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Join Us for Third Thursday with the Cartoon Art Museum

CAM logoThe American Bookbinders Museum is delighted to welcome the Cartoon Art Museum for a celebration of American history, as part of the Yerba Buena Third Thursdays on February 18, 2016 from 5:30-8:00pm. The event will be at the ABM, 355 Clementina Street, and is free and open to the public. The festivities include live art demonstrations, trivia, food and beverages.

ABM 300 (2) (2)On arrival, visitors will be given limited edition commemorative passports. Each passport is designed to collect ink stamps for answering trivia, plus a custom collectable mock postage stamp made on the American Bookbinders Museums’ own equipment. Special pages can be filled with drawings from local artists. A select few visitors will even get to help bind their own passports using antique equipment with assistance from trained museum personnel.

Visitors will enjoy an evening celebration of historical talent with a diverse group of creators from right here in the Bay Area, including Myisha Haynes, Melissa Pagluica, and Liz Mayorga, who will sketch portraits of your favorite historical figures.

Myisha Haynes is a social/mobile games artist with an MFA in visual development from Academy of Art University. Interests include sci-fi, fantasy, the magical girl genre, and webcomics. Haynes’s comic The Substitutes can be read atthesubstitutescomic.com.

Melissa Pagluica is the creator of the comic Above the Clouds. She draws inspiration from fairy tales, Norse mythology, and magical girl power. She has worked with Boom! Studios, Jakk’s Pacific inc, Committed Comics, and other studios as a variant cover artist.

Liz Mayorga is a writer/illustrator from Southeast Los Angeles. Inspired by old Mexican films, she earned an English degree from UC Berkeley and an MFA in Writing from CCA. The Bay Area provides a community of DIY artists who push her to be more creative. Mayorga, the former Director of San Francisco Zine Fest, makes comics, and writes fiction and non-fiction.

The evening event is free to attend and includes food and beverages provided by the American Bookbinders Museum. Passports and other materials are available on a first come-first serve basis. Early arrival is recommended to start your Third Thursday night off right!

About the Cartoon Art Museum: Founded in 1984, the Cartoon Art Museum is the only museum in the western United States dedicated to collection, preservation, study and exhibition of original cartoon art in all forms to benefit historians, cartoonists, journalists, artists, collectors and the general public.  Visit cartoonart.org for more information.

About the American Bookbinders Museum: The American Bookbinders Museum explores and celebrates the craft, tools, and culture of 19th century bookbinding. Visitors experience what a 19th-century bookbinding factory of the day felt like, and watch demonstrations of hand- and machine-bookbinding.  The Museum’s library and archive offer scholars a world-class collection of resources that can immerse them in the experience of the time.  Founded by bookbinder Tim James in 2009, The American Bookbinders Museum is a registered 501(c)3 organization.

About Third Thursdays:  The third Thursday of each month in downtown San Francisco’s Yerba Buena neighborhood will be a monthly outing full of arts, food, and drink! Wander the blocks around Yerba Buena Gardens to soak in art and music.

For more information, please visit thirdthursdaysf.wordpress.com