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Jul 242014
 

She_Hulk_on_Muscle_Beach_by_JoeJusko ATTENTION ALL IN AND OUT OF SHAPE NERDS! Now’s your chance to get ready for that summer bathing suit look you’ve always dreamed of. But wait!!! You can still have your ice cream and eat it too at the First Annual MELTWALK 2014 Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 9:30am registration 9:00am. Our resident fitness expert from Carson Adventures www.carsonadventures.com will help you get in shape and ready to participate in this first ever nerd walk. Join all your nerd friends and meet nerds you’ve only played with on-line as we spend the day walking 10+ miles, eating great food, and cooling off with plenty of ice cream. You’re sure to burn off all the calories you consume while sweating in the hot summer sun (hike canceled if over 90º). This is an urban walk you’re sure to remember! Special edition Meltdown t-shirts commemorating the event given to all participants along with a 20% off coupon for anything in the store that entire week. Whoever completes the walk is eligible for a $100 gift certificate to be raffled at the end of the walk. Stay tuned for weekly advice and tips on how to prepare for this event <check here> or if you’d rather not exercise at all, in true nerd fashion, you can still participate (plenty of buses along the route to take you back to the starting point if you are unable to finish). Sign up and select your shirt size using the PayPal Buy Now Button below or just come into the store to register. $30 non-refundable fee does not include food purchases at each stop. Walk begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, Aug 9th at Meltdown and will go in a circular loop through the heart of Los Angeles. Itinerary (times are approx depending on size of group and how long it takes to eat and walk):

  • 9:00am Check-in begins
  • 9:30 Prompt departure!!
  • 10:00 Ice cream
  • 11:30 Lunch
  • 12:00 Ice cream
  • 1:00 Shopping
  • 2:30 Another lunch
  • 4:00 Snack
  • 5:00 More ice cream at Meltdown

10.8 miles roundtrip. Public Transportation available if route cannot be completed. $30 attendance fee includes limited edition MELTWALK 2014 t-shirt, a chance to win a $100 gift certificate for Meltdown if you are one of the folks who completes the walk and present at the raffle taking place at the end of the walk AND 20% discount on all Meltdown merchandise from August 9th-16th. All sales are non-refundable. Refunds will be given only if hike is canceled by Meltdown. If temps reach over 90º on day of event it will be cancelled. You will be notified and refunded.


Enter your shirt Size S, M, L, XL, XXL



If you have paid and decide not to attend someone can take your place or you can pick up your shirt at Meltdown during their regular store hours. **Disclaimer** RELEASE OF LIABILITY. IMPORTANT!! PLEASE READ IN ITS ENTIRETY: Safety is a priority for everyone in the group. Think of this as hiking with a group of friends. Outdoor sports and other events we plan are inherently dangerous and accidents may happen. By participating in this event you’re taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience. #MELTWALK #FITNERD #CarsonAdventures #Meltdown

 Posted by at 1:21 pm
Jul 242014
 

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Hello, Current and potentially new Comics for Kids students!

This email is just a quick announcement that class has been cancelled for the next two weeks, on account of summer break/everybody who is a current student being out of town!  (Poll: How many of you are out of town and down at SDCC?  Read as many great all-ages and kids comics down there as you can!  Top Shelf has some great stuff out.)

Normally, we love people who are interested to pop in and take a class.  Unfortunately, that won’t be possible tomorrow or next week, on account of our break.

If you are interested in having your child take a class at Meltdown, please email me (the instructor), directly with questions, at donna.v.letterese@gmail.com.  You can also peruse the Melt U section of our site for information.  Again, this email is just to let people know of our mini-hiatus.

Class will RESUME August 7th.  So, here’s the recap of everything you need to know schedule wise:

Thursday, July 24th: NO 3:30 TO 5:30 COMICS FOR KIDS CLASS

Thursday, July 31st: NO 3:30 TO 5:30 COMICS FOR KIDS CLASS

Thursday, August 7th: YES, COMICS FOR KIDS CLASS IS BACK ON!  AT THE MELTDOWN COMIC BOOK STORE, 3:30 TO 5:30.

Best wishes to all our readers, and will let everyone know when there’s more to read for you back here!  Have fun and stay safe, to everyone who has gone down to Comic Con!

 Posted by at 12:17 am
Jul 182014
 

Go behind the scenes with the stars and producers of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail to see how the popular live show grew into a TV series. (9:49)

The Meltdown with Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani
premiers July 23rd at 12:30 after @Midnight

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 Posted by at 1:56 pm
Jul 172014
 

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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
Jul 172014
 

If you’re a comics artist in-the-making, maybe you’re going to Comic-Con to show your wares to publishers.  Maybe you’re not going to Comic-Con, but want to get your art ready to show to comics people in the future.  Either way, what do you need to know?  What kind of samples should you have?  What are things comics editors DON’T want to see?

Sign up for this workshop and you’ll learn everything you need to know!  Comics editor Jim Higgins will not only review your work but give you all the tips and info you need to be ready to impress comics editors and publishers.  Right now, there are over TEN different conventions in the LA area every year.  Why not have your art ready to show?

The cost is $25, payable the day of the workshop.  For the price of one Meltdown University class session, you’ll get all this info, plus, you’ll see the work of the other artists in the workshop, learn from them, and exchange ideas.

Jim Higgins has been reviewing portfolios for over 15 years, starting from his days at DC Comics in the ’90s, to the reviews he’s done as a teacher at The School of Visual Arts in NYC, and in recent years at CalArts and Otis College of Art and Design.

Time:      11am till 1:45pm

Date:       July 19, 2014  – #ROADTOCOMICCON Day!

To join in, e-mail us meltdownuniversity@gmail.com

AND!  There’s still time to join the Creating Comics Class that just started last Saturday, July 12. Learn to write or draw comics!  Sign up and you’ll either write a complete script for a short comics story or you’ll write and draw your own minicomic.  Learn about story structure and visual storytelling.  You still have time to come down for the July 19 class at 2pm.  For more information and to join, go here:

http://northropchris.wix.com/meltu#!classes/c1uh0

And don’t forget the signing going on after ward, featuring Gerard Way, Becky Cloonan, Jaime Hernandez, Gilbert Hernadez, Natalia Hernandez, DJ Kirkbride, Jim Mahfood, Caleb Monroe, Tom Pinchuk, Eric Esquivel, Hannah Partlow, Felipe Smith, Joshua Fialkov, Jon Schnepp, Dave Crosland, Mark Sable, Sam Grinberg, Dave Baker and more!

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 Posted by at 7:01 am
Jul 162014
 

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This Saturday, July 19th at 2PM, Meltdown is hosting a #ROADTOCOMICCON MEGA-SIGNING!

A cavalcade of comic madness! You won’t want to miss this one! Come one, come all!

The talent in attendance will be stacked. Check out the list of new-comers and veterans that will be joining us:

Gerard Way, Becky Cloonan, Jaime Hernandez, Gilbert Hernadez, Natalia Hernandez, D.J. Kirkbride, Jim Mahfood, Caleb Monroe, Tom Pinchuk, Eric Esquivel, Hannah Partlow, Felipe Smith, Joshua Fialkov, Jon Schnepp, Dave Crosland, Mark Sable, Sam Grinberg, Dave Baker + …

And that’s not the half of it. FREE DARK HORSE SWAG!!

If you’re worried about getting hungry or thirsty, fear not…
There will be Free Drinks provided by POPwater, and Food will be served by wonderful Carnitas El Momo, winner of “Best in Show: Taco Madness 2014″.

Far out, man! What else do I need to know?

Signing begins at 2pm.
Line-up is first come, first served.
All artist will take turns signing. THERE IS NO SET SIGNING SCHEDULE.

For the Killjoys (Gerard Way and Becky Cloonan) signing: 1 outside item and 1 item purchased at Meltdown Comics allowed. There will be both single issues and collected trades of KILLJOYS, as well as volumes of UMBRELLA ACADEMY, available for purchase.

If you can’t get to Comic-Con, this is the next best thing. Hell, it’s even BETTER.
We are trying to bring Comic-Con to you!

Can’t wait to see you Saturday!

 Posted by at 9:32 pm
Jul 162014
 

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Writer Kirk Kushin and illustrator Gonzalo Martinez will be signing issues of their comic series, OZopolis and their graphic novel, Super Teen*Topia at Meltdown on Wednesday, July 16th from 7 till 9 pm.

OZoplis is all ages, steam-punk themed adventure set in the land of OZ and Super Teen*Topia is comedic look at teen super heroes in the vein of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Gonzalo has traveled from Santiago, Chile and is making his first US appearance in five years at Meltdown!

Meltdown Comics
7522 W. Sunset Bl.
Los Angeles, Calif. 90046 (map)

 Posted by at 11:43 am
Jul 152014
 

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#ROADTOCOMICCON MEGA SIGNING with Mark Sable, DC’s Two Face: Year One, Marvel’s What if Spider-man killed Kraven the Hunter?, Grounded, Fearless, Hazed, Graveyard Empires, Dracula: Son of a Dragon, plus many more. July 19th, Meltdown Comics. Come say hello, give high-fives get stuff signed and stick around for all the talent that will be present July 19th at Meltdown Comics.

#ROADTOCOMICCON MEGA SIGNING CONFIRMED GUEST
Gerard Way
Becky Cloonan
Jaime Hernandez
Gilbert Hernandez
Natalia Hernandez
Dj Kirkbride
Jim Mahfood
Caleb Monroe
Tom Pinchuk
Eric Esquivel
Hannah Partlow
Felipe Smith

Joshua Hale Fialkov
Jon Schnepp
Dave Crosland
Mark Sable
more to be added.

 

 Posted by at 1:59 pm
Jul 142014
 

Melt U Presents:

Whether or not you’re going to Comic-Con in San Diego, if you want to get work in the comics business as an artist, you’ve got to have the right stuff both in your drawings and in your portfolio!

In this one-day, get-it-all-in workshop, I’ll go over what every aspiring comics artist needs to know and what they should have in their portfolio. This is a workshop that will cover getting into the comics business as an artist, what comics editors are looking for (and NOT looking for!), and how to make your time (or your art’s time) front of an editor count. I’ll speak and then review all the attendee’s portfolios.

There are at least ten conventions in the LA area every year (can you believe it?) and every one of those is a chance to show your work to a publisher.

If you’re going to San Diego Comic-Con with your art this is your LAST CHANCE to get a professional critique of your portfolio!

When: Saturday, July 19, from 11:00am-2:00pm.
Price: $25 payable the day of the workshop.
Bring: Your portfolio, ready to go, partly ready, or some samples of your art. I’ll help anyone at any stage of preparation.

We may have to cap the number of people who attend so sign up so reserve a space!

E-mail us at meltdownuniversity@gmail.com and give your full name and e-mail address.

#ROADTOCOMICON

Jim Higgins

Editor, Publisher, BMOC, Meltdown University Program Director

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 Posted by at 6:53 am
Jul 102014
 

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#ROADTOCOMICCON MEGA SIGNING with Dave Crosland (@davecrosland), CBGB & OMGFUG, YO GABBA GABBA, SCARFACE, BAD IDEAS, PUFFED, SLOP, HEAVEN, LLC, EVERYBODY’S DEAD plus many more. July 19th, Meltdown Comics. Come say hello, give high-fives get stuff signed and stick around for all the talent that will be present July 19th at Meltdown Comics.

#ROADTOCOMICCON MEGA SIGNING CONFIRMED GUEST
Gerard Way
Becky Cloonan
Jaime Hernandez
Gilbert Hernandez
Natalia Hernandez
Dj Kirkbride
Jim Mahfood
Caleb Monroe
Tom Pinchuk
Eric Esquivel
Hannah Partlow
Felipe Smith

Joshua Hale Fialkov
Jon Schnepp
Dave Crosland
more to be added.

 Posted by at 2:23 pm