Rick Sebak at The Toonseum on Saturday



The beloved local filmmaker of Things That Aren’t There Anymore visits the Downtown venue to mark his latest for WQED TV, 25 Things I Like About Pittsburgh.

Sebak will be hawking signed DVDs of the special, which highlights not his 25 favorite things about our town … just 25 that make him glad to be here. As described in an essay about Sebak by CP’s Chris Potter, the list includes quirky stuff like retaining walls and Pittsburgh Seltzer Company, and some more serious things, too, like a neighborhood anti-violence initiative.

At the Dec. 22, event, the Toonseum will also offer a special limited-edition print featuring Sebak as drawn by Post-Gazette political cartoonist Rob Rogers.

Sebak, a native of Bethel Park, has been at QED since 1987. He’s produced more than 50 specials about topics local and national, from Fred Rogers to farmers’ markets, hot dogs and cemeteries. He's earned ten regional Emmys.

The Toonseum event runs from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The museum of cartoon art is located at 945 Liberty Ave. Admission is $5 for anyone over age 13. Children ages 6-12 are $1, and younger kids are admitted free.

Advance tickets and items can be pre-purchased at http://sebak.eventbrite.com.

Add a comment