CA – The Fifth Beatle Signing

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Artist Andrew Robinson signs at Secret Headquarters on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4th from 7pm – 9pm!

Press Release:

Please join the SHQ crew and artist Andrew Robinson (Dusty Star, Starman) on Wednesday, December 4 to celebrate the release of The Fifth Beatle! This gorgeous, fully painted tells the untold true story of Brian Epstein, the visionary manager who discovered and guided The Beatles–from their gigs in a tiny cellar in Liverpool to unprecedented international stardom. Yet more than merely the story of “The Man Who Made The Beatles,” The Fifth Beatle is an uplifting, tragic, and ultimately inspirational human story about the struggle to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds.

Secret Headquarters
3817 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

CA – Reggie-12 Signing

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Cartoonist Brian Ralph appears at Secret Headquarters on Wednesday, September 11th from 7-9 PM with Drawn & Quarterly for an evening to celebrate the launch of the highly-anticipated Reggie-12, a hilarious pop-culture send-up of the infallible boy hero first presented in the seminal Asian culture magazine Giant Robot. The Cave-In and Daybreak author will be presenting a hilarious slide show with a signing to follow.

Reggie-12 is a young robot with endless enthusiasm. He lives with a bumbling sad-sack friend, a wise-cracking cat, and a well-meaning but forgetful inventor. Laughs explode from the page in this work, which reinterprets classic Japanese adventure manga through Brian Ralph’s trademark style. Come along for a wild ride with Reggie-12, Casper, and Professor Tinkerton as they eat pizza, play video games, and get dissed by bad guys.

Secret Headquarters
3817 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

CA – Octopus Pie Signing

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MEREDITH GRAN and several friends sign THIS Thursday July 15th from 7pm – 9pm at Secret Headquarters.

Meredith Gran’s OCTOPUS PIE debuted in 2007 and quickly developed a large fan base, making it one of the most popular comics on the Internet. The webcomic follows the adventures of nerdy and acerbic Eve Ning, who lives with her long-lost childhood friend (and perpetual happy stoner), Hanna, in Brooklyn. Initially published three times a week, and now posted in collected “episodes,” the stories and world of OCTOPUS PIE have developed over hundreds of strips. Now the first two years of the comic are collected in the beautiful Villard trade paperback OCTOPUS PIE: There Are No Stars In Brooklyn.

In the twilight zone between college and the adult world lies the sardonic, witty, maddening and sometimes melancholy terrain that Gran’s addictive comic OCTOPUS PIE maps with devastating, drop-dead-funny accuracy. Crazed childhood rivals, art world hipsters, Eve’s meddlesome mom, and boyfriends past and present crowd their lives. These alternately hilarious and thoughtful vignettes of twenty-something life will ring true to any reader, and sharp situational humor and crazy characters give OCTOPUS PIE a unique charm that’s hard to resist.

A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Gran is influenced by her experiences in Brooklyn, where she lived until she moved to Portland, Oregon (in a neighborhood that reminds her of her old home). She’s also made a name for herself within the webcomics community, organizing the first-ever webcomics convention of its kind, Webcomics Weekend in New England. The second annual convention takes place this November.

Join your favorite webcartoonists – including LA locals and visitors from afar – for a night of fun on Sunset Boulevard!

Featuring appearances by:

Jorge Cham (Piled Higher and Deeper)
Meredith Gran (Octopus Pie)
Dave Kellett (Sheldon)
David Malki (Wondermark)
R. Stevens (Diesel Sweeties)
Zach Weiner (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)

Come for the fine drinks and stay for the even finer conversation! Get things signed! Make startling confessions!

This Thursday night at Secret Headquarters (3817 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026)

CA – Art of Lisa Hanawalt Show

January 31, 2010 by  
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Friday February 5th Secret Headquarters presents

The Art of LISA HANAWALT

Lisa Hanawalt is some girl from Palo Alto, CA who has a fancy art degree from UCLA. When Lisa isn’t seen drawing at the Buenaventura booth, or freezing in New York, she can be found creating work for The Believer, McSweeney’s, Vice Magazine, etc. The Secret Headquarters team thinks Hanawalt’s work is top notch amazing.

Do not fool around here – get into it!

Join the talented Lisa Hanawalt for a drink or two as she discusses the merits of Indiana Jones and the craft of hand painted picture frames.

Friday February 5th from 8 – 10pm

SECRET HEADQUARTERS, 3817 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

www.thesecretheadquarters.com