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Legendary Marvel Cartoonist Comes to Bay Area

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This Saturday, the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco presents a retrospective of a legendary cartoonist, one whose work involves well-known superheroes.

The upcoming exhibition is titled Raw Fury: the Art of Mike Zeck and it features a collection of the artist’s most iconic works, all of which covers his long career with Marvel Comics, and his work on some of the comics’ famous characters including Spider-Man, G.I. Joe, Captain America, and the Punisher. In conjunction with this exhibition, there will also be a full-color catalog to be published, which will feature over fifty pieces of original artwork, an introduction by exhibition curator Charles Costas, and a commentary from Zeck himself. The exhibition will be on view until August 10th.

San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum won’t be only Bay Area spot to check out Zeck’s work. The artist himself will also be making his first-ever California convention appearance, at the San Jose Convention Center on May 17-18, during the Big Wow! Comicfest. More information, and to purchase tickets is available at the website www.bigwowcomicfest.com. In a little more information about Mike Zeck, he first started working with Marvel Comics, following his creation of a horror comics line at Charlton Comics. Along with his extensive work at Marvel, he has also extended to DC Comics, and characters including Batman and the Green Lantern.

For the Art Fury exhibition, log on to www.cartoonart.org for more information.

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