A DANGEROUS MAN release party Sunday Sep 24th 2006!

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A few words from Mr. Huston –

I write pulp. I write noir. Open one of my books and you’ll see I’m not lying. I write about people killing each other and suffering or not suffering the consequences. I write about the halt and the lame and the addicted.

A new book being released is not just a good excuse to whore oneself, it’s also a great time for a party. And nothing says party like a comic book shop!
So let’s do it, let’s party in a comic shop!
Just no wiping up your vomit with those vintage copies of “Archie”.

The A DANGEROUS MAN release party will be thus and so:
Date/Time: Sunday September, 24th at 6:30 pm
Location: The Secret Headquarters
Event Details: Beer, and a reading by the writer, followed by the sale of books and the signing of same, followed by a brief stroll to a nearby booze dispensary where one may imbibe without fear of ruining valuable back issues of “Skyscrapers of the Midwest”

Join us!
– Charlie

By the way – Chuck here is writing Marvel Comic’s MOON KNIGHT. Issue number #5 is out now!

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CRASH and BURN – the Art of JOHNNY RYAN

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CRASH and BURN

The Art of JOHNNY RYAN 
At Secret Headquarters
Friday September 15th, 2006
Secret Headquarters is pleased to announce our art opening with JOHNNY RYAN.

Johnny first developed his hilarious drawings in the self-published title Angry Youth Comix. Now published by Fantagraphics Books, Ryan’s AYC has become the international bastion of lowbrow humor cartooning. Ryan’s utterly unpretentious taboo-tackling is an infectious bombardment of political incorrectness.

Johnny’s unmistakable and humorous drawings have appeared in MAD, LA Weekly, National Geographic Kids, Hustler, Vice Magazine, Cool & Strange Music, The Stranger, and elsewhere. His artwork appears in nearly every issue of Nickelodeon magazine, wherein he has also collaborated with acclaimed artist Dave Cooper under the pen name “Hector Mumbly”. The two also collaborated on a “Wonder Woman vs. Super Girl” story for the DC Comics anthology Bizarro. Ryan has also collaborated with Peter Bagge in both AYC and Bagge’s Hate Annual, in addition to penciling and inking two stories for his DC series Sweatshop. In addition Johnny has done work for clients such as Nobleworks greetings cards, Rhino Records, and FOX television.

Ryan’s work has earned multiple Ignatz, Harvey , and Eisner award nominations as well as a spot on Rolling Stone’s 2005 Hot List.

Johnny Ryan will attend the opening from 8pm to 10pm. Secret Headquarters will feature Ryan’s one of a kind original works of art through October 15th, 2006.

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Secret Identity at SHQ

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Please join us as we celebrate one year of SECRET HEADQUARTERS with portraits of friends, family, artists and clientele by RAMA HUGHES.

Come by to see if your image has been captured as local illustrator Hughes has been snapping photographs of SHQ friends over the past few months.

Have a drink on us – you know the drill…
Opening reception:
Friday, September 1st from 8 – 10pm
The show will run until September 14th

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“RUNAWAY CRUSH” THE ART of R. KIKUO JOHNSON

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“RUNAWAY CRUSH”

THE ART of R. KIKUO JOHNSON
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SECRET HEADQUARTERS
FRIDAY AUGUST 4th, 2006

Secret Headquarters is pleased to announce our art opening with R. Kikuo Johnson.

Johnson is the 2006 Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award winning talent best known for his Fantagraphics release “Night Fisher”. A Harvey Award nominee for Best Graphic Album, a story which is gritty in it’s honest portrayal of young adults on the cusp of maturity. Johnson’s remarkably confident artwork has earned Night Fisher the honor of making Times list of Best Comic Books 2005 as well as a Harvey Award nomination for Best New Talent.

Johnson attended the Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied under the tutelage of David Mazzucchelli, graduating in 2003. Currently residing in Brooklyn, he most recently celebrated his first gallery show at the Christopher Henry Gallery in New York.

Johnson’s comics and illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Premiere Magazine, New York Magazine and The Comics Journal, as well as Fantagraphic’s distinctive MOME literary comics anthology.

R. Kikuo Johnson will attend the opening from 8pm to 10pm.

We are also pleased to announce a R. Kikuo Johnson exclusive letterpress print available only from Secret Headquarters. Handmade locally this is a 15 x 15, 2 color letterpress print with new art work by Johnson. Hand numbered and signed, this print is restricted to one run and very limited in quantity.

Secret Headquarters will feature Johnson’s original works of art through August 27th, 2006.

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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FUZZ & PLUCK in SPLITSVILLE

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Secret Headquarters presents:
A book signing party to celebrate the release of
FUZZ & PLUCK
in SPLITSVILLE part 4
by TED STEARN

Friday July 28th
7:00 – 9:00 PM We will have copies of Ted Stearn’s Fuzz & Pluck books available at the bar.

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The Secret Headquarters
3817 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Mon - Sat 11-9 / Sun 12-7
tel 323.666.2228
shq@thesecretheadquarters.com

Dungeon Dungeon
435 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(Inside The Last Bookstore)

Mon - Thu 10-10 / Fri-Sat 10-11 / Sun 10-6
tel 323.666.2228
dm@dungeondungeon.com