A literary festival is coming to San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum.
First up is the literary festival Litquake, and it fosters to thrive a literary community along the city, and to complement the music, film, and cultural festivals. Initially a one-day event since beginning in 1999, the festival has grown to nine days, and includes international and national authors, and hold events for a range of interests and age groups. Litquake is the largest independent literary festival on the West Coast, but has hosted several festivals in New York and Austin, and is set to debut in new cities this year.
Litquake and Cartoon Art Museum is hosting two special events. On Tuesday, it’s Sumo and Saints. This event host artists Gene Luen Yang and Thien Pham, who will be on hand in discussion for a wide-range of comics, education, and 1980s cartoons. Then on Friday, it’s Comics on Comix. Seven comedians including Ivan Hernandez, Karen Macklin, and Mike Spiegelman, will be riffing on their favorite comic books, ranging from Superman to Mad Magazine, as well as other beloved cartoon icons.
Log on to www.cartoonart.org for more information, which will also include links to Litquake’s festival schedule, as well as links to the comedians performing on Friday.