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Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art New York City

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Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art
594 Broadway
Suite 401
New York City
NY
10012
Tel: 212-254-3511

Where are we going today?

If you have budding little artists and storytellers in your family, then you might just want to take them along to the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, located at the Society of Illustrators.

There are a number of collections, all of which cover a range of comics and cartoons so kids can see that cartoons aren't just what they watch on television!

From animations, anime, comic strips, illustrations, editorials, graphics novels....there is a whole range of amazing creatives works to be explored.

At the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, there is a permanent collection which is seen to be one of the most comprehensive collections in the entire WORLD when it comes to this genre. That's pretty impressive!

There are nearly 2,000 works by some of the most talented artists in American illustration, and the collection is rotated quarterly so when you keep coming back you'll be sure to see something new.

The museum of course also have a number of exhibits which are temporary, so make sure you keep an eye out for what's on so you make sure you don't miss it!

Does the museum make you feel creative? Lucky they hold fun events such as sketch nights, where you can put that creativity down on paper and see what you can come up with. You might surprise yourself!

Be inspired, and give kids something unique when they ask if they can look at comic books or watch cartoons. It's a fun learning experience in New York City! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$10
  • Children$5 students
  • Free Under: 12 years
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

10am - 8pm Tuesday / 10am - 5pm Wed to Fri / 12pm - 4pm Saturday

All year round. Closed most holidays

Teachers corner

Make sure you schedule your trip in advance, but what a great experience for kids! .

I'm Hungry!

There wis a very tasty Dining Room on the third floor which serves lunch, and occasional brunch and dinner. Yum yum!.

Any Top Tips?

The museum is FREE for everyone Tuesdays 5pm - 8pm!.

Need a little extra help?

If you have special needs, just give them a call before you arrive to see what access they have and help they can give you .

Can I get one of those?

There is a very fun gift shop with all things art and illustrations! .

More information

The entry gets you into the Society of Illustrators which has more to see than just the museum!.

What people are saying?

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    Lots of cool exhibitions, from original Sandman artwork to (Disney) Mary Blair paintings to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (missed this last one - doh!).

    Only $8 for adults. Even if you're interested in the current exhibit, stop by the gift shop -- lots of interesting/cool/cute things from books to little figurines (no cost to visit the shop).

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    The last couple of times I've been here were a trade show event with an open bar and Edward Gorey's birthday evening. Even without the refreshments, it's fun to look at the original drawings. I liked the SF heart sculpture in the entry, too.

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    Great museum collection of cartoon and animated art! Went here on the opening night for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle exhibit, showcasing a lot of the early inspiration and artwork for the comics and animated series. Got to meet many of the animated series artists, and even got to get autographed on-the-spot sketches from multiples artists. The museum shop also has a nice collection of cute, nerdy, geeky toys and trinkets.

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    Hmm, what can I say? This is nice little gem that is tucked away on Mission St. right in the heart of downtown SF! I had never heard about this place until today, and I must say, I was pleasantly surprised at what I found.

    Right when you walk in, you'll notice a little gift shop section to your right which includes all sorts of knick knacks, everything ranging from American comics to even Japanese Manga and some iconic characters such as Domo-kun.

    If you go straight pass the gift section, you'll enter the main showcase area with old school art/comics...Read More

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    A small but nice cartoon museum. Has a great variety of work on the wall (in terms of age and along the production process). As of this review (summer 2013), there is an awesome Superman homage in the very back (and a Man of Steel poster). It's the artsy-ist comic place I've ever been in.

    Only bummer: no teleporter (sheesh!)

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by Albert Lee

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Hmm, what can I say? This is nice little gem that is tucked away on Mission St. right in the heart of downtown SF! I had never heard about this place until today, and I must say, I was pleasantly surprised at what I found.

Right when you walk in, you'll notice a little gift shop section to your right which includes all sorts of knick knacks, everything ranging from American comics to even Japanese Manga and some iconic characters such as Domo-kun.

If you go straight pass the gift section, you'll enter the main showcase area with old school art/comics and more modern art/comics. Think of an art museum, but with comic book drawings from the beginning of time to current. I was surprised they showcased an issue of Alpha Flight (a Canadian superhero team who has had runnings with Wolverine), which is super old school.

Overall its a nice little place to visit for comic book fans and art fans! If you haven't been here before, I suggest taking a stroll.....through memory lane :)

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