October 23, 2013
In the weekly Atomic Books Comics Preview, Benn Ray highlights notable new comics and graphic novels.
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.
Daggers Drawn: 35 Years Of Kal Cartoons In The Economist
by Kal / Kevin Kallaugher
For 35 years, Kal has worked as an editorial cartoonist for such publications as the Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine, and on and on. This exquisitely designed book collects hundreds of his sharply satirical pieces for The Economist magazine. Can a cartoon change the way you think about something? If you say "no," it's because you haven't yet seen Kal's work.
by Jon Vermilyea
This colorful book is a feast of psychedelic two-page panoramas that form an adventure narrative of a young boy traveling through his own imagination.
The legendary Dave "The Lighter Side Of..." Berg is the latest MAD Magazine artist to get the "Greatest Artists" book treatment. Berg's linework was deceptively simple and stylized, his caricatures were seemingly middle America - often with subtlety subversive twists.
Monkey Chef Volume 1
by Mike Freiheit
In 2010-2011, Mike worked at the International Primate Rescue in South Africa. He cooked dinner for humans every night, but during the day he prepared meals for the primates. And man does he have some stories - and in this first book, he beings telling them - with intricately rendered and excitingly kinetic artwork.
by Ryan Cecil Smith
Ryan has been working on an a fun, excellently illustrated, epic space opera. Scientific Fleets, Space Pirates, and more. It's a truly creative and alternative take on the sci-fi genre - and you'll want to jump on it now before you get left behind.
Questions, concerns, comments or gripes – e-mail email@example.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.
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Largehearted Word (weekly new book highlights)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)