Media Release — Watch drawings come to life, and learn how to create your own, as Joe Wos presents his original blend of storytelling and live cartoon illustration, an unforgettable and entertaining experience that children and adults of all ages will enjoy. Wos will perform his stories at the Cartoon Art Museum on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 12:30 followed by a signing of copies of his cartoon mazes, which are available in the Cartoon Art Museum bookstore. Performance is included with the cost of admission.
Wos will also be leading workshops at the Charles M. Schulz Museum as part of his travels. Please visit http://www.schulzmuseum.org for details.
With prods from the audience, children and adults alike, Wos weaves both original tales and re-tells the classics. The stories, a combination of performance, literary and visual art, are renditions of folk tales and fairy tales with a twist.
“I never know what’s going to spawn an idea for a story,” says Wos. Joe Wos is the current Executive Director of Toonseum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has been telling stories while drawing them since 1991. Wos has performed across the United States, including New York, St. Louis, Atlanta, New Orleans and now is returning to San Francisco, with further stops including the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa.
About Joe Wos and the World’s Largest Maze:
Joe Wos attempts to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest hand drawn maze! The maze will stretch over 40 feet long when completed and feature intricate hand drawn cartoon illustrations throughout. The Schell Games World’s Largest Maze is sponsored by Schell Games, Visit Pittsburgh, Star-Kist and Guardian Storage. His previous mazes have been featured in the Ripley’s Believe or Not Museum collection as the Worlds Most Difficult. Smaller poster mazes featuring Joe’s work will be available for purchase.
Joe Wos, is a nationally acclaimed cartoonist, storyteller and master maze maker. He is a resident cartoonist of the Charles M. Schulz Museum and founder of the ToonSeum, a museum of comic and cartoon art in Pittsburgh, PA. As a cartoonist/storyteller Joe has performed in over 40 states nationwide over the past 25 years. For more information on Wos and his performances, check out his website at http://www.onceuponatoon.com.
The duration of Joe’s performance is approximately 20 minutes.
Cartoon Story-Telling With Joe Wos
Saturday, August 11, 2012, 12:30pm
Free with paid admission to the Cartoon Art Museum