Surprise Group Art Show



Surprise Skateboards and Secret Headquarters are pleased to bring you an extremeley badass group art show!

Philip Morgan (UK)

Sean Morris (Australia)

James Jirat Patradoon (Australia)

Come prepared for drinks and merriment.

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Craig Thompson Signing!

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6PM – 9PM

We are very excited to announce that Craig Thompson (Blankets, Habibi) will be here signing copies of his new all ages book, Space Dumplins!

Bring the whole family! We’ll have treats for the young (cookies!) and less young (beer!).

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Luke Pelletier Art Show & Book Release


Luke Pelletier is a recent Los Angeles transplant from North Carolina. Living in a tourist town for much of his life, he has been heavily influenced by sharply dressed alligators, assorted loud mouthed birds, and the occasional skeleton bartender. For Luke, tourist culture is less about neon colored t-shirts with snappy sayings and more about jaguars and flamingos wearing sunglasses and eating watermelon.

Join us Friday September 4th as we welcome Luke to town. In return for your hospitality, you will be rewarded with the release of Luke’s amazing book, LIZARD TAIL, as well as an eye melting exhibit of drawings and paintings. We’ll also have a limited edition (1:25) hand pulled silk screen print as well as a few of Luke’s new Surprise Skateboards decks. Or just come down for the Blue Ribbon and Luke’s hair care secrets. For those of you that just can not make the opening – celebrate with our LIZARD TAIL pre-sale which starts NOW

The limited edition print we’ll have…

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Diesel #1 Signing


Diesel #1 Signing
With Tyson Hesse
Wednesday, September 9th
6pm – 9pm

Join us in celebrating the release of Tyson Hesse‘s new all ages fantasy adventure comic, Diesel!

Tyson will be on hand to sign copies, shmooze, etc. There will be refreshments! Come get refreshed.

To learn more, check out this interview on ComicsAlliance!

Remember when you were about to turn 18 and you thought you were ready to take charge of the world? Dee Diesel, fledging engineer and start of the book, is in the same boat, or should I say airship…

For those of you who don’t know Tyson, he is best known for his webcomic, Boxer Hockey, and has done some tremendous work on Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors!

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Josh Simmons & Sammy Harkham


Josh Simmons & Sammy Harkham
Friday, June 12th
Beginning @ 7pm

Master of horror Josh Simmons is hitching up the four-door for a cross-country road trip this spring to celebrate the release of his newest graphic novel, Black River, the follow-up to 2012’s The Furry Trap. Joining him will be Mr. Sammy Harkham with his incredible new installment of Crickets. Two indie comics masterminds for the price of one!

“Black River is the skin-crawling story of a group of survivors traversing a post-apocalyptic landscape, with the worst of humanity constantly at their heels. With black-and-white precision, Josh Simmons strips his characters down to their most base desires and instincts, daring his readers to examine their own. Dark humor is juxtaposed with adept, exploitative pacing, and detailed line-work draws the reader further and further into Simmons’s sinister universe.

Award winning creator Sammy Harkham (Kramers Ergot, Poor Sailor, Everything Together) returns with another all new giant chapter of his acclaimed long form strip, Blood of the Virgin, which tracks the ins and outs of the hollywood exploitation movie scene in the early 1970s in all its bizarre, mundane, graphic, glory.” – Fantagraphics

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