ToonSeum

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ToonSeum
File:The ToonSeum in Pittsburgh.jpg
Established November 7, 2007
Location 945 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Website ToonSeum

ToonSeum: Pittsburgh Museum of Cartoon Art is a museum devoted exclusively to the cartoon arts, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[1] ToonSeum is one of three museums dedicated to cartoon art in the United States.[2] ToonSeum moved to its own gallery space on Liberty Avenue in Pittsburgh's downtown Cultural District on November 8, 2009, aided by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.[1][2]

In 2009, the ToonSeum established its NEMO Award, given to notable individuals "for excellence in the cartoon arts". Recipients to date include veteran comic-book artist Ron Frenz,[3] editorial and comic-strip artist Dick Locher,[4] and comics artist, editorial cartoonist and artists' rights advocate Jerry Robinson.[5] In May 2013, ToonSeum hosted the two day North American Conference of the National Cartoonists Society.[6] In that same month, plans for expansion of the museum were announced.[7] Joe Wos stepped down from the ToonSeum in 2014.[8]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kalson, Sally (August 29, 2009). "City's ToonSeum growing up". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved August 29, 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Machosky, Michael (August 28, 2009). "Toonseum moving from Children's Museum to Cultural District". Tribune-Review. Retrieved December 11, 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Uricchio, Marylynn "ToonSeum cartoon museum holds annual Ka-Blam! fundraiser" Pittsburgh Post-Gazette June 9, 2009 Retrieved December 21, 2010
  4. JimHillMedia.com "Legendary Cartoonist Dick Locher Receives ToonSeum's Nemo Award" March 30, 2011
  5. Riggenberg, Steven "Jerry Robinson: January 1st, 1922-December 7th, 2011" The Comics Journal December 13, 2011
  6. Eberson, Sharon (May 23, 2013). "Pittsburgh's ToonSeum hosts National Cartoonists Society Conference - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Eberson, Sharon (May 26, 2013). "Pittsburgh's ToonSeum eager to expand". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/art-architecture/2014/09/03/Joe-Wos-stepping-down-Downtown-Pittsburgh-ToonSeum/stories/201409030278

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