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STINCKERS PARTY! An exhibit of over 60 uncut sticker sheets designed by today’s best cartoonists, including the ALL-NEW 15 artist collaboration: FACEGASM!
DECEMBER 05, 2014. 7:30 – 10PM in the Meltdown Gallery, Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics: 7522 Sunset Blvd., L.A., CA 90046
Screen-printed by hand since 2007, Stinckers stickers have improved lives all over the country and around the world! Contributing artists include founders Mats Stromberg, Steven Weissman and a LOT of their friends! Friends like; Johnny Ryan, Pacolli, Box Brown, Craoman, Mark Todd, Esther Pearl Watson, Benjamin Marra, Jeremy Eaton, Matt Furie, Makkinoso, Alex Schubert, Andrew Goldfarb, Michael Slack, Patrick Kyle, Michael DeForge, Abe Lincoln Jr., Jeff Roysdon, Joven Kerekes, Jordan Crane, Sophia Foster-Dimino, Roman Muradov, Andy Ristaino, Malachi Ward, Ted May, Sammy Harkham, S. Britt, Kent Myers, Scummo, Ryan Cecil Smith, Philippa Rice, Domitille Collardey, David King and Sam Alden.
Every Stincker Ever will be on display, along with selected samples of original art. Contributing artists will be in attendance.
Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl.
Los Angeles, Calif. 90046 (map)
About The Humans:
Apart, they are nothing… deemed by society as outcasts, misfits, losers, no good punks! But together, they are THE HUMANS! THE HUMANS is a high-octane, no-holds-barred, ape-biker-gang chopper ride into ‘70s exploitation genre bliss. Follow Bobby, Johnny, and all The HUMANS as they fight and fly down the road to oblivion on a ride filled with chains, sex, leather, denim, hair, blood, bananas, and chrome.
7522 Sunset Bl.
Los Angeles, Calif. 90046 (map)
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This week, Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani welcome
From NYC, Phoebe Robinson
From NYC, JF Harris
…and a special guest
If tickets for The Meltdown sell out online, we will have a limited number of tickets available at the door on a first come, first served basis. We suggest that you arrive by 7pm the day of the show in order to get any “at the door” tickets, but there is no guarantee they will still be available. Come on down!
Eat More Art Out Productions is bringing back the seventies and honoring one of the greatest sitcom series of all time with their first group art show, “Come and Knock On Our Door: A Tribute to John Ritter”.
October 17th, 2014 – 7 pm
Meltdown Gallery inside Nerdist Showroom, Hollywood, Calif.
Former roller derby girls Jane Dope, Sleazy Bake Oven and Hussy Whipped are trading their scuffed up skates and stinky safety gear for artist wrangling and gallery receptions as they host their first, of hopefully very very many, themed group art shows that might more accurately be described as art parties. Their plan to dish up a healthy serving of quality art in a low pressure, highly themed atmosphere is a foolproof recipe for an unforgettable event. “We want art to be fun and inviting, even if you think you know nothing about it. Our motto: Grab a beer and tell your inner critic to relax. It’s just art!”
Jane Dope is the founder of Angel City Derby Girls’ annual silent auction fundraiser Eat Your Art Out. In recent years, the trio has teamed up with Angel City Derby Girls and Titmouse animation studios to bring this Los Angeles art scene staple to unprecedented success. Now these ladies for ready for year ‘round curating! Art parties for all!!
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What: Eat More Art Out Productions Presents:
Come and Knock On Our Door: A Tribute to John Ritter. Artists include: Dave Macdowell, Jim Mahfood, Mike Huddleston, Yelley and many more. Music, food-truck, open bar, treats, photo- ops. Original artwork and limited edition prints for sale!
When: October 17, 2014 from 7p-11pm
Where: Meltdown Gallery inside Nerdist Showroom,
7522 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, Calif. 90046 (map)
Additional info: www.facebook.com/events/1455932761347195
“I believe that Tabletop Gaming is exercise for Storytelling, in all of its forms.” – Satine Phoenix
CCDD is an Annual Charity event where Celebrities & their fans raise money by Playing Dungeons and Dragons at Meltdown Comics – LIVE STREAMED in the Nerdist Theater so YOU can donate from home!
Keith Baker (creator of Eberron) has custom designed a 2 hour game for this special event. Both he and Matthew Mercer (Voice actor – Attack on Titan/Thundercats) will be taking turns Dungeon Mastering 4 tables of 5 players over an 8 hour period. We will be STREAMING this event LIVE to raise money for the charity: Reach Out and Read.
Since our first game in 2010 we’ve raised over $3000 for RoRLosAngeles.org
We are members of the Tabletop Gaming community who want to show our support for Dungeons and Dragons and Future Gamers of the world. Help us Help Children by giving them the boost they need and showing kids that reading can lead to amazingly fun things… like playing!
What Is Reach Out and Read?
Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based nonprofit organization that promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud.
Reach Out and Read builds on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers to develop critical early reading skills in children, beginning at 6 months of age. The 3.8 million families served annually by “Reach Out and Read” read together more often, their children enter kindergarten with larger vocabularies, with stronger language skills, and better prepared to succeed.
Pediatric healthcare providers (including pediatricians, family physicians, and pediatric nurse practitioners) are trained in the three-part Reach Out and Read model to promote early literacy and school readiness. Read More: RoRLosAngeles.org
If you come to Meltdown, you will not be able to watch the event as it is in a closed set. Watch alone or throw a viewing party. Just don’t forget to donate!!! You will only be able to receive a Viewing Password after you Donate to the Cause!
In Spain, a trio of friends are making a comic book about Bitcoin. Spelunk.in had a chat with with Alex Preukschat, technical author and creator of Bitcoin Comic: The Hunt for Satoshi Nakamoto.
“The Bitcoin Comic book (BitcoinComic.org) is a 112 page matrix style adventure graphic novel with an educational twist,” explained Alex. “We decided to do an adventure story to attract anyone who wants to read a great story, but at the same time during the plot we explain the main aspects about money and bitcoin. Our main aim is to educate people in a fun and easy way about money and bitcoin because we think that people need to understand money to create a better society.
He further explained “Our money can only be as good as the people using it, and the people using it need to be educated about it to create better quality money. Bitcoin offers all that because it allows any user to become his own central bank through the decentralized consensus based Bitcoin protocol.”
The Story: The plot revolves around two characters: Alice and Bob. Bob is being chased by a mafioso group of thugs who think he’s Satoshi Nakamoto and who are trying to kill him to grab his stash of Bitcoins (which is rumoured to be worth about $1bn), but Bob is saved by Tak; a cypherpunk hacker who knows the score and is watching out for him. Bob says he’s totally innocent and doesn’t even know what Bitcoin is, so Tak has to explain it to him and to add to the mix, agents contracted by the NSA are monitoring the situation, and they have their own ideas about what to do with “Satoshi”…
The comic is littered with subtle visual references and the dialogue lays out in straight terms what Bitcoin is, why it’s so radical and what blockchain technology means for governments and society in general. It’s illustrated in an edgy street-wise style that will appeal to a young independent comic-buying crowd.
“The Hunt for Satoshi” has a crowdfunding campaign running on Swarm to raise 42BTC in order to go to print in November 2014. They will be printing 1500 copies in Spanish, 1000 in Polish (released later this year), and the English version will depend on how well their crowdfunding efforts go. US readers can either buy the book through Swarm, or visit Los Angeles based Meltdown Comics. The book is being put out by Spanish publisher Dibbuks. At the time of this article, they are at 41%. Future plans for the book include a digital version on Comixology.
“I learned about [bitcoin] for the first time April 2011, but I got goxed when I tried to buy some with MtGox that same year,” said Alex. “I didn’t look into it again until early 2013, which is when I bought some. I learned about it in a video from Amir Taaki talking in a Amsterdam and loved the philosophy behind it and wanted to explore more.”
Alex met SWARM.co in London at Coinsumm.it, where he did a presentation of the comic book to the bitcoin community.
“I met swarm and we fell in love into each others projects and decided it to be the first project the run on their bitcoin 2.0 crowdfunding platform,” added Alex. “It is a very cool way to do crowdfunding.”
“I met the Spanish publisher in Angouleme two years ago and we became friends. Angouleme is the biggest comic show in Europe. I’ve been reading comic books since my childhood – initially Batman, Superman, Spiderman and Asterix. After university I started reconnecting with comic books and discovered Maus, Persepolis, etc and got completly hooked again into graphic novels. For me graphic novels are an amazing form of art.”
“Last October I proposed Ricardo from Dibbuks to do a comic about bitcoin and he immediately loved the idea and introduced me to Josep,” said Alex. Josep Busquet is his co-author, who handles the main plot. His previous work includes La revolución de los pinceles (2009), Bacon and Friends (2012) and Puntos de experiencia (2013). Josep introduced him to José Ángel Ares, an artist. Some of his previous work includes Solomon Kane (2011), Apalpa-dor vs Papá Noel (2012) and Rosa y Javier (2013), which was his first graphic novel.
The publisher didn’t know what Bitcoin was until this project, but now plans to make all of his books available with cryptocurrency.
When asked how he thinks comic fans will react to the story, Alex replied “I think they will recognize a cool story about bitcoin and then discover how similar that world is to the comic world. A world of freedom where we do amazing things in the real world and share them for humanity to create a better world.”
Bitcoin Foundation chief scientist Gavin Andresen will sign five copies of “The Hunt for Satoshi” in dedication to the memory of Hal Finney, the cryptographer who was the first employee at PGP Corporation, who created the Re-Usable Proofs of Work scheme on which Bitcoin is based and who received the first-ever Bitcoin transaction from Satoshi himself. Hidden in a 90’s message in the book is a dedication to Hal.
They are also running an art contest; information for both can be found at swarm.co/hal