CA – Oh, the Flesh You Will Eat Signing

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Mike “Dr. Vireuss” Levine appears at Meltdown Comics on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 7:00 PM to sign OH THE FLESH YOU WILL EAT!

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Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.851.7223

CA – 100 Things Star Wars Fans Should Know Signing

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Author Dan Casey as signs 100 Things Star Wars Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die on Wednesday, January 27th at 7:00pm at Meltdown Comics.

About the book: On May 25, 1977, the world of science fiction, film, and pop culture was changed forever with the release of Star Wars. The beginning of this epic space opera franchise would inspire an expanded universe of creativity, including books, comic books, theme parks, and much more. With extensive back stories, lore, and author Dan Casey’s encyclopedic knowledge on the subject, this lively, detailed book explores the characters, storylines, and facts every true Star Wars fan should know. This guide covers the history of how a multibillion-dollar and beloved institution was born and went on to flourish. Dan Casey has collected every essential piece of Star Wars knowledge and trivia, including what infamous, cult classic TV movie introduced beloved bounty hunter Boba Fett, what Star Wars novel was released in 1976 before the first movie premiered, and what animal species is named after Han Solo. Whether you’re a fan of the original film trilogy, an avid reader of the books, or can’t wait to see what J. J. Abrams does with the next generation of movies, 100 Things Star Wars Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the perfect resource for all Star Wars fans looking to increase their knowledge of the storied franchise and look back on the most memorable moments of a galaxy “far, far away.”

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.851.7223

CA – Groot Signing

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Emmy-nominated writer Jeff Loveness (Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Onion) and Disney artist Brian Kesinger appear at Meltdown Comics on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 at 7:00 PM to sign the first trade of GROOT!

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.851.7223

CA – Chainmail Bikini Signing

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Hazel Newlevant, Hellen Jo, Molly Ostertag, Anne Rose, and June Vigiants sign at Meltdown Comics on Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

Chainmail Bikini is an anthology of comics by and about female gamers! 40 cartoonists have contributed comics about the games they’re passionate about—from video games to table-top role-playing to collectible card games. The comics in Chainmail Bikini explore the real-life impact of entering a fantasy world, how games can connect us with each other and teach us about ourselves.

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.851.7223

CA – Trolls & Friends Signing

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Michael Aushenker, Lucky Lehrer, Steve Kriozere, and Marty Davis sign at Meltdown Comics at Wednesday December 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

MICHAEL AUSHENKER is the cartoonist behind “Trolls,” a workplace comedy set at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix (“Trolls” is lingo for “air traffic controllers”). He also edited/contributed to “The New Adventures of the Human Fly,” a recent revival of the ’70s Marvel Comics series, and has written “Bart Simpson” (Bongo), “Gumby’s Gang Starring Pokey” (Gumby Comics) and various Rock ‘N’ Roll Biographical Comics (“Slayer,” “Exodus,” “Judas Priest”).

SPECIAL GUESTS:

LUCKY LEHRER is the founding drummer of seminal L.A. punk band The Circle Jerks (on their classic albums “Group Sex” and “Wild in the Streets”) and a pioneer of the hardcore drumming style. He also wrote the foreword for “Trolls.”

STEVE KRIOZERE is the L.A.-based writer behind the AiT/PlanetLar graphic novel “Elvis Van Helsing.” He also took part as a writer on “The New Adventures of the Human Fly.” He currently writes on the new TNT series “Agent X.”

MARTY DAVIS is an Irvine-based comic book creator and the Annie-winning video game animator behind THQ’s “Ratatouille” game for Disney/Pixar. He wrote and drew the chapter on punk band Black Flag appears in Bloomsbury Press’s “How to Write About Music: A Compilation of the Best Music Writing from the 33 & 1/3 Series.” He is currently prepping the graphic novel “FUME!”

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.851.7223

CA – Indie Comic Creators Mega Signing

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Cartoonists Laraine Mestman (Being Frank), Jeane Wong (Departure), Bill Neal (Teatro Pulpo), and Steve Wadinger (George W. Bush: Vampire Hunter) appear at Meltdown Comics on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 7:00 till 10:00 PM to sign comics!

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Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.851.7223

CA – Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas Signing

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Troy Little appears at Meltdown Comics on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 4:00 PM to sign his new graphic novel adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas!

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.851.7223

CA – Space Dumplins Signing

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Craig Thompson (Blankets, Habibi) appears at Meltdown Comics on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 2:00 PM to sign his new graphic novel SPACE DUMPLINS!

About SPACE DUMPLINS:
For Violet Marlocke, family is the most important thing in the whole galaxy. So when her father goes missing while on a hazardous job, she can’t just sit around and do nothing. To get him back, Violet throws caution to the stars and sets out with a group of misfit friends on a quest to find him. But space is vast and dangerous, and she soon discovers that her dad is in big, BIG trouble. With her father’s life on the line, nothing is going to stop Violet from trying to rescue him and keep her family together.

About BLANKETS:
Blankets is the story of a young man coming of age and finding the confidence to express his creative voice. Craig Thompson’s poignant graphic memoir plays out against the backdrop of a Midwestern winterscape: finely-hewn linework draws together a portrait of small town life, a rigorously fundamentalist Christian childhood, and a lonely, emotionally mixed-up adolescence.

Under an engulfing blanket of snow, Craig and Raina fall in love at winter church camp, revealing to one another their struggles with faith and their dreams of escape. Over time though, their personal demons resurface and their relationship falls apart. It’s a universal story, and Thompson’s vibrant brushstrokes and unique page designs make the familiar heartbreaking all over again.

This groundbreaking graphic novel, winner of two Eisner and three Harvey Awards, is an eloquent portrait of adolescent yearning; first love (and first heartache); faith in crisis; and the process of moving beyond all of that. Beautifully rendered in pen and ink, Thompson has created a love story that lasts.

Craig Thompson is a cartoonist and the author of the award-winning books Blankets, Carnet de Voyage, Good-bye Chunky Rice, and Habibi. Thompson was born in Michigan in 1975, and grew up in a rural farming community in central Wisconsin. His graphic novel Blankets won numerous industry awards and has been published in nearly twenty languages around the world.

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.851.7223

CA – Klaus Launch Party

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Writer Grant Morrison appears at Meltdown Comics on Wednesday, November 4th, from 7:00 till 9:00 PM!

Press Release:

Come meet, greet and get stuff signed by THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE LEGEND, THE ONE AND ONLY, GRANT MORRISON. Grant will be launching his creator owned series KLAUS, Wednesday, November 4th, 7:00 PM at Meltdown Comics.

Grant Morrison is one of the most prolific and best-selling writers in comics, earning a reputation for his ability to effectively revamp superheroes like Animal Man, Batman, and the X-Men. His creator-owned titles are also highly praised, including The Invisibles, Nameless, We3, and Joe the Barbarian, because no one tells mythical stories better than him. In Klaus, Grant reimagines one of the biggest cultural myths in history, and we could not be more excited to pair him with one of our homegrown talents, Dan Mora (Hexed)!

ABOUT KLAUS: Set in a dark fantastic past of myth and magic, Klaus tells the story of how Santa Claus really came to be. Where did he begin? What was he like when he was young? Why does he do what he does? How does he do what he does? And what happens when he faces his greatest challenge? Drawing on Santa Claus’ wilder roots in Viking lore and Siberian shamanism – taking in the creepier side of Christmas, and characters like the sinister Krampus – Klaus is a “Santa Claus: Year One.”

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Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.851.7223

CA – An Evening of Horror Fiction & Poetry

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Press Release:

Join Meltdown Comics on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 8:30 PM as incredibly talented writers Robert Payne Cabeen (Fearworms: Selected Poems, Heavy Metal 2000) and Justin Robinson (City of Devils, Coldheart) recite their tantalizing tales of terror for audiences to enjoy. Cabeen will share select passages from his recent poetry collection that will leave listeners squirming with dread, and Robinson will read a passage from his novel, Get Blank, along with short story that is set in the universe of his horror novel, City of Devils. Following the performances, Fanboy Comics invites you to stay for tricks, treats, and a book signing with the authors. 

Written and illustrated by Cabeen, Fearworms is a collection of horror poems and full-color artwork that is guaranteed to have readers squirming. Cutting close to the bone, these manically crafted word machines are visceral, psychological, haunting, and terrifyingly humorous. The book also features cover art by Eisner-winning, Emmy-nominated artist Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin, Stray Toasters, The New Mutants). 

Admission for An Evening of Horror Fiction & Poetry is FREE, so be sure to mark your calendars for this night of fantastically frightful fun! 

For more information on Fearworms: Selected Poems, please visit www.fearworms.com or www.fanboycomics.net. Fearworms may also be found on Facebook, Twitter (@fearworms), and Goodreads. Author Justin Robinson and all of his novels may be found at www.captainsupermarket.com., as well as on Facebook and Twitter (@JustinSRobinson).

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.851.7223

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