September 15, 2010
In the weekly Atomic Books Comics Preview, Benn Ray highlights notable new comics and graphic novels.
Atomic Books was recently named one of Bizarre Magazine's 51 geekiest places on the planet.
by Will Dinksi
Mini-comics creator Dinski delivers his first graphic novel - a rich look at the cult of beauty set amid the world of plastic surgery.
From Shadow to Light: The Life And Art of Mort Meskin
by Steven Brower
A beautiful retrospective on the 30 year career and work of an under-appreciated comics legend. From Shadow to Light makes an excellent argument that Meskin has a home in the comics pantheon next to the likes of Jack Kirby and Alex Toth.
It Is Right to Draw Their Fur
by Dave Eggers
This oddball McSweeney's publication is part prints portfolio and part artbook collection featuring their founders illustrations. This book serves as a further exploration of the thin line that separates a doodle from a gag from a cartoon from a piece of art.
Lucky in Love Volume 1: A Poor Man's History
by George Chieffet / Stephen DeStefano
Both visually stunning and gripping narrative-wise, Lucky is like an epic feature length classic cartoon with a modern sensibility - in book format.
Secret Asian Man: The Daily Days
by Tak Toyoshima
After 10 years of his own syndicated strip, Tak has finally collected and published this collection of his work.
Questions, concerns, comments or gripes – e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. If there’s a comic I should know about, send it my way at Atomic, c/o Atomic Books 3620 Falls Rd., Baltimore, MD 21211.
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other Atomic Books Comics Preview lists (weekly new comics & graphic novel highlights)
52 Books, 52 Weeks
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
guest book reviews
Largehearted Word (weekly new book highlights)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)