Hello everyone and Happy Holidays! New December books are going to come out on Wednesday just like normal, however we will be closing early on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. If you’re a Culver patron, please observe the announcements below, including new art classes, new sales, and new hours. See you at the bottom…
Holiday Hours for both stores:
Dec 24th and Dec 31st – closing at 4 PM
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
Culver City New Year Sale!!! January 2nd – 13th
We are kicking off the new year with a huge sale on Used Graphic Novels, Used Manga, and Statues. There will be a table full of used graphic novels and used manga that are marked down to only $1! A large number of our statues will also be deeply discounted, so come on in and scoop them up before they disappear.
Comics Classes With Jim Higgins
Comics Class for Kids with Jim Higgins
Six Saturdays, January 5th to February 9th at the Culver store 3:30pm to 6:00pm
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. For more info: email the instructor, Jim Higgins, at email@example.com.
Cost: $180 total, payable at the first session.
Parents MUST provide their email address and phone numbers to Jim.
Making Comics with Jim Higgins
12 Saturdays, January 5th to March 23rd, 12:00pm to 3:00pm
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 and graphic novels. Cartoonists will often take art classes to improve their drawing, but not enough take the time to hone their skills as writers. In this workshop, writers and cartoonists learn the essential knowledge needed to write a story 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, composition, light and dark, figure work, 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, e-mail Jim Higgins at firstname.lastname@example.org or just show up on the 5th!
New & Noteworthy Comics
Click here for a full list of all of the week’s new releases.
Freedom Fighters #1 (of 12)
(W) Robert Venditti (A/CA) Eddy Barrows
Line up for this all-new maxiseries set on Earth X, where the Nazis won World War II! Twenty years after invading and occupying America, Germany wiped out all metahuman resistance, including the original Freedom Fighters.
Fast-forward to the present day, and a new team of Freedom Fighters emerges to challenge the Nazi occupation once again. But if they’re to have any chance of victory, they’re going to need Uncle Sam-who disappeared after his original team was killed. The 12-part epic “Death of a Nation” storyline kicks off here!
Infinity Wars: Fallen Guardian #1
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Andy MacDonald (CA) R. B. Silva
In the stunning climax of INFINITY WARS, one of the Guardians of the Galaxy makes the ultimate sacrifice. Look back at the life of a fallen Guardian and the empty space they leave behind in what’s left of the universe.
(W) Andy Diggle (A) Alessandro Vitti (CA) Dan Panosian
SERIES PREMIERE! Imagine being able to take over the body of anyone on Earth. Sound crazy? Not for Agent Drake and the Hardcore Program. They can turn any person into a human drone to get to targets that normal soldiers can’t. Drake is the best soldier Hardcore has to offer. But when he gets stranded in a body with only 72 hours to discover who’s hijacked the Program, he’ll have to pull out all the stops against an enemy who could be literally anyone.
From the creative minds of ROBERT KIRKMAN and MARC SILVESTRI, and presented by ANDY DIGGLE (THIEF OF THIEVES, Losers) and ALESSANDRO VITTI (Secret Warriors), comes a new Skybound Original that shows you how to save the world without getting your hands dirty.
Klaus and the Crying Snowman #1
(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Dan Mora
The best holiday tradition in comics returns in the next chapter of the epic Santa saga by visionary Grant Morrison and Eisner Award-nominated artist Dan Mora!
Klaus has to help an absentee dad-turned-snowman make amends before melting away for good. And probably before he’s defeated by a pantheon of Norse Gods and their minions. All in a day’s work for Santa Claus.
That’s it for this week!