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.
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