February 15, 2015
In the weekly Atomic Books Comics Preview, Benn Ray highlights notable new comics and graphic novels.
Atomic Books has been named one of BuzzFeed's Great American Bookstores, as well as one of Flavorwire's 10 greatest comic and graphic novel stores in America.
Jack Davis: Some Of My Good Stuff
by Jack Davis
The Art of Jack Davis
by Jack Davis
Are you looking for impeccable examples of illustration work? You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone much better than the legendary Jack Davis.
by Julia Arrendondo
Julia decided to document some of her relationships from her time in Baltimore in the form of an intricate, delicate pop-up book. Her tone is as honest, personal and intimate as any personal zine you'd read - but then each relationship folds out into a 3D art scene. It's an amazing accomplishment.
Cooking with the Bears: Healthy Recipes by Hairy Men
by Angelo Sindaco / Andrea Signori
I just thought I should point out that this book exists.
Fables: The Complete Covers by James Jean
by James Jean
Who doesn't love the work of James Jean? Some might say that it was Bill Willingham's writing that made the Vertigo series Fables such a hit that it was ripped off by two TV networks and spawned a really awesome video game series, but Jean's covers, which this book collects (in an updated, complete form), sure didn't hurt.
Nerve Gum #1: Pink
by by A.P. Westcott
Nerve Gum #2: Selenite Pitch
by James O
These minis that are part of the "Nerve Gum" series offers short, beautiful, exquisitely crafted cyberpunk stories. I know! Cyberpunk!
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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