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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

April 27th 2010 (click here for more info)

 

   
 
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Thursday, April 29, 2010


If you've ever been to a Free Comic Book Day at the Isotope you already know how we serve up an extra heapin' helpin' of FCBD goodness, for you to get some true sequential art satisfaction, baby! And this year we've got a gut feelin' we will be quenching those uncontrollable urges, because we're featuring the 9 year old comic creating sensation Basie and truly SF's finest digital music jockey on the wheels of steel... the one, the only DJ Bearzbub!

Click here for a selection of some of the free funnybook goodies we will be dishing out this Saturday.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Join Us In Giving Up Some Real Love
For Our Favorite Places in San Francisco


San Francisco is truly an amazing city. It's a place where people go to pursue dreams, find their place in the world, and to make magical things happen. It's a place known throughout the globe for amazing restaurants, vocal activists, gorgeous places, and for quirky small businesses that can (and do!) actually change the world.

Join me, won't you, in celebrating the things that make this city so special. It isn't hard to see how important all these locally owned start-up restaurants, book stores, tailors, hair salons, chocolatiers, movie theaters, watering holes, shoe shops, and yes, even pirate supply stores are crucial to the DNA of what makes our city so wonderful.

Please do get your votes in for the Best of the Bay. As a small businessman I can tell you that those owners of those places appreciate your show of support with every fiber of their beings. I know we here at the Isotope most certainly do!

Here's a few of the Isotope's most beloved places to get you started... get your votes in now!
SF Weekly's Best of the Bay Reader's Poll

- James

PEOPLE & PLACES
"Best S.F. Person to Follow on Twitter" - @GavinNewsom
"Best Bartender" - Riel @ Sauce
"Best Chef" - Chef Ben Paula
"Best Drag Queen" - Anna Conda
"Best Neighborhood to Call Home" - Hayes Valley

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
"Best Blog" - Laughing Squid
"Best Local Rock Band" - Triple Cobra
"Best Place to See Live Music" - Thee Parkside
"Best Drag Show" - Charlie Horse
"Best Film Festival" - Noir City Film Fest
"Best Museum" - Cartoon Art Museum

SHOPPING & SERVICES
"Best Hair Salon" - Hair of the Gods
"Best Lingerie Store" - Dark Garden
"Best Men's Clothing" - Harry O Menswear
"Best Boutique" - Swankety Swank
"Best Place to Buy Vinyl" - Grooves
"Best Bookstore" - Borderlands Books
"Best Comic Store" - Isotope

BARS & CLUBS
"Best Dance Club" - Shine
"Best DJ" - DJ Bearzbub
"Best Club Theme Night" - Domingo de PiƱa @ Smuggler's Cove
"Best Cocktail Bar" - Smuggler's Cove
"Best Karaoke Bar" - The Mint
"Best Jukebox" - Lucky 13

EATS & TREATS
"Best Restaurant" - Canteen
"Best Late-Night Eats" - Sauce
"Best Seafood Restaurant" - Pesce
"Best Burrito" - El Tonayense Taco Truck
"Best Sandwiches" - Ike's
"Best Ice Cream" - Humphry Slocombe
"Best Indian Restaurant" - Chutney
"Best Coffeehouse" - Blue Bottle

SPORTS & RECREATION
"Best Bike Path" - The Wiggle
"Best Place to Skateboard" - Embarcadero
"Best Jog" - Crissy Field
"Best Giant" - Hank Pym

Voting ends on Friday, April 30 at 5pm so don't delay, get those votes in people!

SF Weekly's Best of the Bay Reader's Poll

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Thursday, April 22, 2010


Come celebrate the new darkly-exhilarating, mind-altering, genre-expanding graphic novel from comic creating genius Dash Shaw, BODYWORLD at the Isotope on April 27, 2010 7pm-midnight.

BODYWORLD presents a dystopian future in which the Hunter S. Thompson of botanists, Professor Paulie Panther, descends on the bucolic Boney Borough to research a newly discovered psychedelic alien plant that induces telepathic body-swaps when smoked. Shaw, the well-known comics visionary behind BOTTOMLESS BELLY BUTTON, THE UNCLOTHED MAN, and MOTHER'S MOUTH, bends the genre even further this time as his art dives head-first into the psychotropic experiences of his characters. Neither his characters, nor the reader will come out the same.

Come take the head-trip that is BODYWORLD with us!

Tuesday, April 27th
7pm-midnight
Never a cover.

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Saturday, April 10, 2010


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This was the Isotope's absolute favorite WonderCon weekend ever... and a goodly part of that is thanks to the several hundred of you who came out for our post-con bash with Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and Darwyn Cooke!

100 PROOF HEX was a Jonah Hex themed bash featuring great Hex glassware, our very sexy saloon girls mixing up amazing cocktails behind the bar, the sweet sounds of SF's finest DJ BearzBub, an introduction of the Isotope's micro-billiards table, and a thunderous "happy birthday" song for Dave Johnson at the strike of midnight.

Thanks to everyone for such a great time!

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Friday, April 09, 2010


POWER GIRL artist Amanda Conner blows all of our minds with this hilarious lid for the Isotope's world famous Comic Rockstars Toilet Seat Museum.

Click here to see more lids by your favorite comic creators... or stop in to the Isotope and see them with your own two eyes!

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JONAH HEX author Jimmy Palmiotti turns in an absolutely gorgeous addition to the Isotope's world famous Comic Rockstars Toilet Seat Museum.

Click here to see more lids by your favorite comic creators... or stop in to the Isotope and see them with your own two eyes!

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010


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Thanks to our amigos iFanboy, Bay Area Derby Girls, NorCal Pirate Frest, SF's Tiki Bars, all of you, and to my special guest host the Reverend Dave Johnson (100 BULLETS, PUNISHER, SUPERMAN: RED SON) for making this year's tour my favorite one ever.

And a special thanks out to Dyami Serna for providing the photographic proof with these great photos.

With just over 150 passports handed out, hordes and hordes of pirates, and my email in-box filled with the thanks of appreciative tiki bar owners... I honestly don't know how we're *ever* going to top this one!

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Saturday, April 03, 2010


Darwyn and Amanda combine their art styles with beautiful style for these glasses made exclusively for tonight's big 100 PROOF HEX bash!

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Friday, April 02, 2010


Get your passport to rum heaven with Dave Johnson tonight, 8pm at The Bamboo Hut!

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Thursday, April 01, 2010

OMG! Have you seen this?!

The Isotope and iFanboy have dropped some *serious* cash promoting our WonderCon weekend events... TIMES SQUARE! Surely this is the Biggest News in Comics!


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But THIS... this news is surely the Biggest News in the History of Comics!


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ON THE MOON, PEOPLE! THE MOON!

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