Thursday, November 07, 2019

I Feel Weird #4

by Haleigh Buck
32pp, Size: 6 x 9
November 2019
Price: $6.00

A comic about depression, anxiety, and hopefully getting over it.

#4 in a series of 12.

From 2019 Ignatz Award Best Newcomer Nominee Haleigh Buck.

Includes Depression Paper Doll, Livin' Halfway, So Which One Gives You Anxiety, Tales from the Grocery Store, Psychotherapy Session Five, and more.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Red Clover 1

by Sara Lautman
16pp, Size: 8.5 x 11
September 2019

Kel, a homeopath, comes to help Noah care for his partner, who is suffering from a debilitating major depressive episode. The two old friends struggle to share space as caretakers.

Dramatic Paws Volume 1

by Elena Fox
20pp, Size: 5.5 x 8.5
September 2019
Price: $6.00

True stories based on real events in reality!

Thrills! Chills! Pills! Kills! Elena deals with spiders, cats and chauvinistic sound men.

I Feel Weird #3

by Haleigh Buck
32pp, Size: 6 x 9
September 2018
Price: $5.00

A comic about depression, anxiety, and hopefully getting over it.

#3 in a series of 12.

IFW3 covers the month of January 2016 out of an entire year trying to heal after a long spat of anxiety, depression and a second failed suicide attempt. The story is told in a small collection of short 1-10 page comics.

Baltimore Coloring Book Project Volume 2

edited by Benn Ray
designed by Ben Claassen III
20pp, Size: 8.5 x 11
Price: $5.95
December 2015

20 more pages where you can color your favorite Baltimorean!

Art by:
Tom Chalkley
Ben Claassen III
Nick DiFabbio
Alex Fine
Monica Gallagher
Kate Haberer
Laurent Hrybyk
Jordan Jeffries
Bob Kathman
Will Laren
Melody Often
Mike Riley
Whitney Sherman
Robert Young

You can color:
Abbi Jacobson
Amy Schumer
Cab Calloway
Cal Ripkin, Jr.
Cass Elliot
David Byrne
David Hasselhoff
David Simon
Edgar Allan Poe
Emily Post
Gina Schock
Ira Glass
John Waters
Laura Lippman
Mink Stole
Nancy Pelosi
Ouija Board
Ric Ocasek
Rye Rye
W.E.B. Du Bois
Zora Neale Hurston

Baltimore Coloring Book Project Volume 1

edited by Benn Ray
designed by Ben Claassen III
20pp, Size: 8.5 x 11
December 2014
Sold Out

Pages of famous Baltimoreans you can color with accompanying biographics to inform, amuse and depress.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Museum of Mistakes: The Fart Party Collection

400pp, Size: 6.5 x 9.25
September 2014
ISBN: 978-0-9786569-6-6

In 2004, Julia Wertz began a series of funny, irreverent autobiographical comics she called “The Fart Party.” After posting these comics online at to acclaim and controversy. She eventually started collecting these comics as self-published minis which found their way to Atomic Books in Baltimore who thought they ought to be collected into a proper book so as to garner Julia more laughs and hate mail.

As these things go, the first volume was so successful, there was a second volume. Both are out of print, but Museum of Mistakes collects them into one book, plus numerous pages of Julia’s early comic work, unpublished and/or previously uncollected comics, short stories, illustrations, process pages, hate mail, sketchbook pages, tear stains and more.

The Fart Party is friggin’ hilarious.” – New York Magazine

Julia is the funniest, most unique voice in comics right now.” – Brian K. Vaughan

If you’re wondering what it’s like to be a smart, self-aware young woman, Wertz’s comics have all the answers.” – The Onion

Monday, July 09, 2012

Lulu Eightball Strips

Original Lulu Eightball strips are available at Atomic Books!

Monday, August 03, 2009

Lulu Eightball Volume 2

Coming in September 2009!

Lulu Eightball runs in numerous alternative weeklies around the country. Emily Flake’s cartoons deal with a variety of subjects, including - but not limited to - life and love and the foibles involved in both. Also drinking, smoking, bumble bees, monkeys, and generally bad decision making.

Collecting several years worth of her strip, plus "lost strips" recently rediscovered that were absent in volume 1 and a comic short story.

"Emily Flake draws these eyes... these ragged, Little Orphan Annie saucer eyes that are at once wide and naive, wise and sly, and maybe a little bit drunk. I'd like to look at the world through those eyes. But it turns out, only Emily Flake can. Thank heaven for her. And hell to boot."
- John Hodgman (More Information Than You Require)

"Don't you sometimes feel the viscous black bile heaving up and getting stuck in your throat from the areas deep in your stomach and around your heart? Because of all the easy cynicism, and sarcasm, and 'funny' pop-culture references? Or even worse: the phony compassion, cheap inspiration, and false hope? Wouldn't it be great if someone shared with you the actual pain of being a human being, accepted you as you were, and was also hilarious? Thank God for Emily Flake."
- Leo Allen (Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Human Giant)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Fart Party Volume 2

Is out now!

Available at your local comic book store.

"What allows Fart Party to stand out in a field filled with autobiographical comics is Wertz herself, who, to quote the book's foreword by former City Paper comic Perry Bible Fellowship's Nicholas Gurewitch, 'pretty much encapsulates the whole of the human condition.' Her cartoon avatar, resembling the Utz girl's neurotic older sister, is easy to like and perhaps even easier to relate to."
--Baltimore CityPaper.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Lulu Awards

The Lulu Awards are happening at MOCCA this year!

Our own Emily Flake is emceeing the event and our own Julia Wertz is nominated for a Kim Yale Award (best new talent).

And speaking of awards, Emily won a Prism Award earlier this month for These Things Ain't Gonna Smoke Themselves. She beat the Hulk, which was also nominated for "accurate depiction of drug, alcohol, or tobacco use in a comic book story line."