The Cartoon Art Museum’s Annual WonderCon Weekend Party will be held on Friday, February 27, 2008, from 8pm to 11pm. Admission to this ticketed event will be on a sliding scale from $10 to $35, with guests encouraged to contribute whatever they can to support the Cartoon Art Museum. Many of the featured artists and special WonderCon guests will be in attendance, including featured guests WATCHMEN co-creator Dave Gibbons and USAGI YOJIMBO creator Stan Sakai. Rare and signed books, prints and artwork will be raffled and auctioned throughout the evening, and additional special events and guests will be announced as the event approaches.
Special exhibitions featuring the comic art and props from the upcoming Warner Bros. film WATCHMEN; a look back at 25 years of Stan Sakai’s critically acclaimed comic book USAGI YOJIMBO; a spotlight on legendary Silver Age comics creator GENE COLAN; and highlights from the Cartoon Art Museum’s archives will be on display. Please visit http://www.cartoonart.org or call (415) CAR-TOON for an updated list of special guests and events, as well as additional information about the museum.
WonderCon, the first major comics and pop culture convention of 2008, takes place February 27-March 1, 2009 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center South. For more information on WonderCon, please visit Comic-Con International’s official website, http://www.comic-con.org