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John Dermot Woods
Oct 16, 2014
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Recently I had the chance to illustrate every page of Shane Jones’s new book Paper Champion, just out from Civil Coping Mechanisms), which was the most fun drawing project I’ve undertaken in a while.
Shane’s book is coming out, coincidentally. at the same time as The Baltimore Atrocities Shane was good enough to read my book and had this to say:
"I love the The Baltimore Atrocities As individual pieces each stands on its own, but when you add the illustrations and the story builds, what’s fragmented and wonderful becomes a cohesive monster of a book.”
The Baltimore Atrocities will be available in a few days. You can order it here.

Recently I had the chance to illustrate every page of Shane Jones’s new book Paper Champion, just out from Civil Coping Mechanisms), which was the most fun drawing project I’ve undertaken in a while.

Shane’s book is coming out, coincidentally. at the same time as The Baltimore Atrocities Shane was good enough to read my book and had this to say:

"I love the The Baltimore Atrocities As individual pieces each stands on its own, but when you add the illustrations and the story builds, what’s fragmented and wonderful becomes a cohesive monster of a book.”

The Baltimore Atrocities will be available in a few days. You can order it here.

Oct 14, 2014
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Tomorrow Civil Coping Mechanisms will publish Shane Jones’s PAPER CHAMPION. I illustrated every page of the book. See what happens when a man and woman try to fight their way from beneath the sea.
(Above is my original cover illustration.)

Tomorrow Civil Coping Mechanisms will publish Shane Jones’s PAPER CHAMPION. I illustrated every page of the book. See what happens when a man and woman try to fight their way from beneath the sea.

(Above is my original cover illustration.)


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Reblogged from theothernotebook

Oct 10, 2014
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Night-Light →

I’ve got a new story about waiting to eat shabu-shabu up at Time Out NY. It’s part of their NYC fall fiction special.

Oct 9, 2014
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Porochista K. (fellow former B’more resident) gave The Baltimore Atrocities a read, and had this say:
"With the The Baltimore Atrocities, John Dermot Woods creates his own contribution to American Gothic-a sort of uncanny mid-Atlantic noir that is unlike anything you’ve ever read. Woods weaves a classic narrative of young men trying to reclaim the troubling holes in their pasts with sketches inspired by America’s weirdest city. This marvelously illustrated cabinet of curiosities shows you the odds and ends are often worth more than just a sweeping sum of the parts. A dazzling journey.”
It’ll be published in a few weeks by Coffee House Press and is available here.

Porochista K. (fellow former B’more resident) gave The Baltimore Atrocities a read, and had this say:

"With the The Baltimore Atrocities, John Dermot Woods creates his own contribution to American Gothic-a sort of uncanny mid-Atlantic noir that is unlike anything you’ve ever read. Woods weaves a classic narrative of young men trying to reclaim the troubling holes in their pasts with sketches inspired by America’s weirdest city. This marvelously illustrated cabinet of curiosities shows you the odds and ends are often worth more than just a sweeping sum of the parts. A dazzling journey.”

It’ll be published in a few weeks by Coffee House Press and is available here.

Oct 7, 2014
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HTML Giant is coming to an end. For my money, the best conversations over there started with Justin Taylor’s posts back in the early days. I’ve always admired how Justin reads (and writes).
He read The Baltimore Atrocities and had this to say: “Like a lost season of The Wire directed by Richard Linklater, The Baltimore Atrocities beguiles, bemuses, often horrifies, and never fails to impress. John Woods renders small moments of intimacy and violence with remarkable compression and eerie calm; together they form a rich, disturbing portait of the city-as-zonked-out-slaughterhouse, its denizens both the butchers and the butchered.”
The book is will be out next week and is available for order at the Coffee House Press website (and the other places you know how to find).

HTML Giant is coming to an end. For my money, the best conversations over there started with Justin Taylor’s posts back in the early days. I’ve always admired how Justin reads (and writes).

He read The Baltimore Atrocities and had this to say: “Like a lost season of The Wire directed by Richard Linklater, The Baltimore Atrocities beguiles, bemuses, often horrifies, and never fails to impress. John Woods renders small moments of intimacy and violence with remarkable compression and eerie calm; together they form a rich, disturbing portait of the city-as-zonked-out-slaughterhouse, its denizens both the butchers and the butchered.”

The book is will be out next week and is available for order at the Coffee House Press website (and the other places you know how to find).

The Baltimore Atrocities will be released in a couple of weeks by Coffee House Press. Some writers (and, more importantly, readers) whose work means a lot to me, had some things to say about the book.
“The Baltimore Atrocities unfolds like a conspiracy theorist’s web of coincidence and correlation, its pages seemingly the artifact of its own investigation, an inquiry as much about organizing the fallout of loss as it is about solving its mystery. John Dermot Woods’s stunningly illustrated novel is one of the most intelligent and moving books you’re likely to read this year, a striking accomplishment from one of our most distinctive writers.”
- Matt Bell, author of In the House Upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods

The Baltimore Atrocities will be released in a couple of weeks by Coffee House Press. Some writers (and, more importantly, readers) whose work means a lot to me, had some things to say about the book.

The Baltimore Atrocities unfolds like a conspiracy theorist’s web of coincidence and correlation, its pages seemingly the artifact of its own investigation, an inquiry as much about organizing the fallout of loss as it is about solving its mystery. John Dermot Woods’s stunningly illustrated novel is one of the most intelligent and moving books you’re likely to read this year, a striking accomplishment from one of our most distinctive writers.”

- Matt Bell, author of In the House Upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods

Oct 4, 2014
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Years of work just showed up in a box from Coffee House Press. Feels good to hold this book.

Years of work just showed up in a box from Coffee House Press. Feels good to hold this book.

Sep 29, 2014
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Had a really good time reading and chatting with Catherine Lacey and Chelsea Kurnick at the Casserole last night. You can see the reading-conversation here.

Sep 26, 2014
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"That’s the one from Brookshire!"


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