Comics Events in LA: Week of 12/12/10

You don’t have to sit at home alone reading to get into comic books and graphic novels. There are always great events going on that celebrate the vitality and creativity of comics. Just here in Los Angeles, there are more events I can ever make. But I try, and so should you. You never know what you’ll discover.

Here are some local Los Angeles events coming up that celebrate the sequential art form.

This week:

Monday, December 13, 8 PM – 11:30 PM: Boom! Studios Holiday Party, where readers can mix and mingle with the Boom! Studios crew, at Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles 90046. Tickets: $0.

Tuesday, December 14, 7 PM: Comedian Patton Oswalt moderates a discussion with writer Paul Levitz (75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking), artist Jim Lee (All-Star Batman & Robin the Boy Wonder) and writer Geoff Johns (Green Lantern) regarding the 75th anniversary of DC Comics, at the Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90024. Tickets: $0 (parking $3).

Wednesday, December 15: NEW COMICS DAY! Find your local comics specialty shop.

Wednesday, December 15, 6 PM – 8 PM: Writer/director Jon Schnepp (Metalocapypse) will be signing copies of Dethklok#2 at Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles 90046. Tickets: $0.

Wednesday, December 15, 7 PM: Cover artist Danni Shinya Luo (X-23) will be doing a meet & greet and book signing at Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles 90046. Tickets: $0.

Wednesday, December 15, 8 PM: Comics podcast Bagged & Boarded: Live! with SModcastle’s Matt Cohen and Brendan Creecy with special guest writer/producer Jeff Katz, has a show broadcast at SModcastle, 6468 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles 90038. Tickets: $10.

Wednesday, December 15, 8 PM: The Meltdown: Comics You Should Know featuring Chris Hardwick of Nerdist with stand-up comics Chris FairbanksMatt BraungerPaul CibisJonah RayKumail NanjianiKyle Kinane, and Natasha Leggero, at Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles 90046. Tickets: $8.

The future:

Wednesday, December 22, 8 PM: Comics podcast Bagged & Boarded: Live! with SModcastle’s Matt Cohenand Brendan Creecy with special guest geek and gamer girl group Team Unicorn has a show broadcast at SModcastle, 6468 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles 90038. Tickets: $10.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011: Stan Lee (co-creator of Spider-Man, et al.) will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. More details to come. Tickets: $0.

Have an upcoming comics-related event in the LA area? Know of one? Email me.

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