Jun 212015
 

IN THE YEAR 199X: A 90’S ANIME TRIBUTE SHOW 90+ Artists Celebrating a Decade of Anime

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — Calling all Anime fans! IN THE YEAR 199X is a celebration of Japanese animation in the 1990’s. The gallery event takes place at Meltdown Comics the weekend of Anime Expo® as more than 90 artists unveil works in celebration of their all-time favorite anime influences.

When: July 3rd from 7 to 11 PM

Where: Meltdown Comics 7522 Sunset Blvd. LA, Calif. 90046

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/103373916665573/

“Kids who grew up in the 90’s know it as the decade where anime found its crossover appeal in the West,” explains curators Zoë Moss & Jacob Strick. “It might have been on Toonami or on a bootleg VHS, but you were watching shows like Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon and Cowboy Bebop — not to mention some classic cinema like Ghost in the Shell, Perfect Blue and Princess Mononoke.”

IN THE YEAR 199X was created as a way for artists to pay tribute to the movies and shows that had a seminal impact on their own artistic growth. At the free art opening there will be a live DJ set by Tita Mosura, free food and drinks and an interactive photobooth.

“Whether you prefer dubs or subs – or Digimon to Pokémon – prepare yourself for the most animetastic tribute to 90’s Japanese cartoons!”

ABOUT THE CURATORS: Artists Zoë Moss & Jacob Strick have been collaborating for more than 10 years on everything from graphic novels to animated shorts. Their comedy gag webcomic Pizza Day Comics updates weekly (http://www.pizzadaycomics.com).

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Jun 072015
 

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Calling all Anime fans! IN THE YEAR 199X is a celebration of Japanese animation in the 1990’s, curated by your favorite senpais Zoë Moss & Jacob Strick. Join us as we unveil the works of over 90 artists in celebration of their all-time favorite anime influences.

Kids who grew up in the 90’s know it as the decade where anime found its crossover appeal in the West. It might have been on Toonami or on a bootleg VHS, but you were watching shows like Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon and Cowboy Bebop — not to mention some classic cinema like Ghost in the Shell, Perfect Blue and Princess Mononoke. Whether you prefer dubs or subs – or Digimon to Pokémon – prepare yourself for the most animetastic tribute to 90’s Japanese cartoons!

What: Opening party featuring food, music, 90’s anime nostalgia & fun!
When: July 3rd, 2015 from 7 to 11 PM
Where: Meltdown Comics inside Nerdist Showroom
7522 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90046 (map)

May 282015
 

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Professional toy designer Ryan Whearty has come up with several cool 3D designs featuring the Meltdown Comics mascot, which was designed by cartoonist Daniel Clowes. To celebrate the Daniel Clowes book launch event at Meltdown in Los Angeles on June 5th, the store is inviting owners of 3D printers to bring their machines to the store and participate in a group toy-printing session.

Daniel Clowes at Meltdown Comics

 

If you’d like to participate, send email to meltdown3d@gmail.com.

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May 182015
 

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Join us for the next Melt-thology Comix Jam at Meltdown Comics & Collectibles on MAY 19TH, 2015! We’ll be drawing Issue #9, and Issue #8 contributors will be able to pick up their copies and artwork!

How it works:

Show up at the Melt at 7:00 and draw a page of whatever you want.* At the end of the night we’ll collect all the art (and $3 for printing costs). When you come to the next month’s comix jam you’ll get a complete zine with everyone’s contributions inside!

Got a great idea for the cover? Whoever calls it first gets it. (DM me on Instagram at @melt_thology or shoot me a message on FB.)

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.

If you want extra copies of Melt-thology, you can toss in another $3 per zine and we’ll print ’em up for you.

Tips for a successful comix jam:

We draw from 7:00pm till close (9:30-10:00pm), so if that’s not going to be enough time to finish your page, you can start your pencils/sketches/thumbnails/whatever at home, then finish the page at the store. But if you walk in with a finished piece, hand in two bucks, then walk out, it kind of defeats the purpose of a social artist jam.

Art is scanned in with a basic 8.5×11 scanner, and is only adjusted for contrast. Erase your pencil lines if you don’t want them to show up. Alternately, pages drawn with very light pencil won’t scan as well as darker pencil/ink.

Art will be printed at 4.25 x 5.5, so consider keeping your layout to roughly that proportion if you don’t want a lot of white space at the top and bottom of your art.

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

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