Jun 212015
 

IN THE YEAR 199X: A 90’S ANIME TRIBUTE SHOW 90+ Artists Celebrating a Decade of Anime

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — Calling all Anime fans! IN THE YEAR 199X is a celebration of Japanese animation in the 1990’s. The gallery event takes place at Meltdown Comics the weekend of Anime Expo® as more than 90 artists unveil works in celebration of their all-time favorite anime influences.

When: July 3rd from 7 to 11 PM

Where: Meltdown Comics 7522 Sunset Blvd. LA, Calif. 90046

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/103373916665573/

“Kids who grew up in the 90’s know it as the decade where anime found its crossover appeal in the West,” explains curators Zoë Moss & Jacob Strick. “It might have been on Toonami or on a bootleg VHS, but you were watching shows like Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon and Cowboy Bebop — not to mention some classic cinema like Ghost in the Shell, Perfect Blue and Princess Mononoke.”

IN THE YEAR 199X was created as a way for artists to pay tribute to the movies and shows that had a seminal impact on their own artistic growth. At the free art opening there will be a live DJ set by Tita Mosura, free food and drinks and an interactive photobooth.

“Whether you prefer dubs or subs – or Digimon to Pokémon – prepare yourself for the most animetastic tribute to 90’s Japanese cartoons!”

ABOUT THE CURATORS: Artists Zoë Moss & Jacob Strick have been collaborating for more than 10 years on everything from graphic novels to animated shorts. Their comedy gag webcomic Pizza Day Comics updates weekly (http://www.pizzadaycomics.com).

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Jun 072015
 

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Calling all Anime fans! IN THE YEAR 199X is a celebration of Japanese animation in the 1990’s, curated by your favorite senpais Zoë Moss & Jacob Strick. Join us as we unveil the works of over 90 artists in celebration of their all-time favorite anime influences.

Kids who grew up in the 90’s know it as the decade where anime found its crossover appeal in the West. It might have been on Toonami or on a bootleg VHS, but you were watching shows like Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon and Cowboy Bebop — not to mention some classic cinema like Ghost in the Shell, Perfect Blue and Princess Mononoke. Whether you prefer dubs or subs – or Digimon to Pokémon – prepare yourself for the most animetastic tribute to 90’s Japanese cartoons!

What: Opening party featuring food, music, 90’s anime nostalgia & fun!
When: July 3rd, 2015 from 7 to 11 PM
Where: Meltdown Comics inside Nerdist Showroom
7522 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90046 (map)

Apr 232015
 

heathers

GENTLY, WITH A CHAINSAW: A Heathers Art Show
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
(map)
Mar 012015
 

backto thefuture

MELTDOWN COMICS & NERDIST SHOWROOM PRESENT
BACK TO THE FUTURE: A 2015 Art Tribute

Great Scott! 2015 is finally here, the year in which Doctor Emmett Brown and Marty McFly traveled to in the beloved film trilogy Back to the Future. So what better time to hold an artistic tribute? Brought to you by 88 talented artists from around the industry, and curated by Nico Colaleo!

Join us for this gallery’s opening reception at Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics (7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles) from 7pm-midnight, Friday March 6th 2015! Enjoy beer and wine (it’s free, butthead). Along with BTTF-themed entertainment, decor, surprises, and photo opportunities. So synchronize your watches, grab your hoverboards, and watch out for that manure truck, because you won’t want to miss the most extraordinary evening of all time! After all, it is your density.

Back to the Future: A 2015 Art Tribute from Nico Colaleo on Vimeo.

FEATURING 88 ARTISTS:
Rachel Adams, Aaron Alexovich, Benjamin Anders, Kim Arndt, Whitney, Avalon, Eric Bauza, Jessica Borutski, Emilie Brailey, Matt Brailey, Emily Brundige, Kaitlin Callahan, Mallory Carlson, Nikki Cash, Daisy Church, Nico Colaleo, Victor Courtright, Alexandra Coward, Cheyenne Curtis, Jack Cusumano, Zan Czyzewski, Matt Doering, Mike Dougherty, Julianne  Eckert, Kelly Eden, Jenny Fine, Forosha, Phylicia Fuentes, Andrea  Gertsmann, Jennifer Gheduzzi, Tais Ghelli, Jessie “Velociraptor”  Greenberg, Gina Gress, Rex Hackelberg, Kassandra Heller, Jordan Hill, Starline Hodge, Chett Hoffman, Robert Iza, Henrique Jardim, Jert, Molly Bates Johnson, Josh Karp, Valerie Keiser, Natasha Kline, L.M. Knight, Chris Korn, Danielle N. Kramer, Kate Laird, Jess Lane, Joanna Leitch, Lindsey Lydecker, Frank Macchia, Kathryn Marusik, Mike Mayfield, Perin McClean, Erin McGathy, Kali Meadows, Marlo Meekins, Zoë Moss, Megan Nairn, Brent Noll, Dan O’Connor, Damon O’Keefe, Ekaterina Oloy, Hannah Nance Partlow, Sara Pocock, Jeremy Polgar, Whitney Pollett, Julia Prescott, Kati Prescott, Sandra Rivas, Willy Roberts, ROCOM, Deanna Rooney, Jennifer Ruiz, Johnny Ryan, Austin M. Salmi, Stephen Sandoval, David C. Smith, Bob Suarez, Joshua Taback, Matt Taylor, Dana Terrace, Arica Tuesday, Jeff Victor, Maria Vitan, Erni Walker, Luke Weber