy: A 25th Anniversary Tribute. 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.

Since Mike Mignola’s Hellboy first hit the stands in 1993, it has become a cultural sensation, racking up a dozen Eisner Awards and inspiring numerous spinoffs, from a novel line, to video games, to feature films. The Cartoon Art Museum’s fundraising auction, Mike Mignola’s Hellboy: A 25th Anniversary Tribute will feature original artwork from dozens of top graphic novelists, animators, and cartoonists who have drawn inspiration from the master storyteller’s signature creation. Featured artists include Sergio Aragonés (MAD), Harry Bliss (The New Yorker), Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son), Sam Kieth (Sandman, The Maxx), Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), Steve Purcell (Sam and Max), Kent Williams (The Fountain), and more to be announced.

“We’re thrilled to pay tribute to one of the comic world’s greatest creator-owned properties, Mike Mignola’s Hellboy, as the series celebrates its 25th anniversary,” said CAM Executive Director Summerlea Kashar. “The staff and board of the Cartoon Art Museum are very grateful for Mike’s assistance with this fundraiser, and we’re overwhelmed by the talent and generosity of the participating artists.”

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. The Cartoon Art Museum will publish a full color catalog collecting all of the artwork created for this auction as well as an exhibition featuring this material alongside a selection of Mike Mignola’s own Hellboy artwork, tentatively planned for display at the Cartoon Art Museum in fall 2017.

CA – Generation X #1 Signing

Writer Christina Strain (Syfy’s The Magicians, former colorist on Marvel’s Runaways, Thor, X-Men, and many more) appears at Earth-2 Comics on Wednesday, May 17th at 7:00 PM to sign the first issue of Marvel’s Generation X!

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Earth-2 Comics
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 386-9590

CA – Hostage Signing

Join award-winning cartoonist Guy Delisle (Pyongyang, Jerusalem, Shenzhen, Burma Chronicles) at Skylight Books on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 7:30 PM for the launch of his highly anticipated, non-fiction page-turner: Hostage. Set in the Caucasus region in 1997, Hostage tells the true story of Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe Andre who was held captive for over three months. Recounting his day-to-day survival while conveying the psychological effects of solitary confinement, Delisle’s storytelling doesn’t just show André’s experiences, but brings you into the room alongside him. Hostage is a thoughtful, intense, and undeniably moving graphic novel that takes a profound look at what drives our will to survive in the darkest of moments.

Guy Delisle is a cartoonist and animator from Québec City, Canada. Delisle spent ten years working in animation, which allowed him to learn about movement and drawing. He is best known for his bestselling travelogues about life in faraway countries, Burma Chronicles, Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City, Pyongyang, and Shenzhen. In 2012, Guy Delisle was awarded the Prize for Best Album for the French edition of Jerusalem at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. Delisle now lives in the south of France with his wife and two children.

David L. Ulin is the author, most recently, of the novel Ear to the Ground. A 2015 Guggenheim Fellow, his other books include Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles, shortlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay; The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time; and the Library of America’s Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology, which won a California Book Award. He is the former book editor and book critic of the Los Angeles Times.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
323.660.1175

Cartoon Art Museum Expands Summer Cartoon Camp

Cartoon Art MuseumPress Release:

The Cartoon Art Museum’s yearly Boot Camps have now grown into a brand new half-day summer Cartoon Camp! Tween and teen students are invited to take part in weeklong workshops dedicated to the comic book creation process from start to a finished project.

This year’s Cartoon Camp will be held on site at the American Bookbinders Museum on 355 Clementina Street in San Francisco, CA while the Cartoon Art Museum continues renovations for its new location in Fisherman’s Wharf.

Cartoon Camp also has scholarship funding available sponsored by the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District, a nonprofit organization working every day to improve the quality of life in the neighborhood. The link to apply for scholarship funding can be found on the direct registration link on Guestlist: http://guestli.st/454494

Three sessions will be held from June to August 2017:

Week 1: June 19th – 23rd

Week 2: June 26th – 30th

Week 3: July 31st – August 4th

 

Ages: 10-15

Level: Young Intermediate (enjoy drawing and looking to build skills).

Time: 1pm- 5 pm (four hours) M-F (Dates listed by class)

Location: American Bookbinders Museum, 355 Clementina Street

(near Fifth Street), San Francisco, CA 94103

Cost: $300 (CAM Members can recieve $50 off, sign up and save!)*

Register: cartoonart.org/programs

 

Each week will provide a new twist on learning cartooning basics, from designing and developing a cast of cartoon characters, to developing, writing and drawing a complete comic story to making physical mini-comics. Campers can attend any week alone or build up their skills in new ways over multiple weeks.

All camp sessions will be taught by cartoonist and illustrator Ellis Kim (TimeFiddler.com).

Supplies: Required Materials will be provided. Students are welcome to bring in their personal sketchbooks and materials to add to their learning experience.

These are intermediate courses recommended for students from 10-15 years old. Students under the age of 10 or over the age of 15 will not be admitted into the class. Each session is also limited to 15 students each to allow for more in depth work and dialog with one of our working cartoonist teachers.

If a child has a special need or needs the parent or guardian can inform the Cartoon Art Museum along with their Registration so that we can better serve the child. Also, parents are not generally admitted into these classes without special need. We recommend inquiring about our private classes to attend class with your child.

Each session meets four hours each day for a 5-day week, Monday through Friday at the American Bookbinders Museum in SOMA at 355 Clementina Street.

The attendance fee for each student is $300 for non-members and $250 for members and is collected through the online registration payment*. The attendance fee covers the cost of art supplies and staff.

Up to 5 underserved students per week may attend free of charge thanks to a grant from YBCBD’s Yerba Buena Community Benefit Fund. See below for more information. ***

Each session meets four hours each day for a 5-day week, Monday through Friday at the American Bookbinders Museum in SOMA at 355 Clementina Street.

The attendance fee for each student is $300 for non-members and $250 for members and is collected through the online registration payment.* The attendance fee covers the cost of art supplies and staff.

Up to 5 students from underserved communities may attend free of charge per week thanks to a grant from YBCBD’s Yerba Buena Community Benefit Fund. See below for more information. ***

*See cancellation policy at online registration.

***For the most up to date scheduling information, member discount codes, scholarship information, or general questions, please contact education@cartoonart.org.

About Cartoon Art Museum

The Cartoon Art Museum’s key function is to preserve, document, and exhibit this unique and accessible art form. Through traveling exhibitions and other related activities—such as artists-in-residence, lectures, and outreach—the museum has taken cartoon art and used it to communicate cultural diversity in the community, as well as the importance of self-expression.

About American Bookbinders Museum

The American Bookbinders Museum is the only museum of its kind in North America, celebrating and exploring the culture and tools of bookbinding, from its earliest forms to the changes and innovations of the industrial revolution. In addition to the craft and artistry of binding, we focus on the stories of the men, women, and children who worked in binderies.

CA – Nightwing #21 Signing

Writer/Actor Michael McMillian (True Blood, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) appears at Golden Apple Comics on Wednesday May 17th at 1:00 PM to sign NIGHTWING #21!

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Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-658-6047

CA – The End of Magic Signing

Writer and actress Amber Benson (best known as Tara Maclay on Buffy the Vampire Slayer) appears at Mysterious Galaxy Books on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7:30 PM to sign The End of Magic.

Can untrained witch Lyse MacAllister and her family / members of the Echo Park Coven success in opposing the witch hunting organization The Flood, or will the latter succeed in accomplishing The End of Magic? Find out as Amber Benson brings her contemporary paranormal trilogy to a climax – and then find out what’s next as the author / actress / producer / director takes on new projects across multiple media platforms.

Mysterious Galaxy Books
5943 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111
858-268-4747

CA – Misfit City #1 Signing

Writers Kiwi Smith (10 Things I Hate About You, Legally Blonde) and Kurt Lustgarten appear at Earth-2 Comics in Sherman Oaks, CA on Saturday May 13th from 3:00 – 4:00 PM to sign Misfit City #1 from Boom! Studios.

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Earth-2 Comics
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 386-9590

SF – Mayim Bialik Speaks

Mayim Bialik appears at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco on Wednesday, May 24th at 7:00 PM.

Mayim Bialik – actress, writer, neuroscientist and founder of GrokNation.com – addresses what it means to grow from a girl to a woman biologically, psychologically and sociologically in her new book Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular. Best known as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory, she also starred in the early-1990s sitcom Blossom. Mayim holds a BS from UCLA in Neuroscience and Hebrew and Jewish studies, as well as a PhD from UCLA in Neuroscience. She discusses navigating everything from first kisses and first periods to rocky friendships, family responsibilities, gender questions, body image issues, and figuring out one’s passion and place in the world.

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 292-1233

CA – An Evening with Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith appears at the Ontario Improv on Sunday, May 14 at 7:00 PM! Tickets available at the link…

A writer, comedian, podcaster, and film director, KEVIN SMITH has written and directed numerous films, including Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Red State, Tusk, and Yoga Hosers; Creator of AMC’s Comic Book Men; authored Silent Bob Speaks, Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith, My Boring-Ass Life and most recently Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat,Lazy Slob Who Did Good. He can be heard daily at smodcast.com, a vast network of podcasts.

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Ontario Improv Comedy Club
4555 Mills Cir, Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 484-5411

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