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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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!

Comic-Con Museum Presents: Bond ... James Bond

Comic-Con Museum Presents: Bond ... James Bond

THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2020

Comic-Con Museum Presents: Bond ... James Bond

James Bond has been a cultural phenomenon for over 50 years, since the release of the first 007 film, Dr. No, back in 1962. Six actors have portrayed the legendary not-so-gentle-man spy over the years. Join us for an hour-long discussion with Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross, the authors of the new book, Nobody Does It Better: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of James Bond as they talk with Museum Curatorial Director Gary Sassaman about the incredible history of one of filmdom’s most popular franchises. With the release of the 25th official James Bond movie, No Time to Die, pushed back until November, now is the perfect time to learn the history of 007!

Click here to watch Bond ... James Bond!

Cardboard Superheroes Video Tutorial #3: R2D2!

Comic-Con Museum Presents Cardboard Superheroes Video Tutorial #3: R2D2
Cardboard Superheroes Video Tutorial #3: R2D2!

Beep boop bop. Bop boop bop beep. Boop boop boop bop. Beep beep bop boop. Beep boop beep bop beep boop bop bop. Bop bop beep bop bop bop beep.

Don’t speak droid? Let us translate.

We could all use a helping “hand” these days. Who better to do so than R2D2? Tune-in for this week’s edition of Cardboard Superheroes and learn how to make the droid we’ve all been looking for.

Post your finished works of art and tag @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 #9 Available Now!

Comic-Con Museum Presents Fun Book Number 9
Comic-Con Museum@Home Fun Book #9 Available Now!

The latest Comic-Con Museum Fun Book is here! This week, we’re gearing up for the upcoming virtual PAWmicon with animal superheroes! Enjoy two coloring pages featuring animal superheroes, and then turn your own furry (or feathered) friend into a hero. You can even create your own short comic about animal adventures. Plus, check the answers to last week’s puzzle.

Click here to download Fun Book #9!

 

Cardboard Superheroes Video Tutorial #2: Thor's Hammer!

Comic-Con Museum@Home Presents Cardboard Superheroes

THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2020

Cardboard Superheroes Video Tutorial #2: Thor's Hammer!

Ever wanted to know what it feels like to wield the power of Mjolnir? Now you can with this week’s installment of Mini Cardboard Superheroes! Connor and Bauer will walk us through how to make our very own Thor’s Hammer (lightning not included).

Join the ranks of Earth’s most worthy superheroes and download the Mjolnir materials today!

Post your finished works of art and tag @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 #8

Comic-Con Museum@Home Fun Book #8
Comic-Con Museum@Home Fun Book #8

June 16 is regarded as Captain Picard Day and so we’ve honored the good captain in Fun Book 8! Brew some Earl Grey tea (Hot!) and go full impulse on Fun Book activities like a color-by- number sheet using the Captain Picard Day stardate, a cut-and-connect Captain Picard paper doll, and a “Captain Picard Day” banner you can hang up at home. As always, answers to last week's Fun Book are included, and don’t forget to send your finished creations to museumops@comic-con.org.

Click here to download Fun Book #8!

Cardboard Superheroes Video Tutorial #1: Wall-E!

Wall-E Cardboard Superhero

THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2020

Cardboard Superheroes Video Tutorial #1: Wall-E!

You saw them at December Nights. You watched them during WonderCon@Home. And now, back by popular demand with all new “how-tos” are the Cardboard Superheroes! Each week throughout the summer, Connor and Bauer Lee (co-founders) will lead us through a video tutorial on how to make miniature models of some of our favorite pop culture icons using typical household items.

Updated each Thursday here on the Comic-Con Museum@Home page, fellow makers will find instructions for building that week’s superhero along with a free printable template and tutorial video.

Join us this week as we create our first mini-model... Wall-E!

We encourage you to post your finished works of art and tag @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 #7 Available Now!

Comic-Con Museum@Home Fun Book #7
Comic-Con Museum@Home Fun Book #7 Available Now!

The Comic-Con Museum@Home Fun Book is back for round seven, and this time we’re celebrating Pride Month! June has been LGBT Pride Month for over 25 years, and this week’s Fun Book includes puzzles and games featuring LGBT creators, as well as inking and coloring pages reflecting pride and allyship. Plus, check your answers to last week’s puzzles!

Click here to download Comic-Con Museum@Home Fun Book #7!

Comic-Con Museum@Home Fun Book #6 Available Now!

Comic-Con Museum@Home Fun Book #6

THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2020

Comic-Con Museum@Home Fun Book #6 Available Now!

The fun continues with round six of the Comic-Con Museum@Home Fun Book!  This week we are celebrating the 45th anniversary of Marvel superheroine Storm.  Plus, have a hoot as Katie Cook teaches you to draw an owl!  Check out all of this week’s puzzles, games, and tutorials, and of course the answers to last week’s puzzles.

Click here to download Museum@Home Fun Book #6!

Comic-Con Museum@Home Fun Book #5 Available Now!

Comic-Con Museum@Home Fun Book #5

THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2020

Comic-Con Museum@Home Fun Book #5 Available Now!

It’s another round of the Comic-Con Museum Fun Book, and this time it’s a special Sherlock Holmes Edition! We’re celebrating Sherlock Holmes Day and creator Arthur Conan Doyle’s 161st  birthday this Friday, May 22 by testing your powers of observation with a hidden object search, Anagram challenge, not to mention a new drawing tutorial from Katie Cook! And check out the answers to last week’s puzzles!

Click here to download Comic-Con Museum@Home Fun Book #5!