Rod Gilchrist, executive director of San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum, died of brain cancer at age 58 on February 26th. The SF Chronicle has a full obituary up, explaining how he kept the museum going through boom and bust periods for comics and real estate. According to an email announcement by Andrew Farago:

In lieu of flowers, Rod’s family has suggested that you please send donations in his memory to the Cartoon Art Museum or Portola Family Connections.

A public memorial service will be held at the Cartoon Art Museum on Friday, March 20, beginning at 7pm. Please e-mail Andrew Farago through Facebook or at [email protected] for more information.


  1. Beloved son, who gave so freely of his love and devotion. His sons and Mother
    will forever feel the void of his presence, voice, laugh, humor but most of all
    his being.