OK, here's a treat: the complete run of Krazy Kat dailies from 1934, reproduced full size, on high quality newsprint, in a chunky, horizontally formatted hardcover volume from IDW's Library of American Comics Essentials series. This is the same format as the two Baron Bean collections that IDW released over the last couple years, that we know at least a few Copacetic customers picked up. Recommended!
HC • B&W • 328 pages • 12″ x 4.25″
It's here! Five years in the making. Ganges #5.
Kevin Huizenga makes comics like no one else. He strives to bring the mechanics of consciousness to life in pen and ink on paper, in text and image, diagram and chart. One of his primary concerns is the representation of the temporal dimension in the spatial, in capturing and organizing the implacable flow of time from infinity to eternity to the here and now on the page, and that is the primary focus of this issue. He is aware that this is, ultimately, an impossible task, but attempts it nonetheless, knowing that this is what it means to be human. In this, the fifth issue of his series ...
2019 has now provided us with an embarrassment of riches: two deluxe hardcover Jaime Hernandez collections in one year! Here, a mere four months after Is This How You See Me?, we have Tonta, in all her glory (along with, of course, Viv and the rest of the clan). Tonta is yet another character that beamed down into our world from the Perfect Sphere of True Comics via Hernandez Teleportation Services, Inc. Debuting circa2012 (see below*) in a walk-on role, she now has her name on the marquee of a hardcover graphic novel. Who'd a thunk it?
Tonta was originally serialized in the pages of Love and Rockets: New Stories. It is presented here in a...
It's time for comics connoisseurs to crank up their cogitation once again, as a new issue of Ganges is in stock and on sale here at The Copacetic Comics Company. And the verdict? Kevin Huizenga once again delivers the goods! This time around we have the inner workings of an agitated mind – that of Glenn Ganges, to answer your question – at the edge of sleep, visually embodied as its own cartoon being, distinct and separate from – if in many respects identical to – the body housing this mind. All readers who have ever had a rough time falling asleep and have had their mind wander to and fro seemingly of its "own" accord will have plenty to...
This book presents the strongest of David Collier's work and is one of our perennial best-sellers here at Copacetic. It is filled with extremely engaging stories of the lives of minor, obscure and offbeat Canadian figures. Some of these are full fledged biographies, such as the fascinating account of Humphrey Osmond, the Canadian scientist who was an early researcher into psychotropic drugs and reputedly coined the term "psychedelic." Then there's the life story of Ethel Catherwood, the Olympic high jumper known as the Saskatchewan Lily, who ended up obscure and reclusive. A more tightly focused tale is that of "Grey Owl," an enigmatic...
Communism has, in the United States, served as a black mirror of Capitalism (and, yes, this mirror functioned vice versa, as well). It is onto communism thatcapitalism’s fears of its own unseen weaknesses, failures and flaws have, historically, been projected. With the collapse of the Soviet Union in1991, and the “victory” of capitalism, this mirror was put away up in the attic, where it has been gathering dust. Without it, the USA has to a significant degree lost its ability to see itself, and understand its subsequent transformations. But the USSR has not been forgotten! Here, in the pages ofMtsyry: Octobriana 1976Jim Rugg has dragged...
The cover image with whichthe collectedArt Comicfirst greets the eye,in juxtaposing Yves Klein’s “Leap into the Void” with Jeff Koon’s “Balloon Dog,” sends a strong, clear signal of what is in store for the reader, once they crack the cover. The protagonist’s leap here is made with an expression mixing equal parts of hope,fear and anxiety (with, perhaps, a hint of aggression), likely matchingThurber’s own feelings regarding the work’s central concern: the contemporary, NYC-centered, fine art world, and his experiences therein and thereof.
The story begins from the perspective of youthful idealism embodied by students attending Thurber’s...
Twenty-five years ago, inRaw, Volume 2, Number 1, Richard McGuire published a six-page work, titled "Here"*, and comics have never been the same since. Now, McGuire has expanded his revelation into a full length work, that, while it may be considered to fulfill the definition of graphic novel, is clearly something more besides. Years in the making,Hereis a meditation on time and its passage through place that employs the power of comics to concisely and powerfully convey their inextricable relation. ReadingHere, one is quickly gripped by a feeling of the uncanny. The realization that the precise spatial coordinates occupied by the room...
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