Jan 282017
 

Come celebrate Image Comics’ 25th anniversary on Feb. 1st with
Briank K. Vaughan, Joe Casey, Steven T Seagle and Matt Hawkins. It’s gonna be a blast, food, drinks, party!
FREE EVENT!

On February 1, 1992 seven comics heavyweights Erik Larsen, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino came together to form their own company and ultimately change the landscape of comics forever. Current partners McFarlane, Valentino, Kirkman, Larsen, and Silvestri collectively have brought creator-owned comics to the forefront of industry change and, after 25 years of amazing storytelling freedom, Image is pleased to celebrate the milestone anniversary with Image Day—Feb. 1, 2017.

Image Comics wouldn’t have succeeded without the tremendous creativity and passion of its creators, the unwavering support of retailers, bookstores, and libraries, or the unbridled and unrelenting enthusiasm of the fans who show up each Wednesday to Image titles. On Image Day we celebrate together, countrywide, the exciting legacy that Image’s creator-owned business model has cultivated and we prepare for the next 25 years of amazing creator-owned comics to come.

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!

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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.

Shouts out to

selfuno.com
blokhedz.net
www.uhhm.org
overtheedgebooks.com

T-shirts: https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork

Yeah. We str8 #onsomehiphopshit

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.

tweet to us @ our brand new handle @somehiphopshit.

Mar 042016
 

via:
MARK FRAUENFELDER
“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.”

DANIEL CLOWES signs PATIENCE
MARCH 18th,2016 – 7PM
MELTDOWN COMICS
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Feb 072016
 

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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: http://smashd.co/take-a-page-from-meltdown/