Upcoming Events at the Comic Bug!

  • Sat
    20
    Jan
    2018
    4pm-6pmManhattan Beach

    Comic Book Creator Talent Searches are an excellent way to get noticed in comics! Joining us for this month's comic creator meeting are TWO Talent Search WINNERS! Mr. Hannibal Tabu (Top Cow 2012 Talent Search Winner) and Mr. Ryan Cady (DC New Talent Search Winner 2017).

    How did they stand out above the crowd and get noticed above the thousands of other submissions? What happened next?

    Even if you don't plan on submitting to talent searches, this should be a fun and informative session, especially for writers!

    Our comic creator meetings are FREE for anyone with an interest in making comic books! And it's Hannibal's birthday, so we can celebrate that as well! No chocolate or nuts though! See you at our Manhattan Beach location Saturday, January 20 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.!

     

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  • Wed
    31
    Jan
    2018
    5pm - 9pmManhattan Beach

    aspenAt last, it can be revealed!

    Next Wednesday, we'll be celebrating 15 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE with ASPEN COMICS! Nearly every creator who's talent has graced their pages will be here will be here to meet and greet the fans, sign autographs and there may even be some sketches and commissions happening!

    There is an awesome FREE LIMITED EDITION PRINT available to the first 100 people to arrive and, word has it, FREE TACOS and drinks!

    We consider the gang at ASPEN a big part of our Comic Bug Family and we are honored that they chose our spot as the place to launch their 15th ANNIVERSARY TOUR. There are some pretty big things on the horizon for them! Stay tuned!

    Oh, and take a moment to check out that line-up of talent coming to represent!!! Unfortunately, Siya is too far away to make it to this event, but I'm sure she will be appearing here later this year!

    Scott Lobdell, Frank Mastromauro, Vince Hernandez, Peter Steigerwald, Mark Roslan, Gabe Carrasco, David Wohl, J.T. Krul, Jonathan Marks, Eric Basaldua, Joe Benitez, Lori Hanson, Hannibal Tabu, John Starr, Beth Sotelo, Koi Turnbul, Brian Buccellato and Justice will ALL be onhand to ring in 15 years of awesome ASPEN COMICS! Don't miss it!!!! It's the biggest single signing The Comic Bug has ever done!

     

  • Sat
    03
    Feb
    2018
    Noon - 8pmManhattan Beach - The Game Hub

    $25 Entry // Decklist Required // 70 Player cap

    Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifiers (PPTQs) are the first step for new players on their path to the Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour. By winning a Preliminary PTQ, you will qualify for that season’s Regional Pro Tour Qualifier (RPTQ).

    FREE parking available in the residential area just past the store.

    Pre-register in store or by phone to guarantee your spot!!

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  • Thu
    15
    Feb
    2018
    8:00 pmArclight Theatre: Beach Cities

    Come watch one of the most exciting movies of the year, Black Panther, with your friends at The Comic Bug!

    There will be an amazing limited print created by talented artist, Ray Anthony-Height.

     

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  • Wed
    14
    Mar
    2018
    5pm - 8pmManhattan Beach

    Talk about a great concept! Come meet the author/creator of INFIDEL, best-selling editor Pornsak Pichetshote as he makes his comic book writing debut with Image Comics' INFIDEL!

    A haunted house story for the 21st century, INFIDEL follows an American Muslim woman and her multiracial neighbors who move into a building haunted by entities that feed off xenophobia.

    Bestselling editor PORNSAK PICHETSHOTE (Swamp Thing) makes his comics-writing debut alongside artist extraordinaire AARON CAMPBELL (The Shadow), award-winning colorist and editor JOSÉ VILLARRUBIA (Promethea) and letterer / designer JEFF POWELL (SCALES & SCOUNDRELS).infidel

  • Sat
    17
    Mar
    2018
    5pm - 12amPhantom Carriage

    The Comic Bug joins in on the fun at The Phantom Carriage's THIRD ANNIVERSARY PARTY as we bring THE COMIC BUG CARNIVALE to the evening's already awesome festivities!

    Joining us under the BIG TOP are writer David Blake Lucarelli (Children's Vampire Hunting Brigade, Tinseltown), David Moreno (Vlad, The Sapphire Directive), Denise Carrillo (The Sapphire Directive), Edward Ambriz (Vlad),Ben Russel (horror artist), Rick Escalante (horror artist), Rafael Navarro(Guns A' Blazin, Sonambulo), Mike Wellman (Guns A' Blazin', Gone South),Adam Marcus (Secret Santa, Jason Goes to Hell, Texas Chainsaw 3D),Debra Sullivan (Secret Santa, Jason Goes to Hell, Texas Chainsaw 3D),Ghoulish Bunny Studios (horror artist, Ghoulish Grimoire), Bat in Your Belfry(horror artist), Andysocial Industries (horror artist, Bloodsucka Jones) and a few more to be announced! Come for the suds, stay for the thrills!

    Here's what else to expect!

    Join us on Saturday, March 17th for our Three Year Anniversary and Nuclear Blast collaboration release party! It's guaranteed that this will be the weirdest, darkest, brewery anniversary you've ever been to...

    Featuring 20+ of our own wild beer (including archived rarities) plus rare guest beer offerings from local craft breweries, delicious house-smoked BBQ, wicked music & as always -- macabre horror films. Expect a night filled with drinks and debauchery!

    NUCLEAR BLAST USA + PHANTOM CARRIAGE BEER RELEASE PARTY 5PM-12AM

    We are beyond excited to announce this collaboration as we have been fans of the music that Nuclear Blast puts out for many, many years… and when this opportunity came up we were stoked to partner with them and develop a unique beer that is inspired by Germany's Black Forest but is also approachable with West Coast influences.

    Named after Nuclear Blast mascot, the BLAST BEAST is a Black India Pale Lager. Artwork by Blake Armstrong (www.spaceboycomics.com)

    If you would like to purchase cans but wish not to attend the collaboration release party, cans will be available from our taproom starting at 4pm. After 5pm, event tickets will be required for entry.

    DEAD MARIONETTE THEATRE *LIVE SHOW*

    Brace yourself for one mind-blowing evening of shock, horror, and indulgence led by the demon puppets of Dead Marionette Theatre! Show Time: 8:30pm

    Dead Marionette Theatre is a fully immersive, 360-degree over-the-top experience, unlike ANYTHING you've ever witnessed!

    Part rock show, part freak show, DMT is the equivalent of a RAGING party in a haunted house on the eve of the Apocalypse. Steeped with decadently offensive imagery, Dead Marionette Theatre takes aim at anything and everything with the twisted sense of humor of a serial killer.

    PRE-SALE TICKETS: $15 each (plus $1 transaction fee).

    Your ticket purchase will give you OUR commemorative anniversary glass, access to the outdoor festival area, DMT show, obscure vendors, rare beer tent, and indoor taproom facilities.

    Normal taproom hours will take place from 12pm-12am. Our back parking lot will be closed for the entire day/night. At 5pm a ticket will be required for entry, and anyone under the age of 21 will not be permitted to stay.phantom

  • Wed
    21
    Mar
    2018
    5pm - 8pmManhattan Beach

    Join us Wednesday, March 21 as we give Sir Richard Starkings a warm welcome back to The Comic Bug to sign copies of the final issue of Elephantmen as well as the premiere issue of THE BEEF! We're teaming with the fine folks at Comic Con Revolution - Ontario to make this a very special event with festivities, pizza and more!

    Long a staple of The Comic Bug community, Mr. Starkings moved to Tennessee last year and has been sorely missed within these walls ever since! Creatively and spiritually reinvigorated, he's spending his time in Tennessee spreading the gospel of comics and working on several exciting new projects, the first of which out the gate is THE BEEF with Tyler Shainline and artist Shaky Kane of BULLETPROOF COFFIN fame!

    About THE BEEF:
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    The creator of ELEPHANTMEN and the creator of The A-Men join forces with TYLER SHAINLINE (Liberty Justice) to bring you the story of Meat Men! Chuck is a mild-mannered meat factory worker who is a little in love with a strawberry picker named Mary Lynn. But everything changes when Mary Lynn falls victim to the Vodino Brothers….

    - See more at: https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/the-beef-1-of-5#sthash.vKY5yn7y.dpuf

    Don't miss out on this special event!

  • Sat
    24
    Mar
    2018
    Noon - 6pmThe Game Hub

    You asked for it. We got it!

    ENTRY FEE: $30 // $25 if you preregister!
    -Registration starts at 10am
    -Event starts at 12pm
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    FORMAT: Constructed - Modern
    -Comp REL
    -Deck list required
    -Swiss rounds with cut to top 8
    -70 Player Cap

    PRIZES:
    1st: $400 CASH
    2nd: $200 CASH
    3-4th: $100 CASH
    5-8th: $50 CASH
    9-16th: $25 CREDIT if 48 players+

    Extra Special Offer:
    Get up to 80% Store Credit & 60% Cash on singles!

    PARKING:
    Free residential parking at end of block
    Metered parking in front of store

  • Sat
    31
    Mar
    2018
    4pm-6pmManhattan Beach

    Come meet your local artists, writers and creators of amazing comics and graphic novels.  Come network, learn the trade or just mingle with incredibly talented individuals.

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  • Tue
    17
    Apr
    2018
    11p-1amManhattan Beach & Culver City

    Citizens of KRYPTON! We've heard your pleas! The Comic Bug will be opening at 11 p.m. on Tuesday for a SUPER event, everything SUPERMAN related will be 20% off as we prepare to vacate the planet for somewhere less "explodey"!

    We will watch SUPERMAN IV: The Quest for Peace in the Latverian Lounge, which, thanks to Man of Steel, BvS and Justice League, is now only the FOURTH crappiest Superman movie of all time, but still lots of good cheesy fun! Speaking of CHEESE, we will have Kryptonian Cheese-Balls and crackers to help wash it all down!

    Then, at midnight, we can sell you ACTION COMICS #1000, the first ever monthly comic to reach it to issue 1000! Cuz Earth is getting old and so are super-heroes!

    We are still having our star-studded Super-Sketch gathering the next day with Rafael Navarro, Scott Koblish and Andrew Robinson providing amazing commission art on blank covers while supplies last on Wednesday. But there is enough SUPER to go around! See you tomorrow night!action

  • Tue
    17
    Apr
    2018
    5pm - 8pmManhattan Beach

    April 18th will be a momentous day in comic book history as ACTION COMICS #1000 drops on shelves! There are many variants representing the many eras of SUPERMAN as well as blank covers that you can purchase to get some of your favorite artists to put their rendition on!
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    From 5 to 8 p.m., we'll have three fantastic artists in the house taking commissions to draw the Man of Steel on your blanks, ANDREW ROBINSON, SCOTT KOBLISH and RAFAEL NAVARRO will all be here creating dazzling covers right before your eyes!

    In addition, some of our very own Sketchy Bugs will be taking turns at drawing the Last Son of Krypton!

    A portion of the day's proceeds will go to benefit The Hero Initiative, our favorite non-profit organization that creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work.

    So, put on your cape and tights and swoop on down to The Comic Bug to score some amazing original art!!

  • Wed
    18
    Apr
    2018
    11am-2pmCulver City

    What if the world LITERALLY turned upside-down?

    "One day, gravity on earth suddenly became a fraction of what it is now. Twenty years later, humanity has adapted to its new low-gravity reality. And to Willa Fowler, a woman born just after G-day, it's...well, it's pretty awesome, actually. You can fly through the air! I mean, sure, you can also die if you jump too high. So you just don't jump too high. And maybe don't stumble into a dangerous plan to bring gravity back that could get you killed..."

    Writer JOE HENDRSON (showrunner of Fox's LUCIFER) will be signing copies and introducing you to a LOW-G WORLD!

    WEDNESDAY 4/18
    11a-2p
    CULVER CITYsky

  • Fri
    20
    Apr
    2018
    8pm-10pmManhattan Beach

    Just when you could use a REALLY GOOD laugh, here comes the Latverian Laugh Riot to the rescue at The Comic Bug totally FREE!comedy

  • Thu
    26
    Apr
    2018
    8:00 pmArclight Theatre: Beach Cities

    Avengers: Infinity War Movie Screening with The Comic Bug

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  • Sat
    05
    May
    2018
    11am-4pmManhattan Beach

    It's that FREE COMIC BOOK DAY time o' the year again and we have a stellar line-up of artists and writers joining us SATURDAY in Manhattan Beach and then SUNDAY in Culver City. Here's who you can expect to meet SATURDAY!
    Saturday, May 5th Manhattan Beach:

    James O'Barr (The Crow)
    Chiara Bautista (www.chiarabautista.com)
    Scott Koblish (The Many Deaths of Scott Koblish)
    Barbara Kesel (Shadowzone)
    Ryan Odagawa (Shadowzone)
    Joe Allard (www.designdevil.com)
    Nicole Dubuc (Bruce Lee: The Walk of the Dragon)
    Renae Geerlings (Bruce Lee: The Walk of the Dragon)
    Brandon McKinney (Bruce Lee: The Walk of the Dragon)
    Rafael Navarro (Guns A' Blazin'!)
    Mike Wellman (Guns A' Blazin'!)
    Luke Lizalde (Mac Afro)
    Don Walker (Agent Wild)
    DJ Kirkbride (Amelia Cole)
    Dan Wickline (Metal Hurlant)
    Vince Hernandez (Charismagic)
    Frank Mastromauro (Overtaken)
    Karl Altstaetter (Emerald City Blues)
    Kids Entertainment (HoneyDew and MaryLu)
    Lord Mesa (www.lordmesa.com)
    The Sketchy Bugs
    ....and more to be announced in over the next few days!

    Refreshments provided by Bruce Tea
    On top of all the talented folks, we will have THOUSANDS of comics to give away, free snacks, cosplayers, photo ops and FUN! See you in Manhattan Beach on Saturday and Culver City on Sunday! Viva la comics!!!

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  • Sun
    06
    May
    2018
    11am-4pmCulver City

    Visited Free Comic Book Day at The Comic Bug Manhattan Beach and still not had enough? Or maybe you had to work Saturday and missed it? That's okay! We've got ya covered! It's FREE COMIC BOOK DAY: THE NEXT DAY IN CULVER!

    Our Sunday event in Culver City was such a success that we decided to bring it back for another round! We'll have some familiar creators from the day before as well as a whole bunch of ALL-NEW faces that want to join us in keeping the party rocking! Here's who you can expect to meet at The Comic Bug CULVER CITY on SUNDAY, May 6th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.!
    James O' Barr (The Crow)
    Chiara Bautista (www.chiarabautista.com)
    Scott Koblish (Deadpool)
    James Jameson (American Gods)
    Barbara Kesel (My Little Pony)
    Stephan Franck (Silver)
    Ben Russel (www.benrussel.com)
    Shannon Lee (Bruce Lee: The Walk of the Dragon)
    Brandon McKinney (Bruce Lee: The Walk of the Dragon)
    Nicole Dubuc (Bruce Lee: The Walk of the Dragon)
    Renae Geerlings (Bruce Lee: The Walk of the Dragon)
    Kevin Altieri (Batman: The Animated Series)
    Brad Rader (Batman: The Animated Series)
    Rafael Navarro (Guns A' Blazin'!)
    Mike Wellman (Guns A' Blazin'!)
    David Blake Lucarelli (Tinseltown)
    Zack Kaplan (Port of Earth)
    Don Walker (Reaper Corps)
    Joe Burns (Danica Shade)
    Terry Mayo (The Wicked Righteous)
    DJ Kirkbride (Amelia Cole)
    Dan Wickline (Lucius Fogg: Deadly Creatures)
    Melina Chavarria (The Magic Glasses)
    Amy Hay (Tea!)
    Saddler Ward (Kids Entertainment)
    Lord Mesa (www.lordmesa.com)
    David Pepose (Spencer & Locke)
    Yuan Twins (Inspector Oh)
    Pornsak Picheshote (Infidel)
    Marcus Newsome (Lightning Strikes)
    Andres Salazar (Pariah, Missouri)
    Allen Carter (Damn Tourists)
    Christie Shin (Hora Tora Studios)
    Don Schmidt (Steamfunk)
    Mike Ahn (Out of Order)
    BadApple (Repo: Thief for Hire)
    Terrance Grace (The Locksmith)
    Brandon Perlow (Watson & Holmes)
    Michael Tanner (Junior Braves of the Apocalypse)
    Roland de Aragon (Illegal Aliens)
    Ivan Ruiz (Luchador Monster Artist)
    The Sketchy Bugs (Comic Bug's creator collective)
    Tee No Evil (T-shirts for fans!)
    All that and COSPLAYERS, FREE COMICS, BIG SALE ITEMS and MORE!!!! See you at The Comic Bug CULVER CITY on SUNDAY, May 6th!!!

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  • Mon
    24
    Dec
    2018
    12:00 pmManhattan Beach

    board-games South Bay Gamers provides a safe place for game novices, experts, and enthusiasts of all stripes to meet and enjoy the tabletop games you love, discover new games, and expand your social gaming circle.

    You are likely to meet some self-proclaimed nerds and geeks of all varieties.

    What we do:

    We play board & card games including classics (Risk, Axis & Allies, Stratego, Talisman), party games (Telestrations, Say Anything, Werewolf, Wits & Wagers), Euro games (Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan, 7 Wonders, Ticket to Ride, Agricola, Caylus), card games (Dominion, Android: Netrunner, Magic: The Gathering, Bang!, Bohnanza) adventure games (Arkham Horror, Shadow Hunters, Betrayal at House on the Hill, The Resistance) and much, much more.

    All are welcome and we encourage everyone to bring their favorite games!

    http://www.meetup.com/SouthBayGamers/

  • Wed
    26
    Dec
    2018
    6pm-9pmManhattan Beach

    The Sketchy Bug Group was founded when a group of South Bay creators chose to break free from the isolation of working in solitude and sought out a common place for creative work in an attempt to simulate the “bullpen” experience of comic book history. The group has been meeting every week on Wednesday nights from 6 pm to 9 pm at THE COMIC BUG in Manhattan Beach, CA since the Spring of 2013. Be it Artist or Writer, Inker or Colorist, The Sketchy Bug Group welcomes all that are enthusiastic about pursuing creations in this medium.

    Interested? Join the group!  sketchyhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/387717228061106/

    Follow us on instagram @ instagram.com/sketchy_bug_group

  • Sat
    29
    Dec
    2018
    8pm-10pmManhattan Beach

    Just when you could use a REALLY GOOD laugh, here comes the Latverian Laugh Riot to the rescue at The Comic Bug totally FREE!comedy

  • Mon
    31
    Dec
    2018

    comic conSupport your local comic book conventions!

    Frank & Son Comic and Card Show, Wednesdays & Saturdays, Walnut CA  www.frankandsonshow.net

    Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention, Los Angeles CA  www.comicbookscifi.com

    California Comic Book Convention, Yorba Linda CA   www.CalComicCon.com

    Long Beach Comic Expo, Long Beach CA  www.longbeachcomiccon.com

    San Fernando Valley Comic Con, Granada Hills CA www.facebook.com/SanFernandoValleyComicBookConvention

    Wondercon,  Anaheim CA www.comic-con.org/wca

    San Diego Comic Convention International, San Diego CA  www.comic-con.org/cci

    Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Convention, Los Angeles CA  www.stanleeslacomiccon.com

    Long Beach Comic Convention,  Long Beach CA   www.longbeachcomiccon.com

    So Cal Comic Con, Oceanside CA   www.socalcomiccon.com

    Go to Convention Scene for more events in California.  www.conventionscene.com