Cartoon Art Museum

781 Beach Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

Past Events

March 14, 2020: Chibi Drawing Workshop

Cartoonist Roy Chang returns to the Cartoon Art Museum on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 2 PM to give a lesson on how to draw cute “chibi” characters and discuss his new comic book Jinshan. This event is free and open to the public.

March 8, 2020: Mutts 25th Anniversary Celebration

The Cartoon Art Museum presents an Evening with Patrick McDonnell, a celebration of the 25th Anniversary of MUTTS with his new book, The Art of Nothing: 25 Years of MUTTS and the Art of Patrick McDonnell on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 6:30 PM. McDonnell will speak about his work and characters, with some hands on displays of his craft. The talk will be followed by a signing.

Tickets are $10 with advance purchase book and membership options. Cartoon Art Museum members are free, but must RSVP to secure a seat and can use their online store discount code to unlock the member discount ticket for the book.

Jan. 19, 2020: Toon Talk: Tom Sito

The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes Tom Sito, animator and author of the new culinary guide ‘Eat, Drink, Animate: An Animator’s Cookbook,’ for a free Toon Talk and book signing on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 2 PM.

Eat, Drink, Animate: An Animator’s Cookbook features more than 80 hands-on recipes—from cocktails to desserts—favored by acclaimed animators both past and present including Chuck Jones, Pete Docter, Mary Blair, and Frank Thomas along with never-before-seen photos and illustrations.

Sito will share insights and anecdotes from the book in the museum’s Drawing Room and will sign copies afterward in the Bil Keane Family Lobby. Admission is free and open to the public.

Dec. 3, 2019: Missing Link Q&A

Join the Cartoon Art Museum on Tuesday, December 3 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM for a Q&A and Meet & Greet with Writer/Director Chris Butler and Producer Arianne Sutner and puppets for the film MISSING LINK. This will be an open forum discussion about the making of the film and the stop-motion animation process used to make the film.

This is a free event. First come, first served. Space is limited to the capacity of the museum.

  • Shop Hours

    Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Monday: Closed
    Tuesday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Thursday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Friday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.