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

Oct 122011
 

 

“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 with the 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

May 012011
 


FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2011 starting 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Archaia Entertainment, The Jim Henson Company and Meltdown Comics Present:

Come get your FREE copies of Archaia and Henson’s MOUSE GUARD / THE DARK CRYSTAL FLIP BOOK autographed by:
• Brian Holguin, writer of THE DARK CRYSTAL story
• David Petersen, writer and artist of the MOUSE GUARD story

Plus, marvel at the life-sized statues of the SKEKSIS from THE DARK CRYSTAL movie!
The Jim Henson Company has graciously agreed to lend two, original Skeksis from the classic 1982 film to be put on display inside Meltdown for Free Comic Book Day! Come grab a look at these marvelous creations up close! (But not too close! Because the statues are so delicate, no touching will be allowed. Sorry!) Great for photo ops!
Also:
• Watch THE DARK CRYSTAL film as it plays on a video monitor in the store!
• Get free posters, awesome prizes and other cool giveaways!
• Dine on gourmet grilled cheese at The Grilled Cheese Truck!

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2011 starts at 1 p.m.

Creators of the hit all-ages series Reed Gunther (now published by Image Comics) return to Meltdown for an all-new creating comics class just for kids!

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2011 starting 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Jeff Cahn of Red Spike and Owen Wiseman of Samurai’s Blood will be signing at Meltdown Comics from 2pm – 3;30pm

 

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2011 NSFW! 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Studio JFISH is back for Free Comic Book Day! Join Jason JFish Fischer for his third appearance at Meltdown Comics to celebrate Free Comic Book Day! Pick up a free issue of JFish In LA; a diary comic about one of Jason’s visits to his hometown since his move to Portland, OR. But that’s not all – Jason will have a few comics for sale:

Junqueland #1 – a brand new ADULTS ONLY monster porn comic! Two sexy monsters get into some tasty, pastry fun in a bakery… a food fight leads to a hot mess. 12 B/W pages, color cover, written by Robin Bogert and illustrated by Jason JFish Fischer. 30 copies will be available for the event; get yours with a sexy monster drawing, too!

Fine Literature #2 – art anthology comprised of 32 artists. Featuring content from Lamar Abrams, Evan Dahm, Rachel Dukes, KC Green, Inechi, Harvey James, Sloane Leong and more! 100 B/W pages, color cover featuring paper cut out Unicorn art by Jason JFish Fischer.

Jaephisch and the Dark Rainbow Chapters 1 & 2 – the printed collection of chapters 1 and 2 of fantasy/adventure webcomic Jaephisch and the Dark Rainbow. 48 full color pages, written by Greg Khmara and illustrated by Jason JFish Fischer.


 

FIALKOV/CHAMBERLAIN – MASTERS OF COMIC NOIR
MELTDOWN GALLERY – 4pm – Saturday May 7th, 2011

Writer Joshua Hale Fialkov (Tumor, Echoes, Elk’s Run) sits down with Writer/Artist Kody Chamberlain (Sweets, 30 Days of Night: Bloodsucker Tales, Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu) for a conversation about their most recent IMAGE COMICS noir miniseries, ECHOES and SWEETS.  They will discuss their influences, creative process, and their collective decades of experience creating comics.  They’ll also talk about their experience collaborating to make the cult hit comic PUNKS THE COMIC (soon to relaunch as a webcomic on MTV Geek). This free event at MELTDOWN COMICS  will be followed by a brief signing.