Jul 202015
 

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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:

http://meltdownu.wix.com/new-melt-u-page

Apr 282015
 

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Hello All,

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

FREE COMICS FOR EVERYONE!

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!

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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
 

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

Description:
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)

On-Site:
– 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

RSVP- ORIRSVP@OUTLOOK.com
18 and Over

Jan 172015
 

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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!

*****EVENTS*****

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
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.

ALL DAY
**Music brought to you by KXLU 88.9FM**
**TWO ZINE LIBRARIES**

WORKSHOPS & PANEL DISCUSSIONS

“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)

PARKING + TRANSPORTATION + UPDATED EVENT INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED ON  www.lazinefest.com

 

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

Oct 252014
 

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Come see the first episode of Bee and PuppyCat, presented by Cartoon Hangover! 

Meltdown is throwing a premier party with special guest Sam “Catbug” Lavagnino, plus tons of free swag. Come on down Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 8pm
 
Bee, a reluctant hero, becomes entangled in the adventures of a puppy (…or is he a cat?) as they travel between reality and the void of Fishbowl Space. 
 
Created by Natasha Allegri, character designer and storyboard artist for Adventure Time. She also wrote and drew the Bee and PuppyCat comic by BOOM! Studios, as well as the Fionna and Cake comic series.

Bee and PuppyCat: The Series is premiering here on CartoonHangover, Nov. 6th 2014. The hype is real, so we’re going to be counting down to the premiere for 24 hours! We’ll have special guests, giveaways every 2 hours and all sorts of surprises! So join us on Nov. 5th as we countdown to the premiere.
Sep 112014
 

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Join us for the first-ever Melt-thology Comix Jam at Meltdown Comics & Collectibles on September 16!

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!

• 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.

*Want to do a one-page self-contained strip? Awesome! One page of a longer, serialized story? Fantastic! A stand-alone illustration? Excelsior!

Aug 152014
 

Meltdown-CAPS-flyerTWENTY-ONE ARTISTS GATHER FOR FUNDRAISING SIGNING OF “THE SAKAI PROJECT” BOOK

Los Angeles, CA – On Saturday, August 16, twenty-two members of the cartooning community will descend upon Meltdown Comics on Sunset Boulevard to sign copies of Dark Horse Comics’ recently released book “The Sakai Project” to help raise money for the medical bills of fellow cartoonist Stan Sakai, creator of Dark Horse’s “Usagi Yojimbo” comic book, now in its thirtieth year.

Attending the signing event will be “The Sakai Project” contributors Sergio Aragonès (“Groo the Wanderer”, “MAD Magazine”), Mark Evanier (“Groo” writer), Tom Luth (“Groo” and “Usagi” colorist), William Stout (noted illustrator), Ricardo Delgado (“Age of Reptiles”), Jeff Keane (“Family Circus”), Rubèn Procopio (“Batman 66”), Dean Yeagle (“Playboy”), Bill Morrison (editor of “The Sakai Project”), Tone Rodriguez (“The Simpsons” comics), Steven E. Gordon, Anson Jew, Benton Jew, Aidan Casserly, Chad Frye, Brad Rader, Patrick Scullin, Robert Stanley, Mark Dos Santos and Mike Kazaleh all joining with Stan Sakai (“Usagi Yojimbo”) himself.

EXCLUSIVE PRINTS, ONLY AVAILABLE AT SIGNING 8/16

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MELTDOWN COMICS & NERDIST SHOWROOM PRESENT

MEATBALL HEAD: AN ART GALLERY CELEBRATING OVER 20 YEARS OF SAILOR MOON

AN ART EXHIBITION PAYING TRIBUTE TO TWO DECADES OF SAILOR MOON CURATED BY NICO COLALEO, AUGUST 16TH THROUGH AUGUST 24TH AT MELTDOWN COMICS!

FOR LOVE AND JUSTICE! MEATBALL HEAD IS AN ARTISTIC CELEBRATION OF THE BELOVED JAPANESE PHENOMENON SAILOR MOON, BROUGHT TO YOU BY OVER 85 TALENTED ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY. AFTER FIGHTING EVIL BY MOONLIGHT, YOU ARE CORDIALLY WELCOMED TO JOIN US FOR THE OPENING RECEPTION AT NERDMELT INSIDE MELTDOWN COMICS (7522 SUNSET BLVD, LOS ANGELES) FROM 7PM-11PM, SATURDAY, AUGUST16TH, 2014!

ENJOY FREE BEER AND WINE, ALONG WITH SAILOR MOON-THEMED ENTERTAINMENT, DECOR, SURPRISES, AND PHOTO-READYBACKDROPS. SO START PLANNING NOW, BECAUSE IN THE NAME OF THE MOON, YOU’RE NOT GOING TO WANT TO MISS THIS FANTASTIC EVENING!

FEATURING WORK BY KELSY ABBOTT, AARON ALEXOVICH, NATASHA ALLEGRI, BENJAMIN ANDERS, KIM ARNDT, WHITNEY AVALON, ATOMIKITTY, ERIC BAUZA, JESSICA BORUTSKI, MATT BRAILEY, KAITLIN CALLAHAN, TONY CHRISTOPHERSON, DAISY CHURCH, JENNY COLALEO, NICO COLALEO, ALEXANDRA COWARD, CHEYENNE CURTIS, JACK CUSUMANO, TERI CUSUMANO, ZAN CZYZEWSKI, BECKY DREISTADT, BRIANNE DROUHARD, JULIANNE ECKERT, MICHELLE FEALK, JENNY FINE, SOTT FORBES, KATE FREUND, PHYLCIA FUENTES, ANDREA GERTSMANN, J.R. GOLDBERG, LORRAINE GRATE, JESSIE GREENBERG, GINA GRESS, HAYLEE HERRICK, BRENDA HICKEY, STARLINE HODGE, GENEVA HODGSON, ROBERT LZA, HENRIQUE JARDIM, MOLLY BATES JOHNSON, JOSH KARP, VALERIE KEISER, L.M. KNIGHT, KATE LAIRD, JESS LANE, ALICE MEICHI LI, KEVIN SUKHO LEE, JOANNA LEITCH, JEAN LIANG, TROY LITTLE, LINDSEY LYDECKER, KATHRYN MARUSIK, PERIN MCCLEAN, ERIN MCGATHY, KALI MEADOWS, ZOE MOSS, MEGAN NAIRN, DARON NEFCY, BRENT NOLL, ROCKY OLIVARES, ERIKA PAGET, HANNAH NANCE PARTLOW, SHADI PETOSKY, SARA POCOCK, WHITNEY POLLETT, JULIA PRESCOTT, EMILY QUINN, SANDRA RIVAS, WILLY ROBERTS, DEANNA ROONEY, JENNIFER RUIZ, AUSTIN SALMI, KATIE SHANAHAN, SARAH SIMES, BOB SUAREZ, THOM FOOLERY, BABS TARR, ARICA TUESDAY, JULIA VICKERMAN, JAMIE VICKERS, JEFF VICTOR, JEREMY WOJCHIHOSKY, EDDIE XU, AND JESSICA YOST

Jul 052014
 

UPDATE: ROAD TO COMIC-CON MEGA SIGNING with Jamie, Beto plus Natalia Hernandez. A generational Love and Rockets Signing will happen in the #roadtocomiccon!

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UPDATE: ROAD TO COMIC-CON MEGA SIGNING with Jamie, Beto plus Natalia Hernandez. A generational Love and Rockets Signing will happen in the #roadtocomiccon!

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

Mar 172014
 
Mike Mignola at Meltdown Comics for Hellboy Day
Join us for a 20th anniversary Hellboy celebration! Creator Mike Mignola will be here, plus special guests!
Featuring Hellboy samplers, BPRD prints, chocolate Hellboys, and much MUCH more!!

March 22 marks the twentieth anniversary of Mike Mignola’s career-defining release of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #1. After the character’s somewhat humble beginnings in an eight-page feature in Dark Horse’s San Diego Comic-Con Comics special, Seed of Destruction would begin the long life of the beloved “beast of the apocalypse.”

In December, Dark Horse announced March 22, 2014, would be Hellboy Day, with events happening in comic shops around the world!
In addition to a slew of exclusive giveaways, Dark Horse has produced an all-new sampler comic featuring two classic Mignola tales, “The Ghoul” and “Another Day at the Office,” as well as two new stories by Mignola, Fábio Moon, and R. Sikoryak!

Look for the Hellboy: The First 20 Years hardcover collection, on sale in comic shops everywhere on March 19! This deluxe oversized hardcover presents Mignola’s favorite covers and illustrations in gallery style, from his first drawing of Hellboy through twenty years of publishing.

HELLBOY DAY — Saturday, March 22, 2014
Mike Mignola—Meltdown Comics—Los Angeles, CA
2 p.m. Meltdown Comics
Facebook Event Page:https://www.facebook.com/events/604965422917272/
Read more in the latest copy of Famous Monsters #273, featuring an interview with Mike Mignola by our own Meltdown Holly!available at ONLY at Meltdown Comics. (for now)