Media Release — The Cartoon Art Museum hosts cartoonist Alan Groening on Saturday, December 19, 2009 from 1pm to 3pm as part of its ongoing Cartoonist-in-Residence program. Museum visitors will be offered the chance to talk to him about cartooning and view Alan’s work.
From 1992 to 1997, Alan Groening was hard at work in the comic industry creating his own brand of cartoon funny books. After a successful 6 year and 13 issue series, he took some time off from professional art and returned to college to learn video editing and 3D model building and in 2003 began working on several short films. In 2007, and after only one semester of Macromedia Flash, he was contacted by a client to create two short animated educational videos teaching kids about the fundamentals of mathematics.
In 2009, Groening created the first in a string of short cartoons for Family Community Church. He is currently freelancing and creating other animated cartoons for his church.
This event is free and open to the public.
The Cartoon Art Museum regularly hosts professional cartoonist 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), Michael Jantze (The Norm) and Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules) among many others.