Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 1/16/18

LB Store will be closed on Monday Jan 21st for…"remodeling."

Hello everyone! Whole new year, whole new Pulp Fiction Long Beach. I can't go into detail yet, but there are big changes afoot at the Long Beach location we know you'll enjoy. In order to make those changes though, we're going to need to be closed next Monday, Jan 21st in addition to being closed that Tuesday as we normally are. When you walk in the Wednesday after, you'll all be able to bask in a sparkly new comic book Valhalla, shiny and chrome. See you at the bottom…

Culver City Announcements

Culver City's hours are changing!
We will be closing an hour earlier, at 7pm, on Thursdays and Fridays starting in 2019. Now our hours will be as follows:
Monday – 11am to 6pm
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – 11am to 8pm
Thursday – 11am to 7pm
Friday – 11am – 7pm
Saturday – 11am – 7pm
Sunday – 11am – 6pm

Comics Classes With Jim Higgins

Making Comics now starts on Saturday, January 26.  Comics for Kids will still accept students up until this Saturday.

There was almost no enrollment for the Making Comics class that was supposed to start this past Saturday, so I'm moving the start date to January 26.  I think having the class begin so soon after Christmas and the other holidays made it hard for people who wanted to wait til they spent more money.  Plus, some people were probably still hungover from New Year's Eve (!)  In any case, I hope the extra time means that some of you will consider jumping in to this cool class where you'll get a soup-to-nuts immersion in the language of comics.  

Also, the Comics For Kids class is still taking students so if you want your young'un to be in the class, e-mail me and bring them down this Saturday.

Making Comics
Making Comics is a 12-session class that focuses on the fundamental skills of creating comics.  The class is for both writers and artists.  In it, you’ll learn the most important aspect of writing — how to structure a story as it relates to the medium of comics, one with interesting characters, an engaging plot, and a satisfying ending. The artists will be given drawing tips, instruction about technique, and examples of work by great masters, new and old, to help with visual storytelling, and other drawing skills. Writers will be given example of the best formats for comics scripts, examples of pro scripts, and info on how to find and work with artists.

The goal for the artists is to have a finished 8 to 10-page mini-comic that is a complete, self-contained story at the end of the classes. The goal for writers is to have a completed script for a self-contained, 14 to 15-page short comics story.

To sign up, please e-mail me back.  You pay for the class at the cash register at the first session.

Cost: $350

When: January 26 to April 13, 2019

Time:  12:00 to 3:00pm

Where: Pulp Fiction Comics 4328 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230

Also — 

Comics Class for Kids!
Does your kid love to draw? Do they like comics? Then they’d love this class for kids all about making comics. They’ll learn the fundamentals of telling a story in comics form, plus basic drawing tips, information on how to write good stories, and fun activities that will help them learn all these skills.  The class runs for six sessions.  If you're interested in enrolling your child, reply to this e-mail with your information. 

Cost: $180 total, payable at the first session

Age:  8 to 12 years old

When:  January 12 to February 16, 2019 

Time:  3:30pm to 6:00pm

Where: Pulp Fiction Comics 4328 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230

Parents MUST provide their email address and phone numbers Before the first session starts.

New & Noteworthy Comics 

Click here for a full list of all of the week's new releases.

Black Widow #1

(W) Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska (A) Flaviano (CA) Clayton Crain

Natasha Romanoff was trained to kill. For years now she's tried to overcome that programming, to side with the angels…to be a hero. And where'd that get her? Killed. By one of the few true friends she allowed herself to have. Now she's back from the dead, angry as hell and finding those better angels harder and harder to hear. Jen and Sylvia Soska – the Twisted Twins of horror – join rising artist Flaviano to weave a web of vice, violence and vengeance that will net Natasha the biggest bad men she's ever faced…or put her back in the ground for good.

Invaders #1

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Carlos Magno (A/CA) Butch Guice

In commemoration of Marvel's 80th anniversary and springing from events in the pages of AVENGERS and THE BEST DEFENSE, the Marvel Universe's first super-team is back! CAPTAIN AMERICA. THE HUMAN TORCH. THE WINTER SOLDIER. NAMOR. They fought in WORLD WAR II together as THE INVADERS. But now NAMOR is the enemy, a global threat more powerful than ever. His deadly plans are as deep and far-reaching as the ocean and REVELATIONS about his past could THREATEN the MARVEL UNIVERSE! It's up to his old teammates to stop him, but what chance do they have against the man who knows their every move? "War Ghost" begins here!


Marvel Comics Presents #1

(W) Charles Soule, Ann Nocenti, Greg Pak (A) Paulo Siqueira, Tomm Coker, More (CA) Arthur Adams, Federico Blee

Three titanic tales celebrating the first decade of Marvel stories! First – an all-new tale of the man they call the Wolverine begins in the 1940s! Then comes Captain America, the first Avenger of World War II still fighting for freedom today! And finally, the untold tale of Namor and the atom bomb!




That's it for this week!

– Ryan