One of the great allegorical novels of the twentieth century, one which places the car at the center of technologically acculturated concsciousness, Crash is one of the definitive mile-markers of the transition from modernism to post-modernism. A novel in the grand tradition of science fiction cautionary tale, Ballard's clinically precise language is pitch perfect in the creation and presentation of a milleau in which human sexuality is channelled through an eroticization of the automobile in which the act of driving becomes the equivalent of love making which climaxes in collision. (fair warning: during...
No one has ever created better Christmas comics than Carl Barks. "Christmas on Bear Mountain" is more than just another Barks Christmas Classic, however: it has the added historical significance of being the story for which Barks created his most famous character: Scrooge McDuck – Uncle Scrooge to Donald and his nephews. Scrooge – obviously patterned after the character of the same name form Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol – was originally created simply as the dramatic foil for Donald and his nephews in this particular story that was originally released for Christmas...
This graphic memoir is one of the single most touching and heartfelt works ever produced in comics form. The story of the author's parents and, beginning about half way in, the author's own as well, Ethel & Ernest presents a beautiful miniature of a couple's life together that is at the same time a definitive tale of 20th Century working class Britain. Yes, the book is not free from sentimentality, but has anyone ever produced a work about one's own parents that is? and not only that, the sentiment in Ethel & Ernest is of the highest order. The only work produced in comics that is even remotely...
A fresh talent with an immediately recognizable style that Copacetic customers have gravitated towards, Jon McNaught continues to produce original, finely crafted work that will appeal to fans of Seth and Chris Ware, as well as – and perhaps more significantly – to those non-comics readers who appreciate an informed aesthetic sensibility but haven't yet been able to find what they are looking for in comics. McNaught came to comics from a print-making background and brings with him a well developed understanding of the strengths of a limited color palette. His solo works, Birchfield...
There is so much coming to Copacetic over the next couple months, that we're taking the unprecendented step of creating a Copacetic Events Calendar. Here goes:
9 (Saturday) Katie Skelly & Maghan Turbitt signing
23 (Saturday) Hip Hop Family Tree 2 Release Party with Ed Piskor
6 (Saturday) Dog City Comics and Maple Key Comics Double Release Party
24 (Wednesday) Michael DeForge & Simon Hanselmann World Tour
25 (Thursday) John Porcellino Hospital Suite signing & screening of Root Hog or Die, the John Porcellino / King-Cat Comics documentary film*
*PLEASE NOTE: The John Porcellino event will be held at The Harris Theatre, located at 809 Liberty Avenue, downtown.
ALL EVENTS BEGIN AT 7:00pm, unless otherwise noted.
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