Nov 142014

STINCKERS PARTY! An exhibit of over 60 uncut sticker sheets designed by today’s best cartoonists, including the ALL-NEW 15 artist collaboration: FACEGASM!

DECEMBER 05, 2014. 7:30 – 10PM in the Meltdown Gallery, Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics: 7522 Sunset Blvd., L.A., CA 90046

Screen-printed by hand since 2007, Stinckers stickers have improved lives all over the country and around the world! Contributing artists include founders Mats Stromberg, Steven Weissman and a LOT of their friends! Friends like; Johnny Ryan, Pacolli, Box Brown, Craoman, Mark Todd, Esther Pearl Watson, Benjamin Marra, Jeremy Eaton, Matt Furie, Makkinoso, Alex Schubert, Andrew Goldfarb, Michael Slack, Patrick Kyle, Michael DeForge, Abe Lincoln Jr., Jeff Roysdon, Joven Kerekes, Jordan Crane, Sophia Foster-Dimino, Roman Muradov, Andy Ristaino, Malachi Ward, Ted May, Sammy Harkham, S. Britt, Kent Myers, Scummo, Ryan Cecil Smith, Philippa Rice, Domitille Collardey, David King and Sam Alden.

Every Stincker Ever will be on display, along with selected samples of original art. Contributing artists will be in attendance.

Meltdown Gallery
Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl.
Los Angeles, Calif. 90046 (map)

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Nov 142014

MELTDOWNCOUPONFamous Monsters of Filmland is giving Meltdown patrons some love. 15%OFF EVERYTHING over at Enter Coupon Code: MELTDOWNLOVE <- ALL CAPS!!! Coupon valid NOW! thru November 30th,2014.

Captain Co.
Captain Company is the official store for Famous Monsters of Filmland. Stop by to get all the ghoulishly good Famous Monsters of Filmland magazines (current and back issues), posters, t-shirts, hats, collectibles, classic genre goods,and more. . .


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Nov 132014


Meltdown Comics and Boing Boing Present: Hip Hop Family Tree Signing with Ed Piskor and Q&A with Mark Frauenfelder of Boing Boing.

Tuesday in LA, the place to be is at Meltdown Comics. Pittsburgh-based cartoonist Ed Piskor has pop and locked, Heavy D Shaked and prepped his way over to come out and give you one hell of a party along with the crew at Meltdown. A special guest DJ will be spinning the vintage hits from 4-6pm and at 5pm in the NerdMelt Showroom you’ll find Boing Boing founder’s Mark Frauenfelder in conversation with Piskor about the Hip Hop Family Tree series, his Rob Leifeld mini-comic and much much more.

Tuesday, November 18th, 3-6pm
Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl.
Los Angeles, Calif. 90046 (map)

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Nov 102014

BLACK_DYNAMITE_04_posterBLACK DYNAMITE and his crew are going to do what they got to do!
Join us THIS COMING WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, at 7PM for a signing event that will be badder than Shaft, Superfly and The Mack!

Ars Nova, IDW and Meltdown Comics present BLACK DYNAMITE Issue #4 

ADDED BONUS! The first 100 people to purchase issue #4 will receive a limited edition Black Dynamite poster with artwork from Studio Trigger’s Hiroyuki Imaishi!

Be there or be a square bear, can you dig it?

Get your comic and poster signed by Michael Jai White (“Black Dynamite”, Writer, Black Dynamite; Writer/Performer, Black Dynamite Animated Series), Carl Jones (Executive Producer, Writer, Black Dynamite Animated Series), Byron Minns (“Bullhorn”, Writer, Black Dynamite; Writer/Performer, Black Dynamite Animated Series), and Brian Ash (Black Dynamite Comic Writer, Co-Executive Producer, Black Dynamite Animated Series). 

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, Calif. 90046

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Nov 062014




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Nov 052014

November 9th  come to Meltdown Comics for an afternoon
with French and American comics.

vis-a-vis1flyer_final-1_1-19081Come meet the creators of the best of today’s graphic novels in LA and France for discussions on their art and the vitality of the international comics scene.

The authors’ books will be available for purchase from Stuart Ng Books, the largest importer of bande dessinée in the U.S.



- Comics in Hollywood: French-American exchanges today
- Looking for new contents: comics on the big and the small screens
- Adaptation and translation: the challenges of transcultural adaptations
- Books in motion: graphic novels in animation.

When? November 9th at 2pm
Where? Meltdown Comics (MAP)
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Nov 022014



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Due to the unique nature of this apartment a high security will be required. This collection began in 1977 and was part of the largest Spider-Man collection of memorabilia in the world! Children are more than welcome to stay (Legos are in the closet) but are NOT ALLOWED to touch any of the displayed items. If anything is missing or broken the adult responsible will be charged accordingly.

Located in the Beachwood Canyon area of the Hollywood Hills the apartment is walking distance to the Hollywood sign, Hollywood & Vine/Walk of Fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, restaurants, bars, clubs (Upright Citizens Brigade and many others), markets (Beachwood Market was used in the Alfred Hitchcock film “The Birds”), the Bat Cave, Metro/public transportation stops (Dash bus 1 block away), and MANY other fun things in the Hollywood area!

Completely PRIVATE, self contained studio with 2 twin beds, private entrance, outside smoking area, fireplace, separate kitchen area, and laundry facilities. Free WIFI, parking garage, and very close access to the 101 freeway and 5 frwys,

Owner lives next door and is available for private tours and meals (see “Other Things to Note” below). Late check ins are not a problem. Your visit should be an unforgettable experience and we will make sure your stay is perfect!

Guest Access
Free wifi, outside smoking patio area, covered parking garage,parking, trails into griffith park and to the Hollywood sign.

The apartment is located up two flights of steps and is not suitable for anyone with physical limitations (or lots of heavy luggage).

Interaction with Guests
You will be checked in and shown around upon your arrival. Other than that we give our guests total privacy, unless you want to meet and have conversation with a 3rd generation Hollywood native.

The Neighborhood
Restaurants, bars, clubs, coffee houses, markets – Less than 1 mile
Hollywood Blvd/Sunset & Vine (including Hollywood/Vine Metro station) – 1 mile
Hollywood Bowl – 2 miles
Universal Studios – 4 milesWest Hollywood – 4 milesEcho Park/Silver Lake – 4 miles
Downtown – 7 miles
Beverly Hills/Rodeo Drive – 7 milesVenice + Santa Monica – 11 miles
LAX – 40 min drive
Burbank (BUR) Airport – 20 min drive

Getting around
There is LOTS of convenient public transportation nearby. A DASH bus stops 1 block from the apartment and the Metro station is a 20 min walk away.

Other Things to Note
Owner lives next door and is available for private tours of the Los Angeles area for $65/hr (does not include food or transportation). This includes hikes to the Hollywood sign, walking/eating tour of Hollywood (ideal for meat eaters), walking/eating tour of Downtown LA (Asian restaurant assortment and includes viewings of MANY historical buildings), Pasadena pub crawl, and a walking/eating tour of East LA (Mexican food). Hiking tours to Catalina Island, National Parks, San Gabriel Mountains, and the high Sierras also available (14ers included!).

Please visit ( for more information.

Meals can also be provided during your stay (with advance notice). Prices are as follows:
Continental breakfast – $8/per person
Hot “American style” breakfast or crepes – $12/per person
Lunch – $12/per person
Dinner – $20

Vegetarian options available!

House Rules
• Reservations are only accepted if you have a CLEAR profile picture. If you are renting for your friend, boss, employee, or anyone else we will cancel your reservation upon arrival.
• Please respect our neighbors privacy and right to peace and quiet. NO LOUD NOISE, no talking on cell phones/loud conversations in front neighbors’ homes. This is a VERY quiet neighborhood so please be respectful. You are a guest • Please remove shoes before entering room. The floors are linoleum so house slippers are recommended • NO unregistered guest visits • NO smoking inside apartment (designated smoking area nearby)
• NO PETS (owner is allergic and will know if you sneak one in)

Rates are for single or double occupancy (maximum two people).
The house is available for filming and photo shoots at different rates than those posted here. Please inquire via message

Enjoy your stay!

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Oct 292014

PD-signing-FNL-smlWednesday, November 5th at 7PM, Michael Stock, Sina Grace and Hope Larson sign Penny Dora and The Wishing Box. Come down to Meltdown, get stuff signed and chit chat with this awesome team.

Penny Dora and The Wishing Box Signing
with Michael Stock, Sina Grace and Hope Larson
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl.
Los Angeles, Calif 90046 (map)

Image Comics’ PENNY DORA & THE WISHING BOX – Once upon a time, “Part Time Punks” DJ and writer Michael Stock and artist Sina Grace (BURN THE ORPHANAGE, LI’L DEPRESSED BOY) conjured up a story about the ever-curious Penny Dora and the unexpected gift that arrives on her doorstep in PENNY DORA & THE WISHING BOX. This new fantasy adventure series will begin in November from Image Comics with a special 28-page first issue.

One day, a young girl named Penny Dora discovers a mysterious box on her front doorstep. It is a magic box with the power to grant wishes…but what she’s about to unwrap is the darker and creepier meaning behind the old adage, “be careful what you wish for.”

Stock cited his daughter for first inspiring him to write about Penny Dora’s adventures. “Penny Dora is actually based on a story my daughter Nico wrote when she was 8 years old for her school paper. The first issue is basically an expansion of her original story. S

ince then the story has grown through talks we had in the car on the way to school in the mornings via a playful papa/daughter back and forth game of ‘what if.’ The cat in the book, Iggy, is based on our cat (also named Iggy, and also a great lover of ham).”

Grace added: “The minute I read Michael’s scripts for the series, I was absolutely enchanted by Penny Dora and her world. It’s been a dream to breathe life into the adventures of fantastic and charming characters. I can’t wait for the world to see!”

PENNY DORA & THE WISHING BOX is an whimsical retelling of the Pandora myth and an all-ages fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline and Ted Naifeh’s Courtney Crumrin. Eisner Award winning cartoonist Hope Larson (A Wrinkle In Time, Mercury) provides the alternate cover for the 1st issue and lettering for the series.

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Oct 262014


Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 at 7PM, THE HUMANS #1 SIGNING with  KEENAN MARSHALL KELLER AND TOM NEELY

About The Humans:
Apart, they are nothing… deemed by society as outcasts, misfits, losers, no good punks! But together, they are THE HUMANS! THE HUMANS is a high-octane, no-holds-barred, ape-biker-gang chopper ride into ‘70s exploitation genre bliss. Follow Bobby, Johnny, and all The HUMANS as they fight and fly down the road to oblivion on a ride filled with chains, sex, leather, denim, hair, blood, bananas, and chrome.

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

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Oct 252014


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.
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