NOTE: I am organizing this event and will be on hand to help people make a mini-comic.
Cartoon Art Museum to Celebrate 30 Years with
Saturday, May 9th, 2015
San Francisco, CA: The Cartoon Art Museum is joining forces with the newly announced SF Comics Fest and featured guests, local creators Ellis Kim and Nathan Vargas. Together they will host a community event to encourage the public to dive into comic creation as part of the Cartoon Art Museum’s 30th anniversary celebrations this year. The goal will be to help the public create at least 30 mini-comics in one day at the museum on Saturday May 9th, 2015 from 11:30am to 5pm.
“It’s always important that there are opportunities where artists of all levels, kids and adults, can come and collaborate together, to find a love for the art of cartooning,” said artist and volunteer organizer Brian Kolm. “Everyone can create a comic and express themselves,” Kolm added.
30 for 30th: Mini-Comics Challenge
The Cartoon Art Museum will attempt to bring in the public to create 30 mini-comics in one day to celebrate their 30th Anniversary. Demonstrations, creative coaching and materials provided.
The museum’s featured guests, Nathan Vargas and Ellis Kim, will help introduce participants to the process of make 4-8 page mini-comics. Vargas will be demonstrating his writers’ block game, MTheory, to get participants started. Kim will walk through different techniques as well as presenting his own comics work, “Time Fiddler.” Plus, organizer Brian Kolm and other community volunteer cartoonists will be on hand to help you complete your very own mini-comic to take home.
Where: Cartoon Art Museum – 655 Mission St, San Francisco CA
When: Saturday, May 9th
Time: 11:30am to 5pm
All ages are welcome
Nathan Vargas is the creator of “MTheory” (mtheorycards.com), a card game for writers. He’s also co-organizes for 24-Hour Comics Day and Blitz Comics. He’s dedicated to help people break through their creative barriers, so he started “The Order of United Artists and Creators in San Jose, CA”, a team charter with over 200 members, which provides free resources and workshops for creators.
Ellis Kim is an illustrator based in Alameda. He teaches at the Alameda Free Library and tables at various conventions in California. In 2013 Ellis hitchhiked the US to find inspiration for “Time Fiddler,” a comic about a modern introverted teenage girl, Sam, who gets trapped in the nightmarish Cretaceous period and meets a mysterious young time traveler. Find his comic at TimeFiddler.com
Brian Kolm is an artist and designer living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. He frequently teaches workshops at the Cartoon Art Museum, the Charles M. Schultz Museum, libraries and more. Details at AtomicBearPress.com
About The Cartoon Art Museum:
Founded in 1984, the Cartoon Art Museum is the only museum in the western United States dedicated to collection, preservation, study and exhibition of original cartoon art in all forms to benefit historians, cartoonists, journalists, artists, collectors and the general public. Please visit www.cartoonart.org for more information.
Cartoon Art Museum • 655 Mission Street • San Francisco, CA 94105 • 415-CAR-TOON • www.cartoonart.org
Hours: Tues. – Sun. 11:00 – 5:00, Closed Monday
General Admission: $8.00 • Student/Senior: $6.00 • Children 6-12: $4.00 • Members & Children under 6: Free
The Cartoon Art Museum is a tax-exempt, non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the collection,
preservation, study and exhibition of original cartoon art in all forms.