Sunday, May 31, 2009

Atomic Book Company - Fart Party V2 Release This Weekend

Up in New York City this Saturday, in conjunction with MoCCA, is the comic artist event, Panelists, at Giant Robot.

Also taking place during the reception is a book release party for:
Windy Corner #3
Rock that Never Sleeps by Juliacks and Olga Volozova
Crooked Teeth #4 by Nate Doyle
Fart Party V2 by Julia Wertz

So go check that out if you're in NY!

A Baltimore book release party for Fart Party V2 is coming soon!

ETA: Emily Flake will be sharing a table with Sarah Glidden at MoCCA as well! Flake will have some preview zines for Lulu Eightball V2!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Pure Trance Mini Series

junkomini, originally uploaded by sugarfreak.

Coming June 4th, Junko Mizuno's Pure Trance mini series from KidRobot.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Bar Bacon IV

barbaconiv, originally uploaded by sugarfreak.

Need a laugh? Come out this Friday night to the Golden West Cafe for the monthly stand up comedy show hosted by Jimmy Valentine Meyer.

See the North American debut of Dr. Vic Von D!
Witness the fledgling comedy stylings of the dangerously hilarious Rodney Henry!
Celebrate the 30th birthday of comedy legend Doug Powell!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Toilet Reading

I'd love to get a copy of this toilet paper novel, but I'm not really an on the john reader.

Infact, it may be bad for your health to read on the toilet. Here's a guide concerning bathroom reading.

Happy Towel Day!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Festival Updates

Deathfest is so big this year, they're low on beer:

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And oddly, it's SoWeBo today and it's not even raining! Yet.

Whartscape 2009 is happening, so keep your eye on this for updates.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009

May Baltozine Roundup

Keeping track of new magazines (etc.) that come in that talk about Baltimore stuff. For more on, by, or about Baltimore-area artists, check out the following issues below.

Filter #35
This issue has a cover feature on Animal Collective called "Animal Collective: An Interior Design" by Patrick Strange.

"With Merriweather Post Pavilion, the group's eight studio LP, Animal Collective has arguably created one of 2009's best records, and considering the band's back catalogue, quite possibly its musical masterwork. Meticulously realized, lavishly engineered and succeeding in combining meditative lyrics with rich instrumentation like the group's never done before, Merriweather Post Pavilion just might bring attention to a band usually overlooked due to its avant-garde sound and inconspicuous identity."

Maximum Rocknroll #313
Deep Sleep "Paranoid Futures" EP
"...delivering guitar riffs in the SoCal hardcore tradition in the midst of melancholy melodic licks.'s still a great record and I'm psyched to see this band putting so much energy into their music."
-Diane Anastasio

Smile, Hon, You're In Baltimore: Intersections
"I feel like I would get a lot more out of this if I lived in Baltimore, or if I'd even ever spent any significant amount of time there, but it's still an enjoyable read."

Brutarian Quarterly #53
Rigor Mortis #1
"Stuffed to near-to-bursting with reviews of the undead as portrayed in movies, books and graphic novels. And it makes for good reading what with the writerly approach the contributors take to things. ...It's a terrific approach: carnival culture for the inquisitive intellectual. And it's adorned, that is to say, profusely illustrated with ghoulishly atavistic art courtesy of the diabolically clever humanoid known only as Bojan." -Dom Salemi

Gothic Beauty #28
In their 2009 Dark Cities Survey (the top 25 cities where it's good to be goth), Baltimore ranked #11.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

May Issue of Vice Magazine

vice, originally uploaded by sugarfreak.

Vice is now available at Atomic Books! Free while supplies last.

You can get it online, free with an order, too.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Live Nude Elf - First Friday


Coming up for next First Friday is a book event for Live Nude Elf, Reverend Jen's new book about her stint as's sex columnist.

June 5th, free and starts at 7pm!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Our Band Could Be Your Life - May Reading Club Pick

This month for Reading Club, we're doing Our Band Could Be Your Life by Michael Azerrad.

Discussion will be the last Wednesday of the month, here at Atomic, 7-9pm!

Monday, May 04, 2009

Weekend Wrap Up


Davy and Peter Rothbart are on the road on their Denim & Diamonds Tour and stopped by yesterday.


Fun as always, as is their new book, Requiem for a Paper Bag. They stopped by NPR yesterday morning to talk about it.

I forgot to take photos on Free Comic Book Day, but Gene Ha came by to visit during Found.


FCBD just gets better and better. We're already scheming up surprises for next year!

And the winners of our Rock Band competition - Mississippi Dipper! Melissa, Shawn, Richard & Ben:


That was also a LOT of fun! Thanks for coming out and helping us raise money for Ride for the Feast. You can still donate to Team Atomic!