Miraculously, after two decades of less than stellar recordings, Iggy has managed a return to form here on this album, produced at age 65 and released close on the heels of his 66th birthday. This is doubtless due in no small measure to the return of James Williamson on the heels of the multi-year reunion of Iggy with the (almost) original Stooges line-up. The presence of the Ron and Scott Asheton was not enough to save The Weirdness. Ready to Die is another story, however. Backed by James Williamson on multiple-tracked guitars, Scott Asheton on Drums, Mike Watt on Bass and Steve Mackay on Sax (of which there is...
This startlingly well produced Big Book, the latest from the greatest full grown adult comics whiz kid, that literary minded artistic genius and graphic technician extraordinaire who possesses what could possibly be the most divided consciousness in a fully-functioning adult in the known world -- yes, that's right, Mr. Chris Ware -- collects material previously presented in the comics periodical Acme Novelty Library #7 & #15 (AKA Acme Novelty Big Book of Jokes #1 & #2 ) published by Fantagraphics, along with plenty of finely crafted, bruising new work with which it has been seamlessly integrated, all bundled together in an...
As the increasingly pervasive mediated reality in which we find ourselves here in North America, in all its ever-more-varying-(and dazzling!) forms, gradually gains ground in its encroachment on the natural reality that we had formerly, and throughout the entirety of human evolution, taken for granted, our sense of who we are and what constitutes appropriate behavior in the broad spectrum of human endeavor and social interaction, is undergoing a shift. Lucky for us, Dash Shaw is here to help us find our way with this insightful comics examination of the changes that are going on right behind our noses.
This One Summer is a finely nuanced portrait of pubescents at the dawning of their age of sexuality that will have readers slowing down if not stopping in their tracks to pause and soak up every line of this amazing work. The Tamaki sisters enter Hernandez brothers territory here, with their deftly characterized and deeply empathic portraits of each pen & ink participant in the drama that unfolds on these pages. There are echoes, too, of Charles Burns’s Black Hole, in the presentation of the protagonists' stumbling upon detritus strewn outdoor settings that stand as a synecdoche for ...
Yes, this volume does indeed collect Jaime's contribution to the first two issues of the latest incarnation of Love and Rockets: New Stories. BUT, God and Science is not just any old reprint. NO! It is an expanded edition with 30 (count 'em) new pages of material that expands several scenes, adds at least one new one, includes the covers to the apocryphal issues in which these stories are supposed to have originally appeared, and continues the story with an all new epilogue! Together this makes for a definitive revision of what is surely one of the most original takes on the superhero genre. ...
Teenie Harris's star keeps burning brighter and brighter, and is now shining high in a massive show of his work currently on display at The Carnegie Museum of Art here in Pittsburgh through April 7, 2012. Teenie Harris, Photographer: Image, Memory, History is the catalogue to that show and it goes a long way to revealing the amazing social, cultural and spiritual riches of Pittsburgh's African-American community. Anyone wondering what makes Pittsburgh special can find a large part of their answer of display right here. Anyone who can, should attend this show – there's still plenty of time to make...
In this, the twenty-first issue of cartoonist/illustrator/designer Seth's (almost) annual, Palookaville, we have another elegantly designed hardcover volume. Between the two embossed covers – which show Seth moving closer to Deco stylings – readers will find three "sections" containing: the continuation of the fourth installment of Clyde Fans; selections from the seventh and eighth volumes of Seth's "Rubber Stamp Diary", and the first forty pages of "Nothing Lasts", a tale taken from "Sketchbook 10." It pretty much goes without saying that this is...
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.
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