Atomic Books

3620 Falls Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21211

Past Events

March 9, 2017: Terms and Conditions Signing

New Yorker cartoonist R. Sikoryak appears at Atomic Books on Thursday, March 9th at 7:00 PM for a presentation on the process behind Terms and Conditions, followed by a book signing.

For this project, Sikoryak tackles an infamously dense legal document, the iTunes Terms and Conditions. In a word for word 94-page adaptation, Sikoryak hilariously turns the agreement on its head – each page features an avatar of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs juxtaposed with a different classic strip such as Mort Walker’s Beetle Bailey, or a contemporary graphic novel such as Craig Thompson’s Blankets, Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, or Kate Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant.

Sept. 12, 2014: SPXplosion 2014

Atomic Books hosts their annual Small Press Expo kick-off party on Friday September 12th from 5:00 – 10:00 pm, the night before SPX.

Meet CHARLES BURNS! Signing from 5:00 – 6:00 PM.

Then, from 7:00 - 9:00 PM, readings from new books and signings with:

June 12, 2014: Carsick Release Party

Filmmaker John Waters appears at Atomic Books Thursday, June 12th from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm signing & book release party with for his newest book, Carsick.

John Waters is putting his life on the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads “I’m Not Psycho,” he hitchhikes across America from Baltimore to San Francisco, braving lonely roads and treacherous drivers. But who should we be more worried about, the delicate film director with genteel manners or the unsuspecting travelers transporting the Pope of Trash?

Laced with subversive humor and warm intelligence, Carsick is an unforgettable vacation with a wickedly funny companion—and a celebration of America’s weird, astonishing, and generous citizenry.

May 15, 2014: Box Brown & Conor Stechschulte Signing

Books release party for:

Celebrate the release of 2 new graphic novels. Meet the artists, hear them discuss their work, and have them sign copies!

BOX BROWN'S ANDRE THE GIANT: LIFE AND LEGEND (published by First Second books) draws from historical records about famed wrestler Andre's life as well as a wealth of anecdotes from his colleagues in the wrestling world and his film co-stars to create the first substantive biography of one of the twentieth century's most recognizable figures.

CONOR STECHSCHULTE'S THE AMATEURS (published by Fantagraphics Books) begins when a local medical expert and sheriff are summoned to investigate a strange sighting: a severed human head that still seems to be talking.

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