Comic-Con Museum@Home

Welcome to Comic-Con Museum@Home!

While Comic-Con 2020 has been cancelled (we’ll return in 2021!) and the Comic-Con Museum is currently closed along with the rest of the museums in Balboa Park, we want to welcome you to our newest endeavor: Comic-Con Museum@Home!

We have great plans for this new section of our website. This will be your main source for some amazing Comic-Con Museum content, such as exclusive videos—including past events (Sense of Wonder with Jen Bartel, The Art of Shag, Will Eisner Week), and new video content created exclusively for the Museum@Home program. Plus, we’re proud to introduce our exclusive “Fun Book” series, a regularly scheduled downloadable PDF featuring activity and coloring sheets created by the Comic-Con Museum for various age groups.

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? We’re keeping our social channels active with activities and games, as well as writing prompts from some of your favorite creators! Head to our Instagram (@ComicConMuseum), Twitter (@ComicConMuseum), and Facebook page (@ComicConMuseum) to access additional content and don’t forget to tag us in your creations!


Comic-Con Museum@Home Fun Book #17: National Comic Book Day!

Comic-Con Museum@Home Fun Book #17: National Comic Book Day!
Comic-Con Museum@Home Fun Book #17: National Comic Book Day!

National Comic Book Day is September, 25, 2020, and we’re celebrating our favorite day of the year with a Fun Book and Instagram Story to talk about Comics! Join us today, tomorrow, and every day as we honor the art, artists, fans, collectors and the stories of comic books and their many adaptations throughout popular culture. Throughout this week's Fun Book you’ll be able to Draw like Katie Cook with a Superhero Comic Book, race against our puzzle maker in the Comics Creator Word Play and take inventory of your own comic collections! We want to see what you’re reading so send us a photo of you with your filled out “Hit Lists” and comics collections to museumops@comic-con.org for a chance to be featured on our social media!

Click here to download Comic-Con Museum@Home Fun Book #17!

Comic-Con Museum@Home Presents: Molang Paper Toy Printables #1: Beachy Keen


 

Comic-Con Museum@Home Presents: Molang Paper Toy Printables #1: Beachy Keen

TUESDAY, SEP. 22, 2020

Comic-Con Museum@Home Presents: Molang Paper Toy Printables #1: Beachy Keen

Wondering what we’re doing for fun during the first weeks of Fall? One answer: Make Mine Molang! Over the next three weeks, we’ll share paper toy printables of the playful rabbit Molang and best friend Piu Piu, as generously provided by Millimages, the animation studio behind the Molang series and molang.com. For this first set, print then construct Molang and Piu Piu sporting their go-to San Diego gear!

Don’t forget to post photos of you with your constructed toys, and tag @comicconmuseum #molang for a chance to be featured on our social media!

Click here to download the color version.
Click here to download the (mostly) black and white version.

Comic-Con Museum Fun Book 16: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 10th Anniversary


 

Comic-Con Museum@Home Fun Book 16: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

THURSDAY, SEPT. 17, 2020

Comic-Con Museum Fun Book 16: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 10th Anniversary

Ten years ago, Scott Pilgrim took on the world in the action comedy film, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World based on the graphic novel series by Bryan Lee O'Malley. We're celebrating with a Fun Book of coloring and activities featuring Scott, Ramona, and her seven evil exes. Color in art provided by Bryan Lee O’Malley, jam on the web to unscramble the history of the graphic novels, and head to the Comic-Con Museum Instagram page @comicconmuseum for a social media activity that tests your knowledge on Scott’s friends and foes. Once you’ve finished this rockin’ Fun Book, send photos of you with your finished activities to museumops@comic-con.org for a chance to be featured on the Comic-Con Museum social media. 

Click here to download Fun Book 16!

Comic-Con Museum@Home Fun Book 15: 20 Years of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater


 

Comic-Con Museum@Home Fun Book 15: 20 Years of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater

THURSDAY, SEPT. 10, 2020

Fun Book 15: 20 Years of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater

Our latest Fun Book celebrates 20 years of Tony Hawk’s influential video game series Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, and the recent release of the San Diego native’s Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2! Whether you regularly ollied curbs or followed along through the games, there are plenty of pop culture and skate activities to enjoy. Brush up on skateboard tricks featured in the games by matching them to their descriptions; color and cut out your own S-K-A-T-E to collect in or around your home; and color a skateboard deck featuring work by Pat Sison and Ian Smile of the College Skateboarding Education Foundation! Once finished, drop photos of you with your finished coloring and activity sheets to museumops@comic-con.org for a chance to be featured on our social media!

Click here to download Fun Book 15!

Fun Book 14: How to Train Your Dragon


 

Comic-Con Museum@Home Fun Book 14

THURSDAY, SEPT. 3, 2020

Fun Book 14: How to Train Your Dragon

We’ve got Vikings, dragons, and … bookmarks? That’s right! This week’s Fun Book celebrates the 2010 computer-animated action-fantasy film, DreamWorks’ How To Train Your Dragon! Joining a coloring sheet featuring Katie Cook’s “Cute Baby Dragon” is a game called Gone Fishin’, a musical instrument Match activity inspired by the Annie Award-winning score composed by John Powell, and Color-and-Cut bookmarks for when you (re-)read the book the movie is based on—Cresida Cowell’s How To Train Your Dragon! Once completed, fly photos of you with your activity sheets and drawings (preferably by dragon) to museumops@comic-con.org for a chance to be featured on our social media!

Click here to download Fun Book 14!

Fun Book #13: Bill and Ted Face the Music!


 

Comic-Con Museum@Home Presents: Fun Book 13

THURSDAY, AUGUST 27

Fun Book 13: Bill & Ted!

Dudes … for this week’s Fun Book, we’re thrilled to celebrate our favorite time-travelling slackers Bill and Ted with activities based on Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989), Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991), and the series’ newest installment, Bill & Ted Face the Music! Complete a Scavenger Hunt for items that reference the films, connect and color Bill and Ted’s preferred mode of space and time transportation (Spoiler, it’s a phone booth!), and match each historical figure that appeared in Bill and Ted’s history presentation to their outline. Once you’ve finished this most outstanding Fun Book, send photos of you with your finished activities to museumops@comic-con.org for a chance to be featured on the Comic-Con Museum social media. While you’re at it, follow their lead and “Be Excellent to Each Other!”

Click here to download Fun Book 13!

Cardboard Superheroes Video Tutorial #10: Fortnite Llama (aka Fred)

Comic-Con Museum@Home Presents Cardboard Superheroes

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13

Cardboard Superheroes Video Tutorial #10: Fortnite Llama (aka Fred)

Meet Fred. Fred is an evasive Llama best known for providing Fortnite players with loot and other supplies to help win the game. We have great news! The Cardboard Superheroes have identified Fred’s location and cleared the path, so you won’t need to set traps, build forts, or create cover to get your hands-on him. Follow the links below as Connor and Bauer show us how to make our own Loot Llama in our last Summer 2020 Edition of Cardboard Superheroes.

We would also like to extend our sincerest thanks to Connor and Bauer for giving us something fun, creative and educational to do at home these last ten weeks! Please join us in thanking our favorite Cardboard Superheroes and wishing them the best of luck in the new school year.

Don’t forget to post your finished works of art with the @comicconmuseum & @cardboardsuperheroes tags for a chance to be featured on our social media!

Cardboard Superheroes is a non-profit that holds free workshops promoting the arts in response to funding cuts in schools. Cardboard Superheroes provides an alternative that is free and fun for kids.


 

Comic-Con Museum@Home Fun Book #12
Fun Book 12: Villains!

Get your fluffy white cat and set your playlist to ominous because this week’s Fun Book is all about your favorite Villains! From a Word Play testing your how quickly you can find the listed villains from popular TV shows and films to a pathfinder adventure following a M-W-U-H-A-H-A to lead your villain to a plan to take over the world, there’s no shortage of mischief and mayhem in this week’s Fun Book activities and games! Once completed, send photos of your activity sheets and drawings to museumops@comic-con.org for a chance to be featured on our social media!

Click here to download Fun Book 12!

Cardboard Superheroes Video Tutorial #9: AT-AT Walker!

Comic-Con Museum@Home Presents Cardboard Superheroes Video Tutorial #9

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2020

Cardboard Superheroes Video Tutorial #9: AT-AT Walker!

Strong you must be to control an AT-AT Walker. The force of Comic-Con Museum fans will be put to the test this week as the Cardboard Superheroes show us how to build and maneuver mini All Terrain Armored Transports (AT-AT). Normally standing over 65 feet tall, we are certainly grateful not to have to find storage for this week’s finished products.

Don’t forget to post your finished works of art with the @comicconmuseum & @cardboardsuperheroes tags for a chance to be featured on our social media!

Cardboard Superheroes is a non-profit that holds free workshops promoting the arts in response to funding cuts in schools. Cardboard Superheroes provides an alternative that is free and fun for kids.

Fun Book #11: Dune!

Comic-Con Museum@Home Fun Book 11
Fun Book #11: Dune!

We’re back with a new Comic-Con Museum@Home Fun Book! Today we're setting our sights 20,000 years in the future to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the science fiction novel Dune! Find your way to Arrakis through a maze of wormholes, learn about author Frank Herbert in our word play, and choose between House Atreides and House Harkonnen in our Instagram Story poll! Spice (melange) up your Thursday and complete the Dune activities, then send photos of you with your finished activities to museumops@comic-con.org for a chance to be featured on the Comic-Con Museum social media.

Click here to download Fun Book #11!

Cardboard Superheroes Video Tutorial #8: The Batmobile!

Comic-Con Museum@Home Presents Cardboard Superheroes Video Tutorial #8: The Batmobile

THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2020

Cardboard Superheroes Video Tutorial #8: The Batmobile!

Quick, to the Batmobile! “Drive” in style this summer in your very own crime fighting vehicle. In this week’s installment of Cardboard Superheroes, Connor and Bauer show us how to make a super sleek Batmobile for the Batman minifig in your life.

Don’t forget to post your finished works of art with the @comicconmuseum & @cardboardsuperheroes tags for a chance to be featured on our social media!

Cardboard Superheroes is a non-profit that holds free workshops promoting the arts in response to funding cuts in schools. Cardboard Superheroes provides an alternative that is free and fun for kids.

Special Edition Fun Book 7: Latinx in Comics

Comic-Con Museum@Home Special Edition Fun Book 7

SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2020

Special Edition Fun Book 7: Latinx in Comics

Day 7 of Special Edition Fun books is a celebration of Latinx creators and characters in comics! Find your favorite Latinx comic book superheroes in our Word Play, color in the amazing illustratrations provided by author Lorena Alvarez Gómez (@artichoke_kid) and San Diego artist Gloria Muriel (@gloriamuriel), play a game of Dots & Boxes featuring Latinx creators and works, and more. Also, head to our Instagram story to play Esta o Aquella, our first “This/That” activity en español! Send photos of you and your finished work to museumops@comic-con.org for a chance to be featured on our social media.

*There was an error in the previous version. Please see the updated Dots & Boxes activity on page 5 for the correction

Click here to download Special Edition Fun Book 7

Special Edition Fun Book 6: “Bungleton Green” 100th Anniversary

Comic-Con Museum@Home Special Edition Fun Book 6

SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2020

Special Edition Fun Book 6: “Bungleton Green” 100th Anniversary

One hundred years ago, “Bungleton Green” came on the scene! In celebration, our Saturday Special Edition Fun Book features activities surrounding the comic strip's 44-year run in the Chicago Defender with a connect-the-dots on Bungleton's top hat, a crossword on the strip’s longest-tenured cartoonist Jay Jackson, and an activity to practice your own inking and lettering! For a quick comics history lesson on “Bungleton Green,” the nation’s first African American comic strip, check out the Comic-Con Museum Instagram (@comicconmuseum) for our latest "5 Facts" installment. Proud of your work? You should be! Send photos of you and your finished activities to museumops@comic-con.org for a chance to be featured on our social media.

Click here to download Special Edition Fun Book 6

Special Edition Fun Book 5: “Patty-Jo ‘N’ Ginger” 75th Anniversary

Comic-Con Museum@Home Special Edition Fun Book 5

FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2020

Special Edition Fun Book 5: “Patty-Jo ‘N’ Ginger” 75th Anniversary

Today, we're highlighting the 75th Anniversary of “Patty-Jo 'N' Ginger”! The popular single-panel cartoon ran from 1945–1956 in the Pittsburgh Courier and was written by Will Eisner Hall of Fame recipient Jackie Ormes, the first syndicated African American woman cartoonist. Check out our Patty-Jo Paper Doll activity (a nod to Ormes’ Patty-Jo doll), an illustration prompt to draw Ms. Ormes in your own style, a maze featuring Patty-Jo and Ginger, and more! Plus, learn more about Jackie Ormes and all of her works by tapping on the “5 Facts” highlights on the Comic-Con Museum Instagram profile @comicconmuseum, and check out our current Instagram story for a "Design a Dress for Patty-Jo" template!

Click here to download Special Edition Fun Book 5

Cardboard Superheroes Video Tutorial #7: The Bat-Signal!

Comic-Con Museum@Home Presents Cardboard Superheroes

THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2020

Cardboard Superheroes Video Tutorial #7: The Bat-Signal!

It’s time to fire up the Bat-Signal! In honor of Batman’s 2019 induction into the Comic-Con Museum Character Hall of Fame, we are excited to announce this week’s edition of Cardboard Superheroes. Now we can all summon the Caped Crusader after building our very own Bat-Signal!

Light that beacon and post your finished works of art with the @comicconmuseum & @cardboardsuperheroes tags for a chance to be featured on our social media!

Cardboard Superheroes is a non-profit that holds free workshops promoting the arts in response to funding cuts in schools. Cardboard Superheroes provides an alternative that is free and fun for kids.

Special Edition Fun Book 4: Gay Comix 40th Anniversary

Comic-Con Museum@Home Special Edition Fun Book 4

THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2020

Special Edition Fun Book 4: Gay Comix 40th Anniversary

For our 4th Special Edition Fun Book during Comic-Con@Home, we're celebrating the 40th anniversary of Gay Comix, the alternative comic that ran from 1980–1988! Complete the crossword puzzle centered on founding editor Howard Cruse, and search the names of past Gay Comix contributors in the Word Play. Plus, visit the Comic-Con Museum Instagram profile (@comicconmuseum) for a 30-Day Song Challenge template featuring LGBTQ+ comics characters, and don’t forget to tag @comicconmuseum when you share!

Click here to download Special Edition Fun Book 4