PLAIN JANES Thur May 24th @ SHQ

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Join us Thursday, May 24th as Secret Headquarters presents

the debut of local author Cecil Castellucci’s THE PLAIN JANES on DC Comics new Minx line.

Let us sum up THE PLAIN JANES for you real quick;

1. Lunch room rejects.
2. Multiple Janes.
3. Girl Gang.
4. Art attacks.

Castellucci is the author of Young Adult novels, THE QUEEN OF COOL, BOY PROOF, and most recently…BEIGE.

Her first graphic novel, THE PLAIN JANES, is illustrated by Jim Rugg of STREET ANGEL fame.

Cecil will be hanging out from 8pm to 10pm. Have a beer, or some wine as you discuss the impact of street art thugs on the 21st Century.

Located in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles, California. Secret Headquarters offers a sophisticated take on the traditional comic book store. Specializing in comic book culture, Secret Headquarters features the best in graphic novels, trade paperbacks and monthly titles.

For more about Cecil Castellucci at www.misscecil.com

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Andrew Robinson May 5th – May 31st At SHQ!

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Join us Saturday, May 5th as Secret Headquarters presents
the opening of our show with artist
Andrew Robinson!

Andrew Robinson is the creator, co writer and artist of Dusty Star which is published by Desperado/Image Comics. Yes! Robinson’s art work can also be seen in the Halo graphic novel published by Marvel as well as Ashley Wood’s SWALLOW #4. Can’t ask for a bigger endorsement right now. What do you think about that!

Andrew Robinson will attend the opening from 8pm to 10pm. Have a beer and some tequila while discussing the finer points of Cinco De Mayo.

Secret Headquarters will feature Robinson’s one of a kind original works of art through May 31st, 2007.

Located in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles , California Secret Headquarters offers a sophisticated take on the traditional comic book store. Specializing in comic book culture, Secret Headquarters features the best in graphic novels, trade paperbacks and monthly titles.

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Rob Sato and Ako Castuera March 30th

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Join us Friday, March 30th as Secret Headquarters presents the opening of our show with artist Rob Sato and Ako Castuera!

Rob and Ako live up the street from Secret Headquarters in what some would call a shack. They like to refer to the place as a log or The Log. The sad part of this story is not the living conditions, but the possible non-living conditions as The Log has been sold. Or is going to be sold. Either way, Sato started to pack. All books are boxed you’ll be happy to know. It might be safe to say that his Xeric award is tucked away in there as well. He won that prestigious grant a few years ago for his BURYING SANDWICHES graphic novel. Know this; he’s been compared to Winsor McCay – Wha’! (Though that review was from his cousin.)

What can we say about Sato’s partner in crime Ako Castuera? Actually, not much. We don’t know a goddamn thing about her. Except that she lives in The Log with a bunch of boxes. We are really on top of our game here at SHQ.

Rob and Ako will attend the opening from 8pm to 10pm. Have a beer while discussing the finer points of packing.

Secret Headquarters will feature Sato’s and Castuera’s one of a kind original works of art through April 30th, 2007.

Located in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles , California Secret Headquarters offers a sophisticated take on the traditional comic book store. Specializing in comic book culture, Secret Headquarters features the best in graphic novels, trade paperbacks and monthly titles.

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ANDERS NILSEN at SHQ Feb 9th

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Join us Friday, February the 9th as Secret Headquarters presents the opening of our show with artist Anders Nilsen.

“Best known for his acclaimed mini-comic series Big Questions, Anders Nilsen’s clean drawing style and absorbing sense of narrative has made him one of the most closely watched cartoonists to emerge in the last few years.”The Comics Journal #259

Anders Nilsen is the artist and author of a number of graphic novels including “The Ballad of The Two Headed Boy” (which received a Xeric Grant), “Big Questions” (Nominated for several Ignatz Awards), and “Dogs and Water” (which won an Ignatz award and has been translated into several languages). His work has also been featured in Best American Non-Required Reading 2005, Best American Graphic Storytelling 2005, Kramer’s Ergot, and Best Comics of the New Year from St. Martin ‘s Press, along with numerous other publications and anthologies.

Born in Northern New Hampshire, Anders grew up there and in Minneapolis . Attending school in New Mexico to study painting and installation before eventually moving to Chicago for Graduate school at the School of the Art Institute. He dropped out after a year to devote his time and energy to drawing comics and other artwork…

Have a beer with Anders as he will be attending the opening from 8 to 10 PM. Secret Headquarters will proudly display Nilsen’s one of a kind original works of art thru March 9th, 2007.

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Steven Weissman @ SHQ Dec 8th 2006

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Join us this Friday, December the 8th as Secret Headquarters presents the opening of our show with artist Steven Weissman.

Los Angeles based Weissman is celebrated for his playful art and distinctive characters, which have been widely hailed for their charming and respectful approach to childhood. Weissman is best known for his famed Kid Fire Chief, Yikes, Champs, and Don’t Call Me Stupid publications. Weissman’s newest Fantagraphics book, Chewing Gum In Church is his first full color publication.

Secret Headquarters will be unveiling a new art print by Steven Weissman. These prints are hand pulled by Mats!? in very limited numbers. Prints will be offered in affordable framed or unframed options for the duration of the show.

Have a beer with Steven Weissman as he will be attending the opening from 8 to 10 PM.

Secret Headquarters will proudly display Weissman’s one of a kind original works of art thru January 7th, 2007.

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