Thursday, February 7, 2008

Upcoming Events at the Toonseum

I can't be on top of everything all the time...

Now on exhibition at ToonSeum,
at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, 10 Children’s Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

January 19th-February 28th:

Drawn in Black and White: Wee Pals and the Work of Morrie Turner.

Featuring original groundbreaking original art from the comic strip Wee Pals by Morrie Turner, “The Jackie Robinson of the Funny Pages.”

Also on display original art from Jump Start, Fat Albert, and others influenced by Morrie’s work.

Now, check this out:

February 16th--

Drawn in Black and White: A Celebration of African-American Cartoonist!

Featuring demonstrations, book signings, and workshops by Morrie Turner (Wee Pals) Robb Armstrong (Jump Start) and Don Peoples (Editorial Cartoonist and Freelance Illustrator).

Special panel discussion: African Americans in the Cartoon Arts at 3:00pm, reception honoring Morrie to follow. Exhibit is included with paid admission to the Children’s Museum; panel discussion is free. Museum admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and children 2 to 18, and free for younger than 2. More info can be found here and at

and then, on the next day...

February 17th:

Presidential Toons with Rob Rogers (Editorial Cartoonist of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette) and Joe Wos, cartoonist in residence of the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh/ToonSeum. Join Joe and Rob for a special story about our national bird and gain unique insight into how an editorial cartoonist draws our presidents.

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