Comic-Con Museum Premieres Ernest Hemingway-Inspired Exhibit

| October 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

Balboa Park’s Comic-Con Museum announced that it is expanding its programming with a new exhibit, interactive arts workshops, and participation in Kids Free October.

“Our goal at the Comic-Con Museum is to get everyone involved at the museum no matter your age or interests. Through our Makerspace workshops and Kids Free San Diego promotion in October, we want visitors to leave with a newfound love for comics and the popular arts,” said Executive Director Rita Vandergaw.

Now open, the Hemingway in Comics exhibit explores what it means to be an icon, and how that image can change over time. Written by Robert K. Elder, the book “Hemingway in Comics” celebrates more than 120 appearances of the famed American author Ernest Hemingway in comics from 18 countries, including the U.S., Mexico, Netherlands, and Latvia. Now on display on the museum’s upper level, the exhibit includes 40 works of art from artists, including  Chris Ware, Colleen Doran, Cliff Chiang, Steve Rolston, Ryan Inzana, Gabo, Norwegian artist Jason, and many others.

The Comic-Con Museum hosts a variety of hands-on Makerspace workshops to encourage fandom-based creatives of all ages to explore, design, experiment, and build in its Cox Innovation Lab.

The Comic-Con Museum joins 40 arts and culture organizations in San Diego County during the entire month of October for Kids Free San Diego. In cooperation with the San Diego Tourism Authority, First 5, and the San Diego Museum Council, the Comic-Con Museum is offering one child under the age of 12 free admission with an adult purchase throughout October. The Comic-Con Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with the last entry at 4 p.m. Tickets to the exhibit can be purchased in advance at

Now on display on the museum’s upper level, the exhibit includes 40 works of art.


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