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Celebrate The 10th Anniversary of The Incredibles & Spend The Day At Pixar Animation Studios On Saturday, May 17, 2014

The Cartoon Art Museum, the only museum in the western United States dedicated to all forms of cartoons and comics, is delighted to host its ninth annual benefit at Pixar Animation Studios on Saturday, May 17, 2014, from 3 to 8 p.m. Beginning with the 1986 release of its iconic short film Luxo Jr. to last year’s box office hit Monsters University, Pixar has charmed the world with its incredible computer animated creations. This year, we welcome you to experience the magic of Pixar up close and personal at the studio’s Emeryville home.



Guests may tour the studio’s main gallery and view pre-production artwork from Monsters University. In addition, Pixar artists will be on hand conducting drawing demonstrations. You may purchase special Pixar apparel and merchandise at the Studio Store as well as bid on original and signed art by Pixar animators and other auction prizes. The event also features a 10th anniversary celebration of the Academy Award-winning feature The Incredibles with several of the film’s creators in the studio’s state-of-the-art theater hosted by Dr. Michael B. Johnson (Pixarian and CAM board member), who will lead a Q&A session with the filmmakers in the Steve Jobs Theater, including:

– Brad Bird, Director
– Mark Andrews, Head of Story
– Tony Fucile, Supervising Animator
– Andrew Jimenez, Director of Photography
– Ted Mathot, Storyboard Artist
– Kevin O’Brien, Storyboard Artist

The event also features light snacks, treats, and will conclude with a wine and dessert reception by the Luxo Cafe staff with a live auction of a variety of original art and signed memorabilia.


Tickets are $500 per person, $450 for members of the Cartoon Art Museum. (Become a museum member and save!


Purchase one discounted ticket with a Senior/Student Membership, up to two with an Individual Membership, up to four with a Family Membership, up to six with a Friend Membership, and seven or more with a Patron, Sponsor and Benefactor Memberships.) Reserved rows for ten are available for $4,500. Availability for this level is limited. 

Doors open at 2 p.m. with the presentation starting at 4 p.m. in the Steve Jobs Theater.

Register for the event HERE.

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The Cartoon Art Museum To Release Grains of Sand: 25 Years of The Sandman Exhibition Catalog In April 2014


The Cartoon Art Museum proudly presents the official Grains of Sand: 25 Years of The Sandman exhibition catalog. This 144-page full-color catalog showcases over 100 pieces from the museum exhibition, reproduced in full color to capture every detail of the original artwork. Highlights include more than 20 pages from the groundbreaking first issue of Sandman; eight pages from “The Sound of Her Wings,” featuring the first appearance of Death from Sandman #8; full-color paintings by Yoshitaka Amano, Barron Storey, J.H. Williams III, and series cover artist Dave McKean; beautiful, unretouched pencil artwork by famed illustrator Michael Zulli; and highlights from Neil Gaiman’s personal collection of Sandman artwork.

Grains of Sand features new text pieces by Sandman co-creators Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg as well as Sandman: Overture artist J.H. Williams III.  Dringenberg and Kieth have collaborated on an original bookplate for this catalog, and additional bookplates by Williams III and Gaiman will also be available. Catalogs may be ordered through Guestlist: https://guestlistapp.com/events/226605

Grains of Sand will be available in the following editions:

– Preludes and Nocturnes:  The 144-page catalog featuring over 100 full-color reproductions of Sandman original artwork.  $40, plus $10 shipping and handling.

– The Doll’s House:  The 144-page catalog plus an exclusive bookplate signed by Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg.  $75, plus $10 shipping and handling.

– Dream Country:  The 144-page catalog plus an exclusive bookplate signed by J.H. Williams III.  $75, plus $10 shipping and handling.

– Season of Mists:  The 144-page catalog plus an exclusive bookplate signed by Neil Gaiman (artist to be announced), plus the Kieth & Dringenberg and Williams III bookplates.  The first 25 orders will also include an exclusive print illustrated and signed by Worlds’ End artists Gary Amaro and Steve Leialoha.  $125, plus $10 shipping and handling.


The catalogs are expected to arrive at the Cartoon Art Museum in mid-April, and orders will be filled at that time.

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Superman: A 75th Anniversary Celebration To Open At The Cartoon Art Museum On May 11


The Cartoon Art Museum celebrates the 75th anniversary of Superman, The Man of Steel with an exhibition exploring the long and storied history of The Last Son of Krypton, from his earliest incarnation when he launched the Golden Age of comics through his bizarre adventures in the Silver Age of comics to the modern era, where he continues his never-ending battle for Truth, Justice, and the American Way.


In 1938, the first issue of Action Comics hit newsstands, and Superman became an instant hit with readers.


Creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, childhood friends from Cleveland, Ohio, unsuccessfully pitched the character to newspaper syndicates for several years before selling the feature to National Allied Publications, the forerunner to DC Comics.  Over the next 75 years, Superman became one of the world’s most recognized and beloved icons, appearing in comic books, comic strips, animation, radio, live action films, and on countless merchandise.






The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco explores the rich history of Siegel and Shuster’s creation through original artwork by such notable talents as Golden Age Superman artists Fred Ray, Wayne Boring; Curt Swan, often cited as the character’s definitive artist; the legendary Neal Adams; John Byrne and Jerry Ordway, who revitalized Superman in the 1980s; the artists responsible for the widely-publicized “Death of Superman” storyline in the early 1990s, Jon Bogdanove, Brett Breeding, Tom Grummett, Jackson Guice, Dennis Janke, Dan Jurgens, Karl Kesel, and many others.  Vintage movie posters, toys, and props will also be included in this historic display.


Superman: A 75th Anniversary Celebration will open at The Cartoon Art Museum on May 11th and run until September 8, 2013.

Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415-CAR-TOON

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