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Artists help Japan anime screenings at Toonseum

The Toonseum in Pittsburgh is sponsoring a fund-raiser for Artists Help Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Fund. Proceeds go to those afflicted by the massive quake and tsunami in Japan. On Saturday March 26th the museum will screen three anime movies from Japan’s greatest contemporary animators. The movies that will be shown that day are: Kiki’s […]

Posted on: Mar 17, 2011,  Section: Museums, Comments: Comments Off on Artists help Japan anime screenings at Toonseum

Ronald Searle sells his originals to German museum

Ronald Searle has sold 2,000 sketches, 50 books of drawings and lithographs – the bulk of his original artwork – to a German museum who paid 1 million Euros ($1.4 million). The work spans six decades.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2011,  Section: Museums, Comments: 1 Comment

CAM funding Breathed catalog through Kickstarter

The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco is running an exhibit of Berkeley Breathed’s work entitled “From Bloom County to Mars: The Imagination of Berkeley Breathed.” Along with the exhibit, the museum and IDW (who published the Bloom County: The Complete Collection) will be printing a limited edition, 96-page catalog featuring original artwork from Bloom […]

Posted on: Feb 10, 2011,  Section: Museums, Comments: 2 Comments

Nothing says Happy Valentines like beer and ‘toons

The ToonSeum is offering a very unique Valentine gift package. They’ve partnered with Church Brew Works for a night of beer tasting and drawing lessons. The more I think about it, I see the brilliance of it. It works for both sides. The men can say, “Honey, let’s take a drawing class to enrich our […]

Posted on: Jan 20, 2011,  Section: Museums, Comments: 5 Comments

Exhibit of ‘stolen’ artwork opens in Boston

Interesting exhibit running in Boston entitled, “All Works Guaranteed Stolen” showcases “work that ranges from clever takeoffs and pastiches of existing art and entertainment to pieces that merely mimic, modify, or even just physically enlarge their source material.” “The right of artists to use the pieces of their society in their art is being significantly […]

Posted on: Jan 7, 2011,  Section: Museums, Comments: 1 Comment

Michael Jantze to teach new media class at Schulz Museum

Cartoonist and animator Michael Jantze is teaching a Master Class on January 8th at the Charles M. Schulz Museum. The subject is New Media and Michael will delve into iPads, online animation, web comics, and more. Michael is well suited for this class, he currently teaches art and animation at the Savannah College of Art […]

Posted on: Jan 4, 2011,  Section: Museums, Comments: 3 Comments

Eisner Family pledges $250k to OSU cartoon library

Great news from the OSU Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum: The Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation has pledged $250,000 over five years to support the new Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum facility, part of the Sullivant Hall renovation at The Ohio State University. In recognition of this gift, the library’s seminar room […]

Posted on: Dec 24, 2010,  Section: Comic history, Museums, Comments: 1 Comment

Lucy Shelton Caswell retires from cartoon library

Lucy Shelton Caswell plans to retire as Curator of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, effective December 31, 2010.  Starting in March, she will return part time as Curator for Special Projects.  In that role, Lucy will focus her energies and expertise on the project to renovate Sullivant Hall as the new home for […]

Posted on: Nov 12, 2010,  Section: Festival of Cartoon Art, Museums, Comments: 12 Comments

Video: Sketch-a-thon at Schulz Museum

Last week I reported that 16 cartoonist were going to be at the Charles M. Schulz museum for one of the 60th anniversary commemorative events. The museum has released a 90 second vide of the sketch-up. Graphic Novelist Brian Fies was one of the 16 cartoonists and he’s written a post about his experience there. […]

Posted on: Sep 16, 2010,  Section: Museums, Comments: 4 Comments

Jean Schulz profiled in SF Chronicle

Charles M. Schulz widow, Jean Schulz, is profiled and interviewed in the San Francisco Chronicle regarding her life after her husband’s death and her role in tending to Sparky’s legacy. Q: Ten years after he passed, are you still learning new things about your husband? A: Absolutely. I was always doing my own things. He […]

Posted on: Sep 16, 2010,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Interviews, Museums, Comments: 4 Comments

ToonSeum to present Pittsburgh Indy Comics Expo

Mark your calendar if you live in the Pittsburg area. The Toonseum is presenting the first ever Pittsburgh Indy Comics Expo (PIX) this October. The expo is devoted to “creator-owned, self-published, small-press, and handmade comics.” PIX will be held at the newly refurbished 17,000 square foot top floor of the Guardian Storage facility located at […]

Posted on: Sep 10, 2010,  Section: Museums, Comments: 2 Comments

Schulz Museum to host 16 cartoonists this Saturday

The Charles M. Schulz Museum will host 16 cartoonist this Saturday to commemorate Peanuts 60th anniversary. The cartoonist that will be on hand for the sketch-a-thon include Bizarro creator Dan Piraro, All Over Coffee creator Paul Madonna, Rhoda Draws, Mike Gray, Brent Anderson, Michael Capozzola, Alexis Fajardo, Brian Fies, Shaenon Garrity, Debbie Huey, Greg Knight, […]

Posted on: Sep 8, 2010,  Section: Museums, Comments: 5 Comments

Joe Wos named “Top 40 under 40”

Pittsburgh Magazine has named ToonSeum Executive Director Joe Wos as one of “Top 40 under 40” in this November’s special issue. The “40 Under 40” recognizes 40 talented individuals under the age of 40 who are making a positive impact on the region’s development. Joe is the founder of the ToonSeum, Pittsburgh?s Museum of Cartoon […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2010,  Section: Awards, Cartoons, Museums, Comments: 1 Comment

National Portrait Gallery Presents Portrait of Charles M. Schulz

A photograph of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz (1922-2000) will be presented to the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in a ceremony for invited guests Oct. 1. The event recognizes the cartoonist’s impact on millions of people worldwide and coincides with commemorations surrounding the 60th anniversary of “Peanuts.” The 1986 photograph, created by acclaimed portraitist Yousuf […]

Posted on: Aug 19, 2010,  Section: Comic history, Museums, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoon Art Museum to host Comics 4 Comix

From the Cartoon Art Museum in San Franciso: Comics and comix collide as the funnies meet the funny in the sixth annual fundraiser and silent art auction for San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum. Join the Bay Area’s funniest folk for a night of food, drink, and entertainment, and bid on original art by some of […]

Posted on: Aug 13, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoon Art Museum to host Comics 4 Comix