The Copacetic Connection
The official release party for MEMORY will be held at Copacetic Comics Company in Pittsburgh, PA. This is an honor considering significance and history of the store in both it's current incarnation as well as previous one, BEM. Not just as a retail store, but as a cultural nexus.
Here is a link to the online version of Copacetic, where anyone with a marginal amount of interest in comics can easily spend hours looking up info on their favorite creators, reading all of the in-depth analyses of each book listed as curated by the owner Bill Boichel, or search through the mammoth resource known as "the links page".
Check it out: http://www.copaceticcomics.com/
"Bill Boichel saved my life." - Frank Santoro, Cartoonist (Storeyville, Cold Heat, Pompeii, The Comics Journal)
"Copacetic Comics is such a finely curated shop where you can easily take a gamble on anything and it will always be a rewarding experience. The store is like walking into the brain of Bill Boichel, the owner, and it's a good place to be. Having Copacetic as a resource has expedited my creative process and thinking by probably 5 years ahead of where I'd be without it." - Ed Piskor, Cartoonist (The Hip Hop Family Tree, WIZZYWIG, Macedonia, The Beats)
"Copacetic Comics holds a unique place in Pittsburgh's comic culture. More than just a comic book shop, it is an institution that provides support to Pittsburgh comic afficiando's and artists alike. Copacetic encourages and provides a showcase for comic legends, indie artists and emerging talent. The ToonSeum has come to rely on Bill and Copacetic for the expertise." - Joe Wos, Executive Director, The Toonseum
Above: Copacetic Comics Company owner Bill Boichel pictured with his daughter during one of the store's countless events supporting independent cartoonists.
Copacetic has been and still is a monumental pillar to the strong and ever-growing art movement of Pittsburgh cartoonists, as many of these independent artists can tell you what a pleasure it is to walk in to the store, ask Bill any question, and then sit back and relax as you get an in-depth lecture on the subject.
"Copacetic Comics Company. The Best place to buy comics. Forever." - Jeremy Baum, Cartoonist and Editor of MEMORY.