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Photos: Celebrate 20 Years Of Sailor Moon With 'Meatball Head' Art Show

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We've had some great themed art shows lately, from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Nicolas Cage. Next up is 'Meatball Head,' a Sailor Moon tribute at the popular Hollywood comic shop, Meltdown Comics. The great thing about these kinds of shows is that they're not only fun and unpretentious, but you get to see talented artists offer a new take on established icons of pop culture. Curated by artist Nico Colaleo, 'Meatball Head' will feature artwork celebrating two decades of the Japanese anime with pieces from over 85 110 artists. 'Meatball Head' itself refers to the English translation of Sailor Moon/Usagi's nickname, given to her for her hairstyle—the two small buns on the top of her head.

The reception on August 16 will involve Sailor Moon decor and backdrops for photos, plus free beer and wine. So, you could probably dress up, if you're currently suffering withdrawal from ComicCon.

Meatball Head. Aug. 16-24 at Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. Reception Saturday, Aug. 16, 7-11 p.m. Free.

Update, 4:30 p.m.: Since we initially ran this piece, the show has gained a more than a few additional artists. They now have work from over 110 champions of justice.