Upcoming Events at the Comic Bug!

  • Thu
    07
    Mar
    2019
    8:00 pmArclight Theatre: Beach Cities

    Get ready for the super-hero that may save the Marvel Universe from the Mad Titan!

  • Thu
    25
    Apr
    2019
    8:00 pmArclight Theatre: Beach Cities

    10 years of Marvel Studios have led to this...

    Who will live?

    & Who will die?

    Join The Comic Bug and fans for the movie of the decade!

  • Sat
    04
    May
    2019
    Sun
    05
    May
    2019
    11am-4pmManhattan Beach & Culver City

    Free Comic Book Day(s) is upon us once again! We've got THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS of comics on order to give away and are in the process of locking down some incredible talent! Keep an eye on this event page for regular updates!

    We are holding the event in Manhattan Beach on Saturday, May 4th from 11 am to 4 pm and then in our Culver City Parking Lot on Sunday, May 5th, again from 11 am to 4 pm.

    In addition to getting a handful of free books, here are some of the incredible creators you can expect to meet!

    FREE COMIC BOOK DAY-Saturday, May 4th Manhattan Beach

    Derek Charm (Star Wars Adventures)
    Fabrice Sapolsky (Spider-Man Noir, Humanoids EiC)
    Jason Shawn Alexander (Spawn)
    Lisa K. Weber (Hex 11)
    Kelly Sue Milano (Hex 11)
    Lynly Forrest (Hex 11)
    Mary Zorilita Bellamy (Faux Facts)
    Rafael Navarro (Guns A' Blazin'!)
    Kevin Altieri (Batman The Animated Series)
    Nicholas Doan (Monster Elementary)
    Brian Haberlin (Sonata)
    Bradley Rader (Big Mouth)
    Barbara Kesel (Shadowzone)
    Ryan Odagawa (Shadowzone)
    William O' Neill (Star Wars)
    Dave Crosland (Halo)
    Ralph Miranda (Piso Mojado)
    Dan Wickline (Lucius Fogg)
    Scott Koblish (Deadpool)
    Ted Abenheim (Prism Comics)
    Tara Madison Avery (Stacked Deck Press)
    Jules Rivera (Love, Joolz: Manic Pixie Nightmare Girl)
    Bernyce Talley (Monty Gomez is the Luchador)
    Juan Gedeon (Ghost Riders)
    Brandon Easton (Star Trek: Year Five)
    Ben Russell (Horror artist)
    Tee No Evil (Horror merchandise)
    Don Ho (Superboy)
    Swifty Lang (Feeding Ground)
    Axel Ortiz (Axe Cop)
    Mike Ahn (Out of Order)
    Seoul Young Lee (Out of Order)
    Saddler Ward (Honeydew and Mary Lou)
    Don Walker (Agent Wild)
    Larry Welch (Agent Wild)
    Don Schmidt (Ninja Mom)
    Dave Moreno (The Sapphire Directive)
    Don Nguyen (Siren's Song)
    Paola CK (Art by Paola CK)
    Marquis Phillips (Sketchy Bugs)
    Sable Nance (Sketchy Bugs)

    SUNDAY, MAY 5th CULVER CITY

    Derek Charm (Star Wars Adventures)
    Fabrice Sapolsky (Spider-Man Noir, Humanoids EiC)
    Vince Hernandez (Fathom)
    Christie Shinn (HoraTora Studios)
    Mary Zorilita Bellamy (Faux Facts)
    David Pepose (Spencer & Locke, Going to the Chapel)
    Brandon Perlow (Watson & Holmes)
    Richard Fairgray (Blastosaurus)
    Paul Eiding (Blastosaurus)
    Tony Donley (Albert Eisntein, Time Mason)
    Sean "Cheeks" Galloway (Shadow Pirates)
    Peter Calloway (The Last Space Race)
    RuthAnn Thompson (Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope)
    Kevin Altieri (Batman The Animated Series)
    Andrew Robinson (Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man)
    Brandon Easton (Star Trek: Year Five, Agent Carter)
    Scott Koblish (Deadpool)
    Barbara Kesel (Shadowzone, My Little Pony)
    Nicholas Doan (Monster Elementary)
    Norm Harper (Haphaven)
    Phil Ortiz (The Simpsons)
    Brad Rader (Big Mouth, Bob's Burgers)
    William O' Neill (Star Wars)
    Rafael Navarro (Guns A' Blazin'!, Sonambulo)
    Dave Crosland (Invader Zim)
    Zen (Raver J)
    David Schrader (Baby Bad Ass)
    Ivan Ruiz (Monster Luchador Artist)
    The Yuan Twins (Love Town)
    David Blake Lucarelli (Tinseltown)
    DJ Kirkbride (Errand Boys)
    Lisa K. Weber (Hex 11)
    Kelly Sue Milano (Hex 11)
    Lynly Forrest (Hex 11)
    Ralph Miranda (Man Fighting Street)
    Bernyce Talley (Monty Gomez is the Luchador)
    Lak Lim (Sketch Artist)
    Don Nguyen (Siren's Song)
    Don Walker (Reaper Corps)
    Larry Welch (Reaper Corps)
    Marquis Phillips (Sketchy Bugs)
    Sable Nance (Sketchy Bugs)
    Ted Abenheim (Prism Comics)
    Tara Madison Avery (Stacked Deck Press)
    Jules Rivera (Valkyrie Squadron)
    Paola CK (Art of Paola CK)
    Ryan Winn (Detective Comics: Batman)
    Dave Moreno (Vlad)
    Edward Ambriz (Vlad)
    Denise Carillo (The Sapphire Directive)
    Don Schmidt (Ninja Mom)
    Glenn Brown (Sketch Artist)
    Saddler Ward (Honey Dew and Mary Lou)
    Mike Ahn (Out of Order)
    Seoul Young Lee (Out of Order)
    Dan Wickline (Lucius Fogg)
    Alicia Hollinger (sci-fi poster art)
    Allen Carter (Cosmic Force)
    12 Sided Die (Webseries)
    Vicious Mockery (Role Playing Vidcast)

    And soooooo much more! I'm still awaiting final confirmation from some pretty awesome guests, so make sure you click "going" to this event so you receive the updates and announcements as they roll in. There are a lot of confirmed guests that I haven't announced as well, but I want to hurry up and get this out there and we will add as the month moves along! Cosplayers are encouraged and welcome! Oh, yeah, there's going to be a GAMING element to this year's event as well! Stay tuned!

    See you here (and there!)

    The Comic Bug

  • Sat
    05
    Oct
    2019
    Sun
    06
    Oct
    2019
    12:00 pmManhattan Beach

    The Comic Bug is accepting RSVPs for the event!  The Comic Bug traditionally provides seating, food, fun and creative atmosphere for those attempting to create a 24 page comic!  If you are not interested in creating a 24 page comic, then come in and work on your own project, network or hang out with like minded creators!  Call the Manhattan Beach store or email jun@thecomicbug.com to reserve a spot, there will be a limit of 40 creators!  This year, The Comic Bug will also hosting 24 Hour Game night also for gamers who want to hang out an get their game on!  Magic The Gathering, Pokemon, Board Games, Warhammer or any other game!  Call The Game Hub to reserve a table!

    24-Hour Comics Day is an annual international celebration of comics creation. On this day, creative folks take on the 24 hour comics challenge: to create a 24 page comic book story, normally months worth of work, in 24 straight hours. Many participants gather at official event sites including comic book stores, schools, and libraries. Others take part in private gatherings, and many work on their own.

    Every year since 2004 this event has taken place. The thousands of participants who have created tens of thousands of pages of original art have included the young and the old, people with decades of professional comics creation experience and those who have never tried to draw a panel before, at locations on at least five continents.

     

    24hour

  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019
    All DayManhattan Beach & Culver City

    What is Local Comic Shop Day®?

    • Local Comic Shop Day® is a three-year old event conceived and implemented by ComicsPRO comic book specialty retailers to call attention to locally owned independent comic book specialty stores, celebrating their unique and vital role in being the primary fire-starters of pop culture. Pop Culture begins in your Local Comic Shop!

    Come by The Comic Bug Manhattan Beach and Culver City for your shot at some hot and very limited exclusives!

    www.localcomicshopday.com

     

  • Tue
    31
    Dec
    2019
    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/

  • Tue
    31
    Dec
    2019
    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