8 Bit Lit: An Art Show Celebrating Great Video Games and Literature By Michelle Wilens and Caroline Jeanne McClanahan Nelson 8 BIT LIT is the ultimate art show mashup fusing classic video games with literature.
The opening reception will be SATURDAY, March 2, 2013 @ 7PM and feature music by DJ Old Boy, life-size balloon art from Super Inflated (http://www.superinflated.com/) and FREE BEER! Tiny Splendor (http://tinysplendor.com/) will also be on hand to transform the Meltdown Comics Gallery into a living arcade. The Bun Truck (http://thebuntruck.com/) will be parked outside Meltdown Comics serving delicious treats.
Featuring Artwork by:
Aldrin Cornejo Amy Watson Arminda Arroyo Barry Blankenship Ben Sears Brad Lamers Brett Gilbert Chris Downes Dave Kloc Dominic Moschitti Dominique Bell Ellen Coons Guillermo Martinez Jason Jones Jeffrey Rebner Jenny Fine Jeremy Alva
John Mathot Josh Karp Kate Ward Kenneth Srivijittakar Laurel Maha Lauren Andrews Max Stadnik Michael Thomas Grant Natalie James Nathan Theis Nolan Fabricius Ryan Moran Sanaa Khan Shane Coleman Trinity Shi
Bubble Punch is revamping the Super*Market event at Meltdown Comics, gathering all of the most awesome nerd gear in So Cal to create a metropolis of kickass shopping in one place.
Super*Market was originally the brainchild of Jessica Gao, who created super*MARKET as a vending fair for comics and the arts at UCLA, then moved to Meltdown for a very successful run. Jessica says, ”I couldn’t be happier to see the triumphant return of super*MARKET. It was an event that has always been dear to my heart and to have it in the capable hands of Bubble Punch is ultra-cute icing on the cake.”
Along with hunting for awesome swag, guests can also party down with live entertainment, refreshments, and a chance to mix and mingle with other colorful and fun patrons.
Super*Market vendors will specialize in the bright, geeky, girly, and super unique. Jewelry designers, unique clothing designers, and even second hand clothing from Japan will all be sold for the first time in one place at this fashionably nerdy event.
Entertainment during the event will be provided by the DJ team at Tune In Tokyo, along with a live podcast from the lady nerds at Defective Geeks, event snaps, and much more!
Complimentary drinks will also be provided for shoppers to help them party the day away!
Admission to this event is FREE!
Just some of the amazing vendors you will see at Super*Market:
Never before in the history of comics (and likely never again) you can win the ENTIRE contacts of an iconic true-blue pop-culture phenomenon’s ART STUDIO with only one bid!
The KEVIN EASTMAN ART STUDIO auction will run for 10 days beginning on Dec 25th – Christmas Day – at 9:00 PM (PST). It will wrap the evening of January 4th at 9:00 PM, which will be the final night of the 35 DAYS OF KEVIN EASTMAN event at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood. It will be a HUGE blowout, and we’ll follow the final hours of the auction live at the closing night party!!
A portion of the proceeds from this auction will go to benefit THE HERO INITIATIVE, a non-profit organization that raises money to assist comic book creators in need.
We don’t have a link to the auction page yet (it won’t be available until it goes live) but here’s a link to the eBay account that will be hosting the auction: http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/oranj - – feel free to publicize this link if you wish. It will be running Kevin Eastman related auctions throughout the special event.
Here are some of the highlights you’ll find contained within this treasure trove!
* Kevin’s Drawing Table and Chair (table is as it was when Kevin decided to do this auction). Includes Pens, Shotglasses, Empty Redbull Cans, etc. * Original Illustrated Storyboards for HEAVY METAL 2000 * Highlander Animated Series: press pack, Early Cut of the Movie, Copies of entire Movie as Directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri * Over 600 DVDs – most of them partially watched while working on art in the studio. Includes DVD deck and monitor. * Double-Sized Production Prototype of OZZY OSBOURNE “Bark At The Moon” Action Figure sculpted by Digger T. Mesch * Photocopy of Simon Bisley’s Lobo/Authority Pencils & Layout for the entire story * 2 Pgs of Original Art from TNMT Movie Adaptation – 1 Featuring Twin Towers – 1 Featuring Statue of Liberty – Framed with US Flag from Kevin’s Home * Richard Corben Original Art (at least two pieces – there may be more!) * Signed Elizabeth Hurly Photo from Austin Powers. * Kevin’s personal San Diego Comic Con Badges going back about 10 years * Various Movie Posters – Comic Prints – and More . . . used to “wallpaper” the studio! * Toy Guns, Knives and a Hand-Grenade (non-functional) used as reference for comics * Original art portrait of Kevin by Simon “BIZ” Bisley (there’s actually quite a bit of BIZ art in here!) * Trigun, Lain, and other favorite Anime Animation Cells * A Fishtank (formerly held Kevin’s gecko) filled with various odds and ends tossed in over a six year period – ??? * TMNT Comic 5-Color Press Proof Overlays (from back in the days before digital press proofs) * Box of Original Photos of Playmates & Models (mostly nude) – Photography by Julie Strain * Turtles Car Windshield Sunblock – Still in Original Shrinkwrap * Turtles Cereal Box (cardboard mock up – never assembled) * TONS of random Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles goodies . . . prototypes . . . and oddities * Original Comic Art by Various Creators * Statues & Action Figures – - Pin-Up, Fantasy, Superhero, Turtles (natch) and more! * Various Billiken Models From Japan (Frankenstein, Dracula, Creature, Mummy and MORE) * LOTS OF HEAVY METAL ART . . . BOOKS . . . UNUSED TREASURES! * and so much more . . . some of these boxes have not even been opened. Who knows what lurks inside?!
NO MINIMUM – NO RESERVE – INCREDIBLE, BUT IT’S ALL HERE – YOU GET WHAT YOU GET!