Comics Events in LA: Week of 12/26/10

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.

Things are slowing down for the holidays but there are still a couple of things to do.

This week:

Wednesday, December 29: NEW COMICS DAY! Find your local comics specialty shop.

Wednesday, December 29, 5 PM – 7 PM: Writer Joshua Hale Fiaklov (Tumor) and artist Rahsan Ekedal (The Cleaners) will attend a signing for the launch of their new comic book series Echoes from Top Cow Productions‘ Minotaur Press at Collector’s Paradise, 7131 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka 91306. Tickets: $0. RSVP on Facebook.

Wednesday, December 29, 8:30 PM: The Meltdown (weekly comedy show) with stand-up comedians TJ MillerJon Daly, Matt Mira, Rory Scovel, and Alie and Georgia, with Kumail Nanjiani and Jonah Ray, at Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles 90046. Tickets: $8.

The future:

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.

Saturday, January 22, 8:30 PM: The Beards of Comedy Tour, featuring Andy SandfordJoe ZimmermanTJ Young, and Dave Stone, with special guest Kyle Kinane, makes a stop at Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles 90046. Tickets: $10.

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

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