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Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! Series

Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #17

Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #17
64 pages
$4.00 (+$1.25 s/h)
April 2014

From Casablanca to Central Booking, nothing ever really ends in the brand-new Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! In this issue, Earl Crown learns the price of beating the rap; Bill Hughes chases the ’58 Colts into history; and Margo Christie strips down to the Block of yore, plus a whole lot more.

Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! Occupational Hazards

Occupational Hazards
68 pages
$4.00 (+$1.25 s/h)
September 2013

From Desert Storm to dope deals gone bad, 32 writers, poets, and photographers share their hard-won wisdom of the working world. In this 27th installment of the Smile, Hon series Lise Wiseman has it her way with her former fast food career; one-time Tupperware® salesman Don Clark Jr. unseals the gender barrier; Fernando Quijano III tries his hand at drug-dealing; and Earl Crown reports from the dark heart of the sub-prime mortgage industry, plus a whole lot more.

Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #16

Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #16
60 pages
$4.00 (+$1.25 s/h)
April 2013

In this 60-page issue, Earl Crown plunges the bowels of the city's art scene; Cecilia M. Strakna lets her roots show; Keith A. Berry scopes out society's next fix; and D.R. Belz plots his upcoming Pulitzer, plus a whole lot more. Contributors include:

Alleyways

Alleyways
60 pages
$4.00 (+$1.25 s/h)
August 2012

If main-street facades embody the stuffy front parlors of urban existence, then alleyways are certainly its living quarters, a place where collars are opened, tongues are relaxed, and business gets done.

Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #15

Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #15
72 pages
$4.00 (+$1.25 s/h)
February 2012

Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! gets wet, dirty, naked, hungry, hurt, outraged, arrested and more as the popular, critically-acclaimed series from Eight-Stone Press returns with its fifteenth regular installment.

In this issue, OtherDrawlings praises gravy, Lisa Singer kicks the can, Timmy Reed pulls teeth, Dean Bartoli Smith takes out the trash, Geoffrey Welchman stops a cop, and Joe Higler goes to jail, plus a whole lot more.

Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #14

Hons, Crime, and Rats: The Baltimore Holy Trinity Gift Pack
$10.00 (+$3 s/h)
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Want to explain to out of town family and friends what makes Baltimore so special? Forget about the ironic Natty Boh t-shirt or the stale Berger's cookies, instead send them stories about the real Hons of Baltimore, rats the size of Mini Coopers, and of course the city's favorite sport (both active and spectator) - crime!

Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #14

Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #14
68 pages
$4.00 (+$1.25 s/h)
September 2011

In this expanded, 68-page issue, Rahne Alexander leads “a horticulture;” Earl Crown gets caught with his hand in the piranha tank; Fernando Quijano III prays in the temple of the moon; Lisa Wiseman takes it off; and Dan Reed recalls his first murder, plus a whole lot more.

Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! HON: Past, Present, & Future HON: Past, Present, & Future
56 pages
$3 (+$1 s/h)

From “birthright” to “state of being,” many Baltimoreans hold “hon” sacred, something as intrinsic to the city’s character as the Orioles, painted screens and Old Bay. This special edition of the award-winning zine Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! explores the various interpretations and implications of this simple term of endearment in a city struggling to reconcile its industrial past with an uncertain future.

Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! Lucky #13 Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! Lucky #13
60 pages
$3

In this issue, BILL HUGHES takes the plunge into Baltimore harbor; EARL CROWN soaks up the blood and booze of the old Baltimore music scene; STACEY A. PETERSON wonders if she made the right move in coming here; and JOE HIGLER comes face-to-face with the sniper himself, John Allen Muhammad, plus a whole lot more.

Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! WASTE COVER WASTE - A Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! Production
68 pages
$4

Number Two in Aisle Four. The World’s Largest Trash Can. Beautiful old buildings going to rot. And poop. Lots of poop. Here, more than two dozen area contributors weigh in on Waste - the latest theme issue in the award-winning Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! series from Eight-Stone Press.

Smile, Hon, You're in Flagrante! COVER Smile, Hon, You're in Flagrante!
80 pages
$5

Bondage, embarrassment and accident-induced impotence are but a handful of the sexual situations that arise in Smile, Hon, You’re in Flagrante!, the latest theme issue in the award-winning Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! series published by Eight-Stone Press.
In this issue, JENNA STROKER gives the neighbors a show; RAFAEL ALVAREZ checks into Room 829; ANAL ROBERTS gets Hammerjacked; MISSY KATZ gives foot; and LOLITA HONEYBUSH enjoys a mid-coitus siesta, plus a whole lot more.

Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #12 COVER Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #12
60 pages
$3

Old bones and family secrets are but a few items unearthed in Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! No. 12. In this issue, Siobhan Fitzpatrick fears only what lurks in the “urban terrarium” parked out front; Jeannie Hegarty clears her calendar for a drug bust next door; Ben Shaberman fancies himself a 2A contender; fate deals Rahne Alexander a flush; and Lisa Singer decides Baltimore is as far south as she's willing to work, plus a whole lot more.

Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #11 COVER Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #11
60 pages
$3

In this issue, SIOBHÁN FITZPATRICK plants petunias in Pigtown; LISA SINGER's anger management reserves the right to refuse service; SOMMER MARSDEN leads the way into temptation; CARYN COYLE turns heads; and PIPPY ROCKWELL considers the sociopolitical ramifications of sex-toy selection, plus a whole lot more.
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Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! Intersections COVER Intersections
56 pages
$3

Take a freewheeling ride through Charm City in the transit-themed Intersections. In this issue, Rosalia Scalia hunts Ducks in Little Italy; Ben A. Shaberman runs for his life; Joe Higler eludes certain death at the bus stop; J. Gavin Heck goes to Hell; and China Martens looks for the light at the end of the tunnel, plus a whole lot more.
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Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #10 COVER Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #10
60 pages
$3

Rented firearms, bocce balls and stolen meat are but a few of the chunks that bob to the surface of Charm City's stew. In this issue, Siobhan Fitzpatrick chases rats (as well as anything else that might be lurking in the cracks of Pigtown); J. Gavin Heck talks a friend down from the proverbial ledge; Jen Michalski wonders just who this "Chicken Bones" might be; Thomas Paul screens a revival of long-gone movie houses and Lisa D. Singer aims for center mass, plus a whole lot more.
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Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! Skin Deep COVER Skin Deep
60 pages (color centerfold)
$3

Eight-Stone Press gets under the skin of two dozen area contributors with SKIN DEEP, profiling their tattoos and the stories behind them. The staff of the Baltimore Tattoo Museum helps round out the issue, offering their own behind-the-needle perspectives.
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Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! Scars #9 COVER Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #9
48 pages
$3

In this issue, Sommer Marsden looks at love and loss on Harford Road through neon-colored glasses, Benn Ray (The Mobtown Shank) puts another dime in "Rose's Juke Box", Davida Gypsy Breier laments the demise of the North Point Flea Market and ESP Editor William P. Tandy talks with Jennifer Bodine, daughter of iconic Baltimore Sun photographer A. Aubrey Bodine and proprietor of www.AAubreyBodine.com.
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Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! Crime #8.75 COVER Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #8.75
Criminally Yours

48 pages
$3

Eight-Stone Press (ESP) teams with Baltimore's free weekly e-zine, THE MOBTOWN SHANK, to bring you CRIMINALLY YOURS, featuring the "best" crime-related encounters from 29 area contributors, guilty and otherwise . . .
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Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! Scars #8.5 COVER Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #8.5
SCARS!

48 pages
$3

In SHOW ME YOURS SHOW YOU MINE - the third special theme issue in the increasingly popular SMILE, HON, YOU'RE IN BALTIMORE! series from Eight-Stone Press (ESP) - 16 area writers, photographers and other artists share the experiences that have left them forever scarred in body and mind.
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Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #8 COVER Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #8
48 pages
$3

Towson attorney Harris “Bud” George sicks “The Flea” on unsuspecting adulterers, Hungover Gourmet Dan Taylor struggles to hold his own lunch down at Phillips Seafood Crabcake Eating Championship, and ESP Editor William P. Tandy interviews local filmmakers Ryan and Tracey Graham in the wake of their feature-length debut, Livelihood, plus a whole lot more.
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Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #7.75 COVER Infestation!
(Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #7.75)

48 pages
$3

A sometimes unsavory collection of tales of Charm City's unsung vermin. For Infestation! - the second-ever "theme" issue of ESP's increasingly popular Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! series - ESP Editor William P. Tandy compiled the stories, poetry, photography and other artwork of 18 regional contributors, each inspired by their own encounters with Rattus norvegicus.
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Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #7.5 COVER Giving Up the Ghost
(Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #7.5)

36 pages
$2

Don’t miss Giving Up the Ghost, a special collection of otherwordly encounters from Baltimore and (the great) beyond.
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Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #7 COVER Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #7
56 pages
$3

Poet Ryan McElroy (Charm City Art Space) puts his back to the pavement, Amy Lynwander (Fell’s Point Ghost Tours) finds that not all snakes live in the grass, Benn Ray (Atomic Books) questions Republican hunger for junkie-meat, George Martsoukos (Baltimore Gamers Alliance) insists that he can quit any time he wants to and Plan 9 from Outer Space star Conrad Brooks continues to make movies any way he can, plus a whole lot more.
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Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #6 COVER Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #6
56 pages
$3

Tracy Pickle throws rocks down a duckpin alley near you, Dan Taylor (The Hungover Gourmet) wants you to want Cheap Trick (and the Orioles) for all the right reasons, Michel E. Schuster haunts the Enchanted Forest, Susan Beverly visits D.C. in verse (as only a native Baltimorean can), and Benn Ray (Atomic Books) wonders if it’s all worth the wait in line, plus a whole lot more.
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Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #5 COVER Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #5
56 pages
$3

In this fifth installment of the zine Baltimore City Paper named “Best of Baltimore, 2004,” Benn Ray (Atomic Books) takes issue with a would-be assailant, Dan Taylor (The Hungover Gourmet) squints at area drive-ins by the dashboard light, and Davida Gypsy Breier (Xerography Debt) follows the Paddy’s Day Parade to the end of the rainbow, plus a whole lot more.
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Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #4 COVER Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #4
56 pages
$3

Follow Charm City from monumental heights to its deep-fried depths, get the dish on local eateries, wax poetic on the merits of the pre-work toke, and just see if Homicide’s chalk outlines really come out in this fourth issue. Contributors include Benn Ray (Atomic Books), Dan Taylor (The Hungover Gourmet), Blair Ewing (And to the Republic) and Davida Gypsy Breier (Xerography Debt)
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Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #3COVER Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #3
56 pages
$3

Indie booksellers, ex-Coast Guards and vodka-consoled English teachers help round out the cast of contributors for the zine The Johns Hopkins News-Letter calls “the literary equivalent of the Sizzler All-U-Can-Eat buffet . . .”
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Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #2 COVER Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #2
52 pages
$3

“Man been in prison 20, 30 years, come back to downtown Baltimore - he’d be los’.” Spend enough time in this town and you’ll never use hotel ice again.
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Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #1 COVER Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #1
60 pages
$3

The one that started it all. A look at life, liquor and libidinous siblings in Charm City.
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