Feb 232017
 

On March 8, Meltdown Comics will celebrate the launch of ALL TIME COMICS, the most anticipated and unexpected superhero comic event of the year. Acclaimed director Samuel Bayer, who launched his career 25 years ago with Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video and went on to direct videos for the likes of Green Day, the Strokes, and more, is now working on his (arguably) most outside-the-box project yet: in collaboration with his brother, indie comic book creator Josh Bayer, Sam has created a superhero universe, ALL TIME COMICS.

Come celebrate the launch of ALL TIME COMICS with an open bar featuring cocktails specially crafted in honor of the ALL TIME COMICS superheroes: Crime Destroyer! Bullwhip! Atlas! and Blind Justice! Bringing a truly retro, punk vibe back to comics, ALL TIME COMICS is published by Fantagraphics, the publisher of the world’s greatest cartoonists like the Hernandez Bros (LOVE & ROCKETS) and Tony Millionaire (DRINKY CROW). Get the first-ever issue of ALL TIME COMICS, CRIME DESTROYER #1 signed by some of the book’s creators, including Sam and Josh, at Meltdown Comics. Let’s party like it’s 1979!

Samuel Bayer also recently announced his ALL TIME COMICS short film starring LaMonica Garrett (DESIGNATED SURVIVOR, SONS OF ANARCHY) as the title character in ALL TIME COMICS, CRIME DESTROYER #1. Denise Schaefer, who has modeled in campaigns for GUESS and Marciano, stars as Bullwhip opposite punk rock icon Steve Jones (The Sex Pistols; The Professionals) appears as her enemy. Rounding out the cast are Maitland Ward (BOY MEETS WORLD), Jackie Chan’s stunt crew, and acclaimed Stunt Coordinator Eddie Braun (THE AVENGERS).


ALL TIME COMICS Launch Party

Wednesday, March 8th 7PM

Meltdown Comics

7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

@alltimecomics

Feb 152017
 

Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con Launches
Monthly Streaming
Monthly Interview Events
Live From Meltdown Comics Hollywood

Los Angeles Comic Con’s “A Conversation With…” Streams Live via www.Meltcomics.com the First Wednesday of Every Month Beginning March 8
with Guest Duncan Rouleau,
Co-Founder of Man of Action Studios

 Co-Hosted by L.A. Comic Con CEO Keith Tralins
and Meltdown Comics’ Adam Parker

“A Conversation With…” Features Several of Today’s Most Celebrated Names In Pop Culture
Live and Direct From Meltdown Comics In Hollywood

For Immediate Release:

LOS ANGELES (2/15/2017) – Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con has set Wednesday March 8 for the launch of L.A. Comic Con Presents A Conversation With…at Meltdown, a monthly series of one-hour live streaming interviews featuring several or the most prominent creative talents in pop culture.

Produced by L.A. Comic Con and Meltdown Comics, and streamed live from Meltdown Comics on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, L.A. Comic Con Presents A Conversation With…at Meltdown is open to the public, beginning with a meet and greet, participate in the audience Q&A portion of the program and an opportunity to purchase each guest’s merchandise. Each conversation will be a casual master class on creating best-of-breed pop culture entertainment.

Co-hosted by L.A. Comic Con CEO Keith Tralins and Meltdown’s Adam Parker, L.A. Comic Con Presents A Conversation With…kicks off with Duncan Rouleau, celebrated comic book writer-artist and a founding member of the creative think tank and studio MAN OF ACTION ENTERTAINMENT.  Together with fellow partners Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle, Rouleau created the Cartoon Network original animated series Ben 10, along with the spin-off series Ben 10: Alien Force and Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, two live action made-for TV-movies, and a live stage show.  As a comic book illustrator, Rouleau contributed to a variety of popular titles for Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics and Marvel Comics, including the 8-issue miniseries The Metal Men for DC Comics and the Marvel Comics super-hero Big Hero 6 In collaboration with Steven T. Seagle.  Rouleau also serves as co-executive producer on Disney XD’s Avenger’s Assemble.

Each month’s event begins at 7:00pm for the in-store meet and greet, followed at 7:30pm for the hour program.  The streaming feed can be accessed via Meltdown’s website located at www.meltcomics.com.

“We are excited to team with Meltdown Comics for our monthly video streaming series A Conversation With…and look forward to making the program a part of the pop culture media landscape,” said Tralins. “This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about how creators go about the business of creating, and should please anyone who craves learning more about the creative process.”

“We are pleased to serve as the streaming home for A Conversation With…and join forces with Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con in presenting the series to fans of comic books, sci-fi entertainment and all categories of pop culture throughout the country and around the world,” said F. Dominguez.

About Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con:

Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con is Los Angeles’ biggest and best large-scale, multi-media pop culture convention. Held annually Halloween weekend at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con assembles the most exciting and innovative in comics, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and all things pop-culture. Partnering with comic legend Stan Lee himself and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con is the only pop-culture convention owned and operated by true pop-culture icons. With a mission to provide celebrity, creator and talent access that is unequalled in comic conventions, Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con’s unique panels, autograph sessions and photo-ops give fans once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to truly interact with their favorite creators and major players in the entertainment industry.  Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con is a partnership of Stan Lee’s Pow! Entertainment, Cassandra Peterson, and Comikaze Entertainment, Inc.  Visit http://www.stanleeslacomiccon.com/. This year’s Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con will be October 27-29, 2017.

About Meltdown Comics:

Established in 1993, Meltdown Comics serves as the mecca for all things comic book, comedy, podcasting, and pop culture related.  Located in the heart of Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard, Meltdown is the recipient of accolades from such leading trendsetters “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 and “Top 10 stores you must visit before you die.”  Visit Meltdown at www.meltcomics.com.

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CONTACT:
SSA Public Relations
Steve Syatt
steve@ssapr.com
David Syatt
David@ssapr.com
(818) 907-0500

Nov 162016
 

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November 16, 2016

NEW STAND UP COMEDY SHOW COMING TO FAMED WEDNESDAY NIGHT TIMESLOT
AT THE NERDMELT SHOWROOM AT MELTDOWN COMICS

Comedians Rory Scovel and Jay Larson Bring
RABBIT HOLE WITH JAY AND RORY

to Meltdown Comics Every Wednesday at 8:30pm Starting November 30, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(LOS ANGELES, CA) – Meltdown Comics is proud to announce Rabbit Hole with Jay and Rory, a new weekly comedy show hosted by Jay Larson ( Conan, The Late Late Show) and Rory Scovel (Those Who Can’t, Ground Floor) and produced by Caitlin Durante. This stand up showcase will feature an eclectic mix of talent, from national headliners to the hilarious up-and-comers who will shape tomorrow’s comedy landscape.

The show kicks off on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 8:30pm in the NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics [7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046].

The debut line-up will feature:
– Kate Berlant (Netflix’s The Characters, Transparent)
– Todd Glass (Tosh.0, The Daily Show)
– Bridey Elliott (Silicon Valley, Search Party)
– Baron Vaughn (Conan, Grace and Frankie)
– And a surprise guest!

Tickets will be available online for $10 at http://rabbitholeshow.com

Rabbit Hole with Jay and Rory fills the Wednesday slot famously held for the past six years by The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, which ended its run in October 2016. Gaston D-L from Meltdown, Inc. says, “The legacy of comedy on Wednesdays runs deep at Meltdown Comics; we have been putting on shows here for ten years now. We couldn’t be happier to have our flagship show be reincarnated with such qualified and familiar names as Jay and Rory. Keep the Wednesday energy alive and come laugh with us again!” The Meltdown Show producer Emily V. Gordon expresses her support for the new show as well: “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail are collectively stoked for the next chapter of Wednesday nights at Meltdown Comics knowing that Jay Larson and Rory Scovel are at the helm.”

About Meltdown Comics
Located in the heart of Hollywood on Sunset Blvd, Meltdown Comics opened 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 10,000 square foot giant has garnered a reputation for hosting successful gallery openings and award winning comedy, including the Comedy Central’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, as well as live shows and podcasting events in their collaborative space with Nerdist and the NerdMelt Showroom. Meltdown Comics is a mecca for all things comic book, comedy, podcasting, and pop culture.
www.meltcomics.com

About NerdMelt
To put it simply, the Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics is comedy in the back of a comic book shop. Also known as NerdMelt, it’s an intimate space to see some of the best comedians, podcasts, panels, and art shows come to life. This room is the D.I.Y. beating heart of Los Angeles’s comedy community, thanks to Chris Hardwick’s vision of bringing the best, most unique entertainment to comedy lovers with the help of Program Director Caitlin Durante and the NerdMelt team. www.nerdmeltla.com

About the Hosts
Jay Larson is best known as a stand up comedian with multiple appearances on The Late Late Show, four appearances on Conan, and his own half hour special on Comedy Central. Jay’s style is completely original and his ability to connect to an audience through storytelling is unmatched. Jay’s Storytelling has been featured on This American Life with Ira Glass, Comedy Central’s This is Not Happening, and can be heard every Toozdee on his wildly successful podcast, The CrabFeast. Jay’s first album, Self Diagnosed, was released in 2011 by AST records, and his follow up album, Human Math, was released this Fall. But at the end of the day, the job that gives Jay the most satisfaction is being a father to his two kids.
www.jaylarsoncomedy.com

Rory Scovel recently finished shooting the New Line feature The House, alongside Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, as well as The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter for director Jody Hill alongside Danny McBride and Josh Brolin. Some of his television credits include the TBS series Ground Floor as well as the NBC series Undateable, ABC’s Modern Family, F/X’s The Comedians  and the original series Those Who Can’t for TruTV. Last year Rory also starredalongside Demetri Martin in Demetri’s directorial debut Dean  which premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, and his new hour stand up special is available on Seeso. Rory’s stand up has been featured on Comedy Central, CONAN, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. His second album, Rory Scovel Live at Third Man Records, was released in 2013 and was recorded live at their studios in Nashville. Whether discussing drugs, politics, or life in general his infectious stage presence and engaging charisma will quickly shift the vibe of any room and place the
audience in the scene of every punch line. www.roryscovel.com

SUGGESTED SOCIAL LANGUAGE:

FACEBOOK (www.facebook.com/rabbitholewithjayandrory)
Brand new comedy show Rabbit Hole with Jay and Rory kicks off on November 30 at 8:30pm at
the NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics. TICKETS: http://rabbitholeshow.com

TWITTER: New comedy show @TheRabbitHoleLA hosted by @JayLarsoncomedy &
@roryscovel starts 11/30 at 8:30pm @MeltdownComics @NerdMelt

INSTAGRAM: New comedy show @therabbitholela hosted by @jaylarsoncomedy &
@roryscovel starts 11/30 at 8:30 @meltdowncomics @nerdmelt

SHOW CONTACT
Caitlin Durante, Producer
cdurante@nerdist.com

VENUE CONTACT
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-7223
staff@meltcomics.com

Oct 102016
 

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Come one, come all to our newest gallery exhibit “SPOOKY” in the Shark Tank Gallery inside Meltdown Comics. Hang out and see spooky works by our spooky friends while we also celebrate Meltdown’s 24th Anniversary.

Opening Reception Saturday, October 15th, 4pm – 9pm
Show up October 15th – November 1st
RSVP HERE

Original Horror art by:
Mauro Balcazar
Abby Belle
EL Joe Benitez
Pierre Bernard Jr
Tristan Child
Sam G
Natalie Hazen
Jim Koch
Pinguino Kolb
Jared Konopitski
Laura Knight
Roger Kuhns
Sarah E. Kushner
Danny Lacy
Evan Lewis
Digger Mesch
Melodie Miu
Ciro Nieli
Drew Rausch
Jack Rossi
Bill Rude
Austin Salmi
Frank Soñador
Guy Sparger
Aimee Major Steinberger
JT Steiny
Bernyce Talley
Jeremy Wojchihosky
and more….

Jun 272016
 

Please join us to test the newest version of DRAW WHAT?!

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be creeped the f*ck out and unlike an unprotected bang sesh with a carnival worker, you will actually enjoy the prizes you leave with.

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Draw What?! Game Night
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl. LA, CALIF 90046