May 162015

Daniel Clowes at Meltdown Comics


Launch Party for The Complete Eightball

Daniel Clowes will be at making his first Los Angeles appearance in several years at Meltdown Comics on June 5th to celebrate the release of The Complete Eightball, a two-volume collection of the influential and iconic comic book series, from Fantagraphics Books.

On Friday, June 5th, from 6-10 PM, Meltdown will be opening its Los Angeles doors to fans new and decades strong for a night complete with prizes, a book signing, costume contest, and an interview between Clowes and Mark Frauenfelder from Boing Boing.

Creator of touchstone stories such as “Ghost World”, “Art School Confidential” and “Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron”, Daniel Clowes changed the landscape of comics when he began publishing Eightball with Fantagraphics Books in 1989. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of its release, and celebrate the future, the biggest comic book retailer in California, Meltdown Comics, is pulling all the stops for this one-night-only engagement. Meltdown and Clowes’s relationship dates back over 20 years, when Clowes created the venerable Meltdown mascot, Mel, in the early days of the store.

From Associate Publisher, Eric Reynolds says, “It was literally unfathomable for us to consider any Daniel Clowes / Complete Eightball event schedule that didn’t include Meltdown Comics. I don’t know if there’s a bookseller in the country that has done more to promote Eightball and the work of Daniel Clowes over the past two decades. This is going to be a barnburner.”

WHO: Cartoonist Daniel Clowes
WHAT: Signing The Complete Eightball
WHERE: Metldown Comics – 7522 Sunset Blvd, LA, CALIF
WHEN: Friday, June 5th from 6-10 PM

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Apr 232015


It’s 1988 and it’s about time you went from a Girl Scout Cookie to a true Heather. Join the popular kids, the outcasts, and everyone in between as we pay artistic homage to one of the greatest teen cult classic films of all time.
Take your parents’ car and make your way to the Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown to enjoy free refreshments, a round of croquet in the photobooth, and maybe even some special guests! Our love is god, let’s go look at some art (and get a slushie).
This event is FREE! With FREE beer and wine!
Featuring over 65 artists, including:
Willy Roberts, Nico Colaleo, Kimber Hall, Arielle Ered, Sara Pocock, Austin Salmi, Starline Hodge, Madeline Schichtel, Julia Prescott. Kevyn Schmidt, Dylan Chudzynski, Lucy Mirando, Josh Cheney, Maggie Drew Brennan, Regina Morales, Danielle N. Kramer, Lindsey Davis, Rachel Adams, Jess Lane, Dawn Anderson, Roxanne Miller, Jessica Vohs, Jenny Rolapp, Laura Brown, Heather Kohos, Aurora Lady, Suki Rose-Etter, Penelope Gazin, Amanda Li, FUN CULT, Nina Rocca, Tiffany Ford, Sasha-Schotzko Harris, Katt Qian, Victoria Gokun. Spencer John Olson, Michael Thomas Grant, Nicole Zubia, Nicole Ellsworth, Trevor Jones, Jenny Fine, Mari De Monte, Ilyse Kullman, Kelsy Abbott, Natasha Kline, Amber McCall, Jessica Watkins-DeWinter, John Olsen , Tony Christopherson, Maritza Lugo, Hannah Kitziger, Daisy Church, Madison Queen, Zoë Moss, James P. Gibson, Jeremy Wojchihosky, Katie Tilford , Jackie Li, Vicki Marquette, Erika Paget, Lisa Wakiyama, Ashley Villers, Hilary Lile, Amber Adcock, Ali MacLean, Natalie James, Derek Heath
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl. LA, CALIF 90046
Apr 202015


Film Threat Kickstart-A-Thon Takes Over Meltdown in Final Hours!

April 21, Film Threat CEO & Founder Chris Gore (G4, AOTS)
takes over Meltdown for a 12-hour fundraising telethon livestream to save
the original & best indie film zine!
  Join award-winning Directors, Writers, Artists and Personalities in-store at Meltdown Comics Hollywood on Sunset Blvd or watch online at   to help keep Film Threat alive!

The Kickstarter “STAFF PICK” project includes exclusive rewards from special guests available in store and online from 12 noon PT midnight during the final hours of the Film Threat kickstarter. Tune in online as Chris Gore attempts a full G4 Attack of the Show reunion live on air! Meet the award winning director of STARWOIDS and join a live podcast recording with

Indie film and geek culture needs a digital magazine more than ever with an overwhelming slate of films, shows and podcasts now available on demand. What should I subscribe to? Who should I follow? FILM THREAT has always supported creators worthy of your attention and with your help will continue to be an honest and fresh voice in the filmmaking scene. Help continue the FILM THREAT story in its final day:

Film Threat Kickstart-a-thon Hosted by Chris Gore
WHERE: Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd Hollywood
WHEN: Tuesday April 21, 12 noon – midnight
Apr 062015

unnamed (1)MILES AWAY is an action-packed science fiction adventure through the eyes of 16-year-old MAXWELL MILES.

Maxwell is a boy who develops a superhuman ability and gets recruited by a shadowy organization to help them battle evil. But Max wants to discover the location of his missing parents. Aided by trusted companions, Max falls into an interstellar war as he explores his family’s clouded past. Max and his allies meet extraordinary beings with phenomenal abilities while picking up valuable life lessons along the way. As the conflict rises, Max learns that before he can save the universe, he has to learn to save himself from the darkness of his childhood.

The Miles Away story is an adventure of self-discovery where Maxwell Miles learns what it means to have faith in himself in an unstable environment.

Meet author Anthony Montgomery, Wednesday April 8th at 7pm.
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl.
Los Angeles, CALIF. 90046 (map)