It’s getting very green around here. SF’s Cartoon Art Museum has a gala opening for a Green Lantern exhibit on Thursday, June 9th — it’s a “green tie” event we’re told. We want in on that!
“In brightest day, in darkest night, no evil shall escape my sight! Let those who worship evil’s might beware my power—Green Lantern’s light!” Just in time for Green Lantern’s theatrical debut, the Cartoon Art Museum is presenting the first museum exhibition celebrating 70 years of DC Comics’ Emerald Knight! Over 60 pieces of original artwork will be on display, featuring highlights from some of the most celebrated artists in Green Lantern’s publishing history Iconic works by Silver Age artists Gil Kane and Neal Adams will be exhibited, along with classic stories and covers by Joe Staton, Mike Mignola, George Perez, Brian Bolland, Brent Anderson, Bill Sienkiewicz, Golden Age Greats Irwin Hasen and Green Lantern co-creator Martin Nodell. To celebrate the exhibition, the Cartoon Art Museum is hosting a once-in-a-lifetime “Green Tie” gala with original artwork and popular Green Lantern creators. This celebration takes place Thursday, June 9, 2011 starting at 7:00 pm at San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum at 655 Mission Street. Tickets to The Green Tie Event are only $30, or $15 for current Cartoon Art Museum members. Each purchased ticket includes an optional guest ticket. At this special event, visitors will be treated to a private viewing of the exhibition with the Cartoon Art Museum’s curatorial staff while enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres. Best of all, you will mingle with some of the most talented Green Lantern writers from the past four decades, along with other comic book creators. Tickets for this fundraising event can be purchased through Guestlist Ticketing: http://guestlistapp.com/events/55929 Guests of Honor for the Green Tie event include:
• Steve Englehart (Green Lantern Corps, Detective Comics)
• Mike Friedrich (Green Lantern, Justice League of America)
• Gerard Jones (Green Lantern: Emerald Dawn, Justice League International)
• Judd Winick (Green Lantern, Batman)
Additional programming for this exhibition will be announced throughout the summer.
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.