SF – Cartoon Art Museum Grand Opening Celebration

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Join the Cartoon Art Museum on Saturday, January 20, 2018 as we celebrate our new location at 781 Beach Street, near Ghirardelli Square, Aquatic Park and the Cable Car Terminus.

Special guests Gary Amaro, Mark Badger, Lee Ballard, Nick Dragotta, Steve Purcell, Ben Seto, and Jon Way$hak appear for a signing from 6:00 – 7:00 PM to close the Tribute to Mike Mignola’s Hellboy exhibition, which concludes Monday, January 29th.

After a two-year hiatus, the museum is thrilled to be open to the public again with our first round of exhibitions:

A Tribute to Mike Mignola’s Hellboy (October 28, 2107 – January 29, 2018)

The Cartoon Art Museum pays tribute to creator Mike Mignola with an exhibition featuring original artwork from today’s top graphic novelists, animators, and cartoonists who have drawn inspiration from the master storyteller’s signature creation. Featured artists include Harry Bliss (The New Yorker), Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son), Cliff Chiang (Paper Girls), Sam Kieth (The Maxx), Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), Steve Purcell (Sam & Max), and Kent Williams (The Fountain), among others.

Smile! The Comics of Raina Telgemeier (October 28, 2107 – March 19, 2018)

Celebrate the comics of San Francisco native Raina Telgemeier including her highly popular autobiographical works Smile and Sisters, her award-winning graphic novels Drama and Ghosts, and her acclaimed adaptations of Ann M. Martin’s The Baby-Sitter’s Club series.

Emerging Artist Showcase: Nidhi Chanani’s Pashmina (October 28, 2017– February 12, 2018)

In this heartwarming graphic novel debut, Nidhi Chanani weaves a tale about the hardship and self-discovery that is born from juggling two cultures and two worlds.

Cartoon Art Museum
781 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 227-8666

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

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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.

SF – Sam & Max: A Look Back Exhibit

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The Cartoon Art Museum is pleased to present Sam and Max: A Look Back with Steve Purcell, celebrating 26-ish years with the intrepid Freelance Police on Saturday, February 1, 2014 with a series of special events from 4:00-9:00pm.

The first event will be a booksigning from 4:00-5:00pm at the Cartoon Art Museum bookstore. Purcell will sign copies of The Collected Sam & Max: Surfin’ the Highway at the Cartoon Art Museum bookstore. This event is free and open to the public.

The second event will be a guided tour of the exhibition from 6:00-7:00pm. Sam & Max creator Steve Purcell will conduct a private tour of his Cartoon Art Museum retrospective Swift and Mirthful Justice for a limited number of guests. This ticketed event is $20; CAM members will receive two-for-one admission to this event.

The third event is a reception celebrating Sam & Max from 7:00-9:00pm. Guests can meet Steve Purcell and discuss his work, view the Sam & Max exhibition, and check out the Cartoon Art Museum’s other current exhibitions, Grains of Sand: 25 Years of The Sandman and Searle In America, featuring the phenomenal illustrations of famed British cartoonist Ronald Searle. Admission to this reception is $5; CAM members will receive two-for-one admission for this event. Purcell will sign additional books and prints throughout the reception. Please note that the ticket for the guided tour also includes access to the reception that follows.

Tickets for the guided tour and the reception are available through this link, and will also be sold at the Cartoon Art Museum’s admissions desk.

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Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

CA – Sam & Max Signing

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Steve Purcell signs on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9 from 1–3pm.

Every second Saturday the Schulz Museum hosts a new Cartoonist-in-Residence! This month meet, watch, and talk to cartoonist, animator, and game designer Steve Purcell, who won the 2007 Eisner Award for his independent comic, Sam & Max. Purcell has worked with Telltale Games, Pixar, Industrial Light & Magic, LucasArts, and Marvel Comics during his illustrious career.

Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403