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.

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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

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

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 2: Comic-Con

Comic-Con Museum@Home Special Edition Fun Book #2

TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2020

Special Edition Fun Book 2: Comic-Con

We know you miss attending Comic-Con in person, and we miss you too! That’s why Special Edition Fun Book 2 is all about the “Con”! Test your Comic-Con history chops by completing this edition’s crossword puzzle. Brave an Exhibit Hall maze to reach our Museum booth, and learn about some of the Comic-Con Departments that put on the convention every year with our Word Play. Also, visit the Comic-Con Museum Instagram profile (@comicconmuseum) for a Convention-themed Bingo template you can complete daily, and tag @comicconmuseum when you share!

Click here to download Special Edition Fun Book 2

Special Edition Fun Book 1: 1-Up

Comic-Con Museum@Home Special Edition Fun Book #1

MONDAY, JULY 20, 2020

Special Edition Fun Book 1: 1-Up

It’s Comic-Con@Home week and we’re leading out with the first of seven Special Edition Fun Books! Our “1-Up” edition brings Health and Wellness into focus with activities and ideas to help you thrive during your Comic-Con@Home experience, courtesy of Kaiser Permanente. Start your day with a Coin-Up stretching challenge before moving on to complete a Scavenger Hunt for comics culture items in your home. Then, stretch your mind with a wellness word search and follow-the-veggies maze! Send us a photo of you and your finished activities to museumops@comic-con.org for a chance to be featured on Museum social media. Plus, check in with the Comic-Con Museum Instagram profile (@comicconmuseum) every day this week for a daily wellness template, and tag @comicconmuseum when you share!

Click here to download Special Edition Fun Book #1

Cardboard Superheroes Video Tutorial #6: X-Wing Fighter!

Comic-Con Museum@Home Presents Cardboard Superheroes

THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2020

Cardboard Superheroes Video Tutorial #6: X-Wing Fighter!

Stay on target this week and build your very own X-Wing Fighter! The newest edition of Cardboard Superheroes is here and now, you too can pilot Rogue Squadron’s fighter of choice.

And please, “cut the chatter, Red Two” 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.

Cardboard Superheroes Video Tutorial #5: Captain America's Shield!

Comic-Con Museum@Home Presents Cardboard Superheroes Video Tutorial #5

THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2020

Cardboard Superheroes Video Tutorial #5: Captain America's Shield!

Avengers! Assemble your very own Captain America shield. While this week’s Cardboard Superheroes creation is unlikely to withstand blows from Mjolnir, it will still give you the power of looking super cool.

And don’t forget to do “whatever it takes” 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.

Cardboard Superheroes Video Tutorial #4: Starship Enterprise!

Comic-Con Museum Presents Cardboard Superheroes Video Tutorial #4: Starship Enterprise

THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2020

Cardboard Superheroes Video Tutorial #4: Starship Enterprise!

Cardboard, the ultimate arts and crafts frontier. This is the voyage of the mini-Starship Enterprise. This week’s mission: to explore strange new worlds (aka that junk drawer you’ve been meaning to sort), to seek out new life and new civilizations (if it has been awhile since you cleaned your room, you probably won’t have to look too hard), and to boldly go where no Cardboard Superhero has gone before.

Engage in this week’s edition of Cardboard Superheroes and learn how to make the one and only Starship Enterprise.

“Make it so” and post your finished works of art with the @comicconmuseum and @cardboardsuperheroes 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 #10 Available Now!

Comic-Con Museum Presents Fun Book Number 10
Comic-Con Museum@Home Fun Book #10 Available Now!

To celebrate our 10th Comic-Con Museum@Home Fun Book, this week’s cover and pages feature illustrations courtesy of painter, designer, and illustrator Shag! You may recognize Shag’s unique mid-century style—he was the Museum’s very first featured artist, in 2019! Have fun coloring pages provided by The Shag Store, a groovy maze, a connect-the-dots, and a drawing prompt that puts you in a Shag illustration. Plus, get the answers to last week’s puzzles.

Then, check back on Tuesday, July 22, for the first of our daily Museum@Home Special Edition Fun Books during Comic-Con@Home! Get glimpses of what’s to come by following our social media platforms (@comicconmuseum).

Click here to download Fun Book #10!