Comic-Con Museum@Home

Welcome to Comic-Con Museum@Home!

While the Comic-Con Museum's doors in Balboa Park haven't officially opened, we welcome you to our virtual endeavor: Comic-Con Museum@Home!

This is your main source for amazing Comic-Con Museum content, from exclusive videos of past in-person and online events (Sense of Wonder with Jen Bartel, The Art of Shag, Will Eisner Week, The Art of Storyboarding) to new videos and free PDF activities created exclusively for the Museum@Home program.

Bookmark this page for regular updates, and check back often for new Comic-Con Museum@Home content!

Can’t get enough Comic-Con Museum@Home? Sign up for the Museum Insider, our monthly email newsletter, and access additional activities and games when you follow us on Instagram (@ComicConMuseum), Twitter (@ComicConMuseum), and Facebook (@ComicConMuseum)!

Exclusive Comic-Con Museum Videos!

Exclusive Comic-Con Museum Videos!

The Comic-Con Museum has been hosting Facebook Live events over the past few months, and we’re linking to them here for your viewing pleasure. Click here to check out the Museum’s YouTube channel, or on the individual links below to see specific videos. We have more exclusive videos coming soon, so bookmark this Museum@Home page and check back often!

Sense of Wonder: The Art of WonderCon Anaheim with Jen Bartel

WonderCon Anaheim 2020 special guest Jen Bartel appeared at the Comic-Con Museum on February 19, 2020 to help launch the new gallery exhibition, Sense of Wonder: The Art of WonderCon Anaheim and to reveal her exclusive art for the WCA Program Book, featuring Wonder Woman. Jen discusses her career and shows examples of her art, including the how she created this year's cover.

The Art of Shag

The Art of Shag, a Comic-Con Museum showcase featured works from Josh Agle (Shag) himself! Imbued with a distinctive attitude and sly sense of humor, the works of Shag blend Pop Culture, Tiki Culture and the Mid-Century Modern aesthetic. His unique pieces are unmistakably of our time, but reminiscent of animation and commercial art from the fifties and sixties. In this video, Shag talks about his art, career, and the influences that have garnered him a world-wide following of fans!

Will Eisner Week: The Spirit of Comic-Con

From the first time he was a guest of the show in 1975, until his death in 2005, Will was an integral part of the Comic-Con family, investing in the community and professional institutions of the show. Besides always being onstage to hand out trophies at the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, he spearheaded the Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award, appeared on programs, did signings and always made time to encourage aspiring creators and fans. Sharing personal photos and reminiscences, Eisner Awards administrator Jackie Estrada shows you the Will Eisner she knew.

Will Eisner Week: To the Head of the Class—A Comic Educator Meet-up

Do you teach with comics? Do you want to, but don't know where to begin? Do you want to meet others who share a passion for comics in schools and libraries? This is the panel for you! Join CBLDF education contributor Betsy Gomez for an overview of the current landscape of comics and education, featuring Jewyl Clarke (integrated curriculum coordinator, San Diego County Office of Education), Erwin Magbanua (principal librarian, Chula Vista Public Library), and Karen Evans. Starting with his military service in World War II, Will Eisner was one of the earliest champions of the educational potential of comics; nothing would make him happier than being in a room full of teachers who share his values.

Life Forces: The Art of the Comics Memoir

Will Eisner pioneered the American comics memoir with To The Heart of the Storm, The Dreamer, and a host of semi-autobiographical graphic novels. A generation later, the genre is thriving, with stories for all walks of life by a diverse field of creators with a wide range of singular approaches. Creators Henry Barajas (La Voz De M.A.Y.O: Tata Rambo), Cecil Castellucci (Girl on Film), Mary Fleener (Life of the Party), Kate Leth (Valley Ghouls), and Victoria Ying (Mother Tongue) talk about the joys, challenges, heartbreaks, and breakthroughs that come with bringing real life to the comics page in this panel moderated by Laura Jones, Comic-Con operations and programming coordinator.

More videos are coming soon ... check back for updates!