Apr 292016
 

Come hang out with writer Eric Esquivel and artist Sam Spina of Papercutz’s Sanjay and Craig comics! Plus special guest Sanjay and Craig Graphic Novel Artist James Kaminski!

FIRST 10 KIDS GET A FREE POSTER SIGNED BY SANJAY AND CRAIG CREATORS JAY HOWELL AND JIM DIRSDCHBERGER!

Free Comic Book Day 2016 at Meltdown Comics
11am-1pm
7522 Sunset Bl. LA, CALIF 90046

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Apr 282016
 

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INFO: Hey Great Job
Hey Great Job is a “a coloring book of affirmations from people more famous than us drawn by someone less talented than you”. This coloring book for adults features portraits of celebrities paired with inspirational quotes. Features Kanye West, Frida Kahlo, Stan Lee, Kevin Smith, and MORE!!!
Grab your crayons and come color with us!

INFO: Ben Marazzi
Hey Great Job was created and illustrated by Ben Marazzi. Ben initially planned to pursue an art degree in college, but his advisors suggested English might be a better field for him.  He is currently a project manager and “get sh*t done” guy who works in entertainment and tech in Los Angeles. Apparently everyone was wrong.


 

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About: Stay at Home Scarface: A Coloring & Activity Book for Gangster Parents
Everyone thought Tony Montana died when his mansion was raided, but it takes more than being shot in the back and falling off a balcony to stop ol’ Scarface. So what really happened to Tony? He retired from the drug game and became a stay-at-home dad. Say hello to Tony’s new little friend: His newborn son! In this adult activity storybook, Tony now has mountains of baby powder on his desk, and when he takes someone for a ride, it’s the Dumbo ride at Disneyland. The only thing that gives Tony orders is babies. Babies, you got that?

About: The Devastator
The Devastator is a comedy publisher founded in December 2009 by Geoffrey Golden and Amanda Meadows, two comedy writer-editors from Los Angeles.
Together, they launched The Devastator book series: a geeky full color mix of comics and written satire, featuring writers and artists from The Daily Show, The Onion, Adult Swim and Marvel. The series is distributed around the world and sold in over 35 stores across the United States, UK and Canada.


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Bio:
Sonya Saturday is a Los Angeles-based cartoonist and writer. She uses humor in her work to explore love, sex, gender and politics. Sonya began her indie comics career in 2000 with the adult humor comic strip “Load,” which she wrote and drew weekly for nine years. The Load collection “Why Do You Cry When I’m On Top?” is available from Northwest Press. Her play for high school students, “Don’t Party With My Mom,” is published by Playscripts, Inc.
Sonya has been active with Prism Comics–the LGBTQIA non-profit comics organization–since 2008. She regularly attends comic book conventions throughout Southern California, often appearing on panels relating to queer comics.
Sonya’s most recent book is “The 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates Coloring and ActivityBook.” You can see more of her work at sonyasaturday.com.
Book info:
The 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates Coloring and Activity Book is a satirical political work masquerading as a children’s coloring book. This book is over 40 pages of “Conservative fun” for the whole family. It’s filled with creative activities, funny puzzles and respectable portraits of seventeen Republican Presidential candidates–everyone from Ted Cruz to Donald Trump. Thebook even has inspiring quotes from the candidates themselves!
Mar 142016
 

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Daniel Clowes returns to Meltdown Comics to celebrate the release of Patience, the most anticipated graphic novel of 2016!

Patience is the first all new, original graphic novel from Daniel Clowes (Ghost World) in over a half-decade, and also the biggest and most ambitious book yet in a storied career that includes multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards, a PEN Award, and an Academy Award nomination.

Patience is an indescribable psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering with uncanny precision from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially “Clowesian,” and utterly unique in the author’s body of work. This 180-page, full-color story affords Clowes the opportunity to draw some of the most exuberant and breathtaking pages of his life, and to tell his most suspenseful, surprising and affecting story yet.

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Mar 132016
 

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This coming weekend, Meltdown friend and pal Overton Loyd will have his first solo exhibition at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles. On display will be numerous paintings, drawings, illustrations and album cover designs. Please find the time to visit.

Overton Loyd is an artist and illustrator widely known for designing a variety of caricatures and album covers, most notably for George Clinton and the Parliament-Funkadelic collective. Rhythm of Vision: The Artistry of Overton Loyd is the first exhibition to reveal the full trajectory of Loyd’s complex and varied practice in painting, drawing, illustration and album cover design. The exhibition features more than fifty works and celebrates a career that now spans four decades.

Exhibition Programs
Saturday, March 19, 2016, 1 PM – 4:30 PM
“Beyond the Nose: A Look Into My Creative Eccentric Life” One-on-One with Overton Loyd & Reception
An interview with Overton Loyd, as he shares his creative journey from drawing caricatures at the Michigan State Fair to becoming a visual and multimedia artist, designer and creative director for George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic. (Artist talk: 1 – 2:30PM) (Reception: 3 – 4:30PM)

Sunday, March 20, 2016, 3 PM – 4:30 PM
Exhibition Walk-through with Overton Loyd
Loyd will walk visitors through the exhibition and share insight of the history behind several of his artworks. Visitors can also download an app and listen to Loyd’s short narratives about a few of his artworks.

Saturday, April 2, 2016, 2 PM – 4 PM
Character Design Art Workshop
Inspired by Overton Loyd’s character design techniques, this workshop will guide participants in creating their own music-inspired characters. The workshop is led by graffiti artists MAN ONE and writer/artist Gustavo Garcia Vaca. They collaborated with Overton Loyd on their art group Unification Theory. Ages 10 yrs & up.

Saturday, April 16, 2016, 2 PM – 4 PM
“The History of Funk” Lecture & Talk Presented by Dr. Rickey Vincent
Author, scholar, educator and radio host Dr. Rickey Vincent will provide attendees with insight into the history, culture and politics of funk music. He holds a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley and is the author of Funk: The Music, the People and the Rhythm of The One.

Saturday, May 28, 2016, 1 PM – 4 PM
“A Day of Funk”
Kick back and enjoy the sounds of Funk being spun by a live DJ while experiencing the creative process as graffiti artists transform canvas into a street art masterpiece. The finished artwork will be raffled off to a lucky audience member. Nosh on fare from trendy food trucks or nearby restaurants and take a moment to visit the current exhibitions on view at CAAM.

California African American Museum
600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, California 90007

Mar 062016
 

Meltdown Comics x Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas are teaming up during Wizard World Las Vegas for an epic day of awesomeness.

3/19/11AM// Rehab Beach Club: Spring Break Saturday | Wooden Wisdom: Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie DJ Set

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3/19/10:30PM// Vanity Nighclub: Heroes X Villians featuring | Wooden Wisdom: Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie DJ Set. Costume contest with $5000.00 in prizes.

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