One of the most singularly unusual television shows in the history of the medium, Wild Palms (obliquely referencing the Faulkner novel from which its title is taken) is an ultra-paranoid political thriller that takes place in world clearly reminiscent of David Lynch, whose own unique foray into television, Twin Peaks, concluded its broadcast two years before this was aired in 1993 and was an obvious inspiration for the dream like ambience on display here. It is important to keep Lynch in mind when watching this series, the 6-episode entirety of which is available on this low priced two-disc DVD, to fully appreciate and enjoy...
A Body Beneath collects DeForge's flagship title, Lose in a single, affordable volume designed with reading in mind. The release of this volume marks another milestone in the establishment of DeForge at the forefront of contemporary comics, as with its release the bulk of his corpus is now easily available, in this and two other volumes – 2013's Very Casual, also from Koyama, and Ant Colony, a hardcover released earlier this year by Drawn and Quarterly. To be sure, there are still plenty of obscurities out there that are worth hunting for, including recent anthology work in a variety of publications, three issues...
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A portmanteau film of three filmic adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe tales originally released in 1968, Spirits of the Deadis a must-see by virtue of its inclusion of the one-of-a-kind Toby Dammit, Federico Fellini's amazing adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's "Never Bet the Devil Your Head" featuring Terence Stamp; a crucial document of the era as well as an amazing cinematic experience. At long last, after the DVD debacle in which a French language print was used as...
Poetry Is Useless has arrived! Anders Nilsen's new 200+ page hardcover is chock-a-block with plenty of beautiful sketchbook scans mixed together with miscellanea in this sumptuous æsthetic free-for-all. We've only just taken our copies out of the box, and so don't have much to say yet besides, "Wow, nice!", but want to let people know that it's here.
We put together a quick preview, iuncluding eight full spreads, HERE. Take a moment to feast your eyes...
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GIlbert Hernandez enthusiasts, aficionados, completists and collectors have reason to celebrate the release of Comics Dementia. Here, collected in a single volume, we have over 200 pages of GIlbert's wildest and wooliest comics, drawn together from hither and yon in the comics firmament. Not for the faint of heart or weak of mind, the work here is where Gilbert cuts loose and lets you have it, right in the eyes! So, hold onto your hats! 64 stories in all!
It's hard to know where to begin with a work as remarkable as this. Originally published in six chapters in Love and Rockets: New Stories 3 & 4 in 2010 and 2011, it includes a flashback chapter titled "Browntown" that, in comic book parlance, could be said to be the – or, at least, a – "Secret Origin of Maggie", as readers are finally made privy to heretofore undisclosed primal scenes at the root of significant swaths of Maggie's personality and character. While it may be a commonplace to state that character is forged in the crucible of family, it is rare indeed to be given...
Oh, happy day! 240 pages of new (to non-Japanese readers) work by the manga master, Jiro Taniguchi, whose one-of-a-kind The Walking Man, is one of our all time favorites here at Copacetic. Of the six stories contained in this volume, all but one deal with variations on the "man vs. nature" theme. The first two, the titular lead off and "White Wilderness", are both derived (although, in the case of the former, it seems possible that the derivation is apocryphal) from the work of Jack London, and take place in the deep Yukon wilderness of a century ago. "Our Mountains" is also a tale of...
PIX 2016 is almost here! Go to pixcomix.org for info and all the latest news!
Also, PLEASE NOTE: Copacetic HQ will be CLOSED the day of PIX, as we will be at the show!
Also, there will be two Pre-Pix events on Friday April 1:
Bill Griffith fans will want to know that, in addition to his being a special guest of PIX 2016, he will also be doing a presentation at The ToonSeum the night before, starting at 7pm at Bricolage, a few doors down from The ToonSeum: 45 Years of Zippy the Pinhead: An Evening with Bill Griffith.
AND, running form 7pm to 11pm at Lili Cafe (downstairs from The Copacetic Comics Co.) it's The Pre-PIX Comix Reading Extravaganza! Here's a chance to get a jump start on the PIX 2016 festivities!
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