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Starfish: A Zine About Bikini Kill by Keith Helt and friends $5 – Starfish is a zine about Bikini Kill. As both a band and a concept. How people remember and experienced Bikini Kill. Personal responses, memories, interviews, instructions. The zine is typewritten. It includes words and illustrations and comics and photos. Proceeds from the zine will be donated to Chicago Abortion Fund. Contributors include: Missy Kulik, Sarah Leitten, Caroline Lucas, Rachel Masilamani, Liz Mason, Billy McCall, Celia C. Peréz and more!

Port Angeles by Nick Thompson $18

Noise Ploys #1 Citizens Entertainment Guild Spr 18 by Jonathan $4

Counterspell by Brian Hitselberger $15

Ten Toronto Cruising Spots $2

Clone Tide $3

Smudge vol 2 #3 by Clay Hickson $5

Comics & Minis

You Don’t Get There From Here #46 by Carrie McNinch $3

Cute and Nice by JJ McLuckie $2

Graphic Novels

Bizarre Romance by Audrey Niffenegger & Eddie Campbell $24.99 – Six different stories told through illustrated prose or comic panels celebrating and satirizing love of all kinds.

Politics & Revolution Books

Police: A Field Guide by David Correia and Tyler Wall $19.95 – Like any other field guide, it reveals a world that is hidden in plain view. In entries like “Police dog,” “Stop and frisk,” “Rough ride,” and scores more, the authors show how “copspeak” obscures the true meaning and history of policing.

Art Books

Tokyo Graffitti by Lord K2 $24.99


Tape Op #124 $5.95

Far Ride vol 8 Documenting Cycling Journeys Around the World $23

Skeptic vol 23 #1 $6.95

Fader #112 $6.99

Boneshaker Magazine #20 $12

Make vol 62 $12.95

Fortean Times #363 $12.50

Lit Journals

Motley Magazine #3 A Sinister Cabal $5

The Paris Review #224 $20

For the Kiddies

New Shoes by Sara Varon $17.99

Snails Are Just My Speed by Kevin McCloskey (Toon) $12.95

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Why Art? by Eleanor Davis (Fantagraphics) $14.99 – Davis unpacks critical and positive concepts of art, whether it’s indulgent, goofy, serious, altruistic, evil or expressive. Her book is a work of art unto itself, with a sense of humor and a thirst for challenging preconceptions of art.


PWF Pro Wrestling Feelings #6 $5

Pizza Fried Chicken and Ice Cream $7

The Match #117 by Fred Woodworth $3

Brown and Proud Press titles, $5 each:
Cuentos De Gringolandia: Stories From the Other Side: Xicx Zine
Home Zine by Monica Trinidad and friends
On Struggling: Relationships

Don’t Piss Down My Back and Tell Me It’s Raining by Julia Eff $3

Splash: An Homage to WET, The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing by Joyce S. Lee $10

Urban Guerrilla Zine #20 $10

Cold Rocks – A Foldout Mini Zine of Snow Crystals by Jam $1

Not So Nostalgic Collaborative Zine: Drawings, Writings, Sharings 2017 $10

Cold Soaked High and Guilty $10

Chicken Butt Conversations on Comedy by Ashley Belanger $5

Sample by Lola Dement Myers $12

Fairy Tales for Cynical Girls vol 3 by K8 $2

Conjure: Zines As Ritual Magick by Nyxia Grey $5

Comics & Minis

Peer by Kevin Budnik $7

Grace Jerry Jessica and Me #2 by Derek Marks $6

Teachers Pet the House On Horse Mountain $10

New Wave Comics Outcasts #1-#3 by David Soileau $2.50 each

One Thousand Pounds of Wind by Andy Rench $7

Pig Pet by Margot Ferrick $7

Mirror Swimmer by Marieke McClendon $7

Electricity Is Her Element by Kathleen Kralowec $8

Marjorie #2 $3

Book of Days Daze by EA Bethea $6

Hell Hol High Speed Castration by Jack Mulkern $5

Arid Chasm by Priscilla Genet $3

Graphic Novels

From Lone Mountain by John Porcellino (D&Q) $22.95 – Don’t miss John’s event here for this book on Fri, March 16th!

Mudbite by Dave Cooper (Fantagraphics) $19.99 – First new graphic novel by cult cartoonist and fan favorite Dave Cooper in more than 15 years! A suite of stories about brain-damaged Amazons, black shiny eels, and much more.

Von Spatz by Anna Haifisch (D&Q) $16.95 – Walt Disney recovers at rehab. There he meets Tomi Ungerer and Saul Steinberg, and together, they embark on a regimen of relaxation and art therapy, a hilarious, heartwarming absurdist tale.

Mechaboys by James Kochalka (Top Shelf) $19.99 – Superbad meets Transformers in James Kochalka’s next great graphic novel, with a genuine high-school sweetness mixed in with robot action, comedy, and plenty of fistfights.

We Ate Wonder Bread by Nicole Hollander (Fantagraphics) $22.99 – Memoir by longtime syndicated cartoonist’s (Sylvia) mid-century Chicago childhood, a chronicle of a Chicago community that has since disappeared into an expressway.

The Dragon Slayer: Folktales from Latin America by Jaime Hernandez (TOON Books) $9.99

The Fuzzy Princess Volume 2 by Charles Brubaker $10.99

Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Pénélope Bagieu $17.99

Dalston Monsterzz by Dilraj Mann (Nowbrow) $19.95

Art Books

Hand Poked No Electricity: Stick and Poke Tattoo Culture by Sarah Lu (Carpet Bombing Culture) $19.95 – Not only an artists handbook but a resource book, a history book and a visual feast of everything single color.

Yokai Wonderland: More from Yumoto Koichi Collection: Supernatural Beings in Japanese Art by Koichi Yumoto (PIE International) $39.95

Gorey’s Worlds by Erin Monroe & friends $35 – An exploration of the artistic and cultural influences that shaped writer and illustrator Edward Gorey.

Politics & Revolution

Spinfluence: The Hardcore Propaganda Manual for Controlling the Masses (Carpet Bombing Culture) $24.95 – Infographic-designy heavy book banned in several countries, now out with an updated “Fake News” edition for interested in how to exploit people for profit or power. Covering fun techniques and tactics such as emotional hijacking, brainwashing and hysteria harnessing.

Whites, Jews, and Us: Toward a Politics of Revolutionary Love by Houria Bouteldja (Semiotext(e)/Intervention Series) $14.95 – A scathing critique of the Left from an indigenous anti-colonial perspective.

Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country by Steve Almond $16.95

Carceral Capitalism by Jackie Wang (MIT Press) $13.95

Outer Limits

Under an Ionized Sky: From Chemtrails to Space Fence Lockdown by Elana Freeland (Feral House) $19.95

Plants That Kill: A Natural History of the World’s Most Poisonous Plants by Elizabeth A Dauncey and Sonny Larsson $29.95


The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror by Mallory Ortberg $17 – A collection of darkly playful stories based on classic folk and fairy tales (but with a feminist spin) that find the sinister in the familiar and the familiar in the alien.

Lake Claremont Press titles:
Graffiti Palace: A Novel by A. G. Lombardo $27 – Debut novel retelling The Odyssey during the 1965 Watts Riots.
The Right Thing to Do at the Time by Dov Zeller $12.95
Book of Hats a Novel by Dov Zeller $13.95

Sorry to Disrupt the Peace by Patty Yumi Cottrell (McSweeney’s) $18

Freedom City by Philip Becnel $15 – Don’t miss the author here on June 22nd!

Music & Film Books

Raw: My Journey Into the Wu-Tang by Lamont “U-God” Hawkins $27 – The explosive, never-before-told story behind the historic rise of the Wu-Tang Clan, as told by one of its founding members, Lamont “U-God” Hawkins.

From the Third Eye: The Evergreen Review Film Reader by Ed Halter and Barney Rosset (Seven Stories Press) $29.95 – Writing on the films of Jean-Luc Godard, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ousmane Sembene, Andy Warhol, and others and offers incisive essays and interviews from the late 1950s to early 1970s. Articles explore politics, revolution, and the cinema; underground and experimental film, pornography, and censorship; and the rise of independent film against the dominance of Hollywood.

The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus $26.99 – GDT paired up with Chicago-based YA author for this must-read novel.


The This Handbook Will Change Your Life series Books ($10 each):
Apart of the This Blog Will Change Your Life cultural and lifestyle empire. The Handbooks are brimming with esoterica and ephemera, with humor and science, personal stories and tips.
Volume 001 – TACOS by Cyn Vargas
Volume 002 – DEBT by Christopher Bowen

The Infernal Library: On Dictators, The Books They Wrote, and Other Catastrophes of Literacy by Daniel Kalder $32


Bitch #78 $7.95
The Baffler #38 $14
Wicked Vision Magazine vol 9 $18
Wire #409 $10.99
Raw Vision #96 $14
Davis Magazine Jan Feb 18 $4.99

Lit Journals, Poetry & Chap Books

After Hours Journal of Chicago Writing and Art #35 $10

Windowcat #1 Poetry Etc by Jake Ayres $5

Transmission of Let Arms: Selection of Poems by Theo Rodino $3

Extreme Music and Non Music As It Relates to Sloth $3

Yoni Wolf Dream Poems by Jonathan Wolf $7

Peoples Elbow by Rax King $10

Sobotka Literary Magazine #6 $10


Phile #2 The International Journal of Desire and Curiosity $20

Elska #16 Cape Town South Africa $18.50

The Clitoral Truth, 2nd Edition: About Pleasure, Orgasm, Female Ejaculation, the G-Spot, and Masturbation by Rebecca Chalker, Illustrated by Fish (Seven Stories Press) $18.95

Sought vol 1 Pizza $15

Georgia Webber Reads From Dumb: Living Without a Voice 5/31

7:00 pm

Toronto-based cartoonist Georgia Webber’s new book, Dumb (Fantagraphics Books), Part memoir, part medical cautionary tale, Dumb tells the story of how the book’s author copes with the everyday challenges that come with voicelessness. Webber adroitly uses the comics medium to convey the practical hurdles she faced as well as the fear and dread that accompanied her increasingly lonely journey to regain her life. Her raw cartooning style, occasionally devolving into chaotic scribbles, splotches of ink, and overlapping montages, perfectly captures her frustration and anxiety. But her ordeal ultimately becomes a hopeful story. Throughout, she learns to lean on the support of her close friends, finds self-expression in creating comics, and comes to understand and appreciate how deeply her voice and identity are intertwined.

“Webber wields the full power of the comics medium to address the life-changing catastrophe of being forced into silence.”

Broken Frontier

Georgia Webber is a cartoonist living in Toronto, where she is a freelance comics in addition to editing the comics section of carte blanche. She is best known for Dumb, her autobiographical comics series about living with a vocal disability.

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Philip Becnel Reads From Freedom City 6/22

7:00 pm

In his debut novel FREEDOM CITY, Philip Becnel hilariously ridicules the current kakistocracy (government run by the worst people) in a gripping satire that pays homage to The Monkey Wrench Gang. After President Trump unceremoniously dies from a stroke, an eclectic band of rebels from Washington, D.C. sever the heads of Confederate statues and wage a comedic guerrilla war on post-Trump America. When President Pence enlists droves of fascist volunteers to crush the “alt-left” uprising, the rebels must risk their lives to run the fascists out of D.C. What follows is not only a battle for survival—but also a desperate search for remnants of what once made America great.

Someone at Netflix needs to check out Freedom City. It’s a short novel, but the character’s backgrounds could fill out a six part series! Hurry!” – Christopher Leibig, Author of Almost Mortal

FREEDOM CITY draws on Philip Becnel’s nearly 20 years of experience working as a private detective in D.C., where The Washington Post has referred to him as the “Bogart of body language” for his interviewing skills. He previously published Introduction to Conducting Private Investigations and Principles of Investigative Documentation, two books widely considered must-reads in the investigations industry. He has also written articles in a variety of legal and popular journals such as Time Magazine, and he has been interviewed by several major news organizations, including CNN and U.S. News & World Report, for his unique expertise and perspective.

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