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May 22, 2013

Atomic Books Comics Preview - May 22, 2013

In the weekly Atomic Books Comics Preview, Benn Ray highlights notable new comics and graphic novels.

Benn Ray is the owner of Atomic Books, an independent bookstore in Baltimore. The Mobtown Shank is his blog, and his comic Said What? is syndicated weekly in the Baltimore Sun's B-Paper.

Atomic Books has been named one of Bizarre Magazine's 51 geekiest places on the planet, as well as one of Flavorwire's 10 greatest comic and graphic novel stores in America.


Aesthetics: A Memoir

Aesthetics: A Memoir
by Ivan Brunetti

Ivan Brunetti, of Schizo fame, presents this comics memoir- from the doodles of youth to a modern master. Brunetti provides more than just a collection of work here, he reveals his creative process and outlines his aesthetic (something far too many creatives fail to hone) as well.


My Dirty Dumb Eyes

My Dirty Dumb Eyes
by Lisa Hanawalt

Hanawalt is easily one of the funniest, more original cartoonists working today. But more than that, she's also an excellent illustrator. This collects a number of her short works - and I promise you, you will laugh.


Occupy Comics #1

Occupy Comics #1
by Alan Moore / various

Like the phrase "Arab Spring," the word "Occupy" is fading from our collective memory (at least within a social movement context). With these comics, a number of cartoonists like Alan Moore, Art Spiegelman, Ronald Wimberly, Molly Crabapple, David Lloyd give a comic book treatment to the ideals and goals of the Occupy movement while raising funds for it.


Sunny Volume 1

Sunny Volume 1
by Taiyo Matsumoto

If you like your manga smart and of the alternative variety, check out this new work from Tekkonkinkreet's Matsumoto.


Questions, concerns, comments or gripes – e-mail benn@atomicbooks.com. 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.


Atomic Books & Benn Ray links:

Atomic Books website
Atomic Books on Twitter
Atomic Books on Facebook
Benn Ray's blog (The Mobtown Shank)
Benn Ray's comic, Said What?


also at Largehearted Boy:

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)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)


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