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

Posted on 17 April 21:04 (11 days 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.

 

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PIX 2017 is THIS Sunday, April 9!

Posted on 05 April 18:04 (23 days ago)

Pittsburgh's premiere independent comics event is this Sunday, April 9.

PIX is devoted solely to creator-owned, self-published, small press, and handmade comics, artists' books and other visual works.

PIX will be taking place at a NEW LOCATION in 2017: The August Wilson Center, which is located at 980 Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh – directly across the street from The ToonSeum, where this year's programs will take place.  In addition, Comics Workbook will be running a series of workshops at the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, locatred around the corner at 810 Penn Ave.

Admission is FREE and the event is open to the public. And, as this year PIX is taking place on a Sunday, all public street parking is FREE!

PIX 2017 is a tripartate event:

Exhibition: 11am - 6pm @ the August Wilson Center 

Programming: noon - 5pm @ The ToonSeum

Workshops: noon - 5pm @ GPAC

The event will give Pittsburghers the opportunity to survey and sample a wide variety of works produced by the far ranging talents of independent comics artists, cartoonists and illustrators from around the country, with a primary focus on the flourishing Pittsburgh scene. Attendees will not only take in the works but also be able to meet and interact with the creators themselves.

Eveything you need to know about PIX 2017 (and more!) can be found at http://www.pixcomix.org

 
And that's not all!  On the eve of PIX  – THIS Saturday night – the Pre-PIX Party will take place at The ToonSeum, from 7pm to 10pm. This party is also the Opening Reception for the ToonSeum exhibition, "Hermetically Sealed: The Art of Ed Piskor."  This too is a FREE event.  Don't miss it! 
 
 

Michael Tisserand @ Point Park - 7pm Friday, March 31 - FREE EVENT

Posted on 24 March 11:03 (about 1 month ago)

 The ToonSeum presents author/historian Michael Tisserand who will discusses his new and acclaimed biography of legendary Krazy Kat cartoonist George Herriman, A Life in Black and White.

The event will take place on March 31st at 7:00 PM at Point Park University Library, 414 Wood St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. There will also be screening of several rare Krazy Kat cartoons, which date back to 1916 and are among the very earliest examples cartooning cinema.

Tisserand’s talk is co-sponsored by Point Park’s Department of Cinema Arts. It is free and open to the public.

 

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.) 

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R. Sikoryak at The Toonseum - Friday, March 17!

Posted on 06 March 17:03 (about 2 months ago)

Please join is welcoming the inimitable imitator, R. Sikoryak to The Toonseum , located at 945 Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh (15222), on Friday, March 17, from 6:00 to 8:00pm, to celebrate the release of the Drawn & Quarterly publication of iTunes Terms and Conditions (copies of which will be on sale; check out a PDF preview here).  At 7:00pm, Sikoryak will present one of his famous  Cartoon Slide Shows.  Don't miss it!

This event is a co-production of The ToonSeum and Copacetic.  

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Ronald Wimberly at Copacetic!

Posted on 07 February 16:02 (3 months ago)

Please join us from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Wednesday, February 22 to welcome Ronald Wimberly and celebrate his latest release, Black History in Its Own Words.  Wimberly will be coming through town straight from wrapping up his Graphic Novel Residency Exhibition at the Columbus Museum of Art (you still have a chance to catch it!). 

SPECIAL OFFER:  Every copy of Black History in Its Own Words purchased during the month of February (aka Black History Month) will include a complimentary copy of African-American Poetry: An Anthology, 1773-1927 (shown above), a collection of 71 works, chronoligically arranged from Phillis Wheatley through to Harlem Renaissance poets such as Claude McKay, Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen.  FREE  This offer will, of course, be in full effect during this event.  

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.