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/

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)

Oct 262012
 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, To Meltdown Comics that is! Starting October 26 until November 1st everything is 19% off in celebration of Meltdown’s 19th Birthday!* Just come into Meltdown within those dates, say “HAPPY BIRTHDAY!” and SAVE! Also, make us an offer on anything on the walls and we’ll see what we can do! Giant Posters, Limited Edition Screen Prints, ANYTHING GOES! Just ask Gaston and he’ll make you a deal! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MELTDOWN COMICS!

*Does not include Junk Food Clothing Tees or NerdMELT Showroom events.