Hey all, we’ve got a bunch of stuff going on all day long. From Shia Labeouf signing at 10 am, Devastators take overFree Indie Comic Book Day, plus Sales! 20% off all TPB’s, Back Issues by the Pound!, and back by popular deman ” Let’s Make a Deal on Statues”,Super secret Jim Mahfood FCBD 2013 Commemorative T-shirtprinted on-demand only. And if you’re worried there won’t be any tunes to bop your head to while at Meltdown, fear not DJ OLD BOY will be spinning tunes throughout the day. Fun times begin at 10am! See you here!!! Free Comic Book Day is Saturday May 4th, 2013 Meltdown Comics opens at 10am 7522 Sunset Blvd. LA, CALIF 90046 (map)
MOUCHE GALLERY AND THE CRESCENT HOTEL IN BEVERLY HILLS PRESENTS THE WORLD OF ROGER BALLEN/DIE ANTWOORD WITH THE “I FINK U FREEKY” INSTALLATION
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OPENING RECEPTION WITH ROGER BALLEN: APRIL 26, 2013 7-9pm BY INVITE ONLY, THIS IS A PRIVATE EVENT MORENO BHLV CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION: 7-9pm PELIGROSO TEQUILA TASTING: 7-9pm
EXHIBITION INSTALLATION : (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC) APRIL 27 – May 10
Beverly Hills, April 2013
Keiko Noah Maestro at Mouche Gallery along with Michael Florian, creative director of Mouche Gallery, invite you to get sucked into the vortex of the award winning viral video sensation “I Fink U Freeky” world of Roger Ballen and Die Antwoord at Mouche Gallery. Installation opens on April 26, 2013 during theParis Photo LA 2013. The primitive, provocative paintings and drawings at the core of the composition of these exquisite photographs pose center stage and take on a life of their own at this installation at Mouche Gallery.
MASTERS OF REALITY - “If someone punches you in the face fokken hard, it makes you stop thinking about everything except, ‘What the fok just happened?’” – ¥o-landi (Die Antwoord) “Suddenly we stopped liking all the music and art we had made up till this point and decided to throw it all away. This new dark comic book world was the fokken answer! We wanted to move into this world and leave our old reality behind. This new world was so alien but also so strangely familiar. So mysterious comforting and exciting.“ – A letter from Die Antwoord, to Roger Ballen.
Ballen is one of the most important photographers of his generation. Over the past thirty years hisdistinctive style of photography has evolved using a simple square format in stark and beautiful black and white. Ballen has long approached unexpected realities with an unflinching and empathetic style, using dark imagery and taking a psychological approach to his craft. Ballen considers black and white photography as a minimalist art form, which provides an abstract way to interpret and transform what one may refer to as reality or disturbing psychodramas.
Roger BALLEN’s photographs have been shown in, and collected by some of the most prestigious institutions including the Tate, Smithsonian, Centre Georges Pompidou, Victoria & Albert Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Creative Director at Mouche, Michael Florian will be helping Keiko transform the gallery to create a very special welcome for Roger Ballen, and Ballen/Die Antwoord Collectors. Florian brings years of experience, having worked with some of the world’s most prominent photographers including, Pierre and Gilles, Mario Testino, Ellen Von Unverth, David LaChappelle, to name a few.
About Mouche Gallery
“The Aritist is the Muse at Mouche! The artist is our inspiration,” says Maestro (Owner) Keiko Noah. Keiko conducts the gallery as a space for creativity & collaboration for inspiring minds to launch, celebrate and embrace art in its ever expanding form. It always starts with the vision, the artist, the eye behind the lens and brush. Discovering the eyes, voids, voice of the artist, has taken the gallery on a magical adventure with every exhibition. This is at the core of Mouche Culture. Vive la Mouche!
About Die Antwoord
This high energy, rave rap outfit from South Africa caused the Internet to explode when, “I Fink You Freeky” and “Zef Side” hit YouTube and spread like tuberculosis, with over 26 Million Views each. Thevirus analogies can’t stop there, as everything about Die Antwoord is totally infectious, be it the music, the tattoos, the hair, the Zef style, or theAfrikaans slang. Given that Die Antwoord translates from Afrikaans to the Answer, it begs one to ask: What’s the question? Probably something along the lines of, “Are these two for fokken real?
Meltdown Comics and Satine Phoenix Bring you a Gallery opening of EPIC Proportions!
This Friday Feast your eyes on Artwork from over 20 artists whose talents focus on the Fantastical, Medieval, Ancient and Mythical. Inspired by Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Skyrim, Dungeons and Dragons, Elves, Dwarves, Warriors, Princesses, etc.
7pm – 8pm – Drawing Corner: 1 hour Life Drawing session with Model Liz Katz Cosplaying “Time of the Faeries”
Meltdown University Presents: The Network – Animation
Hi — Jim Higgins, Meltdown University’s Program Director here to tell you about the latest event from Meltdown University: The Network. Our subject this time is Animation!
After our last successful workshop and day of networking about comics, I wanted to continue the idea of having an afternoon where aspiring and beginning artists and writers can learn some of the basics of a creative business. This time the focus is Animation. You’ll learn what kind of jobs there are, what kind of skills the work entails (some you can learn right here at Melt U!), and how you actually apply and get into the Animation industry. Like the comics biz, it’s not easy but we’ll give you as much info as we can to help you give it a shot.
The day will consist of talks, an interview with a jack-of-all-trades animator, activities to help attendees focus their ideas about what they want to do in animation, all ending with free time to socialize, chat, network and make connections, or just talk animation and comics with like-minded humans. Here’s the schedule:
Introduction I’ll start the day with a brief overview of the animation business, some history, and a description of some of the jobs and studios.
An Interview with Kyle Carrozza
I’ll talk on stage with cartoonist and animator Kyle Carrozza. Kyle is known for his web comic, Dumm Comics’ Frog Raccoon Strawberry and his Nicktoons cartoon pilot, MooBeard the Cow Pirate. He’s provided storyboards for Fanboy & Chum Chum and Disney’s Fish Hooks. He’s known in entirely different circles for the odd songs he records as TV’s Kyle and as half of the nerdcore duo Scooter Picnic.
Meet, Workshop, Charge Up Your Brain
You’ll spend an hour and a half taking some of what you’ve learned and as well your own ideas and engaging in workshop activities designed to focus your ideas, generate new ones, and to help you make decisions about what you might do or create if you entered the world of animation.
Network and Chill
The rest of the time will be spent informally, with all of us chatting and having fun. This is a good time for you to show others your artwork or portfolios, pitches or minicomics, or even see if there’s someone you might want to collaborate on a project with. Melt U will provide some refreshments and music. And a good time will be had!
When: Saturday, March 23rd, from 1-5pm Where: Meltdown Comics! Of course! Cost: A mere $10.Purchase Ticket Here
We had very good attendance last time so we strongly advice that you get your tickets in advance to reserve a seat.
On Saturday March 23, 2013, some of your favorite SuicideGirls will be signing their hard cover photo book of tattooed pinup girls entitled Hard Girls, Soft Light at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood. Make sure to get to Meltdown early because the first 25 people to have a copy of Hard Girls, Soft Light signed will receive a free year long membership to SuicideGirls.com.
After the book signing join local SuicideGirls as well as Brewin, Rigel and Radeo for an official after party at Verdugo Bar in Glassell Park. Interested in being a SuicideGirl? Introduce yourself to the SG model coordinator, Rigel Suicide, and show her what you are made of.
**SuicideGirls are pioneers in D.I.Y. erotica. They have been challenging ideas of what is considered beautiful since 2001 and have since created an archetype for a new kind of sexy woman. The SuicideGirls are world-renowned with models on every continent, including Antarctica. Their fan base is vast with over 5 million likes on Facebook and 1 million unique visitors to their member website monthly.