Aug 282015
 

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Meltdown Comics and Heavy Metal Present: Jack Kirby and Barry Geller’s Lord of Light in Full Color – Art Show

The King of Comics made his Heavy Metal debut with full color versions of his legendary concept art for “Lord of Light.” This fabled collaboration with filmmaker and visionary Barry Ira Geller is best known for it’s use as a cover for to rescue six American diplomats held hostage in Iran.

Meltdown Comics and Heavy Metal Magazine invite you to an exclusive gallery event showcasing this work in bold psychedelic blacklight! Co-creator Barry Geller will be in attendance to answer questions, and sign copies of Heavy Metal #276.

Evening includes; Nerdist Writers Panel Live with special guest, Black Light Art, Music, Drinks and more to be announced.

Aug 172015
 

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No, you aren’t going mad – It’s the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s world-beloved literary classic, Alice in Wonderland! This August, Meltdown Comics and curator Nico Colaleo invite you down the rabbit hole to this special exhibition featuring over 50 talented artists from around the industry, and their artwork paying tribute to the land where nothing is impossible and everything is nonsense.

Join us for this gallery’s opening reception! If you’re feeling curiouser and curiouser, you’ll be able to enjoy free beer and wine along withWonderland-themed entertainment, decor, surprises, and photo opportunities. So don’t lose your head, and keep an eye on your pocket watch… You won’t wish to be late for this very important date!

This event is FREE!

FEATURED ARTISTS INCLUDE: Annisa Adjani, Aaron Alexovich, Benjamin Anders, Ashlyn Anstee, Atomikitty, Jessica Borutski, Matt Brailey, Elsa Chang, Emily Choi, Daisy Church, Nico Colaleo, Victor Courtright, Alexandra Coward, Kendra Creatura, Cheyenne Curtis, Shawn Dickinson, Mike Dougherty, Brianne Drouhard, Julianne Eckert, Kelly Eden, Jenny Fine, Tiffany Ford, Jennifer Gheduzzi, Henrieke Goorhuis, Monica Grue, Kassandra Heller, Starline Hodge, Henrique Jardim, Molly Bates Johnson, Sam King, Natasha Kline, L.M. Knight, Kate Laird, Joanna Leitch, Frank Macchia, Kathryn Marusik, Amy Mebberson, Zoë Moss, Daron Nefcy, Damon O’Keefe, Ekaterina Oloy, Hannah Nance Partlow, Zoe Persico, Sara Pocock, Whitney Pollett, Julia Prescott, Sandra Rivas, Michael Ruocco, Austin Salmi, Kevyn Schmidt, Jacob Strick, Rikki Simons, Michelle Thies, Arica Tuesday, Jeff Victor, Maria Vitan, Lynn Wang, Jason Whetzell, Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons, Jennifer Wood.
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)