The Inspiration Behind “Fires Above Hyperion”


There have been only a few times when I actually paused as events in my life were unfolding and said to myself, “One day I’m going to have to write about this.”

In 2007 Griffith Park in LA, above Hyperion Blvd, had caught fire.  The sky was an odd painterly red and purple and it served as a ideal backdrop to the end days of a long term relationship.  The surreal atmosphere and constant smell of ash in the air had left me nostalgic.

It was then, as I was going through this rough break up, I found the impetus for this book.  “Fires Above Hyperion” is a darkly humored collection of interwoven short stories about my love life.  All my fuck ups, all the times I’ve been fucked over and all the guys I’ve ever given a fuck about.


Invincible Days by Patrick Atangan

I did an interview for Broken Frontier about my new book and some other stuff.


I will also be in San Francisco this weekend signing my book at the APE con.  Will also have some poster and original art for sale too!  Hope to see you there.

43 Reasons to Love Summer

I’m looking forward to Invincible Days coming out this week.  I wrote this book over a period of about 10 years so there are a lot of stories that didn’t make the cut.  These are supplemental pages that I could quite fit in due to pacing issues.  The book is divided into 4 sections each themed on a particular season.  It is about growing up I use the change of seasons as a metaphor for the passage of time and the death of childhood.

43 Reasons to Love Summer
43 Reasons to Love Summer


INVINCIBLE DAYS by Patrick Atangan – in stores soon!

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Invincible Days by Patrick Atangan

This Fall NBM will be publishing Invincible Days, a book of collected short stories that I have been working on for the past 10 years.  This is a short interview of a webseries I did with a friend a few years back explaining the project and my process.

In the interview this book is referred to simply as “Short Stories,” as was the working title.