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New Stuff This Week

Infernal Grotesque: Classical Paintings Of Hell, Demons, Witchcraft & Death by Gianfranco Sodoma (Deicide Press) $34.95 - From the Illuminated Masters series that collects images from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, steeped in beautiful horror, swirling with bizarre and hallucinatory nightmare. These images from 1400-1700 feature landscapes of Hell populated by demons, twisted monsters and the bloody tortures of the damned; saints tormented by infernal visions of devils, sin and the corruption of the flesh; witches’ sabbats of baby-eating, corpse resurrection and bestial fornication; and, finally, grim evocations of death, scattered with skulls, as a warning against earthly avarice and pride.

*ZINES*

Library Excavations #6 Notice to the Trade $6.00

East Village Inky #58 Harlem by Ayun Halliday $3.00

Kaleidoscope of Flies #1 $10.00

Momlove by Matan Oren $8.00

Purple Myrtle Squeegy, various issues, $1.50 each

Absurdly Yours #3 $1.00

Urban Guerrilla #19 $10.00

Razorblades and Aspirin #1 $8.00

*COMICS & MINIS*

Comics by Rachel Bard $5.00 each: Burning Out, Changelings

Sweaty vol 2 by Caroline Cash $12.00 - The second collection of hilarious short comics from local favorite Caroline Cash. Come for the examination of shoujo manga tropes, stay for the hilarious misuse of Hulu's one-month free trial policy (a helpful takeaway!). Also features cool exploded anatomical renderings and creepy-cute corgis. -Lane

Comics by Conor Stechschulte: Fence $5.00, Tintering $8.00

*GRAPHIC NOVELS*

Heretics!: The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy by Steven & Ben Nadler (Princeton University Press) $22.95 - Delightful intro to 16th-century philosophy by local father-son duo!

Architecture of an Atom by Juliacks (2dcloud) $44.95

Demon vol 3 by Jason Shiga $19.99 - The continuing adventures of Jimmy Yee, who finds immortality is dull.

Black Science TPB vol 6 Forbidden Realms and Hidden Truths by Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera $16.99

*ART & DESIGN BOOKS*

Feeling is Mutual by Rebecca Memoli $15.00

*FICTION*

The Empty Ones: A Novel by Robert Brockway $14.99 - In The Vicious Circuit series about mysterious angel-like creatures and cult activity.

*OUTER LIMITS*

Ancient Alien Ancestors: Advanced Technologies That Terraformed Our World by Will Hart $20.00 - Explores evidence for the theory of directed panspermia--that life on Earth and the landscape of Earth itself was engineered by extraterrestrials.

The Noble English Art of Self-Defence by Ned Donnelly (Pushkin Press) $9.95 - From The London Library series that reprints hilarious older books with outdated preposterousness. This one: 19th century boxing instructor with charming illustrations of a slightly paunchy boxer.

*MAGAZINES*

Bust #106 Aug Sep 17 Gina Rodriguez $6.99

Offscreen #17 The Human Side of Technology $20.00

Make vol 58 Aug Sep 17 The Community Issue $12.95

Fortean Times #355 Jul 17 $12.50

Fader #110 July Aug 17 Summer Music Issue $6.99

*CHAP BOOKS*

Golden Wedding Whiskey by Suzanna Zak $15.00

I Miss You With All 8000 Nerves of my Clitoris by Kay Kron $3.00

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Off-site! Humboldt Park Mini-Com

  And Quimby's will be tabling! Come one come all to the Humboldt Park Mini-Con! This all-day event will feature tables, lectures, workshops, crafts, games, story times, screenings, and so much more, all about your favorite comics, shows, movies, and fandoms. Come dressed up as your favorite character, and be prepared to have fun! Featuring: Anne Elizabeth Moore Corinne Mucha Brown and Proud Press Zach Lehner Quimby's Bookstore Challengers Comics LMC Chicago Oliv …

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New Stuff This Week

Songy of Paradise by Gary Panter (Fantagraphics) $34.99 - An inspired interpretation of John Milton’s retelling of the story of Jesus being tempted by Satan after being baptized by John the Baptist and fasting for forty days and nights in the Judaean Desert. Panter’s version doesn’t rely on Milton’s words, but faithfully follows the structure of Milton’s Paradise Regained, with one notable exception: Jesus has been replaced by a hillbilly, Songy, who is on a vision quest before …

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