Official Press Release
Watch drawings come to life, and learn how to create your own, as Joe Wos presents his original blend of storytelling and live cartoon illustration, an unforgettable and entertaining experience that children and adults of all ages will enjoy. Wos will perform his stories at the Cartoon Art Museum on Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 1:00pm and 3:00pm followed by a signing of copies of his instructional DVD, How to Toon (available in the Cartoon Art Museum bookstore). Performance is included with the cost of admission.
Wos will also be performing at the Charles M. Schulz Museum as part of his travels. Please visit www.schulzmuseum.org for details.
With prods from the audience, children and adults alike, Wos weaves both original tales and re-tells the classics. The stories, a combination of performance, literary and visual art, are renditions of folk tales and fairy tales with a twist.
"I never know what's going to spawn an idea for a story," says Wos. Joe Wos is the current Executive Director of Toonseum at the Children's Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has been telling stories while drawing them since 1991. Wos has performed across the United States, including New York, St. Louis, Atlanta, New Orleans and now is returning to San Francisco, with further stops including the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa.
How to Toon, Wos' instructional DVD, was filmed at the Charles M. Schulz Museum and has a special introduction by Jean Schulz. A step-by-step process using imagination exercises, stories and drawing instructions, Wos not only teaches how to draw, but how to create a story.
Joe Wos is a freelance cartoonist and storyteller from Pittsburgh, PA, who has been sharing his talents with audiences across the nation for the past 10 years. He founded and is the current Executive Director of Toonseum at the Children's Museum in Pittsburgh, PA. For more information on Wos and his performances, check out his website at www.onceuponatoon.com.
The duration of each performance is approximately 20 minutes. Bring your own ideas and imagination to the event and help take part in Wos's creative storytelling process.