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Aug 062014
 

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MELTDOWN COMICS & NERDIST SHOWROOM PRESENT

MEATBALL HEAD: AN ART GALLERY CELEBRATING OVER 20 YEARS OF SAILOR MOON

AN ART EXHIBITION PAYING TRIBUTE TO TWO DECADES OF SAILOR MOON CURATED BY NICO COLALEO, AUGUST 16TH THROUGH AUGUST 24TH AT MELTDOWN COMICS!

FOR LOVE AND JUSTICE! MEATBALL HEAD IS AN ARTISTIC CELEBRATION OF THE BELOVED JAPANESE PHENOMENON SAILOR MOON, BROUGHT TO YOU BY OVER 85 TALENTED ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY. AFTER FIGHTING EVIL BY MOONLIGHT, YOU ARE CORDIALLY WELCOMED TO JOIN US FOR THE OPENING RECEPTION AT NERDMELT INSIDE  MELTDOWN COMICS (7522 SUNSET BLVD, LOS ANGELES) FROM 7PM-11PM, SATURDAY, AUGUST16TH, 2014!

ENJOY FREE BEER AND WINE, ALONG WITH SAILOR MOON-THEMED ENTERTAINMENT, DECOR, SURPRISES, AND PHOTO-READYBACKDROPS. SO START PLANNING NOW, BECAUSE IN THE NAME OF THE MOON, YOU’RE NOT GOING TO WANT TO MISS THIS FANTASTIC EVENING!

FEATURING WORK BY KELSY ABBOTT, AARON ALEXOVICH, NATASHA ALLEGRI, BENJAMIN ANDERS, KIM ARNDT, WHITNEY AVALON, ATOMIKITTY, ERIC BAUZA, JESSICA BORUTSKI, MATT BRAILEY, KAITLIN CALLAHAN, TONY CHRISTOPHERSON, DAISY CHURCH, JENNY COLALEO, NICO COLALEO, ALEXANDRA COWARD, CHEYENNE CURTIS, JACK CUSUMANO, TERI CUSUMANO, ZAN CZYZEWSKI, BECKY DREISTADT, BRIANNE DROUHARD, JULIANNE ECKERT, MICHELLE FEALK, JENNY FINE, SOTT FORBES, KATE FREUND, PHYLCIA FUENTES, ANDREA GERTSMANN, J.R. GOLDBERG, LORRAINE GRATE, JESSIE GREENBERG, GINA GRESS, HAYLEE HERRICK, BRENDA HICKEY, STARLINE HODGE, GENEVA HODGSON, ROBERT LZA, HENRIQUE JARDIM, MOLLY BATES JOHNSON, JOSH KARP, VALERIE KEISER, L.M. KNIGHT, KATE LAIRD, JESS LANE, ALICE MEICHI LI, KEVIN SUKHO LEE, JOANNA LEITCH, JEAN LIANG, TROY LITTLE, LINDSEY LYDECKER, KATHRYN MARUSIK, PERIN MCCLEAN, ERIN MCGATHY, KALI MEADOWS, ZOE MOSS, MEGAN NAIRN, DARON NEFCY, BRENT NOLL, ROCKY OLIVARES, ERIKA PAGET, HANNAH NANCE PARTLOW, SHADI PETOSKY, SARA POCOCK, WHITNEY POLLETT, JULIA PRESCOTT, EMILY QUINN, SANDRA RIVAS, WILLY ROBERTS, DEANNA ROONEY, JENNIFER RUIZ, AUSTIN SALMI, KATIE SHANAHAN, SARAH SIMES, BOB SUAREZ, THOM FOOLERY, BABS TARR, ARICA TUESDAY, JULIA VICKERMAN, JAMIE VICKERS, JEFF VICTOR, JEREMY WOJCHIHOSKY, EDDIE XU, AND JESSICA YOST

 Posted by at 2:00 pm
Jul 172014
 

PeeWeeArtShow

Let the fun begin! Join us as we pay tribute to the man behind the iconic red bow tie. Experience artwork inspired by the decade-spanning career of Pee-Wee Herman from over 50 artists. Join us on July 19th, 2014 at the Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics (7522 Sunset Blvd, LA 90046) from 7 to 10pm, The exhibit will run July 19th – 25th. Come partake in free beverages and a Pee-Wee’s Playhouse-inspired photo booth! Just don’t forget the secret word or the Alamo!

–Featuring artwork from Valerie Keiser, Emily Brundige, Sara Pocock, Jason Whetzell, Jeremy Woldjisnky, Willy Roberts, Starline Hodge, Dylan Chudzynski, Julia Prescott, Austin Salmi, Eric Bauza, Jenny Fine, Michael Thomas Grant, Frank Macchia, Shadi Petosky, Andrew Taylor Jennings, Kimber Hall, Kelsy Abbott, Danielle Kramer, Julia Vickerman, Whitney Avalon, Wendy McColm, Kevyn Schmidt, Penelope Gazin, Spencer John Olson, Jess Lane, Nico Colaleo, Lucy Mirando, Regina Morales, Maggie Drew Brennan, Madison Queen, Molly Johnson, John McGuire Olsen, Tully Mills, Joanna Leitch, Elyse Chudzynski, Molly Bates, Alex Carillo, Lisa Wakiyama, Jessica Wills, Kassandra Heller, Lindsay Davis, Jeremy Arambulo, Charlotte Jackson, Erica Jones, Ryan Matias, Kat Ketchum, Colin Howard, Hallie Wilson, Jessica Hendrickson, Ana Ramirez, Tiffany Ford, Amanda Li and many more!

 Posted by at 7:54 pm
Feb 262014
 

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An art exhibition celebrating the cinema and works of Wes Andersoncurated by Nico Colaleo March 8th through March 15th at Meltdown Comics!

Let’s get into it! The Wes Andershow is an artistic celebration of the prolific filmmaker’s movies, characters and works, brought to you by over 75 talented artists from around the industry. You are coordially welcomed to join us for the opening reception at Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics (7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles) from 7pm-10pm, Saturday, March 8, 2014!

Enjoy free beer and wine, along with Wes Anderson-themed entertainment, decor, and photo-ready backdrops! If you’ve got some lightning in you, or even if you’ve just always wanted to be a Tenenbaum, then you’re not going to want to miss this fantastic evening.

Featuring work by:
Kelsy Abbott, Natasha Allegri, Benjamin Anders, Whitney Avalon, Eric Bauza, Noel Belknap, Brandon Bird, Jessica Borutski, Matt Brailey, Emily Brundige, Kaitlin Callahan, Tony Christopherson, Daisy Church, Jenny Colaleo, Nico Colaleo, Kimmy Corday, Alexandra Coward, Nick Cross, Cheyenne Curtis, Jack Cusumano, Zan Czyzewski, Matt Danner, Shawn Dickinson, Becky Dreistadt, Brianne Drouhard, Julianne Eckert, Kate Freund, Andrea Gerstmann, James P. Gibson, J.R. Goldberg, Jessie Greenberg, Gina Gress, Cassia Harries, Geneva Hodgson, Chett Hoffman, Robert Iza, Josh Karp, LM Knight, Danielle N. Kramer, Molly Bates Johnson, Kevin Sukho Lee,, Joanna Leitch,, Lindsey Lydecker,, Frank Macchia,, Amber McCall,, Kali Meadows, Marlo Meekins, Zoe Moss, Daron Nefcy, Brent Noll, Dan O’Connor, Damon O’Keefe, Sarah Oleksyk, Rocky Olivares, Kent Osborne, Hannah Nance Partlow, Sara Pocock, Julia Prescott, Katie Rice, Andy Ristaino, Sandra Rivas, Willy Roberts, Deanna Rooney, Austin Salmi, Jon Sch-nepp, Katie Shanahan, David Smith, Matt Taylor, Thom Foolery, Arica Tuesday, Julia Vickerman, Carly Wagner, Pendelton Ward, Luke Weber, Jason Whetzell and Jeremy Woichihosky.

About Meltdown Comics
Meltdown Comics (meltcomics..com), located in the heart of Hollywood, California on Sunset Blvd, opened in 1993 and has since become one of the most respected comic book stores in the world. Taking a sophisticated approach to merchandise and operations, the 14,000sq/ft giant has gamered a reputation for hosting successful gallery openings, award-winning comedy and live shows as well as podcasting events in the NerdMelt (NerdMeltLA.com) Showroom. Meltdown is a must-see pop culture destination in Los Angeles. Do stop by at 7522 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90046.

 Posted by at 12:35 pm
Nov 162013
 

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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Mulder, Scully, and anything that cannot be programmed, categorized, or easily referenced, we’ll be holding a special art show to honor one of the most important and influential shows of all-time. Join us opening night, December 6th, at Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics (7522 Sunset Blvd) from 7 to 10pm as we fight the future with over 50 artists. The spookiness continues with themed cocktails, extraterrestrial pastries, and a very familiar photo booth.

FEATURING ARTISTS: Nico Colaleo, Mike Karnell, Jess Lane, Nicky Lasseube, Michael Johnson, Amy Fortunato, Austin Salmi, James Beard, Fine Folks Design, Alexander Barrett, Kimber Hall, Starline Hodge, Eric Bauza, Jackie Li, Willy Roberts, Madeline Schitchtel, Dylan Chudzynski, Kevyn Schmidt, Rodney Wardle, Sara Pocock, Kelsy Abbott, Jack Cusamano,Emma Iocovozzi, Kate Dwyer, Tony Christopherson, Michael Thomas Grant, Jason Whetzell, Zach Zdziebko, Lee Noble, Drew Hancock, Kayla Jones, Sara Zaragoza, Lauren Benson, Julia Prescott, Kassandra Heller, Anthony Rodriguez, Andrew Jennings, Allison Smith, Cody Walzel, Jesse Vaughn, Emma Munger, Amanda Winterstein, Jessica Mae Henrickson, Victoria Seimser, Melissa Wynne, Rebecca Brickman, Seth Armstrong, Jessica Ecker, Emily Reo, Mari De Monte, Zoe Burnett, Caitlyn Crites, Violet Bruce, Lindsay Bottos-Sewell

 Posted by at 12:50 pm
Oct 222013
 

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EXHIBITION: The Doctor Is In:  A Tribute to The Show
LOCATION: Meltdown Gallery, 7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046
ON VIEW: November 1, 2013 – November 23, 2013
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, November 1, 2013 at 7pm

Hollywood, CA – Meltdown Comics presents:
The Doctor Is In: A Tribute to The Show.

This interdisciplinary exhibition will bring together work by a group of [mostly] of over 100 local artists and followers to celebrate the Golden Anniversary of the sci-fi cult classic. From angels who weep to Dalek plungers and whisks, the art about our favorite madman with a box police box will be nothing to shake a sonic screwdriver at.

Curator FD has assembled artists whose work for the shows includes animation, graphic design, illustration, graffiti, comics, painting, installation and performance. Each artwork presented was chosen based on the artist’s vision and how their work portrays a distinct Los Angeles interpretation of the monolithic British franchise.

The opening reception for The Doctor Is In: A Tribute to The Show will take place on Friday, November 1st at 7:00 pm. The reception is free and open to the public.

Hours: Meltdown Gallery/NerdMelt Showroom is open during Meltdown Comics store hours –
Thursday thru Tuesday 11am-9pm, Wednesday 10am-10pm
Admission:
Free and open to the public

Press & Show information/Contact:
Francisco Dominguez francisco@meltcomics.com or Meg Meg.PR@meltcomics.com
Resident Whovian: Benjamin Dunn bcdunn@gmail.com

Participating Artist:

Abbybelle Daniel Spellman John Devilman Messy Pink
Adam Murray Deanna Rooney John Mathot Michael Thomas Grant
Adam Rosette Dik Pose Jon Schnepp Michael White
Aimee Steinberger Doc43 Rueda Jonathan Woods Mike Pflaumer
Aldrin Cornejo Donna Letterese Jordan Mizell Monstark
Aliki Grafft e.D. Xu Josh Karp Nate
Amy Smith Ellie Kushner Josh Prieto Nathan Chesshir
Amy Watson Emily Barr Joshua Pruett Pierre Bernard Jr.
Aun-Juli Riddle Eren Unten Justin Bloomer Pinguino Kolb
Ben Collison Erin Pearce Justin Ridge Rebecca Lord
Bernyce Talley FriedGoldenMonkey Kali Fontecchio Roger Kuhns
Austin Salmi Galo MAKE Canote Kate Ward Sarah E. Kushner
Bill Rude Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca Katherine Waddell Satine Phoenix
Black_eM Heather Carlton Kelly McKernan Sergio D. Robleto
Brandon Bird Holly Knevelbaard Kelly Singpo Sherwin Viray / heydanger
Brian Fyffe Holly Payne Kenny Keil Simon Sotelo
Caroline Louis J.Q. Hammer Kevin Sukho Lee Stephen Kramer Glickman
Cassie Soliday Jack Rossi Laura Knight Susan Mandel
Chelsea Kenna Jared Konopitski Lauren Andrews TAHK0
Christopher Bennett Jean Kang Liane Ricci Tiki Jay One
Christopher Graybill Jeff Rebner Lincoln Kamm Tomi Monstre
Cleia Barreto Jeremy Wojchihosky Lissa Treiman Tristan Child
Daisy Church Jim Koch Maggie Rossetti Valerie Petrarca
Damon O’keefe John Abarca Maha Tabikh Yesenia Prieto
Dana Lechtenberg Alex Willan Mandar Zoë Moss

 

About the Gallery:
Meltdown Gallery on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. Meltdown Gallery is located within Meltdown Comics, one of the most respected comic book stores in the world. Meltdown Comics/Meltdown Gallery is a key component in the cultural sphere of Los Angeles. Meltdown Gallery exhibits local and international established and emerging artists working in the mediums of graphic novel/comic art, designer toys, graffiti/aerosol painting, photography, illustration, and digital artwork.

About Meltdown Comics:
In 1993 with little more than some Vertigo comics, a run of “The Crow”, and some Spider-Man t-shirts Meltdown Comics and Collectibles opened its doors. The neighbors were afraid to let their children come in and play the Jokers Wild pinball game and the pimps would run their girls in to hide from the cops. Constantly gazing across the street at the not-so-aptly named “Syds” children’s store Gaston Dominguez-Letelier and Ilia Carson-Letelier knew their dream of one day being the largest comic book store on the west coast would one day come day come true.

After 2 moves on the same block (and with the help of Francisco Dominguez and Hisami Dominguez-Letelier) in 2002, that dream materialized. Now the mecca for all things comic book, comedy, podcasting and pop-culture related bits, Meltdown celebrates its 20th anniversary this fall with a blockbuster line-up of events and programs that in the past have garnered such accolades as “Best of LA” LA Weekly, “Best of LA” LA Magazine, “Best Comedy” LA Weekly, “Top 50 things why LA kicks ass?” LA Weekly, “Best Store” Playboy Magazine “top 10 store you must visit before you die” etc…

About NerdMelt:
You won’t find a marquee for the NerdMelt Showroom on Sunset Boulevard, or any signage, for that matter. When you walk in to the verifiable comic book Mecca that is Meltdown Comics and head to the back, a Nerdist logo greets your entrance to one of the most unique performance  paces in Los Angeles. It isn’t your typical showroom with plush chairs, dark walls and a far off green room marking the divide between performer and audience. This is NerdMelt Showroom. If NerdMelt’s vitality is partially drawn from its unique aesthetics and surroundings, perhaps the rest is thanks to the community that has found itself drawn to the vision of Chris Hardwick of bringing the best, most unique, nerd-centric entertainment to you. It’s a place for Dan Harmon to hold court among a hundred or so adoring fans. It’s a place to see your favorite podcasts recorded live, in the flesh. It’s a place to spend your Sunday afternoons listening to Ben Blacker host the best television writers in the industry discussing their craft. It’s a place where every Wednesday night any standup comedian you’ve ever wished to see could be at The Meltdown with Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani, from Louis C.K. to Jim Gaffigan to Robin Williams. It’s The Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics and it’s the D.I.Y. beating heart of Los Angeles’s comedy

TheDoctorIsIn2013 Click to view show poster.
Poster and flyer art by
Dana Lechtenberg

Follow us:
The Doctor Is In Twitter/Instagram official hashtag #TheDoctorIsIn2013
Meltdown Comics Twitter/Instagram – @MeltdownComics
NerdMelt Twitter/Instagram – @NerdMelt

 Posted by at 8:30 am
Oct 102013
 

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EXHIBITION: COMING SOON: an art exhibition of imaginary film posters and design
LOCATION: Meltdown Comics [in the Meltdown Gallery/NerdMelt Showroom 7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046
ON VIEW: October 11, 2013 - October 20, 2013
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday October 11, 2013 from 6pm to 10pm
COMING SOON: an art exhibition of imaginary film posters and design
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Meltdown Comics!

[Los Angeles, CA - September 10, 2013] Meltdown Comics and NerdMelt Showroom in association with Rhyme Warp Productions Present a chamanvision production – COMING SOON: an art exhibition of imaginary film posters and design. COMING SOON is an art exhibition of all-new original artworks based on unfinished or unmade science-fiction, thriller and horror film concepts by renown film directors Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, Akira Kurosawa, Andrei Tarkovsky and Orson Welles. The exhibition also features artworks based on original concepts for Twin Peaks films, Walt Disney cartoons, Krazy Kat shorts and kaiju monster movies. The name of the exhibition, COMING SOON, is a play on the common term used to incite interest for upcoming film releases. The exhibition features artworks by a wide range of artists from graphic design, comics, illustration, toy design, fine art, animation, graffiti and music videos.

Special Events:
Opening Reception:
Friday October 11, 2013 – Opening Reception with artist panel and live music: 6pm to 10pm, free and open to the public
Rhyme Travelers comic book release event: Saturday October 19, 2013: Rhyme Travelers comic book release event with live painting and DJ: 2pm to 4pm, free and open to the public

Exhibition dates:
October 11 through October 20, 2013

Location: Meltdown Comics [in the Meltdown Gallery/NerdMelt Showroom]
7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046
www.meltcomics.com @meltdowncomics
Hours: Meltdown Gallery/NerdMelt Showroom is open during Meltdown Comics store hours – Everyday 11am-9pm, Wednesday 10am-10pm
Admission: Free and open to the public

 

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Exhibition Artists:
Unification Theory (www.crewest.com/artists/utheory.html)
Overton Loyd (www.overtonloydstudios.com)
O.G. SLICK (DISSIZIT! LOS ANGELES)
CHANMEN (Gargamel, flavors.me/chanmen)
Joshua Herbolsheimer (Super7)
Ave Rose (www.AveRoseArt.com)
Hilda Garcia (Hilda Garcia Fine Art)
Kiyoshi Takami (view from above)
Katy Unger (www.katyunger.com)
Carlos Anthony Olivas (www.fondlemag.com, www.anthonyolivas.com)
Holly Stephens (Miss Holly Lu)
Diwang Valdez (Cashew Co. / Motion Family)
Adolfo Garcia
Sean McNairy
Dave Kawano
Debbie Huey (Bumperboy Comics, www.bumperboy.net)
Kevin Reagan (www.kevinreagandesign.com)
Josh Ellingson (www.joshuaellingson.com)
Syndrome (www.syndromestudio.com)
Naheed Choudhry/Naheedence Photographic (www.naheedence.com)
Hideki Nakajima (www.nkjm-d.com)
Fernando Reza (Fro Design Co)
Tadaomi Shibuya (www.tadaomishibuya.tumblr.com)
SINER
Dave Smith
Alan Oldham (www.alanoldham.com)
Dez Einswell (www.dezeinswell.com)
Lalo Alcaraz (www.laloalcaraz.com)
Danielle N. Kramer
Josh Karp
Stephen Chang
Kenny Keil (www.talestosuffice.com)
Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca (chamanvision, Rhyme Travelers)
DJ Nomadico  (www.ur061.com)

 Posted by at 10:47 pm
Sep 202013
 

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EXHIBITION: COMING SOON: an art exhibition of imaginary film posters and design
LOCATION: Meltdown Comics [in the Meltdown Gallery/NerdMelt Showroom 7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046
ON VIEW: October 11, 2013 - October 20, 2013
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday October 11, 2013 from 6pm to 10pm
COMING SOON: an art exhibition of imaginary film posters and design
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Meltdown Comics!

[Los Angeles, CA - September 10, 2013] Meltdown Comics and NerdMelt Showroom in association with Rhyme Warp Productions Present a chamanvision production – COMING SOON: an art exhibition of imaginary film posters and design. COMING SOON is an art exhibition of all-new original artworks based on unfinished or unmade science-fiction, thriller and horror film concepts by renown film directors Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, Akira Kurosawa, Andrei Tarkovsky and Orson Welles. The exhibition also features artworks based on original concepts for Twin Peaks films, Walt Disney cartoons, Krazy Kat shorts and kaiju monster movies. The name of the exhibition, COMING SOON, is a play on the common term used to incite interest for upcoming film releases. The exhibition features artworks by a wide range of artists from graphic design, comics, illustration, toy design, fine art, animation, graffiti and music videos.

About the curator/director:
COMING SOON is curated and directed by Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca, a visual artist and writer. Gustavo works in various mediums including digital art, live painting and writing. Gustavo was inspired to create the COMING SOON art exhibition because of his interest and work in multimedia storytelling. In 2013, Gustavo was invited by LACMA to create an art project based on the Stanley Kubrick film art exhibition. For Jeff Mills’ X-102 Re-Discovers the Rings of Saturn film, Gustavo created the Epilogue sequence: X-102 was screened across museums in Europe, including the Institute of Contemporary Arts [ICA] in London. Gustavo’s writings appear in short story science fiction anthologies including The Hidden Infinities; and in comic books/manga magazines including Aoharu Young Jump published by Shueisha in Japan.
At Comic-Con San Diego, Gustavo and co-creator Kenny Keil launched their Rhyme Travelers comic book series, which has been well-received by fans and comics journalists. Gustavo also collaborates with award winning art director/designer Hideki Nakajima [their Infinite Libraries print series was awarded Best Poster Design by the New York Type Directors Club and published in Typography 30 by Abrams]. Gustavo’s artwork styles have been applied to a broad range of collaborations – with fashion brands [BEAMS T, SOPHNET., ABAHOUSE/Gasasif]; toy companies [Be@rbrick toy for Medicom Toy Corporation]; and music releases [album covers for Detroit Techno music producers Jeff Mills, Underground Resistance, Juan Atkins; drum and bass UK labels Ram Records and Creative Source; Francois K’s dub label Deep Space Media]. Gustavo has also directed art/music events for film releases by Warner Bros. and Universal. Gustavo’s artwork has appeared in venues including LACMA, MOCA, Crewest Gallery, Meltdown Gallery, the Mori Museum/Mado Lounge in Tokyo and Parco Museum, the art/pop culture museum in Shibuya, Tokyo. Gustavo, a long-time exhibiting artist at Meltdown, is honored to be celebrating Meltdown’s 20th anniversary and its ongoing commitment to comics, creativity and funk in Los Angeles. Gustavo is also honored to be working with a talented group of artists from across the creative spectrum – the process of creating original artworks for this exhibition has involved in-depth research and conceptualization with each artist. Meltdown and NerdMelt are proud to present these imaginative artworks and to pique interest and create dialogue about works by renown film directors.

Special Events:
Opening Reception:
Friday October 11, 2013 – Opening Reception with artist panel and live music: 6pm to 10pm, free and open to the public
Rhyme Travelers comic book release event: Saturday October 19, 2013: Rhyme Travelers comic book release event with live painting and DJ: 2pm to 4pm, free and open to the public

Exhibition dates:
October 11 through October 20, 2013

Location: Meltdown Comics [in the Meltdown Gallery/NerdMelt Showroom]
7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046
www.meltcomics.com @meltdowncomics
Hours: Meltdown Gallery/NerdMelt Showroom is open during Meltdown Comics store hours – Everyday 11am-9pm, Wednesday 10am-10pm
Admission: Free and open to the public

Follow us:
NerdMelt Twitter – @NerdMelt
NerdMelt Facebook – Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown
Meltdown Comics Twitter – @MeltdownComics
Meltdown Comics Facebook – Meltdown Comics & Collectibles

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Exhibition Artists:
Unification Theory (www.crewest.com/artists/utheory.html)
Overton Loyd (www.overtonloydstudios.com)
O.G. SLICK (DISSIZIT! LOS ANGELES)
CHANMEN (Gargamel, flavors.me/chanmen)
Joshua Herbolsheimer (Super7)
Ave Rose (www.AveRoseArt.com)
Hilda Garcia (Hilda Garcia Fine Art)
Kiyoshi Takami (view from above)
Katy Unger (www.katyunger.com)
Carlos Anthony Olivas (www.fondlemag.com, www.anthonyolivas.com)
Holly Stephens (Miss Holly Lu)
Diwang Valdez (Cashew Co. / Motion Family)
Adolfo Garcia
Sean McNairy
Dave Kawano
Debbie Huey (Bumperboy Comics, www.bumperboy.net)
Kevin Reagan (www.kevinreagandesign.com)
Josh Ellingson (www.joshuaellingson.com)
Syndrome (www.syndromestudio.com)
Naheed Choudhry/Naheedence Photographic (www.naheedence.com)
Hideki Nakajima (www.nkjm-d.com)
Fernando Reza (Fro Design Co)
Tadaomi Shibuya (www.tadaomishibuya.tumblr.com)
SINER
Dave Smith
Alan Oldham (www.alanoldham.com)
Dez Einswell (www.dezeinswell.com)
Lalo Alcaraz (www.laloalcaraz.com)
Danielle N. Kramer
Josh Karp
Stephen Chang
Kenny Keil (www.talestosuffice.com)
Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca (chamanvision, Rhyme Travelers)

 Posted by at 7:10 pm
May 262013
 

Damn Fine Coffee

DAMN FINE COFFEE: An art exhibition celebrating David Lynch’s iconic television series Twin Peaks curated by Nico Colaleo June 8th through June 21st at Meltdown Comics!

Donuts and a hot cup of joe, anyone? Damn Fine Coffee brings you back to David Lynch’s mysterious town of Twin Peaks, with an artistic celebration brought to you by over 40 talented artists from around the industry. Join us for the opening reception at Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics (7522 Sunset Blvd.) Saturday, June 8th, 2013 from 7pm-10pm. (Tell ‘em the Log Lady sent ya!)

Enjoy Twin Peaks-themed refreshments! Treat your tastebuds to a donut from Winchell’s! Be entertained by musical accompaniments, themed decor, and photo-ready backdrops! And who knows…there might even be surprise guests! In a place like Twin Peaks, only one thing’s for sure: the owls are not what they seem.

Featuring work by Kelsy Abbott, Natasha Allegri, Benjamin Anders, Eric Bauza, Emily Brundige, Tony Christopherson, Daisy Church, Anna Claydon, Nico Colaleo, Nick Cross, Cheyenne Curtis, Becky Dreistadt, Brianne Drouhard, Michelle Fealk, Kate Freund, Shane Glines, J.R. Goldberg, Gina Gress, Matt Haley, Brenda Hickey, Hobo Divine, Danielle N. Kramer, Molly Bates Johnson, Kevin Lee, Joanna Leitch, Cheryl Levine, Troy Little, Frank Macchia, Samantha Margherita, Tommy Meehan, Marlo Meekins, Zoe Moss, Dan O’Connor, Sarah Oleksyk, Kent Osbourne, Sara Pocock, Julia Prescott, Katie Rice, Sandra Rivas, Willy Roberts, Deanna Rooney, Austin Salmi, David Smith, Jacob Strick, Gabe Swarr, Matt Taylor, Doug TenNapel, Arica Tuesday, Julia Vickerman, Rishon Wagner, Pendelton Ward, & Luke Weber!

FREE!

 Posted by at 5:04 pm
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).

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Apr 022013
 

WHEN: FRIDAY April 5th 7pm-10pm

Meltdown Comics and Satine Phoenix Bring you a Gallery opening of EPIC Proportions!

This Friday Feast your eyes on Artwork from over 20 artists whose talents focus on the Fantastical, Medieval, Ancient and Mythical. Inspired by Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Skyrim, Dungeons and Dragons, Elves, Dwarves, Warriors, Princesses, etc.

7pm – 8pm – Drawing Corner: 1 hour Life Drawing session with Model Liz Katz Cosplaying “Time of the Faeries

Throughout the evening we will be entertained by Labyrinth Masquerade performers.

GYGAX MAGAZINE will be there too!

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Enjoy Free drinks & Light Refreshments

 

 Posted by at 10:43 am