Nov 142014
 

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STINCKERS PARTY! An exhibit of over 60 uncut sticker sheets designed by today’s best cartoonists, including the ALL-NEW 15 artist collaboration: FACEGASM!

DECEMBER 05, 2014. 7:30 – 10PM in the Meltdown Gallery, Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics: 7522 Sunset Blvd., L.A., CA 90046

Screen-printed by hand since 2007, Stinckers stickers have improved lives all over the country and around the world! Contributing artists include founders Mats Stromberg, Steven Weissman and a LOT of their friends! Friends like; Johnny Ryan, Pacolli, Box Brown, Craoman, Mark Todd, Esther Pearl Watson, Benjamin Marra, Jeremy Eaton, Matt Furie, Makkinoso, Alex Schubert, Andrew Goldfarb, Michael Slack, Patrick Kyle, Michael DeForge, Abe Lincoln Jr., Jeff Roysdon, Joven Kerekes, Jordan Crane, Sophia Foster-Dimino, Roman Muradov, Andy Ristaino, Malachi Ward, Ted May, Sammy Harkham, S. Britt, Kent Myers, Scummo, Ryan Cecil Smith, Philippa Rice, Domitille Collardey, David King and Sam Alden.

Every Stincker Ever will be on display, along with selected samples of original art. Contributing artists will be in attendance.

Meltdown Gallery
Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl.
Los Angeles, Calif. 90046 (map)

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Nov 142014
 

MELTDOWNCOUPONFamous Monsters of Filmland is giving Meltdown patrons some love. 15%OFF EVERYTHING over at www.captainco.com. Enter Coupon Code: MELTDOWNLOVE <- ALL CAPS!!! Coupon valid NOW! thru November 30th,2014.

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Captain Company is the official store for Famous Monsters of Filmland. Stop by to get all the ghoulishly good Famous Monsters of Filmland magazines (current and back issues), posters, t-shirts, hats, collectibles, classic genre goods,and more. . .

THANK YOU FMoF!

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Nov 132014
 

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Meltdown Comics and Boing Boing Present: Hip Hop Family Tree Signing with Ed Piskor and Q&A with Mark Frauenfelder of Boing Boing.

via: Fantagraphics.com
Tuesday in LA, the place to be is at Meltdown Comics. Pittsburgh-based cartoonist Ed Piskor has pop and locked, Heavy D Shaked and prepped his way over to come out and give you one hell of a party along with the crew at Meltdown. A special guest DJ will be spinning the vintage hits from 4-6pm and at 5pm in the NerdMelt Showroom you’ll find Boing Boing founder’s Mark Frauenfelder in conversation with Piskor about the Hip Hop Family Tree series, his Rob Leifeld mini-comic and much much more.

Tuesday, November 18th, 3-6pm
Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl.
Los Angeles, Calif. 90046 (map)

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Nov 102014
 

BLACK_DYNAMITE_04_posterBLACK DYNAMITE and his crew are going to do what they got to do!
Join us THIS COMING WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, at 7PM for a signing event that will be badder than Shaft, Superfly and The Mack!

Ars Nova, IDW and Meltdown Comics present BLACK DYNAMITE Issue #4 

ADDED BONUS! The first 100 people to purchase issue #4 will receive a limited edition Black Dynamite poster with artwork from Studio Trigger’s Hiroyuki Imaishi!

Be there or be a square bear, can you dig it?

Get your comic and poster signed by Michael Jai White (“Black Dynamite”, Writer, Black Dynamite; Writer/Performer, Black Dynamite Animated Series), Carl Jones (Executive Producer, Writer, Black Dynamite Animated Series), Byron Minns (“Bullhorn”, Writer, Black Dynamite; Writer/Performer, Black Dynamite Animated Series), and Brian Ash (Black Dynamite Comic Writer, Co-Executive Producer, Black Dynamite Animated Series). 

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, Calif. 90046

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Nov 052014
 

November 9th  come to Meltdown Comics for an afternoon
with French and American comics.

vis-a-vis1flyer_final-1_1-19081Come meet the creators of the best of today’s graphic novels in LA and France for discussions on their art and the vitality of the international comics scene.

The authors’ books will be available for purchase from Stuart Ng Books, the largest importer of bande dessinée in the U.S.

FREE EVENT

TOPICS DISCUSSED WILL INCLUDE

- Comics in Hollywood: French-American exchanges today
- Looking for new contents: comics on the big and the small screens
- Adaptation and translation: the challenges of transcultural adaptations
- Books in motion: graphic novels in animation.

When? November 9th at 2pm
Where? Meltdown Comics (MAP)
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Oct 292014
 

PD-signing-FNL-smlWednesday, November 5th at 7PM, Michael Stock, Sina Grace and Hope Larson sign Penny Dora and The Wishing Box. Come down to Meltdown, get stuff signed and chit chat with this awesome team.

Penny Dora and The Wishing Box Signing
with Michael Stock, Sina Grace and Hope Larson
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl.
Los Angeles, Calif 90046 (map)

Image Comics’ PENNY DORA & THE WISHING BOX – Once upon a time, “Part Time Punks” DJ and writer Michael Stock and artist Sina Grace (BURN THE ORPHANAGE, LI’L DEPRESSED BOY) conjured up a story about the ever-curious Penny Dora and the unexpected gift that arrives on her doorstep in PENNY DORA & THE WISHING BOX. This new fantasy adventure series will begin in November from Image Comics with a special 28-page first issue.

One day, a young girl named Penny Dora discovers a mysterious box on her front doorstep. It is a magic box with the power to grant wishes…but what she’s about to unwrap is the darker and creepier meaning behind the old adage, “be careful what you wish for.”

Stock cited his daughter for first inspiring him to write about Penny Dora’s adventures. “Penny Dora is actually based on a story my daughter Nico wrote when she was 8 years old for her school paper. The first issue is basically an expansion of her original story. S

ince then the story has grown through talks we had in the car on the way to school in the mornings via a playful papa/daughter back and forth game of ‘what if.’ The cat in the book, Iggy, is based on our cat (also named Iggy, and also a great lover of ham).”

Grace added: “The minute I read Michael’s scripts for the series, I was absolutely enchanted by Penny Dora and her world. It’s been a dream to breathe life into the adventures of fantastic and charming characters. I can’t wait for the world to see!”

PENNY DORA & THE WISHING BOX is an whimsical retelling of the Pandora myth and an all-ages fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline and Ted Naifeh’s Courtney Crumrin. Eisner Award winning cartoonist Hope Larson (A Wrinkle In Time, Mercury) provides the alternate cover for the 1st issue and lettering for the series.

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Oct 132014
 

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Melt-thology is a monthly comix jam at Meltdown!

How it works:

• Show up at the Meltdown at 7:00 and draw a page of whatever you want.* At the end of the night we’ll collect all the art (and $2 for printing costs). When you come to the next month’s comix jam you’ll get a complete zine with everyone’s contributions inside!

• There is NO set theme and ALL skill levels are welcome!

• All of your original art will be returned to you along with your copy of the zine at next month’s meeting.

• Everyone who turns in art and $2 will have a copy waiting for them the next time they can make it out.

*Want to do a one-page self-contained strip? Awesome! One page of a longer, serialized story? Fantastic! A stand-alone illustration? Excelsior!

(Melt-thology is inspired by the monthly Dune Comix Jam at Cafe Racer in Seattle WA, organized by Max Clotfelter. Check out his work at maxclotfelter.blogspot.com)

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Sep 262014
 

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Eat More Art Out Productions is bringing back the seventies and honoring one of the greatest sitcom series of all time with their first group art show, “Come and Knock On Our Door: A Tribute to John Ritter”.

October 17th, 2014 – 7 pm
Meltdown Gallery inside Nerdist Showroom, Hollywood, Calif.

Former roller derby girls Jane Dope, Sleazy Bake Oven and Hussy Whipped are trading their scuffed up skates and stinky safety gear for artist wrangling and gallery receptions as they host their first, of hopefully very very many, themed group art shows that might more accurately be described as art parties. Their plan to dish up a healthy serving of quality art in a low pressure, highly themed atmosphere is a foolproof recipe for an unforgettable event. “We want art to be fun and inviting, even if you think you know nothing about it. Our motto: Grab a beer and tell your inner critic to relax. It’s just art!”

Jane Dope is the founder of Angel City Derby Girls’ annual silent auction fundraiser Eat Your Art Out. In recent years, the trio has teamed up with Angel City Derby Girls and Titmouse animation studios to bring this Los Angeles art scene staple to unprecedented success. Now these ladies for ready for year ‘round curating! Art parties for all!!

For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/eatmoreartout, www.facebook.com/events/1455932761347195

Follow Eat More Art Out http://instagram.com/eatmoreartout

What: Eat More Art Out Productions Presents:
Come and Knock On Our Door: A Tribute to John Ritter. Artists include: Dave Macdowell, Jim Mahfood, Mike Huddleston, Yelley and many more. Music, food-truck, open bar, treats, photo- ops. Original artwork and limited edition prints for sale!

When: October 17, 2014 from 7p-11pm

Where: Meltdown Gallery inside Nerdist Showroom,
7522 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, Calif. 90046 (map)

Additional info: www.facebook.com/events/1455932761347195

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Sep 262014
 

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“I believe that Tabletop Gaming is exercise for Storytelling, in all of its forms.” – Satine Phoenix

CCDD is an Annual Charity event where Celebrities & their fans raise money by Playing Dungeons and Dragons at Meltdown Comics – LIVE STREAMED in the Nerdist Theater so YOU can donate from home!

Keith Baker (creator of Eberron) has custom designed a 2 hour game for this special event. Both he and Matthew Mercer (Voice actor – Attack on Titan/Thundercats) will be taking turns Dungeon Mastering 4 tables of 5 players over an 8 hour period. We will be STREAMING this event LIVE to raise money for the charity: Reach Out and Read.

Since our first game in 2010 we’ve raised over $3000 for RoRLosAngeles.org

We are members of the Tabletop Gaming community who want to show our support for Dungeons and Dragons and Future Gamers of the world. Help us Help Children by giving them the boost they need and showing kids that reading can lead to amazingly fun things… like playing!

What Is Reach Out and Read?

Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based nonprofit organization that promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud.

Reach Out and Read builds on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers to develop critical early reading skills in children, beginning at 6 months of age. The 3.8 million families served annually by “Reach Out and Read” read together more often, their children enter kindergarten with larger vocabularies, with stronger language skills, and better prepared to succeed.

Pediatric healthcare providers (including pediatricians, family physicians, and pediatric nurse practitioners) are trained in the three-part Reach Out and Read model to promote early literacy and school readiness. Read More: RoRLosAngeles.org

If you come to Meltdown, you will not be able to watch the event as it is in a closed set. Watch alone or throw a viewing party. Just don’t forget to donate!!! You will only be able to receive a Viewing Password after you Donate to the Cause!

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The Players

 

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Sep 222014
 

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An art collective showcasing the works of several artists, illustrators, and designers in the realm of underground metal.
Featuring art from:
Mark Riddick 
Manuel Tinnemans 
Christophe Szpajdel 
Daniel Corcuera
David S. Herrerias
Jeremy Hannigan
Ariella Vaystukh
Katie Jo Fleck

 

Meltdown Gallery at NerdMelt Showroom inside Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl. LA, Calif. 90046 (map)
Opening reception: October 3rd, 2014 7pm
Exhibition runs October 3rd – October 9th
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