Dec 232011


Rocio Mesa is a journalist, like Clark Kent. She wears glasses, like clark Kent. But she is not threaten by Kryptonite. Her parents found her in a remote village in Granada, Spain. She was raised as an ordinary girl, but at the age of 27 she moved to Los Angeles to live the supernatural adventure she was meant to. While she is not saving the City of Angels from crime, she makes documentaries and works at Meltdown Comics learning from others superheroes.


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Favorite comics:

-Jimmy Corrigan the smartest kid on earth (Chirs Ware)

-Ghost World (Daniel clowes)

-Black Hole (Charles Burns)

-Summer Blonde (Adrian Tomine)

-Watchmen (Alan Moore)

Oct 032010

So you’ve sold a script and you’re excited.  But what’s the next one going to be? What if you’re thinking about doing a superhero story and you’re not a comics fan?  Or you didn’t grow up reading about Superman, Spider-man, and Batman?

What if you’re an aspiring screenwriter and you think you’d like to break in with a script about people with super powers?

There have been more and more movies and TV shows made about superheroes that have been good and successful. There are ones made from existing comics characters Batman: Dark Knight, Watchmen, the three Spider-man movies, lesser known ones from comics like Wanted, Astroboy, as well ones made from original screenplays that are either about super people, like The Incredibles,Hancock, or My Super Ex-Girlfriend, or films and shows that draw heavily on superhero mythology and traditions like The Matrix, Buffy, Heroes, and Chuck.

Here at Meltdown University, we know superheroes.  Melt U head instructor and Program Director Jim Higgins has 16 years of experience in the comics business, including six years as an editor and assistant editor at DC Comics, 12 years as a comics teacher, a BA and MA in cinema studies, and five years experience teaching film studies at The City University of New York.  His  workshop will give you a grounding in story structure and then an overview of the history, mythology, and various aspects of the superhero story so you can do your own and do it well.

If you’re interested in doing a script about how heroes can better society, or how power corrupts, and the superhero story is going to be your vehicle, sign up for this one day seminar.  We’ll make you do painful homework in preparation like watch good movies and read a couple of great graphic novels. We think you’ll have fun and learn something in the process.

Sunday November 21 from 11am to 6pm.

Go to this link to sign up before the workshop fills up!

Nov 102009

Alan Moore To Write Rock Opera For ‘Gorillaz’ Duo.
Alan Moore

Legendary comic book writer Alan Moore is set to write the lyrics for the next opera by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, the duo behind the popular “The Gorillaz” virtual band.

In an interview with Mustard Magazine, Moore stated “[Albarn and Hewlett] came down to Northampton last week because we’re planning for me to do the libretto on their next opera.” Albarn and Hewlett’s previous “circus opera” was “Monkey: Journey to the West” which received critical acclaim in 2007 and led to a series of animated promos for the 2008 Olympics on BBC.

Moore also revealed that Albarn and Hewlett will be contributing to “Dodgem Logic”, a bi-monthly underground magazine founded by Moore that will debut later this month in the United Kingdom.

“[For the third issue] we’ve hopefully got [The Gorillaz] onboard,” Moore said. “Being an opportunist, I asked them if they’d be prepared to contribute some pages to ‘Dodgem Logic.’ Rather than just doing an interview, I thought it would be interesting to hand over a few pages for them to curate.”

“Dodgem Logic” is Moore’s self-described “fanzine” that harkens back to some of his earliest work in the British comic press before he became known for several seminal comics including “Watchmen”, “V For Vendetta” and “The League of Extraordinary Gentleman.”

The most recent volume of “League of Extraordinary Gentleman”—released earlier this year by Top Shelf—featured a sampling of Moore’s lyrics in songs inspired by “The Threepenny Opera.”

Earlier this week, musician Jeymes Samuel hinted that Albarn and Hewlett are also working on the long awaited “Gorillaz” animated feature film.

Nov 052009

Barack Obama Names Alan Moore Official White House Biographer | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source.

WASHINGTON—At a press conference Monday, President Obama announced that he had appointed legendary comic book writer Alan Moore as the official biographer of his time in the White House. “As evidenced by his epic run on Swamp Thing #21–64, Moore’s deft hand with both sociopolitical commentary and metaphysical violence makes him an ideal choice to chronicle my time in office,” Obama said of the author of Watchmen and From Hell, whom he reportedly chose over others on a short list of potential biographers that included Warren Ellis, Grant Morrison, and Bob Woodward. “I look forward to seeing the kinds of subplots he will surely weave throughout the main narrative of my presidency, and how he’ll tie them all back together at the end in a way that just elevates the thing to a whole other level. God, that guy is the master.” Although Obama has not yet settled on a publisher for his White House biography, he is reportedly leaning toward DC’s Vertigo imprint for its creator-friendly ethos, high production values, and willingness to publish content for mature readers.

Mar 252009

MoCCA presents ‘Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter and Under the Hood’ this Thursday – ComicMix news.

“The Art of Watchmen” co-curator, comics historian Peter Sanderson, will lead a screening and discussion of the two new short films Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter and Under the Hood at MoCCA. Sanderson will discuss the role of the two books within the Watchmen graphic novel from DC Comics.

Executive produced by Zack Snyder, the Director of Watchmen and 300, comes two tales from the celebrated graphic novel that do not appear in the extraordinary Watchmen Theatrical Feature. Continue reading »

Mar 202009


Meltdown has this Saturday packed with Events.

All day in the gallery: Watchmen Motion Comic and previews of the Black Freighter.
Signing @ 3PM: A. Koford author of “Laugh ou Loud Cats Sells Out”
Closing party @ 7PM: Final night of  the world-renowned Watchmen-inspired art show, Physical Nostalgia.
Comics on Comics @ 8PM: Comic book legend and original Watchmen editor Len Wein and comedians Steve Marmel (The Fairly Oddparents, Danny Phantom, Yin! Yang! Yo!), Sax Carr (UCB’s Tournament of Nerds, Comics on Comics Radio) and Graham Elwood (, The Sarah Silverman Program) join pop guru Bob Peterson (CC2K) and host Juan-Manuel Rocha to discuss the book’s cultural impact and social significance, the controversial movie adaptation, the End is Nigh video game and more!

That’s the line-up, see you Saturday!

Mar 192009

Hello Meltdown, Inc.,
We just confirmed Len Wein for this Saturday’s Superstar Watchmen themed episode. Here’s the updated flier and show info for the Meltblog:

“Comics on Comics’ Journal, March 18, 2009: Sam Hamm screenplay in alley this morning, tire treads on torn pages. That script was a tragedy; Hayter saw its true face. Watchmen film finally released. Love it, hate it … who judges this movie? Hurm. Must investigate further…”

Join us as the Doomsday Clock strikes low twelve and Comics on Comics Season 2 begins with its awesome Watchmen-themed season premiere!

Produced in conjunction with the Warner Brothers Tales of the Black Freighter DVD release party at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles, this is one show you don’t want to miss!

UPDATE: Comic book legend and original Watchmen editor, Len Wein, along with comedians Steve Marmel (The Fairly Oddparents, Danny Phantom, Yin! Yang! Yo!), Sax Carr (Tournament of Nerds, Comics on Comics Radio) and Graham Elwood (, The Sarah Silverman Program) join pop guru Bob Peterson (CC2K) and host Juan-Manuel Rocha to discuss the book’s cultural impact and social significance, the controversial movie adaptation, the End is Nigh video game and more!

Pending availability, a special surprise guest may also appear (for a clue, re-read the journal excerpt above).

The taping will be held at Meltdown comics in Hollywood this Saturday, March 21 at 8pm. Attendance is free and everyone is welcome, but show up early as seats will go fast!

Additionally, Meltdown’s famous art gallery will host the final night of its world-renowned Watchmen-inspired art show, Physical Nostalgia, as well as the DVD premiere of Warner Brothers’ Tales of the Black Freighter (which includes the awesome Hollis Mason documentary Under the Hood and other cool stuff)!

You can RSVP for this event on facebook.

Or you can find us online here.


Mar 182009

New blog post: UPDATE! Comic book legend and original Watchmen editor, Len Wein added to Epi 13: Comics on Comics…MORE INFO HERE

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Mar 162009


Join us this Saturday, March 21 st, 2009 8pm as we bid farewell to Physical Nostalgia. Special give aways and advance screenings of Watchmen Motion Comics and Watchmen Tales from the Black Freighter will play thru the night.