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Jul 282014
 

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A documentary film two years in the making, providing an insightful look into the lives and inspiration of over fifty prolific artists’

Temple of Art is an ongoing 2 year art and photography project, a unique conversation between over 50 artists that include original work incorporating multiple modalities and disciplines. The show currently has a book being published by Baby Tattoo, a gallery opening at La Luz de Jesus, a prime time panel at Comic Con 2014 and a feature length documentary produced by Allan Amato (commercial photographer, Justified, Wilfred, Necessary Roughness) and executive produced by Jon Schnepp (Director: Metalocalypse, Venture Bros) Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls, TED The Art of Asking) and Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Coraline)

Since early 2012 Allan Amato has been photographing fine artists and inviting them to interpret those portraits through their particular medium. An artist’s work can act as both bridge and barrier; at once deeply personal and highly distorted; the lens through which they present their perception of the world, and the world that in turn interprets them.
By merging the objectivity of portrait photography with the subjectivity of drawing, painting, and sculpture, the artist is contextualized within the constructed reality of their own work.
The TEMPLE OF ART show provides an insightful look into the lives of working artists by following the progress of the collaborations from conception to completion, alongside interviews with the artists themselves.
Rarely are we given an opportunity to confront our perceptions of reality and self; this show illuminates the universal tension between the pursuit of our vision and the demands of a critical world.

The Artists
Dave Mckean (Mirror Mask, Sandman)
Barron Storey (Sandman:Endless Nights, Marat-Sade Journals)
Kent Williams(Kent Williams:Ophthalm, The Fountain)
Jason Shawn Alexander (Abe Sapien, Batman-End Game)
David Mack (Kabuki, Daredevil)
Bill Sienkiewicz (Electra Assassin, The New Mutants)
Grant Morrison (Batman:Arkham Asylum, The Filth, Happy)
Jim Mahfood (Clerks, Tank Girl)

As well as:
Kozy N Dan, Soey Milk, Christine Wu, Shaun Berke, Junko Mizuno, Stephanie Inagaki, Coop, Dan Quintana, Greg Ruth, Roman Dirge, Danni Shinya, Karen Hsiao, Gail Potocki, Matthew Bone, Satine Phoenix, Dave Stoupakis, Vincent Castiglia, Marc Scheff, Zak Sabbath Smith, Kellesimone Waits, Ping Zhu, Ken Garduno, Jenna Gibson, Brian Thies, John Malloy , Jaw Cooper, Jasmine Worth, Hueman, Rebecca Guay, Scott Fischer, Theresa Fischer, Jensine Eckwall, Rovina Cai, Christiane Shillito, Dadushin, Kyle Stecker, You Jung Byun, Jon Burgerman, Dongyun Lee, Justin Volz, Dorian Iten, Zelda Devon, Nicole Maloof, Kurt Huggins

KICKSTATER

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 Posted by at 5:08 pm
Jul 172014
 

PeeWeeArtShow

Let the fun begin! Join us as we pay tribute to the man behind the iconic red bow tie. Experience artwork inspired by the decade-spanning career of Pee-Wee Herman from over 50 artists. Join us on July 19th, 2014 at the Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics (7522 Sunset Blvd, LA 90046) from 7 to 10pm, The exhibit will run July 19th – 25th. Come partake in free beverages and a Pee-Wee’s Playhouse-inspired photo booth! Just don’t forget the secret word or the Alamo!

–Featuring artwork from Valerie Keiser, Emily Brundige, Sara Pocock, Jason Whetzell, Jeremy Woldjisnky, Willy Roberts, Starline Hodge, Dylan Chudzynski, Julia Prescott, Austin Salmi, Eric Bauza, Jenny Fine, Michael Thomas Grant, Frank Macchia, Shadi Petosky, Andrew Taylor Jennings, Kimber Hall, Kelsy Abbott, Danielle Kramer, Julia Vickerman, Whitney Avalon, Wendy McColm, Kevyn Schmidt, Penelope Gazin, Spencer John Olson, Jess Lane, Nico Colaleo, Lucy Mirando, Regina Morales, Maggie Drew Brennan, Madison Queen, Molly Johnson, John McGuire Olsen, Tully Mills, Joanna Leitch, Elyse Chudzynski, Molly Bates, Alex Carillo, Lisa Wakiyama, Jessica Wills, Kassandra Heller, Lindsay Davis, Jeremy Arambulo, Charlotte Jackson, Erica Jones, Ryan Matias, Kat Ketchum, Colin Howard, Hallie Wilson, Jessica Hendrickson, Ana Ramirez, Tiffany Ford, Amanda Li and many more!

 Posted by at 7:54 pm
Jul 162014
 

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This Saturday, July 19th at 2PM, Meltdown is hosting a #ROADTOCOMICCON MEGA-SIGNING!

A cavalcade of comic madness! You won’t want to miss this one! Come one, come all!

The talent in attendance will be stacked. Check out the list of new-comers and veterans that will be joining us:

Gerard Way, Becky Cloonan, Jaime Hernandez, Gilbert Hernadez, Natalia Hernandez, D.J. Kirkbride, Jim Mahfood, Caleb Monroe, Tom Pinchuk, Eric Esquivel, Hannah Partlow, Felipe Smith, Joshua Fialkov, Jon Schnepp, Dave Crosland, Mark Sable, Sam Grinberg, Dave Baker + …

And that’s not the half of it. FREE DARK HORSE SWAG!!

If you’re worried about getting hungry or thirsty, fear not…
There will be Free Drinks provided by POPwater, and Food will be served by wonderful Carnitas El Momo, winner of “Best in Show: Taco Madness 2014″.

Far out, man! What else do I need to know?

Signing begins at 2pm.
Line-up is first come, first served.
All artist will take turns signing. THERE IS NO SET SIGNING SCHEDULE.

For the Killjoys (Gerard Way and Becky Cloonan) signing: 1 outside item and 1 item purchased at Meltdown Comics allowed. There will be both single issues and collected trades of KILLJOYS, as well as volumes of UMBRELLA ACADEMY, available for purchase.

If you can’t get to Comic-Con, this is the next best thing. Hell, it’s even BETTER.
We are trying to bring Comic-Con to you!

Can’t wait to see you Saturday!

 Posted by at 9:32 pm
Jul 102014
 

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#ROADTOCOMICCON MEGA SIGNING with Dave Crosland (@davecrosland), CBGB & OMGFUG, YO GABBA GABBA, SCARFACE, BAD IDEAS, PUFFED, SLOP, HEAVEN, LLC, EVERYBODY’S DEAD plus many more. July 19th, Meltdown Comics. Come say hello, give high-fives get stuff signed and stick around for all the talent that will be present July 19th at Meltdown Comics.

#ROADTOCOMICCON MEGA SIGNING CONFIRMED GUEST
Gerard Way
Becky Cloonan
Jaime Hernandez
Gilbert Hernandez
Natalia Hernandez
Dj Kirkbride
Jim Mahfood
Caleb Monroe
Tom Pinchuk
Eric Esquivel
Hannah Partlow
Felipe Smith

Joshua Hale Fialkov
Jon Schnepp
Dave Crosland
more to be added.

 Posted by at 2:23 pm
Jul 092014
 

Whether or not you’re going to Comic-Con in San Diego, if you want to get work in the comics business as an artist, you’ve got to have the right stuff both in your drawings and in your portfolio!

In this one-day, get-it-all-in workshop, veteran comics editor, comics teacher, and Meltdown University Program Director Jim Higgins will go over what every aspiring comics artist needs to know and what they should have in their portfolio. This is a workshop that will cover getting into the comics business as an artist, what comics editors are looking for (and NOT looking for!), and how to make your time (or your art’s time) front of an editor count.  Jim will speak and then review all the attendee’s portfolios.

There are at least ten conventions in the LA area every year (can you believe it?) and every one of those is a chance to show your work to a publisher.

If you’re going to San Diego Comic-Con with your art this is your LAST CHANCE to get a professional critique of your portfolio!

When:  Saturday, July 19, from 11:00am-2:00pm.

Price:   $25 payable the day of the workshop.

Bring:   Your portfolio, ready to go, partly ready, or some samples of your art. Jim will help anyone at any stage of preparation.

We may have to cap the number of people who attend so sign up so reserve a space!

E-mail us at meltdownuniversity@gmail.com and give your full name and e-mail address.

 

 Posted by at 2:32 pm
Jul 072014
 

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ROAD TO COMIC-CON MEGA SIGNING with Eric Esquivel (@ericMesquivel) and Hannah Partlow (@hannahnance) July 19th, Meltdown Comics. Come say hello, give high-fives get stuff signed and stick around for all the talent that will be present July 19th at Meltdown Comics.

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CONFIRMED
Gerard Way
Becky Cloonan
Jaime Hernandez
Gilbert Hernandez
Natalie Hernandez
Dj Kirkbride
Jim Mahfood
Caleb Monroe
Tom Pinchuk
Eric Esquivel
Hannah Partlow
Sam Grinberg
Joshua Hale Fialkov
Felipe Smith
Chris Northrop
more to be added.

 Posted by at 8:45 pm
Jul 052014
 

UPDATE: ROAD TO COMIC-CON MEGA SIGNING with Jamie, Beto plus Natalia Hernandez. A generational Love and Rockets Signing will happen in the #roadtocomiccon!

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UPDATE: ROAD TO COMIC-CON MEGA SIGNING with Jamie, Beto plus Natalia Hernandez. A generational Love and Rockets Signing will happen in the #roadtocomiccon!

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl. LA, Calif. 90046 (map)

 Posted by at 8:43 pm
Jul 052014
 

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ROAD TO COMIC-CON MEGA SIGNING with Jim Mahfood. Come say hello, give high-fives get stuff signed and stick around for all the talent that will be present July 19th at Meltdown Comics.

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl. LA, Calif. 90046 (map)

 Posted by at 2:08 pm
Jul 032014
 

Road to Comic-con Mega Signing with Gerard Way and Becky Cloonan. Come say hello, give high-fives get stuff signed and stick around for all the talent that will be present July 19th at Meltdown Comics.

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 Posted by at 7:20 pm
Jul 022014
 

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Just added – The Weirding Willow Chocolate Bars will be available

The Weirding Willows

The Ultimate Literature Pop Culture Mash-up!
Featuring classic characters such as Alice from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll, Frankenstein’s Monster from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Mole, Ratty, Mr Toad and Mr Badger from The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame,The Wicked Witch of the West from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Dr. Henry Jekyll from The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, and many more!

 THE BUZZ…

“9 out of 10. A must-read!” – Comics Anonymous

“If you like your Alice a little steampunk with a hint of Lara Croft then this one is for you. 5 out of 5!” - Geek Syndicate

“A fast-paced adventure story where all the strangeness and mentally teasing aspects of Wonderland are further explored.” – Bleeding Cool

“The Weirding Willows has become one of my favorite comics. It’s truly a magical, epic, adventure, and you should come along for the ride!” – Awkward Geeks

5 out of 5! – Pissed Off Geek

“Highly Recommended!” – Comics Tavern

“Forget everything you know about every childhood
story you have ever read or heard. This book gives you an all new look at the classic stories.” – Examiner

“Four out of five.” – Sci-Fi Pulse

“Dave Elliott has taken this book to a whole new
level of brilliance.” – Comics Bulletin

“A good book with an intriguing premise and a masterful
tapestry of characters woven together.”
- Adventures In Poor Taste

“The Weirding Willows starts with a pretty fantastic idea – mixing and matching a ton of classic literary characters – then takes it a step further by weaving them together in ways one might not expect.” - Henchman 4 Hire

“Hilarious characters, strange situations and action packed excitement!” – The Geekhard Show

“4.5 out of 5!” – Backwards Compatible

“The characters are woven together with an impressive
sense of imagination.” – Famous Monsters

“I would recommend it to anyone who loves
fairy tales.” – Panels and Pixels

“This graphic novel could be life changing, in
that you will never look at Peter Rabbit or
the origin of the flying monkeys ever again.”
- Pop Cults

 

 Posted by at 7:38 pm