L.A.’s reputation for attracting “self-makers” isn’t always complimentary. However, in the comics and graphic novels world positives definitely apply. And taking a look at the current Angelenos behind Meltdown University, Uncanny X-Force, and A Wrinkle in Time illustrates who’s coming to L.A. and what they’re making here.
On Tuesday, April 2nd, join The Crawford Family Forum at Hollywood’s NerdMelt Showroom for “Comics, DIY, and the L.A. Effect.” KPCC’s Mike Roe and guest panelists will discuss what place DIY has taken in the comics industry and their own careers, how living in a city with such social, cultural, and even geographical quirks has affected their work; and where they see the L.A. comics/graphic novels scene going in the future.
Sam Humphries is a comic book writer living in Los Angeles. His work includes Uncanny X-Force and The Ultimates (Marvel Comics), and the self-published Sacrifice and Our Love Is Real.
Hope Larson is a cartoonist and comics writer who got her start making mini-comics and selling them at conventions, and posting comics online. Her first graphic novels include Salamander Dream, A Wrinkle in Time, and Who Is AC? (forthcoming).
Jim Higgins is Meltdown University’s founding director/principal instructor, a CalArts and Otis College of Art and Design instructor, and editor/publisher of New Thing (an international short comic stories anthology). He was a DC Comics editor, and worked on the graphic novels A History of Violence, Road to Perdition, and Stuck Rubber Baby.
Mike Roe, KPCC’s pop culture blogger for “Without A Net,” is our resident comics (and comedy) aficionado. He also hosts the Geek Pilgrims podcast and spends most of his free time either performing improv or tweeting.
7:30pm – Doors Open
8:00pm – Program
Admission is FREE, but RSVPs are required.
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Writer Sam Humphries returns to Beach Ball Comics on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm to meet fans and sign copies of his new Marvel NOW title UNCANNY X-FORCE and the new issues of his self-published SACRIFICE.
Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804
Sam Humphries and Danny Miki sign at both Collector’s Paradise stores on Wednesday, January 23, 2013!
Collector’s Paradise invites you to the official Los Angeles DOUBLE RELAUNCH PARTY for two of the hottest comic books of 2013: UNCANNY X-FORCE and SACRIFICE! Come celebrate with rising sensation Sam Humphries (writer, ULTIMATES, OUR LOVE IS REAL) and superstar Danny Miki (inker, AVENGERS, UNCANNY X-MEN) as two of Los Angeles’ top talents break open the world of MUTANT NINJA NOIR!
January 23rd is the date for UNCANNY X-FORCE, by Sam Humphries, Ron Garney, and Danny Miki — the new mutant ninja noir X-Men comic book, part of the blockbuster MARVEL NOW! initiative. It’s also the date for SACRIFICE issue 4 by Sam Humphries and Dalton Rose, the return of the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit indie comic about Aztecs, time travel, and Joy Division. To celebrate, will be hosting events at BOTH Collector’s Paradise stores!
In the Valley location, Sam Humphries will be signing from noon till 3:00 pm at 7131 Winnetka Avenue, Winnetka, CA 91306.
At the Pasadena store, hang out with Sam Humphries and Danny Miki at the launch party from 7p-9p! Join us for snacks and adult beverages (IDs permitting) from 7p-9p 319 South Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105.
Come join us as Collector’s Paradise brings you the first big launch of 2013! MUTANT NINJA NOIR IS HERE!
Writer Rick Remender signs at Phat Collectibles on Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 3:00pm until 6:00pm.
Come down to our Huntington Beach location to get all you new Marvel now UNCANNY AVENGERS & CAPTAIN AMERICA titles signed by the man himself RICK REMENDER! those are RICK REMENDER current titles but he has worked also worked on many other titles such as the insanely popular UNCANNY X-FORCE series & SECRET AVENGERS series and also wrote the first 25 issues of the amazing new VENOM series! RAFFLES/PRIZES and we got a whole lot more info we will be throwing at you little by little so stay tuned! and hope to see you there!
16532 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
RICK REMENDER returns to Beach Ball Comics on Wednesday, November 28th at 5:00pm, this time to celebrate not one, but TWO new comics in the MARVEL NOW arsenal! The second issue of Rick’s UNCANNY AVENGERS comes out that day, plus the first issue of the brand new CAPTAIN AMERICA comes out the week before! BRING ‘EM ALL and BRING YOUR FRIENDS. And we may have some more great news about this event coming your way VERY soon, so stay tuned!
iFanboy teams up again with our friends at Shirts for a Cure to throw an awesome party on Friday, October 12th from 9:00 PM till close and help in the fight against breast cancer. Comic book superstars Rick Remender (Uncanny X-Force, Fear Agent, Uncanny Avengers) and Jerome Opeña (Uncanny X-Force, Fear Agent, Avengers) will step up to the turntables to DJ the party. You can also look forward to iFanboy’s very own Ron Richards (DJ Ronxo) taking a turn behind the virtual turntables. Proceeds from drinks will go charity to help fight breast cancer! Come early because last year’s party was so packed that some people had to move to a second, spill-over bar. This has got the makings of yet another epic iFanboy party that you don’t want to miss!
Idle Hands Bar
25 Avenue B (between 2nd St. and 3rd St.), New York, NY