A propulsive page-turner, this premiere edition of Hip Hop Family Tree is but the first of five planned volumes chronicling the rise of Hip Hop from a low-budget entertainment staple of mid-1970s social gatherings in the Bronx to a globally embraced manifestation of the vitality of US culture. This is the real deal as only a comic book can bring it. HHFT has been serialized on BoingBoing since the beginning of 2012, but we are here to tell you that its crucial essence only arises in the physical form that has now been unleashed on world.
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W. Eugene Smith's Pittsburgh photographs are widely considered to constitute one of the greatest city portraits in the history of photography. Smith himself saw them as the central, pivotal work of his storied career, despite the fact that his ambitions for it were such that they were never fully realized. Over the course of three years -- 1955, 56 & 57 -- spent on and off in Pittsburgh, Smith made 17,000 photographs of the city in his attempt to push beyond the limitations of the photo essay and expand the boundries of the medium of photography to create a grand, unified work of art akin to a symphony or a novel. Editor...
It's here: the last piece of the Spiegelman puzzle. Co-Mix publishes an vast career-spanning array of Spiegelmania; taken together with the recently (re)published Breakdowns, it brings (back) into print the vast majority of Art's miscellanea: short pieces, comix, prints, New Yorker covers, etc. While the wide world knows him almost solely through his perennial best-seller, Maus, within the world of comics his influence has been felt more through the works contained here. This book serves double duty as the catalogue for the exhibition of the same name that was produced by 9eArt+ for the...
Join us this coming Saturday, December 7 to celebrate the release of the premiere issue of the the new Made in Pittsburgh comic book series, Bxtch Slap. Created by the Pittsburgh-based team of Writer + Clothing Designer,Mont and Artist/Co-Writer Asia , Bxtch Slap will focus on the lives and careers of "a group of fem-powered musical performers":
"Rae. Bb. Jak. Naomi. They're not your 'divas'. Not your 'honeys', 'vixens' Or 'sweethearts'. They're '&x#$@!', a superpowered neo-punk band hell bent on revolutionizing the music biz, INTEGRITY INTACT. But are they really ready for what they're getting themselves into? + Can they survive the SHITTIEST GIG EVER?!"
In addition, a selection of hand painted clothing will be available for sale. These are all unique one-of-a-kind items made especially for this event under the auspices of Thricegreat Apparel.
It all starts at 7:00pm at The Copacetic Comics Company.
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Copacetic Comics Co. 3138 Dobson Street Third Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (map) (412) 251-5451
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3138 Dobson St. 3rd floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
PO Box 301
Pittsburgh, PA 15230
(412) 251 - 5451