The Pittsburg based ToonSeum will open a new exhibit entitled “Just Kidding Around: Children in Cartoons and Comics” on June 7th. The exhibit explores children in comics from cartoons such as Little Orphan Annie, Henry, Family Circus, Rugrats, Dennis the Menace, Dog Eat Doug, Archie, Little Lulu, Nancy, Charlie Brown and many others.
Visitors will get to peek into the creative process of cartooning masters such as Harold Gray of “Little Orphan Annie” fame, through displays of original one of a kind art, ink stains and all. Over 35 original pieces of art will be on display in the ToonSeum gallery, located at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.
“We are excited to present an exhibit featuring children in cartoons. In many ways, it is a celebration of the unique collaboration between the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and the ToonSeum,” says Joe Wos, ToonSeum executive director. “We couldn’t think of a more fitting way to help celebrate their 25th birthday.”
The exhibit runs through August 3, 2008