Aug 292016
 

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More rage per page, more slaughter for your dollar!

Join Lawrence Rawdog Hubbard at Meltdown Comics for a launch party to celebrate the release of the complete Real Deal Comix from Fantagraphics Books. Meltdown Comics, Friday – September 16th, 7PM

About Real Deal:
Real Deal Comix trades in what it calls the genre of Urban Chaos — a satiric depiction of the madness that occurs in the urban centers of America. Each story details the everyday struggles of the urban dwellers who go off on each other out of the rage and futility that their lives bring them. These people live on the edge of a precipice, where everyday tasks like going to the store or buying gas requires a stand-or-back-down attitude to survive. Every story ends in mayhem. Join G.C, Ace Brogan and Slick Willie in their adventures in da’ hood, and remember, they live a real man’s life: no matter what, they never back down. Real Deal Magazine (“More Rage per Page, More Slaughter for your Dollar”) was a self-published independent comic book created in the 1990s by Lawrence Hubbard (a.k.a “Raw Dog”) and H.P. McElwee (a.k.a. “R.D. Bone”) and inspired by magazines like Madand traditional superhero comics but satirizing Blaxploitation movies with a cast of convicts, hustlers, drug addicts, crack whores, car thieves, and murderers. Real Deal has achieved cult status over the years, especially amongst underground artists and counterculture circles, and has even been featured in a line of t-shirts from Stüssy, but has never been collected… until now. This full-color hardcover features gold foil debossing on the cover, while the interiors feature a variety of paper stocks that showcases the Real Deal aesthetic.

Meltdown Comics, Friday – September 16th, 7PM

Aug 072016
 

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Information:
This is an Arduino hands-on project perfect for ages 10-16. Programming experience is NOT required. You’ll learn about LEDs, voltages, digital and analog pins, and will be programming an Arduino microcontroller with Javascript in a fun learning environment! 🙂

Captain Arghuino says get ready… ready to set sail for the Island of PodPi!

Needs: Bring your laptop with passwords and power cord or set up your laptop before class with these instructions: http://www.podpi.com/setup

Parking: street parking. Please be aware of the street signs and meters. We don’t want you leaving the workshop with an unwanted ticket!

WHEN:
Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

WHERE:

Meltdown Comics and Collectibles – 7522 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-makerspace-podpi-arduino-programming-tickets-26812284264

Aug 052016
 

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Come say hello, talk about NVRLND and get stuff signed by writers Stephanie Salyers and Dylan Mulick. August 10th at 7pm, Meltdown Comics.

NVRLND is a dark and magical re-imagining of PETER PAN set in the present-day landscape of Hollywood. Wallflower turned wild-child Wendy Darling befriends the fiery Tiger Lily and falls into the music rave scene of the underground club NVRLND.  Intoxicated by the music Wendy falls for the enigmatic Peter, lead singer of the band The Lost Boys. Peter is everything a girl could desire: Handsome, daring and reckless. Wendy discovers that Peter is mixed up with the mysterious tattoo artist James Hook, who preys upon the young who flock to Peter, hooking” them on the new designer drug, Pixie Dust. You think you may know the truth about NVRLND but the truth is you know nothing. NVRLND is a story for anyone who never wants to grow up…but may not live long enough to have a choice.

NVRLND Writers:
Dylan Mulick and Stephanie Salyers are writers and producers living in Los Feliz. Dylan came from the world of music videos before sinking his teeth into television. He went on to work with Nickelodeon and HBO where he assisted and developed for Entourage and Ballers writer/EP, Rob Weiss. It was through Rob that Dylan met Stephanie Salyers when she came on board as a script developer. After it was clear they had a major creative bond, the two jumped into an insane collaborative journey, developing the story of NVRLND. Under the love and care of Michael Bay’s 451 Entertainment, they brought the story to life. Both are working on new projects and considering their next collaboration. Dylan’s first feature film as writer is slated for a June, 2017 start with director Aaron Ruell. He also directs the forthcoming digital series, An Interview, from Norman Reedus, Patrick Hoelck and Dodge. He and Stephanie Salyers wrote the music video script for The Raveonettes “Never Ever Land,” an original song for the NVRLND comic books, which Stephanie wrote the lyrics to and Dylan directed. They share two cats, Stella and Toby.

Jul 172016
 

Come out and play with the Exploding Kittens team and get a sneak peek at their upcoming expansion deck: Imploding Kittens.

Meltdown Comics Promo

Created by Elan Lee (Xbox, ARGs), Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal), and Shane Small (Xbox, Marvel), Exploding Kittens made history when it became the most-backed game in Kickstarter history and the campaign with the most number of backers, ever. It is a highly-strategic, kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette. Players draw cards until someone draws an Exploding Kitten, at which point they explode, they are dead, and they are out of the game — unless that player has a Defuse card, which can defuse the kitten using things like laser pointers, belly rubs, and catnip sandwiches. All of the other cards in the deck are used to move, mitigate, or avoid the Exploding Kittens.

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Jul 112016
 

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Featuring an international [and interstellar] crew of artists, THE MOTHERSHIP RETURNS is a tribute art show to legendary Funk band Parliament-Funkadelic – the band responsible for creating classic jams including “The Mothership Connection,” “One Nation Under A Groove,” “Flashlight,” “Atomic Dog,” and countless more songs that have been sampled in now-classic Hip Hop songs by N.W.A., De La Soul, Digital Underground, A Tribe Called Quest, Public Enemy and others.  Parliament-Funkadelic has been highly influential in modern music AND visual art, as will be witnessed in this tribute art show.  Visual artist/writer Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca created/directed this art show to include – Parliament-Funkadelic artists themselves [George Clinton aka Dr. Funkenstein, Overton Loyd who created record covers for Parliament and R. Stozo who also created record covers for P-Funk; Chris Prynoski [Titmouse animation director]; Shepard Fairey [street artist and graphic designer extraordinaire]; James Reitano [director of animated music videos by Madvillain, Biz Markie, Quasimoto and Danger Doom], graffiti artists supreme MAN ONE, KING CRE8, SKEME and EYE ONE; Emily the Strange creator Rob Reger; Syndrome Studio [directors of music videos by Eminem, Fall Out Boy and Imagine Dragons]; well-known artists from Japan KAMI, SASU, Tadaomi Shibuya, Akiko and Hashim Bharoocha; comics cerator Jim Mahfood aka Food One; and more artists from the realms of fine art, sculpture, animation and comics.

EXHIBITION DATES:  Friday July 29 through Sunday August 7, 2016

OPENING NIGHT PARTY:  Friday July 29 from 7pm-10pm
Featuring: Artists Talk! DJ Dex! Live Painting! Vintage P-Funk memorabilia for sale by Nubian Video Archives & Collectibles, LLC! Generously sponsored by Gigantic Brewing Company, featuring SCRILLA beer with label designed by Overton Loyd!

CLOSING NIGHT PARTY:  Sunday August 7 from 4pm-7pm
Featuring: Music by LoNNie “MeGA*NuT” MARSHALL! DJ Joy Fanatic! Special guests! Live Painting! Surprises!

LOCATION: Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-7223 [Store]
(323) 435-4411 [SMS CUSTOMER SERVICE]
www.meltcomics.com