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

via: Fantagraphics.com
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)

 Posted by at 3:09 pm
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

 Posted by at 8:49 pm
Nov 032014
 

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Who – Stephan Franck
What – Signing “Silver” Vol. 1 TPB
When - November 12th, 7 PM
Where – Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl, Los Angeles, Calif. 90046 (map)

About Stephan Franck
Stephan Franck, who has worked on various notable animated projects such as The Iron Giant, Despicable Me, and How to Train Your Dragon, will be venturing into another media courtesy of a comic released by Dark Planet Comics, Silver. 

About Silver:
Expanding Bram Stoker’s original universe fifty years hence, into the pulp era of the 1930’s, SILVER introduces James Finnigan, a witty but (figuratively) soulless con man, who sets out to separate the living-dead from their precious silver.

Personality conflicts, emotional entanglements and character comedy abound, as Finnigan assembles the crew of talented but broken misfits needed to pull off the heist of the last ten centuries.

 Posted by at 3:22 pm
Nov 022014
 

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The Space//THE COLLECTION
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 (http://goo.gl/mf419V) 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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 Posted by at 4:27 pm
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.

 Posted by at 12:20 pm
Oct 262014
 

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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)

 Posted by at 6:16 pm
Oct 252014
 

ShowrunnersBefore the documentary hits Itunes, stop by Meltdown Comics  pick up the Official Showrunners companion book, meet and  greet Tara Bennet (The Lost Encyclopedia, Sons Of Anarchy Official Companion), Mike Royce (Enlisted, Big, Everybody Loves Raymond) and Des Doyle (Director of Showrunners: The Art Of Running A TV Show).

JUST ADDED! Ronald D.Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander, Star Trek)

About Showrunners:
SHOWRUNNERS explores the fascinating world of the US television showrunner and the creative forces around them, as they battle daily between art and commerce to deliver television comedies and dramas to audiences worldwide.

Every television show has a creative voice who guides it to screen. The industry calls them the showrunners. Impresarios of the small screen, their function to write, manage, facilitate, and execute the idea has long been taken for granted by audiences…but not anymore. 

In this official companion book to the documentary Showrunners, you’ll get an insider’s guide to creating, writing, and running a scripted television series in today’s Golden Age of Television, in the words of some of the biggest talents of the industry. 

Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show expands on the interviews featured in the acclaimed documentary, and includes exclusive conversations covering every facet of the business, from getting your first break to running multiple series.

 Posted by at 2:40 pm
Oct 012014
 

GreenArrow_Meltdown_signingMeet An Iconic Super Hero’s All-New Creative Team…

What: Straight from their work on the hit “Arrow” TV series, join new
GREEN ARROW comic book writers Andrew Kreisberg and Ben Sokolowski along with colorist Gabe Eltaeb for a signing of their debut issue.

Kreisberg, Sokolowski and Eltaeb will be on-hand to sign copies of
GREEN ARROW #35, while supplies last.

Where: Meltdown Comics (7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif.)

When: TONIGHT! Wednesday, October 1 starting at 7PM

 Posted by at 1:00 pm
Oct 012014
 

beyonfest2014THE MONSTER SQUAD
Presented by the American Cinematheque and Amity.

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Evening begins at 7:30pm with a pre-show hosted by The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail and introduction with THE MONSTER SQUAD director Fred Dekker and cast members Andre Gower, Ashley Bank and Ryan Lambert.

THE MONSTER SQUAD
1987, Lionsgate, 82 min, USA, Dir: Fred Dekker

Young kids form a club that is devoted to monsters but soon get more than they bargained for when Count Dracula adjourns to Earth, accompanied by Frankenstein’s Monster, the Wolfman, the Mummy and Gillman. The uglies are in search of a powerful amulet that will grant them power to rule the world. The only souls daring enough to stand in their way? Our heroes, the Monster Squad! With Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht, Tom Noonan (as Frankenstein’s Monster) and Duncan Regehr (as Dracula).

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

 Posted by at 12:46 pm
Sep 262014
 

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Eat More Art Out Productions is bringing back the seventies and honoring one of the greatest sitcom series of all time with their first group art show, “Come and Knock On Our Door: A Tribute to John Ritter”.

October 17th, 2014 – 7 pm
Meltdown Gallery inside Nerdist Showroom, Hollywood, Calif.

Former roller derby girls Jane Dope, Sleazy Bake Oven and Hussy Whipped are trading their scuffed up skates and stinky safety gear for artist wrangling and gallery receptions as they host their first, of hopefully very very many, themed group art shows that might more accurately be described as art parties. Their plan to dish up a healthy serving of quality art in a low pressure, highly themed atmosphere is a foolproof recipe for an unforgettable event. “We want art to be fun and inviting, even if you think you know nothing about it. Our motto: Grab a beer and tell your inner critic to relax. It’s just art!”

Jane Dope is the founder of Angel City Derby Girls’ annual silent auction fundraiser Eat Your Art Out. In recent years, the trio has teamed up with Angel City Derby Girls and Titmouse animation studios to bring this Los Angeles art scene staple to unprecedented success. Now these ladies for ready for year ‘round curating! Art parties for all!!

For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/eatmoreartout, www.facebook.com/events/1455932761347195

Follow Eat More Art Out http://instagram.com/eatmoreartout

What: Eat More Art Out Productions Presents:
Come and Knock On Our Door: A Tribute to John Ritter. Artists include: Dave Macdowell, Jim Mahfood, Mike Huddleston, Yelley and many more. Music, food-truck, open bar, treats, photo- ops. Original artwork and limited edition prints for sale!

When: October 17, 2014 from 7p-11pm

Where: Meltdown Gallery inside Nerdist Showroom,
7522 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, Calif. 90046 (map)

Additional info: www.facebook.com/events/1455932761347195

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