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Melega Art Museum Shop: Antonio PetruccelliPetruccelli_LE.html
Fans of Antonio Petruccelli from around the world will now have a chance to own a limited edition of some of the artist’s most engaging artworks. Six different illustrations from the exhibit “Antonio Petruccelli: Master Illustrator” have been chosen. Limited editions are now available for sale at the Frank L. Melega Art Museum sales gallery and here online at the museum’s website. All editions are limited to fifty plus five artist’s proofs and printed with the giclee process on archival paper. Click on the images below for more information.Petruccelli_LE.html
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Weekdays:  10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Sunday:  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Artwork Review - Cartooning Demonstrations

Don Simpson’s Portfolio Saturday

December 6, 1 - 4 PM

Free to aspiring cartoonists. Participants must pre-register.

“A free cartooning event “Don Simpson’s Portfolio Saturday” will be held at the Frank L. Melega Art Museum, Brownsville, Saturday, December 6, 1 - 4 PM.  The event marks the 30th Anniversary of the release of Simpson’s comic book classic Megaton Man #1. Aspiring cartoonists may bring a sketchbook and/or up to 6 pieces of art for review by the artist. Don will also demonstrate cartooning technique, including penciling, inking and lettering. This event is free but attendees are advised to pre-register with the museum by calling 724-785-9331 or by emailing director@melegaartmuseum.org, as time and number of portfolio reviews will be limited.

Cartoonist Don Simpson burst on the scene in the Orwellian year of 1984, at the height of Reagan’s arms race, neutron bombs, “Minute-Man” missiles, and “dense-pack” multiple-warheads packing twenty megatons (millions of tons of TNT) of explosive force each. Simpson’s hilarious satire was an immediate hit for underground publisher Kitchen Sink Press, and was at the forefront of an Independent Cartooning Renaissance that included the Hernandez Brothers’ Love and Rockets, Scott McCloud’s Zot!, and Art Spiegelman’s Maus

The current exhibition at the Melega, Donald Simpson - Megaton Man: Rebirth@Half-Life, ends December 14, 2014. Examples from Dr. Simpson’s 30 years of cartooning are on display, including rarely-seen early original art plus works-in-progress from his forthcoming graphic novel, Megaton Man: Return to Megatropolis, slated for 2015. Preliminary sketches, figure studies, and more, will be included. Some of the artist’s personal collection of original comic book artwork by his influences, including Jack Kirby, Wally Wood, and John Romita Sr., are showcased.

Visitors of all ages will gain insight into how comics are created. Examples of the different stages an artwork goes through from the initial sketch to the finished inked drawing are part of the exhibition. The museum is free to the public, including free parking.  

                                               More info and artworks on the Exhibitions page, click here.