IMPORT • PRE-ORDER • NOT YET IN STOCK • pre-ordered copies are currentlyexpected to ship during July 2018 (limited quantity)
OK, all you comics aficionados and connoisseurs exhausting yourselves searching high and low for a comics work that will push the boundaries of the medium while stunning your senses and remaking your conception(s) of self, for a work that you can really sink your æsthetic, emotional and intellectual teeth into – you have reached quest’s end… almost. Frank Santoro’s Pittsburgh is a 224 page, beautifully printed and bound (by master printers in Latvia), full color (and what color!) hardcover published by Éditions çà et là in Paris, France (et, oui, c'est en français*).
This book is comics like you’ve never seen them before. Each spread in this work is a fully realized composition in-and-of-itself, and each is then carefully woven into a tapestric, non-linear narrative that manifests an intuitive mimesis of the emotional states triggered by memories, and – crucially – by the memories of others as they are shared and represented in turn, some of which are being recalled and recreated from second- and third-hand sources, showing how memories of others memories, and of yet others’ memories, are all located in adjoining spaces in one's own memory and when recalled come alive together in recreating and representing our subjective reality, aka life as we live it. This is painting/drawing as comics as drawing/painting, a singular work, years in the making and a lifetime in the gestating.
And – soon – it will be here.
Pittsburgh was published in France on 23 May 2018, copies were shipped to Copacetic immediately thereafter and are making their way here – on the slow boat – as we write. When will they show up? We’re not sure, but we expect them before the the 4th of July. Pre-orders will ship within 48 hours of our receipt of the shipment.
We ordered a decent quantity of these, but did so before actually seeing a physical copy of the book. Now we don’t think we ordered enough (we were right).
So, we are offering this pre-order to allow those who want to lock in their purchase now.
PLEASE NOTE: there is a limit of two copies per customer.
Will there be an English language edition? Yes, certainly, but when, we do not know, and it is hard to imagine any edition surpassing this one in its production values.
*Translation: and, yes, this book is in French (not English)