The sub-title does not lie: this book isindeed chock full of tales of mischief. In fact, there are21 full color 6 page comics featuring Akissi & Co. getting into all sorts of trouble, both in their home stomping grounds in theYopougon neighborhood of Abidjan in Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)and out in the country at Akissi's nan and granpap's rural digs, where the natural world plays a larger part in the shenanigans. These are kids comics par excellence; think Dennis the Menace without the hyperbole. In Akissi, the world of childhood comes alive on the page: the zany antics, the interactions of children withtheir parents and peers, the...
Gilbert's follow up to 2013'sMarble Season,Bumperheadis another full-size, hardcover graphic novel fromDrawn & Quarterly, but it is much more than just a follow up. It's not going too far out on a limb to proclaimBumperheadGilbert's most fully realized work outside of theLove and Rocketscontinuity. He is in the zone here, playing to his strengths as a storyteller and artist as he relates life events, group dynamics and family to character formation and the Hernandezian Arc of Life. It's almost magic the wayBumperhead's players are broughtso vibrantly to lifethatthe reader comes away feeling that theyknowthe pen & ink people that...
Here it is, at last: a cosmic consciousness primer for kids. Inthese pages, Crane has stripped down his æsthetic to its core, crafting bold,optic nerve stimulating illustrations thatleapscales from the macroscopic to microscopic and back again, in dynamic andwildly colorfulimages that arestraight forward andimmediately,intuitively comprehensible.Taken together with the accompanyingsimple blocks of text, the series ofsequential combinations of images that make up We Are All Me unlock a latent power strong enough tolightup dormantneurons, leadingto new connections, and stimulatingspeculations, revealinga sense of wonder at creation capable...
Back in print at last, this classic memoir of Chester's high school obsession with Playboy Magazine disabused Hugh Hefner of his notion that Playboy was just good clean fun - but only for the five minutes or so it took him to put it out of his mind. Other, more engaged thinkers will hold onto this impression a bit longer. It's hard for most to realize in this day and age when the high school memoir is a major staple of the comics – or should we say, graphic novel – market, but when the comics that make up this volume, and its companion piece, I Never Liked You, were first serialized in the pages of Yummy Fur, they were like nothing anyone...
It's time to let the good times roll - with MORTON! Let's all join David Collier on a cross country (in this case, Canada) rail journey and experience old school reality before it slips into the history books. We will be conveyed along our journey by train, the most civilized form of travel. We will experience the journey via comics, the most suitable form through which to communicate such an undertaking. And our pen & ink guide will be David Collier, who intuits the precise perspective.
WOW! It's a dream come true for long suffering fans of the work of Alex Toth: over 370 pages of full color comics all scanned directly from the original 1950s comics published under the banner of Standard Comics in Toth's glory days of 1952 through 1954; and not only that, this 432 page softcover includes a heavily illustrated 30-page vintage interview with Toth from 1968; and, that's not all – there are also fourteen pages of notes by editor Sadowski (who, we must add, is also responsible for this volume's knock-out design and production) plus full color scans of the original black and white artwork for two complete stories (as well as a...
Edited, as always, by Sammy Harkham -- this time around with an assist by co-publisher Alvin Buenaventura -- this now seemingly biennial publication continues to live up to the promise made with the fourth and fifth volumes. The format follows that of the last volume: a flat matte finish (this time sans texture) flexi cover fixed to a sturdy Smythe sewn binding that holds the contents firmly in place. And what contents! Many of those talents that readers have come to associate with Kramers Ergot are here again, and have submitted work that is as engaging as ever. Sammy Harkham, C.F., Paper Rad, Marc Bell, Souther Salazar, Ron Regé, Jr.,...
A tour de force of comics formalism, John Hankiewicz's graphic novel, Education is a bolt from the blue. Hankiewicz's comics work is perilously difficult to describe, butwe're going to take a moment to get our thoughts in order here at Copacetic... andmake anattempt to back upour encouragementto any and all takers to tackle the challenge proffered byEducation,throughhighlighting its artistic virtues,as it is a work that will offer rewards more thancommensurate with the efforts made to come to terms with it.
On the purely æsthetic level of the drawing and, especially, the composition, each page is a gem of finecraftsmanship. Onthe level of...
Yes, 'tis the season and so... Copacetic will be open seven days a week through December (except for Christmas Day, 'natch). In other words, the shop will be open every day between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Sunday - Friday: 11am - 5pm | Saturday: 11am - 7pm
Christmas Eve: 10am - 1:30pm
PLUS – On Sunday, December 8, Copacetic will once again be a part of the Pittsburgh Holiday Book Sale. As always, we will be bringing a huge supply of books that we will have on sale all for the same bargain price. PLEASE NOTE: This year the Holiday Book Sale will be held at a NEW LOCATION: The Spirit Lounge, located at 242 51st St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201. Free Admission & free parking, plus, you have the added option of brunch in the lounge! The sale will run Noon to 5pm, as usual. And the shop will be open simultaneously, so you can hit the sale and visit the shop, should you be so inclined.
The Copacetic Comics Company
3138 Dobson Street – Third Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (map)
Mon: 11am - 5pm
Tues: 11am - 5pm
Wed: 11am - 5pm
Thu: 11am - 5pm
Fri: 11am - 5pm
Sat: 11am - 7pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm