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Teacher Workshop: Modern Cartoonist

Sat, Jun 29, 2013, 10  am–1 pm


Daniel Clowes
Ghost World (cover), 1997

Gouache on white board
22.5 x 22.5 x 0.5 in. (57.15 x 57.15 x 1.27 cm)
Collection of Daniel Clowes
Image courtesy of the artist and Oakland Museum of California

Start your summer vacation off on a fun note by taking part in this Teacher Workshop.  Be the first to see the new exhibition, Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes.

Daniel Clowes is an acclaimed comic book artist and graphic novelist—although he prefers the designation “cartoonist”—with nearly fifty publications to his credit. He is also a highly reputed magazine illustrator (and regular cover artist for the New Yorker) and an Oscar-nominated screenwriter for the film adaptation of his 1997 graphic novel Ghost World, which is widely credited with establishing the graphic novel as a credible literary form. This major survey, the first museum retrospective of Clowes’s work, presents more than 125 original drawings and artifacts in an elegant, inviting installation combining today’s graphic style with shades of a Victorian parlor.

With the guidance of teaching artist, Corrine Mucha, investigate works of art in the exhibition, make, and generate playful, fresh ways to bring cartoons and contemporary art into your classroom.

Bonus: Stick around for a talk with Daniel Clowes himself at 1 pm!  A limited number of free tickets are available exclusively to teachers participating in this workshop.


Support for teacher programs at the MCA is generously provided by the Polk Bros. Foundation. Additional generous support is provided by Crown Family Philanthropies and Discover.


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