Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 1/22/19

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 this Monday, Jan 21st in addition to being closed this 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.

The Avant-Guards #1

(W) Carly Usdin (A/CA) Noah Hayes
Giant Days meets Check, Please, from the creator of Heavy Vinyl! Welcome to the Georgia O ‘Keeffe College of Arts and Subtle Dramatics, an historically all-female school whose population is decidedly more drama geek than jock.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1

(W) Jordie Bellaire (A) Dan Mora (CA) Kevin Wada
Go back to the beginning as the critically acclaimed pop culture phenomenon Buffy The Vampire Slayer is reimagined under the guidance of series creator Joss Whedon.


Crypt of Shadows

(W) Al Ewing (A) Garry Brown, More (CA) Kyle Hotz
For Marvel’s 80th Anniversary we’ve gone into the vaults to bring back some classic titles from the Marvel of yesteryear…but maybe some vaults should stay closed! Something terrifying has broken free and crawled forth from one of the most terrifying corners of Marvel-dom, the CRYPT OF SHADOWS! Prepare for terror! The shadows are deeper than you think, and horrors lurk within…

Guardians of the Galaxy #1

(W) Donny Cates (A) Geoff Shaw (CA) David Marquez
The universe is on fire. Hundreds of worlds are at war. Never has there been such hatred and division across the cosmos. And in spite of all this, Thanos of Titan is still dead…or is he? Now, more than ever, the cosmos need the Guardians of the Galaxy…but in the aftermath of the Infinity Wars, who is left to answer the call? Featuring every cosmic super hero in the known universe by the THANOS WINS creative team of Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw!

Naomi #1

(W) Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker (A) Jamal Campbell
DC’s biggest, newest mystery starts here! When a fight between Superman and Mongul crashes into a small Northwestern town, Naomi (last name?) begins a quest to uncover the last time a super-powered person visited her home-and how that might tie into her own origins and adoption. Follow Naomi’s journey on a quest that will take her to the heart of the DC Universe and unfold a universe of ideas and stories that have never been seen before. Join writers Brian Michael Bendis, David Walker and breakout artist Jamal Campbell in Wonder Comics’ massively ambitious new series and star… NAOMI.


(W) Gary Whitta (A/CA) Darick Robertson
SERIES PREMIERE! Award-winning screenwriter GARY WHITTA (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Book Of Eli) teams with celebrated artist DARICK ROBERTSON (Transmetropolitan, HAPPY!, The Boys) for a new take on a literary classic-with a futuristic twist. OLIVER re-imagines Charles Dickens’ most famous orphan as a post-apocalyptic superhero fighting to liberate a war-ravaged England while searching for the truth about his own mysterious origins.

War Is Hell

(W) Howard Chaykin, Phillip Kennedy Johnson (A) Howard Chaykin, More (CA) Dan Panosian
In honor of Marvel’s 80th Anniversary and history with War Comics comes a brand new edition of WAR IS HELL with two fascinating and soul-crushing tales of War. “In the Mood” by Howard Chaykin takes you to the skies as the Luftwaffe and RAF battle over the English Channel for a battle tale of bitter irony and “War Glammer” by Phillip Kennedy Johnson brings you back to Earth in modern day Afghanistan with a story that will chill you to the bone.


That’s it for this week!

– Ryan