Showing posts from July, 2008

Funeral of the Heart & Wormdye Event

This First Friday, August 1st, we're having a book signing for Eamon Espey's Wormdye and Leah Hayes' Funeral of the Heart. Plus musical performances! 7-9pm!

Come check out our new space! There's tons of sales, too!

Contact Info

Our phone number here at the store will remain 410-662-4444 BUT it will not be in service for a few days starting in August.

In the mean time, to place orders or for questions, you can call us at 410-366-1004, but by next Monday the old number should be back.

Sorry for the complications, but that's the phone company for ya!

Best Of BMAG

The Best of Baltimore issue of Baltimore Magazine is out and Benn won Best Balto-centric Blog for the Shank!

Tons of other Hampden shops, residents and friends are winners as well - check it out because it's too many to mention!

Atomic Books New Location Is Now Open

Atomic Books at 1100 W 36th is now closed. But we are fully stocked and open over at our new location, one block West, on 3620 Falls Rd!

We're still settling in and some items are still in boxes but come on by anyway, and we'll help you find what you're looking for.

And yes, we are out of the Watchmen, but we have plenty coming in on Wednesday!

The Rock Bible Is Coming

The Rock Bible is coming! Vice gives it a nice review, commenters not so much, but they're pretty funny.

Benn's a contributing editor for Chunklet, and the NEW issue will be out later this Fall as well.

Still Moving!

fillingin, originally uploaded by sugarfreak. We are still in the middle of moving! Come on by and check it out. It's a little confusing but most sections of Books are over at POP now and there are sale items in both places.

Just ask if you can't find anything!

How To Make Love - First Panel

fph2makelove, originally uploaded by sugarfreak. by Actus

So Glad I'm Not Going To Comic-Con

An interview with Emily Flake in the New Yorker's Cartoon Lounge.

And for our friends in the New York area - Crocodile Tears opens at the Giant Robot Gallery (437 East 9th St.) on Saturday (July 19th) at 6:30pm, and runs through August 13.

It's a group show of small works (5 x 7) and features 50+ artists including our very own Eamon Espey who will be trekking up for the opening. Also in this show is C.F., Vanessa Davis, Noel Freibert, Jenny Hart, Molly Colleen O'Connell, David Sandlin, William Schaff, Matthew Thurber, Eric White and many more.

Atomic Picks On The Signal

Atomic Books will be on our local NPR affiliate's arts show, The Signal, this month to provide some reading suggestions.

The show airs locally at 88.1FM on Fridays at Noon and again at 7PM.

The new segment is Friday, July 18th. Mag performs a dramatic reading from All Known Metal Bands and has some other picks for you.

You can listen live online.

Super Crazy Cat Dance - First Panel


This Crazy Weekend

I've completely lost track of everything happening this weekend - there's just SO much going on!

Not only is there Artscape, a huge arts festival on its own with satellite art shows in various galleries and music all over town (I totally want to see Joan Jett!), but there's also Whartscape (ticket sales end today!), the Erotic Arts Festival, and don't forget about our Saturday afternoon event with Gary Panter, Steve Niles and Dr. Revolt for The Lost Ones - it's free!

Atomic's Guest Appearance In Closed Caption Comics 7?

Closed Caption Comics 7, originally uploaded by Mobtownshank. We love showing up in comics.

In Closed Caption Comics #7, in a story by Ryan Cecil Smith, a character makes it's way to a futuristic H-town (which stands in for Hampden) to consign some handmade cards at a store (which looks just like Atomic Books). And the fish guy that works there is named "Eamon" (which we figure is Eamon Espey in a cool shirt - and looking like a fish).

Just in case all our figuring is right, thanks, Ryan!

Moving Sales!

We have tons of sale books over at POP, 3620 Falls Rd, starting right now!

Also, selected sections at Books, 1100 W 36th St, are now 30-50% off, like all bagged and boarded comics!

Come in and check them out! More sections will go on sale as we progress through our move.

Robots Are People, Too - First Panel

robotspeople2, originally uploaded by sugarfreak. An anthology of comics about robots, Robots are People, Too #2.

Lost Ones Signing

lostones, originally uploaded by sugarfreak. Come by on the 19th to get a FREE graphic novel signed by the author of 30 Days of Night, Steve Niles, artist Gary Panter (of Pee Wee's Playhouse and Jimbo) as well as Dr Revolt (an original member of the historic New York City graffiti crew The Rolling Thunder Writers)!

John Waters Fan Mail

watersmail, originally uploaded by sugarfreak. Update your address books Waters fans! The new address to send your mail is:

Atomic Books
3620 Falls Rd
Baltimore, MD 21211

Zoetrope All Story - Reading Club Pick

July's Reading Club pick is Zoetrope All Story. 10% off for the month, and the discussion will be the last Wednesday of July at POP, 3620 Falls Road. Starts at 7pm!

Whartscape 2008 Tickets

We have tickets for Whartscape for sale now - day passes are $12, weekend pass (4 days) is $40. Cash only!

July 4th and 5th

We're trying a little thing this 4th and we'll be open from 11-2pm or catch us by chance! Milagro will be open, too.

July 5th we'll be open from 11am-6pm. We're playing it all by ear. Call us or IM us to see if we're still open or stay open for you!

Same goes for POP!

Lucky 2 - First Panel

lucky2, originally uploaded by sugarfreak. By Gabrielle Bell

There Will Be Pie

Dangerously Delicious Savory House is finally opening with a party tomorrow night, July 3rd! Starts at 7:30pm, show at 8pm - 3547 Chestnut Ave, Hampden!

What It Is

Here's a really fascinatingly honest, nice long interview with Lynda Barry about her career, publishing and comics.