Happy Birthday to Lynda Carter!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles rap! The Renaissance artists vs TMNT in the Epic Rap Battles of History Season 3 Finale!
AUGUST CARTOONIST-IN-RESIDENCE: JESSE BALMER
The Cartoon Art Museum will host artist Jesse Balmer on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm as part of its ongoing Cartoonist-in-Residence program. Visitors will be given the chance to talk to Jesse, view and discuss his work. This event is free and open to the public.
Jesse Balmer is a cartoonist and illustrator from San Francisco, California. He is currently working on the second issue of Tyranny of the Muse (written by Eddie Wright) <http://studygroupcomics.com/main/tyranny-of-the-muse-part-2-by-eddie-wright-jesse-balmer/>, which is being updated weekly at Study Group Comics. He worked with fellow cartoonist Jonny Negron to put out two issues of Chameleon, a comics anthology, as well as Demon God Goblin Heaven, a collaborative tale of grotesque discovery. Jesse’s drawings attempt to convey the energy bursting from his characters to bring them a life beyond two dimensions. Learn more about Jesse and his work by visiting his website: www.jessebalmer.tumblr.com.
About the Cartoonist in Residence Program:
The Cartoon Art Museum regularly hosts professional cartoonists in its galleries as part of its Cartoonist-in-Residence program. Museum patrons see cartoonists at work on their latest projects and learn everything you ever wanted to know about cartoonists – but were afraid to ask. Past featured Cartoonists-in-Residence include Paul Madonna (All Over Coffee), Keith Knight (K Chronicles, (th)ink), Paige Braddock (Jane’s World), Roman Muradov (The New Yorker) and Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules) among many others.
Production layout drawing from “One Froggy Evening” by Chuck Jones, graphite on 12 field animation paper. Although this drawing doesn’t appear in “What’s Up Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck” opening July 19 at the Museum of the Moving Image, New York, many, many others do.
File under: Another opening, another show. DirectedbyChuckJones will be live-blogging from the opening night gala, Thursday, July 17, and again on the evening of July 18 from the museum.
If you’d like to sign Bernie Wrightson’s Get Well card just click the link and I’ll make sure he sees it. http://www.groupcard.com/c/hBfBI-bMgEk
Sign the card for artist Bernie Wrightson, recovering from “a series of small strokes.” See this link for more details: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=53933
Bugs Bunny dressed as Linda Jones, Chuck’s daughter, riding Lord Mischief in a dressage competition, circa 1949, gouache on watercolor paper, 11” x 14”.
CARTOON ART MUSEUM’S THIRD THURSDAY PRESENTS:
GENE HAMM’S HELL TOUPEE
Put on your favorite wig and join the Cartoon Art Museum in welcoming Gene Hamm and his graphic novel Hell Toupee for July’s Third Thursday celebration of the monstrous and weird on Thursday, July 17, 5-8pm.Dress up in one of our wigs for a photo and create your own monstrous toupee at the Cartoon Art Museum as Hamm he reads his graphic novel. This event is free and open to the public.
In Hell Toupee, when the world’s first genetically engineered living toupees escape from the lab on an island resort, can the local barber save the world from their homicidal rampage? Full of laughs, horror, twists and turns, this graphic novel takes a savage and satirical look at vanity. To view a trailer of Hell Toupee, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfrWiM6x3cY <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfrWiM6x3cY>
About Gene Hamm: Animator Gene Hamm worked on Ralph Bakshi’s The Lord Of The Rings; Hanna-Barbera’s Smurfs and Super Friends; Art Clokey’s Gumby; Roger Corman’s Battle Beyond The Stars; MTV’s Liquid Television; Sega’s Dick Tracy game; and Living Books’ Arthur’s Birthday Party, Tortoise And The Hare, and Berenstain Bears Get In A Fight.
His own projects include the animated feature The Dream Hat; Cook For Your Life; Cartooning Shortcuts, Formulas And Cheap Tricks; The Professional Cartoonist Kit; and the book How To Get A Job In Animation And Keep It. He just finished the graphic novel Hell Toupee, which he hopes to animate.
Hamm has taught animation at Academy of Art University in San Francisco. His other business is HammCam Caricatures (www.hammcamcaricatures.com) where he can do caricatures at your party or event on site, or remotely via Skype. You can see three pages of his animation and films on his YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/genehamm2).
Hamm also does standup comedy. He has appeared at San Francisco and East Bay venues such as OMG, Brainwash, The Continental Club, Neck of the Woods, and The Alameda Theater.
About Third Thursdays: Third Thursdays occurs every month of the year in the Yerba Buena neighborhood of San Francisco, involving galleries and museums extending their hours throughout the neighborhood to create a lively atmosphere of arts and interaction. For more information: www.thirdthursdaysf.wordpress.com.