May 162015
 

Daniel Clowes at Meltdown Comics

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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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PRE-ORDER THE BOOK (Book, Tote Bag, Buttons, Boing Boing Talk admission + more included with all pre-orders ). Email staff@meltcomics.com or call 323.851.7223 to save a copy and pick up day of event. SRP: $119.99

About Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Publisher of the world’s greatest cartoonists since 1976.

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Sep 052014
 

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@SuicideGirls Geekology Book Signing Saturday, September 6th at 5PM. Come say hello, buy a book and get it signed by your favorite Suicide Girl.

“Geekology” is our hardcover tribute to the gorgeous geeks, naughty nerds, and captivating cosplayers that makeup Suicidegirls. This beautiful coffee table book comes stocked with hi-res nude images and detailed blurbs written by each featured model….. The force is strong with this one.

Saturday, September 6th at 5PM
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl. LA, Calif. 90046 (map)

May 082014
 

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The SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque are doing a Special Comic Con Midnight Show on Saturday the 26th at the House of Blues San Diego!
The girls will be bringing all of their sexy cosplay and pop culture send ups to the House of Blues for a special Midnight performance Saturday July 26th. With stripteases and performances poking fun at Kill Bill, Game of Thrones, The Big Lebowski, Planet of The Apes and more, this will be unlike any other Burlesque show on the planet.

Tickets available here:
http://blackheartburlesque.com

More info available here:
https://suicidegirlspress.com

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).