The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco has closed its former location, but its traditions continue, including their monthly Cartoonist-in-Residence program that spotlights various creators. January’s event takes place with Rachel Dukes at the art supply shop FLAX at their new locations at 2 Marina Blvd in Fort Mason. The event takes place Saturday, January 9, 2016 from 1pm-3pm.
Rachel Dukes will be the first Cartoon Art Museum Cartoonist-in-Residence since the museum vacated its gallery space at 655 Mission Street, and will be the first artist in a series of traveling Cartoonist-in-Residence events in 2016. These events will be held throughout San Francisco in 2016 at creative institutions like FLAX, Comix Experience, Mission: Comics & Art, and Two Cats Comic Book Store.
Dukes creates inviting and emotive works through the use of simplified lines and shapes, and will have completed works on display to introduce this artwork to FLAX patrons. Comic books, prints and original pages from Steven Universe, Garfield, Frankie Comics and more will be available to peruse and purchase. Other assorted and adorable cat merchandise from Frankie Comics, including, but not limited to, stickers, buttons, and belts will also be available for sale.
While a new location for the museum is sought, CAM will hold its CiR program at various locations around the Bay area. Past featured Cartoonists-in-Residence include Paul Madonna (All Over Coffee), Keith Knight (K Chronicles, (th)ink), Paige Braddock (Jane’s World, Stinky Cecil, PEANUTS), Roman Muradov (The New Yorker) and Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules), among many others.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.