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Fall In San Francisco

It’s been a while since we checked in on the Cartoon Art Museum, the pride of San Francisco, and the many, many events that they have going on. Let’s see what you can participate in if you find yourself in the Bay Area in the next few weeks.

  • To start, this Saturday, 19 October, will see a workshop and signing by Pixar vet/animation story expert Matthew Luhn. The workshop will take place from 1:00pm to 2:30pm in the Drawing Room of the museum, and is free with purchase of one of the How To Draw Cartoons supply kits by Luhn and General Pencil. To register your place and browse the range of HTDC offerings, see the Guestlist event; the signing follows at 2:30 in the lobby and is free to the public.
  • A week later on Saturday the 26th, it’s time for Halloween at CAM, with workshops during the day, family activities in the lobby, and a reception that night. Lobby events and trick or treating is free and open to the public, workshops require registration (but include same-day admission to the museum’s galleries). Details:

    Workshop! Family Cartooning: Monster Manual (12:30pm to 2:00pm) will have kids and their grownups create their own books of the creatures they dream up. Tickets are US$15 per kid, US$20 per adult, with no more than two kids per adult, please; museum member discounts apply. Registration is first-come first-serve, and must be made no later than 5:00pm the day before.

    Workshop! Cartooning Basics: Costume & Character (3:00pm to 5:00pm) will teach you how to create costumed characters, with an intended audience of older teens and adults. Tickets are US$35 a pop, member discounts apply, and again — register before 5:00pm day before.

    Reception! for the new museum exhibition, Pre-Code Horror: Scary Stories And Ghastly Graphics (6:30pm to 8:30pm) combined with the CAM Halloween Party in the galleries. Tickets five bucks, but free for museum members and those in costume. Get dressed up and save! The exhibition, by the way, will run until 1 March 2020, so plenty of time to check out the creepy stuff if you don’t get to see it all during the party.

  • And a week later (but Sunday this time, so 3 November) it’ll be time for the latest in CAM’s Toon Talk series; the free and open to the public presentation and signing will run from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, and feature writer Mat Heagerty. His latest, Unplugged And Unpopular, released yesterday from Oni Press, with pictures by Tintin Pantoja (her stuff’s great) and colors from Mike Amante (not familiar with his work, but that cover looks great).

The Cartoon Art Museum is at 781 Beach Street in San Francisco’s Ghirardelli Square, around the corner from a world-class restaurant, and about a block from the north end of the Powell/Hyde cable car line [PDF].

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