April 15, 2024
The Comedian-Con Museum in Balboa Park. Picture courtesy of the museum

A retrospective on Betty Boop. A showcase of three Tijuana-based comedian artists. An exhibit on an award-winning, Southern California graphic novelist.

These are the three new exhibitions coming to the Comedian-Con Museum in Balboa Park this yr.

Museum officers, together with Govt Director Rita Vandergaw, introduced the brand new displays Friday at WonderCon, a three-day popular culture occasion in Anaheim that’s organized by the identical group that runs the annual San Diego Worldwide Comedian-Con.

Vandergaw mentioned the brand new displays are a part of the museum’s efforts to proceed evolving and supply new points of interest. Because it opened three years in the past, the museum has hosted 20 displays.

The brand new occasions are:

Changing into Betty Boop

It will spotlight the historical past and evolution of the long-lasting cartoon character that was first launched within the early Nineteen Thirties. The exhibit will function a mixture of never-before-seen artifacts, art work and animated movies. 

Vandergaw is worked up about with the ability to highlight an historic popular culture icon.

“Some would means she was the primary mannequin of feminism,” she mentioned.

The exhibit is scheduled to open in late June.

Border Blitz: Artistas del Cómic de Tijuana

This occasion is being featured in celebration of the World Design Capital San Diego-Tijuana, a year-long collection of occasions and packages that may showcase the native border area.

The exhibit will function the artwork of artwork of Tijuana artists Charles Glaubitz, Alejandra Yépiz Portillo, and Urbano Mata, exhibiting their numerous tales and views.

“We’re excited to indicate their artwork right here,” mentioned Vandergaw.

This exhibit is scheduled to open Might 9.

 Collaboration(s)! A Journey with John Jennings

This exhibit explores the work of John Jennings, an Eisner Award-winning comedian artist and creator who can be a professor of media and cultural research on the College of California, Riverside.

Jennings runs an organization that publishes graphic novels specializing in the experiences of individuals of coloration. 

This exhibit can be scheduled to open Might 9.