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The Cartoon Art Museum's Annual
WonderCon Weekend Party

Cartoon Art Museum Event: Friday, February 22, 2008 from 8pm to 11pm

Tickets: $10 ($5 for CAM Members and WonderCon Attendees)


The Cartoon Art Museum's Annual WonderCon Weekend Party will be held on Friday, February 22, 2008, from 8:00 to 11:00pm. Admission to this ticketed event is $10 to the general public and $5 for members of the Cartoon Art Museum and any WonderCon attendee (with WonderCon badge). Many of the featured artists and special WonderCon guests will be in attendance. Special exhibitions featuring legendary Disney artist Mary Blair, Golden Age comics creator Creig Flessel, the women of The New Yorker, 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 22-24, 2008 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

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Cartoon Art Museum Events at WonderCon February 23 & 24, 2008

Special Guests:

Saturday morning, February 23, 10:30am-12:00pm: Dan Piraro,
creator of the nationally-syndicated comic Bizarro will be sketching and signing books at the Cartoon Art Museum's booth at WonderCon.

Sunday, February 24, throughout the day, 11:00am-5:00pm: Internationally-renowned caricaturist Zach Trenholm (Time, Newsweek) and cartoonist Luke Feldman (Skaffs.com) will be special guest artists at the Cartoon Art Museum's booth at WonderCon.


Panel Discussions:

SATURDAY, FEB. 23, 11:30am-12:30pm: The Cartoon Art Museum Presents: The Art and Flair of Mary Blair:


San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum (located at 655 Mission Street, just two blocks from WonderCon) presents a gathering of animation experts discussing the work of legendary Disney animation designer Mary Blair, subject of the current C.A.M. original art exhibition The Art And Flair of Mary Blair. Join Karl Cohen (President of ASIFA-SF, Professor at San Francisco State University), Ralph Eggleston (Production Designer, Pixar Animation Studios) and exhibition co-curator Andrew Farago as they discuss the art and legacy of this beloved artist. Room 104


SATURDAY, FEB. 23, 2:00-3:30pm-The Cartoon Art Museum Presents: Spotlight on Local Cartoonists:

San Francisco has been a hotbed of cartooning for over 100 years, and that tradition continues today with the Bay Area's vibrant creative community. Join panel moderator Andrew Farago (Curator of San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum) as he interviews six of the Bay Area's most talented cartoonists: MariNaomi (Estrus Comics), Fredo (altgeek.net), Lloyd Dangle (Troubletown), Justin Hall (True Travel Tales), Debbie Huey (Bumperboy) and Michael Jantze (The Norm). Room 232/234


SUNDAY, FEB. 24, 3:00-4:00pm-The National Cartoonists Society and Cartoon Art Museum Present: Golden Age Great Creig Flessel, Room 236/238:

Creig Flessel
began his cartooning career with DC Comics in 1935, and was a prolific cover artist in the earliest days of the medium, including work on the seminal titles Detective Comics and More Fun Comics. After his tenure at DC, he spent many years illustrating ads for the Johnstone and Cushing Advertising Company. In the following decades, Flessel's work appeared in such diverse publications as Boys' Life, Clues Detective Stories and Playboy, as well as the syndicated comic strip feature David Crane. Join this Golden Age Great in conversation with Cartoon Art Museum's Andrew Farago, curator of the current Bay Area Spotlight on Creig Flessel exhibition. Room 236/238
Tags: animation, cartoon art museum, cartoons, comics, creig flessel, mary blair, pixar
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