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Street Angel Release/Wrap Party w/ Jim Rugg • Saturday 3 November

Posted on 29 October 19:10 (about 1 year ago)

Join us THIS Saturday, November 3, from 7 to 9pm, to celebrate the release of Street Angel vs. Ninjatech, the final volume in this year's series of original hardcover Street Angel comics from Image. Jim Rugg will be on hand to celebrate the completion of this run, and, in addition to signing books and discussing his work, he will bringing along his latest batch of exclusive limited edition zines and more – PLUS he will be bringing a (very) limited number of FREE prints and posters – first come first served!

And here's a look at some of what you can expect to find on hand.

October = Copacetic Events!

Posted on 30 September 22:09 (over 1 year ago)

There are quite a few events lined up for October at Copacetic – and then, on top of that, there's the Pittsburgh Zine Fair!  

First up, on Monday, October 9, starting at 6pm, at Kaibur Cafe, downstairs from Copacetic: Come witness a live multimedia reading by Ezra Claytan Daniels (Upgrade Soul) and Ben Passmore (Your Black Friend, Dayglo Ayhole)!  Then, from 7 to 8pm (at least) join us and the rest of the Pittsburgh comics cognoscenti up at Copacetic HQ on the third floor for comics and conversation with the creators. And, yes, of course, their books can be bought – and signed – on the spot!

Next, a mere two days later, we welcome Matthew Thurber, as we celebrate the release of D & Q's deluxe hardcover collection of his hard-to-find, cult comics series, Art Comic.  And, this time around it's in full color!   So, please be sure to join us from 6:00 to 8:00pm on the evening of Wednesday, October 10. (And stay tuned for further details.)

Then, the following Sunday, October 14, it's the Pittsburgh Zine Fair, once again at the Union Project (801 N Negley Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206), from 2pm to 8pm. This event is free and open to the public!

The following Saturday, October 20, we will once again host the release for John Peña's annual collection of Daily Geology, from 7:00 to 9:00pm.  (Stay tuned for further details.)

And then we cap the month off with another SPOOKY PARTY!  Mark Saturday, October 27 on your calendar and prepare yourself for new comics by Nate McDonough, Bill Wehmann and more! Announcements pending...


Free Money 6 Release Party with Dan McCloskey! + Georgia Webber Workshop

Posted on 12 September 10:09 (over 1 year ago)

On Saturday 22 September, from 7:00 to 9:00pm Copacetic HQ will be the place to be as we celebrate the release of the long awaited sixth issue of Free Money after over a year's hiatus, with its creator, Dan McCloskey!

Then we want to let people know that Georgia Webber, author of the graphic memoir Dumb, just released by Fantagraphics, will be leading a workshop titled, "Drawing the Inside Out: Writing Comics for Yourself" from 6:00 to 8:00pm on Wednesday 26 September at Protoype, in suite #208 at at 460 Melwood (across the street from Pittsburgh Filmmakers, not far from Copacetic)

Advance tickets are required, but that their cost is a donation of whatever amount you choose.  Tickets may be had HERE, but please note:  as of this writing only two spaces remain!

We'll be on site selling copies of Dumb, but they are already in the shop if any one is curious.



Late Summer New Arrivals - Small Press

Posted on 13 August 10:08 (over 1 year ago)

We returned from vacation to discover a massive stack of boxes filled with comics – with an accent on small press.  Here's a look at some – with more to follow – starting with a look at a copy from our just arrived restock of Lale Westvind's amazing Grip!

New King-Cat!

New Comix Skool!

New Blammo!

New Ley Lines + 2nd issue of Zak Sally's Folrath

Premier issue of But Is It... Comic Aht?

2 new from Mapeche Studios + a NEW issue of Real Deal!

A BIG stack from Birdcage Bottom Books distro including new releases from Kilgore, One Percent Press, Retrofit/BigPlanet, Silver Sprocket

Copacetic Vacation Schedule #2

Posted on 23 July 21:07 (over 1 year ago)


1) The Copacetic Internet Order Department will be shut down from Thursday 26 July through Thursday 2 August. Thus, any order received after 5pm on Wednesday 25 July will not ship until Friday 3 August.

2) The shop itself will also be CLOSED on Monday 30 July, Tuesday 31 July and Wednesday 1 August.  Normal hours will resume Thursday 2 August.

Our apologies for the inconvenience – but that still leaves plenty of time to check out the latest summer new arrivals, such as...