SF – Celebrating Star Wars Comics

Howard Chaykin and Steve Leialoha appear at the Cartoon Art Museum on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 from 7:00-9:00pm!

$7 General Public; Two-for-one admission for Cartoon Art Museum members

Press Release:

A long time ago, in a galaxy not so far away, LucasFilm contacted Marvel Comics and licensed an official comic book adaptation of their soon-to-be-released film Star Wars. Writer Roy Thomas, penciler Howard Chaykin and inker Steve Leialoha adapted the film over the course of the first six issues of the monthly comic, which went on to become one of Marvel’s biggest hits of the 1970s.  Marvel continued to publish the ongoing adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and friends until 1986.

On Tuesday, May 15, the Cartoon Art Museum welcomes Howard Chaykin and Steve Leialoha for a special presentation on the origins of the Star Wars comic book and their experiences in creating the official Marvel Comics adaptation of the film.  What was it like seeing the film for the first time?  When did they realize that Star Wars was a hit?  How involved was LucasFilm in the comic books?  Learn the answers to these questions and more during our Star Wars Anniversary Celebration.

Comedian, cartoonist and longtime Star Wars fan Michael Capozzola will moderate the discussion, and also appearing with Chaykin and Leialoha is acclaimed comedian Joe Klocek will conduct a special Star Wars Q&A following the presentation.

Advance sale tickets can be purchased through Guest List:  http://guestlistapp.com/events/101937

The Cartoon Art Museum thanks Guest List for its ongoing support and promotion of our event programming.  For more information about Guest List, please visit their website.

Sponsorship for this event has been provided by The Intercontinental San Francisco Hotel.  The Cartoon Art Museum is very thankful for their patronage.

STAR WARS™ and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. TM & © Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

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SF – Comics 4 Comix Fundraiser

Comics and comix collide as the funnies meet the funny in the sixth annual fundraiser and silent art auction for San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum.  Join the Bay Area’s funniest folk for a night of food, drink, and entertainment, and bid on original art by some of today’s brightest stars in comics.  This year Comics 4 Comix takes place on Tuesday, September 7th 2010, at San Francisco’s famed Punchline Comedy Club, 444 Battery Street.  The doors open at 6:30pm, and the show starts at 8pm. General admission tickets for this benefit cost $20.  Tickets may be purchased in advance from Livenation’s website (livenation.com) or at the door on the night of the event.

The Cartoon Art Museum will host an all-star cast of stand-up comics for this event, featuring headliner comedian and Simpsons writer Dana Gould,  as well as local comedians Joe Klocek, Mike Meehan, and host Michael Capozzola, comedian and creator of the comic strip Surveillance Caricatures in the San Francisco Chronicle’s 96 hours section. Accommodations for our headliner are being provided by the InterContinental San Francisco.  Performances will begin at 8 pm.  In addition to getting a dose of high comedy, attendees will have the opportunity to bid on and peruse original comic strip art from popular local and national cartoonists, including Dan Piraro (Bizarro), Lynn Johnston (For Better or For Worse), Michael Jantze (The Norm), Jack Davis (Mad Magazine), Keith Knight (The K Chronicles), and much, much more.