It is going to be quite a busy week for San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum, as they will have three events coming up, including two on Saturday.
First up on Thursday is a monthly night out, as the Cartoon Art Museum will join three other art institutions including the Catharine Clark Gallery, in the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District’s Third Thursdays Series. This is where galleries and museums throughout Downtown San Francisco extend their hours, to create an atmosphere of arts and interaction, and where the YBCBD will host a series of low-cost ticketed guest lectures, performances, and screenings. This is a part of the center’s mission in promoting the Yerba Buena area as a vibrant place to work, live, and visit, as well as offer more fun evening activities to both locals and visitors. For more information, log on to www.visityerbabuena.org or www.cartoonart.org.
On Saturday, two events will take place. The first is by cartoonist Thien Pham, who will be on hand in the book signing of his latest book SUMO. The book is about a guy name Scott, who has shattered dreams of being a football player, and is abandoned by his girlfriend, and who begins a new chapter in his life, as becomes an aspiring sumo wrestler. The book has already been described as a “highly poetic and tender tale about sumo wrestling”. The book signing will begin at 1 pm, and last until 3 pm, and is free and open to the public.
Meanwhile, the Cartoon Art Museum will also have its newest Cartoon-In-Residence for the month of January, featuring the work of Gabrielle Gamboa. She is a cartoonist, visual artists, and arts educator, based in Santa Rosa. A graduate of both the California College of Art and the San Francisco State University, she was part of the early 1990’s Puppy Toss comics collective, and co-edited the female comic anthology titled On Our Butts, and has appeared in various publications including the San Francisco Bay Guardian. For more information on either the Cartoon-In-Residence, or the SUMO book signing, log on to www.cartoonart.org.