Guess who stopped by the museum to visit our Grains of Sand exhibit?
If you visited our Searle in America exhibit, and were wondering about Matt Jones’s Ronald Searle tribute blog, as mentioned in the introduction, here it is!
When Malcolm Whyte published the first Troubador title in 1967, he did more than revolutionize the coloring and activity book format. Like George Lucas, Gary Gygax, and Nolan Bushnell would do year…
Cartoon Art Museum founder and Chairman Emeritus Malcolm Whyte talks about his early publishing days in this fab interview, where you’ll learn all about his connections to Dungeons & Dragons and underground comix!
Have we mentioned that Sam & Max artist Steve Purcell maintains a blog about the series, with all sorts of notes about his artistic process? Well, now we have! Check it out!
"…we needed a character who could act as observer…and we needed a victim. Max is both observer and victim, at one with the audience, who are also feeling victimized by this Grinch who wants to destroy one of our major refuges—Christmas.” —Chuck Jones, Chuck Reducks, Drawing from the Fun Side of Life
"Max" model study, mixed media (collage, graphite, xerox on 12 field animation paper) by Chuck Jones.
'Searle in America': Homage paid to British cartoonist Countless Americans probably have seen the work of British cartoonist Ronald Searle without realizing it. People often confused it with that of prominent younger contemporaries Ralph Steadman and Gerald Scarfe, who salute Searle's influence. Famous for wild-eyed drawings of cats, Searle (1920-2011) drew numerous illustrations for American periodicals, from TV Guide to the New Yorker. Many things in those books were based on his experience as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II. […] to me, he couldn't have been more of an old-school gentleman, very hospitable, very generous, full of stories.
The San Francisco Chronicle talks to our guest curator Matt Jones about the Searle in America show!
Looking for the perfect gift? Here’s a fun one, exclusive to the Cartoon Art Museum Bookstore: Our full color Searle in America catalog!
That’s a typo—it was supposed to read “Happy birthday, Jack Davis!”
The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes artist Mike Dringenberg to San Francisco for its ongoing celebration of the 25th anniversary of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman on Saturday, December 14, 2013, 7-9 pm.
Mike Dringenberg inked the first issues of Sandman, which were penciled by Sam Kieth. When Kieth left the book, Dringenberg took over as penciler, illustrating some of the series’ most memorable issues, designing several major characters, and setting the artistic tone for the book with his understated, realistic style. The most notable issue of Dringenberg’s tenure was the eighth issue of Sandman, “The Sound of Her Wings,” which introduced the Sandman’s sister, Death. Dringenberg also created what is perhaps the most widely seen Sandman illustration of all, a poster depicting The Endless, which was prominently featured in the popular TV program Roseanne, adorning Darlene Conner’s bedroom in the early 1990s.
On Saturday, December 14, Dringenberg will discuss his tenure on Sandman with Ryan Graff, co-curator of the Cartoon Art Museum’s Sandman retrospective Grains of Sand and designer of the museum’s forthcoming Sandman exhibition catalog. Although the catalog will not yet be available for purchase, the Cartoon Art Museum will offer a limited edition original bookplate penciled by Mike Dringenberg, inked by Sam Kieth, and signed by both artists as a special keepsake of this historic exhibition.
Tickets for this event will be sold on a sliding scale, and can be purchased here: https://guestlistapp.com/events/213690
- General Admission*: $25.00
- General Admission plus Mike Dringenberg & Sam Kieth bookplate*: $50.00
- General Admission, bookplate, plus two additional personalized signatures: $100.00 (Limited to 30 guests. Please note that Mike Dringenberg will not sign any unpersonalized items, and will not sign any CGC-graded books.)
- General Admission, bookplate, two signatures, plus dinner with Mike Dringenberg: $300 (Limited to four guests. Join Mike Dringenberg, Ryan Graff, and other Sandman fans and original art collectors for a dinner prior to the Cartoon Art Museum event at a nearby restaurant.)
*Cartoon Art Museum members will be able to bring an additional guest for free at the $25, $50 and $100 levels. Members who purchase tickets at the $50 level will receive two bookplates. Limit two signatures per ticket purchased at the $100 and $250 levels.