The Copacetic Blog

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

SPOOKY PARTY! Saturday 28 October

Posted on 17 October 21:10 (6 days ago)

Hold onto your hats, because from 7:00 to 9:00pm on the evening of Saturday, October 28, SPOOKY PARTY returns to Copacetic! On hand for this year’s party are: CMU alum, and globetrotting multidisciplinary artist, Juliacks, who is coming through town to celebrate the release of her category-defying work, The Architecture of an Atom, just released by 2dCloud; erstwhile Pittsburgh-resident, Blaise Larmee, who will likewise be premiering his new book, 2001, also from 2dCloud; the indefatigable Nate McDonough, who will – naturellement! – be premiering a new comics work; Dan McCloskey, who has returned to home base after a year of nearly non-stop traveling and adventure, just in time to finish up a short piece of comics that will premiere here; Nils Balls, who is, as we type, burning the midnight oil to get his latest project ready for the Spooky Party deadline; and… who knows who else might have a new comic to premiere? Be prepared!

House of Women Release Party w/ Sophie Goldstein – Saturday, October 14, 7pm - 9pm

Posted on 09 October 02:10 (14 days ago)

Please join us at Copacetic HQ, up on the third floor of 3138 Dobson Street, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on the evening of Saturday, October 14 to celebrate the release of Sophie Goldstein's new graphic novel, House of Women.  Ms. Goldstein will be on hand to sign copies and discuss her work – and to just hang out with the Pittsburgh comics crowd.  Hope to see you there!

Look for updates and details on the FB event page, HERE.

Kevin Czap at Copacetic, 28 September

Posted on 05 September 13:09 (about 2 months ago)

THIS Thursday, from 5pm to 7pm on Thursday 28 September, join us in welcoming Kevin Czap in celebrating the Uncivilized Press release of Fütchi Perf.

Kevin is stopping by on their way to CXC (Cartoon Crossroads Columbus), an amazing four-day event, more about which, HEREschdule of events, HERE.

 

Democratic Vistas by Walt Whitman

Posted on 26 May 15:05 (5 months ago)

Written 150 years ago, Democratic Vistas was Walt Whitman's vision of America, its meaning and its significance on the global stage.  As the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution form the basis of the government and legal foundation of the USA, with Democratic Vistas Whitman attempted to erect a spiritual outlook upon their foundation and as such could use a dusting off and a fresh look.  21st century Americans stand to gain a fresh appreciation of their country's meaning and potential.  Start in reading right now, below... 

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DEMOCRATIC VISTAS by Walt Whitman 1867-68; revised 1891

As the greatest lessons of Nature through the universe are perhaps the lessons of variety and freedom, the same present the greatest lessons also in New World politics and progress. If a man were ask'd, for instance, the distinctive points contrasting modern European and American political and other life with the old Asiatic cultus, as lingering-bequeath'd yet in China and Turkey, he might find the amount of them in John Stuart Mill's profound essay on Liberty in the future, where he demands two main constituents, or sub-strata, for a truly grand nationality—1st, a large variety of character— and 2d, full play for human nature to expand itself in numberless and even conflicting directions—(seems to be for general humanity much like the influences that make up, in their limitless field, that perennial health-action of the air we call the weather—an infinite number of currents and forces, and contributions, and temperatures, and cross purposes, whose ceaseless play of counterpart upon counterpart brings constant restoration and vitality.) With this thought—and not for itself alone, but all it necessitates, and draws after it—let me begin my speculations. 

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Continue reading Democratic Vistas with a downloadable PDF of the complete text, which may be found HERE.

The complete works of Walt Whitman may be found HERE.

Whitman around the time of the composition of Democratic Vistas.  Photograph by Matthew Brady.

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Dash Shaw w/ Frank Santoro – in Person on Tuesday 25 April

Posted on 17 April 21:04 (6 months ago)

On the evening of Tuesday 25 April 2017, Dash Shaw and Frank Santoro will introduce the Pittsburgh Premiere of Shaw's new independent animation hit, "My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea" at the Row House Cinema, located at 4115 Butler Street in Lawrenceville (15201).  Things get started with a live interview beginning at 7:15pm.  One night only. Seating is limited.  Don't miss it!

Learn more HERE.

 

also:

The indexing on our main "Search Copacetic" engine apparently has a few holes in it – primarily related to creator searches, so we've added this option to the front page, below.  

(You can also find this option – along with several others – on every category page by clicking (options) in the teal bar next to the category name.) 

Creator name

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Creator name will auto-fill options; just select the one you want then hit enter/return on your keyboard.  ALSO:  You may need to scroll up the page once results are returned.