As the kids today might be prone to say, Meltdown Comics is made of so much WIN. The venerable comics outlet on Sunset Boulevard has made a name not only for its superb inventory but also its thriving sense of community, attracting geeks of all ages with in-store appearances, terrific art and comedy shows, and this weekend a wonderful event in conjunction with Otis College of Art and Design titled The Good Exchange. Drop by Chez Melt this Saturday for the culmination of a three-stage project by the college’s illustration department. Students will be on hand to swap, exchange and sell their artworks and promote “community, conversation, creativity and commerce.” (If you’re looking to score an early meister werk by the next John Cassaday or Alex Ross, be sure to bring cash, since it’s preferred.)

Sat., March 27, 3-8 p.m., 2010

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