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Cartoon Art Museum Cartoonist in Residence

It had to happen one of these days...

January Cartoonist-In-Residence: Shaenon K. Garrity
For Immediate Release
Contact: Andrew Farago, 415-227-8666 ext. 314
Images available upon request

Saturday, January 19th, 2008 from 1pm to 3pm
Free and open to the public

The Cartoon Art Museum hosts cartoonist Shaenon K. Garrity, creator of Narbonic, on Saturday, January 19th from 1pm to 3pm as part of its ongoing Cartoonist-in-Residence program. Museum visitors will be offered the chance to watch Garrity at work and chat with her about cartooning.

Shaenon K. Garrity is involved in many different aspects of cartooning, although she is probably best known for her involvement in webcomics. Her online comic strip Narbonic ran from July 2000 through December 2006, earning her many awards and accolades, including a 2001 Friends of Lulu Award nomination for Best New Talent, the 2004 Websnark Shortbread Award and the 2005 Webcartoonists' Choice Award for Best Writer. Garrity is currently re-running Narbonic with "Director's Commentary" at her website, www.narbonic.com.

Her additional online comics credits include Smithson, a college superhero/slice-of-life comic illustrated by Brian Moore; Trunktown, a feature that Garrity co-wrote with celebrated indie cartoonist Tom Hart; and Li'l Mell, a Narbonic spinoff illustrated by various artists. Garrity also serves as the editor of leading online comics anthology ModernTales.com.

Since 2003, Garrity has served as a manga editor for Viz Media, one of America's leading publishers of Japanese comics, and has worked on over a dozen top-selling titles. She has written manga articles and reviews for publications including Manga: The Complete Guide, Otaku USA, Shojo Beat, Shonen Jump and Nickelodeon Magazine. Garrity writes a bi-weekly column, "All the Comics in the World," for www.comixology.com, and she is a regular contributor to the onling comics magazine SequentialTart.com. Her popular weekly manga blog "Overlooked Manga Festival" can be seen at shaenon.livejournal.com.

Garrity's additional comics writing credits include Marvel Comics holiday stories featuring Spider-Man, The X-Men and The Fantastic Four. She is the co-curator of the current Cartoon Art Museum exhibition The Art and Flair of Mary Blair, and is a longtime museum volunteer and contributor.

This event is free and open to the public.

The Cartoon Art Museum regularly hosts professional cartoonist in its galleries as part of its Cartoonist-in-Residence program. Museum patrons see cartoonists at work on their latest projects and learn everything you ever wanted to know about cartoonists--but were afraid to ask. Past featured Cartoonists-in-Residence include Paul Madonna (All Over Coffee), Keith Knight (K Chronicles, (th)ink), Paige Braddock (Jane's World), Michael Jantze (The Norm) and Grady Klein (The Lost Colony) among many others.

Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street - San Francisco, CA 94105 - 415-CAR-TOON - www.cartoonart.org
Hours: Tues.-Sun. 11:00 - 5:00, Closed Monday
General Admission:$6.00 - Student/Senior:$4.00 - Children 6-12:$2.00 - Members, Children under 6: Free

The Cartoon Art Museum is a tax-exempt, non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the collection, preservation, study and exhibition of original cartoon art in all forms.

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I don't know about you, but I can't think of any more exciting way to spend a Saturday than watching Garrity work and chatting with her about cartooning.