Many years in the making, this long awaited work is Horrocks’s first graphic novel since his epochal Hicksville, published way back in 1998. Sam Zabel is more or less Horrocks’s pen & ink alter ego, and The Magic Pen is, at its core, a roman á clef in comics, but, intriguingly, a roman á clef that is primarily concerned with the author’s fantasy life as lived through the consumption and creation of comics. As such, this work manages to cleverly function as both an escapist fantasy and a meta-comics commentary on the nature of this fantasy and the role which comics play. This is, of...
2011 marked the culmination of a decades-spanning career arc as Frank Santoro found his art at the center of the 2011 Pittsburgh Biennial at The Carnegie Museum of Art, where he attended studio art classes as a youth. We are excited to at last be able to offer for sale copies of his 16-page tabloid newspaper comics work that was the highlight of that exhibit. In a signature Santoro move, Blast Furnace Funnies is a work of "High" (i.e., museum quality) art executed in the lowest of the "Low" art forms (a disposable newspaper); employing ephemerality to evoke eternity, he has here worked (in a form that often...
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...
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...
WOW!!! It's here and it's a dream come true. Founding editor of Comic Art magazine, Todd Hignite has given us an elegant, oversize, beautifully produced, 320 page hardcover book that takes you into the studio and collections of today's top independent cartoonists. Featuring tons (499, to be exact) of reproductions of the highest quality, depicting the original art, personal collections and physical environs of R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, Gary Panter, Charles Burns, Jaime Hernandez, Dan Clowes, Seth, Chris Ware and Ivan Brunetti side by side with extensive interviews with the creators themselves, this is a book...
PIX 2015 is coming. Don't miss it!
PIX is devoted solely to creator-owned, self-published, small press, and handmade comics, artists, books and other visual works.
PIX 2015 will once again be held at 10 S.19th Street in the city's South Side neighborhood, directly across the street from the South Side Giant Eagle shopping center.
Admission and parking are FREE and the event is open to the public.
The event will give Pittsburghers the opportunity to survey and sample a wide variety of works produced by the far ranging talents of independent comics artists, cartoonists and illustrators from around the country, with a primary focus on the flourishing Pittsburgh scene. Attendees will not only take in the works but also be able to meet and interact with the creators themselves.
More at: http://www.pixcomix.org
Be sure to check out the guest list at:
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