SAN FRANCISCO, CA – December 10, 2008 – The world famous San Francisco Cartoon Art Museum has reconfigured its popular flagship store and is proud to reopen on December 10, 2008 with a whole new lineup of books, toys, posters, graphic novels, comics and other items related to the art of cartooning. Located at 655 Mission Street in San Francisco, the Cartoon Art Museum Store invites cartoon art fans to celebrate the reopening at several prime shopping events this December.
On Tuesday, December 16 the CAM Store will officially launch with a Grand Opening Party from 5:00-7:00 pm. Guests will find the new Store stocked with a unique lineup of cartoon related products that are perfect for the comics lover on anyone’s holiday list, including imported Studio Ghibli toys and accessories, signed and numbered copies of the museum’s Gene Colan exhibition catalog; books featuring artists who contributed to the Totoro Forest Project; statues and vinyl toys from such beloved cartoons as Peanuts, Harvey Comics, DC Comics, and newer additions such as Drinky Crow and Domo Kun, all from our friends at Dark Horse Comics. For the Edward Gorey fan, we have stocking stuffers like the ever popular Fantod Pack and small hardcover editions of his books including The Twelve Terrors of Christmas, which was written by John Updike. Chronicle books has produced a fun line for kids illustrated by Paul Frank that is sure to be a hit. We will be carrying a wide selection of Disney and Pixar art books from Chronicle as well. There are a number of new releases just in time for the holidays. Come by and check out the exciting new titles as well as anthologies and reissued editions of old favorites. Grand Opening shoppers will receive 15% off all purchases during the event, and are welcome to stay for the Totoro Forest Project reception from 7:00-9:00 pm in the Gallery.
Additionally, the CAM Store is hosting three full days of discounts in honor of the reopening this month – December 10th, 17th and 24th. Each Wednesday shoppers will receive 10% off all purchases made that day – a perfect opportunity for the last minute shopper looking for a completely unique gift for their favorite cartoon fan.