Sep 132016

What’s happening this week at Meltdown?! You can win a pair of tickets to next month’s Comikaze Expo, get your Batgirl and Birds of Prey comics signed on Batman Day and so much more! Listen up to this mini-pod containing tons of BIG information in a bitesize format! Our host Londyn Jackson, your Voice of Meltdown, tells you about ALL the latest and greatest events, giveaways, contests, and cool happenings in, around, and associated with Meltdown in a bitesize format! It’s super quick and keeps you up to date on all the great nerdy and geeky stuff going on this week that we think you’ll love! Hear it here first and make sure to SUBSCRIBE on iTunes so you can stay up to date on all the fantastic stuff!



Host: Londyn Jackson

Produced by: Mason Booker

Jun 282016



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In this episode we talk to west coast rap god, the pioneer of the drunken master style: mighty King Tee. He started in the eighties but captured the 90’s with his opus known simply as Tha Triflin’ Album which spoke of street life and partying but decidedly was NOT gangster rap even though he produced records for and shared studios with the likes of Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and DJ Quik.

Tee went on to co-found the group known as the Alkaholiks with Tash and J-ro and with a new radio venture and book in the works, we got a chance to catch up with the Ledge! We onsomehiphopshit.

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produced by B. Schultz of Street Legends Ink and Adam Silverstein

Presented by Meltdown Comics

Our theme is Produced by King SMO of the Animal Crackers

Artwork by Self Uno.

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Mar 042016

“I had a great time interviewing cartoonist Daniel Clowes at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles about his Complete Eightball anthology. This video was shot in glorious VHS by filmmaker Rocio Mesa and was produced by Gaston Dominguez-Letelier.”

MARCH 18th,2016 – 7PM

Feb 072016


Book stores aren’t supposed to exist anymore. Especially independent ones.

The sad truth is that, at one point, Amazon and waning attention spans massacred these outlets, turning customers into e-shoppers and proprietors into paupers. Which is why exceptions have to be exceptional.

Meltdown Comics on Sunset Boulevard is one of those special misfits.

It’s a 10,000 square foot playground offering cartooning and writing classes, open mics, events, shows—the store’s even spawned a network television series starring names even non-geeks recognize. Oh yeah, and the place also sells comics. Tons. Everything from the spandex set to avant garde graphic novels. French, Spanish, Japanese creations, lots of toys, plus books with characters who grapple with love, rejection, and how to pay the rent—issues the store’s 45 year-old bearded Chilean owner has faced repeatedly for the past 26 years.

“I lucked out,” said Gaston Dominguez-Letelier, who opened Meltdown in 1993 with his then-wife Ilia. “I do daily what I love. When I started out, it was scary. Because if I fail, I’m done. So there was no option to fail.” Read the rest of the article here:

Dec 172015


Arriving in March 2016

Daniel Clowes travels America to celebrate the release of Patience, the most anticipated graphic novel of 2016!

PATIENCE_FC_Colors-(1)Patience is the first all new, original graphic novel from Daniel Clowes (Ghost World) in over a half-decade, and also the biggest and most ambitious book yet in a storied career that includes multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards, a PEN Award, and an Academy Award nomination.

Patience is an indescribable psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering with uncanny precision from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially “Clowesian,” and utterly unique in the author’s body of work. This 180-page, full-color story affords Clowes the opportunity to draw some of the most exuberant and breathtaking pages of his life, and to tell his most suspenseful, surprising and affecting story yet.

Fantagraphics and Clowes helped usher in today’s golden age of literary graphic novels, as evidenced by the just-released Complete Eightball 1–18, which collects the historic comic book series (1989-2004) that originally serialized Clowes classics such as Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron and Ghost World, the latter of which is the best-selling book in Fantagraphics’ history, with 20 editions since its debut in 1997.

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