The Abyssal Yawn #1
Bill Wehmann, Ed Steck


Hot off the press, it’s the latest Made-in-Pittsburgh release!  This full color 32 page comic book sports a card stock cover and is printed on high grade glossy stock throughout.  These heavy duty production measures were necessary to carry the weighty concepts that are herein delivered.  The Abyssal Yawn is a far-flung multi-dimensional science fiction tale in the tradition of Jack Kirby and Jim Starlin – think the Silver Surfer and Warlock – that took a detour through the meta-comics dimensions of Fort Thunder and navigated the Kramers Ergot force field with the aid of contemporary post-modern literary techniques and a bit of gage.  This unique comic book blend has been made available in a print run of a mere 300 copies.  Like anything this far off the beaten path, it’s going to take some time for the comics market to catch wind of it, but once it does, these won’t be around long – so make sure to check it out while you still can.  You can see more of Wehmann’s work, and watch The Abyssal Yawn come together (albeit in reverse, as you scroll down) at the Pacific Reverb Society Tumblr.

Now available at Copacetic:  http://www.copaceticcomics.com/comics/the-abyssal-yawn-1

The Abyssal Yawn #1
Bill Wehmann, Ed Steck


Hot off the press, it’s the latest Made-in-Pittsburgh release! This full color 32 page comic book sports a card stock cover and is printed on high grade glossy stock throughout. These heavy duty production measures were necessary to carry the weighty concepts that are herein delivered. The Abyssal Yawn is a far-flung multi-dimensional science fiction tale in the tradition of Jack Kirby and Jim Starlin – think the Silver Surfer and Warlock – that took a detour through the meta-comics dimensions of Fort Thunder and navigated the Kramers Ergot force field with the aid of contemporary post-modern literary techniques and a bit of gage. This unique comic book blend has been made available in a print run of a mere 300 copies. Like anything this far off the beaten path, it’s going to take some time for the comics market to catch wind of it, but once it does, these won’t be around long – so make sure to check it out while you still can. You can see more of Wehmann’s work, and watch The Abyssal Yawn come together (albeit in reverse, as you scroll down) at the Pacific Reverb Society Tumblr.

Now available at Copacetic: http://www.copaceticcomics.com/comics/the-abyssal-yawn-1

This coming Saturday, March 22:  PIX: The Pittsburgh Indy Comix Expo

This coming Saturday, March 22: PIX: The Pittsburgh Indy Comix Expo

drawingpower:

Jeremy Baum’s mind-boggling new poster celebrating the amazing guest line-up at PIX 2014!



Also, FYI:  PIX 2014 is a FREE EVENT; there is NO admission charge (donations to The ToonSeum will be accepted).

drawingpower:

Jeremy Baum’s mind-boggling new poster celebrating the amazing guest line-up at PIX 2014!

Also, FYI: PIX 2014 is a FREE EVENT; there is NO admission charge (donations to The ToonSeum will be accepted).
Mould Map 3 - NOW @ COPACETIC
edited by Hugh Frost & Leon Sadler
One of the most anticipated works of 2013 makes its debut as the first major (Copacetic) comics release of 2014.  The anthology’s declared theme is: “An exploration of the ways in which network technologies mediate our experience of each other and our surroundings.”  Fans of Kramers Ergot in specific and PictureBox publications in general will find much to engage them here in this 224 page, 9 Pantone colour anthology featuring  all new work  from 35 leaders of contemporary narrative art locked in struggle with the dominant cultural paradigms.  This struggle takes place in comics work of all stripes, from erotic embrace to violent rejection, from formal deconstructions to fun-filled fantasias.  Take a minute to peruse the contributor list:  Aidan Koch — Amalia Ulman — Angie Wang — Ben Mendelewicz — Blaise Larmee — Brenna Murphy — CF — Cody Cobb — Daniel Swan — Dmitry Sergeev — Gabriel Corbera — GHXYK2 — Hugh Frost — Jacob Ciocci — James Jarvis — Joseph Kelly — Jonas Delaborde — Jonathan Chandler — Jonny Negron — Julien Ceccaldi —Karn Piana — Kilian Eng — Lala Albert — Lando — Leon Sadler — Matthew Lock— Noel Freibert — Olivier Schrauwen — Robert Beatty — Sam Alden — Sammy Harkham — Simon Hanselmann — Stefan Sadler — Viktor Hachmang & Yuichi Yokoyama.  Then head over to the original Kickstarter site for the project, where you can feast your eyes on plenty of preview art and further details.

Mould Map 3 - NOW @ COPACETIC
edited by Hugh Frost & Leon Sadler
One of the most anticipated works of 2013 makes its debut as the first major (Copacetic) comics release of 2014. The anthology’s declared theme is: “An exploration of the ways in which network technologies mediate our experience of each other and our surroundings.” Fans of Kramers Ergot in specific and PictureBox publications in general will find much to engage them here in this 224 page, 9 Pantone colour anthology featuring all new work from 35 leaders of contemporary narrative art locked in struggle with the dominant cultural paradigms. This struggle takes place in comics work of all stripes, from erotic embrace to violent rejection, from formal deconstructions to fun-filled fantasias. Take a minute to peruse the contributor list: Aidan Koch — Amalia Ulman — Angie Wang — Ben Mendelewicz — Blaise Larmee — Brenna Murphy — CF — Cody Cobb — Daniel Swan — Dmitry Sergeev — Gabriel Corbera — GHXYK2 — Hugh Frost — Jacob Ciocci — James Jarvis — Joseph Kelly — Jonas Delaborde — Jonathan Chandler — Jonny Negron — Julien Ceccaldi —Karn Piana — Kilian Eng — Lala Albert — Lando — Leon Sadler — Matthew Lock— Noel Freibert — Olivier Schrauwen — Robert Beatty — Sam Alden — Sammy Harkham — Simon Hanselmann — Stefan Sadler — Viktor Hachmang & Yuichi Yokoyama. Then head over to the original Kickstarter site for the project, where you can feast your eyes on plenty of preview art and further details.

pixpo:

Feast your eyes on the amazing poster for PIX 2014 just completed by PIX Special Guest, Theo Ellsworth. 


Inspiring!


We are honored to be a part of a work by the one and only Theo Ellsworth!

pixpo:

Feast your eyes on the amazing poster for PIX 2014 just completed by PIX Special Guest, Theo Ellsworth

Inspiring!

We are honored to be a part of a work by the one and only Theo Ellsworth!

NOW @ COPACETIC!

>  edited by Hugh Frost & Leon Sadler  >  
One of the most anticipated works of 2013 makes its debut as the first major (Copacetic) comics release of 2014.  The anthology’s declared theme is: “An exploration of the ways in which network technologies mediate our experience of each other and our surroundings.”

NOW @ COPACETIC!

> edited by Hugh Frost & Leon Sadler >
One of the most anticipated works of 2013 makes its debut as the first major (Copacetic) comics release of 2014. The anthology’s declared theme is: “An exploration of the ways in which network technologies mediate our experience of each other and our surroundings.”

dirtydesk:

Hey everybody if you haven’t already seen my newest issue of Top of the Line check it out! You can order direct from Birdcage Bottom Books or ask your local comic shop to order it from them wholesale! Issue 3 coming out supper soon! keep an eye out!

- See more at: http://www.birdcagebottombooks.com/shop/top-of-the-line-2-the-sacrifice/#sthash.tDRLizU8.dpuf

birdcagebottombooks:

New in the Birdcage Bottom Books shop:

Daniel McCloskey’s “Top Of The Line #2: The Sacrifice”

Top of the Line by Daniel McCloskey is a monthly comic about a dude who fights garbage trucks in the post apocalypse. 

Issue 2 The plot thickens. Our child protagonist must stand up where the adults will not. For the first time he is the hero.

“Crazy stuff… Like manga morphing into art comics”
Charles Forsman  -Oily Comics, End of the Fucking World

“I like it. It’s like scrolling. I think you got it.”  
Frank Santoro [on the format]- Storeyville, Pompeii
 
7″ x 5.5″, 36 pages. $3
Full-color cover with b&w interior 

- See more at: http://www.birdcagebottombooks.com/shop/top-of-the-line-2-the-sacrifice/#sthash.tDRLizU8.dpuf

NOW ON SALE @ COPACETIC

drawingpower:

Attention Drawing Power Participants —

It’s official: PIX is back in 2014! While the overall purpose of PIX remains the same, many particulars are new this time around. Here goes!

New Date: We’ve moved PIX from the fall to the spring.

New Times: PIX will be a one day – and one night! –…

PIX Is Back!

2013 - The Year of Made in Pittsburgh

2013 had many highlights, but here at The Copacetic Comics Company the single most significant trend by far was that for the first time in Copacetic history, the majority of the year’s best selling works were made right here in town.  In fact, a whopping seven out of the top ten best selling graphic novels (in a loose, format & price based sense) were Made in Pittsburgh!  

HHFT   pompeii   

Here’s the list:

 *(MiP) = Made in Pittsburgh

1) Hip Hop Family Tree, Volume One by Ed Piskor  *(MiP)

2) Pompeii by Frank Santoro  *(MiP)

3) Very Casual by Michael DeForge

4) The Ship of Soiled Doves by Nils Balls  *(MiP)

5) Final Frontier by Tom Scioli  *(MiP)

6) Memory (anthology) edited by Jeremy Baum  *(MiP)

7) Heathen by Jeremy Baum  *(MiP)

8) Love and Rockets: New Stories #6 by Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez

9) Made Fun by Nate McDonough  *(MiP)

10) New School by Dash Shaw

11 - 15) The Blonde Woman by Aidan Koch,  Strange Tale of Panorama Island by Suehiro Maruo, Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life by Ulli Lust, Hand-Drying in America by Ben Katchor & Sunny, Volume One by Taiyao Matsumoto

Then in the comics category, Made in Pittsburgh made another strong showing here at Copacetic Comics Company (as does St. Louis, with four in the top ten!).

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1) Supermag by Jim Rugg  *(MiP)

2) Pittsburgh Port Authority Comix by Paulette Poullet, Nate McDonough & Nils Balls  *(MiP)

3) 3 New Stories by Dash Shaw

4) Capacity #8 by Theo Ellsworth

5) Redbird #2 by Dan Zettwoch

6) The Half Men by Kevin Huizenga

7) Sky in Stereo #2 by Mardou

8) Cut-Away Comics #1 by Dan Zettwoch

9) New Jobs by Dash Shaw

10) Copra #2 by Michel FIffe

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And, finally, in the publications about comics, there was no competition:  Comics Workbook Magazine #1  edited by Frank Santoro, Andrew White & Zach Mason  *(MiP)  outsold the next best selling publication about comics by over 10-to-1! 

So, it’s official:  2013 was the year of Made-in-Pittsburgh!

Here’s hoping the trend continues in 2014…

ttcatalao:

Simplicissimus 1896

Perhaps this goes without saying, but as there is no comment to this effect, we thought that at least some might miss this, so we’re going to make this HISTORICAL NOTE that the severed limbs (specifically the legs) form a swastika, and that even then, forty years before the rise of the Nazi party, the swastika had begun being adopted as a symbol of German nationalism.   http://history1900s.about.com/cs/swastika/a/swastikahistory.htm