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Update #7

Commissions: 1 of 2

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2 of our patrons pledged $125 for a commissioned original drawing.

below is the first one, for Doug. (NSFW)


Update #6

Proof

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proof came in from the printer today....


Update #5

The Copacetic Connection

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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.

http://www.copaceticcomics.com/


Update #4

ARTISTS SPOTLIGHT Part IV

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Update #3

ARTISTS SPOTLIGHT Part III

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    Gratitude on behalf of all the artists involved.

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    DIGITAL: Digital download of book as a PDF file.

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    DIGITAL BUNDLE: Digital download of book as a PDF file, as well as a bundle of numerous solo comics by various artists featured in the book.

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    PAPERBACK: A copy of the paperback book. (International orders please add $10 for shipping, Canada please add $3 for shipping)

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    PAPERBACK PLUS: A copy of the paperback book. Included will be a bundle of comics, minicomics, zines, and art prints from various artists featured in the book. (International orders please add $10 for shipping, Canada please add $3 for shipping)

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    ART ORIGINALS: A copy of the paperback book, the bundle of solo comics, and a random piece of original art by Jeremy Baum. (for examples, go to madbaumer37.deviantart.com OR madbaumer37.tumblr.com) (International orders please add $10 for shipping, Canada please add $3 for shipping)

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    COMMISSIONS: A copy of the paperback book, the bundle of solo comics, and a custom original drawing, subject of your request, by your choice of either Jeremy Baum or Diego Tripodi. (for examples, go to madbaumer37.deviantart.com OR diegotripodi.deviantart.com) (International orders please add $10 for shipping, Canada please add $3 for shipping)

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