CA – Sharknado Signing

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Screenwriter Thunder Levin (Sharknado 1 and 2) appears at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles for an autograph signing on Saturday September 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm. The signing will take place prior to the screening of Sharknado which starts at 9:00 pm.

ABOUT THUNDER: Best known for writing the screenplay’s to Sharknado 1 and 2, he is also written and directed three films: “Mutant Vampire Zombies From The ‘Hood!”, an independent horror/comedy starring C. Thomas Howell; and more recently “American Warships” a military action film starring Mario Van Peebles & Carl Weathers which premiered on the Syfy Channel in 2012; and “AE Apocalypse Earth”, a science fiction film starring Adrian Paul & Richard Grieco released in May 2013.

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-7223

CA – Concrete Park #1 Signing

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Tony Puryear, co-creators Erika Alexander and Robert Alexander appear at Meltdown Comics on Wednesday, September 3rd at 7:00 pm to sign Concrete Park!

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-7223

CA – The Sakai Project Signing

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 Stan Sakai, Sergio Aragonès, Mark Evanier, William Stout, Tone Rodriguez, Bill Morrison, and many more appear at Meltdown Comics on  Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM to sign THE SAKAI PROJECT!

Press Release:

On Saturday, August 16, twenty-two members of the cartooning community will descend upon Meltdown Comics on Sunset Boulevard to sign copies of Dark Horse Comics’ recently released book “The Sakai Project” to help raise money for the medical bills of fellow cartoonist Stan Sakai, creator of Dark Horse’s “Usagi Yojimbo” comic book, now in its thirtieth year.

Fundraising efforts were initially spearheaded by the Comic Art Professional Society (CAPS), an organization of professional comic book artists and writers of which Stan Sakai is a member. Organized by artist Tone Rodriguez, CAPS began collecting original art last December for an online auction to lend a helping hand to Sakai, whose wife Sharon has been suffering from an inoperable brain tumor. As art poured in from the cartooning community, many pieces were custom drawings of Stan’s samurai rabbit creation Usagi Yojimbo.

Bill Morrison, a member of CAPS and an art director at Bongo Comics (publisher of “The Simpsons”), approached Sakai’s publisher, Dark Horse, about collecting these wonderful images into a book to also benefit the Sakais. Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson was enthusiastic about the idea, and offered to pay for the book’s publication so that all sales could go to the Sakais. Bill Morrison proceeded to volunteer his time to edit the book in tandem with Dark Horse editor Randy Stradley which was designed voluntarily by noted book designer Serban Cristescu. The result is a beautiful 160-paged hardcover art book featuring interpretations of Usagi Yojimbo by some of the top cartoonists in comics today.

Between the online auction and the book, the cartooning community came together in a unique way to help one of their own. Now twenty-one artists local to Los Angeles will gather one more time to help their friend with a fundraising book signing event.

Attending the signing event will be “The Sakai Project” contributors Sergio Aragonès (“Groo the Wanderer”, “MAD Magazine”), Mark Evanier (“Groo” writer), Tom Luth (“Groo” and “Usagi” colorist), William Stout (noted illustrator), Ricardo Delgado (“Age of Reptiles”), Jeff Keane (“Family Circus”), Rubèn Procopio (“Batman 66”), Dean Yeagle (“Playboy”), Bill Morrison (editor of “The Sakai Project”), Tone Rodriguez (“The Simpsons” comics), Steven E. Gordon, Anson Jew, Benton Jew, Aidan Casserly, Chad Frye, Brad Rader, Patrick Scullin, Robert Stanley, Mark Dos Santos and Mike Kazaleh all joining with Stan Sakai (“Usagi Yojimbo”) himself.

Books will be sold for $45 each, or if fans already have the book, they will be charged a nominal $15 to have their books signed by the artists in attendance.

In addition to “The Sakai Project” book, there will be limited edition prints available exclusively at the event of four images from the book by artists attending the signing: Sergio Aragonès, Stan Sakai, William Stout, and Bill Morrison.

The event will take place on August 16 from 4-6pm at Meltdown Comics & Collectibles, 7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046. Thanks to Meltdown, all proceeds go to Sharon & Stan Sakai to help with their medical bills.

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-7223

CA – Road to Comic Con Mega-Signing

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Jaime Hernandez, Gilbert Hernandez, Natalie Hernandez, Jim Mahfood, Felipe Smith, Tom Pinchuk, and Caleb Monroe have been added to Meltdown Comics’s mega-signing along with previously announced Gerard Way, Becky Cloonan, and D.J. Kirkbride on Saturday July 19th!

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-7223

CA – Never Ending Signing

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D.J. Kirkbride appears at Meltdown Comics on Saturday July 19, 2014 at 2:00 pm to sign Never Ending  and Amelia Cole and the Unknown World!

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-7223

CA – The Weirding Willows Signing

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David Elliott appears at Meltdown Comics on Wednesday, July 9th at 7:00 pm to sign The Weirding Willows!

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-7223

CA – Killjoys Signing

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Writer Gerard Way and artist Becky Cloonan appear at Meltdown Comics on Saturday July 19, 2014 at 2:00 pm to sign The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys!  Come say hello, give high-fives get stuff signed and stick around for all the talent that will be present!

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-7223

CA – My Big Break Signing

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Philip Haldiman will be on hand at Meltdown Comics from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, July 19 to sign and sell the first two issues of his comic book series “My Big Break.” The series features behind-the-scenes stories of the cult film/phenomenon, “The Room.” It also chronicles his experiences of working and living in Hollywood. Haldiman played Denny in the movie, written, starring and directed by Tommy Wiseau. Tommy Cannon illustrates the series. To learn more, visit www.philiphaldiman.com.

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-7223

CA – Inferno Los Angeles Signing

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Ron Bassilian and Jim Wheelock appear at Meltdown Comics on  Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 from 6-8pm to sign their new graphic novel, Inferno Los Angeles.  Come check out this amazing retelling of Dante’s Inferno, set to the backdrop of Los Angeles! They are offering free promotional art to those attending.

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-7223

CA – Blood Motion Comic Screening

nealadamsMeet Comics Legend Neal Adams at Meltdown Comics on Saturday June 28th!

Press Release:

Come join Neal for a Spectacular showing of what his studio does in New York as well as hearing Great stories of Comics History told to you buy the legendary man himself Neal Adams!

Neal will be showing a Motion Comic in it’s early stages, of the graphic novel “Blood “that Neal did for “Dark Horse Presents “ “Blood” will be coming out in February 2015 as Book one of the Graphic Novel from Dark Horse. Neal will be showing different pieces of the Blood Motion Comic which is Directed by Neal and animated by his Production Studio who worked on the “Astonishing X-Men Motion Comic for Marvel. Neal will be doing “Blood” as a Motion Comic and then as a fully animated movie. What we’re showing is parts of the motion comic.

Neal will then be giving a talk on “How Comics Happened and the Dirty Silver Age” and then Q&A as well.

2pm – 4pm: Neal presents Blood followed by Q&A (ticketed event, $5 tickets available this weekend!)

5pm: In-store signing

First autograph is FREE! (Additional autographs are $10 each) Portfolios, Art Prints, Books and Sketches will be available for purchase! We are also taking on commissions so now is the time to get a piece of art drawn up by Neal Adams. Email Jason at adams@nealadams.com and Jason will work out characters and prices with you. Maybe get a Batman Black & White Variant blank with a Batman head sketch drawn on it. You can also call Jason at 212-869-4170 or email adams@nealadams.com

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-7223

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