Join Blastoff Comics for their Make March Matter Sale for Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Saturday, March 9,2019 from 10am to 8pm!

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For our NoHoartsdistrict.com readers we are offering a holiday special. Starting on Black Friday and running through December 20, customers who purchase $50 worth of gift certificates at the shop will receive an extra $10 gift certificate!  
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Here’s your NoHo arts community update!

We look forward to sharing lots of fun and unique news, events, profiles and updates on what’s happening in the NoHo Arts District.

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Here’s your NoHo arts community update!

We look forward to sharing lots of fun and unique news, events, profiles and updates on what’s happening in the NoHo Arts District.

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It’s that time, Blastoff Comics’ annual summer sale starts soon...

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Here’s your NoHo arts community update!

We look forward to sharing lots of fun and unique news, events, profiles and updates on what’s happening in the NoHo Arts District.

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Blastoff Comics' FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is this Saturday, May 6 from 10AM - 8PM

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“Crazy Love You”

Author Lisa Unger makes her West Coast literary premiere at NoHo’s Blastoff Comics for her new novel “CRAZY LOVE YOU,” a psychological thriller that Booklist called "Superb, complex and riveting."

“Well, it's actually "Romance" that we're focusing on this month on our website! I'd say that "Crazy Love You," while frightening in its dark and obsessive characters, is, at its heart, a pitch-black romance.” – Jud Meyers, owner of Blastoff Comics

In addition to a reading from the novel, guests can look forward to a conversation between Lisa and crime novelist Gregg Hurwitz!

WHAT: An evening with Lisa Unger, author of “CRAZY LOVE YOU”
WHEN: Saturday, February 21 at 7:30PM
WHERE: Blastoff Comics. 5118 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, California 91601

Crazy Love You Synopsis

Love hurts. Sometimes it even kills… Darkness has a way of creeping up when Ian is with Priss. Even when they were kids, playing in the woods of their small Upstate New York town, he could feel it. Still, Priss was his best friend, his salvation from the bullies who called him “loser” and “fatboy”… and from his family’s deadly secrets.

Now that they’ve both escaped to New York City, Ian no longer inhabits the tortured shell of his childhood. He is a talented and successful graphic novelist, and Priss… Priss is still trouble. The booze, the drugs, the sex—Ian is growing tired of late nights together trying to keep the past at bay. Especially now that he’s met sweet, beautiful Megan, whose love makes him want to change for the better. But Priss doesn’t like change. Change makes her angry. And when Priss is angry, terrible things begin to happen…

Pre-Release Praise!

“Riveting … This is a complex, intricate story, yet the pages fly by as Ian, the most unreliable narrator since Nick Dunne in Gone Girl, leads us on a wild ride in this superb psychological thriller. Unger is at the top of her game here.” —Booklist (starred review)

Lisa Unger Blastoff Comics book signing www.nohoartsdistrict.comAbout Lisa

Lisa Unger’s writing is unique, inventive, and often experimental, her writing is impossible to categorize. She combines her extensive knowledge of the human psyche with an understanding of trauma and fear to create novels that have earned her a reputation as one of the most skilled practitioners of the psychological thriller around today. Throughout her 12-year career, she has walked the fine line between literary novels and commercial thrillers all the while hitting The New York Times bestseller lists and earning both critical acclaim and millions of fans worldwide.

Lisa's books have named top picks by the Today show, Good Morning America, Walmart Book Club, Harper's Bazaar, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Washington Life, Publishers Weekly, New York Daily News, Indie Next and Amazon (Top Ten Thriller of the Year.) More than 1.9 million copies have been sold in 26 languages.

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We asked our pal Jud Meyers, owner of NoHo’s Blastoff Comics, about the event and some things that are coming up.

Why did you choose Lisa Unger's new book for a reading at Blastoff?

Lisa actually suggested to Simon and Schuster that our store would be a great fit for a west coast premiere event. Gregg Hurwitz had sent Lisa to me over a year ago when she was still researching the book. Because the main protagonist is a graphic novelist, she was anxious to make sure the dialogue and syntax were as authentic as possible. It's something I'd never consulted on before and it was a lot of fun. I'm glad to say that the night won't just be about a reading. Another unique element of the evening is that Lisa will be joined by Gregg! Having two award-winning novelists doing an "Iconoclast" style talk where they interview each other about their writing process and experiences in the Crime/Thriller genre adds a whole other level of excitement.

Will you continue to do readings of non-comics /graphic novels?

Absolutely. We're selling more and more prose books at the shop, providing the neighborhood with an underserved product. We've reached a point in both mediums where readers don't really care whether a novel is "graphic" and accompanied by stylized art or if it's just words on a page. A great story is a great story and I think readers will always be interested in hearing the creators themselves discuss how they set about developing it.


Pssst. SAVE THE DATE!

Get ready for SATURDAY, MAY 2, North Hollywood! It's not only Free Comic Book Day (always a huge event for our city), but Blastoff will take over The Federal Bar for the 1st Annual BLASTOFF COMIC FEST! Stay tuned...

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We’re reading in NoHo! Head over to Blastoff Comics to get your comics and now also young adult books.

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We all know that Blastoff Comics in the NoHo Arts District is the go-to place for all things comics. We also know that they donate portions of their proceeds to various charitable organizations. Last month’s children.org drive was a success and you can see here who your contributions affected. This summer Blastoff Comics has added a special Young Adult reading section.

We asked Harley, Blastoff Comics manager, more about their Young Adult section.

“Over the last month or so I overheard some parents and kids in our shop, saying they wanted to read more "book” books. They especially seemed to have a curiosity for good Young Adult novels. All this got me reminiscing about my days of exploring through books. I remembered all of the amazing novels I'd read when I was young, and how they opened me up to new worlds and expanded my creative thinking. Then it hit me: why not share these amazing stories with my young readers? Let them find the same joy in reading that I once did, and still do.

While we are primarily a comic-book shop, we have always had a large and successful section for novels, and now we will simply be expanding that section. At the moment we have an amazing selection that includes zombies, science fiction, horror, time travel and more. For the Young Adult section we'll be adding a great selection of mainly fantasy novels, but we are mostly just focusing on good stories, as we always have.

If the response from our customers remains as strong as it’s been, you can expect it to stay a part of our shop and continue to grow.”

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Start reading, North Hollywood!

Blastoff Comics
5118 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, California 91601
818-980-2665

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