Posted by on 26 August 19:08 (28 days ago)
On or about November 1, 2023, The Copacetic Comics Company will be transitioning to an internet / web store / mail order business – BUT the shop on the third floor of 3138 Dobson Street will continue!  Longtime Copacetic stalwart Bill Wehmann, who has been helping out at the shop on a regular basis for over ten years, will be taking the helm.  Many a Copacetic customer will already have encountered Bill W. as he has piloted the shop on many days of its operation.  He is also a comics maker whose work has been sold at Copacetic for years, so some customers may know him through his work, as well.  
After the changeover, the shop at 3138 Dobson St., third floor, will be called Doomed Planet Comics, and the plan is to make the transition as seamless as possible.  Doomed Planet Comics will be continuing with largely the same comics stock currently in place at Copacetic, and, going forward, it will work to maintain the same focus on creator-owned, small press, self-published, handmade and locally produced comics.  A similar approach will be taken to the shop’s central selection of prose works (books) in fiction, non-fiction, art, poetry, classics and more.  On the other hand, as Copacetic’s sales of both CDs and DVDs have been vanishingly small for a number of years now, they will be largely phased out – making room for new items likely to be of greater interest to both current Copacetic and future Doomed Planet customers.  And Book Alley will be taking on somewhat of a new, as-yet-to-be-determined flavor.  
Crucially, Doomed Planet Comics will also continue to uphold the communicative, customer-centric ethos that has long guided Copacetic.  So, whether you’re looking for a particular item, a recommendation for yourself or someone else, would like to know whether or not an upcoming release will be stocked, recommend something that you think would be a good fit for the shop and/or place a special order, customers will be able to do the same in the future as they have in the past:  just talk with Bill.  While the person responding will be different, the desire to serve the customer to the best of their ability will be the same. 
Users of this website should notice little to no difference, as online interactions with Copacetic will continue as before, with no changes planned at this time, although the order fulfillment schedule is likely to shift somewhat during and after the transition.
Finally, Copacetic and Doomed Planet will be in regular communication with one another, and I plan to at least occasionally come in to run the shop for the day, to help Bill W. out, in turn.  I’ll still be around for awhile longer yet.  Thank you for all the years of supporting and participating in the Copacetic enterprise – and to those of you who have been to the shop in person, thanks for all the great conversations!
– Bill Boichel
Posted by on 26 August 19:08 (28 days ago)