Jul 192015
 

 

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Legendary Meltdown Comics to Host Signing with Original Creator

LOS ANGELES, CA July 19th, 2015 – Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, announced today a signing for their Invader Zim comic series at Meltdown Comics with original show and comic series creator Jhonen Vasquez and original show and comic series artist Aaron Alexovich on July 22nd. With issue #1 released on July 8th to a massively positive reception, this will be the first time Jhonen Vasquez and Aaron  Alexovich sign the comic book adaptation of the hit Nickelodeon show outside of convention appearances. The signing will be hosted by Los Angeles’ mecca for all things comic book, comedy, podcasting and pop-culture related, Meltdown Comics.

In 2001 animation fans were introduced to Zim, the diminutive, naïve Irken soldier, assigned to invade Earth to keep him from disrupting his leaders’ plans to expand their empire. Arriving on the unsuspecting planet, he tries to blend in by disguising himself and his malfunctioning robot sidekick GIR as a human boy and his dog. Zim is constantly hounded by his nemesis Dib, who recognizes his alien nature, and Dib’syounger sister Gaz. The show and Vasquez’s iconic characters went on to become cult classics with a following to this day. Fans have been waiting for the return of Zim and GIR; now they have it in the first all-Zim comic book series, part of Nickelodeon’s commitment to bring its beloved classic characters to new audiences.

About Meltdown Comics

The mecca for all things comic book, comedy, podcasting and pop-culture related bits, Meltdown hosts a blockbuster line-up of events and programs that in the past have garnered such accolades as “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, etc.

About Oni Press

Oni Press has been Portland’s premier indie comic book publisher since 1997. Home to a range of rad comics including Scott Pilgrim, The Sixth Gun, Invader Zim, Rickand Morty, Stumptown, Princess Ugg, Letter 44 and The Bunker, Oni Press strives to create comics for you.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 36th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 20 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

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Contacts:

fred@onipress.com

Jul 092015
 

MOAH - Art of Toys - infoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, California (MOAH) Presents:
A LEFT COAST RETROSPECTIVE OF DESIGNER TOYS

THE ART OF TOYS:
July 18, 2015 – September 6, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 18, 2015, 11am – 6pm

Julie B. from Pretty in Plastic and Heidi Johnson of Hijinx Artist Management & PR have been invited to guest curate an exhibition focusing on Art Toys. This exhibition will feature the top artists and brands who have come to define this art movement over the past twenty years.

This is the very first West Coast museum exhibition to address the history of the art toy. Concentrating on West Coast artists, stores, and manufacturers, it opens the weekend following Comic Con. Gathering participants who will be in town for Comic Con to spend Friday and Saturday (July 17 –18) at MOAH. An exclusive, ticketed opening reception, with entertainment, bar, and hors d’oeuvres for VIPs and guest artists will take place on Friday night from 7­10pm, followed by a limited signing with artists on Saturday.

THE ART OF TOYS: A LEFT COAST RETROSPECTIVE OF DESIGNER TOYS ​will open to the public on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, California (MOAH). This exhibition will also feature murals by artists David P. Flores,​ Hueman (Allison Torneros), and Angry Woebots​(Aaron “Woes” Martin), with a special installation by Kozyndan, ​and more. Other events will include panel discussions, workshops, and a film screening. MOAH’s Vault store will feature selected art toys and more for sale, curated by the Coachella Boutique’s Jon Halperin. Artists include: Gary Baseman,​Luke Chueh, Tristan Eaton, Ron English, Frank Kozik, Joe Ledbetter, Buff Monster, Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters, Mark Ryden, Greg (CRAOLA) Simkins, ​and more. Over 80 artists, stores, and manufacturers will be included in this exhibition. Stores/brands include: Toy Art Gallery, DKE Toys, Giant Robot, Meltdown, Munky King, Necessaries Toy Foundation, Pretty In Plastic, Silent Stage Gallery, Super 7, 3D Retro, Circus Posterus / Stranger Factory, ​and many more.

Social Media: ​#theartoftoys #leftcoasttoys #moahlancaster #lancasterplay

Media Contact:
Heidi Johnson | Hijinx Artist Management & PR | 323.204.7246 | heidi@thinkhijinx.com
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For more information, please visit lancastermoah.org or call 661.723.6250
Purchase tickets to VIP party on July 17 here: http://www.lmpaf.org/

Jun 282015
 

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IMAGE COMICS, BRIAN K. VAUGHAN & STEVE SKROCE ANNOUNCE SIGNING WARS

It’s Canada vs. the U.S.A. in an international signing tour to promote the release of WE STAND ON GUARD #1, writer Brian K. Vaughan’s first new book since SAGA, and a return to comics for legendary Hollywood storyboard artist (and proud Canadian) Steve Skroce.

WE STAND ON GUARD is an action-packed military thriller about a futuristic conflict between Canada and the United States, so in honor of their story, the creators will be appearing together at two different signings, one in each of their home countries.

Both events are free to the public, and the oversized 40-page first issue of WE STAND ON GUARD is only $2.99! Brian and Steve will be happy to sign whatever readers bring, time and lines permitting. You must purchase We Stand Guard from Meltdown Comics or other merchandise to get stuff signed.

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Celebrate the release of the all-new Nickelodeon Magazine with the awesome creators of Sanjay and Craig – Jay Howell and Jim Dirschberger plus Eric Esquivel (comic author), Sam Spina (comic artist) of Papercutz’s Sanjay and Craig comics!

All goes down, Wednesday, July 1st at 7pm
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl. LA, CALIF. 90046 (map)

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.
LA, CALIF 90046 USA
323.851.7223
meltcomics.com

Jun 212015
 

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RSVP HERE

Come one, come all… COME ON DOWN AND LOOT! 

Once again, Loot Crate is heading down to Meltdown Comics in Hollywood to hang out with their Looter Community, and they have your favorite activities in store, including:

  • Looter Trading Post: Bring down your Loot from past and present crates to trade items with fellow Looters! We’ll have some items to kick off the trading, so bring a list!
  • Superfight Gaming Tables: So many of you LOVED the Loot Crate edition of Superfight in February’s crate, so come on down and play the game with us and one another! Plus more surprises TBA!
  • Photo Booth: Get your picture popping out of a Loot Crate! Now YOU’RE the Loot! (Click here to check out photos from our most recent event Photo Booth!):

The Looter Meetup @ Meltdown Comics is FREE, however ticketing is limited to building capacity. We will only be accepting RSVPs, so please sign up only if you definitely plan to attend.

We need each individual to sign up themselves this time, so be sure that everyone in your group signs up for a space – Thanks!  RSVP HERE

Regarding Parking: Limited metered parking is available behind Meltdown Comics, and on Sunset Blvd; free parking is available on side streets in the surrounding area, although some residential streets are also Permit Only, so please note all parking signs in the area. We recommend arriving early in order to find parking for the event!

See you soon, Looters!