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Joe Wos attempts to create world record for largest hand-drawn maze

ToonSeum founder Joe Wos is attempting to establish a Guinness World Record for the largest hand-drawn maze. When completed the maze will measure over 4 feet high by 30 feet long. The fully solvable maze is filled with cartoon illustrations. From the press release: The inception for the project began a few years ago when […]

Posted on: Sep 19, 2012,  Section: Cartoons, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on Joe Wos attempts to create world record for largest hand-drawn maze

Cartoon Museum throws farewell party for MAD exhibit

The Cartoon Art Musuem in San Francisco is wrapping up its “What, Me Worry?” 60 Years of MAD Magazine exhibit in a couple of weeks. Giving it an appropriate send off. We’re celebrating and saying farewell to one of our most popular exhibits, “What, Me Worry?” 60 Years of MAD Magazine which ends September 16th. […]

Posted on: Aug 27, 2012,  Section: Exhibits, Museums, Comments: 2 Comments

New Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Blog launched

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum has launched a new blog to highlight events and activities at the cartoon library. Although there was no structure for collecting such materials from cartoonists, and few (if any) institutions in America were, Caniff was a proud OSU graduate and felt compelled to leave his legacy material with […]

Posted on: Mar 5, 2012,  Section: Museums, Comments: Comments Off on New Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Blog launched

OSU Cartoon Library saluting Columbus cartoonists

The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is saluting a number of cartoonists that have lived, worked or been educated in Columbus, OH. In honor of the city’s 200th birthday, several of the cities notable artists’ work will be on display. Exhibiting artists include: Billy Ireland, Milton Caniff, Harry J. Westerman, Eugene […]

Posted on: Feb 8, 2012,  Section: Museums, Comments: 2 Comments

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