The Copacetic Blog

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Pittsburgh Zine Fair + Spooky Party!

Posted on 18 October 13:10 (4 days ago)

If you haven't already, mark Sunday, October 27 on your calendar, as that's the day of the 2019 PITTSBURGH ZINE FAIR!  This year, for the first time, it's being held at The Ace Hotel in East Liberty,  and runs from Noon to 6pm.  And, it's FREE and open to the public.

Check out this year's exhibitors at the Pittsburgh Zine Fair Instagram.



Then, on the following Saturday, November 2, from 6pm to 8pm, it's time for another SPOOKY PARTY at Copacetic Comics!  Once again, Nate McDonough and Tyler McAndrew have teamed up to produce a horror themed comic book to celebrate Halloween weekend, releasing it into the comicsphere here at Spooky Party – this year, we can look forward to... Rare Breeds!

Admission is free and open to all, and Rare Breeds is priced at a mere two bucks – for all those who dare to take it home...


Zine Fair art by Jason Lee; Spooky Party art by Nate McDonough.

MAILROOM VACATION = Internet Order Fulfillment Delay

Posted on 06 October 17:10 (15 days 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.


PITTSBURGH Release Party – with Frank Santoro – Saturday 5 October

Posted on 26 September 09:09 (26 days ago)

Please join us on Saturday, October 5, from 6pm to 9pm, as we welcome Frank Santoro to celebrate the release of his masterful, one-of-a-kind comics memoir, PITTSBURGH! This book has taken quite a circuitous route to finally be celebrated here in the city of its making:  initially published to much fanfare in France, in the summer of 2018, it was another year until its September 17 release by the esteemed publisher, New York Review Comics, since which date Frank has been touring fall festivals supporting its release.  Now, at last, we can join Frank and celebrate it here in Pittsburgh.  We hope you can make it!

In the meantime, take a moment to read Mike Machosky’s great piece on Pittsburgh for the Tribune Review.

And anyone so inclined can get some substantial background on the making of this book in Frank's just published interview with Caitlin McGurk in The Comics Journal.

Still here?  Then take a moment to watch this interview with Frank that is more or less an artist's statement; made at the 2019 Angoulême Festival.

Emil Friis Ernst Release Party!

Posted on 12 September 21:09 (about 1 month ago)

On Friday, September 20, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, please join us in welcoming Emil Friis Ernst, who is travelling all the way from his native Denmark to celebrate the release of his premiere graphic novel, Dr. Murder and the Island of Death (yikes!).  Be prepared for Emil to deliver a soliloquy in character as Dr. Murder, and then be among the first in North America to get their hands on his new work.  Refreshments will be served.

You can check out a preview of Dr. Murder and much more at Emil's site, HERE.

Pittsburgh by Frank Santoro: Pre-Order Special

Posted on 27 August 21:08 (about 2 months ago)

>>> Pre-Order Special UPDATE:  While we initially announced that all orders received before the street date would be eligible to receive this special offer, orders have run significantly higher than anticipated and we have now SOLD OUT of the number of copies equal to the number of Pretzel sketches that Frank was able to execute before going on tour to support the book.  THUS, PLEASE NOTE:  Copies ordered from this point on (13:00 EDT 11 September 2019) will receive only a copy of the exclusive 20-page interview zine, Talking Pittsburgh – stiill at no extra cost – but NOT the Pretzel sketch.  SORRY!!!  Pre-orders will ship within 48 of their release. <<<