CA – Darwyn Cooke Tribute Art Show

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Press Release:

Londyn Jackson, host of Meltdown Comics’ podcast History of the Batman with Londyn!, is curating a show paying tribute to comic book writer and illustrator Darwyn Cooke, who passed away May 14, 2016 from lung cancer.

Artists in this intimate show include:

Kris Wimberly
Terry Alec
Marco D’Alfonso
Iris Lopez
Mark Klein
Mauricio Abril
Jemely & Jeremy Jayme
Lauren Moran
Bernardo Gonzalez
Albert Morales
Michael Troy
Mike Bre
Nathan Jeffers
Yosuf Gurung

A portion of the art sales made in this month long show will go to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Hero Initiative.

Join us opening night on Saturday, July 30th to celebrate the brilliant work of Darwyn Cooke!

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7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.851.7223

CA – Delilah Dirk Signing

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Tony Cliff, NY Times Bestselling creator of Delilah Dirk, appears at Meltdown Comics on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM to present the latest addition to the adventures of our favorite swashbuckling lady in Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling!

Globetrotting troublemaker Delilah Dirk and her loyal friend Selim are just minding their own business, peacefully raiding castles and traipsing across enemy lines, when they attract the unwanted attention of the English Army. Before they know it, Delilah and Selim have gotten themselves accused of espionage against the British crown! Delilah will do whatever it takes to clear her good name, be it sneaking, skirmishing, or even sword fighting… But can she bring herself to wear a pretty dress and have a nice cup of tea with her mother? Delilah Dirk may be defeated at last. By tulle. Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling (First Second) is the new graphic novel from Eisner Award-nominee Tony Cliff.

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

CA – Patience Signing

0000000-PATIENCE_clowesDaniel Clowes presents his new graphic novel Patience at Meltdown Comics on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Patience is the first all new, original graphic novel from Daniel Clowes (Ghost World) in over a half-decade, and also the biggest and most ambitious book yet in a storied career that includes multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards, a PEN Award, and an Academy Award nomination.

Patience is an indescribable psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering with uncanny precision from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially “Clowesian,” and utterly unique in the author’s body of work. This 180-page, full-color story affords Clowes the opportunity to draw some of the most exuberant and breathtaking pages of his life, and to tell his most suspenseful, surprising and affecting story yet.
Daniel Clowes was born in Chicago, Il. on April 14, 1961. He attended the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY from which he graduated with a BFA degree in 1984. He began his career as an “alternative” or “underground” cartoonist in 1985 with the short-lived comic book series Lloyd Llewellyn, a feature loosely based around the adventures of a private detective which, in its gleeful embrace of the detritus of post-war pop culture (1950s science fiction, bad detective fiction, Russ Meyer movies, EC comics, etc) predated many of the popular art trends of subsequent decades. He ended the series in 1987, anxious to move forward with different types of storytelling.

In 1989, he created the seminal comic book series, Eightball, which has since housed almost his entire body of work. Eightball’s consistent evolution has been remarkable, continually setting new standards for comic art for 17 years. In 2001, the adaptation of his graphic novel Ghost World, based on a script by Clowes and director Terry Zwigoff, was released to great acclaim, earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay and winning the Independent Sprit award, among many others. Their second collaboration, Art School Confidential, written by Clowes and starring John Malkovich and Jim Broadbent, was released in 2006.

Clowes was the first cartoonist to be selected for Esquire’s annual fiction issue in 1998. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Time, Newsweek and many other magazines. He lives in Oakland, California with his wife Erika and son Charles, and their beagle Ella. His most recent books are Ice Haven (Pantheon), Wilson (Drawn & Quarterly), Mister Wonderful (Pantheon), which compiles his 20-episode strip in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, and The Death Ray (Drawn & Quarterly), which reprints the story from Eightball#23 in hardcover format.

In 2011 Clowes received the PEN Literary Award for Graphic Literature.

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

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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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.”

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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!

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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!”

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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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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!

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7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.851.7223

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