Cartoon Art Museum

781 Beach Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

Past Events

Oct. 23, 2018: Toon Talk: Art of Harley Quinn

Since her debut on Batman: The Animated Series in 1992, Harley Quinn has emerged as one of the true superstars of DC Comics, appearing in blockbuster cartoons, comic books, video games, and movies.

Join the Cartoon Art Museum on Tuesday, October, 23 2018 for a Harley costume contest at 6:30pm and discussion to follow with Harvey Award-winning author and Cartoon Art Museum Curator Andrew Farago as he discusses his book The Art of Harley Quinn and looks back at a quarter-century of Harley history.

The suggested admission for this event is $10 general, $5 with Harley Quinn Costume Contest participation and free for Cartoon Art Museum members.

Aug. 25, 2018: Marin Comics Fest Kickoff

The second annual Marin Comics Fest kicks off at the Cartoon Art Museum on Saturday, August 25, 2018, with cartoonists Alexis E. Fajardo (Kid Beowulf) and Alex Schumacher (Decades of (in)Experience). Both creators will be signing books and discussing their work with museum visitors from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission for this event is free. In addition, those presenting a valid Marin County library card will receive free same-day admission to the museum galleries.

June 16, 2018: Toon Talk: Infinity War and Beyond

Before Thanos battled Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in Avengers: Infinity War, he was known to Marvel fans as one of the most dangerous villains in comic book history. On Saturday, June 16, 2018, the Cartoon Art Museum welcomes a star-studded pantheon of comic book creators to discuss these game-changing cosmic Marvel Comics of the seventies and eighties, with an insider’s look at the comics of Jim Starlin, the subject of the Cartoon Art Museum’s current retrospective exhibition.

Special guests include Brent Anderson (Astro City), Steve Englehart (The Avengers), Mike Friedrich (Captain Marvel), Al Gordon (Fantastic Four), and Steve Leialoha (Warlock).

March 10, 2018: Smile! The Comics of Raina Telgemeier Art Exhibition

The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes Raina Telgemeier for a special meet and greet event with her fans on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. Advance tickets are available at the link…

Raina will discuss the Cartoon Art Museum’s retrospective exhibition Smile! The Comics of Raina Telgemeier at 4:00pm, and following her presentation, she will conduct a Q&A session with attendees. An informal meet and greet session will follow, and Raina will be available to chat with fans, pose for photographs, and answer questions about her exhibition and her comics.

Pre-signed copies of Raina’s books, including Smile, Drama, Sisters, Ghosts, and The Baby-sitters Club will be available for purchase in advance at the Cartoon Art Museum on March 10. Please note that Raina will not be signing or personalizing books during this event.

Raina’s visit is part of the Cartoon Art Museum’s celebration of Will Eisner Week, an annual series of events dedicated to promoting graphic novel literacy, free speech awareness, and the legacy of the late cartoonist and graphic novelist Will Eisner. Eisner was recognized internationally as one of the giants in the field of sequential art.

Raina Telgemeier is the author and illustrator of the graphic novels Smile, Drama, Sisters, and Ghosts, all #1 New York Times bestsellers. She also adapted and illustrated four graphic novel versions of Ann M. Martin’s Baby-sitters Club series, and has contributed short stories to many anthologies. Raina’s accolades include three Eisner Awards, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, a Stonewall Honor, and many Best-of and Notables lists. Raina lives and works in San Francisco, CA.

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