Friday, August 8, 2014

Copacetic hosts NYC comics artists

Posted By on Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Copacetic Comics Company hosts New York-based cartoonists Katie Skelly and Meghan Turbitt for a signing tomorrow from 7-9 p.m.

  • Art by Ketie Skelly
Skelly’s latest is Operation Margarine — the story of a rich-girl runaway who tags along with a biker named Bon-Bon and escapes into the desert. Skelly has cited influences as diverse as fashion designer Rudi Gernreich and Jean-Luc Godard’s violent dark comedy Weekend, which is apparent in her laconic, stylish and occasionally psychedelic comics.

  • Art by Meghan Turbitt
Meanwhile, Turbitt offers #foodporn — a collection of six vignettes about ordering food at various restaurants and subsequently finding love. A far more satirical voice, her pop art-inflected multi-media works and one-page gag comics are graphic and unsettling, with a strong whiff of Howard Stern's shock humor, another acknowledged influence.

Both Operation Margarine and #foodporn will be available for sale and signing, alongside selections from the artists’ back catalogs. More information can be found here, or by calling 412-251-5451.

Copacetic is located at 3138 Dobson St., in Polish Hill.

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