From the Baltimore Fishbowl Events Page…

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

7:00pm – 8:00pm | FREE!

Atomic Books

Dash Shaw’s new graphic novel, New School (Fantagraphics) dramatizes the story of a boy moving to an exotic country and his infatuation with an unfamiliar culture that quickly shifts to disillusionment. His new comic “3 New Stories” tells tales of dystopian societies. And his new mini-comic “New Jobs” chronicles the life of two New Yorkers who, on the verge of having a child, have to find employment. Dash will be showing and discussing his work as well as presenting several of his short animations. Dash Shaw’s other graphic novels include the acclaimed Bottomless Belly Button and the experimental Bodyworld and the animation/comic hybrid The Unclothed Man In The 35th Century A.D.

A former student of the genius artist-seer-cartoonist Gary Panter, Dash, it’s fair to say, is something of a genius as well.” -Chris Ware

Tim Kreider’s collection of essays and cartoons, We Learn Nothing, has just been released in paperback by Simon & Schuster.In We Learn Nothing, satirical cartoonist Tim Kreider turns his funny, brutally honest eye to the dark truths of the human condition, asking big questions about human-sized problems: What if you survive a brush with death and it doesnt change you? Why do we fall in love with people we dont even like? How do you react when someone you’ve known for years unexpectedly changes genders?

Tim Kreider’s writing is heartbreaking, brutal and hilarious, usually at the same time. He can do in a few pages what I need several hours of screen time and tens of millions to accomplish. And he does it better. Come to think of it, I’d rather not do a blurb. I am beginning to feel bad about myself.” -Judd Apatow

“Tim Kreider may be the most subversive soul in America and his subversions, by turns public and intimate, political and cultural are just what our weary, mixed-up nation needs. The essays in We Learn Nothing are for anybody who believes it’s high time for some answers, damn it.” -Richard Russo

Tim will be showing and discussing his cartoons as well as reading and talking about his essays.

Tim Kreider’s other books include Why Do They Kill Me, Twilight of the Assholes and The Pain – When Will It End (which collects his long-running Baltimore City Paper comic strip). He has written for The New York Times, The Men’s Journal,, The Comics Journal, and Film Quarterly.

Read one of our favorite essays by Tim Kreider, The Busy Trap, in the New York Times. – The Eds.