Let out your inner child and celebrate your favorite Saturday morning childhood memories!  Meet Caroll Spinney (Oscar the Grouch, Big Bird). Experience auction items including a trip to San Francisco/Santa Rosa to visit the Charles M. Shultz Museum, the Cartoon Art Museum and the Disney Museum.  Learn to draw, juggle and more. Enjoy Saturday morning foods.  Live music by the Whips and much much more!

The evening will kick off with a special VIP reception featuring a conversation with Caroll Spinney. Caroll is best known for his portrayals of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street. Caroll is also a talented cartoonist, painter and illustrator. Attendees of the VIP reception will receive a signed print from Caroll, along with a ToonSeum Membership.

After the VIP reception, the ToonSeum kicks open the doors for KA-BLAM! III: The Return of Saturday Morning. This year’s blast is a celebration of cartoons, comics and everything else that made our mornings special. With cartoons, hands-on activities, food, wine, beer, Martoonis, entertainment and much more, the event is a great chance for grown-ups to let their inner child out to play and party.

The annual fundraiser benefits the ToonSeum, Pittsburgh’s Museum of Cartoon Art. The ToonSeum, located in Downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, is one of only three museums in the nation dedicated to the comic and cartoon arts.

KA-BLAM: The Return of Saturday Mornings! takes place on Saturday, November 6th, 2010, at the Trust Education Center located at 805/807 Liberty Avenue, downtown Pittsburgh. The VIP Reception with Caroll Spinney begins at 6:30pm, followed by the general admission event from 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm.


  • VIP Tickets are $100 each, or $150 per couple. VIP admission includes a signed limited edition print and one-year ToonSeum membership.
  • General Admission event tickets are $50 per person.
  • General Admission event tickets for student are $25 per person. (Must show valid student ID.)
  • General Admission tickets at the door are $60 per person for adults and $35 per person for students.

Tickets may be purchased online at ka-blam.org or in person at the ToonSeum.