I will be a guest artist at the Cartoon Art Museum for their Family Fun Day. Info below
Storytime! Family Fun Day
Cartoon Art Museum Event: Saturday, October 23, 2010, 11am-4pm
Free with paid admission
San Francisco, CA: The Cartoon Art Museum celebrates its Storytime! exhibition on Saturday, October 23, 2010 with Storytime! Family Fun Day. With paid admission to the Cartoon Art Museum, kids and their families will have the opportunity to meet professional cartoonists and create their own comics in the museum’s galleries. Special guests include Brian Kolm (Atomic Bear Press), Lark Pien (Long Tail Kitty, Mr. Elephanter), Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), Raina Telgemeier (Smile, The Baby-sitters Club) and more to be announced. This event is free with paid admission to the Cartoon Art Museum.
About Storytime! Graphic Novels for Kids of All Ages:
Over the past decade, graphic novels have exploded in popularity with children and teenagers. The Cartoon Art Museum’s latest exhibition, Storytime! Graphic Novels for Kids of All Ages, features the work of ten influential cartoonists whose work broke new ground in bookstores and libraries. Their graphic novels are promoted as product for the children and young adult marketplace but these innovative graphic novels are captivating to readers of all ages.
Highlights of Storytime! include:
*A behind-the-scenes look at the creative process of acclaimed children’s book creator Mo Willems as he shares production art from his book Elephants Cannot Dance!
*Classic tales from Little Lulu, drawn by Irving Tripp and written by Virginia Hubbell, including never-before-seen thumbnail sketches and typewritten scripts.
*Larry Marder’s Beanworld, a compelling fantasy with profound insights into themes of ecology, culture, and art; a most peculiar comic book experience.
*Stan Sakai’s Eisner-winning samurai epic Usagi Yojimbo.
*Smile (A Dental Drama), the new autobiographical graphic novel set in San Francisco, by Raina Telgemeier, artist of the Baby-sitters Club graphic novels.
*Harvey Award-winning cartoonist Lark Pien’s children’s books Mr. Elephanter and Long Tail Kitty.
*A sneak peek at Dave Roman’s upcoming comedic sci-fi graphic novel Astronaut Academy.
*Eisner-winning creator Hope Larson’s newest graphic novel, Mercury, an engaging combination of history, romance and magical realism.
*Jeff Smith’s epic cartoon/fantasy BONE, which redefined the world of graphic novels. Smith’s contribution to Storytime! appears in the latest BONE graphic novel, Tall Tales, published by Scholastic.