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New for May 2019


SIRC

The Structure Is Rotten, Comrade

by Viken Berberian
, Yann Kebbi
The Structure Is Rotten, Comrade
 is, while fiction, very much a book about the contemporary Armenian experience.  It is simultaneously a fable about the wider post-Cold War era, during which the collapse of the authoritarian communist Soviet regime in the east has been gradually replaced by a global capitalist – here, largely European – enterprise from the west, which is here revealed to be, in its own fashion, perhaps no less authoritarian.  Yann Kebbi's colorful cartooning, playful, bordering at times on anarchic, perfectly captures the spirit of Berberian's deconstructive narrative in which the past is being continually destroyed by one side or the other to make way for a future that neither side has yet to build.  Readers completing this 300+ page work will lay the book down with a greater understanding of the dynamic social forces in play in our ever evolving world and an increased appreciation of Armenia's place in it all.

retail price - $34.99  copacetic price - $29.75



RU
Red Ultramarine
by Manuele Fior

Fior's early, 2006 work – published by Atrabile in France as Icarus, and by Coconino Press in Italy as Rosso oltremare (thence the English title) – has at last been published in North America.  Fior here starts out appearing to be following Blutch, to some degree, both in style and content in this tale that mines classical Greek mythology, but then switches gears, fusing it to the present via Goethe's Faust, and then presents the entire tale from a woman's perspective, making for an intriguing multi-layered take on the individual self's struggle to navigate the labyrinth of destiny. 

retail price - $19.99  copacetic price - $16.75




B


Bezimena
by Nina Bunjevac

Nina Bunjevac pulls out the stops in her first graphic novel for Fantagraphics.  Bezimena is an oversize hardcover volume printed in a stark and dark black and white that contains the finest work of Bunjevac's career (thus far).  Page after page of striking visuals take readers through a labyrinth of memory and imagination to share a tale of sexual repression and abuse that is by turns haunting, lurid and surreal.
retail price - $29.99  copacetic price - $25.75




OJ

O Josephine!
by Jason
The new Jason has arrived!  All new takes on walking and talking, singing and fighting, lying and stealing, loving and dying from the master of melancholy, O Josephine collects four graphic novellas by the master of deadpan comics.  This 176 page hardcover collection starts off with an auto-bio of Jason's trek along Ireland's Wicklow Way, which is more or less a follow up of his last release, On the Camino, and serves as a segue to the rest of the collection.  Next up is fantasy-bio, "L.Cohen: A Life," which tells the tale of Leonard Cohen's life, as Jason imagines it.  Next up, "The Diamonds," is a classic Jason noir.  The collection then closes with the title tack, "O Josephine," a complex tale that transports its readers through time and space in a playfully morose internalization of history.  "Wicklow Way" and "O Josephine!" are in black and white, "L. Cohen" and "Diamonds" are two-tone, orange-yellow and mustard-yellow, respectively.  Jason!
retail price - $24.99  copacetic price - $21.75



Cars
Science Comics – Cars: Engines That Move You
by Dan Zettwoch
Long time Copacetic fave, Dan Zettwoch takes a turn at bat in the (:01)First Second series, Science Comics, and hits a home run with Cars: Engines That Move You.  This book is equal parts science and science history, and the roadmap followed is one of scientific progress, one that goes all the way back to the discovery of fire and the invention of the wheel, up through the laws of thermodynamics and even a bit of rocket science, covering engineering, physics, chemistry, archeaology, paleontology and more, in the process demonstrating just how much of human knowledge is incorporated into cars and driving.  With Zettwoch in the driver's seat, however, you know there's going to me more – and there is!  Dynamic layouts accompanied by bold and brash lettering power this mighty engine of entertaining education.  Readers will also come across plenty of cultural asides (with a noted emphasis on the mid-west) incorporating his own brand of madcap humor – and, of course, plenty of his amazing cut-away diagram drawings!  120 pages of full color science comics, suitable for all ages.
retail price - $12.99  copacetic price - $11.75


LDKBUWM


Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me
by Mariko Tamaki & Rosemary Valero-O'Connell
Mariko Tamaki is back at First Second with a new young adult graphic novel, this time around in tandem with Rosemary Valero-O'Connell, who delivers some well paced comics replete with a feeling of openness. Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me creates a welcoming environment with a diverse and likeable cast of characters and puts them all together to tell a contemporary tale of young love, with a twist.
retail price - $17.99  copacetic price - $15.75



MM
Monks Mound
by Conor Stechschulte
Here's a surprise new release from Closed Caption Comics co-founder and PIX 2016 special guest, Conor Stechschulte.  Monks Mound looks and feels like it grew out of the same creative ferment that is currently nuturing his ongoing series, Generous Bosom.  Printed in dark blue-green/evergreen on cream stock, this 20 page short story interweaves two narratives:  the central ground narrative tells of two adult siblings spending the night at their mother's and as such offers a slice of life in these United States; the secondary, is, more or less, a guided, historical tour through the titular Monks Mound, an ancient Native American burial mound that recevied its present designation in the early 19th century after some Trappist monks settled nearby.  How the two interconnect is up to the reader to determine...
retail price - $34.99  copacetic price - $29.75



MU



Motel Universe
by Joakim Drescher
Joakim Drescher's highly imaginative cartooning pulls out all the stops in forging a science fictional visual interpretation of our current psychological state.  A misfit mash-up, part Henry Darger, Part S. Clay Wilson and part Fletcher Hanks all grafted onto a base of Mark Beyer, Motel Universe gives its readers a front row seat to a grotesque battle royale for America's soul.
retail price - $21.95  copacetic price - $18.75



Yellow
Yellow Yellow
by Mark Alan Stamaty
What's this – another early Mark Alan Stamaty classic reissued? Yes!  Before, Washingtoons, before MacDoodle Street, before even Who Needs Donuts?, there was... Yellow Yellow, the book where Mark Alan Stamaty first unleashed his pyrotechnically prodigious penmanship on the world.  The pages of this simple children's story overflow with hyperactively imaginative renderings of the urban (read NYC) environment, launching a way of seeing that has influenced a slew of subsequent works (Where's Waldo, anyone?).  Now, after being out of print for well over 40 years, it has been brought back into print in a sturdy hardcover edition by Drawn & Quarterly's Enfant imprint.
retail price - $15.95  copacetic price - $13.75


USKS


Uncle Scrooge, "The Mines of King Solomon"

by Carl Barks
It's the dawn of the Gyro Gearloose era, here in the latest volume of The Carl Barks Library, Uncle Scrooge: "The Mines of King Solomon." Yes, it's another 200 pages of classic comics from the mind and pen of Carl Barks, whose ambivalence towards technological advance is embodied in his creation, Gyro Gearloose, whose antics point out both the promise and peril inherent in technology, in a manner directly analogous to Barks's use of Uncle Scrooge in critiquing capitalism. Laugh and learn!
retail price - $29.99  copacetic price - $25.75



MKIA



Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder
by John Waters
Looking for a fun summer read?  How about the latest compendium of life lessons from the man who was waaay ahead of the curve, John Waters?  21 essays ranging from the shock of respectability to sex and death, with plenty on films and film-making in between.  Dip in right now with this excerpt from the book on The Paris Review and see if it might be for you...
retail price - $27.00  copacetic price - $23.75






ON
Oliver Nelson: The Complete Prestige Collection
by Oliver Nelson
These classic recordings span the years 1959 to 1962 and feature Oliver Nelson working with some of the greats of the era, including Roy Haynes, Kenny Dorham, Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Paul Chambers, Freddie Hubbard, Johnny Smith.  Oliver Edward Nelson (June 4, 1932 – October 28, 1975) was a technically dextrous saxophonist with excellent control and wonderful tone who could take off and really soar.  He was also a challenging and original composer, a thoughtful arranger and a capable bandleader.  The vast majority of the 48 tracks on the 4-disc box set collecting 8 LPs were composed and arranged by Nelson himself.  While Nelson ackowledged that his own approach to the saxophone was greatly influenced by John Coltrane, he was a singular composer whose work is too often overlooked.   The soulful, well constructed pieces presented here will amply reward repeated listenings and very much stand the test of time.
copacetic price - $13.75


And, even though it's not out yet, we want to let you know that we're offering a...

KEX
Kramers Ergot X - PRE-ORDER SPECIAL!
edited by Sammy Harkham
OK, it's almost here:  the long awaited return of Kramers Ergot!  Edited, as always, by Sammy Harkham, this time around Kramers will be a whopping 11" x 14"!  This amped up format presents 168 full color pages by a host of today's most copacetic cartoonists and comics makers, heralded by an eye-scorching cover by Lale Westvind!  Check out the contributer list:  R. Crumb, Dash Shaw, David Collier, Anouk Ricard, C.F., Jason Murphy, Blutch, Shary Flenniken, Johnny Ryan, John Pham, Ron Regé Jr., Simon Hanselmann, Anna Haifisch, Ivan Brunetti, David Amram, Helge Reumann, Frank King, Steve Weissman, Aisha Franz, Leon Sadler, Adam Buttrick, Archer Prewitt, Connor Willumsen, Bendik Kaltenborn, Will Sweeney, Rick Altergott, Kim Deitch, Marc Bell, and, of course, Harkham himself. 

PRE-ORDER SPECIAL:
  Reserve your copy of KE X now and receive a copy of BOTH Everything Together by Sammy Harkham and Mere by C.F. – a $39.90 retail value! – FREE!   ONLY 20 PRE-ORDER SPECIALS AVAILABLE.  Reserve one, HERE.  First come, first served.  PLEASE NOTE: This item is NOT yet in stock.  We expect to receive our copies sometime between July 1 and July 10.  We will ship out pre-orders within 48 hours of their arrival. 
retail price - $34.99  copacetic price - $29.75




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New for April 2019




WW
This Woman's Work

by Julie Delporte

Delporte initially planned this work to be a biography of Tove Jansson, but as it progressed it eventually morphed into the volume we now have before us, which is more about Delporte discovering herself through Jansson's life and work than it is about Jansson herself (in this way it is somewhat like Geoff Dyer's struggle with D.H. Lawrence's life in Out of Sheer Rage).  Jansson's presence is woven throughout, and represents a role model illuminating (Jansson, fittingly, lived in a lighthouse) a path for Delporte to follow. Yet This Woman's Work is primarily a meditation on being a (young) woman (artist) today.  Delporte's painterly approach to comics, combined with her exquisite color palette, work together to craft an extended treat for the eyes.  Each turn of the page brings a new pleasure (you can flip through a few pages, here).  While Delporte articulates a clear dissatisfaction with her condition, as a woman in a world that she perceives as over(t)ly masculine, and struggles to identify and embody a feminist stance within the narrative, it is clear that she has quite successfully embodied being simultaneously a woman and an artist in This Woman's Work.
retail price - $24.95  copacetic price - $21.75



ALien

Alienation

by Inés Estrada

Inés Estrada's self-published, six-issue, digest-size comic book series has now been collected in this solid 240 page softcover.  It is also herein printed in a moody blue-grey (grey-blue?) tone throughout.  Taking place roughly 40 years in the future, Alienation is a science fiction tale that posits a world in which people haven't changed all that much, but what constitutes reality has.  In the world of Alienation, perception is reality and it can be altered at will through technology, making for disconcerting shifts, some strange times, and plenty of great comics!  We posted a few pages for anyone who'd like to check them out, here.
retail price - $19.99  copacetic price - $16.75


Ch



Cherry
by Inés Estrada
And, while we're at it, here's Ms. Estrada's self-declared, "Adults Only Bad Girl Fantasy Comic."  A daydream that just keeps going is here brought to life in 40 pages of rough, ready and unputdownable comics.
retail price - $7.00  copacetic price - $6.25





Through

Through a Life
by Tom Haugomat

A poetic minimalist voyage through space and time – specifically the 70 years spanning 1956 to 2026, those years that coincide with the life of one man, who aspires to become an astronaut and, at his life's apogee, achieves his dream and is launched into space, after which he comes down to earth and lives out his days...  And, this life story is told entirely in bold tri-color illustrations that eschew black line entirely, in the grand NoBrow tradition.  This volume was originally published in France, however, translation was minimal as the work's only text are captions providing the temporal and spatial coordinates for each image.   Smartly printed in Poland on a slightly coarse, flat white stock, this 184 page hardcover volume is value priced.
retail price - $18.95  copacetic price - $17.00


ABC
Comics: Easy as ABC
by Ivan Brunetti

Comics may not just be for kids anymore, but, of course, they are still especially well suited for stimulating the construction of those neural pathways involved in decoding text and images, and linking them together in chains of meaning – aka learning! – all of which are crucial to developing kids' minds.  Even more importantly, many kids are naturally drawn to comics and quite a few actually enjoy making them.  What better way to keep kids out of trouble and get them in touch with their creative side than encouraging them to make their own comics?  And that's exactly what Comics: Easy as ABC aims to do.  Penned by noted comics educator and author of the staple of adult comics pedagogy, Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice published by Yale University Press, this new work by Ivan Brunetti presents comics as a most approachable form, and jumps right in to teaching its ABCs.  RECOMMENDED! 
retail price - $9.99  copacetic price - $9.25



Now6

Now #6
by Eric Reynolds
Here's the sixth and latest issue of Fantagraphics' ongoing anthology series featuring the best in contemporary comics.  Edited by Eric Reynolds, each issue is packed with short comics works of all shapes and sizes, varied in approach and all self-contained.  This issue we have:  Theo Ellsworth, Mariana Pita, M. Dean, C.J. Aguilera, Amandine Meyer, Aseyn, Tim Lane, José Quintanar, Veronika Muchitsch, Disa Wallander, Julian Glander, Jesse Reklaw, Zohar Lazar, Steven Weissman, and Nick Thorburn.  Cover by Koak.  Take a peek, here.
retail price - $9.99  copacetic price - $8.75



Smash



Smashed
by Junji Ito
Within the pages of Smashed lurk a baker's dozen of all new (to North American readers, at least) gruesome stories awaits – by the manga master of horror, Junji Ito; over 400 pages in all!  " Bloodsucking Darkness," "Deathrow Doorbell," "I Don't Want to Be a Ghost," "Library Vision," and more.  Get smashed... on horror manga!  Here's a brief preview from our Instagram™ feed. 
retail price - $22.95  copacetic price - $20.00




HoBS


House of the Black Spot
by Ben Sears
The new bargain priced full color all ages Double+ Adventure graphic album from Ben Sears is here!  The books in this highly engaging series contain fairly sophisticated stories, themes and sub-plots, yet are nonetheless appropriate for readers of all ages.  Scope out some spreads, here. Some of the material will go over the head of younger and less experienced readers, but there's nothing to harm or offend a young reader's developing sensibilities.  These are books for younger readers to grow into, and older readers to enjoy now.  It's win-win!
retail price - $12.00  copacetic price - $10.75



Scar

The Scar: Graphic Reportage from the U.S.-Mexico Border
by Andrea Ferraris & Renato Chiocca
This 40 page mid-size softcover presents readers with to looks at life on the US/Mexican border: the first, "A Night on the Border'" is set in Nogales, a city through which the border runs, with its northern half located in Arizona, and its southern half in Sonora; the second, "A Day on the Border," is set in the desert terrain of southern Arizona, along which the border wall – the "scar" of the title – runs for 262 miles, before petering out in the middle of nowhere.  Written by Andrea Ferris, who also supplies an Author's Note, and illustrated by Renato Chiocca in detailed soft pencil renditions.
retail price - $8.00  copacetic price - $7.50






N2The Nib #2: Family
edited by Matt Borrs
Better late than never, here's the second issue of The Nib, the print publication of the popular left-leaning comics journalism website of the same name.  The theme of this issue is "Family" and the highlight for us here at Copacetic are the two cover and three section-heading illustrations by Jillian Tamaki, all superb.  Here’s a look at what else you’ll find in this issue:   Nicole Georges interviews Alison Bechdel about how writing a memoir changed her family and herself. • Ryan Devereaux of The Intercept reports on a Brazilian father and son separated at the border, illustrated by Katie Wheeler. • Mathew and Jake New, a pair of twin brothers attend a twins festival in Twinsberg, Ohio, to report back on their findings. • Four queer cartoonists on how they are defining family for themselves—L. Nichols, Luke Healy, Robyn Jordan, and Archie Bongiovanni. • Features by Sarah Glidden, Mike Dawson, Maki Naro, Andy Warner and Eleri Harris. • Dispatches by Emily Flake, Matt Bors, Teddy Hose, Vreni Stollberger, Joe Decie, Chelsea Saunders, Keith Knight and Andy Warner. • Strips by Kendra Wells, Ruben Bolling, Nomi Kane, Matt Lubchansky, Jon Rosenberg, Gemma Correll, Joey Alison Sayers and Ben Passmore. • Stats by Olivia Walch, contributions by Erlend Sandøy and Sim Mau.
retail price - $15.00  copacetic price - $13.75


WB

The Book of Weirdo
by Jon B. Cooke
When Weirdo first premiered nearly 40 years ago ( > Good Lord, Choke! < ), it would have been hard to imagine it ever being the subject of a coffee table book, but times change!  Here we have a heavy duty, oversize, 288 page book chock full of photos, illustrations, and, of course, comics – entirely in black & white, natch' – edited, and largely written, by comics scholar Jon B. Cooke, with plenty of help from Weirdo alumni. In addition to covering the life and times of the magazine and its contributors – most notably, and centrally, R. Crumb – there are plenty of interesting asides to tangential issues such as Weirdo's connection to the Church of the Sub-Genius, its link to the creation of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. the influence of Bruce Duncan's Tele-Times, and much more!
retail price - $39.95  copacetic price - $35.75


FG


Foodgirls
by Lizzee Solomon
We finally got our hands on a stack of Lizzee Solomon's compendium of her best selling – and ineffable – Foodgirls™ postcards. This 8 1/2" x 11" squarebound softcover, presents all 46 of these unique  illustrations, one per page.  This volume's sub-title indicates that it can also be considered an "Adult Coloring Book."  So, anyone so inclined can go to town here – the paper is extra heavy stock, ready to absorb markers as well as crayon and colored pencil.
retail price - $15.00  copacetic price - $12.75







G46
G45


Grixly #45 & 46

by Nate McDonough
It's two-of-a-kind here at Copacetic, with a pair of Grixlys!  Each of these hot-off-the-press made-in-Pittsburgh comics is a 16-pager, digest-size and jam-packed with comics; 4 pages in full color, 12 in B&W, all firmly bound in a full color, cardstock cover.  #45 features, "Comic Shop 2019" and a handful of Instagram-formatted meditations on contemporary social interactions, along with a deconstruction of one particular anthology-submission process.  In #46 is packed with personal recollections and reminiscences, plus satire!  Take a gander, here Grixly!
retail price - $2.00@  copacetic price - $2.00@






$land



Moneyland: The Inside Story of the Crooks and Kleptocrats Who Rule the World
by Oliver Bullough
Ever wonder where all the money goes?  Oliver Bullough has the answer: Moneyland!  Read it and weep.  Recommended (if you think you can stomach it)!  Anyone intrigued can dive right in and read some of the precursor articles that were later incorporated – in revised form – into Moneyland, along with more recent pieces covering more or less the same beat, here on Oliver Bullough's archive on The Guardian (scroll down for the earlier articles that were adapted for inclusion in Moneyland).
retail price - $28.95  copacetic price - $25.00






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New for March 2019


AndyAndy: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol
by Typex
Typex's Andy: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol is a tour de force of comics biography.  It's 562 (silver-edged!) pages delve deeply into the life and times of its subject.  The work's central organizing principle is that each of its 10 chapters is conceived and designed as an individual issue of a comic book series, titled Andy
®, complete with it's own front and back covers (and, as an added bonus, each also comes with its own uncut sheet of collector trading cards!).  The chapters are chronologically arranged, with each tackling a particular arc of Warhol’s life and work.  Each of the “issues" in this series has been conceived and executed by Typex as a self-contained whole, intended to read one at a time.  Striving to provide readers with an immersive experience, each issue is drawn in a style and designed in a manner that work together to capture the feel of the period it covers, as well as the mindset of Warhol's artistic mode during that time.  Quite a trick!  Beginning with "Somewhere Over the Rainbow: 1932-1946" (set right here in Pittsburgh) and ending with "New York, New York: 1987", Andy (which has the sub-subtitle, "A Factual Fairytale") is a heavily researched work that provides plenty of historical detail and psychological insight at the same time that it makes for a highly engaging read.  The primary focus of Andy is on Warhol as a social animal.  The book’s thesis – if there is one – is that it was the people he surrounded himself with that largely determined the nature of the work he produced, and that Warhol's particular genius was in forging an artistic process that focused on his social-scene-building abilities in a way that incorporated – and formalized the channeling of – the energies generated by these “scenes" into significant, lasting and, crucially, marketable works of art.  The publisher has provided an all-too-brief preview HERE that will at least provide some idea of what's in store, but just barely.
retail price - $34.95  copacetic price - $29.75


ITHYSMIs This How You See Me?
by Jaime Hernandez
Jaime whips readers back and forth across four decades in this long awaited tale of Maggie and Hopey's reconnection at a punk rock reunion, and in the process asks – and answers – the question, "What are we today, but all our yesterdays?" While Macbeth was cursed by fate and living on borrowed time, and so understandably down in the mouth, Maggie and Hopey are ever in the present, ever linking the past to the future, and carrying us, their followers on the other side of the veil, along with them, and so are much more than the sum of what has gone before.  We are well aware that most Copacetic customers were reading this saga as it was originally serialized in the pages of Love and Rockets (vol. 3 #7 & 8 + vol. 4 #1 - 5), but for those who have yet to experience this, the latest classic from the mighty pen of Jaime Hernandez – and those who, while having already read it (perhaps more than once) nevertheless want to enshrine this tale in its own standalone, deluxe, debossed hardcover volume – here it is!  Catch up with Jaime in his latest TCJ interview, conducted by fellow Fantagraphics cartoonist, Katie Skelly, HERE.
retail price - $19.99  copacetic price - $15.99


Nobody's Fool

Nobody's Fool: The Life and Times of Schlitzie the Pinhead
by Bill Griffith
With Nobody's Fool, Bill Griffith at long last gives us the real story of the flesh and blood human behind his most famous pen & ink creation, Zippy the Pinhead™.  Here in this 248 page hardcover volume, we are given the scoop on the life and times of Schlitzie the Pinhead, the making of Tod Browning's Freaks, the film that immortalized Schlitzie and gave him his widest exposure, and much more, including the story of Griffith's own discovery of this unique figure and how that led to the creation of Zippy.  Griffith is clearly inspired by his subject and is in excellent form here. Readers can look forward to being treated to page after page of great comics.  Gain some insight's into where Griffith is coming from in this recently conducted official TCJ interview with his pal, Mark Newgarden, HERENobody's Fool is recommended reading for fans of R. Crumb and Kim Deitch, and, of course, to anyone who ever enjoyed Zippy the Pinhead!
retail price - $24.95  copacetic price - $21.75


SS2



Starseeds 2
by Charles Glaubitz
Visual vocabularies mix it up across generations in Charles Glaubitz's second installment of his Starseeds saga.  Jack Kirby meets Michael DeForge (and Patrick Kyle, Jesse Jacobs, C.F., Jim Woodring, et al) in this pulse pounding, power packed sequel to Starseeds.  Strap in and get ready for take off!  We've posted a preview on Instagram, HERE.
retail price - $29.99  copacetic price - $25.75



WIAatC
When I Arrived at the Castle
by Emily Carroll
Emily Carroll is back – with a vengeance!  When I Arrived at the Castle is a 72 page, graphic Gothic comics whirlwind in black, white and red.  Ms. Carroll has clearly been honing her craft and makes the most of the larger canvas offered by the 8 1/2" x 11" format of this work, employing the 17" x 11" spread as the primary visual unit and aiming for maximum visual impact each time the reader turns the page. Readers will be treated to one terrific composition after another.  When I Arrived at the Castle is a thrilling and sensual read.
retail price - $14.95  copacetic price - $13.75




JF

 

Jesusfreak
by Benjamin Marra, & Joe Casey

Joe Casey and Ben Marra employ a highly idiosyncratic reading of The Gospels to answer the question, "What If the 1970s Marvel Comics series, Master of Kung-Fu featured Jesus instead of Shang-Chi, but was still drawn by Paul Gulacy?"  Get ready for non-stop martial arts action accompanying mind-altering theological twists, all in the service of forging a comic book spirituality that links the mind, body and soul in this 60 page, full color, hard cover graphic novella from Image Comics. 
retail price - $17.99  copacetic price - $15.75




MacDoodle
MacDoodle St.
by Mark Alan Stamaty
It's been almost 40 years, but worth the wait.  Mark Alan Stamaty's legendary, Village Voice strip, MacDoodle St. is back!  The looooong out of print (paperback only) collection has now been reissued by New York Review Comics in a spiffy hardcover edition that includes seven installations of the precursor strip, "Garble Dee Goo" along with an all new, 18 page addendum, to boot!  Mark Alan Stamaty's comics evince a distractibility that borders on anarchy and leads to mayhem and even chaos, yes, but attention deficit, no!  Stamaty focuses on the details at the same time as his mind wanders all over creation (well, all over New York City) producing some completely original, highly engaging and hugely entertaining comics in the process.  Fans of Ben Katchor might find themselves feeling a familiar something now and again as they make their way through MacDoodle St. as that approach to the quotidian that is permeated by an effervescent, off-kilter and unpindownable sensation is present here as well, albeit in a much more frenetic form.   Don't miss this gem.  We posted a quickie preview on Instagram, HERE.

retail price - $24.95  copacetic price - $22.22

THC


Cannabis: The Illegalization of Weed in America
by Box Brown
Starting in the mythical past, then through India and Mexico and finally to the United States of America, Box Brown's latest comics compendium charts the history of Cannabis with a particular focus on how it has been stigmatized, politicized, and "othered" so as to be used as a tool in the maintenence of ethnic European (aka "white") cultural hegemony here in the States.
retail price - $24.95  copacetic price - $21.75




LRVLeaving Richard's Valley
by Michael DeForge
Leaving Richard's Valley
 collects all 475 installments of Michael DeForge's Instagram serial in a chunky, square, mirror-chrome-finished hardcover volume.  Leaving is an epic comics allegory that puts us in the mind of Anders Nilsen’s epic comics allegory, Big Questions – but only up to a point.  While both are lengthy meditations on a quest for meaning in life, and both involve a cast of sentient (and chatty!) animals as well as humans, and both take place primarily outdoors, in natural settings, there the similarities end.  Intriguingly, it is the shift in periodical comics delivery that is, at least in part, responsible for, at least some of, the differences
(Tracing the links between the original formats of these two series and their respective themes could be a fruitful endeavor, but too much of one to pursue here.).  When Big Questions was first created, the best available approach to serialization was in a series of individual comics, of which there were 15 (although the first two were more or less warm ups and not directly related to the narrative, and were collected only as the bonus section of the hardcover edition).  When DeForge set out on his journey of creation for Leaving Richard’s Valley, roughly a decade and a half later, he decided to serialize it as a series of daily Instagram posts, thus the square format of this book.  The posts/pages are primarily composed of four square panels, with regularly interspersed single-panel, full-page splashes.  For this hardcover edition, these posts have been “remastered” for print, to interesting effect.  DeForge is always up for a formal challenge, and serializing a lengthy graphic novel on Instagram was certainly a challenge!  With Leaving Richard’s Valley, DeForge has blazed yet another trail through the wilderness of comics.   And, of course, the focus and concerns of Leaving Richard’s Valley are entirely DeForge’s, having only nominal overlap with Nilsen’s in Big Questions.  DeForge here confronts – and ultimately demolishes – conceptions and perceptions of the independence of individual identity, demonstrating that all identities are interdependent and contain underlying family (parent/child/sibling/etc.) dynamics and that these dynamics will continually reassert themselves in any given situation; there is no escaping them.  Amongst these, there is the obvious, special focus on the tendency, in patriarchal societies, to revert to reliance on a paternal / “Big Brother” figure, embodied here in the titular Richard.  But, while DeForge asserts that there is no such thing as a self-contained individual identity that exists in isolation, he additionally asserts that no identities are permanently fixed, that while each of us posses physical, mental and psychological characteristics that are to varying degrees fixed, as our relationships shift and morph, so can – and will – our identities.  However, in our current consumer society, the variables in our identities tend to be sourced from the media and the marketplace, and as such are often designed with consumer exploitation in mind, engendering imbalanced power relationships and leading to the secondary, parallel theme of the work, namely, the difficulties, if not the outright impossibility, of attaining/achieving/embodying authenticity in our contemporary society, as currently constituted in a world of appearances largely derived from profit oriented enterprises.  In other words, there's plenty to chew on here. 
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New for February 2019



WTE2Worn Tuff Elbow #2
by Marc Bell
Marc Bell is back!  It’s the long awaited return of Worn Tuff Elbow! Actually, to be honest, given that the last issue (which was also the first) came out over 14 years ago, the truth of the matter is that we had given up waiting and had long ago been resigned to there being only the one issue.  So, it was all, “Lo! and Behold!” here at Copacetic when we caught sight of this second issue.  Seeing as 14 years is quite a stretch, we’re figuring that many, if not most, of the current readers of this space were heretofore entirely unaware of (what we can now correctly refer to as) this comic book series.  We trust, however that most are aware of WTE-creator, Marc Bell as it has only been a handful of years since our last fresh delivery of Mr. Bell’s idiosyncratic inkings in the form of his amazing masterpiece, Stroppy.  Worn Tuff Elbow #2 is a fine-tuned, hand-crafted grab-bag, an anarchic assemblage of pent-up pen & ink mayhem.  This plus-size comic book runs 36 pages, with a heavy cardstock cover, all crisply printed in Canada. It starts in black & white, but, unusually, gradually transitions to intermittent spot color and then through increasingly colorful pages on to full color – and then back again to black & white!  Along the way we are treated to “Coffee Shop Comics”, “Tinkle Test”, "Bologna Buffet”, “The Ten Eyed One Visits an Art Gallery”, “The Free Lunch”, "Monsieur Moustache and the Tale of the Bologna”, “Topless DaDa End of the World Comics” and more!  We will also get the chance to experience the full range of comic book accoutrements, including introductory acknowledgements, table of contents, shout-out page, and a letters page – although, in a surprise twist, the letters here are all from Marc Bell, preemptive responses to letters he imagines having received (Bonus fun fact: the longest off these is to Pittsburgh-Based, cartoonist extraordinaire, Frank Santoro).  It’s the return of Worn Tuff Elbow!

retail price - $8.00  copacetic price - $8.00


OSOff Season
by James Sturm
James Sturm’s latest graphic novel takes on the challenge of crafting a social realist narrative that is solidly set in the mainstream of the American novelistic tradition, and welding it to the visually expressive capacities of comics.  Centered on a married couple and extending out to include their school-age children, parents, siblings, peers, and then on to the community at large, Off Season provides a unique portrait of our times.  The classic American novelistic form provides opportunities to structurally integrate observations and commentaries on the interplay of forces that connect individual lives to the containing and sustaining society in which they take place, allowing each to be revealed in the other.  The primary axis of reflection here is of the Trump/Hillary split in the American psyche reflecting/reinforcing/extending national attitudes down into – or is up out of? – the marriage at the novel’s center.  The first thing that will strike the reader upon opening the book is, of course, Sturm’s decision to render all the characters in the book as anthropomorphic dogs.  The metaphorics  of this decision are hinted at in the narrative arc of the marriage being connected to the husband and wife’s shared hallucinogenic experiences.  Given the capacity of acid to transform one’s experience of normative/consensus/objective reality into a radically subjective/contingent sense of being, and then how this in turn reveals the fundamental mutability of our intellects’ processing and interpretation of sensory input – how something that at first seems strange and outlandish can quickly become accepted as normal – it might not be much of a leap to go from identifying yourself as a dog-person to becoming an actual dog-person, and then seeing the world around you as likewise populated.  The key here is not the fact that the people are dogs, but that what constitutes human identity is highly mutable and in a constant state of flux.   Representing the alterations of consciousness effected by technological advances and shifts in the political landscape is a very difficult task. The radical step of having people represented as dogs immediately signals to the reader that we are in a metaphorical space. This shorthand is a big part of what comics is all about, and highlights the fact that there are expressive options available to the creators of graphic novels that are not there for traditional prose works. Sturm, the founder and director of The Center for Cartoon Studies, knows this well, and in the pages of Off Season he provides an ample demonstration of some key advantages that inhere in his chosen form.
retail price - $24.95  copacetic price - $21.75



ACAngel Claws
by Moebius  & Alejandro Jodorowsky
Take a disturbing trip through the psycho-sexual side of Moebius, with Jodorowsky as your guide, in this fairly decadent, very European take on embodying masculine fantasies in feminine form –  if you dare!  The black and white, pen and ink drawings that make up this volume were, for the most part at least, originally executed between 1992 and 1994. Here, the process of composition was initiated by the drawings alone, which were done by Moebius in isolation.  He then shared them with Jodorowsky, who took up the challenge of forging a linking narrative (and likely provided the title); it's up to the reader to decide how successful he was.  While the work as a whole more or less falls into the category of Eurotica, Moebius is such an exceedingly talented artist that he has endowed the drawings with a hypnotic quality that hold the viewer's attention and demand that their significance be contemplated, which, we feel obligated to state, is not altogether without danger, as there are obsessive/compulsive and sado-masochistic elements present throughout. According to the afterword by Pablo Picasso's grand-daughter (!), Diana Widmaier-Picasso, Moebius burned all the original pages after the completion of this work, indicating that he was trying to purge this aspect of his being and thereby implying that he thought they were unhealthy or harmful.  You have been warned.  Please Note:  contains graphic sexual imagery; adults only. Also: will likely be considered highly sexist and extremely patriarchal by some, perhaps many. Thus: this work may perhaps most profitably be read in the spirit of researching European male sexuality.  The level of artistry displayed by Moebius here is spectacular, regardless of the problematics of the images thereby created.  The nature of the connection between the form and the content is the ultimate mystery it presents.
retail price - $29.99  copacetic price - $26.75

Survivors

Letter to Survivors
by Gébé
Trapped in a fallout shelter in a post-apocalyptic France, a family of four receives letters from the dead zone above, read through their air vent by someone in a hazmat suit who has bicycled to their location for that express purpose.  Originally published in 1981, when fears of nuclear apocalypse still weighed heavy (yes, the danger is as great as ever, but it seems we all have other things on our minds...), Letters to Survivors employs a post-apocalyptic setting to, on the one hand, challenge bourgeois complacency, and on the other, provide a meditation on living amidst the presence of memories of what was being (and now has been?) lost, as the self-determination of individuals and families is usurped by powers hidden in plain sight.  Un requiem métaphorique pour le mode de vie français.
retail price - $15.95  copacetic price - $13.75



B1Bubbles #1
Mr. Bubbles
Wow!  Bubbles is an honest-to-goodness, true-blue, old-school, comics-(and-manga)-fanzine. Running 32 magazine-size pages – with a 16-page, digest-size insert – Bubbles is a materialization of its creator's (creators') enthusiasm, clearly (a) serious fan(s).  Their self-effacing dedication is evident in the fact that they neglected to credit themselves anywhere in the publication (that we could find)! Here's what's in store in the first, jam-packed issue:

- In depth look at late 80s/early 90s alternative manga publisher Blast Books 
- Interview with Hiroo Yamagata (Translator of Hideshi Hino's Hell Baby) 
- Brief interview with Laura Lindgren (Founder of Blast Books) 
- Interview with James Hudnall (Translation assistant of Mai, The Psychic Girl) 
- Music From Nancy*** a retrospective, interviews with all 3 creators, Jesse Poimboeuf, Steve Sweet, Steve Cunningham,  w/ 16 page insert of a Program for Music From Nancy!
- Interview with Shades7000 (Creator of the Scanlation Group 'You're Welcome') 
- Short essays on comic book artifacts found on Ebay 
- Comics you should read (reviews of contemporary comics) 
- Translation of The Road Home by Kuniko Tsurita (from Garo #213)
***(watch HERE).
retail price - $6.00  copacetic price - $6.00



CUJComics Underground Japan
edited by Kevin Quigley,
Originally published by Blast Books in 1996, Comics Underground Japan was – and still is – a trailblazing anthology that provided most American readers a first look at the powerful creative ferment bubbling under the surface of the massive Japanese manga scene, many of which appeared in English here for the first time (and a few for the only time!).  In this anthology's 200+ pages, a dozen creators unleash their personal visions in a wide variety of graphic styles, ranging from brutally stripped down and simplified to painstakingly detailed, relating tales of humor, sexuality and violence, employing fantasy, grotesquerie and satire – sometimes all at once!  Gaining plaudits from the like of S. Clay Wilson, Gary Panter and Joe Coleman, Comics Underground Japan remains one of the best single-volume anthologies of alternative/underground manga in English translation.  Now, back in print!  Here's what – and who – you'll find:  "Hell's Angel" by Yoshikaze Ebisu, "It's All Right if You Don't Understand" by Yoshikaze Ebisu, "Steel Pipe Melancholia" by Masakazu Toma, "Future Sperm Brazil" by Takashi Nemoto, "A Love Like Lemons" by Carol Shimoda, "Selfish Carol's Summer, "Don Quixote #1 & #2" by Yasuji Tanioka, "Planet of the Jap" by Suehiro Maruo,  "Mary’s Asshole" by Hanako Yamada, "Volvox” by, "Bigger and Better" by Muddy Wehara, "Laughing Ball" by Hideshi Hino & "Cat Noodle Soup" by Hajime Yamano & Nekojiro.   Also, worth noting is the fact that while the cover is oriented in the western fashion, the contents are "unflipped" and read right to left – a forward looking compromise for 1996!

retail price - $14.99  copacetic price - $13.75


CoI

Cult of the Ibis

by Daria Tessler
Small press comics star, Daria Tessler, makes her Fantagraphics (well, technically, it's through their FU [Fantagraphics Underground] Books imprint) debut in this massive oversize hardcover.  Filled with page after page of detailed – and largely silent/pantomime –  cityscapes cum dreamscapes, through which her protagonist roams, seeking to uncover a hidden society and its secrets, Cult of the Ibis is a journey to the center of the mind.   Think Bimbo's Initiation reimagined by Kenneth Anger, and you'll start to get an idea.  Kim Deitch fans might want to go a bit out of their way and check this out. 
retail price - $29.99  copacetic price - $25.75




PT

The Perineum Technique
by Florent Ruppert & Jerome Mulot
The latest from the renowned French comics team of Ruppert & Mulot is, according to Fanta, "a contemporary meditation on seduction and intimacy in our era of hyperconnectivity. Playing skillfully with visual metaphor in lieu of sexual explicitness, Florent Ruppert and Jérôme Mulot invite you to follow them into a charged maze of emotional head games, as experienced through the subconscious of young romance." | Full Color (with color by Isabelle Merlet) | Hardcover | 8 1/2" x 11" | 104 pages
retail price - $19.99  copacetic price - $16.75




BB


Billie the Bee

by Mary Fleener
It's hard to believe, given the length of her career, how much work she's produced, and how influential she has been, but Billie the Bee is Mary Fleener's first "graphic novel"!  So, now's your chance to spend 120 pages in the company of an anthropomorphized animal kingdom as they romp through a continuous, single, novel-length comics narrative!
retail price - $14.99  copacetic price - $12.75






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Normal Girl
by M.S. Harkness
In this high-octane, 28-page, black & white (with black & gold cover!), digest-size comic book, M.S. Harkness blazes a trail through her mind – while washing dishes to SZA's title track anthem.  In the process clearly demonstrating that it's all about where your head is at; that the mundane can be transformed – perhaps even transcended – but that it won't happen by itself.  And that comics have what it takes to make it happen, provided you have the chops. 
retail price - $4.00  copacetic price - $4.00





SCSweet Little Cunt: The Graphic Work of Julie Doucet
by Anne Elizabeth Moore
By far the most substantial entry yet published under the Critical Cartoons imprint, Uncivilized Book's series of comics analysis, Elizabeth Anne Moore's Sweet Little Cunt provides fresh perspectives and important insight's into the life and work of Julie Doucet, the most significant North American female comics creator of the late 1980s and early 1990s.  Doucet's hard won, highly imaginative, idiosyncratic, absorbing, labor intensive, trailblazing, gender-bending comics for her personal (single-creator) anthology series, Dirty Plotte (Note:  for those unaware, plotte is French for cunt, allowing Doucet's series to slide under the Anglophone radar – and thus the title of Moore's book) were game changers in more ways than one.  Her imagination, degree of craft, size of output, and artistic fearlessness put her creative talent on par with the best comics being done during that time and conclusively cracked the alternative/independent comics boys' club.  A true original, Doucet explored – and contested – definitions of gender and mental health in ways at once humorous and scary, but ultimately empowering.  Anyone looking for an intellectual framework within which to better appreciate her work need look no further:  this is it.
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New for January 2019



CMThee Collected Cyanide Milkshake
by Liz Suburbia
We're starting the year off with a double-dose of Liz Suburbia comics!  Punk comics don't get any punker – or better – than Liz Suburbia's Cyanide Milkshake.  Small press publisher, Gimme Action has now brought the entire run* together in this spiffy 176 page softcover collection.  These are true comics.  Funny, sexy, insightful, energizing – and excellent!  The comics that make up Cyanide Milkshake – and all of Liz Suburbia's work – amply demonstrate her strong drawing abilities and firm grasp of the comics form.  Unabashed, raw energy powers strong confident lines in the service of well composed pages that flow together like a great mix-tape.  Born not long after Love and Rockets made it's debut, her work shows her to be an authentic heir – both stylistically and philosophically – of the original punk comics greats, the Hernandez brothers, extending their legacy into the next generation.  And while her work naturally shows the stamp of her artistic forebears, the uses she puts it to, and her artistic voice, are all her own.   RECOMMENDED!  (( *The story behind which is detailed in the all new 5-page comics-introduction that starts off the book. ))
retail price - $19.99  copacetic price - $17.77


EC1
Egg Cream #1

by Liz Suburbia
Wow!  The first issue of Liz Suburbia's new series, Egg Cream, is a knockout!  Her crisp, confident line in combination with artfully balanced blackspotting creates comics that come alive in smartly arranged panels filling one well-composed page after another – 96 pages in all – in this squarebound volume of all new comics work, printed just right in black and white on newsprint with cardstock covers, which we have been led to understand will be an annual publication.  Starting off with a hefty installment of the follow up, second volume of Sacred Heart, and concluding with the graphically advenutrous "Goth Ex GF," Egg Cream is easily the best new series yet seen in 2019!  Anyone unfamiliar with Liz Suburbia can get an idea not only of where she's coming from, but also that she is as strong and articulate in conversation as she is in her comics, by heading over to read this 2016 interview with her on Razorcake, HERE.
retail price - $12.99  copacetic price - $11.75


Y2018
Yearly 2018
by Andrew White
And, speaking of annuals, Yearly 2018 is the debut issue of Andrew White's projected ongoing series of comics annuals.  Weighing in at 72, full color, magazine-size (8 1/2" x 11") pages, it offers a substantial chunk of comics that will lead the reader through an engaging exploration of a significant amount of comics terrain.  The cover image, of a figure hovering, dreamlike, just above the ground amid a dune-like clearing with ruins silhouetted in the background, reaching down to the ground and touching it with a finger tip, suggests itself as a symbolic representation of White's approach to the comics that follow. The grid is in (nearly) full-effect here, with stories laid out in regular rhythms ranging from two to twenty panels per page. The issue contains five major pieces along with a sizable assortment of minor, short pieces.  The centerpiece is the tripartate "Ghosts," which takes up about half the issue.  This rumination on the presence of absence brought about by death as well as by the loss of abilities is the central statement of White's thesis as he weaves together a number of techniques while modulating their interactions:  a light black-line over strong color fields, the latter registering emotional temperature, which pivots back and forth along the scale by varying levels of yellow or blue being combined an omnipresent red, while, taken together, the interplay between line and color serves additionally to express the sense of spatial clarity experienced by the characters, which in turn serves to express the presence of absence; all this is overlaid by the grid, which shifts from 20-panel to 16-panel before dramatically shifting to 2-panel at the same time eliminating the black line.  In "Earth," the absent presence of telephone conversations is revealed through an ingenious graphic device, along with the ramifications of not being fully "there."  "Larsen C" attempts to open up a new mental space for imagining global warming by manipulating its temporal and spatial coordinates.  An excerpt from James Baldwin's novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain is provided with an intriguing visual adaptation.  Employing an eight panel grid throughout, with an almost complete lack of text, White has chosen to tackle visualizing a "vision." The representation of the external physical reality in which the vision transpires is set apart from the vision itself by the panels having lined borders, while those depticting the vision itself, are, fittingly, open.  On the narrative side, both the opening tale, "Ten Thoughts," and the closing 20-panel back cover piece, "Compiled," have a notably Borgesian air about them, perhaps indicating a future direction for the series.  On the visual side, while White's art has a host of precursors, incorporating numerous influences, as in much of his previous work, certain of Cezanne's techniques show through here.  Techniques and ideas employed by Frank Santoro, Dash Shaw and Warren Craghead are also in evidence, making for an interesting mix.  Here's to Yearly being indeed yearly for years to come!
retail price - $18.00  copacetic price - $15.75


VDVoyage to the Deep
by Sam Glanzman; introduction bv Stephen Bissette
This classic of the Cold War era has just been reissued by IDW in this 176 page full coilor hardcover.  Originally published  in 1962-1963 by Dell Comics, in a series of four 12¢ comics books, Voyage to the Deep presents a science fiction of tale of man-made climate catastrophe, which, in the context of the Cold War, is represented as originating as a commie plot from which a group of heroic American submariners must save us!  As Steve Bissette's in-depth, illustrated introduction explains, this particular theme was rooted in the then-widespread fascination with the nuclear submarines that also provided the impetus for movies such as The Atomic Submarine, and most germane to this comic book, the televsion series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.  What sets Voyage to the Deep apart, is the riveting  art by Sam Glanzman, whose spectacular depictions of catastrophic flooding are visually conflated with the end of civilization(s) to make for a unique reading experience.
retail price - $24.99  copacetic price - $21.75


DGAH1

Daygloayhole #1

by Ben Passmore
We've been carrying this series – which is now on its third issue –  in the shop for awhile, but perseveratewd about getting up here on the site.  But no more!  Daygloayhole is Ben Passmore's one-man show (with a little help from his friends and fans).  This first issue plunges us into the mire of a Nawlins-inflected, (post-)apocolyptic state of mind.  32 full (dayglow) color pages, with cardstock cover.  Letters page!  If you enjoy well drawn, irony-drenched, saracsm-packed, humorious action comics, then look no further – this is it!
retail price - $6.00  copacetic price - $5.40





E1


Ellipsis
by Cole Johnson
Spare, evocative, poetic, slice of life comics fill this 32-page, black and white, plus-size digest.  Cole Johnson has a fully formed comics voice that combines a concise line, an understanding of the space of a page, and, crucially,  a strong, organic sense of pacing.  These comics are a joy to read.  Check some (different ones) out online at http://johnsoncole.com .
retail price - $5.00  copacetic price - $5.00




RM
Rookie Moves
by November Garcia
Rookie Moves
 by November Garcia is a 20-page, digest-size comic book (with cardstock covers) that provides a window on the soul of the small press, self-publishing comics scene.  In these pages we are provided with a look at some of the social aspects of the scene in general, and an example of an instince of crossing the divide from consumer to producer, in particular.  All comics creators are first comics readers.  Many, including one November Garcia, are so inspired by the comics they encounter that they are led to aspire to become a comics creator themselves, naturally grvitating towards the ranks of those creators whose work most inpired them.  While this process/cycle holds true in practically all artistic endeavors, in the world of small press and self-published comics, the border between reader and maker is among the most porous, where readers who so desire will encounter little resistance, with people continually crossing back and forth.  In oither words, any habitué of the world of small press comics will find plenty to relate to here.
retail price - $5.00  copacetic price - $5.00


HO


Hideout
by Keren Katz, Ovadia Benishu, Omer Hoffman, Geffen Refaeli, Dan Allon, Hila Noam & Hadar Reuven
Hideout is a 100+ page, digest-size, full color, French-flapped, squarebound comics anthology, the third published so far by the Humdrum comics collective in Israel.  Check out this massive preview HERE.
retail price - $12.00  copacetic price - $12.00







TZTRUTH ZONE - Thee "Official" Complete Bootleg
by Simon Hanselmann
We have got a hold of a small number of these hand-assembled collections.  Each is stored in a one-of-a-kind hand-lettered box, depicted on lower left in the photo.  Each box set contains all 91 Truth Zone strips that appeared on Comics Workbook in 2012 and 2013.  These caustic – and hilarious – one-page strips are the comics that introduced Simon Hanselmann – along with Megg, Mogg, Owl and Werewolf Jones –  to his American audience.  These one-page strips are collected on individual, unbound plates, portfolio style.  Each box set also includes a booklet prepared especially (and exclusively) for this edition by Mr. Hanselmann, in which he offers his own commentary on each of the strips.  All are stored together in a unique hand-lettered, snap-close, vinyl portfolio envelope, depicted on the upper right, which fits snugly inside the box. 

LIMIT:  ONE per customer.
retail price - $60.00  copacetic price - $60.00

BLRW



Black Leopard, Red Wolf

by Marlon James
This just released fantasy adventure novel, the first of a projected trilogy, by the Booker Prize winning author, Marlon James, is getting a lot of attention and seems likely to be of interest to some Copacetic customers. James himself is an avid literary ecumenicist who views many academic categories dividing types of literature as promoting artificial distinctions between works that have more to do with their origins than functions. In  Black Leopard, Red Wolf he provides a demonstration of principles in a work that defies categorization.  Anyone who finds themselves intrigued by the above should take a moment to check out his far ranging comments in this recent installment of "By the Book" at the New York Times, and then, Michiko Kakutani's review of Black Leopard, Red Wolf, also at the NY Times.
retail price - $30.00  copacetic price - $25.75



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