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Atomic Reading Club 2016: Humor & Satire

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Atomic Reading Club Book Picks for 2016 - Humor and Satire

We're going to lighten it up for 2016, revisit some classics and maybe a few other titles you meant to check out and look for laffs.

January - Hyperbole And A Half by Allie Brosh
February - The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams
March - A Confederacy Of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
April - Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
May - Buddy Does Seattle by Peter Bagge
June - Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
July - Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
August - Lamb by Christopher Moore
September - Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
October -The Fan Man by William Kotzwinkle
November - So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

BaltoZine Round-Up: July 2015

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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 and read the full articles.

In the July/August issue of Imbibe (#56), Joshua M. Bernstein's article, "So Metal: Once Knocked As A Novelty, Canned Craft Beer Is Growing Up," local brewer Stillwater's Yacht is listed as one of "Ten To Try:"
"With his Contemporary Works line, saison-driven gypsy brewer Brian Strumke is exploring different styles, such as this floral, grassy summer-friendly lager sold by the 16-ounce can." The current issue of Razorcake (#86) has a review of Baltimore band Sick Thoughts' new 7-inch, "Beat on Beat" by Ty
Stranglehold:
"Holy shit, how many records has this guy put out in the last year or so? I know I can't keep up, no matter how hard I try. If you missed my review of the 10" a couple of issues ago, Si…

John Waters' Commencement Address

A week ago, John Waters gave this commencement address to the 2015 graduating class of the Rhode Island School of Design.

Recommended for every graduate!

Festival Check 2015

We're getting a late start on the Festival Checklist due to recent Baltimore goingson but here we go:

May SoWeBo Festival
May Maryland Deathfest

June Honfest

July Artscape
July Otakon

August BronyCon

September Hampdenfest
September Small Press Expo
September High Zero Festival
September Baltimore Comic Con
September Baltimore Book Festival


And if you're coming to town, we have a handy list on our links page for places to check out and things to do.

Read & Watch: Jimmy Giegerich

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Executioner And Friend - The Slime Lord (Ep #1) is a new cartoon from cartoonist Jimmy Giegerich.



Check it out, and then be sure to check out some of his comics too:
Bits In Multiples Of Eight - edited by Jimmy, this is an 8bit-64bit Video Game Fan Art Book

Executioner And Friend (which the cartoon is an adaptation of) - a collection of short comics about an executioner, named Executioner, and his best friend, named Friend, and their adventures and mishaps in the Dungeon where they work

Fight Frogs - (which we're REALLY hoping also gets turned into a cartoon) a comic about three totally rad frog brothers named Crud, Scuzz, and Gorp who live in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, listen to heavy metal, rumble with gangs of animal men and party hard!

Ugs, Fugs & Grossos - a collection of drawings of ug-ass mugs, fug-ass fugs, and gross-ass grossos





Atomic Reading Club 2015: Gothic Horror

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Atomic Reading Club Book Picks for 2015 - Gothic and Horror

We're going to take a turn down a darker street for 2015, revisit some classics and maybe a few other titles you meant to check out.

We're doubling up on comics this year. As always, you'll get 15% off the books, but if you choose to do the double graphic novel months, you'll get 40% off the two.

January - Saga of Swamp Thing Book One by Alan Moore/various AND Hellblazer Vol. 1: Original Sins by Jamie Delano/various
February - My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
March - Call of Cthulu and Other Stories by H.P. Lovecraft
April - Outer Dark by Cormac McCarthy
May - Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
June - Hell House by Richard Matheson
July - Let the Right One in by John Ajvide Lindqvist