The camera that was used to create the first animation for television (Crusader Rabbit produced 1949–51) graces the lobby of this SoMa museum, which features more than 6,000 pieces of cartoon and animation art, from editorial cartoons and Sunday funnies to graphic novels and original animation cels. This is the only museum in the Western U.S. dedicated to the art form. The bookstore contains a large and eclectic selection of books, 'zines, periodicals and coffee table tomes covering everything from erotic photography to Asterix.
|Venue name:||Cartoon Art Museum||Contact:|
655 Mission St
|Cross street:||between 3rd and New Montgomery Sts|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sun 11am–5pm|
|Transport:||BART & Metro to Montgomery / Bus 8AX, 8BX, 8X, 10, 14, 14X, 30, 45, 70, 80, 81X, 91, 101, 101X, 292, 397, KX|
|Price:||$8, seniors and students $6, children 6–12 $4, children under 5 free. First Tuesday of each month pay what you wish.|