New Stuff This Week

whatnerveWhat Nerve!: Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present by Dan Nadel, Dominic Molon, Roger Brown and Robert Cozzolino (RISD Museum of Art/D.A.P) $40.00 – What Nerve! reveals a hidden history of American figurative painting, sculpture and popular imagery. It documents and/or restages four installations, spaces or happenings, in Chicago, San Francisco, Detroit and Providence, which were crucial to the development of figurative art in the United States. Several of the better-known artists in What Nerve! have been the subject of significant exhibitions or publications, but this is the first major volume to focus on the broader impact of figurative art to connect artists and collectives from different generations and regions of the country. These are: from Chicago, the Hairy Who (James Falconer, Art Green, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, Suellen Rocca, Karl Wirsum); from California, Funk artists (Jeremy Anderson, Robert Arneson, Roy De Forest, Robert Hudson, Ken Price, Peter Saul, Peter Voulkos, William T. Wiley); from Detroit, Destroy All Monsters (Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, Niagara, Jim Shaw); and from Providence, Forcefield (Mat Brinkman, Jim Drain, Leif Goldberg, Ara Peterson). Created in collaboration with artists from these groups, the historical moments at the core of What Nerve! are linked by work from six artists who profoundly influenced or were influenced by the groups: William Copley, Jack Kirby, Elizabeth Murray, Gary Panter, Christina Ramberg and H.C. Westermann.

Heart Seed by Leslie Perrine $4.00
Huffin Textas a Secret History of Dexter Fletcher by Dexter Fletcher $4.50
Quiet Riot AKA The Shy Sober Kid Zine by Riot Brrrl $2.50
Pond Rot #1 (Panoptic Press ) $4.00

Comics & Minis
Lies die Kind by Lilli Loge $9.00
Long Divisions #1 by Paddy Johnston $4.00
Programming with Grawlixes #2 How Grawlixes Structured Comix by Marc Van Elburg $4.00
Press Pot Brew Proper Procedure for the Uninitiated by Chris Sabatini $4.00
Doll Matrix $7.00
Sylvia Leeds the Colonel Throws a Ball by Jessica Campbell and Aaron Renier $5.00
Trubble Club #8 $6.00
From Oily Comics: Dumpling King #5 by Alex Kim, Word and Voice #12 by Aaron Cockle, Bastard #1 by Max De Radigues, Luv Sucker #2 by Charles Forsman, Nu #1  by Sacha Goerg, Missy #2  by Daryl Seitchik

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Bodblestein by Trubble Club $10.00 – 5,832 possible exquisite corpses generated by the most exquisite of Clubs.
The Best American Comics 2014 ed. by Scott McCloud and Bill Kartalopoulos $25.00 – Hyperbole and a Half, R. Crumb, Michael Deforge, Gilbert Hernandez, Aidan Koch, Raina Telegemeier, Adrian Tomine, Chris Ware and more.
Bumf vol 1: I Buggered the Kaiser by Joe Sacco (Fantagraphics) $14.99 – New short stories from popular comics journalist.
Blacksad Amarillo by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido (Dark Horse) $17.99
Crossed vol 10 Badlands by Garth Ennis & friends $19.99
Minimum Wage Book 1 Focus On the Strange by Bob Fingerman $14.99
Locke and Key TPB vol 6 Alpha and Omega  by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez $24.99
Gigantic Beard That Was Evil by Stephen Collins $20.00

Art & Design Books
Soviet Space Dogs by Olesya Turkina, Damon Murray and Stephen Sorrell (Fuel) $32.95 – Ephemera (from cigarette packets to sweet wrappers and children’s toys and stamps) of homeless Soviet dogs sent into space. Beautiful and sometimes even heartbreaking.
Dieselpunk: Retro Futures Of the All-Amercan Art Deco Years by Stefan Paris (Graffito) $35.00 – Thirty different artists time warp the aesthetics of the interwar years in the U.S. Jazz, big band, swing; and glamorous transatlantic travel; as well as true movie stars, Prohibition, radio, skyscrapers, outrageously impressive cars, and serious talk of going to the moon. Think the 20s through the 50s.
Coloring Book Of Unfortunate Situations for Adults by Claire Siepser $14.00
Pen and Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them by Isaac Fitzgerald and Wendy MacNaughton $22.00
Tattoo by Pascal Bagot, Joe Cummings, Anna Felicity Friedman and Sébastien Galliot (Musée du Quai Branly/Actes Sud) $60.00 – Tattoos from ancient times to the present exploring such Native North American tattoos; American tattooing from the Revolution through the 1980s; Russian criminal tattooing; European sideshow culture; Japan’s tattoo boom during the Edo period; tattooing in the Marquesas Islands, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand; and newly emerging tattoo cultures around the world.

Inheritors Powder: A Tale of Arsenic Murder and the New Forensic Science by Sandra Hempel $15.95
The Penguin Book of Witches, compiled and edited by Katherine Howe $17.00 – Chilling real-life accounts of witches, from medieval Europe through colonial America.
The Command to Look: A Master Photographer’s Method for Controlling the Human Gaze by William Mortensen, George Dunham, Michael Moynihan and Larry Lytle (Feral House) $20.00 – The Command to Look was one of William Mortensen’s most influential and sought-after books, and has been out of print for fifty years. Reproduced here in full, this book includes an essay by Michael Moynihan on how its images influenced the occult “lesser magic” of the founder of the Church of Satan, Anton Szandor LaVey. The book reproduces fifty-five images of Mortensen’s best work and text by the wittiest and most biting writers on photography of their time.
Mrs. Wakeman vs. the Antichrist: And Other Strange-but-True Tales from American History by Robert Damon Schneck $16.95 – The wild and weird side to America’s past: strange creatures, bizarre happenings, fantastical figures, the man who preached good health through blood-drinking, homemade guillotines, magical ape-men on Mt. St. Helens, the origin of evil clowns driving vans and more.

Music & Film Books
Starting at Zero His Own Story by Jimi Hendrix $17.00
Turn Around Bright Eyes: A Karaoke Jounrey of Starting Over Falling In Love  and Finding Your Voice by Rob Sheffield $15.99 – Now in soft cover.
Edgewise: A Picture of Cookie Mueller by Chloé Griffin (Bbooks Verlag) $24.95 – Don’t miss author Chloé Griffin talking about this book here at Quimby’s 10/28, featuring a reading, multimedia presentation and conversation between the author and writer Britt Julious. Cookie Mueller was a firecracker, a cult figure, a wild child, a writer, a go-go dancer, a mother and a queer icon. She was an actress in John Waters films, then an art critic, writer of hilarious stories and a maven of New York’s downtown art world. This oral history includes interviews with the people who knew her, including John Waters, Mink Stole, Gary Indiana, Sharon Niesp, Max Mueller, Linda Yablonsky, Richard Hell, Amos Poe and Raymond Foye. The contributors take us from the late-1960s artist communes of Baltimore to 1970s Provincetown and New York, through 1980s Berlin and Positano. There’s artwork, photos and more.

Honoré de Balzac’s The Physiology of the Employee (Wakefield Press), With caricatures by  Louis Joseph Trimolet. $13.95 – Before there was Kafka, there was this text from 1841. It’s a field guide to the cogs and wheels of bureaucracy, with the various classifications of the office employee, from the Intern to the Clerk (all ten species, from Dapper to Bootlicker to Drudger) to Office Manager, Department Head, Office Boy and Pensioner. Sounds a little too familiar, doesn’t it? Might we suggest this as the perfect graduation gift for the fresh-faced and ambitious college graduate, about to enter the work force, to prepare them for the inevitable stifling disillusion with the world due to oppressive paperwork and soul killing office politics?

Fiction & Books For Fiction Enthusiasts
Bolano: A Biography in Conversations by Monica Maristain (Melville House) $26.95
Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer $17.99

Childrens Books
Graveyard Book vol 2 by Neil Gaiman and Craig P. Russell $19.99
Johnny Boo Zooms To the Moon by James Kolchalka (Top Shelf) $9.95

Uppercase #23 A Magazine For the Creative and Curious $18.00 – The Calligraphy and Lettering Issue.
Adult #2 Rigor of Beauty $20.00
Tank vol 8 #2 Aut 14 City Limits $21.99
AnOther Magazine #27 Fall Win 14 $14.99
Greenroom #3 Fall 14 $7.00
Wire Oct 14 #368 $9.99
Decibel #121 Nov 14 $5.99
She Shreds #6 Oct 14 The Magazine Dedicated to Women Guitarists $7.00
Paper Magazine Oct 14 vol 31 #2 $5.00
Dirty Queer Magazine #6 $10.00

Lit Journals
Midwestern Gothic #15 Fall 14 $12.00
The Iowa Review vol 44 #2 Fall 14 $9.95

New Stuff This Week

unicornholeUnicornhole by Kate Lacour $4.00 – Yes, it’s exactly what you think. That is, if you think of unicorn horns are sexy.



SLINGSHOTS ARE HERE! 2015 Organizers from the Slingshot Collective in Berkeley, CA are here. Variety of colors, radical history notes for every day, infoshop/radical contact list, suggested radical reading lists, address book/phone number section for all your anarchist friends and even some blank pages for notes.  Pocket size is $6.00, and the large is $12.00.


Large 2015 Slingshot Organizers just rolled in!!!!

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Hundred Million Goons $10.00
Last Night at the Casino #9 Sep 14 $3.00
Racing Form 2015 Aldertrack, Chicagos Aldermanic Election Authority Since 2007 by Michael Kenna and John Coughlin $7.00

Comics & Minis
I’m Working on It by Alex Dahm $2.00
Masterplasty by James Harvey (Vertigo) $5.99
Chieftains Issue #1 Chapter 1 Follow the Ore by Daniel Bernard and Danielle Storey $5.99
Mystery Repeats by Jen Rickert $3.00
Press Pot Brew: Proper Procedure for the Uninitiated by Chris Sabatini $4.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Loverboys by Gilbert Hernandez (Dark Horse) $19.99
Power of Tank Girl $24.99
Happy Stories About Well Adjusted People by Joe Ollmann (Conundrum) $20.00
Black Hand Comics  by Wes Craig $19.99
Fables Deluxe Edition Book 9 HC by Bill Willingham & Friends $29.99
The Man Who Laughs, A Graphic Novel by Victor Hugo, David Hine & Mark Stafford (Self-Made Hero) $19.95 – The inspiration for the Joker!
The Warren Commission Report: A Graphic Investigation TPB by Dan Mishkin & Friends $17.95

Art & Design
Watch Channel 38 Every Night Until Jesus Comes by Ralph Coon $20.00
Toilet Paper Dec 1944 $19.00

Outer Limits
The Book of Immortality: The Science Belief and Magic Behind Living Forever by Adam Leith Gollner $16.00
Marijuana For Everybody: The Definitive Guide to Getting High Feeling Good and Having Fun by Elise McDonough $16.95
The Steampunk Users Manual: An Illustrated Practical and WHimsical Guide to Creating Retro-Futurist Dreams by Jeff VanderMeer $24.95
The Art of Gothic: Music, Fashion, Art, Culture by Natasha Scharf $35.00

Empathy Exams: Essays by Leslie  Jamison (Graywolf) $15.00

Daily Dishonesty: The Beautiful Little Lies We Tell Ourselves Every Day by Lauren Hom $12.95

Werner Herzog: A Guide For the Perplexed, Conversations with Paul Cronin $40.00

Consumed $26.00

Sex & Sexy
Wings of Angels vol 2 A Tribute to the Art of WWII Pinup and Aviation by Malak (Schiffer) $39.99

Creative Nonfiction #53 Fall 14 Mistakes $10.00
Tom Tom Magazine #19 In The Studio $6.00
New Asterisk Sep Oct 14 $7.99
Hi-Fructose #33 $7.99
Bizarre #219 Oct 14 $10.50
Fantastic Man #20 Fall Win 14 $14.99
Gentlewoman #10 Fall Win 14 $14.99
Bust Oct Nov 14 vol 89 $5.99
Hypebeast #8 Perspective Issue $12.00
Brown Rice Magazine Fall Win 14 $6.00
Monster Children #44 $11.99
Diabolique #22 Sep Oct 14 $9.98
Cinema Scope #60 $5.95
Cinema Retro vol 10 #30 $11.99
Maximumrocknroll #377 Oct 14 $4.99
Shindig #42 $12.99
Mojo #2251 Oct 14 $9.99
Monocle vol 8 #77 Oct 14 $12.00
AdBusters Nov Dec 14 $12.95
Dissent Fall 14 $10.00
Tattoo Energy #91 $10.99
TSQ vol 1 #1 #3 Aug 14 Transgender Studies Quarterly $12.00
Inked Nov 14 #65 $6.99

Lit Mags & Chap Books
Woman A Timeless Object by Sara Macias and Kim Holland $7.00
Tweeds #2 $15.00
Monday Night #13 $7.00

Kids Stuff
Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman $5.99

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Damen Blue Line Closed (Stop Closest to Quimby’s) Oct 22nd to Dec 22nd, 2014

damenstopAs a part of the Chicago Transit Authority’s $494 million Your New Blue project, the California and Damen Blue Line stations will be temporary closed this autumn to complete major renovation work. From September 4 to October 16, the California station will be closed and the Damen station will be closed from October 20 until December 22. That’s the blue line stop closest to Quimby’s. The Western stop, which received a complete overhaul fifteen years ago, will remain open during the station improvements. Both the California and Damen stations were originally opened in 1895 and will receive both exterior and interior facelifts that will include new LED lighting, repairs to the floors and stairs, new bike racks and new artwork. In addition to the station improvements, the CTA believes that the upgrades will help alleviate congestion and improve overall service. During the California and Damen closures, the CTA will not offer free shuttle service like it did during the more recent weekend closures the Sun-Times is reporting. However, the CTA will run more buses along the #56 Milwaukee Ave. line during rush hour periods.

More info:
·California, Damen Blue Line stations to close for rehab [Sun-Times]
·Station, Track & Infrastructure Improvements [CTA]

Need to take public trans to Quimby’s? You can take the North Ave #72 bus that gets off at Wolcott and we’re right there!

New Stuff This Week


I Don’t Hate Your Guts: The Diary of Noah Van Sciver 2014 (2D Cloud) $5.00 – Existential dread, self loathing, a grinding day job…it’s thirty days of Noah Van Sciver’s life told in beautifully drawn diary comics.  Watch as Noah slowly implodes into a tragically self-destruc…WHAT THE?! He gets a girlfriend?!!?!  -NB 

Communicating Vessels #26 Fall Win 14 15 $3.50
Peanut Gallery Goes to Hell by R Burns $3.00
Liner Notes $6.00
Liner Notes by Emmy Colon $6.00
Against Competition by Marc Fischer & Kione Kochi (Temporary Services) $5.00
UnOther #1 by Gonzalo $7.00
Alamo Igloo #17 by Keith Herzik $5.00
Pineapple Sage by Dalice Malice $2.00
Plastic Knife #12 From Here to There a Split Zine $3.00
Mechanical Yammering #2 The Sound and the Fury of Lists $2.00
You Must Always Have a Secret Plan #3 by Amy Madden $3.00
Horseplay #1 by Diamond Stingily $5.00
Publishing in the Realm of Plant Fibers and Electrons by Marc Fischer & Kione Kochi (Temporary Services) $8.00 – Publishing in the Realm of Plant Fibers and Electrons by Marc Fischer & Kione Kochi $8.00 – How and why y’all should be making your own publications. The Temporary Services kids explain their processes and reasoning behind their small press.  Riso printed at the Publishing Clearing House, a public exhibition of small press printing in downtown Chicago. Put that kindle down, and start the fire of small press publishing in your heart! -NB

Comics & Minis
From Pegacorn Press! Down By the Bay by Aimee Lusty, Other Way #2 by Lale Westvind
Laskimooses #19 Toivonsateen Pilkahous by HerraMatti Hagelbergin $7.00
Fun O Planet #1 Failed Alien by Nathan Ward $5.00
Blackstar #6 by Jeff Zwirek $5.00
Growler Comix #1 The Dust Bunny Demon $2.00
Heart Farts by Cara Bean, Rebecca Viola and Jason Viola $4.00 – This collection of comics is about dreams (specifically about Tom Brady!), bento box lunches, teaching, creativity and pets (cats! dogs!) and more. Cara Bean illustrates her own work that centers around mindful teaching, and Rebecca Viola’s writing about the love of past pets illustrated by husband Jason Viola is compelling and heartful. Thoughtful work. -LM
Peehole #13 Danziggy V BlackAcidDevilsFoodCake by Jim Donaldson $3.00
Comets Comets by Blaise Larmee $5.00
Family Portraits Issues One Through Three by Sam Orchard $10.00 each
WOH Comic by Jen Rickert $1.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Bumperhead by Gilbert Hernandez (D&Q) $21.95
Marx  by Corinne Maier & Anne Simon (Nobrow) $19.95
Hip Hop Family Tree Box Set 1970s thrugh 1981 and 1981 to 1983 by Ed Pisko (Fantagraphics) $59.99 – Collects both the first 2 volumes of Hip Hop Famly History.
Bagnarelli Bianca ed. by Michael Fife $19.95 – Collects Issues 1 through 6 or Compendiums 1 and 2.
Sing No Evil by JP Ahonen and KP Alare $15.95
Fish by Bianca Bagnarelli (Nobrow) $11.00
Rise of Aurora West by Paul Pope and friends (First Second) $9.99 – Another volume of hte Battling Boy series.
Doctors by Dash Shaw (Fantagraphics) $16.99
In a Glass Grotesquely by Richard Sala (Fantagraphics) $19.99
Ricky Rouse Has A Gun by Jorg Tittel & John Aggs (Self Made Hero) $24.95

Art & Design
Arttitude vol 2 ed. by Frederic Claquin (Schiffer) $39.99
Step Right Up: Classic American Target and Arcade Forms ed by Richard Tucker and Valerie Tucker (Schiffer) $45.00
Training Days: The Subway Artists Then and Now and Henry Chalfant and Sacha Jenkins $19.95
Graffiti South Africa by Cale Waddacor $45.00
Hello Kitty Nail Art: Step by Step Instructions for Creating 20 Sanrio Themed Characters by Masako Kojima (Abrams) $39.95 – Comes with decals!

Desistance by Peter Sotos $25.00
Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness  by Ralph Temple (Akashic) $17.95
Kill Manual by Cassandra Troyan (Artifice) $13.95
Does Not Love by James Tadd Adcox (Curbside Splendor) $14.95
Consumed by David Cronenberg $26.00
Different Bed Every Time by Jac Jemc (Dzanc) $14.95
Losing Gainesville by Brian Costello (Curbside Splendor) $15.95
The Phantom Coach: A Connoisseur’s Collection of Victorian Ghost Stories ed. by M. Sims $17.00
The New Annotated HP Lovecraft $39.99

Film & Music
The Room: The Definitive Guide by Ryan Finnigan $24.99 – Oh hai, Mark. Includes interviews with the cast and more!
Chain Saw Confidential: How We Made the World’s Most Notorious Horror Movie by Gunnar Hansen (Chronicle) $15.95 – Written by the guy who was Leatherface. ow in soft cover, not leather.
Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen $16.99 – Now in soft cover.
Art of Noise: Conversations With Great Songwriters by D. Rachel $22.99

On the Books: A Graphic Tale of Working Woes at NYC’s Strand Bookstore (World Around Us) by Greg Farrell $12.95
How To Be a Victorian: A Dawn To Dusk Guide To Victorian Life by Ruth Goodman $29.95
Queer and Trans Artists of Color: Stories of Some of Our Lives by ed. by Nia King $20.00
Happiness: Ten Years of n+1, as selected by by the editors of n+1 $16.00

Politics, Current Events & Revolution
The Jihadis Return: ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising by Patrick Cockburn (OR Books) $15.00

Outer Limits
Ghosts: A Natural History Fifty Years Of Searching For Proof by R Clarke $26.99

Sex & Sexy
Supertrash: Movie Fetish, Hermaphro Chic, 21st Century Anxiety by Jacques Boyreau (Fantagraphics) $29.99
Wings of Angels vol 1 A Tribute to the Art of WWII Pinup and Aviation by Michael Malak $39.99
Perv: The Sexual Deviant In All Of Us by Jesse Bering $16.00
Meat #14 $20.00
OP Original Plumbing #14 Trans Male Quarterly by Amos Mac & Rocco Kayiatos $9.00

Offscreen #9 $22.00
Juxtapoz #165 Oct 14  $5.99
True Crime Sep 14 $8.99
VMan #32 Fall Win 14 $6.95
Bad Day #18 $12.00
Dazed and Confused vol 6 Fall 14 $10.99
Dark Side #161 Sep Oct 14 $11.99
Creative Nonfiction #53 Fall 14 $10.00
Razorcake #82 $4.00
RFD #159 Fall 14 40th Anniversary $9.95
Tattoo Collection #64 $7.75

Lit Journals
The First Line vol 16 #3 $3.00

Kids Stuff
Moomin on the Riviera by Toe Jansson (D&Q) $9.95
Zoo Box by Aron Nels Steinke and Cohn Ariel (First Sec) $17.99
Cat Dad King Of the Goblins by Britt Wilson (Koyama) $12.00

Other Stuff
Root Hog or Die DVD a Film About John Porcellino and King-Cat Comics, directed by Dan Stafford $15.00