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Address: 655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone Number: +1 415-227-8666
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

This museum for comic-book lovers is in the San Francisco Museum of Modern...

This museum for comic-book lovers is in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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Comic art, moving soon

A small museum showcasing a few artists. Jeff Brown's Darth Vader and Friends exhibit was very cute. Savage Dragon by Erik Larson was also a nice spread with great splash pages... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 8, 2015
Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

After having walked for half an hour in rain☹️☹️🌧🌧🌧 and finally found out that the museum does NOT excist any longer Tripadvisor got in bad standing😉 Please remove the museum from your list.

11 Thank Viking18
Frisco, Texas US
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2015

My husband's one request for his birthday was to visit this museum during our San Francisco trip. It turned out to be a great visit. I really enjoyed the historical perspective as well as the Darth Vader and friends exhibit. Plus - some cool props from the Avengers movies. Sadly - they closed in September while they find a new... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2015

A small museum showcasing a few artists. Jeff Brown's Darth Vader and Friends exhibit was very cute. Savage Dragon by Erik Larson was also a nice spread with great splash pages. It is a great way to get up close to some fantastic comic pieces. There are some historical items in there as well. They are putting things in storage... More 

Thank Lychordia
Luton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

The museum was quite interesting but very small - not sure it was worth $8 each but was a good experience and was something to do whilst visiting San Francisco. As an art teacher - I found it quite useful to see how artists develop their ideas from paper to digital animation as this is something that may help me... More 

Thank katiefirmin
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2015

Perhaps it depends on what is being exhibited. On my visit there was a fun display of the artwork used for a few funny kids books about Darth Vader and his kids. There was also a good overview of the history of the cartoon. Both kids and adults will enjoy a visit.

Thank Ryewit
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is my only negative review of many reviews from a SF visit. This museum is small. We wanted to see one of the two special exhibits. Even with the special exhibit and regular exhibits, we didn't spend an entire hour here. There are examples of many cartoons, but only one example and then with no additional detail about it... More 

2 Thank JenninMD
Jersey City / New York City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2015

It is located downtown San Francisco. Amazing collection and fun! It's medium sized and they have an AVENGERS collection at the back... super awesome surprise! Their store is superb. You can drop $50 easy... great selections!

Thank neilfernando
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2015

I took my team to visit the museum as a fun little distraction from work as we work next door. I wouldn't describe any of us as cartoon enthusiasts, but we all enjoyed our visit. It was interesting to see how cartoons evolved across the decades, and it opened up ours eyes to the artistry involved in this genre. It... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

If you're in to comics or cartoons stop by. It's a small collection but admission is cheap. You can view the collection fairly quickly if you want or take your time.

Thank USCKaboom
Ashland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2015

I love the cartoon drawings and videos there. Their exhibition covers a large number of different cartoons and it's very enjoyable to look through these.

Thank kuojoseph

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