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Aug 122014
 

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TWENTY-ONE ARTISTS GATHER FOR FUNDRAISING SIGNING OF “THE SAKAI PROJECT” BOOK

Los Angeles, CA – On Saturday, August 16, twenty-two members of the cartooning community will descend upon Meltdown Comics on Sunset Boulevard to sign copies of Dark Horse Comics’ recently released book “The Sakai Project” to help raise money for the medical bills of fellow cartoonist Stan Sakai, creator of Dark Horse’s “Usagi Yojimbo” comic book, now in its thirtieth year.

Fundraising efforts were initially spearheaded by the Comic Art Professional Society (CAPS), an organization of professional comic book artists and writers of which Stan Sakai is a member. Organized by artist Tone Rodriguez, CAPS began collecting original art last December for an online auction to lend a helping hand to Sakai, whose wife Sharon has been suffering from an inoperable brain tumor. As art poured in from the cartooning community, many pieces were custom drawings of Stan’s samurai rabbit creation Usagi Yojimbo.

Bill Morrison, a member of CAPS and an art director at Bongo Comics (publisher of “The Simpsons”), approached Sakai’s publisher, Dark Horse, about collecting these wonderful images into a book to also benefit the Sakais. Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson was enthusiastic about the idea, and offered to pay for the book’s publication so that all sales could go to the Sakais. Bill Morrison proceeded to volunteer his time to edit the book in tandem with Dark Horse editor Randy Stradley which was designed voluntarily by noted book designer Serban Cristescu. The result is a beautiful 160-paged hardcover art book featuring interpretations of Usagi Yojimbo by some of the top cartoonists in comics today.

Between the online auction and the book, the cartooning community came together in a unique way to help one of their own. Now twenty-one artists local to Los Angeles will gather one more time to help their friend with a fundraising book signing event.

Attending the signing event will be “The Sakai Project” contributors Sergio Aragonès (“Groo the Wanderer”, “MAD Magazine”), Mark Evanier (“Groo” writer), Tom Luth (“Groo” and “Usagi” colorist), William Stout (noted illustrator), Ricardo Delgado (“Age of Reptiles”), Jeff Keane (“Family Circus”), Rubèn Procopio (“Batman 66”), Dean Yeagle (“Playboy”), Bill Morrison (editor of “The Sakai Project”), Tone Rodriguez (“The Simpsons” comics), Steven E. Gordon, Anson Jew, Benton Jew, Aidan Casserly, Chad Frye, Brad Rader, Patrick Scullin, Robert Stanley, Mark Dos Santos and Mike Kazaleh all joining with Stan Sakai (“Usagi Yojimbo”) himself.

Books will be sold for $45 each, or if fans already have the book, they will be charged a nominal $15 to have their books signed by the artists in attendance.

In addition to “The Sakai Project” book, there will be limited edition prints available exclusively at the event of four images from the book by artists attending the signing: Sergio Aragonès, Stan Sakai, William Stout, and Bill Morrison.

The event will take place on August 16 from 4-6pm at Meltdown Comics & Collectibles, 7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046. Thanks to Meltdown, all proceeds go to Sharon & Stan Sakai to help with their medical bills.

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Media may access a PDF of “The Sakai Project” for review purposes:

http://www.mediafire.com/view/s3qcand0yjlm4sr/SAKAIPROJ_WM.pdf

This Saturday, August 16th, 4-6pm at Meltdown Comics and EPIC SIGNING EVENT!

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl. LA, Calif. 90046 (map)

 Posted by at 10:00 am
Aug 062014
 

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The Ultimate Mashup! Come down to Meltdown Comics this Thursday at 7pm to meet the imperious minds behind these two films. Meet and greet some of the best creators in comics who also appear in both films! The likes of Grant Morrison, Bill Sienkiewicz, David Mack go head to head with the Allfather Jon Schnepp Satine Phoenix and Stephanie Inagaki. Jon and Allan will be on hand with unheard of and thoroughly unrepentant swag from their respective projects, so don’t miss out! Special guests will be announced along the way once the Sodium Pentathol shipment arrives from Amazon Prime.

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A documentary film two years in the making, providing an insightful look into the lives and inspiration of over fifty prolific artists’

Temple of Art is an ongoing 2 year art and photography project, a unique conversation between over 50 artists that include original work incorporating multiple modalities and disciplines. The show currently has a book being published by Baby Tattoo, a gallery opening at La Luz de Jesus, a prime time panel at Comic Con 2014 and a feature length documentary produced by Allan Amato (commercial photographer, Justified, Wilfred, Necessary Roughness) and executive produced by Jon Schnepp (Director: Metalocalypse, Venture Bros) Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls, TED The Art of Asking) and Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Coraline)

Since early 2012 Allan Amato has been photographing fine artists and inviting them to interpret those portraits through their particular medium. An artist’s work can act as both bridge and barrier; at once deeply personal and highly distorted; the lens through which they present their perception of the world, and the world that in turn interprets them.
By merging the objectivity of portrait photography with the subjectivity of drawing, painting, and sculpture, the artist is contextualized within the constructed reality of their own work.
The TEMPLE OF ART show provides an insightful look into the lives of working artists by following the progress of the collaborations from conception to completion, alongside interviews with the artists themselves.
Rarely are we given an opportunity to confront our perceptions of reality and self; this show illuminates the universal tension between the pursuit of our vision and the demands of a critical world.

The Artists
Dave Mckean (Mirror Mask, Sandman)
Barron Storey (Sandman:Endless Nights, Marat-Sade Journals)
Kent Williams(Kent Williams:Ophthalm, The Fountain)
Jason Shawn Alexander (Abe Sapien, Batman-End Game)
David Mack (Kabuki, Daredevil)
Bill Sienkiewicz (Electra Assassin, The New Mutants)
Grant Morrison (Batman:Arkham Asylum, The Filth, Happy)
Jim Mahfood (Clerks, Tank Girl)

As well as:
Kozy N Dan, Soey Milk, Christine Wu, Shaun Berke, Junko Mizuno, Stephanie Inagaki, Coop, Dan Quintana, Greg Ruth, Roman Dirge, Danni Shinya, Karen Hsiao, Gail Potocki, Matthew Bone, Satine Phoenix, Dave Stoupakis, Vincent Castiglia, Marc Scheff, Zak Sabbath Smith, Kellesimone Waits, Ping Zhu, Ken Garduno, Jenna Gibson, Brian Thies, John Malloy , Jaw Cooper, Jasmine Worth, Hueman, Rebecca Guay, Scott Fischer, Theresa Fischer, Jensine Eckwall, Rovina Cai, Christiane Shillito, Dadushin, Kyle Stecker, You Jung Byun, Jon Burgerman, Dongyun Lee, Justin Volz, Dorian Iten, Zelda Devon, Nicole Maloof, Kurt Huggins

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 Posted by at 10:00 am
Jul 282014
 

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After the battle in heaven, Michael fell and Lucifer became the protector of mankind. Humans have lived in Eden for seven generations, never knowing sin. Now, Michael and his fallen have returned to destroy the peaceful land, aiming to rip away God’s most precious creation from him. After Michael’s first attack, Enoch, a young man that has recently caused Eden much distress, stands with Lucifer to teach his people the violence of war in order to survive the coming attack.

But are the people who practice peace ready to kill the angels that once watched over them?

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

 

 

 Posted by at 2:46 pm
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 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
Jul 092014
 

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#ROADTOCOMICCON MEGA SIGNING with Jon Schnepp (@JonSchnepp), Metalocalypse, Dethklok, The Venture Bros, Space Ghost,  The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened, AMC. 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.

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

#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
more to be added.

 Posted by at 2:28 pm
Jul 082014
 

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#ROADTOCOMICCON MEGA SIGNING with Joshua Hale Fialkov (@JoshFialkov) writer; Elk’s Run, Postcards, Princess Resurrection, Punks the comic, Pilot Season, The Bunker, Doctor Who, Echoes, Superman and many many others. 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.

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

#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
more to be added.

 Posted by at 9:40 pm
Jul 082014
 

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On Wednesday, July 9th, 6-8pm, Ron Bassilian and Jim Wheelock will be at Meltdown Comics to sign their new graphic novel, Inferno Los Angeles.  Come check out this amazing retelling of Dante’s Inferno, set to the backdrop of Los Angeles!  They are offering free promotional art to those attending.
You can learn more about their book at infernolosangeles.com.

INFERNO LOS ANGELES SIGNING
Ron Bassilian and Jim Wheelock
July 9th, 2014 at 6pm
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl. LA, Calif. (map)

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The Weirding Willow ‘s David Elliott will be at hand signing copies of his book. The Weirding Willow Chocolate Bars will be available

The Weirding Willows

The Ultimate Literature Pop Culture Mash-up!
Featuring classic characters such as Alice from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll, Frankenstein’s Monster from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Mole, Ratty, Mr Toad and Mr Badger from The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame,The Wicked Witch of the West from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Dr. Henry Jekyll from The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, and many more!

The Weirding Willows Signing
David Elliot
July 9th, 2014 at 7pm
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl. LA, Calif. (map)

 

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Meet New York Times Bestselling Author Brian Buccellato (The Flash, Detective Comics) at Meltdown Comics this Wednesday, July 9th at 7pm

Foster Signing
Brian Buccellato
July 9th, 2014 at 7pm
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl. LA, Calif. (map)

 Posted by at 4:46 pm