Mar 262015
 


Today we filmed at the legendary VILLAINOUS LAIR in San Diego.
We kick the show off talking about some rad indy nerd googies: Super Like Like and Gamer’s Edition.

We highlight a few choice nugs in our indy comic section: Silverstreak and Poorly Drawn Lines.

Our guest for today is Alanzo Nuñez- owner at Little Fish Comics, an awesome San Diego Comic Book Studio and school.

As always, thank you guys so much for checking out our little show!!

T/ @dlodcore

 Posted by at 11:03 am
Mar 172015
 

meltthology

Join us for the next Melt-thology Comix Jam at Meltdown Comics & Collectibles on March 17, 2015! We’ll be drawing Issue #7, and Issue #6 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 $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!

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 $2 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!

Follow us on Instagram: @melt_thology

 Posted by at 2:13 pm
Mar 172015
 

ZineMelt

We’re back! ZineMelt is coming to celebrate the world of DIY and independent publishing. On March 28th, 2015 ZineMelt will bring together artist, writers, crafters, zinesters from around Los Angeles to gather at Meltdown Comics and Collectibles to display and sell their goods. Please mark your calendars and come out to support your local artist.

Records and Tapes for sale from Jacknife Records & Tapes

Meltdown Comics 
7522 Sunset Bl.
Los Angeles, Calif. 90046
Follow @zinemelt on twitter!

 Posted by at 1:52 pm
Mar 152015
 

We kick today’s episode off with a few musical artists you may have never heard of in the nerd-world. Fantasy-opera-metal band Unicorn Death and Video Game inspired hip-hop guru, Mega Ran.

Today’s indy comics were AMAZING. Gabe’s pick was Almighty by Ed LaRoche- a noir scifi insta-classic. Dan picked two: The Block: a fun, engaging, often hilarious, and very pretty space-romp. AND George W. Bush – Vampire Hunter. No explanation necessary.

Commander Echo’s guest of honor today was JAMES PUGH from Cloud Imperium. He’s part of the team that’s bringing the world the HUGELY anticipated and record-settingly crowdfunded game Star Citizen.

As always, thanks for watching! :)

For more info on Star Citizen, hit up this url:
https://robertsspaceindustries.com/

For more info on what Gabe and Dan do when they’re not making this show, check out:
http://www.dlodband.com/
http://www.battlecastshow.com/
http://meltcomics.com/

 Posted by at 2:11 pm