Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art

128 East 63rd Street
New York City, NY 10065

Past Events

Oct. 11, 2018: Funny Ladies: The Changing Landscape of Cartooning

Cartoonists Emily Flake, Amy Hwang, Amy Kurtzweil, Sara Lautman, appear for a panel moderated by Liza Donnelly at the Society of Illustrators on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 7 PM!

Ever wonder what it’s like to sell cartoons to The New Yorker? Recent newcomers to the magazine will talk about breaking into The New Yorker. The all women panel will talk about drawing cartoons about feminism and what -if anything- being a woman has to do with any of it. The panel will argue, whine and dream about how to make a living as a cartoonist in the current landscape… without selling your soul. Liza Donnelly will digitally draw the proceedings as they happen.

July 26, 2018: Funny Ladies at The New Yorker Panel

Join the Society of Illustrators for a panel discussion featuring your favorite funny ladies on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 6:30 PM! Hosted by curator of “Funny Ladies at The New Yorker: Cartoonists Then and Now” and cartoonist Liza Donnelly, joined by cartoonists Roz Chast, Liana Finck, Carolita Johnson, and Cartoon Editor Emma Allen.

July 12, 2018: Art of the Avengers & Other Marvel Heroes Exhibition

The Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators is pleased to present an exhibition of Marvel Comics original artwork by Jack Kirby, Walt Simonson, Jim Steranko, John Buscema, John Romita, Steve Ditko, Dick Ayers, Neal Adams, and other comic book artists, on display from July 5th through October 20, 2018.

This exhibition of work from the Marvel Universe will feature original art showcasing characters seen in Marvel’s latest blockbuster hit, Avengers: Infinity War.

The exhibition includes vintage, original comic artwork from all years of Marvel Comics history. The selections illustrate how Marvel’s innovative creative teams initially led by legendary creators Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, kept the Marvel Universe evolving with the times. From the early 1960s where the character’s distinct personalities were formulated, to the 1970s and 1980s with Marvel hitting its creative stride, to the modern era, where super heroes have gained mainstream recognition.

Significant pieces of artwork will be exhibited publicly for the first time, including original comic book pages featuring core members of Marvel’s Avengers team. Also featured is a stunning selection of the art of Spider-Man (who tried to join the Avengers several times), The Hulk, The Black Panther, Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man.

The exhibition will be assembled from the collection of Marvel art collector Mike Burkey, and other notable collectors, and is organized and curated by comic art collector and historian Rob Pistella (curator of the blockbuster The Art of Spider-Man exhibition held at the Society in 2017).

At over 200 pieces of original art, this exhibition will be the largest selection of vintage and modern original Marvel art that has ever been displayed in the world.

An opening reception to the public will be held on Thursday July 12th at 7:30 PM.

June 19, 2018: The Art of March: A NYCLU Flights & Rights Program

Join the Associate Council of the New York Civil Liberties Union and the Society of Illustrators (SOI) for a unique event celebrating the SOI’s exhibit The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece. Enjoy drinks, a private viewing of the exhibition and hear from our engaging panelists of artists and organizers on voting rights. We are honored to have joining us Andrew Aydin, award-winning creator and co-author of the graphic memoir series, MARCH, and current Digital Director & Policy Advisor to the congressman.

The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece walks visitors through the story of Congressman John Lewis’s experience in the civil rights movement as depicted by the pen of MARCH trilogy illustrator Nate Powell. This landmark exhibition of Congressman Lewis’s celebrated graphic novel memoir, co-written with Andrew Aydin, takes visitors on a visceral tour of the movement, illuminating pivotal moments, people, and philosophies.

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    Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Thursday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Saturday: noon - 4 p.m.