Meltdown Comics and EMET Comics invite you to a sneak peak of EMET comics’ first line of comic books! Come celebrate Empowered Women, Female Creators, and Bold New Stories.
Emet Comics’ Signing
Wednesday, September 16th – 7pm
7522 Sunset Bl. LA, CALIF 90046
About EMET COMICS:
Emet Comics is a publishing company creating content about a new generation of female protagonists – intelligent, flawed, and not afraid to ruffle a few feathers. We recognized the lack of diversity still prevalent in media and joined the movement to change it; not just by telling stories about relatable women, but by giving female writers and artists a platform to express their unique perspectives on history, literature, and the world we live in.
About Romeo & Juliet and Guns:
Set in a modern Verona, the Montoyas and Capulets are warring assassin clans, serving contracts for Henry’s, Hamlets and MacBeths. When Jo Capulet and Roman Montoya are thrown together after a mission gone wrong, they see in each other a chance for a new life, even if it means destroying everyone in their path.
Writer Emily Dell
Emily Dell’s latest film B-Girl was released worldwide on Netflix, Showtime and Starz and won Best Feature at the LA Femme Film Festival. She is currently under contract to write and direct the action movie The Rules of Business for The China Film Corporation. Emily played rugby at UC Berkeley and studied Shakespeare at Oxford. In her proudest moment as a writer she once sold a dirty poem for a bottle of 18-year-old scotch.
Artist Mollie Helms
After mastering the ancient techniques of computer animation and illustration at the Ringling College of Art & Design, Mollie Helms embraced the classic combo of paper and ink and transitioned to storyboarding and drawing comics. When she’s not making art, you’ll find her running a falafel factory in her kitchen with her dog and two pet birds, terrorizing the neighborhood with her squawky roommates and the tantalizing aroma of deep-fried chickpeas. You can see her art on Instagram at @molz1ee.
In a future South Africa in which apartheid never ended, the appearance of an angry ancestral spirit sets two village girls on the path to a dangerous destiny.
Writer Jean Barker
After a 10-year, successful writing career as a journalist and humor columnist in South Africa, Jean Barker came to the USA to pursue her long-delayed dream of becoming a filmmaker. Her short film Paradise Road, shot in her hometown of Cape Town in 2012, screened in South Africa and France. She earned her Masters in Directing and Screenwriting at Chapman University, and her sci-fi thesis film One More Day won her the prestigious Director’s Guild of America (DGA) Student Jury Award for Women Directors in 2014 and has screened at many top international genre festivals – and most recently at San Diego Comic-Con. With her ability to make sweaters from scratch and survive in the wild with only a Swiss Army Knife, Jean’s prepared to defy both the coming apocalypse and petty gender stereotypes.
Artist Joey Granger
A freelance artist with several years of experience in character design, original publications, and private commissions, Joey Granger studied art and music at Wingate University before pursuing art privately. Creator of the webcomic Babblefish reaching over a 100 thousand notes on social platforms, Joey puts heart into illustration services that help build character depth, and exemplify authors’ visions.
About The Wendy Project:
A modern-day Wendy Darling confronts her sanity when she suspects a mysterious flying boy has abducted her little brother. Placed in a new school, Wendy struggles to separate fantasy from reality as those around her start to resemble characters from Neverland.
Writer Melissa Jane Osborne
Melissa Jane Osborne is an actor and writer who has worked with Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Samuel French Festival, NYFringe, Playwright’s Horizon’s Theatre School, and Stella Adler Studio of which she is an alum. Her work in new media spans from the Internet sensation The Burg to creating the first interactive scripted iPhone game Campus Crush for the Episode App, which has spawned multiple sequels and become an international teen sensation with over 6 million views per month. Her short film OMA is currently in production starring Lynn Cohen (The Hunger Games). She is a member of NYC’s FAB Women and Los Angeles’s IAMA Theatre Co. When Melissa was a kid, she broke four puppet theater kits from telling stories too hard. Now that she’s an adult, she hopes to break even more.
Artist Veronica Fish
Veronica Fish has illustrated for clients such as Nickelodeon, MARVEL, Wired Magazine, LEGO, The Girl Scouts of America and Conde Nast Publishing. Her paintings have been shown in galleries around the world, and she currently drawing a couple issues of “Archie” for Archie Comics, “Howard the Duck” and “Silk” for Marvel, and is developing an animation based on her graphic novel Pirates of Mars with JJ Kahrs. She once ate three chicken hearts on a stick, which would make her a triple-Khaleesi in the Game of Thrones universe.
About Helena Rose: An Intergalactic Fairytale:
An alien child prodigy must embark on an adventure through space to find a cure for her terminal illness.
Writer E.O. Levendorf
E.O. Levendorf received a BFA with honors in Dramatic Writing from NYU Tisch School Of The Arts. While in school, she directed experimental films and music videos, one of which was featured on Kanye West’s blog. She wrote and directed the short ﬁlm Ribbons which was reviewed by Peter Travers of Rolling Stone to be “an astonishing piece of work, visually inventive and brimming with spirit and heart.” She wrote and directed the full length musical The Mirror Show which premiered at The New York International Fringe Festival and was reviewed by Kathryn Osenlund to be “the only musical fringe performance I’ve seen in the last thirteen years whose approach to the genre emerges from the last century to begin to inhabit the 21st century.”
Artist Sonia LiaoSonia Liao is the artist and writer of the ongoing webcomic Zaen Well, and has also drawn for The End: Issue 5. She’s currently working as an art consultant for the upcoming Legend of Zorro comic by Comicflix. Sonia’s love of collecting Alpaca plushies is rivaled only by her hatred of Frosted Mini-Wheats (she keeps perfectly “Full and Focused” without them, thanks for asking).
About Joan of Light and D’Arc:
Gilles de Rais was a French nobleman and commander in the royal army. He fought alongside Joan of Arc in 1429 against the English and Burgundian allies, and the two were believed to be close comrades. Nine years after Joan was burnt at the stake for heresy, Gilles was accused, convicted and hung for the mass murders of children in horrifying satanic rituals. This is the story of their friendship.
Writer Jo Buckman
Jo Buckman is a film and television writer, and winner of the 50 Kisses Competition at the London Screenwriters Festival for her short film script, You Used to Bring Me Flowers. In 2014 she wrote and produced the commercial, Once She Was Just Like You, which garnered the Nahemi Kodak Student Film Competition. That same year, she sold her first feature Rock Gene to Composmentis Productions. It is expected to start production this year.
Artist Duncan Eagleson
Duncan Eagleson has created art and designs for book covers, movie posters, videos and more for clients such as New Line Cinema, Warner Communications and DC Comics, as well as rock groups like The Who, Phil Collins, Def Leppard and The Clash. In comics, he contributed art to Neil Gaiman’s Sandman and adapted and illustrated Anne Rice’s The Witching Hour. He has created sculpted leather masks for Wes Craven’s Cursed, the WWE wrestler Kane, the Smithsonian, the Big Apple Circus, and magician Jeff McBride. His novel, Darkwalker, is now available.