Ben Templesmith @ Secret Headquarters comic shops are few and far between these days, but they’re out there. Los Angeles is fortunate enough to claim two of the best shops in the country – Golden Apple and Secret Headquarters.

Most shops can’t survive on new comic sales alone, which means they have to stock graphic novels, back issues and a good amount of crap (ie. toys and ‘collectibles’). To be sure, Secret Headquarters stocks an impressive supply of comics and graphic novels, but beyond that cleaves to a far more novel business model – it’s also an art gallery.

SHQ’s latest show, Poppycock! is an exhibition of the art of Ben Templesmith, who – according to the press release – is “the critically acclaimed Australian artist and writer responsible for various creative duties on titles such as 30 Days of Night, Wormwood:Gentleman Corpse and Fell among others.”

Templesmith will be on hand at the opening and challenges any visitors to “abuse me, attempt to drink me under the table, deport me etc etc. Lots of fun with whatever you guys do to Australians.”

Opening Reception: Friday, October 12, 2007, 8pm -11pm or longer.

Complimentary adult beverages will be served.

Secret Headquarters
3817 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026