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Cartoons seen as art at this museum
We all have a favorite one to read - the first thing we reach for in the Sunday paper, they make us laugh and they make us think. Yet cartoons are not really thought of as art, they are not really given much thought at all.
What's that you say, a Cartoon Art Museum?
Located south of Market Street, the Cartoon Art museum sits nestled in the corner of the fifth floor of the Printing Industries of Northern California (PINC) building. The museum was created to help bridge the gap between cartoon art and people's lack of knowledge about cartoons.
"Our goal is to make the public aware of cartooning as an art form," said Mary Bisbee, director of the Cartoon Art Museum.
The museum was founded in 1984 by Malcom Whyte, now the Editorial Director of Troubador Press, and an avid collector of cartoons. The museum began as a traveling exhibit and remained that way for three years. In March 1987, the museum moved into the PINC building. Whyte's reason for founding the museum is simple.
"It is a passion of …