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Events at Isotope the comic book lounge. Included are unique events like Grant Morrison's International Guide to Living Fabulously, Eric Powell's Monster Mash-Up, Jim Lee & Lee Bermejo All-Star Opening, MC Chris performing live, Ed Brubaker Armwrestling, JH Williams Baccanalia, Brian K. Vaughan & Tony Harris Voter Registration Drive, Pine-am performing live, Steve Niles Zombiefest, Continuity Art Show, Warren Ellis Scotch Tasting, Watermelon Races with Andrew Boyd, Tom Beland Eisner Nomination Bash, Brian Wood Month, APE AFTERMATH
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DASH SHAW at the Isotope!

Join us and comic creating genius Dash Shaw in celebration of his latest book BODYWORLD from Pantheon

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Anyone who has ever met a member of the Isotope staff can tell you without a shadow of a doubt that we take our Halloween partying seriously. Which is why each year we hold our annual bash with the glam rock gods and goddesses of TRIPLE COBRA.

Who, or what is Triple Cobra? The biggest, the best, the most incredible pure sex confetti cannon blasting white leather and feather be-dazzled "Best Discovery At SXSW 2009" spectacle you may ever see! Click here and agree, the whole world should be this beautiful.

So once again we invite you to join us for a night of truly bringing the fun back to All-Hallow's Eve.

Thanks to costume designing skills of our very own Kirsten Baldock the Isotope staff continues to rock the San Francisco nightlife with an assortment of awesomely nerdy costumes year in and year out. And this year will be no different, this year we will be recreating in costume form the pride of comics' Silver Age... the single greatest comic book panel ever printed. You read that right... the single greatest comic book panel ever printed!

Be there.

Isotope, B-Minus, Triple Cobra & Jameson present: Halloween Monster Mosh '09
The Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St @ Van Ness
Saturday, Oct 31st
More info & advance tickets here

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Brandon Graham, the author/artist of one of the Isotope's favorite comics KING CITY, popped in today and delivered a truly gorgeous addition to our Comic Rockstars Toilet Seat Museum!

Not reading KING CITY?! Well, pardon us for saying, but that's crazy talk!

Check out a KING CITY preview here

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Indulge in this slideshow of amazing photos by the even-more-amazing Dyami Serna! Or click on through to see these gorgeous pictures fullscreeen here:

James Robinson & Isotope invade Bloomingdale's

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Friday, October 16, 2009

In celebration of the Alternative Press Expo the Isotope proudly presents a rare west coast appearance by Dean Haspiel!

This Brooklyn-based author, artist, and rockstar in cartoonist's clothing behind Eisner and Ignatz Award celebrated works like THE QUITTER, OPPOSABLE THUMBS, AMERICAN SPLENDOR, and THE ALCOHOLIC makes a rare West Coast appearance in honor of IDW Publishing's hotly anticipated ACT-I-VATE PRIMER hardcover, a collection of some of the best strips from the ACT-I-VATE webcomix collective. Come and meet the man... and witness live art as the one and only Dino can serve up!

See more Dean here:

Alternative Press Expo - Dean Haspiel @ Isotope
Friday October 16, 2009 at 7:00pm
Isotope Comics
326 Fell St. @ Gough
San Francisco

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Thursday, October 08, 2009

In honor of James Robinson and Mark Bagley's up-coming run on JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, the Isotope, along with our friends at Details Magazine and Warner Brothers, are taking over the entire second floor of San Francisco's legendary Bloomingdale's for a massive bash of truly monolithic proportions. Yes... you read that correctly!

Join us for an evening of cocktails, DJs, gourmet finger foods, and fabulous high fashion. Witness Christopher Nolan's screen-used Batman suit as well as the Catwoman, and Two-Face costumes straight from the silver screen. And best of all...

... come meet James Robinson, author of SUPERMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE, NEW WORLD OF KRYPTON, and STARMAN! And don't forget to pick up James and Mark Bagley's first issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA the very next week!

Isotope & Details Magazine Present:
James Robinson @ Bloomingdale's
Wednesday, October 14th 2009
San Francisco

6pm - 8pm
845 Market Street

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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

The Alternative Press Expo is coming... make your plans now for the most fun weekend of the entire year!

It's our biggest, it's our best, and it most certainly is our favorite. The can't-miss annual APE afterparty tradition with the Isotope and 1000 of your closest amigos!

Along with the Isotope's planetarily famous after-APE hospitality, we will once again be featuring the TOP SHELF HAPPY HOUR w/ Top Shelf Productions co-publisher Brett Warnock and his surprise variety of brilliant Top Shelf special guest stars from 8 to 9pm.

And let's not forget the single best reason to leave the house all year long, the awarding of the seventh annual ISOTOPE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MINI-COMICS at 10pm! This year's celebration will be featuring 2008's grand prize champion and rising mini-comics star Jonas Madden-Conner. Who will take home the most sexy (and dangerous) prize in all of comics?!

The Isotope's biggest and best party of the year with body-grooving tunes spun by one of SF's finest maestros on the wheels of steel, DJ Bearzbub. This party gets insanely crazy, but don't just take my word for it witness it for yourself, true believers. Bring your spare liver!

APE AFTERMATH 09 @ Isotope
326 Fell St @ Gough
8pm - 2am
Never a cover
21 and over after 11pm, please

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Saturday, October 03, 2009

The latest addition to the Isotope's Comic Rockstars Toilet Seat Museum is this glorious lid from Jonas Madden-Connor, the comic creating juggernaut who brought home last year's Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics.

Along with this great lid, Jonas has been hard at work on his latest Ochre Ellipse #3 (now in stock at your friendly neighborhood Isotope), stop in and check it out. In the meantime, point your browsers this direction for more Jonas:

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