Thursday, September 13, 2012

SPX Weekend

Our big Small Press Expo weekend kicks off on Friday, Sept. 14.

Dan Clowes and Alvin Buenaventura will be signing copies of their new book Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes at the store from 5-7PM.

Then our annual SPXplosion pre-party kicks off at 7PM.

Brian Ralph will be hosting, and there will be comics readings by:
Box Brown
Josh Bayer
Ramsey Beyer
Noah Van Sciver

Our friends at Golden West Cafe are catering the party, and adult beverages will be served.

Then, on Saturday and Sunday, we'll be set up in Bethesda at the Small Press Expo.

Our table will have Ben Claassen, Luster Kaboom and Dina Kelberman.

Here are some of the things you can find at our table:

Ben Claassen's Dirt Farm: Hideous Heart (published by us)

Dina Kelberman's Important Comics 2

Box Brown's new Atomic Books Tote

Original Lulu Eightball Strips by Emily Flake

And more!

And of course, Atomic Books will be open regular hours all weekend long.

Friday, September 07, 2012

Pre-order Signed Los Bros Hernandez

We know that not everyone can attend our signing with The Hernandez Brothers on Tuesday, September 18, but we still want to make sure people have an opportunity to get their favorite books signed.

Pre-order signed copies of Love and Rockets books now. Orders must be received by September 17. Books will ship after signing on September 18.

God and Science: Return of the Ti-Girls

The Art of Jaime Hernandez: The Secrets of Life and Death

The Adventures of Venus

Dicks And Deedees

Locas II: Maggie, Hopey And Ray

Maggie The Mechanic: Locas Volume 1

The Girl From Hoppers: Locas Volume 2

Perla La Loca: Locas Volume 3

Penny Century: Locas Volume 4

Heartbreak Soup: Palomar Volume 1

Human Diastrophism: Palomar Volume 2

Beyond Palomar: Palomar Volume 3 

Ghost Of Hoppers

High Soft Lisp (A Love And Rockets Book)

Esperanza (A Love And Rockets Book)

Amor Y Cohetes


Luba: Three Daughters
Luba: The Book Of Ofelia
The Education Of Hopey Glass

Love and Rockets: New Stories #1

Love and Rockets: New Stories #2

Love and Rockets: New Stories #3

Love and Rockets: New Stories #4

Love and Rockets: New Stories #5

Speak Of The Devil

Chance In Hell

The Troublemakers

Love From The Shadows


Big Weekend You Won't Want To Miss

In case you've been too busy going back to school or work to hear about what's going on around these parts this weekend, we thought we'd take a moment to give you the rundown - it's something you're not going to want to miss.

Today is First Fridays in Hampden - and a number of area businesses have special events, sales, refreshments, etc.

It's also Celebrated Summer Records 6th Anniversary. The celebration starts with a massive $1 7-inch sale/happy hour. About ten boxes of singles will be marked down to one dollar! The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly are mixed through with some hidden gems as well! Also –  shirts, 5 dollar CD’s, donuts and root beer! Whatever survives the 7th will be out front for folks to dig through during Hampdenfest!

Atomic Books will also be serving adult beverages. 6-8pm!!

Then head over to the Golden West Cafe for the CSR 6th Anniversary Show (starts at 10:30PM, tickets are $12). The bands include Scum Again, Merchandise, White Wires, Nightbirds and Giuda.

That's right, White Wires AND Giuda on the same bill! 

This also serves to unofficially kickoff Hampdenfest which takes place on Saturday, from 10AM - 7PM all along The Avenue in Hampden.

Celebrated Summer's 7-inch sale will continue, and Atomic Books will get in on the action, with a bunch of sale books, sale graphic novels, quarter comics, and more.

Atomic Books is also curating a stage at the festival where you can see bands Judge Mental, Lushfarm, Balkan Falcon, Monster Museum, Jumbled, Pure Junk, Adults, Sal Bando, Jaabs.

There are 2 other stages (curated by Wham City and Crazy Viking), a macaroni and cheese cookoff, a waiter/waitress race, toilet races, bread pudding eating contest, a midway carnival, and a lot more. And you can quench your thirst with beers by local brewers Brewers Art, Pub Dog and Union Craft Brewing.

Hampden is happening. But then, when isn't it?