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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

 Posted by at 11:57 am
Nov 282013
 

BLACK-FRIDAY-MELTDOWN-(2)

DOORS OPEN AT 10AM

  • ALL DAY: 25% OFF GOODIE TWO SLEEVES APPAREL

    (Devo, The Amazing World of Gumball, GI JOE, Transformers, Zombie, MLP, Dino, Blondie, + more)

  • ALL DAY: 25% OFF ALL KaBOOM! TITLES

    (Bravest Warrior, Adventure Time, Garfield, Regular Show + more )

  • ALL DAY: 20% OFF ALL HARDCOVERS

    (If it’s got a hardcover, it’s on sale)

  • ALL DAY: 25% OFF ALL ARTWORK INSIDE MELTDOWN GALLERY

  • ALL DAY: CRAFT FAIR WITH LOCAL ARTISANS

  • 10AM – 12PM: 50% Off ALL BACK ISSUES

  • 10AM – 12PM:  30% Off ALL NEW COMICS

  • 12PM: HANNAH, ERIC AND CATBUG: BRAVEST WARRIOR SIGNING, SKETCHING AND HANGING OUT

  • 12PM – CLOSE: BACK ISSUES BY THE POUND All unmarked back-issues in bins 1LB = $5

  • MELTDOWN COVERS YOUR FIRST HOUR OF PARKING

    Let us know you parked on a meter upon check-out and we’ll take off 1 hour parking meter fee off your total. *applies to parking meters only.

  • MELTDOWN WILL MATCH ANY ADVERTISE SALE OR DISCOUNT BY ANY COMIC BOOK SHOP IN 213, 310, 424, 626, 714, 818 AREA CODES. 

    *Price Match will only apply to items in-stock.

*ALL Discounts cannot be combined with ongoing sales or promotions and consignment items.

 Posted by at 6:26 pm
Oct 292013
 

OtherDead-MDCFlyer-(2)Meltdown Comics and IDW present… The Other Dead/Hollywood Launch Party!

Featuring:

  • Kevin Eastman (TMNT, Heavy Metal)
  • Joshua Ortega (Gears Of War)
  • Digger T Mesch (Agent 88)
  • Sam Shearon (Ministry Artist)
  • Live Zombie Animal
  • Body-Painting by Dulce!
  • *Open Bar
  • Food Truck
  • Carnies
  • Costume Contest

We’re bringing madness to Sunset Blvd.

Wednesday 10/30/2013 6pm
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046 (map)

 

*open bar with purchase

 Posted by at 5:46 pm
Oct 222013
 

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EXHIBITION: The Doctor Is In:  A Tribute to The Show
LOCATION: Meltdown Gallery, 7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046
ON VIEW: November 1, 2013 – November 23, 2013
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, November 1, 2013 at 7pm

Hollywood, CA – Meltdown Comics presents:
The Doctor Is In: A Tribute to The Show.

This interdisciplinary exhibition will bring together work by a group of [mostly] of over 100 local artists and followers to celebrate the Golden Anniversary of the sci-fi cult classic. From angels who weep to Dalek plungers and whisks, the art about our favorite madman with a box police box will be nothing to shake a sonic screwdriver at.

Curator FD has assembled artists whose work for the shows includes animation, graphic design, illustration, graffiti, comics, painting, installation and performance. Each artwork presented was chosen based on the artist’s vision and how their work portrays a distinct Los Angeles interpretation of the monolithic British franchise.

The opening reception for The Doctor Is In: A Tribute to The Show will take place on Friday, November 1st at 7:00 pm. The reception is free and open to the public.

Hours: Meltdown Gallery/NerdMelt Showroom is open during Meltdown Comics store hours –
Thursday thru Tuesday 11am-9pm, Wednesday 10am-10pm
Admission:
Free and open to the public

Press & Show information/Contact:
Francisco Dominguez francisco@meltcomics.com or Meg Meg.PR@meltcomics.com
Resident Whovian: Benjamin Dunn bcdunn@gmail.com

Participating Artist:

Abbybelle Daniel Spellman John Devilman Messy Pink
Adam Murray Deanna Rooney John Mathot Michael Thomas Grant
Adam Rosette Dik Pose Jon Schnepp Michael White
Aimee Steinberger Doc43 Rueda Jonathan Woods Mike Pflaumer
Aldrin Cornejo Donna Letterese Jordan Mizell Monstark
Aliki Grafft e.D. Xu Josh Karp Nate
Amy Smith Ellie Kushner Josh Prieto Nathan Chesshir
Amy Watson Emily Barr Joshua Pruett Pierre Bernard Jr.
Aun-Juli Riddle Eren Unten Justin Bloomer Pinguino Kolb
Ben Collison Erin Pearce Justin Ridge Rebecca Lord
Bernyce Talley FriedGoldenMonkey Kali Fontecchio Roger Kuhns
Austin Salmi Galo MAKE Canote Kate Ward Sarah E. Kushner
Bill Rude Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca Katherine Waddell Satine Phoenix
Black_eM Heather Carlton Kelly McKernan Sergio D. Robleto
Brandon Bird Holly Knevelbaard Kelly Singpo Sherwin Viray / heydanger
Brian Fyffe Holly Payne Kenny Keil Simon Sotelo
Caroline Louis J.Q. Hammer Kevin Sukho Lee Stephen Kramer Glickman
Cassie Soliday Jack Rossi Laura Knight Susan Mandel
Chelsea Kenna Jared Konopitski Lauren Andrews TAHK0
Christopher Bennett Jean Kang Liane Ricci Tiki Jay One
Christopher Graybill Jeff Rebner Lincoln Kamm Tomi Monstre
Cleia Barreto Jeremy Wojchihosky Lissa Treiman Tristan Child
Daisy Church Jim Koch Maggie Rossetti Valerie Petrarca
Damon O’keefe John Abarca Maha Tabikh Yesenia Prieto
Dana Lechtenberg Alex Willan Mandar Zoë Moss

 

About the Gallery:
Meltdown Gallery on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. Meltdown Gallery is located within Meltdown Comics, one of the most respected comic book stores in the world. Meltdown Comics/Meltdown Gallery is a key component in the cultural sphere of Los Angeles. Meltdown Gallery exhibits local and international established and emerging artists working in the mediums of graphic novel/comic art, designer toys, graffiti/aerosol painting, photography, illustration, and digital artwork.

About Meltdown Comics:
In 1993 with little more than some Vertigo comics, a run of “The Crow”, and some Spider-Man t-shirts Meltdown Comics and Collectibles opened its doors. The neighbors were afraid to let their children come in and play the Jokers Wild pinball game and the pimps would run their girls in to hide from the cops. Constantly gazing across the street at the not-so-aptly named “Syds” children’s store Gaston Dominguez-Letelier and Ilia Carson-Letelier knew their dream of one day being the largest comic book store on the west coast would one day come day come true.

After 2 moves on the same block (and with the help of Francisco Dominguez and Hisami Dominguez-Letelier) in 2002, that dream materialized. Now the mecca for all things comic book, comedy, podcasting and pop-culture related bits, Meltdown celebrates its 20th anniversary this fall with a blockbuster line-up of events and programs that in the past have garnered such accolades as “Best of LA” LA Weekly, “Best of LA” LA Magazine, “Best Comedy” LA Weekly, “Top 50 things why LA kicks ass?” LA Weekly, “Best Store” Playboy Magazine “top 10 store you must visit before you die” etc…

About NerdMelt:
You won’t find a marquee for the NerdMelt Showroom on Sunset Boulevard, or any signage, for that matter. When you walk in to the verifiable comic book Mecca that is Meltdown Comics and head to the back, a Nerdist logo greets your entrance to one of the most unique performance  paces in Los Angeles. It isn’t your typical showroom with plush chairs, dark walls and a far off green room marking the divide between performer and audience. This is NerdMelt Showroom. If NerdMelt’s vitality is partially drawn from its unique aesthetics and surroundings, perhaps the rest is thanks to the community that has found itself drawn to the vision of Chris Hardwick of bringing the best, most unique, nerd-centric entertainment to you. It’s a place for Dan Harmon to hold court among a hundred or so adoring fans. It’s a place to see your favorite podcasts recorded live, in the flesh. It’s a place to spend your Sunday afternoons listening to Ben Blacker host the best television writers in the industry discussing their craft. It’s a place where every Wednesday night any standup comedian you’ve ever wished to see could be at The Meltdown with Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani, from Louis C.K. to Jim Gaffigan to Robin Williams. It’s The Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics and it’s the D.I.Y. beating heart of Los Angeles’s comedy

TheDoctorIsIn2013 Click to view show poster.
Poster and flyer art by
Dana Lechtenberg

Follow us:
The Doctor Is In Twitter/Instagram official hashtag #TheDoctorIsIn2013
Meltdown Comics Twitter/Instagram – @MeltdownComics
NerdMelt Twitter/Instagram – @NerdMelt

 Posted by at 8:30 am
Oct 102013
 

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EXHIBITION: COMING SOON: an art exhibition of imaginary film posters and design
LOCATION: Meltdown Comics [in the Meltdown Gallery/NerdMelt Showroom 7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046
ON VIEW: October 11, 2013 - October 20, 2013
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday October 11, 2013 from 6pm to 10pm
COMING SOON: an art exhibition of imaginary film posters and design
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Meltdown Comics!

[Los Angeles, CA - September 10, 2013] Meltdown Comics and NerdMelt Showroom in association with Rhyme Warp Productions Present a chamanvision production – COMING SOON: an art exhibition of imaginary film posters and design. COMING SOON is an art exhibition of all-new original artworks based on unfinished or unmade science-fiction, thriller and horror film concepts by renown film directors Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, Akira Kurosawa, Andrei Tarkovsky and Orson Welles. The exhibition also features artworks based on original concepts for Twin Peaks films, Walt Disney cartoons, Krazy Kat shorts and kaiju monster movies. The name of the exhibition, COMING SOON, is a play on the common term used to incite interest for upcoming film releases. The exhibition features artworks by a wide range of artists from graphic design, comics, illustration, toy design, fine art, animation, graffiti and music videos.

Special Events:
Opening Reception:
Friday October 11, 2013 – Opening Reception with artist panel and live music: 6pm to 10pm, free and open to the public
Rhyme Travelers comic book release event: Saturday October 19, 2013: Rhyme Travelers comic book release event with live painting and DJ: 2pm to 4pm, free and open to the public

Exhibition dates:
October 11 through October 20, 2013

Location: Meltdown Comics [in the Meltdown Gallery/NerdMelt Showroom]
7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046
www.meltcomics.com @meltdowncomics
Hours: Meltdown Gallery/NerdMelt Showroom is open during Meltdown Comics store hours – Everyday 11am-9pm, Wednesday 10am-10pm
Admission: Free and open to the public

 

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Exhibition Artists:
Unification Theory (www.crewest.com/artists/utheory.html)
Overton Loyd (www.overtonloydstudios.com)
O.G. SLICK (DISSIZIT! LOS ANGELES)
CHANMEN (Gargamel, flavors.me/chanmen)
Joshua Herbolsheimer (Super7)
Ave Rose (www.AveRoseArt.com)
Hilda Garcia (Hilda Garcia Fine Art)
Kiyoshi Takami (view from above)
Katy Unger (www.katyunger.com)
Carlos Anthony Olivas (www.fondlemag.com, www.anthonyolivas.com)
Holly Stephens (Miss Holly Lu)
Diwang Valdez (Cashew Co. / Motion Family)
Adolfo Garcia
Sean McNairy
Dave Kawano
Debbie Huey (Bumperboy Comics, www.bumperboy.net)
Kevin Reagan (www.kevinreagandesign.com)
Josh Ellingson (www.joshuaellingson.com)
Syndrome (www.syndromestudio.com)
Naheed Choudhry/Naheedence Photographic (www.naheedence.com)
Hideki Nakajima (www.nkjm-d.com)
Fernando Reza (Fro Design Co)
Tadaomi Shibuya (www.tadaomishibuya.tumblr.com)
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Dave Smith
Alan Oldham (www.alanoldham.com)
Dez Einswell (www.dezeinswell.com)
Lalo Alcaraz (www.laloalcaraz.com)
Danielle N. Kramer
Josh Karp
Stephen Chang
Kenny Keil (www.talestosuffice.com)
Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca (chamanvision, Rhyme Travelers)
DJ Nomadico  (www.ur061.com)

 Posted by at 10:47 pm
May 082013
 

pppPRHire our team for private D.I.Y. workshops such as:

  • Re-purpose books into art & decor
  • D.I.Y. hero masks & capes
  • D.I.Y. Jewelry & accessories
  • Handmade stationery
  • Decorative monograms
  • Origami flowers
  • . . .and more!

Contact: JULIE @ PoniesLLC.com

The Pink Ponies Etsy team brings years of D.I.Y. experience including events with:

  • Meltcomics, Inc.
  • USC’s Fisther Museum
  • Private children’s parties
  • The Craft and Folk Art Museum
  • The Annual Etsy, Inc. Craft Party
  • The Make Your Mark Show on PBS
  • And others! . . .

visit us online at:
My prettypinkponies.com

General Information
Pretty Pink Ponies is a brand that aims to elevate profiles of female professionals and entrepreneurs through collaborative projects with professional leaders in various industries.

In addition to non-profit work, the Pretty Pink Ponies team provides services as a temporary staffing agency, specializing in private family and children’s events with an emphasis in placing talent within the Arts & Crafts Industry.

Pretty Pink Ponies is a Minority, Women Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) helping women find work/life balance . . . in fancy high-heeled shoes!

 Posted by at 5:09 pm
May 032013
 

fcbd2013Hey all, we’ve got a bunch of stuff going on all day long. From Shia Labeouf signing at 10 am, Devastators take over Free Indie Comic Book Day, plus Sales! 20% off all TPB’s, Back Issues by the Pound!, and back by popular deman ” Let’s Make a Deal on Statues”,Super secret Jim Mahfood FCBD 2013 Commemorative T-shirt printed on-demand only. And if you’re worried there won’t be any tunes to bop your head to while at Meltdown, fear not DJ OLD BOY will be spinning tunes throughout the day. Fun times begin at 10am! See you here!!!
Free Comic Book Day is
Saturday May 4th, 2013
Meltdown Comics opens at 10am
7522 Sunset Blvd.
LA, CALIF 90046 (map)

 Posted by at 5:06 pm
Apr 142013
 

artistinvitedrwho2013Allons-y, Friends of Meltdown Comics!

We proudly invite you to exhibit your work in the “Doctor Who”-inspired art show at Meltdown Gallery — which will run November 1 – 23, 2013, in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the seminal British sci-fi series.

The “Doctor Who”-inspired art show will be a fun event those who have had artwork displayed at Meltdown and for first-timers. We’re planning loads of “sugar on top” perks to make this event a memorable one. One of those “fantastic” perks is Meltdown Gallery’s association with Nerdist Industries. We will be work to get the maximum amount of exposure possible for the art show through Nerdist Industries’ different platforms.

So, mark these dates on your calendar:
-The show’s opening night party is scheduled for Friday, November 1st, 2013
-The closing night party will be scheduled for Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 — which also happens to be the 50th anniversary of the premiere of the 1st episode of “Doctor Who”!

Artwork exhibited can be in any style and/or medium, and must be turned into Meltdown Comics by Friday, October 25th, 2013 to be eligible for participation. If you’re interested in taking part of this exhibit, please send an email ASAP to LETSMAKESOMETHINGUP@GMAIL.COM along with your contact information and a link or JPEG samples of your work.

*ARTIST WILL BE INFORMED OF PARTICIPATION VIA EMAIL. 
*YOU HAVE TILL 4/20 TO ENTER, THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL GO AWAY SATURDAY, APRIL 20th FOR ANOTHER MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PARTICIPATING ARTIST. 
!!!SEND YOUR SUBMISSION NOW!!!

About MELTDOWN COMICS:
Meltdown Comics — located on 7522 W. Sunset Blvd., in the heart of Hollywood, California — opened its doors in 1993 and has since become one the most respected comic book stores in the world. Taking a sophisticated approach to merchandise and operations, the 14,000 sq ft giant has garnered a reputation for facilitating successful gallery openings, and hosting award winning live comedy shows and podcast events in The Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics. The shop is a must-see pop culture destination for anyone visiting Los Angeles.

Selected Awards and Recognitions:
-”Best of LA” by LA WEEKLY several years running
-”Best of LA” by LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE several years running
-”One of The 10 Stores You Need To Visit In The USA” by PLAYBOY MAGAZINE
-Several comic book industry awards that are too numerous to mention
-Our very own episode of “The Simpsons” entitled “Husbands and Knives” (Season 19, Episode 7) where a cool shop based on Meltdown Comics becomes Bart and Lisa’s favorite hangout spot

Curator’s Notes:|
-Pricing will be discussed once contact is made between gallery and artist.
-To and from shipping of artwork will be paid by the artist (shipping address: Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90046).
-Local artist are asked to drop off and pick up art at Meltdown Comics (7522 Sunset Blvd., between Gardner and Sierra Bonita, Los Angeles, CA 90046).

 Posted by at 2:19 pm
Feb 192013
 

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KEVIN SHINICK, MAD WRITER/PRODUCER, INDUCTED INTO 501ST
AT MELTDOWN COMICS ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 7 PM


Emmy® Award-winning writer Shinick
is an Annie Award recipient for his
Robot Chicken work

Kevin Shinick, creator and main voice talent for MAD, the hit Warner Bros. comedy series airing on Cartoon Network, will be inducted into the legendary 501st Legion on Wednesday, February 27, at Meltdown Comics at 7:00 PM. Shinick earned an Emmy® Award and three Annie Awards for his work as a  writer/producer and voice talent on ROBOT CHICKEN, including a third this month for 2012′s ROBOT CHICKEN: DC COMICS SPECIAL.  Shinick has written comics for both Marvel and DC, and is also an actor with recent appearances on GRIMM and David E. Kelley’s MONDAY MORNINGS.  Shinick will be inducted into the legendary 501st Legion for his work on the ROBOT CHICKEN: STAR WARS specials and for his numerous MAD: STAR WARS parodies, including STAR WARS EARNED STRIPES, the reality series spoof that’s part of MAD’s upcoming season three finale airing Monday, March 4th at 8 pm on Cartoon Network. The Legion seeks to promote interest in STAR WARS through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for STAR WARS-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work. Meltdown Comics is located at 7522 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90046,(323) 851-7223.

Shinick proudly proclaims, “My happy place was definitely sitting in my room with a pile of comic books or in a darkened movie theatre watching films like STAR WARS,” and his early ambition led him to become a talented actor, writer/producer and showrunner who also creates his own projects and writes comic books. He starred in a slew of Broadway shows (thanks to his mentor, the late Tony Randall). He wrote the first SPIDER-MAN stage production that was a hit at Radio City Music Hall and subsequent sold-out 40-city tour. In 2012, he was Emmy ®-nominated in the same category he’d previously won but this time, for his own show, MAD. Shinick competed against himself at this month’s Annie Awards for both MAD and the RCDC, winning for the latter. Last fall, Shinick penned a two-issue arc of Avenging Spider-Man for Marvel comics. His humorous spin on the super hero featured Deadpool and the Hypno Hustler was a hit with both critics and fans. Shinick also spent two season as the host of PBS’ Emmy-winning series, WHERE IN TIME IS CARMEN SAN DIEGO?, a time traveling sci-fi quiz show that landed Shinick in teen magazines, onto trading cards and into his own action figure.

Now, the legendary 501st Legion inducts Shinick into their ranks. According to the 501st, “In appreciation of your contributions to the STAR WARS legacy, Kevin Shinick is welcomed as a honorary friend of 501st Legion fan organization. The Legion is an all-volunteer organization formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate.

About the 501st Legion
The 501st Legion began in 1997 as a simple fan website called Detention Block 2551. Today, the term “501st” yields nearly one million results in a Google search. Among the 501st’s most notable events are annual appearances at Dragon*Con, San Diego Comic-Con, and Disney’s Star Wars Weekends. All 501st members operate on a volunteer basis, donating countless hours of their time to charity fundraisers throughout the world. The 501st Legion’s extensive list of Honorary Members includes the likes of Mark Hamill, James Earl Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Seth Green and George Lucas himself. In 2002, the 501st Legion appeared on stage during a No Doubt concert as the band played their own striking rendition of the “Imperial March.” Among the biggest collectors of 501st t-shirts are Star Wars actors Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca). Every 501st member is assigned a unique Legion ID number for life. Some members even have their number tattooed to show their passion for the Legion. Although Stormtroopers make up the majority of 501st members, other acceptable costumes types include villains such as Tusken Raiders, Bounty Hunters and Sith Lords. The 501st Legion’s worldwide ranks are organized into distinct units called Garrisons, Squads, and Outposts. An independent documentary film called “Heart of an Empire” premiered in 2007 chronicling the life and times of the Fighting 501st Legion. The 501st’s ongoing charity work includes such notable beneficiaries as the Ronald McDonald House, the Special Olympics, Toys for Tots, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The 501st Legion takes great pride in making dozens of hospital visits each year to brighten the lives of sick children. In 2005, LucasArts paid tribute to the 501st Legion by making them the central characters of the video game Star Wars: Battlefront II. In October 2005, starwars.com added the 501st Legion to its growing databank of officially-recognized characters with behind-the-scenes details recognizing the original fan organization. In 2006, Toy manufacturer Hasbro immortalized the 501st in plastic by producing an exclusive 501st Legion Stormtrooper action figure whose packaging was designed around the group’s popular trading card series. As early as 1998, the 501st Legion’s ranks included several female members dispelling the notion that a Star Wars costuming club would have a predominately male base. Today’s Legion boasts a 24% female membership. In July 2007, Lucasfilm and Hasbro produced an action figure of R2-KT, a pink Imperial droid honoring the memory of Katie Johnson, daughter of Legion Founder Albin Johnson. Subsequently, $100,000 was donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to make dreams come true for sick children. Emphasizing the fact that the 501st is a global organization, the Legion had an active member on each of the Earth’s seven continents in 2007—including a trooper stationed in Antarctica.

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 Posted by at 1:23 pm
Feb 062013
 

Meltdown Signing Web

Wednesday 13th February – 7pm til 8pm

CREATOR OF ‘MACGYVER’ – LEE DAVID ZLOTOFF

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – TONY LEE

THEIR FIRST EVER WEST COAST STORE SIGNING EVENT!

A MACGYVER / DOCTOR WHO

SPECTACULAR SIGNING

 

 Posted by at 2:47 pm