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

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

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Mar 232015
 

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Did you miss out on your opportunity to be at one of the eight tapings of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail for Comedy Central?

DON’T WORRY, YOU CAN STILL GET IN!

We are taping episodes on Wednesday, March 25th, Friday, March 27th, Wednesday, April 1st, and Saturday, April 4th at 7:30 and 9:30pm.

There will be room for many extra people at each taping. We will have standby lines inside Meltdown Comics, near the bathroom. Standby audiences are not guaranteed to get a seat but are welcome to stand. 

In order to be considered as a standby audience member, you must

-for the 7:30pm tapings, you must be IN THE STANDBY LINE by 7:00PM

-for the 9:30pm tapings, you must be IN THE STANDBY LINE by 9:00PM

-show up ready to sign a waiver to possibly appear on camera, laughing and looking as gorgeous as ever!

Jan 292015
 

PhotoGrid_1416966259208For Immediate Release:
Los Angeles, Calif. USA,  January 29th, 2015

Meltdown Comics is excited to announce our newest in-store addition:
the Open Intellectual Property (IP) Wall!

Due to a mounting excitement and demand for comic book adaptations into all forms of media—film and television in particular—Producers and writers are constantly on the lookout for the next hot adaptation. Meltdown receives requests for Open IP almost every day, and we’ve decided to make it easier for everyone involved by keeping new, exciting, and adaptable content all in one place!
We would like to extend our offer for your open IP properties to be better displayed on our wall. If you’re a publisher, just send us and email to staff@meltcomics.com with:
1) A list of the open IP properties you want showcased;
2) A corresponding list with the creators’ names, listing their previous works (to better draw association for the clientele).
Anything already optioned or ordered from a network will not be displayed.
This will be a spot for the newest creators and publishers to have their stories perused by the best in Hollywood.

“Meltdown has become the established nexus between comics and Hollywood.  With this newly dedicated section for Open Intellectual Properties, they are shortening the gap between industry professionals and independent creators.  This is why I am a regular here, because Meltdown knows how to serve its community.”  –Mike Le, screenwriter & producer

IPWALL

Nov 062014
 

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EVERY FRIDAY TIL CHRISTMAS
– 25% OFF ALL HARD COVERS / ALL PUBLISHERS
– 10% OFF  ALL TPB’S / ALL PUBLISHERS
– 10% OFF  ALL RECENT ISSUES / ALL PUBLISHERS
– $1.00 ALL UNMARKED BACKISSUES IN BINS
*MARKED ISSUES 25% OFF
– FREE GRAPHIC NOVEL WITH EVERY $50+ PURCHASE

STARTS THIS FRIDAY 11/07/2014