I haven’t been around much the past week because I’ve been immersed in the world of comics. In addition to finishing illustrations for a print-zine, I just taught myself how to turn my handwriting into a font so that I can letter my comics more effectively, without looking overly institutional. To me, the fact that I just made a font from my handwriting is one of the sexiest things ever. Maybe that’s just me.
However, because I’m immersed in the world of comics, I thought I would remind you that we, here in the Bay Area, are lucky enough to host the Cartoon Art Museum.
…The Cartoon Art Museum is the only museum in the United States dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of cartoon art in all its forms. This unique institution houses approximately 6,000 original pieces in its permanent collection; a complete volume research/library facility is located on the museum’s premises. In addition to seven major exhibitions a year, the museum has a classroom for cartoon art and a bookstore.
On October 23rd, Bill Amend (of Foxtrot fame), will be doing a book signing and presentation. If that doesn’t float your boat, there’s also an exhibition of political cartoons from The Wasp and another one on Raggedy Ann and her posse. Check out the website for more info.
I have to return to my scanner and Font Creator, but I’ll have to leave the house eventually. And when I do, I’ll tell you all about it.
P.S. The title to this entry is from the Teen Titan theme song, as performed by Puffy AmiYumi, who played in the city last night. I thought it was appropriate.