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Mikita Brottman & J.R. Angelella - Tomorrow Night!

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The Atomic Fiction Series presents...
authors Mikita Brottman and J.R. Angelella


Saturday, September 1
7PM. Atomic Books.
Hampden, Baltimore

Both authors will be reading, discussing and signing copies of their books.

This event is part of the Atomic Fiction Series, with hosts Kathy Flann & Benn Ray.

THIRTEEN GIRLS is a casebook of murder that plumbs the annals of violent crime, delivering thirteen bracing stories about its emotional fallout using fictionalized narrative.
"Thirteen Girls manages the improbable feat of conjuring up the full horror and emotional devastation of serial homicide by focusing exclusively on the aftermath of the crimes and those left to deal with the consequences: family members, police officers, witnesses, survivors. Known for her brilliant, provocative cultural criticism, Mikita Brottman has produced a stunning work of crime fiction--a genuine tour de force." --Harold Schechter, author of The Serial Killer Files In  ZOMBIE: A NOVEL, Jeremy navigat…

Baltozine Roundup: Dan Deacon, Animal Collective, and more

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The Baltozine Roundup is a regular feature wherein we take a look at what national periodicals are saying about Baltimore-area arts, events, people, and places. Be sure to pick up the magazines to read the full articles.

Under The Radar #42 features a cover interview with Dan Deacon by Matt Fink as part of their "Protest Issue".
"'When I first started touring, I was this loud, garish, weirdo dude,' Deacon says excitedly from his Baltimore apartment. 'I'm sure most people would still say that I'm this ridiculous asshole, but it's different now. Obviously, it should be. Spiderman of the Rings came out five years ago. If I hadn't aged in those five years, something would be horribly creepy and wrong.' ... " The magazine also gives his new album, America, a rating of 8.5 out of 10.
"...Deacon stretches the borders of his songcraft to the limit and it's a joy to hear a showman pushing every part of an orchestra like an overheating…

Order Signed Dan Clowes!

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We know that not everyone can attend our signing with Alvin Buenaventura and Daniel Clowes on Friday, September 14, but we still want to make sure people have an opportunity to get their favorite books signed.

Pre-order Dan Clowes books now. Orders must be received by September 13. Books will ship after signing on September 14.

The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist

Caricature - Nine Stories

David Boring

The Death-Ray

Ghost World

Ghost World (Special Edition)

Ice Haven

Like A Velvet Glove Cast In Iron

Mister Wonderful: A Love Story

Wilson

Atomic Flashback: Fighting Corporate America

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As part of our 20 year celebration, we'll be reprinting articles from Atomic Books Catalogs from the 1990s. 

FIGHTING CORPORATE AMERICA WITH MR. CLIPSON
by Rod Lott

Corporations are often perceived - and rightfully so - as cold and uncaring entities of pure, unadulterated evil, preying upon the lifeblood of collective America. While this has merit, it is a little known secret that in their book, in terms of importance, image comes in at a close second to profits.

Which is why, provided you assume the identity of a slightly senile senior citizen (which may be redundant) and take pen in hand, you can have a little fun with them, and get payback! If a mega-company feels in any way, shape or form that its crystal-clear image has been tarnished or threatened, they'll try to smooth things over with you via a kind form letter and a bribe here and there.

Since Oct. 5, 1991, I've been periodically digging out my withered Smith-Corona and banged out some perfectly strange corresponde…

Atomic Flashback: Atomic's Fringe Top 10 In Wired

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As part of our 20 year celebration, we'll be reprinting articles from Atomic Books Catalogs from the 1990s. 

WIRED TOP TEN
Top 10 bestselling fringe publications (from the Atomic Books WWW catalog)

1. Splosh! The Wet and Messy Fun Mag
Fetish magazine for fans of "sloppy" sex. Anyone for Spaghetti Os in the undies?

2. Answer Me! The First Three
Three-issue compendium of malice and mayhem from hatemeisters Jim and Debbie Goad.

3. The Anarchist Cookbook, by William Powell
A skyrocketing bestseller, thanks to senators and broadcasters who have waved it around on television.

4. Crackpot, by John Waters
A collection of essays by sleaze guru and filmmaker John Waters. Signed by the author.

5. Nudist Magazines of the 50s & 60s, by Ed Lange
Gimme that ol' time nudity. Reprints from old nudist mags. Back then, they airbrushed over genitals so the models looked like ET.

6. James Taylor's Shocked & Amazed - On & Off The Midway
Interviews with albino sword-swallower …

BaltoZine RoundUp: Dope Body, Will Laren & More

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The Baltozine Roundup is a regular feature wherein we take a look at what national periodicals are saying about Baltimore-area arts, events, people, and places. Be sure to pick up the magazines to read the full articles.


Dope Body has a profile in Ghettoblaster #32, written by Andrew R. Fetter.
"To outsiders, music that originates in Baltimore, MD often gets lumped into the music that comes out of the D.C.-area. David Jacober, drummer for Baltimore-based noise rock band Dope Body, says the distinction between the two areas is very clear. 'Baltimore and D.C. are worlds apart from each other. There's a lot more open space in Baltimore to create. Plus D.C. kind of sucks to live in because it's a lot more expensive. There's not as much opportunity for much of an art scene, since artists don't have a lot of money.' ..."

Monster Children #35 has an interview with Baltimore cartoonist (and former Atomic Books intern), Will Laren.
"... I just draw things …