May 162015

Daniel Clowes at Meltdown Comics


Launch Party for The Complete Eightball

Daniel Clowes will be at making his first Los Angeles appearance in several years at Meltdown Comics on June 5th to celebrate the release of The Complete Eightball, a two-volume collection of the influential and iconic comic book series, from Fantagraphics Books.

On Friday, June 5th, from 6-10 PM, Meltdown will be opening its Los Angeles doors to fans new and decades strong for a night complete with prizes, a book signing, costume contest, and an interview between Clowes and Mark Frauenfelder from Boing Boing.

Creator of touchstone stories such as “Ghost World”, “Art School Confidential” and “Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron”, Daniel Clowes changed the landscape of comics when he began publishing Eightball with Fantagraphics Books in 1989. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of its release, and celebrate the future, the biggest comic book retailer in California, Meltdown Comics, is pulling all the stops for this one-night-only engagement. Meltdown and Clowes’s relationship dates back over 20 years, when Clowes created the venerable Meltdown mascot, Mel, in the early days of the store.

From Associate Publisher, Eric Reynolds says, “It was literally unfathomable for us to consider any Daniel Clowes / Complete Eightball event schedule that didn’t include Meltdown Comics. I don’t know if there’s a bookseller in the country that has done more to promote Eightball and the work of Daniel Clowes over the past two decades. This is going to be a barnburner.”

WHO: Cartoonist Daniel Clowes
WHAT: Signing The Complete Eightball
WHERE: Metldown Comics – 7522 Sunset Blvd, LA, CALIF
WHEN: Friday, June 5th from 6-10 PM

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May 162015

Today we filmed within our mother-ship of Meltdown Comics on Sunset in Los Angeles.

We kick off the show today talking about a heavily debated topic….Batman’s voice. Then we get into our brand new segment, The Tech Minute with Silly Valley!

We highlight a few choice nugs in our indy comic section: X-Files Season 10 and MIND MGMT.
New Praetorians:
Space Negro – The Last Negro:
After You Die:

Our guest today is Mr. Hahn, the producer/DJ for the intergalactically renowned band Linkin Park. We talk Halo 1 and Neon Genesis Evangeleon and Batman and LP and everything else ever. Also he makes fun of us. He’s awesome.

As always, thank you guys so much for checking out our little show!!

Find more about what the dudes are up to when they aren’t nerding themselves silly:

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Apr 192015

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Photographer Martin Beck created a series of portraits of every day people in famous DC and Marvel superheroes called “We Can Be Heroes”.

Beck traveled the world capturing portraits of people from different walks of life all with one thing in common: “Folks who feel they didn’t quite make it at superhero school and are, like most of us, living their lives, doing their day-to-day chores, trying to live a happy life while providing for their loved ones.”

Check out more photos from “We Can Be Heroes” on Beck’s website or on his Facebook page.

Apr 102015

The boys open today’s show talking about an AWESOME new show coming to an internet near you in the distant future featuring the cast of Firefly…. Con Man!

Our comics for today are three indy insta-classics.

And last, but obvs not least, Kristie Dowe from Super Heroines and DJ duo, The Brandenburgs, joins us to talk about the life of a talented and oh so foxy cosplaying DJ.

As always, thank you guys so much for checking out our little show!!

Find more about what the dudes are up to when they aren’t nerding themselves silly: