Monthly Archive for May, 2010

New Stuff This Week

Zines/Chap Books
Love Your Blood #1 by var. $2.50
Explorers Are We #2 $1.00
Overtime: Hour 13 Hollywood Cowboys by GD McFetridge $2.00 – From the folks who bring you The First Line.

Comics & Mini Comix

Mineshaft #25 $7.00
– A comic-driven all-star zine. In addition to nice short comics by C. Tyler and Nina Bujevac, Sophie and R. Crumb let you peek at their sketchbooks and R. also gives you a glimpse of his dream diary- where we learn that he’s even a curmudgeon while sleeping. ALSO of note: Kim Deitch reviews the Crumb Genesis comic, Simon Deitch talks dodos and Pat Moriarity has a nice bar comic and Jim Blanchard does a glorious drawing of a bear. Feels real family-style, if your family was all famous cartoonists.

Comics Section San Francisco Panorama McSweeneys #33 $10.00 – Cuttin’ right to the chase.
Sundogs #10 by Adam Pasion $3.00
Werewolf #2 by Josh Rosen $5.00
various new things by Liz Prince! Including Four Squares #1, I Swallowed the Key to My Heart, Delayed Replays vol 3!
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Dust To Dust #1 By PKD with var. other (Boom) $3.99
Mope vol 1 by Matt McClure $5.00
Chutzpah #1 May Jun 10 by Naomi Kane $5.00
Scorched Earth by Josh Kramer $3.00
Oak & Linden #1 and #2 by Pat Barrett $6.00 & $3.50

Poseur #3 by Nat $4.00
– Shocking tales of electrifying thrills, and other strange and charming short comics to amuse and bemuse.

Crude Dude Comix #6 by Jose Angeles $3.50
Hate Baby #1 Sum 10 by Corinne Halbert $7.00

Graphic Novels & TPBs
Search For Smilin Ed by Kim Deitch (Fantagraphics) $16.99
The Selves by Sonja Ahlers (D&Q) $19.95
Wednesday Comics HC: The Worlds Greatest Heroes The Worlds Greatest Comics (DC) $49.99 – Huge anthology with Tons o’ artists, like Brian Azzarello, Neil Gaiman, and more! We only got 1, so you better race here and get it.
Scalped vol 6 Gnawing TPB by Jason Aaron & RM Guera (Vertigo) $14.99
Dungeon Quest Book 1 by Joe Daly (Fantagraphics) $12.99
Captain Long Ears Diana Thung (SLG) $12.95 – So cute!
Death Trap by Lane Milburn $10.00
Psychoshit Fuck by Jose Angeles $25.00

Mags & Lit Journals

Venus Zine #43 $4.50
Artifice Magazine #1 $7.00
Giant Robot #65 $4.95

Fiction & Poetry
These Children Who Come at You With Knives and Other Fairy Tale Stories by Jim Knipfel (Simon) $14.00
Light Boxes by Shane Jones (Penguin) $14.00

Boneshaker #42-500 A Bicycling Almanac $6.00
Above the Pavement the Farm Architechture & Agriculture at PF1 by var. (Princeton) $19.95
Yum Yum Bento Box Fresh Recipes for Adorable Lunches by var. (Quirk) $16.95

Mayhem, Outer Limits, Trouble Makin’
Beyond the Matrix Daring Conversations With the Brilliant Minds of Our Times by Patricia Cori (North Atlantic) $18.95
Role Models by John Waters (FSG) $25.00


Graffiti Asia by var. (Laurence Ki) $24.95 – Comes with a DVD
Nymphonomena by Pat Barrett $6.00

No Impact Man the Adventures of A Guilty Liberal Who Attempts To Save The Planet by Colin Beavan (Picador) $15.00
Made By Hand Searching for Meaning in a Throwaway World by Mark Frauenfelder (Penguin) $25.95 – Written by the founder of Boing Boing and Editor in Chief of Make
Wheres My Wand One Boys Magical Triumph Over Alienation and Shag Carpeting by Eric Poole (Penguin) $24.95
Lexicon of Labor More Than 500 Key Terms Biographical Sketches… by Emmett R Murray (New Press) $17.95
Not Written In Stone: Learning and Unlearning American History Through 200 Years of Textbooks by Kyle Ward (New Press) $22.50
End of Major Combat Operations by Nick McDonell (McSweeneys) $12.95

Music Books
Van Dyke Parks’ Song Cycle, From the 33 1/3 Series by Richard Henderson (Continuum) $10.95
Perfecting Sound Forever an Aural History of Recorded Music by Greg Milner (Faber) $17.00


Louis Sullivans Doors of Chicago Poster by Matt Bergstrom $20.00 – From the maker of the Build Your Own Chicago and New York Postcards.

Alan Goldsher & Artist Jeffrey Brown

Jun ’10
7:00 pm

Paul Is DeadWriter Alan Goldsher & Artist Jeffrey Brown will present their new book, Present Paul Is UnDead: The British Zombie Invasion, that Goldsher wrote and Brown illustrated.

Are readers ready for a world in which the Beatles just wanna eat your brains? ALAN GOLDSHER (Hard Bop Academy) thinks so, and he may be right. In this humor-filled splatterfest, the rise and fall of the zombie Beatles unfolds through eyewitness accounts, newspaper clippings, and interviews. Violence and music go hand-in-hand as the zombiefied Lennon, Harrison, and McCartney fight, eat, and rock their way to fame and popularity while ninja lord Ringo Starr tries to keep them out of trouble. Nothing can stop them–not even a vampiric Pete Best, zombie-killing Mick Jagger, rival ninja Yoko Ono, or bad reviews. In fact, their only enemies may be one another, as personal conflicts threaten to break them up for good. Roughly paralleling the real-world career of the Beatles, this alternate history reimagines successes, failures, and rivalries with over-the-top bizarro charm.

JEFFREY BROWN illustrated Paul Is Undead. He’s best known for his bittersweet autobiographical graphic novels like Clumsy, Unlikely, and more. His work has appeared in McSweeney’s, NPR’s This American Life, the Chicago Reader, the New City, and Time. He has been featured on and created a short animated music video for the band Death Cab For Cutie.

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Robert K. Elder reads Last Words of the Executed

Jun ’10
7:00 pm

Last Words Cover

The final words of the famous and infamous have been collected since antiquity because they speak to a primal curiosity and spark introspection: What does one say on the edge of oblivion?

We expect last words to be poignant, a résumé or summation of life experience. Sometimes they are, sometimes they are not. We want them to reveal secrets. But they very seldom do. Journalist Robert K. Elder spent 7 years writing Last Words of the Executed, chronicling the ?nal thoughts of the most discarded, reviled members of society. It’s an oral history of the overlooked, the infamous and the forgotten—who nonetheless speak to a common humanity with their last act on earth. This is the history of capital punishment in America, told from the gallows, the chair, and the gurney.

“This is a dangerous book. Who knows how we will emerge from the encounter? It makes me want to live, to use my energies in soul-sized pursuits like justice, like love…”
—Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking
“Robert K. Elder is a journalist in the noblest tradition. . . . What I will remember most about this book is its poetry in the speech of people at the most traumatic moment of their lives.”
—Studs Terkel, from the foreword

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Work In Progress at Quimbys

Jun ’10
7:00 pm

wipThe rumors are true, our monthly social get together, Work In Progress is tons of fun! It happens that last Wednesday of the month, and involves free snacks, and working on projects in a social atmosphere.

You can either present something your working on, and get feedback, or just hang out and work on your project and not feel so all alone for one night.

Stop by June 30 from 7 – 8:30pm for a good time!

Work In Progress May 26

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Tomorrow is our monthly creative get-together, Work In Progress.

It’s a great event to come to if you’re interested in working on a project in a social atmosphere, or if you need advice on something you’re working on, or you want to eat our free snacks.

It starts at 7pm, and runs until 8:30-ish. Hope you can make it, bring whatever you want to work on!

Work In Progress happens the last Wednesday of every month!