CAM to host “Monsters and Mayhem!” Saturday, October 17

by Jeff

cartoon_art_museum CAM to host "Monsters and Mayhem!" Saturday, October 17Media Release — The Cartoon Art Museum hosts a fun-filled evening of Monsters and Mayhem on Saturday, October 17, 2009 from 8:00-11:00pm. Special guests include featured artists from the Cartoon Art Museum’s Monsters of Webcomics exhibition Jenn Manley Lee (Dicebox), Dylan Meconis (Family Man) and Jesse Reklaw (Slow Wave), plus famed webcartoonists Batton Lash (Supernatural Law), Erika Moen (DAR: A Super Girly Top Secret Comic Diary) and Shaenon K. Garrity (Skin Horse, Narbonic). Popular syndicated cartoonist Keith Knight (The Knight Life, The K Chronicles), cartoonists Jon “Bean” Hastings (Smith Brown Jones: Alien Accountant, Haunted Mansion) and Rich Koslowski (Three Geeks, Geeksville), will also be in attendance, and more special guests will be announced shortly.

Admission for the event is on a sliding scale, from $5 to $20, with guests encouraged to donate whatever they can to support the Cartoon Art Museum.

All proceeds from this reception will benefit The Cartoon Art Museum, a non-profit educational museum dedicated to the collection, preservation and display of original cartoon art in all its forms.

For information please call (415) CAR-TOON, ext. 313

The party will be held from 8:00 to 11:00 pm at the Cartoon Art Museum, where over 300 pieces of original art spanning more than 100 years of comics history will be on display. The Cartoon Art Museum will be hosting the following exhibitions for this occasion:

Monsters of Webcomics

The Internet has revolutionized all forms of communication, and comics are no exception. The Cartoon Art Museum explores the digital revolution in its latest exhibition, Monsters of Webcomics, a showcase of some of the best and boldest work published on the World Wide Web. Featured artists include Kate Beaton, Phil & Kaja Foglio, Dorothy Gambrell, Nicholas Gurewitch, Jenn Manley Lee, Dylan Meconis, Chris Onstad, Jesse Reklaw and Spike.

Spain Rodriguez: Rebel in Ink

The Cartoon Art Museum proudly presents Spain Rodriguez: Rebel in Ink, a retrospective exhibition celebrating the art of seminal underground comix creator and San Francisco legend Spain Rodriguez.

Rebel in Ink looks back on Rodriguez’s 40-plus years as a comic book artist, providing the most comprehensive gallery exhibition of his work to date, from his revolutionary underground comix of the 1960s to his critically acclaimed Che: A Graphic Biography, a 2008 graphic novel depicting the life and times of Che Guevara.

Once Upon A Dream: The Art of Sleeping Beauty
The Cartoon Art Museum proudly presents Once Upon a Dream: The Art of Sleeping Beauty, celebrating 50 years since the original release of the classic animated feature from Walt Disney Studios.

Once Upon A Dream explores the creation of one of Walt Disney Studios’ most enduring films, from pencil art and model sheets to animation cels, color guides and behind-the-scenes photographs of the cast and crew.

Small Press Spotlight on Richard Sala

Richard Sala grew up with a fascination for musty old museums, dusty libraries, cluttered antique shops, narrow alleyways, hidden truths, double meanings, and late night walks. He’s known for his creepy, spooky, and weird illustrations and paintings. His books include The Chuckling Whatsit, Peculia, Maniac Killer Strikes Again!, Peculia, The Grave Robber’s Daughter, and Delphine. His illustrations and comics have appeared in numerous publications, including RAW, Esquire, Playboy, and The New York Times. Sala’s latest book is Cat Burglar Black (First Second: September 2009), a tale of theft, ancient treasure, and orphans.

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