Media Release — The Cartoon Art Museum hosts cartoonist Jeff Walker on Saturday, April 23, 2011, from 1pm to 3pm, as part of its ongoing Cartoonist-in-Residence program. Museum visitors will be offered the chance to talk to Walker about cartooning and view his work. This event is free and open to the public.
Jeff Walker, a native of Maryland, graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2004 and subsequently began publishing comics in the Street Sheet, a publication of the San Francisco Homeless Coalition, until 2005 when he started the monthly comics newspaper Madhappys with some friends, which was published for about a year. In 2006 a commemorative comic of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire was published as a full page in the San Francisco Chronicle and was included as part of the Cartoon Art Museum’s “Earthquake!!” exhibition. March 2011 saw the publication of “The Murals of the Mission” in The Comic Book Guide to the Mission, and throughout the years Jeff sporadically posted comics on the Comics Board which he maintains at Cafe International.
To see more of Jeff’s work, check out: http://jeffsvilleusa.wordpress.com
About the Cartoonist in Residence Program:
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.