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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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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

We're all about the art this week! With the jaw-dropping Warhol Live exhibit at the de Young Museum wrapping up this weekend (go see it while you can!), the amazing Nick Cave Sound Suits fashion-as-physical-manifestations-of-sound exhibit at the Yerba Buena, and the mobile street art fest that is Bay to Breakers... it's the right week to get your art on!

STORM - Superstar
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The Unwritten #1
Umbrella Academy Dallas #6
Captain Britain & MI-13 #13



Kirsten Baldock - Special Projects Director
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Umbrella Academy Dallas #6
Lockjaw & The Pet Avengers #1
I Kill Giants TPB



James Sime - Proprietor
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I Kill Giants TPB
Green Lantern Corps #36
Unwritten #1

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

(sigh) Sad to see one of the best series of the decade come to an end... but thanks for 100 great issues! Be sure to stop by the Isotope in the next seven days to get your last and only chance to witness Dave Johnson's original 100 Bullets cover art gallery show in all it's glory!


Cheers to the entire creative team. You make comics great.

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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Reverend Dave Johnson's original 100 BULLETS covers have never been hung anywhere before and, ladies and gents, you will see this gallery show nowhere else in the universe. Except right here, right now, hanging in the gallery of the good ship Isotope!








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Stop by and check 'em out, won't you?

Dave Johnson 100 BULLETS Gallery Show
February 28th - April 1st, 2009
Only @ the Isotope!
www.devilpig.com

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Friday, February 06, 2009


Kicking off a month long 100 BULLETS gallery show of Dave Johnson's original cover art at the Isotope with one hell of a huge bash. That's right... 30 days of 100 BULLETS covers will be gracing the Isotope's gallery, and we're launching it off in high style with Brian Azzarello and Dave Johnson.

If you've been to one of our events in the past you know how we do what we do. Not suggested to folks who don't like crowds.

21 and over por favor!

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Saturday, March 22, 2008


Going up in the Isotope's gallery as we speak!

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007




To follow up our wonderful gallery showings with JH Williams III and Charlie Adlard, the Isotope proudly presents the original art of Matt Silady's Homeless Channel.

Gorgeous!

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Friday, October 05, 2007


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The Isotope Communique is hosting a daily virtual museum of JH Williams III Batman original artwork. Read about it here or feast your eyes and see yesterday's art page here.

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Wednesday, October 03, 2007


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The Isotope Communique is hosting a daily virtual museum of JH Williams III Batman original artwork. Read about it here or feast your eyes and see yesterday's art page here.

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Tuesday, October 02, 2007


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The Isotope Communique is hosting a daily virtual museum of JH Williams III Batman original artwork. Read about it here or feast your eyes and see yesterday's art page here.

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Monday, October 01, 2007

To the person who bought this page of original art from Mister Williams... I am so envious of you!


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The Isotope Communique is hosting a daily virtual museum of JH Williams III Batman original artwork. Read about it here or feast your eyes and see yesterday's art page here.

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Saturday, September 29, 2007

On Tap For Tonight @ the Isotope
The Man, The Legend, The Artwork


Tonight is the night, my amigos... the Isotope becomes ground-zero for Planet Earth's only month-long original art gallery showcasing of every single slackjaw-inducingly gorgeous page and cover from JH Williams III's amazing panel-shattering Batman arc with Grant Morrison.

Meet the man, and maybe even score yourselves one of these original pages...


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The Isotope Communique is hosting a daily virtual museum of JH Williams III Batman original artwork. Read about it here or feast your eyes and see yesterday's art page here.

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Friday, September 28, 2007

I don't need to remind you again about tomorrow's in-store event with this genius of comic art, do I? Didn't think so...


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The Isotope Communique is hosting a daily virtual museum of JH Williams III Batman original artwork. Read about it here or feast your eyes and see yesterday's art page here.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007


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The Isotope Communique is hosting a virtual museum of JH Williams III Batman original artwork. Read about it and see more art here.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Isotope Brings a Feast for Your Eyes...
An Original Page Every Day for 36 Days


In celebration of the Isotope's month-long gallery showing of JH Williams III's gorgeous Batman original artwork (and in honor of #669 hitting on our new arrivals rack today) I'm going to be sharing with you readers of the Isotope website 36 days of glorious, glorious art!

These aren't high quality scans (far from it) they're fairly crummy photographs, in fact. I am of the opinion that no scanner or camera can truly do these pages justice anyway. Oh okay, I'll admit it... I really just want you people to stop in to my funnybook shop and see these pages with your own two eyes as they hang in our gallery from September 29th on through October 31st. And to attend the opening reception too.

Consider what you see here as an amuse bouche, bite-sized morsels of wonderfulness to wet your collective appetites. Those of you out there who are spoiler sensitive might want to avoid looking too closely. And with that I say... enough talk, let's bring on that art!


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Saturday, September 15, 2007


The Isotope is ecstatic to be ground-zero for Planet Earth's only month-long original art gallery showing of every single page and cover from JH Williams III's amazing panel-shattering Batman arc with Grant Morrison. Including the yet-to-be-published Batman #669! If you haven't seen these pages already I can promise you that your jaw will drop when you do...

Mark your calendars for our massive opening reception bash with the man himself on Saturday, September 29th. Starting at 8pm and going through to the midnight hour. And yes, pages of Mister Williams' beautiful artwork will be available for purchase!

Ahhhh... it's good to be part of the Isotope family, isn't it?

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Saturday, June 30, 2007

The Ever-Changing Sound & Imagescapes
of Brian Eno's 77 Million Paintings


It's things just like this I moved to San Francisco for in the first place, so if you're out at the Yerba Buena Center tonight you'll definitely be running into me!

You might know Brian Eno for his work producing the best albums Devo, The Talking Heads and U2 ever made. Or you might know him from his own body of great music. Or perhaps you know him for his talks at art universities. Or I suppose you might know him for his strange-but-true dilemma-breaking deck of cards. He's a pretty interesting guy, that Eno.

This weekend sees the North American premiere of this visionary's latest project Brian Eno's 77 Million Paintings. Conceived as "visual music" created through "generative software" is an exploration into the artistic medium of light and sound in a constantly evolving world of digitally-created flat-screen psychedelia.

If you're planning on attending this tempory art installation celebration, I'll be easy to spot in my red suit with my tall hair... spacing out with cocktail in hand in front of the 45 foot Projection Wall by Obscura Digital.

Brian Eno's 77 Million Paintings @ Yerba Buena Center
701 Mission @ 3rd St
Saturday, June 30th
www.longnow.org/77m

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Isotope Gallery Proudly Presents
Casey & Adlard's Brilliant Rock Bottom


What could be more exciting than seeing two favorite creators working together... and doing the best work of either of their lives? Because without a doubt, that is exactly what AIT/PlanetLar's Rock Bottom is!

And the original pages from this book are now hanging in the Isotope gallery for all who walk in the front door to enjoy. Click the photos to see them in all their large-sized glory.





Combining one of the true voices of our time Joe Casey, the author behind the beloved Wildcats 3.0, and the Eisner-nominated artist Charlie Adlard who brings The Walking Dead to life... even we were surprised by how profoundly powerful this quiet little tale of a man turning to stone is.

We encourage everyone to check out this book is, but you don't have to take our word for it, go ahead and check out all the great reviews and click the unlettered pages below for a preview.


More about Rock Bottom at the publisher's site.

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Monday, November 20, 2006

Robertson Delivers The Goods
In Sick Twisted Genius Fashion


If you're anything like us here at the Isotope, one of the things you'd love to have more of in your life is Transmetropolitan. Although the series ended back in 2002, we still break out the Vertigo graphic novels for re-readings all the time. Yes, we'd simply love to have more Transmet... and now, my dear friends, that is exactly what we have!

Allow me present without further ado the much-hoped-for next issue of the legendary Transmetropolitan series by the original creative team, Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson, which only exists as part of the Isotope's Comic Rockstars Toilet Seat Museum.

Mr. Robertson pulled out all the stops on this one, ladies and gentlemen, including "Spider's Live Feed Ass Cam," and splatter-marks in several nauseating shades under the lid. And, if you look closely you can see that, yes indeed, those are pills lodged in those dubious stains, true testaments to Darick's disgusting genius.

Here's Darick's seat, and for your convenience, Warren Ellis' script as well. Click the photos to enlarge:



Wanna see the inside, in all its pill-packed excremental glory? Click if you dare!

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