2017 Holiday Gift Guide Part Two

Hello everyone! It’s that special time of year again, when we show our loved ones how much they mean to us by giving them the most precious gift of all – comics! Over the next several weeks we’ll be sharing some of our very favorite things with you. We are sure you and your lucky gift-recievers will love them as much as we do.

2017 Holiday Gift Guide Part Two – Dave & Malachi’s Picks

AdHouse Books
If you’d like to see the most sad, awkward, and goriest (that’s right) marriage proposal ever, read Screwed Up. -Malachi

Relive the feeling you got when you looked at your first Fangoria. Then superimpose on top of that memory the first time you saw an Easy Rider magazine. All while you’re just hitting your peak zine-making interest. There’s also an excellent photo of Brando that’s worth the price of admission. Lovingly assembled by Super-Fan Sammy. Printed by Riso-Master Johnny. -Dave

Retrofit Comics
The most surprising comic in years. Painted art with the fuss left out used to tell a killer story that you didn’t see coming. Thanks for this book, Anya!

$15 ($10 for Process Zine)
Anders Nilsen’s return to long form storytelling a-la Big Questions (you might even recognize some stuff.) Self-publishing of the highest quality. A handful left of the accompanying process zine, too! -Dave

Koyama Press
Willumsen uses the meandering story of a drug addled couple killing time in a semi-dystopia to experiment with comic form and craft in incredible ways. This is for the adventerous reader in your life, whether or not they’re into comics. -Malachi

A solid doc on one of the greatest comic stories ever told, The Incal. Wanna know more? Read this! Jodorowsky and Moebius forever! -Dave

Self Made Hero
In 1872, a washed up spirit photographer and a mysterious young farm hand are drawn into an ancient nightmare at the edge of Western civilization. A great mix of pulp and smarts. -Malachi

150 full size, full color reproductions of Charles Burns’ original pages. Anyone that loves Black Hole will love this lavish selection. -Malachi

Kodansha Comics
It’s 2,530 pages of the most influential sci-fi manga you will ever read. I wonder if there’s people out there that don’t like Otomo? Kinda like the people that don’t like The Beatles. -Dave

Don’t forget to visit us at Comics Arts LA this weekend! It’s free free free, Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 5pm. We’ll have Michael DeForge signing at our table on Saturday from 3-4pm. More details here.

Stay tuned for part three…

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Win Tickets To The Hollywood Bowl!

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Raiders Of The Lost Ark on Friday, August 4th!

E-mail shq@thesecretheadquarters.com and tell us your FAVORITE line in any Indiana Jones movie. Winner will be chosen on Tuesday, August 1st.

Don’t miss Raiders of the Lost Ark – in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl on August 4 & 5! The film that gave the world one of its most iconic movie heroes, Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford), is back and better than ever! Relive the magic of this swashbuckling adventure as one of John Williams’ best-loved film scores is performed live, while the thrilling film is shown in HD on the Bowl’s big screen. For tickets and info visit http://bit.ly/HB_Calendar_raiders

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New David Cook Prints & Zines & Originals

Gorgeous letterpress prints of David Cook’s painstakingly detailed, hand lettered alphabet.
18×24″, 300lb cotton rag paper, dark blood red ink. Printed by Aardvark in Downtown LA.
Hand signed and numbered.

Includes a matching off white zine (with a letterpress dust jacket) compiling all of the letters, exclusive to the prints.
Also includes an original drawing of a letter!
Deluxe sets numbered 1 – 26.

Zine included with every print.

Specfic letters available upon request, depending on availability.

Standard print sets are available as well, numbered 27 – 100. They include a print and the exclusive zine.

Just need a little book to remind you how the alphabet goes? We have that, too!
White cardstock cover with multicolored interior pages. 26 pages long (duh.)

Deluxe sets, standard sets, and zines available both in store and online.

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Win Fun Home Tickets, Week Two

You still have a chance to win a pair of Fun Home tickets through the Ahmanson Theatre’s giveaway, but here’s an opportunity exclusively for SHQ customers!

– E-mail SHQ@thesecretheadquarters.com
– Use Subject Line “Bechdel Test”
– Tell us what you would name YOUR graphic novel memoir
– If we pick your answer, you’ll win two tickets to see Fun Home on Thursday, March 9th.

Make sure to enter by Monday, March 6th!

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LAABF Premieres

LA Art Book Fair is now in full swing! Here’s a peek at some of our LAABF exclusives, available while supplies last. Follow SHQ on Instagram for the latest updates. The Fair is going on through Sunday, come visit us.

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Cook’s Alphabet, letterpress print by David Cook. Edition of 100. Special editions come with a zine and an original letter drawing!

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Cook’s Alphabet Zine

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Leather Zine. Killer ’80s gay bar shirts.

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Prints by Ornamental Conifer

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Stan Lee Is Richard Petty, the most uncanny zine of the year!

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