The Copacetic Blog

Here is a blog where we will post our latest thoughts, news or other comments.

Jim Rugg @ Carnegie Library Lecture Hall - 7pm Thursday 23 January 2020 !!!

Posted on 08 January 18:01 (11 days ago)

Don't miss this chance to see Pittsburgh's own mega-talented Jim Rugg present on his latest work – and more!  He will be appearing at The Carnegie Lecture Hall in Oakland, at 7:00pm on Thursday, January 23.  And... it's FREE - to all those who have a Carnegie Library Card.  So, anyone out there who doesn't yet have a card, now's a good time to get one.  Should anyone reading this be unaware, the Carnegie Library system offers plenty of great comics, especially the Main Branch in Oakland, which has an amazing selection!


Holiday Hours

Posted on 28 November 14:11 (about 2 months ago)

Yes, 'tis the season and so... Copacetic will be open seven days a week through December (except for Christmas Day, 'natch).  Open regular hours on New Year's Eve, to give anyone who is interested one last chance to end the year on a good note.

Sunday - Friday: 11am - 5pm | Saturday: 11am - 7pm

New Year's Eve:  11am - 5:00pm


R.I.P. Tom Spurgeon

Posted on 14 November 20:11 (2 months ago)

Comics community stalwart, and comics news-site pioneer, Tom Spurgeon passed away on Novermber 13, at age 50.  Spurgeon founded The Comics Reporter in 2004 and piloted it for over a decade and a half, along the way creating arguably the most important online space for the dissemination of comics news and goings on in North America, enabling far flung and isolated comics readers to feel connected to the overall comics community. Prior to that he co-wrote the first serious biography of Stan Lee, and, from 1994 to 1999, was the editor of The Comics Journal.  Recently, starting in 2015, he had taken on the additional duty of Executive Director of Comics Crossroads Columbus (CXC).

Among many generous acts, he donated his extensive personal collection of small press, self-published and hand made comics (aka "mini-comics") to help found The Dylan Williams Collection at the Billy Ireland Museum

He will be missed.


photo by Rob Clough (we think)


Frank Santoro talk at the Carnegie Library – THIS Wednesday, November 6

Posted on 18 October 13:10 (3 months ago)

THIS Wednesday, November 6, Frank Santoro will be giving a talk about Pittsburgh, his highly acclaimed graphic memoir, at the main branch of the Carnegie Library in Oakland, from. 6pm to 7pm.  Free admission. Details HERE.  PLEASE NOTE: Advance registration requested (required?).


MAILROOM VACATION = Internet Order Fulfillment Delay

Posted on 06 October 17:10 (4 months ago)

PLEASE NOTE:  The Copacetic Internet Order Fulfillment Department (aka The Mailroom™) will be closed for vacation from Monday, October 7 through Tuesday, October 15.  As a result, all internet orders placed after 3pm Sunday, October 6 will not ship until Wednesday, October 16.   We apologize for the delay and the concomitant inconvenience.

The shop itself will remain open.