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10/28 Spooky Party! @ Copacetic Comics

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , on October 24, 2017 by 6GPress

7PM SATURDAY…

Hold onto your hats, because from 7:00 to 9:00pm on the evening of Saturday, October 28, SPOOKY PARTY returns to Copacetic! On hand for this year’s party are: CMU alum, and globetrotting multidisciplinary artist, Juliacks, who is coming through town to celebrate the release of her category-defying work, The Architecture of an Atom, just released by 2dCloud; erstwhile Pittsburgh-resident, Blaise Larmee, who will likewise be premiering his new book, 2001, also from 2dCloud; the indefatigable Nate McDonough, who will – naturellement! – be premiering a new comics work; Dan McCloskey, who has returned to home base after a year of nearly non-stop traveling and adventure, just in time to finish up a short piece of comics that will premiere here; Nils Balls, who is, as we type, burning the midnight oil to get his latest project ready for the Spooky Party deadline; and… who knows who else might have a new comic to premiere? Be prepared!

9/24 Pittsburgh Zine Fair @ Union Project

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , on September 23, 2017 by 6GPress

2-8PM TODAY…

The Seventh Annual Pittsburgh Zine Fair (PZF) returns to the Union Project (801 N Negley Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206) on Sunday, September 24, from 2 – 8pm. This event is free and open to the public!

Exhibitors:
The Big Idea Bookstore, Inc, Toi Scott, Christina Lee, Lumpo Art, Em DeMarco & Banyan Ouldage, Evey in Orbit, Laura PallMall, Anna Strain, Nikita Zook, Yung Mulatto, Nate McDonough, Lizzy Nolin Designs, Jenna Houston, Braddock Hills High School Creative Writing Class, Graciela Sarabia, Sophia Pappas, Cecilia Ebitz, Manchester Bidwell Corporation, Assemble Girl’s Maker Night, Tess Wilson, Bill Wehmann, Lizzee Solomon Studios, Haunted Meat, Kyla Kemmerer, Evelyn Pandos, Aaron Regal, MARK, Alecia Ott, Teach the Free Man How to Praise, Laura Salgarolo, Cynthia Lee, Laughing Redhead Studio, Jimmy Riordan, Paul Peng, Jordan gg Chu, Hyacinth Girl Press, Vanessa Adams, Nsai Temko, Maggie Negrete, Joshua Rievel, Martel Edwell, Anna Shepperson, Jerome Charles & Max Gonzales, Adam & Fred, Tall Flower Studios (Aaron Hayes, Ua Hayes, Yona Harvey), Sienna Cittadino, Lily Fulop, Katie Krulock, Stephanie Tsong, Jayla Patton, Vagabond Comics, Ryan Elizabeth, DBQ (Alex Lukas & Leah Mackin), Theora Kvitka, Nginyu Ndimbie, negi.space (Asia Bey & Mont Tucker), Terese & Ana Jungle, Mihalkotron, David Watt, Frenemy Press, Seth LeDonne, Annesley Williams, Melissa Rogers, Jennifer Lisa, S & J Comics (Jamie Straw & Sara Cole), City Slicker Press, Hell Yeah Design, AIR: Artists Image Resource, Karen’s Book Row, Marina Fec, Lauren Bailey, Girls Rock! Pittsburgh, The Copacetic Comics Company, Nils Balls, Pittsburgh Comics Salon, Feminist Zine Fest Pittsburgh, Black Unicorn: Library and Archives Project, Steely Gayze, Cowboy House
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As part of RADical Days, Union Project’s Hands-on Ceramics Workshop runs from 2-5 pm during the Pittsburgh Zine Fair.

Explore words and language while creating with clay in a free, all-ages, drop-in workshop in the ceramics studio before or after you check out locally-created zines, comics, and chapbooks at the 7th Annual Pittsburgh Zine Fair.

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Since its debut at AIR: Artists Image Resource in 2011, the PZF has attracted a diverse group of artists, writers and activists from across the region whose content may vary but the format remains the same- the zine. An icon of DIY ethos and radical info sharing, the zine decentralizes media and vaults individual expression while remaining inexpensive.

Karen Lillis says,

It’s that time of year again, the Seventh Annual Pittsburgh Zine Fair is tomorrow, Sunday afternoon, September 24th. Over sixty (60+) vendors will pop up at the Union Project in Highland Park/Pittsburgh, and I’ll be there with zines, micro press, and small press literature selections. I’m also recreating last year’s success, the Memoir Table. Please come browse! There are so many cool artists, writers, librarians, & booksellers to take in. This vibrant event is free and includes FOOD TRUCKS.

2/11 Northside Comics Creators w/ Nils Balls & Dan McCloskey @ Penn Brewery

Posted in Events, New Releases with tags , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2016 by 6GPress

THIS THURSDAY…

Northside cartoonists, Nils Balls and Daniel McCloskey, will be selling books and artwork at their neighborhood microbrewery. Meet the artists, share some pints, get them to draw stuff or ink with them.

The Northside Chronicle has a nice article about these goofballs too.

12/12 Babyland Holiday Sale & Party + Candy Cane Boys @ Copacetic

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2015 by 6GPress

THIS SATURDAY IN POLISH HILL…

Karen Lillis & Small Press Pittsburgh will be vending – hit them up!

ALSO…

5/21 TNY Presents @ ModernFormations

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , on May 20, 2015 by 6GPress

TOMORROW…

Two local comics artists help close out the season for the TNY Presents reading series. One of them is Daniel McCloskey, known for founding the Cyberpunk Apocalypse writers’ residency, but a prolific artist and writer in his own right. He’ll present the fifth installment in his original series America’s Lesser Known Predators, each written specifically for a local reading event. McCloskey is joined at ModernFormations Gallery by comics artist Nils Balls and writers Caitlin Bender and Adrienne Jouver. BO 8 p.m. 4919 Penn Ave., Garfield. $5 (free with potluck contribution). www.modernformations.com

http://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/short-list-may-20-26/Content?oid=1826978

 

3/31 The Haven Presents: Sports @ Nico’s Recovery Room

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2015 by 6GPress

TONIGHT at 8PM…

Nils Balls
Mike Carretta
Holly Coleman
Al Faler
Danny Fenner
Scott Silsbe
Jess Simms
& Carolyne Whelan

will perform works in the key of sports. No image b/c slow wifi will have none of it, but here’s the Fascbook event.

9/28 Necrofeels @ Smithfield Cemetery & Pittsburgh Zine Fair @ The Union Project

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2014 by 6GPress

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TODAY at 5pm, Jason Baldinger & John Menesini will perform poems for the living & the dead. If you can find “a large cross & a large shade tree overlooking Forbes Ave.” you can find them.

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& don’t miss the

Karen Lillis says,

The Small Press Pittsburgh bookstand will be at the Pittsburgh Zine Fair next Sunday Sept 28 from 2-8pm (Highland Park). Lots of new books, including a section of Feminist Fiction!

Other usual suspect vendors include Nate McDonough, Andy Scott, Natty Soltesz, Nils Balls, Copacetic Comics, & The Gourd.

& since the Zine Fair goes til 8, you don’t even need to choose between these two fine investments of your time.

UPDATE

To avoid driving all over the place looking for the necromancers:

corner of s. dallas and forbes in squill. Parking on aylesboro. there is really only one hill in smithfield and were reading at the top of it, big tree, big irish cross and a roundabout and you are in the right spot.

4/11 Small Press Summit @ Modern Formations, Totally Confused Release Party @ Copacetic Comics

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2014 by 6GPress

THIS FRIDAY at 8:30…

Come get Lit! Ten authors from over four presses, including Sunnyoutside Press, LowGhost Press, Hyacinth Girl Press, and Small Victories Press.

 

ALSO THIS FRIDAY at 7PM…

Everyone’s been drawing all winter to stay warm but now’s the time to come hang out on the balcony at Copacetic, catch up and read some comics.

Andy Scott will have the new issue of Andromeda

Daniel Patrick McCloskey will have the new issue of Top of The Line

Nate and Jarrod are gonna have copies of their book It’s A Tough Economy

and The Godfather himself, Nils Skeletonballs will have the fresh FIRST issue of YOU CAN DID IT

 

4/4 Karen Lillis @ Big Idea, Angele Ellis @ Tattoed Mom, Dan McCloskey @ Locust Moon Comics

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2014 by 6GPress

TONIGHT at 7PM, Karen in Pittsburgh, Angele & Dan in Philly!

Past Future Comics: Artist talk & Signing @ Locust Moon Comics (34 S. 40th St) April 4th, reception 7pm, Presentation 8pm Free To the Public

To celebrate the 5th issue of McCloskey’s monster fighting comic, Top of the Line, Daniel McCloskey and Nils Skeletonballs are going to Philly. In the dual artist talk Skelletonballs will share his research of the unbelievable historical event in which a steamboat was filled with prostitutes during the American Civil War and never allowed land and the graphic novel he wrote to bring this history to life, Ship of Soiled Doves. Daniel McCloskey will discuss the process of writing and producing  Top of the Line, a sci-fi indie serial comic made possible though overwhelming Kickstarter support, and a short history of himself as an artist. McCloskey is the author of the hybrid novel A Film About Billy, and is the founder of the Cyberpunk Apocalypse writers project.