Monthly Archive for June, 2008

Sparkplug Comics Presents an event for The Windy Corner

Jul ’08
7:00 pm

Cartoonists Austin English, Jeremi Onsmith and John Hanciewicz will be signing copies of the 2nd issue of Sparkplug Comic Books’ most unique offering – Windy Corner. Windy Corner is a hybrid of a comic and a magazine that features comics by some of the brightest and best up and comers in indie comics as well as comics criticism and interviews. Special guests may also be in attendance!

The Performers:
Jeremi Onsmith
John Hankiewicz
Austin English

Eddie Campbell at Quimby’s!

Jul ’08
7:00 pm

Join comic artist Eddie Campbell as he signs copies of his new graphic novel THE AMAZING REMARKABLE MONSIEUR LEOTARD (First Second).

‘He flies through the air with the greatest of ease – the daring young man on the flying trapeze!’

Step right up, Ladies and Gentlemen, for a glorious spectacle of graphic literature beyond your wildest imaginings, in which young Etienne discovers that replacing his uncle as the Amazing Remarkable Monsieur Leotard, world-renowned acrobat and head of a circus troupe, is every bit as difficult as it appears to be. Etienne is swept up in wonder and work even as he struggles to keep up his grandiose façade, while every day his chances for happiness slip further away.  For Etienne, taking a stand for his own happiness is as daring as any trick the Amazing Remarkable Leotard could perform.  Eddie Campbell and Dan Best bring to life the historical story of the daring young man on the flying trapeze in a tale filled with wonders and marvels.

Eddie Campbell has earned an international following. For over 25 years, he has blazed a trail in the world of graphic novels, and his work has earned nearly every honor in the field, including the Eisner, Ignatz, and Harvey awards.

With Alan Moore he created the towering opus From Hell, later adapted by Hollywood. Among the multitude of solo works he has produced, the epic series Bacchus brings the adventures of the Greek god of wine bang up to date, along the way adding such anomalies as the Eyeball Kid to the ancient pantheon. His autobiographical Alec has also garnered praise, notably for the memorable graphic novels Alec: the King Canute Crowd, and Alec: how to be an Artist.

The Microcosm Tour Lands at Quimby’s!

Jul ’08
7:00 pm

The Microcosm Tour Lands at Quimby’s!
Join the Microcosm crew as they make a stop in Quimby’s while on their summer tour.

With performers:

Dave Roche is small man with a big heart. He’s friends with some weird Hollywood celebs but you’d know him best as the author of “On Subbing”  and “About My Disappearance”.

Joe Biel tinkers in zines, film, and books. He screens short film “talkies” about eccentric topics and is co-authoring a new edition of the book “Make a Zine”.

Sparky Taylor is the creative visual brain behind designing books at Microcosm Publishing. She also draws cute animals doing things like eating cookies on buttons and operates the Paperfort Zine Library.

About Microcosm:

Microcosm Publishing is an independent publisher and distributor based in Bloomington, IN and Portland, OR. They distribute & publish zines, books, pamphlets, stickers, buttons, patches, t-shirts, posters, films, and more! They work to add credibility to zine writers and their ethics, teach self empowerment, show hidden history, and nurture people’s creative side. Microcosm began in 1996 with one person doing part time mailorder out of a bedroom.

Bizarro Fiction Night

Jul ’08
7:00 pm

Eckhard Gerdes, D. Harlan Wilson, David Agranoiff and Garrett Cook will be reading selections from their Bizarro Fiction books!

The Performers:
Eckhard Gerdes is the author of My Landlady the Lobotmist, The Million-Year Centipede, and Przewalski’s Horse. Eckhard publishes The Journal of Experimental Fiction. At times, he writes about literature for The Review of Contemporary Fiction, American Book Review, and Electronic Book Review. His fiction appears in various journals every now and then.

D. Harlan Wilson is the author of Dr Identity, Pseudo City; The Kafka Effekt, and Stranger on the Loose. Currently he is the editor-in-chief of The Dream People, a journal of Bizarro literature, and is contributing editor for Guide Dog Books.

David Agranoff is the author of Screams from a Duying World.

Garrett Cook is the author of Murderland Part I: h8.

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Sean Carswell, Mickey Hess and Scott Stealey

Jul ’08
7:00 pm

Join authors Sean Carswell, Mickey Hess and Scott Stealey as they read and sign their recent books.

Sean Carswell is the author of the novel Drinks for the Little Guy (1999) and two short story collections: Glue and Ink Rebellion (2002) and Barney’s Crew (2005).  His fiction has appeared in dozens literary journals over the fifteen dozen years.  He has been a staff writer for Flipside Magazine, READ, Clamor, and Ink 19, and is a regular contributor to Razorcake.  He is a co-founder of both Razorcake Magazine and Gorsky Press.  He is on tour promoting his new novel, Train Wreck Girl.

Mickey Hess lives and writes in Lawrenceville, NJ, where he likewise teaches at Rider University. He is the author of much, including the memoirish novel Big Wheel at the Cracker Factory and the collections One Thousand Pound Locket and El Cumpleanos de Paco. He edited the Greenwood Press anthology the Icons of Hip-hop (2007).

Scott Stealey is the editor of the online literary magazine, Please Don’t (, and author of the Featherproof mini-book, Letter from the Seaway.