Cartoon Art Museum Annual Fund Drive

We’ve (almost) made it through 2022!

No better time than now to show your support for the things you love, including cartoons! The Cartoon Art Museum’s Annual Fund Drive is underway, and every donation we receive through early 2023 will be doubled thanks to a generous matching grant!

And if you want to get a little something for yourself this holiday season, the Cartoon Art Museum bookstore has signed and sketched copies of the updated edition of Batman: The Definitive History of The Dark Knight, DC: Collecting The Multiverse, Sideshow: Fine Art Prints vol. 2, and Sideshow: Capturing Archetypes vol. 4! Stop by today!

Comic-Con 2022!

We’re back!

My wife, Shaenon K. Garrity, is a Special Guest at the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con! She was invited for the 2020 convention to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her classic webcomic Narbonic, but fate had other plans. Better late than never!

I’ll be there, too, representing the Cartoon Art Museum! See me at booth #1634! I’ll be signing and drawing commissions to raise funds for the museum’s exhibitions and public programs. I won’t have any books for sale at my booth, but Insight Editions should have you covered if you want to buy my books at the convention.

I’ll also be doing commissions for the museum when I get back home, starting next Monday! I’ll post the link once it’s live, but for donations of $15 and up (give generously if you want to request multiple characters or full color artwork), I’ll draw Batman, TMNT, Harley Quinn, ’80s cartoons…pretty much anything.

Thanks, and stay safe!

The Art of Harley Quinn

The Art of Harley Quinn hits bookstores tomorrow! With a giant mallet!


If you order through Amazon instead of your local independent bookstore, please use the Amazon Smile option when you check out and select the Cartoon Art Museum as your charity of choice. We’ve just reopened, and every extra dollar helps!

And check out this great cover by Amanda Conner, colored by Paul Mounts! It’s a giant-sized 11″ x 14″ book, and you’ll get a separate poster with your book, suitable for framing.

Art of Harley Quinn

San Francisco Comic Con 2017



I’ll be at the San Francisco Comic Con on Friday and Saturday this weekend, representing the Cartoon Art Museum! We’re going to have an incredible display of superhero movie costumes and props courtesy of The Bronze Armory, and I’ll be happy to talk about the museum’s grand re-opening plans as well as my three new books hitting stores this fall (plus Zombie Gnome: A Tiny Terror in stores next month)!

San Diego Comic-Con 2017 schedule


It’s July again, and the San Diego Comic-Con International is almost upon us! Although you can generally find me at the Cartoon Art Museum booth, #1930, I’ve got a number of signings and panels on my calendar.

Thursday, July 20, 2017 

4:00-5:00pm, Sketch-a-thon, Cartoon Art Museum booth #1930

Friday July 21, 2017

 11:00am-12:00pm, Insight Editions booth #3721: Art of Harley Quinn and TMNT: The Ultimate Visual History signing

1:00pm – 2:00pm, Room 25ABC: Condemned to Repeat? 

Everyone’s heard the George Santayana quote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” But what can comics help us to remember? As it turns out, quite a lot. Andrew Farago (Cartoon Art Museum) delves into the past with Comic-Con special guests Box Brown (Tetris), Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales), Sarah Glidden (Rolling Blackouts), John Holmstrom (The Best of Punk Magazine), Lewis Trondheim (Poppies of Iraq), and Brigitte Findakly (Poppies of Iraq).

Saturday July 22, 2017

 12:30-1:30pm, Room 6DE: DC’s Harley Quinn: Celebrating 25 Years


Twenty-five years ago, Dr. Harleen Quinzel made her first appearance in Batman: The Animated Series, and what a debut it was! An instant fan favorite-and her popularity has been meteoric ever since! Come celebrate her first appearance anniversary with some of the key contributors to this modern icon. Featuring Paul Dini, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin, Kevin Conroy, Tara Strong, and Andrew Farago.

1:30-2:30pm, Room 8: Unconventional Comics


Comics are all about super powers and saving the world, right? Discover the rich and growing market for comics that may lack super-powered heroes but are super all the same. Moderator Andrew Farago (Cartoon Art Museum) discusses with panelists R. Sikoryak (Terms and Conditions), Simon Hanselmann (Megg & Mogg), Gemma Correll (The Worrier’s Guide to Life), and Melanie Gillman (As the Crow Flies) how they were inspired to write their unconventional books and why the comics format was right for their work.

3:30-4:30pm, Room 24ABC: Insight Comics: Focusing on Content and Creators


In early 2017, Insight Editions launched Insight Comics, a dynamic new imprint dedicated to publishing original and licensed graphic novels. These beautifully illustrated stories run the gamut from tales of post-apocalyptic horror and sci-fi survival to epic fantasy battles, supernatural adventures, and thrilling detective mysteries for people of all ages. Meet the editors and creators behind the brand, get a glimpse of what the team has planned for the rest of 2017 and beyond, and learn why Insight Comics is the preeminent home for creators. Panelists include Mark Irwin (editor), Katie Kubert (editor), Nilah Magruder (M.F.K.), Richard Hamilton (Scoop), Jean Dufaux (Djinn), Arianna Irwin (The Comet), Tom Sniegoski (Atomic Frenchie), and Frank Tieri (comic book writer).


See you at APE in San Jose this weekend!



I’ll have Eastman/Laird bookplate editions of TMNT: The Ultimate Visual History available at booth #206!  I’m staffing both my own booth and the Cartoon Art Museum‘s booth this year, as always, and will be joined by the great Gene Luen Yang on Saturday and the double-great Thien Pham on Sunday.  This is my SIXTEENTH YEAR at this convention, and it’s always one of my favorites.