Media Release — Visit the Cartoon Art Museum and learn how to turn everyday household items into books of your own! Learn three different methods of simple, low-budget bookmaking and impress your friends and family with personalized comics, journals and sketchbooks!
Bookmaking Made Easy is presented in conjunction with The Cartoon Art Museum’s Storytime! exhibit which highlights the work of ten influential comics creators who’ve geared their work towards children and young adults.
Each presentation will last approximately 30 minutes, materials will be provided. The event is part of paid admission to the museum.
Storytime! Graphic Novels for Kids of All Ages June 26 – November 14, 2010
Over the past decade, graphic novels have exploded in popularity with children and teenagers. The Cartoon Art Museum’s latest exhibition, Storytime! Graphic Novels for Kids of All Ages, features the work of ten influential cartoonists whose work broke new ground in bookstores and libraries. Their graphic novels are promoted as product for the children and young adult marketplace but these innovative graphic novels are captivating to readers of all ages. Co-curators Andrew Farago and Larry Marder have placed a special emphasis on the creative processes used by the individual artists. Visitors are invited to peek over the shoulders of the creators and follow along from the first sketchbook doodles all the way to the printed page.
Highlights of Storytime! include: Mo Willems’ Elephants Cannot Dance!, classic tales from Little Lulu, drawn by Irving Tripp and written by Virginia Hubbell, Larry Marder’s Beanworld, Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo. Smile (A Dental Drama) by Raina Telgemeier, Lark Pien’s Long Tail Kitty, Hope Larson’s Mercury, Jeff Smith’s BONE, plus a sneak peek at Dave Roman’s upcoming comedic sci-fi graphic novel Astronaut Academy.
BOOKMAKING MADE EASY
Friday July 30th, 1:00pm and 3:00pm
Sunday August 1st, 1:00pm and 3:00pm