Grand Opening Celebration
Meet Hellboy tribute artists & celebrate our new home!
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Hellboy Tribute Signing: 6pm to 7pm
Reception: 7pm to 9pm

Tickets: $10 - $100 (Members: Free)

Join the Cartoon Art Museum as we celebrate our new location at 781 Beach Street, near Ghirardelli Square, Aquatic Park and the Cable Car Terminus.

This party also serves as the closing reception for our Tribute to Mike Mignola’s Hellboy, which concludes Monday, January 29th. Several artists featured in the Hellboy tribute will be on hand to sign the Cartoon Art Museum’s limited exhibition catalogs. Special guests include Gary Amaro, Mark Badger, Lee Ballard, Steve Purcell, Ben Seto, and Jon Way$hak.


Pop Up Kids Cartooning
Saturdays 1pm to 3pm:
January 27th
February 17th
March 24th
Cartoon Art Museum
781 Beach St., SF, CA

FREE with museum admission

Pop Up Kids Cartooning workshops lasts 2 hours at the Cartoon Art Museum. Students learn a variety of beginner skills in each workshop, with subjects ranging from character creation to creating their own comics. Recommended for students ages 7-12 years old.

Sign Up to reserve your spot!



Saturday Morning Cartooning
Saturdays 11:30am to 1:30pm
February 3rd
March 3rd
April 7th
May 5th
Cartoon Art Museum
781 Beach St., SF, CA

$20 (15% off for museum members)

Saturday Morning Cartooning workshops meet monthly for 2 hours at the Cartoon Art Museum. Students a variety of introductory skills in each workshop, with subjects ranging from creating characters to writing stories to creating their own comic strips. Recommended for students ages 7-12 years old.

Learn More to reserve your spot!



Teen Art Titans
Saturdays 2:30pm to 4:30pm
February 3rd
March 3rd
April 7th
May 5th
Cartoon Art Museum
781 Beach St., SF, CA

$20 (15% off for museum members)

Teen Art Titan workshops meet monthly for 2 hours at the Cartoon Art Museum. Students learn one of many intermediate skills in each workshop, with subjects ranging from visual design to storytelling to creating their own mini-comics. Recommended for students ages 13-17 years old.

Learn More to reserve your spot!




A Tribute to Mike Mignola's Hellboy


October 28, 2107 – January 29, 2018

The Cartoon Art Museum pays tribute to creator Mike Mignola with an exhibition featuring original artwork from today’s top graphic novelists, animators, and cartoonists who have drawn inspiration from the master storyteller’s signature creation. Featured artists include Harry Bliss (The New Yorker), Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son), Cliff Chiang (Paper Girls), Sam Kieth (The Maxx) Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), Steve Purcell (Sam & Max), and Kent Williams (The Fountain), among many others.

Exhibition catalogs now available in our online store (Limited Quantities)!


Smile: the Comics of Raina Telgemeier


October 28, 2017 - March 19, 2018

Celebrate the comics of San Francisco native Raina Telgemeier in this exhibition including her highly popular autobiographical works Smile and Sisters, her award-winning graphic novels Drama and Ghosts, and her acclaimed adaptations of Ann M. Martin’s The Baby-Sitter’s Club series.

This exhibit is made possible in partnership with Scholastic Graphix.


Emerging Artist: Nidhi Chanani's Pashmina


October 28, 2017 - February 12, 2018

In this heartwarming graphic novel debut, Nidhi Chanani weaves a tale about the hardship and self-discovery that is born from juggling two cultures and two worlds.

The Emerging Artist Showcase is sponsored in part by the Zellerbach Family Foundation.

Sunday, February 11th (Details TBA)
Signing event with Nidhi Chanani


First Second Books: A Graphic Revolution
November 18, 2017 - March 4, 2018

Jewett Gallery
Main Library
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco

The Cartoon Art Museum is proud to show its latest exhibition. This historic exhibition features original artwork from Bay Area creators whose graphic novels have been published by First Second, with subject matter ranging from heartfelt autobiography to magical realism.  Featured creators include Lisa Brown, Nidhi Chanani, Sean Chiki, Kiara Brinkman, Ian Lendler, Thien Pham, Jason Shiga, Amir Soltani, Khalil Bendib, Rosemary Valero-O’Connell and Gene Luen Yang.  Sponsored by the Cartoon Art Museum, First Second Books and Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.





The 17th Annual SF Sketchfest
Four Events Celebrating Animation
Co-presented by the Cartoon Art Museum
San Francisco, CA: The Cartoon Art Museum is proud to co-present four spectacular events celebrating animation along with our friends at SF Sketchfest! Go behind the scenes with the casts of Animaniacs, Futurama, Rocko’s Modern Life, and The New Looney Tunes this January!

Please visit for full details on all of SF Sketchfest’s 2018 programming.


"Animaniacs" 25th Anniversary: Songs and Stories 
Friday, January 12th, 2018
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM PST
Brava Theater Center
2781 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
It's time for Animaniacs! The beloved show turns 25, and SF Sketchfest is proud to celebrate it with an evening of stories, songs and general tomfoolery with three of the massive talents behind the show -- Rob Paulson (Yakko, Pinky, Dr. Scratchansniff), Maurice LaMarche (The Brain) and the man responsible for the amazing wordplay and music in the show, Randy Rogel.


Futurama: Live from Omicron Persei 8 (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, January 13th, 2018
10:00 PM – 11:30 PM PST
Marines' Memorial Theatre
609 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Futurama: Live from Omicron Persei 8! Prepare yourself for 1000 light years of laughs with the Cast and Producers of Futurama. Executive Producer / Head Writer David X. Cohen will be live on stage with cast members Billy West (Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg), John DiMaggio (Bender), Maurice LaMarche (Kif, Lrrr, Morbo), Phil LaMarr (Hermes Conrad), and David Herman (Scruffy). The panel will feature a live reading by the cast followed by an audience Q&A, where no questions are off-limits… even the dumb ones! Don’t miss out on this very special reunion of the folks who made your favorite animated science fiction TV series. Moderated by Futurama Producer Lee Supercinski.


"Rocko's Modern Life" 25th Anniversary: Rocko's Modern Sketchfest
Sunday, January 14, 2018
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM PST
Marines' Memorial Theatre
609 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Modern Life gets weird when the Sketchfest honors the original cast and creator of the iconic cartoon series Rocko’s Modern Life! Legendary voice stars Carlos Alazraqui (Rocko), Tom Kenny (Heffer), Charlie Adler (Mr. Big Head and Mrs. Big Head), and host Phil LaMarr perform a live reading of the classic episode “Wacky Deli” followed by world premiere sneak peeks from the upcoming Nickelodeon special, Rocko’s Modern Life, Static Cling! After the Q&A, come and meet the cast as they sign posters and even your wallaby.



Black Comix Arts Festival


Sat-Mon, January 13-15, 2018
San Francisco Public Library and City View at Metreon, San Francsco, CA
Free and open to the public

The Black Comix Arts Festival (BCAF) celebrates African Americans’ creativity in the comic arts and popular visual culture and is dedicated to the notion that all audiences deserve to be subject in the culture in which we participate. This 3-day event includes a grand expo, kids activities, film screenings, panels and conversations, cosplay events and much more.

Read More at the link for the full schedule.




Join the Move-ment!

Membership supports the museum's core mission to ignite imaginations and foster the next generation of visual storytellers by celebrating the history of cartoon art, its role in society, and its universal appeal. There is still time to sign up at our pre-move prices now that we are open at our new location at 781 Beach Street in San Francisco!

Prices will go up!

​Benefits of membership*:
• free admission to the Museum for member and a guest
• 15% discount at the museum store (online and on site)
• reduced rates at special events and classes
• invitations to openings and special receptions

*Membership benefits are good from one year from the date of processing.

Become a member; support the art and preserve history!
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