Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Best Animated Feature Film in Cartoon Art Museum

The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco will be unveiling a new exhibit showcasing different visions of the samurai warrior, from woodblock prints and feature films to Japanese manga and anime and American comics superheroes. Drawing the Sword: Samurai in Manga and Anime.

The Cartoon Art Museum and the Hero Initiative proudly present Ed Hannigan: Covered, a retrospective exhibition celebrating the art of Ed Hannigan. This retrospective features a selection of covers and original artwork created by Hannigan for Marvel Comics and DC Comics in the 1970s and 1980s, including such popular characters as Batman, Superman, Spider-Man and The Defenders.

Drawing the Sword was curate by Julian Bermudez, a Los Angeles-based independent curator and producer. The exhibit will feature artwork, production stills, comic books and toys that show a range of samurai-influenced comics and anime creations, including Afro Samurai, Bleach, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Mobile Suit Gundam, Rurouni Kenshin, Samurai Champloo, Samurai Jack, Lone Wolf and Cub, Usagi Yojimbo, and Wolverine.


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