Jul 202015


Meltdown U has a NEW class called Kids Make Zines! It’s a four-week series where kids explore the things that interest them and learn how to make content and create zines about those topics. Our newest Melt U teacher, Sandra Markarian has been doing zine workshops with young people for the last couple of years and knows her stuff!

This is a short four-week series that will give your child some fun times and some exciting goals to achieve in the last half of the summer.

To sign your child up, click the link and scroll all the way down:


Apr 282015


Hello All,

Free Comic Book day is upon us, and Meltdown will not disappoint. First off:


ALL DAY! Back Issues 50% OFF! Hourly Discounts! Save on everything! Discounts from Phat Collectibles! and MORE!

12-4pm: Signing, high-fives, sketches, and hang out with Hannah Nance Partlow (BOOM Studios, Abrams) http://hannahmakeslotsofthings.com/, Eric M. Esquivel (Archie Comics, BOOM Studios. Zenescope) http://emecomics.com/, Rachel Dukes (BOOM Studios, Abrams, Narratively, Ninth Art Press) http://mixtapecomics.com/, Sam Spina (BOOM Studios, Nickelodeon, Narratively) http://www.spinacreative.com/welcome/, Aaron Whitaker (Ninth Art Press), http://www.aaronwhitaker.com/, Melinda Tracy Boyce http://www.melindaboyce.com/,
Juston McKee http://uppermindink.tumblr.com/, Javier Hernandez (Los Comex, Pix-C) javzilla.com

Raffle: Every purchase enters our Avengers raffle to win these massive posters!


FREE! Superhero Face Painting from 10am – 1pm.

Superhero Photobooth sponsored by Digital LA!

2:30pm: Cosplay Contest – Win $200 Shopping Spree at Meltdown, 1 Month NerdMelt Membership, Gift Bags, Swag, Toys from Phat Collectibles, plus more prizes being added.

2pm: Pet Cosplay Contest – Win $50 Shopping Spree at Meltdown, Toys, Gift Bags, Swag, and more!

2pm-4pm: LACMA Comic-inspired art workshop with Artist/Writer Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca (Rhyme Travelers, Aoharu/Shonen Young Jump). Also, sign up for free NexGen student memberships to LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) for everyone under 18 years old!

More to come.

See you Saturday, May 2nd. Free Comic Book Day at Meltdown Comics
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl.
LA, CALIF 90046(map)


Mar 042015


Event Title:
Ori and the Blind Forest Launch Hosted by The Indoor Kids

The Indoor Kids, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V Gordon, podcast live from Meltdown Comics with the launch of Xbox One’s newest title, Ori and the Blind Forest.

Invited guests will have exclusive first access to Ori & The Blind Forest, and have the chance to check out other new Xbox One titles. Live Art. Custom Laser. In-N-Out and more…

Date: Monday, March 9th
Timing: 8pm – 11pm
Location: Meltdown Comics, 7522 W Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CALIF 90046 (map)

– Meet the Development team and play Ori and the Blind Forest before it launches
– Live Indoor Kids podcast with Emily and Kumail
– DJ Franki Chan (http://www.iheartcomix.com | http://www.frankichan.com)
– Live street artist painting
– Live custom laser engraving
– Custom Donuts from Donut Friend
– Custom Ori chocolate bars
– Custom sweet treats
– In N Out burger truck
– Open bar
– Game code giveaways

18 and Over

Jan 172015


The 4th Annual L.A. Zine Fest is happening at:

Homenetmen (gymnasium and banquet hall)
3347 N San Fernando Rd Los Angeles, CA 90065
in the neighborhood of Glassell Park.

FREE TO ATTEND, L.A. Zine Fest celebrates self- publishing and
D.I.Y culture in the community. This year’s Fest will feature OVER 180 ZINESTERS writers, illustrators, comix creators, photographers and artists/makers selling, trading and sharing their work, all in one place, for one amazing day!


An interview with Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain
(co-authors of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk) facilitated by Dan Collins and Daiana Feuer of L.A. Record.

**Music brought to you by KXLU 88.9FM**


“POC Reclaimed Fame”
How does our history affect our identity & what can we do to reclaim it? What role do zines play in reclaiming our cultural identities? This open discussion will be led by Todd Honma of Pitzer College with panelists Yumi Sakugawa (I Think I Am In Friend Love With You), Adam Bernales (Seite Books), Mari Naomi (Dragon’s Breath and Other Stories), Angie Wang (Co-organizer of CALA), and Eric Nakamura (Giant Robot).

“When To Say When?”
As zinesters with all the feels, how do we decide which boundaries to cross? Leap over? Swaddle and never let go? How does leading a tell-all zine life affect our relationships in our everyday lives? This open discussion will be led by Joshua James (Antiquated Future) with panelists Aurora Lady (Don’t Hide Behind Your Skirt), Alex Wrekk (Brainscan), Kelli Callis (That Girl Zine), Jonas Cannon (The Greatest Most Traveling Circus!).

“Old School, New School”
A friendly, lively discussion between longtime and newer zinesters. They’ll share stories of veteran experience and newer zinester enthusiasm, look at the changing landscape of zine culture, and talk about the current challenges and celebrations of making paper zines. Todd Taylor (Razorcake) will be moderating the open discussion along with panelists Larry Harmon (Genetic Disorder), Sabrina Dropkick (Sleaze Steak), Amanda (editor of Sandy the Zine), and Johnnie Jungleguts.

“Straightforward Stitches: Bookbinding for all!”
Have you ever wanted to learn how to bind books? Maybe your zines need a little home-stitched touch? In this brief workshop you will receive information on how to make two different book structures. That means you will be able to leave zine fest with two books made from scratch! Huzzah! Hosted by Alyssa Ilves (interrobang books)