Thursday, May 23, 2013

PR: The Comic Arts Festival is only days away!

Local cartoonists appearing include Carolyn Belefski, Donna Lewis and Barbara Dale...

Dan Piraro from Bizarro Quick-Draw Jam Session just released! Get your tickets! Space is limited!
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The ToonSeum

The Comic Arts Festival
is this Sunday! 

May 26th, 2013 Cartoonist Appearances from 10am-5pm. Street Festival begins at Noon! 

Hundreds of cartoonists are descending on downtown Pittsburgh as the city plays host to the National Cartoonists Society Conference. It is the first time the prestigious organization has been to Pittsburgh in its almost 70 year history.
In conjunction with the conference, The ToonSeum will be hosting the very first Pittsburgh Comic Arts Festival on May 26th from 10am to 5pm. *Street Festival begins at noon. 
The festival will feature autograph and sketch sessions with over 60 of the nations top comic artist and cartoonists including such luminaries as: Partrick McDonnell of Mutts, Lynn Johnston of For Better or Worse, Tom Richmond of MAD Magazine, Brian Walker of Beetle Bailey, Dan Piraro of Bizarro and many more.
The 900 Block of Liberty Avenue downtown will become a veritable living funny pages block party with visits from Betty Boop, Popeye, Olive Oyl, Dennis the Menace, and the Care Bears. Fun vendors, art activities, chalk artists and caricaturists and will round out the festivities and help to literally draw a crowd!

10:00am-11:00am at Toonseum

Jan Eliot- Stone Soup
Patrick McDonnell- Mutts
Brian Walker- Hi & Lois
11:00am-12:00pm at August Wilson Center
Brian Crane- Pickles
Greg Evans- Luann
Rob Rogers- Pittsburgh Post Gazette
John Rose- Barney Google and Snuffy Smith 
John Stevens- Caricatoonist
Carolyn Belefski- Curls
12:00pm-1:00pm at August Wilson Center
Paul Fell- Paul Fell Cartoons
Jeff Keane- Family Circus
Bunny Hoest- The Lockhorns, Laugh Parade, Howard Huge
Bill Morrison- Simpsons Comics
Laurie Triefeldt- World of Wonder
Sandra Bell-Lundy- Between Friends
1:00pm-2:00pm at August Wilson Center
Donna Lewis- Reply All Comic
Tom Richmond- Mad Magazine
Mark Tatulli- Lio 
Jerry Van Amerongen- Ballad Street
Greg Walker- Beetle Bailey
1:15pm-2:15pm at Bricolage Women in Cartooning Panel
Cathy Guisewite- Cathy 
Lynn Johnston- For Better or Worse
Terri Libenson- The Pajama Diaries
Hilary Price- Rhymes with Orange
Jen Sorensen- Slowpoke
2:00pm-3:00pm at August Wilson Center 
Jason Chatfield- Ginger Meggs
Barbara Dale- Dale Cards
Jeff Knurek- Jumble "That Scrambled Word Game"
Mo Willems- Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus 
NEW EVENT! Just Added!
3:15pm-4:15pm at Bricolage
Dan Piraro- Bizarro Quick-Draw Jam Session! 
3:00pm-4:00m at August Wilson Center
Daryll Collins- Scholastic, Highlights and Boys Life
Paul Combs- Drawn by Fire
John Hambrock- The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee- King Features
Bill Holbrook- On the Fast Track 
Jim Horwitz- Watson
Rick Kirkman- Baby Blues
5:00pm-6:00pm- at August Wilson Center 
Andrew Farago- Curator, Cartoon Art Museum
Michael Jantze- The Norm
Mahendra Shah- "I Said it Too"
Rick Stromoski- Soup to Nutz
Go to for more info! 

Women in Cartooning Panel

As part of the celebration "Rhymes with Orange" cartoonist Hilary Price has brought together a panel of some of the nation's best known women cartoonists including:
Cathy Guisewite, Cathy
Lynn Johnston, For Better or Worse
Terri Libenson, Pajama Diaries
Jen Sorenson, Slowpoke
1:15-2:15pm at Bricolage

VIP Comic Arts Festival Pass

With your special VIP pass you are able to attend two private parties with nationally syndicated cartoonists, reserved seating for panels and much, autographed merchandise and much more!

Dan Piraro Quick-Draw Jam Session

The Toonseum has one more trick up their sleeve with this last minute Quick-Draw Jam Session with none other then Dan Piraro! Piraro is the mastermind behind syndicated comic strip Bizarro. Watch Piraro fight against time as he creates original art right before your very eyes.
3:15pm-4:15pm at Bricolage



With Special Thanks to
Jean Shulz

65 Years of Legends Exhibit at the Toonseum

The ToonSeum, Pittsburgh's Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art will be exhibiting seven decades' worth of original art  from cartooning's highest honor, The Reuben Award. 

This is the first time in the organization's history that original art from these legendary artists has been assembled in one exhibition. Rare works seldom seen by the public from artists such as Gary Larson of Far Side, Charles M. Schulz of Peanuts and many more will be displayed.

The exhibit will open at 10am at the Toonseum on May 26th. Admission will is $5.00 for adults. $1.00 for children. Free under 6. 

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