Official Press Release
THE SUNSET STRIP – Comics, booze and cheesy nips for all will be
offered up to the tribe at Meltdown Comics' inaugural Speakeasy on the
Sunset Strip, a chance to party just before Wizard World LA.
It all goes down March 17, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. at Meltdown Comics &
Collectibles, 7522 Sunset Blvd. Special guest Alex Ross will be on
hand to chat with folks and sign books.
Of course it's free. Just show up.
Ross' photorealistic style first garnered international praise through
his stunning 1993 graphic novel Marvels, which told the story of the
emergence of superheroes through the eyes of an everyman newspaper
reporter. Since then, Ross' fully-painted creations have appeared
throughout the realms of publishing and entertainment. His work has
served as template for M. Night Shymalan's Unbreakable, and in 2002
the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences commissioned him to
create a unique image for that year's Oscar activities. To date, Ross
has raised more than $300,000 for charities including the Twin Towers
Fund, UNICEF and the Make-a-Wish Foundation through auctions of
painted artwork from his graphic novels.
What: Alex Ross Visits Speakeasy on the Sunset Strip
When: March 17, 2005
Where: Meltdown Gallery, 7522 Sunset Blvd., inside Meltdown Comics &