Nov 282011
 

Meltdown Comics Gallery Presents!

LOST ANGELES Thirty Five Days with Kevin Eastman
“A Pop Culture Exhibition Fifty Years in the Making!” 

NOVERMBER 30TH , 2011 through JANUARY 4TH , 2012!  

For Thirty Five Days KEVIN EASTMAN takes over MELTDOWN COMICS NEW GALLERY exhibition space where he curates FIVE DIFFERENT SHOWS of some of his most exciting past, present, and future creations and collaborations!

Located at 7522 West Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, the Meltdown Comics Gallery will be open daily for all visitors, will feature special events at least twice weekly, including an ALL NEW ART EXHIBIT  opening every NEW COMIC DAY WEDNESDAY from 6:00 TO 10:00!

Over the five week celebration, fans NEW and OLD will get the chance to come hang out with Kevin, check out the latest show, discuss projects, concepts, and future plans for everything he’s working on from the new IDW Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle comic series to the 2012 35th BIRTHDAY OF HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE!

NEW! OPENING PRESS EVENT! November 18th and 19th Kevin Eastman and Mark Bode recreate the cover to TMNT Comic #1 in a huge mural on the back of the Meltdown Comics store!

GALLERY EXHIBIT and SIGNING SCHEDULES*

 *Please stay tuned to: www.meltdowncomics.com www.kevineastmanstudios.com www.heavymetal.com (EVENT CALENDAR)

NOVEMBER 30th THE “TMNT” EXHIBIT OPENS!
The event will feature all things Turtles including 90 pages of original Kevin Eastman TMNT layout art for the entire new IDW series re-launch, the original artwork that started ALL things TMNT, and special edition prints, books, posters, and other rare TMNT treasures from his personal collection!

The signing will have on hand all IDW TMNT comics, the new Ultimate Collection Book One, as well as many more original out of print publications.
The Gallery Night Event/Party/Signing is from 6 PM TO 10 PM!

DECEMBER 7th THE “UNDERWHERE” EXHIBIT OPENS!
The event will feature at least 50 original paintings for Underwhere adventure by Mark Martin and Kevin Eastman in the exhibit and available for purchase—alongside tons of the original concept drawings from 1989.

An exclusive stickered 1500 copy edition of the Underwhere Graphic Novel will be sold at the show for $5 each, with a dollar from each copy being donated to the Hero’s Initiative Organization.

For more information about the Hero Initiative, go to www.herointiative.org!
The Gallery Night Event/Party/Signing is from 6 PM TO 10 PM!

DECEMBER  14th THE “BIZ AND BUZZ” EXHIBIT OPENS!
The event will feature all 24 original black and white pages for complete issue #1! The art, by Simon Bisley and Kevin Eastman, will be on exhibit and available for purchase, as well as all of Kevin Eastman’s original development artwork for a future TV series.

Copies of the full color comic book and exclusive collectable toys will be for sale as well, including a limited edition show print.
The Gallery Night Event/Party/Signing is from 6 PM TO 10 PM!

DECEMBER  21st THE “LOST ANGELES” EXHIBIT OPENS!
The event will feature original concept drawings and development paintings by Kevin Eastman and Simon Bisley for an upcoming film option, as well as a series of show exclusive prints created just for the exhibit, and all will be available for purchase.

A special 100 page collector’s edition book will make its premiere at the show.
The Gallery Night Event/Party/Signing is from 6 PM TO 10 PM!

 

DECEMBER 28TH THROUGH JANUARY 4TH THE HEAVY METAL 35th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT OPENS! 
As this is the event 35 years in the making, and the fact that it is growing larger and more insane day to day, we will need to hold off on releasing the final details until mid December—but can assure all Heavy Metal fans it will be worth the wait! 

**STAY TUNED TO WWW.HEAVYMETAL.COM FOR ALL THE LATEST DETAILS!

ADDITIONAL SHOW HIGHLIGHTS/EVENTS
RE-CREATING KEVIN EASTMAN’S STUDIO AND SELLING IT!
Inside the Galley space is a 15 x 15 foot square room, with a wall sized glass window looking into IT–where Kevin Eastman will move into and recreate his entire ART STUDIO and SELL IT TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER!
All items in the exhibit space will be taken directly from HIS Los Angeles based Art Studio
—and set up as a working exhibit! Everything including desk, chairs, tables, original artwork, books, files, projects, comics, DVD’s, CD’s, things you (and even he) can’t even imaging. It will be a wall to wall, floor to ceiling once in a lifetime event, that will have to be seen in person to be truly believed!

(*Photo’s of the old and the new studio space will be posted online shortly!)

SPECIAL HEAVY METAL COVER ARTIST FEATURED EXHIBIT BY LORENZO SPERLONGA!
GUEST SPEAKERS!
ARTISTS SIGNINGS!
SPECIAL MOVIE SCREENINGS!
DRINK AND DRAW SESSIONS!
ART DEMONSTRATIONS!
AUCTIONS, AND MUCH, MUCH, MORE!

END (FOR NOW!)

35 Days of Kevin Eastman Calendar

Nov 262011
 

Go behind the scenes of the making of the #TMNT Mural at Meltdown Comics, painted by Ninja Turtle creator Kevin Eastman and Graffiti icon Mark Bode. Filmed and Edited by Adam Dorsey.

For more information on all of the events in the 35 Days of Kevin Eastman celebration at Meltdown Comics, visit http://tinyurl.com/meltdowneastman

November 30th: “TMNT” Exhibit Opens
December 7th: “Underwhere” Exhibit Opens
December 14th: “Biz and Buzz” Exhibit Opens
December 21st: “Lost Angeles” Exhibit Opens
December 28th-January 4th: Heavy Metal 35 Anniversary Exhibit Opens

35 Days of Kevin Eastman Calendar

 

Nov 032011
 

“Pretty? Pretty?” is the phrase uttered by Divine as Dawn Davenport, when her bandages are removed after a disfiguring acid attack in John Waters’ 1974 film, Female Trouble. Pretty? Pretty? A Divine Art Show is a celebration of this iconic actor, pop star and cinematic legend, as interpreted by an eclectic, wide-ranging collection of artists, opening at Meltdown Gallery on Friday, November 11th at 8:00 PM.

With his first group show, curator Lawrence Snelly (a visual artist himself) has assembled a diverse gang of talented and creative degenerates ready to show the world what “The World’s Most Beautiful Woman” means to them. The show’s roster is an eclectic cross-section of animators, cartoonists, illustrators, comic book artists, crafters, designers, musicians, sculptors and painters, all paying tribute to one of cult film’s most enduring favorites through a variety of mediums.

Opening night festivities will feature select artists in attendance (schedules permitting), special guest stars, live DJ, free booze, drag’s finest performers and more special Divine-themed surprises.

Writing a book, hippie?!  Crime is beauty and excitement is not always clean. Come and see “The Filthiest Woman Alive” as you’ve never seen him before!  Join us for a celebration of one of the greatest pop icons of the 20th Century.  A man without equal.  A man known simply as DIVINE!

The grand opening is Friday, November 11th at 8:00-11:00 PM
Show running through Nov. 17th.

Check out the Pretty? Pretty? A Divine Art Show  Facebook Page for updates, artist announcements, work-in-progress shots and other special surprises: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=114862211955343