Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Atomic Elbow: Issue 18!

There are now 18 issues of The Atomic Elbow. Here is the most recent one:

Just look at that cover! It's really good. It's by Jarrett Williams. There's more from him later.

Ben Welton is back, and he brought some SPOOOKY MONSTERS with him.

Nathan O'Brien has an interview with Tony Erba. I got worried that I spelled Natan's name wring in the issue, but I just checked and I didn't.

I have never been to Green Bay, Wisconsin, but Scott Holland has. He saw some wrestling matches there. Read all about it!

Michael Francis talked to William Regal about his career. It's a great article. Because William Regal and Michael Francis are great guys.

Remember Jarrett Williams? From earlier? Well, the third volume of his Super Pro K.O.! series comes out soon and there's an exclusive comic in this issue of The Atomic Elbow. That is exciting!

I wrote way too much about an ECW show from 1996. I had to make the pictures in this article really small to get the pagination for this issue to work out right. It's okay, though, because this article solves some important mysteries.

This issue is available right now at The Atomic Elbow Online Store. I would be really happy if you went over there and bought a copy or two.


Friday, March 18, 2016

The Atomic Elbow: Issue 17

Issue 17 is here!

My friend Patrick Dean did that cover. It's GREAT.

This issue features interior art from my friend Klon, but I'm not sure if Klon has a website. I'll have to ask him.

There's an interview with stand-up comedian, actor, podcast host, and former WWE writer Matt McCarthy.

Benjamin Welton is back again with an article about pre-Undertaker Mean Mark.

There's an NXT show report from Jared Cheek.

Avery Boysenberry talked to Jeff Cannonball about all sorts of stuff. That's in here, too.

There's another comic rom Łukasz Kowalczuk.

And there's some stuff about a wrestling show from the year 2000 in Australia. It had Dennis Rodman in it.

All of this can be yours by visiting The Atomic Elbow Online Store.

I've also reduced the prices of issues 9, 10, 11, and 12. And now here's the awkward part. You know I like you, right? Well, I do. I think you're super great. But because of the increase in postage rates as of the end of January of this year, I have added a dollar for shipping to the price of The Atomic Elbow. I don't feel great about this, but in order to keep doing this thing, I kind of have to do this. It's not you, it's me.

Anyway, I hope you will order things from me. It's fun for both of us!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

The Atomic Elbow Enamel Pins!


Check this out:

I had some 1.5" enamel pins made of Beaver's Atomic Elbow logo.

You can get one in The Atomic Elbow Online Store right now. Go for it!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Atomic Elbow: Issue 16

Hi, everyone.

Issue 16 is done. This one's jam-packed with excitement. Are you ready to read a list of the contents? If not, please do whatever you need to do to get ready, or maybe go to another website. Because this website's about to list the contents of The Atomic Elbow Issue 16.

First, let's talk about the cover.

Look at that. It's great, right? I hope you said or thought "right" after you read that question, because "right" is the correct answer. This issue's cover was done by my friend Joey Weiser, who makes, among other things, a comic called Mermin. You should check his work out. You will like it.

Now let's talk about what's inside.

I went to Chicago and I wrote a thing about it.

You know who I saw in Chicago? A bunch of people. One of whom was (and is) Scott "Star of Savage" Holland. He wrote a thing about some wrestling we saw.

Michael Francis interviewed the people who make the How 2 Wrestling podcast.

Benjamin Welton wrote about the time Brian Pillman pulled a gun on "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.

Carlos Valdez interviewed Mike Watt about wrestling. Mike Watt is one of the greatest people to ever live, so you know this is gonna be good.

JRC is back with an article about M.U.S.C.L.E.

I interviewed Kenny Omega.

Kieran Shiach wrote about millennials, but I'm too old to understand it. That was a joke. Maybe.

There's more great stuff in this issue from Łukasz Kowalczuk.

And, as has come to be a tradition around here, there's a drawing from the Hand of Beaver.

Wow, that's a LOT of stuff, and it can all be yours by visiting the Atomic Elbow Online Store and giving me some of your money. ALSO, there's a comic by Box Brown in this one, but you're gonna have to buy a copy to see it. It's a SECRET COMIC. Why not do that right now?


Friday, October 30, 2015

It's Time!

I have 15 shirts left from my recent event in Chicago.

The sizes are VERY limited.

They are available right now in the Atomic Elbow Online Store.

The art's by Butt Coffin, and the logo's by Beaver. They were printed by the LVAC. If you know about The Atomic Elbow, you probably knew all of that already.

You're one of the good ones.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Atomic Elbow: Issue 15

This is the part of the blog entry where I tell you some seemingly unconnected facts about things and then try to tie them in with the publication of the latest issue of The Atomic Elbow. Then I tell you about how you really don't care about those things and that you probably want to know about the new issue. Then I post a photograph of the cover of Issue 15.

Now I write about how that cover is by JB Roe and I tell you about how awesome he is. I also tell you that he did the back cover for this issue and it is really good, too.

Now I write briefly about the articles in this issue to try to make you interested in buying a copy. I will tell you that Scott Holland wrote an article about a restaurant and then I will post a photo of a copy of issue 15 open to that article.

The next couple of sentences are about Ed Blair's article about a CHIKARA show in Chicago. It is a good article about a fun event. Here is a photograph of a copy of Issue 15 open to the first page of Ed's article.

Pretend I made a joke about how I should have maybe obscured the text of these articles instead of "giving it away for free" on the internet. Then read some sentences about D. Louthen's Interview with Kevin Condron. This is a good interview and I think you will like it.

Following D.'s article is an article by Kieran Shiach about the WWE Diva's division. It is also about other things. I will tell you that this is a good article. I will write this because it is true, but I will also tell you that I think everything in this issue is good. Get ready for another photograph of some paper.

I am unhappy with the kerning of some of the letters in the title of Kieran's article, but it's been printed now, so there's not a lot I can do. Maybe here I will make a joke about that sort of thing and then provide an awkward transition into telling you that there is a comic by Łukasz Kowalczuk in this issue. It is also very good.

Now I will mention that I wrote a very long article about NWA Battle of the Belts 3 and maybe make a self-deprecating joke about how I think it is too long and not very good, but in truth, I think it is okay. Then another photo.

I will tell you that there is another drawing by The Hand of Beaver in this issue, but I will not show you the whole drawing. this is for "marketing" reasons. I am trying to get your money.

Some words here that will try to convince you, for the final time, to part with what I feel is a reasonable amount of money for all of the material that I have shown you. And now a link to The Atomic Elbow Online Store where you can purchase this issue and more (if that is what you want to do.)

Finally, a short note about how much I appreciate your support. This will probably sound hollow and insincere. I will try to tell you that I really do mean this, but the impression of insincerity will only grow when you read that. That is how these things work. A final reminder that I hope you will buy this fanzine., and maybe fun joke to end this blog entry.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

The Atomic Elbow: A Brief Update

Hi, everyone. There are some things I want to tell you about, and this is, I suppose, the best way I have of telling you about them, so here we go.

THING ONE: Issues 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 are all currently back in print. This is the most issues that have ever been in print at the same time. It's too much. This will be the last printing of issues 9 and 10. It may be the last printing of number 11. I'm not sure about that yet.

As most of you know, I am quite bad at promoting my stuff, but I really like it when people read The Atomic Elbow. So, if you like this stuff, maybe tell your friends and family and maybe they will like it, too? I don't know. I don't know those people. They seem pretty cool, I guess. You can, as always order copies from The Atomic Elbow Online Store.

THING TWO: Issues 5, 6, 7, and 8 have been collected in a book that will be available for pre-order soon from Square of Opposition Records.

I really hope you order a copy. Maybe order three copies. Square of Opposition was nice enough to publish this, and I sure don't want them to regret it. Keep watching their website. I'm sure I won't be able to shut up about it when it's available, either.

THING THREE: There will probably be a book release party at Bizarro Wuxtry in Athens when the book is released. It's probably just gonna be a three or four people I know standing around and looking at each other, but there will probably be free potato chips there, so it'll be worth going to.

THING FOUR: Issue 15 should be out by the end of September. It's going to be good.

THING FIVE: I will be attending the CHIKARA show in Chicago on October 23rd. I'm also trying to plan a thing for the next day, but I'm not sure what's gonna happen. That's a long time away. Something will happen.

THING SIX: I'm probably going to have to increase my postage prices soon. Not by much, but please don't be mad at me if I start charging $5.50 instead of $5.00 for a copy of The Atomic Elbow. I am going to try to avoid doing this for as long as I can.

Thanks for reading all of this. Go have fun with your friends.