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Apr 142013
 

artistinvitedrwho2013Allons-y, Friends of Meltdown Comics!

We proudly invite you to exhibit your work in the “Doctor Who”-inspired art show at Meltdown Gallery — which will run November 1 – 23, 2013, in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the seminal British sci-fi series.

The “Doctor Who”-inspired art show will be a fun event those who have had artwork displayed at Meltdown and for first-timers. We’re planning loads of “sugar on top” perks to make this event a memorable one. One of those “fantastic” perks is Meltdown Gallery’s association with Nerdist Industries. We will be work to get the maximum amount of exposure possible for the art show through Nerdist Industries’ different platforms.

So, mark these dates on your calendar:
-The show’s opening night party is scheduled for Friday, November 1st, 2013
-The closing night party will be scheduled for Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 — which also happens to be the 50th anniversary of the premiere of the 1st episode of “Doctor Who”!

Artwork exhibited can be in any style and/or medium, and must be turned into Meltdown Comics by Friday, October 25th, 2013 to be eligible for participation. If you’re interested in taking part of this exhibit, please send an email ASAP to LETSMAKESOMETHINGUP@GMAIL.COM along with your contact information and a link or JPEG samples of your work.

*ARTIST WILL BE INFORMED OF PARTICIPATION VIA EMAIL. 
*YOU HAVE TILL 4/20 TO ENTER, THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL GO AWAY SATURDAY, APRIL 20th FOR ANOTHER MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PARTICIPATING ARTIST. 
!!!SEND YOUR SUBMISSION NOW!!!

About MELTDOWN COMICS:
Meltdown Comics — located on 7522 W. Sunset Blvd., in the heart of Hollywood, California — opened its doors in 1993 and has since become one the most respected comic book stores in the world. Taking a sophisticated approach to merchandise and operations, the 14,000 sq ft giant has garnered a reputation for facilitating successful gallery openings, and hosting award winning live comedy shows and podcast events in The Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics. The shop is a must-see pop culture destination for anyone visiting Los Angeles.

Selected Awards and Recognitions:
-”Best of LA” by LA WEEKLY several years running
-”Best of LA” by LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE several years running
-”One of The 10 Stores You Need To Visit In The USA” by PLAYBOY MAGAZINE
-Several comic book industry awards that are too numerous to mention
-Our very own episode of “The Simpsons” entitled “Husbands and Knives” (Season 19, Episode 7) where a cool shop based on Meltdown Comics becomes Bart and Lisa’s favorite hangout spot

Curator’s Notes:|
-Pricing will be discussed once contact is made between gallery and artist.
-To and from shipping of artwork will be paid by the artist (shipping address: Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90046).
-Local artist are asked to drop off and pick up art at Meltdown Comics (7522 Sunset Blvd., between Gardner and Sierra Bonita, Los Angeles, CA 90046).

 Posted by at 2:19 pm
Feb 042013
 
ADRIAN TOMINE MOST FAMOUS STORY

ADRIAN TOMINE MOST FAMOUS STORY

From @Meltdowncomics #VAULT Optic Nerve’s ADRIAN TOMINE MOST FAMOUS STORY original art for sale. Serious inquiries only to STAFF AT MELTCOMICS DOT COM

You will be dealing direct with Gaston. He feels now is the time to move some of the classic and key items in the store to make room for a new thing that is a-comin’ (stay tuned!)

These 3 pages are nicely framed and are from an early issue of Optic Nerve. O.N. #3 contains four stories entitled “Dylan & Donovan,” “Supermarket,” “Hostage Situation” and “Unfaded.” Published by Drawn and Quarterly in August 1996.

MORE ABOUT ADRIAN HERE.

 

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New York Drawings

Adrian Tomine

A COLLECTION OF ILLUSTRATIONS FROM THE NEW YORKER COVER ARTIST AND AWARD-WINNING CARTOONIST

Two strangers, both reading the same novel, share a fleeting glance between passing subway cars. A bookstore owner locks eyes with a neighbor as she receives an Amazon package. Strangers are united by circumstance as they wait on the subway stairs for a summer storm to pass.

Adrian Tomine’s illustrations and comics have appeared for more than a decade in the pages (and on the cover) of the New Yorker. Instantly recognizable for their deceptively simple and evocative style, these images have garnered the attention of the New Yorker’s readership and the approbation of such venerable institutions as the Art Directors Club and American Illustration.

New York Drawings is a loving homage to the city that Tomine, a West Coast transplant, has called home for the past seven years. This lavish, beautifully designed volume collects every cover, comic, and illustration that he has produced for the New Yorker to date, along with an assortment of other rare and uncollected illustrations and sketches inspired by the city. Complete with notes and annotations by the author, New York Drawings will also feature a new introductory comic focusing on Tomine’s experiences as a New York illustrator.

Hardcover, 8.125″ x 11″, Full-Color

ISBN: 9781770460874

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Dec 032012
 

Bubble Punch presents Super*Market NIGHTMARKET at Meltdown Comics, creating a one stop shopping experience for nerdy holiday gifts in a rollickin’ party atmosphere!

Along with hunting for awesome swag, guests can also party down with live entertainment, refreshments, free raffle every hour, and a chance to mix and mingle with other colorful and fun patrons in the holiday spirit under the night sky.

Super*Market vendors will specialize in the bright, geeky, girly, and super unique. Jewelry, art, unique clothing, and nerdy second hand goods will all be sold all in one place at this fashionably nerdy event.

There will be a live podcast from the lady nerds at Defective Geeks, Tunes by Tune In Tokyo, event snaps, and much more!

**HOURLY GIVEAWAYS sponsored by Sanrio! Lots of Hello Kitty apparel, handbags, and accessories will be up for grabs!

Admission to this event is FREE!

Our current list of vendors:
Chubby Bunny
Locketship
Zambicandy
Messy Pink
Miss Alphabet
Geeky Glamorous
Super Emo Friends
Bunny Farm
Roserie
Hysteric Haus
Chrissa & Stephiee Town
Ogeeku
Scruffy Rebel
Melissa’s Gift Giving Service and Vintage Clothes, ft. Mary Kay
KawaiiKakkoiiSugoi.com
Gabriella Rose Jewelry Designs
Happy Cupcake Days
POP Shoppe
Lil’ Rae Cakes
Enky Skulls
DOKIDOKI Cafe
Chelsea Bear
+ tons of 2nd hand clothing and collectibles!
& much more to come!

VENDORS: Apply now at bubblepunch@gmail.com !

 Posted by at 9:27 am
Nov 132012
 

Die Antwoord pop up shop. One Hour Only for Pre-Signed Shits! Posters/EVILBOY/Undies/PRINTS 9-10PM See the Evening with Die Antwoord Live on http://www.stickam.com/meltdowncomics

Our friend Xeni writes over at BOING BOING:

I’ll be hosting an event with our friends at Meltdown Comics tonight,Tuesday November 13, 2012: a video marathon and poster-signing with Ninja and Yo-Landi of the South African band Die Antwoord.

Tuesday November 13, 2012: a video marathon and poster-signing with Ninja and Yo-Landi of the South African band Die Antwoord.

On sale will be a beautiful limited-edition Die Antwoord/Meltdown poster by artist Dave Kloc (artist signing is 9-10pm), and after that we’ll be screening a bunch of their videos and short films (10-1130pm, this part is sold out).

More details here.

WATCH THE WEBCAST: A reminder that the music video marathon, which will include a conversation with Die Antwoord and Q&A from the in-person and online audience(s), will be live-streamed here. Please do join us, wherever you are.

Chris Hardwick of Nerdist tapes his podcast there often, and he’ll be in the house tonight, along with Boing Boing founder Mark Frauenfelder, and many other special guests. Do tune in.

EVENT DETAILS

Meltdown Comics: 7522 Sunset Blvd., LA, CA 90046
Phone: (323) 851-7223
Web: meltcomics.com
When: Tue November 13, Die Antwoord signing action 9-10PM open to the public and for as long as the line lasts during that one hour only. Arrive early. No outside items will be allowed. Video marathon 10-1130pm, sold out, live webcast.

Oct 262012
 

 

ROOKIE day in LA with Tavi Gevinson.


Come down for: Workshops • Readings • Signings • Conversations

Saturday, November 10, 2-5 PM at Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown 

In partnership with L.A. Zine Fest, Meltdown Comics & Drawn and Quarterly.

(Live cast worldwide via Stickam)

Oct 242012
 

Hello everyone!  Thanks for tuning in, for this slightly late blog recap.

This Comics for Kids Lesson was all about focusing on visual storytelling– meaning, relying on pictures, sound effects, and picture bubbles to tell your story.  Words are vital to storytelling– but when it comes to comics, it’s actually a very important skill to be able to storytell, and have the pictures speak for themselves.  We learned about this fact, and also used the all-ages comic “Owly” as a teaching tool.

 

Please scroll down to see the lesson we had, as well as the great work that the kids did this week!

QUESTION:  Is a comic story still “written” if it does not have speaking with words?

 

ANSWER:  One definition of writing is, “that which is written;  characters or matter written with a pen or the like.”

 

Technically speaking, the definition does not require one to use words.  “Characters” can mean letters.  Yet, it can also refer to symbols—other languages, such as Chinese and Japanese, and old Native-American languages, use specific symbols or drawings that communicate an entire phrase.

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Sep 232012
 

September 24, 2012 8:00 pm
NerdMelt Showroom
Price: 10.00

September 25, 2012 7:30 pm
NerdMelt Showroom
Price: 10.00

September 25, 2012 8:00 pm
RISK! 9pm
NerdMelt Showroom
Price: 8.00

September 26, 2012 8:30 pm
NerdMelt Showroom
Price: 8.00

September 28, 2012 8:00 pm
NerdMelt Showroom
Price: 8.00

September 29, 2012 2:00 pm
NerdMelt Showroom
Price: FREE

Sep 192012
 

Thanks for reading our latest blog recap, for Meltdown University’s Comics for Kids:  This week’s lesson (and this blog post) focuses on DIALOGUE, and WORD BALLOONS.

Dialogue can be a lot more complicated than just what a character says.  The same line of dialogue will be different depending on the facial expression of the character who says it– or how the dialogue box itself was actually drawn.  Some dialogue boxes are barely there, and others are very important to the entire LAYOUT of the comic.

Scroll down to read the lesson plan and what we learned on this front.  As usual, scroll down below that to see what the kids came up with.

Thanks for reading!

DIALOGUE AND WORD BALLOONS:

 

Using the SHAPE of Word Balloons to help your characters talk, and using DRAWINGS and DIALOGUES together to tell your story!

 

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Sep 052012
 

Our pal, Blair Butler from Attack of the Show (G4TV) visits Meltdown comics in the latest episode of Fresh Ink!

Batman, Image Comics, Junk Food Clothing & Peavey Guitars in the mix. 

Sep 042012
 

This week’s Comics for Kids Class here at Meltdown was a ton of fun!  We reviewed some character design principles, while learning a new thing that’s important when drawing comics, and characters that are going to look as if they are moving:  The Line of Action.

Read on, to see the lesson we went through.  And scroll beyond that to see everyone’s stellar work this week!    

                                                                                     CHARACTER DESIGN:

                                                                How to DRAW Characters  in Motion, and THE LINE OF ACTION! 

A character is who a story is about– and designing your character is very important when you want to make a comic.

Returning students, and those who have started their own stories outside of class—you have characters you have already created.  A little of this lesson will be “Character Design” review, but it mostly is full of new stuff!

This lesson can help you CONTINUE to work on the drawing and design of those characters—or, it can help you decide how to create NEW characters.

For those of you who have not yet created a character—or created characters, but not sure which ones you want to tell stories about— this will help! 

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