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Chunklet's Indie Cred Test

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I spent a lot of time editing and writing stuff for Chunklet's new book, The Indie Cred Test. It would totally suck if it didn't get published. That would mean I, like, wasted all that time. Seriously.

C'mon, you know you want to know what your score is.

Fart Party - We Made Our Goal!

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It's the last day of the Fart Party V1 Kickstarter Project. Last chance to get it at this deal and signed by Julia Wertz, as well as some other rewards.

Baltimore Comic Con 2010

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Baltimore Comic Con 2010, originally uploaded by Patty Boh.

Reading Comics in Public

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SPXplosion 2010

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Our annual pre-SPX party is September 10th, 7-9pm!
Featuring presentations and new works by:
Vanessa Davis
Sarah Glidden
Jon Lewis
Corinne Mucha
Jesse Reklaw
R. Sikoryak
Julia Wertz

The 5th Annual Nerdlinger Awards

PLUS: Brian Ralph will be signing his new toy "Green Death" and will be debuting the new Fort Thunder anthology, "Monster", with Paul Lyons!

Dean Haspiel will also be signing copies of his new book, Cuba: My Revolution.

Bukowski's Birthday

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Had Charles Bukowski lived, he most likely would have been dead by now.

Today, August 16, is the 90th anniversary of his birth.

"Nothing was ever in tune. People just blindly grabbed at whatever there was: communism, health foods, zen, surfing, ballet, hypnotism, group encounters, orgies, biking, herbs, Catholicism, weight-lifting, travel, withdrawal, vegetarianism, India, painting, writing, sculpting, composing, conducting, backpacking, yoga, copulating, gambling, drinking, hanging around, frozen yogurt, Beethoven, Back, Buddha, Christ, TM, H, carrot juice, suicide, handmade suits, jet travel, New York City, and then it all evaporated and fell apart. People had to find things to do while waiting to die. I guess it was nice to have a choice." —Charles Bukowski, from the novel Women

Paris Review Interviews John Waters

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In Role Models, I love when you say, “Fiction is the truth, fool!”

I’ve had people say to me, really educated people, “I don’t have time for fiction.” Well, what do you think literature is? That is what life is!

Preposterous.

But do you know how widespread that reaction is? Well, you probably do know! People say they’re “too busy” to read fiction. Or they say that you only really learn if you know facts. Come on!

As if you don’t learn from a novel.

Yes! But they don’t think you do. Which means they’re stupid.

Read Comics In Public Day

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It's very simple. Read a comic in public. August 28th.

Fart Party Kickstarter Project

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Have you been waiting for Fart Party V1 to come back into print? Help us bring it back!

Hampdenfest 2010

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Hampdenfest2010, originally uploaded by sugarfreak.Hampdenfest is September 11th!

Dunny 2010

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Dunny2010, originally uploaded by sugarfreak.Catch and Release Party! More details coming soon.

Tax Free Shirts!

Tax free week on clothes and shoes starts tomorrow here in Maryland! Stock up on our shirts & hoodies!

Items still being updated by the day in our pop up shop!

Atomic Automat

Hey, we're still working on bringing our site back, but in the mean time, we've set up a virtual pop shop.

The original site will be back shortly.

Are Readers Born Or Created?

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nathan reading, originally uploaded by sugarfreak.Not sure what the answer is but there's nothing cuter than babies pretending to read. Except babies pretending to read in one of our onesies.

This Week's New Zines & Magazines

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Here is a list of This Week's New Zine, Magazine and Periodical Arrivals that will eventually be up on our regular site.

In the meantime, you can get any of this stuff in-store or order via email or over the phone by calling 410-662-4444.

Adbusters - $8.95
Afterimage - $5.50
AMP #102 - $3.99
Bad Day #8 - $10.00
Beer #15 - $4.99
Bizarre #165 - $10.50
Bound Magazine - $8.99
CinemaEditor - $5.95
Color Magazine (skateboarding) - $7.99
Dark Discoveries #16 - $8.99
Decibel #71 - $4.95
DGA Quarterly - $8.00
Dodgem Logic #4 - $8.95
Dwell - $5.99
Fangoria #296 - $8.99
Fiber Arts - $7.99
Filmmaker - $5.95
Get Dorked #1 - $2.00
Ghettoblaster #25 - $3.95
Illustration #30 - $15.00
Interweave Knits - $6.99
Kerrang #1323 - $6.99
The Lab Magazine #2 - $5.99
Mark #26 - $19.95
Mojo #202 - $9.95
Ms. Magazine - $5.95
Notre Dame Review #30 - $8.00
Otaku USA - $5.99
Photolife - $5.95
Printed Project #13 - $10.00
Razorcake #57 - $4.00
Rebel Ink Magazine - $5.99
Relix #225 - $5.99
Republic #17 - $3.95
Retro Lovely #2 - $10.00
Rue Morgue #1…

McSweeney's 35

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mcsweeneys35, originally uploaded by sugarfreak.The new McSweeney's is in and it's got a Jordan Crane cover!

This Week's New Comics & Toys

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Here is a list of This Week's New Comics and Toy Arrivals that will eventually be up on our regular site.

In the meantime, you can get any of this stuff in-store or order via email or over the phone by calling 410-662-4444.

***ART TOYS***
Mini Designer Chairs Series 2 - $11.99 ea.

***COMICS***
Baltimore: The Plague Ships #1 by Mike Mignola, various - $3.50 (Dark Horse)
The Boys #45 by Garth Ennis, Russ Braun - $3.99 (Dynamite Entertainment)
The Brightest Day #7 by various - $2.99 (DC Comics)
Hellboy: The Storm #2 by Mike Mignola, various - $2.99 (Dark Horse)
House of Mystery #28 by Matthew Sturges, various - $2.99 (Vertigo Comics)
IZombie #4 by Chris Roberson, Michael Allred - $2.99
Marvelman Family's Finest #2 by Mick Anglo, Marko Djurdjevic - $3.99
Murderland #1 by David Hahn, Stephen Scott - $2.99 (Image Comics)
Sweet Tooth #12 by Jeff Lemire - $2.99 (Vertigo Comics)

***GRAPHIC NOVELS***
Batman: Arkham Reborn - $12.99 (DC Comics)
Cats Are Weird by Jeffrey Brown - $12.95 (Chronicle Books)
C…

Atomic Swap Night

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atomicswapnight, originally uploaded by sugarfreak.This First Friday! 7-9pm

Bring your movies, toys, and music that you'd like to swap for other people's movies, toys and music.

Please, no dealers! Just peeps wanting to do some swapping.

Tony of Celebrated Summer will be available that night to buy any vinyl that you may want to sell, too!

Refreshing beverages will be on hand.

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion - August Reading Club Pick

The Year of Magical Thinking is our idea of beach reading. When I'm out in the sun, I know that MY thoughts turn to death.

Join our reading group on Facebook. Even if you can't make it to the discussion meeting (last Wednesday of the month, 7pm!)you can still contribute your thoughts.

The book is 15% off for Reading Club members!