Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland
Signing Rick and Morty #1
at Meltdown Comics on April 12th
Legendary Meltdown Comics to Host Signing with Show Creators
LOS ANGELES, CA April 2nd, 2015 – Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, announced today a signing for Rick and Morty #1 at Meltdown Comics with show creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon on April 12th at 5 pm.
This will be the first time the show creators sign the comic book adaptation of their hit adult swim show since the first issue’s release on April 1st, 2015. The signing will be hosted by Los Angeles’ mecca for all things comic book, comedy, podcasting and pop-culture related, Meltdown Comics. Dan Harmon’s wildly popular comedy podcast, Harmontown, is recorded on a regular basis in the store’s NerdMelt Showroom and will follow the comic book signing at 8 pm on April 12th.
Rick and Morty is created and executive produced by Dan Harmon (Community, Channel 101) and Justin Roiland (House of Cosbys). After missing for nearly 20 years, Rick Sanchez (Justin Roiland) suddenly arrives at his daughter Beth’s (Sarah Chalke) doorstep looking to move in with her and her family. Beth welcomes him with open arms, but her unremarkable husband Jerry (Chris Parnell) isn’t too thrilled about the tearful reunion as Rick’s arrival serves to shake things up quite a bit around the household. Rick converts the garage into his personal laboratory and gets to work on all sorts of dangerous sci-fi gadgets and contraptions. That wouldn’t be so bad if not for the fact that Rick continues to involve his grandchildren Morty (Roiland) and Summer (Spencer Grammer) in his insane adventures. The newly released comic from Oni Press based on Rick and Morty is written by Zac Gorman (Costume Quest, Magical Game Time), illustrated by CJ Cannon and colored by Ryan Hill (Terrible Lizard, Stumptown, Stringers).
About Meltdown Comics
The mecca for all things comic book, comedy, podcasting and pop-culture related bits, Meltdown hosts 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, etc.
About Oni Press
Oni Press has been Portland’s premier indie comic book publisher since 1997. Home to a range of rad comics including Scott Pilgrim, The Sixth Gun, Invader Zim, Rick and Morty, Stumptown, Princess Ugg, Letter 44 and The Bunker, Oni Press strives to create comics for you.
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
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
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
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.
Meltdown Comics and IDW present… The Other Dead/Hollywood Launch Party!
- 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
- Costume Contest
We’re bringing madness to Sunset Blvd.
Wednesday 10/30/2013 6pm
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046 (map)
*open bar with purchase
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
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…
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
Click to view show poster.
Poster and flyer art by Dana Lechtenberg
The Doctor Is In Twitter/Instagram official hashtag #TheDoctorIsIn2013
Meltdown Comics Twitter/Instagram – @MeltdownComics
NerdMelt Twitter/Instagram – @NerdMelt
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.
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
October 11 through October 20, 2013
Location: Meltdown Comics [in the Meltdown Gallery/NerdMelt Showroom]
7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046
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
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)
Debbie Huey (Bumperboy Comics, www.bumperboy.net)
Kevin Reagan (www.kevinreagandesign.com)
Josh Ellingson (www.joshuaellingson.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)
Alan Oldham (www.alanoldham.com)
Dez Einswell (www.dezeinswell.com)
Lalo Alcaraz (www.laloalcaraz.com)
Danielle N. Kramer
Kenny Keil (www.talestosuffice.com)
Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca (chamanvision, Rhyme Travelers)
DJ Nomadico (www.ur061.com)
Hire 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:
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!
Hey 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)