Over the past decade, probably the single biggest frustration we've experienced here at The Copacetic Comics Company was the inability to offer customers the opportunity to experience the magic of Carl Barks in book form. This frustration was then exponentially magnified by the fact that at any given moment, nearly the entire body of work of the comics creator who was measurably the most widely read and consistently beloved in the history of American comic books was out of print! The influence on American culture of the Disney duck comic books Carl Barks wrote, penciled, inked and lettered for roughly a quarter century is...
Anyone wanting to get a feel for the "60s" art scene in Europe and how it intersected with the pop/camp axis emerging in the US, need look no further that this spectacular retrospective edition of Guy Peellaert's one-of-a-kind comics masterwork, The Adventures of Jodelle. Landing at an intersection of the lines emerging from Jack Kirby and Stan Lee's epic collaborations of the FF and Thor, the pop art of Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, and Jean Luc Godard's take on American culture, The Adventures of Jodelle was an instant smash on the continent that reverberated to the shores of the US as...
Here they are, at last under one cover: the tales of extreme alienation and deeply seated paranoia, of emotions replaced by systems and humanity crushed by its own technology, all leading to the inevitable crumbling of civilization, that ran in MOME between 2007 and 2011, including the masterful "Million Year Boom," about which we enthused on the occasion of its original release in MOME 11, "(It) will knock your socks off. It is probably the first wholly successful translation of the Ballardian (as in J.G. Ballard) narrative approach to science fiction yet achieved in comics form. This deeply...
WHAT: First meeting of the PITTSBURGH COMIC BOOK ACADEMY with Frank Santoro
WHERE: Lili Cafe, 3138 Dobson St. in Polish Hill Pittsburgh 15219
WHEN: Wednesday April 30th, 7pm to 9pm
Frank sez: "I’ve been wanting to try a “floating academy” for awhile now. This FREE event will be a simple hangout for anyone and everyone in the Pittsburgh area who wants to take comic book classes. I have tried to do this at Copacetic Comics upstairs in the same building but there are no chairs and tables - so I talked Lili Cafe into staying open an hour later than usual and we are going to try it out. I will lead a simple drawing exercise and we will talk shop."
**FREE** 7pm to 9pm - Wednesday April 30th.
Copacetic Comics Co. 3138 Dobson Street Third Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (map) (412) 251-5451
HOURS Mon-Fri: 11am - 5pm Sat: 11am - 7pm Sun: noon - 5pm
3138 Dobson St. 3rd floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
PO Box 301
Pittsburgh, PA 15230
(412) 251 - 5451