Nov 222014
 

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Come meet Writer Kate Leth and Artist Drew Rausch (Edward Scissorhands)|
Saturday, Nov. 29th, 2014 12 – 2pm
Meltdown Comics

7522 Sunset Bl.
Los Angeles, Calif. 90046 (map)

About Kate Leth:
The series writer of the Bravest Warriors comic, as well as the NYT Bestselling Adventure Time: Seeing Red and the upcoming Adventure Time: Bitter Sweets (Nov 5, 2014). Kate wrote a Fraggle Rock miniseries and currently writing Edward Scissorhands. She collaborate with the podcast Welcome to Night Vale. She runs a group online for girls who work in comic shops. Does a biweekly podcast called Less Than Live with Kate or Die and contribute Kate or Die strips to ComicsAlliance every other Monday, though!

About Drew Rausch:
Drew Rausch is co-creator of the subculture hit SULLENGREY (with Jocelyn Gajeway) and tentacled masterpiece ELDRITCH! (with Aaron Alexovich). Proof of his artistry can be also be seen in the pages of Boom Studios’ Cthulhu Tales and Zombie Tales, and SLG’s Haunted Mansion and The Secrets of Sarah Winchester. While waiting for the Elder Gods to rise from the deep, he enjoys classic horror movies (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari being his favorite) and cupcakes. He currently haunts a dusty apartment in Southern California with his bride and 3 cats. He has a new website www.drewrausch.com

About Edward Scissorhands:
The 1990 cult-classic film from auteur Tim Burton, Edward Scissorhands ends with the heroine of the story, an aged Kim being asked by her granddaughter, “How do you know he’s still alive?” to which she answers, “I don’t know. Not for sure. But I believe he is.” In the comic book event of fall 2014, IDW Publishing revisits this modern classic two decades after the end of film to finally answer that question.

Kim’s granddaughter, Meg, grows up with Edward Scissorhands only being a legend, a bedtime story. But when weird things start to happen in her sleepy little town, it reawakens her curiously and she decides to search out for the mysterious Edward Scissorhands.”

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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 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 062014
 

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EVERY FRIDAY TIL CHRISTMAS
– 25% OFF ALL HARD COVERS / ALL PUBLISHERS
– 10% OFF  ALL TPB’S / ALL PUBLISHERS
– 10% OFF  ALL RECENT ISSUES / ALL PUBLISHERS
– $1.00 ALL UNMARKED BACKISSUES IN BINS
*MARKED ISSUES 25% OFF
– FREE GRAPHIC NOVEL WITH EVERY $50+ PURCHASE

STARTS THIS FRIDAY 11/07/2014

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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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Nov 032014
 

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Who – Stephan Franck
What – Signing “Silver” Vol. 1 TPB
When - November 12th, 7 PM
Where – Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl, Los Angeles, Calif. 90046 (map)

About Stephan Franck
Stephan Franck, who has worked on various notable animated projects such as The Iron Giant, Despicable Me, and How to Train Your Dragon, will be venturing into another media courtesy of a comic released by Dark Planet Comics, Silver. 

About Silver:
Expanding Bram Stoker’s original universe fifty years hence, into the pulp era of the 1930’s, SILVER introduces James Finnigan, a witty but (figuratively) soulless con man, who sets out to separate the living-dead from their precious silver.

Personality conflicts, emotional entanglements and character comedy abound, as Finnigan assembles the crew of talented but broken misfits needed to pull off the heist of the last ten centuries.

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Nov 022014
 

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The Space//THE COLLECTION
Due to the unique nature of this apartment a high security will be required. This collection began in 1977 and was part of the largest Spider-Man collection of memorabilia in the world! Children are more than welcome to stay (Legos are in the closet) but are NOT ALLOWED to touch any of the displayed items. If anything is missing or broken the adult responsible will be charged accordingly.

Located in the Beachwood Canyon area of the Hollywood Hills the apartment is walking distance to the Hollywood sign, Hollywood & Vine/Walk of Fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, restaurants, bars, clubs (Upright Citizens Brigade and many others), markets (Beachwood Market was used in the Alfred Hitchcock film “The Birds”), the Bat Cave, Metro/public transportation stops (Dash bus 1 block away), and MANY other fun things in the Hollywood area!

Completely PRIVATE, self contained studio with 2 twin beds, private entrance, outside smoking area, fireplace, separate kitchen area, and laundry facilities. Free WIFI, parking garage, and very close access to the 101 freeway and 5 frwys,

Owner lives next door and is available for private tours and meals (see “Other Things to Note” below). Late check ins are not a problem. Your visit should be an unforgettable experience and we will make sure your stay is perfect!

Guest Access
Free wifi, outside smoking patio area, covered parking garage,parking, trails into griffith park and to the Hollywood sign.

The apartment is located up two flights of steps and is not suitable for anyone with physical limitations (or lots of heavy luggage).

Interaction with Guests
You will be checked in and shown around upon your arrival. Other than that we give our guests total privacy, unless you want to meet and have conversation with a 3rd generation Hollywood native.

The Neighborhood
Restaurants, bars, clubs, coffee houses, markets – Less than 1 mile
Hollywood Blvd/Sunset & Vine (including Hollywood/Vine Metro station) – 1 mile
Hollywood Bowl – 2 miles
Universal Studios – 4 milesWest Hollywood – 4 milesEcho Park/Silver Lake – 4 miles
Downtown – 7 miles
Beverly Hills/Rodeo Drive – 7 milesVenice + Santa Monica – 11 miles
LAX – 40 min drive
Burbank (BUR) Airport – 20 min drive

Getting around
There is LOTS of convenient public transportation nearby. A DASH bus stops 1 block from the apartment and the Metro station is a 20 min walk away.

Other Things to Note
Owner lives next door and is available for private tours of the Los Angeles area for $65/hr (does not include food or transportation). This includes hikes to the Hollywood sign, walking/eating tour of Hollywood (ideal for meat eaters), walking/eating tour of Downtown LA (Asian restaurant assortment and includes viewings of MANY historical buildings), Pasadena pub crawl, and a walking/eating tour of East LA (Mexican food). Hiking tours to Catalina Island, National Parks, San Gabriel Mountains, and the high Sierras also available (14ers included!).

Please visit (http://goo.gl/mf419V) for more information.

Meals can also be provided during your stay (with advance notice). Prices are as follows:
Continental breakfast – $8/per person
Hot “American style” breakfast or crepes – $12/per person
Lunch – $12/per person
Dinner – $20

Vegetarian options available!

House Rules
• Reservations are only accepted if you have a CLEAR profile picture. If you are renting for your friend, boss, employee, or anyone else we will cancel your reservation upon arrival.
• Please respect our neighbors privacy and right to peace and quiet. NO LOUD NOISE, no talking on cell phones/loud conversations in front neighbors’ homes. This is a VERY quiet neighborhood so please be respectful. You are a guest • Please remove shoes before entering room. The floors are linoleum so house slippers are recommended • NO unregistered guest visits • NO smoking inside apartment (designated smoking area nearby)
• NO PETS (owner is allergic and will know if you sneak one in)

Rates are for single or double occupancy (maximum two people).
The house is available for filming and photo shoots at different rates than those posted here. Please inquire via message

Enjoy your stay!

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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 292014
 

Empire of the Wolf - front coverThis Saturday meet, greet and get stuff signed by writer Michael Kogge and arist Dan Parsons of Empire Of The Wolf.

“Writer/creator Michael Kogge and artist Dan Parsons have mingled fantasy and history in a way that would do Robert E. Howard proud!” –Roy Thomas, Conan the Barbarian comics

Empire of the Wolf is an amazing comic . . . a wonderful piece of historical fiction with some rather brilliant art.”–Mathias Lewis, speakgeekytome.com

“Michael Kogge has a great facility with words and a wild unfettered imagination.”
Tom Veitch, Star Wars: Dark Empire and The Light and Darkness War

About Empire Of The Wolf:

Werewolves in Ancient Rome!

During a vicious battle with the wolf-king Caradog, two Roman centurions fall victim to the werewolf’s bite. Now, as werewolves, Lucius and Canisius are cursed to relive the legendary feud between the wolf-brothers Romulus and Remus. As their hostility grows, a war erupts that will not only decide the fate of the Roman Empire, but also threatens to claim the life of the woman they both love.

The graphic novel compilation of the four issue series was created and written by Michael Kogge, with art by Dan Parsons (Game of Thrones and Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi) and David Rabbitte (Star Wars Insider), coloring by both Chris Summers (Spartacus: Blood & Sand) and David Rabbitte, and lettering by Marshall Dillion (Street FighterGame of Thrones, and Green Hornet).

Empire is available either in print as a graphic novel or on comiXology as individual issues. Printed promotional issues are available at any convention the Sword & Planet Studios team attends.

The Creative Team 
Michael Kogge (writer): Author and screenwriter Michael Kogge has written for many clients, including Disney, Activision/Blizzard, Lucasfilm, Topps, and Titan Publishing. Most recently, he’s penned the Star Wars Rebels series of books based on the hit animated series. He also writes a monthly feature for the official Star Wars Insider magazine. He can be found online at michaelkogge.com.

Dan Parsons (pencils – issues 1 and 2): Dan Parsons has worked in comics for over 20 years, starting with his original series Savage Planet and Harpy, and graduating to be the lead inker on Dark Horse‘s Star Wars comics. He has inked more than 100 titles, most recently Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi and the new classic Star Wars series. He also completed production art for the HBO hit series, Game of Thrones, which can be viewed on the Bluray set. Like his facebook fan page.

David Rabbitte (pencils – issues 3 and 4, colors – issues 1 and 4): David Rabbitte is  a professional illustrator who has worked in the animation industry since 1993, serving as a background artist on feature films such as Anastasia, Titan A.E., and Curious George. As a freelance artist, he is best known for his sci-fi and fantasy art, which has been featured on book covers, magazines, trading cards, and comics from Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Marvel, Boom! Studios, Decipher, Topps, and Upper Deck. Some of Rabbitte’s notable recent projects include illustration work for Star Wars Insider short fiction and art for National Geographic’s children’s book That’s Creepy. He resides digitally atdavidrabbitte.com.

Chris Summers (colors – issues 2 and 4): In addition to Empire of the Wolf, Chris Summer’s professional comic work includes titles including G.I. Joe, Dungeons & Dragons, Superman, Nightwing, The Perhapanauts, and Spartacus: Blood & Sand. He is a regular guest lecturer at Hardin-Simmons University. He also keeps busy doing design work such as vehicle wraps, band merchandise, tattoos, guitars, video game concept work and much more. Find him at chrissummersart.wix.com/chrissummersart.

Marshall Dillon (letters): Marshall Dillon has worked in the comic industry since 1994, serving as Managing Editor for Devil’s Due Publishing, BOOM! Studios, Speakeasy Comics, Ice Kunion, and Udon Comics. Since 2006, he has lettered many comics and mangas for a variety of clients that range from Image Comics and Intel to BBC Scotland and the United States Armed Forces. His maintains a web presence at marshall-dillon.squarespace.com.

Empire Of The Wolf Signing
Saturday, November 1st, 2014 4-7pm
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl.
LA, Calif. 90046 (map)

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