August 27, 2016
In the weekly Atomic Books Comics Preview, Benn Ray highlights notable new comics, graphic novels, and books.
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.
by Carol Sogard
This excellently compiled zine draws attention to food waste. It'll make you rethink your food consumption.
by Greg Steele
Really, Kitties is such a simple concept, it's kinda genius - adorable cats drawn as your favorite superhero (and sometimes super villain).
by Klon J. Waldrip
This is a collection of Klon's portraits and mini-bios of fascinating figures - weirdos, freaks and icons. This issue features Jack T. Chick, Kenneth Anger, Jayne Mansfield, Ronnie Spector, Poison Ivy and many more.
by Adam Meuse
There is a space in the Mini-Comic Hall Of Fame for Adam Meuse's brilliant Sad Animals - pages of adorable creatures expressing a variety of self-doubt, existential despair and self-loathing. It was out of print for a while, but it's now back, in case you missed it. I keep a copy in my back pocket and share it with people at punk shows in between bands.
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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Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
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