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

CA – Comic Book People Signing

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Longtime comics industry insider Jackie Estrada appears at Meltdown Comics on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 2:00 PM to sign her two hardcover books of photographs she took at Comic-Cons in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

Join Jackie and dozens of other Comic Book People for a celebration of comics’ “olden day,” and get your books autographed by everyone!

Special Guests include:
Scott & Ivy McCloud, Wendy Pini, Mimi Pond, Batton Lash, Tony Millionaire, Lea Seidman Hernandez, David Seidman, Dawn Brown, Bill Morrison, Craig Miller, Michal Davis, Randy Reynaldo, Paul Power, Ruth Clampett, William O’Neill, Charles Hatfield, Brinke Stevens and many more!

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

CA – Survivors’ Club Launch Party

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Lauren Beukes and Dale Halvorsen appear at Meltdown Comics and Collectibles on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM to celebrate the release of SURVIVORS’ CLUB.

About the comic:
One was possessed by a poltergeist. Another was trapped in a haunted house. A third had a killer doll. Ever wonder what happened to these children of the 1980s? Find out in SURVIVORS CLUB, a new series co-written by renowned horror novelist Lauren Beukes and award-winning cover designer and illustrator Dale Halverson, with art by Ryan Kelly (NORTHLANDERS). Having found each other over the internet, six grown-up survivors are drawn together by the horrors they experienced in 1987 when a rash of occult events occurred around the world—with fatal results. Now, there are indications that it may be happening all over again. Is it possible that these six aren’t just survivors—but were chosen for their fates?

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

CA – Batman Day 2015 Signing

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Writers Brian Buccellato and Kyle Higgins will be signing at Meltdown Comics and Collectibles on September 26, 2015 at 2:00 PM to celebrate Batman Day! Free DC swag while supplies last.

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

CA – Rain of the Ghosts Signing

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Writer/creator Greg Weisman (Star Wars Rebels, Kanan: The Last Padawan, Gargoyles, Young Justice) appears at Meltdown Comics on Friday October 9, 2015 at 7:00 PM for an exclusive Q&A session discussing his audioplay RAIN OF THE GHOSTS moderated by Anderson Cowan. The event will feature special guests from the cast and crew of the audioplay including Voice Actors: Ed Asner, Vanessa Marshall, Elisa Gabrielli, and more TBA; Composers: Kristopher Carter and Lolita Ritmanis; Co-Producer: Curtis Koller. Admission ($30) includes one FREE autograph from each panel member. A portion of the proceeds benefit Comfort Zone Camp.

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

CA – Stringers Signing

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Press Release:

Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, announced today that iconic Los Angeles comic shop Meltdown Comics will be hosting Executive Producer & Writer MARC GUGGENHEIM in their store on August 26th at 7:00 PM.

Guggenheim is the Executive Producer behind the CW’s ARROW, and mastermind behind the recently announced LEGENDS OF TOMORROW. When asked to describe his creator-owned passion project STRINGERS from Oni Press, Guggenheim stated:

“STRINGERS is based on a real life profession: Freelance videographers. Those car chases, shootouts, and fires you see on your local news? You can thank these “stringers” for ‘em.

One night in Los Angeles, two struggling stringers capture something on their camera that they shouldn’t have. And now our heroes have to survive an adrenaline-fueled night in Los Angeles with street gangs, crooked cops, and a rival stringer after their heads.”

This action-packed comic will span only five issues, with unique flip covers that form one cohesive panoramic view of Los Angeles, as well as a variant cover for each issue by such notable artists as Robbi Rodriguez (Spider-Gwen) and Tyler Crook (Harrow County).

About Oni Press
Oni Press has been Portland’s premier indie comic book publisher since 1997. Home to a range of rad comics including Scott Pilgrim, The Sixth Gun, Stumptown, Princess Ugg,Letter 44 and The Bunker, Oni Press strives to create comics for you.

About Meltdown Comics
The mecca for all things comic book, comedy, podcasting and pop-culture related, Meltdown hosts a blockbuster line-up of events and programs that in the past have garnered such accolades as “Best of LA” LA Weekly, “Best of LA” LA Magazine, “Best Comedy” LA Weekly, “Top 50 things why LA kicks ass?” LA Weekly, “Best Store” Playboy Magazine, etc.

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

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