Worlds of Wonder Opening and Benefit at the Cartoon Art Museum – San Francisco

The Cartoon Art Museum will have a benefit and opening on the first day of Wondercon 2007, March 2. The show features 12 artist and the worlds they have created through their art. The cost for those who are attending Wondercon and have their badge with them (and museum members too) is only $5.00. Thats a savings of $1 on the regular admission and you also get to have some refreshments, meet some talented artist, and help a unique institution.

From the website:

February 24 – June 17, 2007

Opening Reception:
Friday, March 2 from 8:00 to 11:00pm

A great comic builds a world for its readers. Whether it’s futuristic adventure or medieval fantasy, the farthest reaches of reality or a someplace tantalizingly close to home, comics offer an escape into an unforgettable world. The Cartoon Art Museum’s latest exhibition, Worlds of Wonder, explores twelve different comic-book and comic-strip illustrators and the worlds built from their imaginations. Their work runs the gamut of fantasy, science fiction, folk legend, magical realism, and stories almost too good to be the truth.

Featured artists include Charlie Adlard (Astronauts in Trouble: 1959), Tom Beland (True Story Swear To God), Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha (Fables), Gene Colan (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Pia Guerra (Y The Last Man), Shepherd Hendrix (Stagger Lee), Kevin Huizenga (Ganges), Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon), Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), Linda Medley (Castle Waiting), Lark Pien (Long Tail Kitty, Flight), and Gene Yang & Thien Pham (Three Angels).

Many of the featured artists will be appearing at San Francisco’s two major comic conventions, WonderCon and The Alternative Press Expo (APE). For more information on these events, please visit Comic-Con International’s official website, www.comic-con.org

The opening reception for Worlds of Wonder will be held on Friday, March 2, 2007, from 8:00 to 11:00pm. Admission to this ticketed event is $10 to the general public and $5 for members of the Cartoon Art Museum and any WonderCon attendee (with WonderCon badge). Many of the featured artists and special WonderCon guests will be in attendance. Please check back for special updates as the convention approaches.

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