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Zine Challenge Reading Here on 1/28

Jan ’12
7:00 pm

Readers From Our First Quimby’s 24-Hour Zine Challenge Show Off What They Made 1/28

The folks who participated in our first 24-Hour Zine Challenge Jan 14th & 15th will show off what they made. Please note that spaces for the 14th and 15th are full, but we do encourage you to come in and hang out with us until we close a little later than we normally do on Saturdays. On the night of Sat, Jan 14th we’ll be open to midnight!

What was that challenge again? Here’s what we announced to get people to participate:

Perhaps you were not able to participate in the 2011 Revenge of Print Challenge by getting your zine or comic out. Or perhaps you need some encouragement. Do you work well under deadlines? Perhaps you’re addicted to the adrenal rush of zine crafting? Well, you’re in luck. The 24-Hour Zine Challenge is for you. Starting Sat, 1/14 at 7pm and going until 7pm on Sun 1/15 here at Quimby’s, we invite you to come in and make your zine within 24 hours. And we’ll let you crash at our pad. By “pad” we mean on our floor. We provide: paper, minimal scanner use, zine supplies such as a long arm stapler, some food, power strips, temporary free wifi. You provide: sleeping gear, ideas, stamina, your computer or typewriter (if that’s your thing).

We’re inviting folks who signed up for the zine challenge to show off what they made as this event.

Sat, Jan 28th, 7pm

New Stuff This Week

Yes! We’re open until 5pm tonight (Sat 24th)! We’ll be closed Sun the 25th.

Raw Power #1 King Size by Josh Bayer (Retrofit) $6.50

Curse Journal #1 by Dave $1.00 – Dave of “On Subbing” fame spent a period of time trying not to swear. Fuck yeahBecause I Got High #1 A True Story of Cannabis and Consequences by Mia Beatrice $2.00  *  Nazi Knife #7bis Posters November 1965-April 1986 by Lawrence Weiner et al. (Picturebox) $7.50  *  Fields of Darkness Blue by Tilly Pelczar $2.75  *  Girls On Girls #1 Zine and CD by Amara Leipzig $5.00 – Girls singing about songs about girls. And a lot of those songs, written by men.  *  Remedy Quarterly #7 Heritage $7.50  *  Legends of the Silver Screen #2 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year John Waters by Owen Ashworth $3.00  *  Story of Attica #1 by The NIA PRoject et al. $3.00 – A quick primer on the Attica Prison Rebellion of 1971.  *  Miklat Miklat #1 A Transformative Justice Zine by Lewis Wallace $3.00 – Companion to the art installation at The Dirtstar 2011 National Queer Arts Festival.

Comics and Comix
Kicksville Confidential #1 Torrid Tales From the Wild World of Norton Records by Avi Spivak $5.00  *  Jason Conquers America by Jason, Mike Allred, Kim Deitch et al. (Fantagraphics) $4.99 – Ten Years and Counting Unpublished Strips tributes two interviews and a checklist.  *  Zombies Vs Robots Warbot Treasury Edition #1 by Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood (IDW) $9.99  *  Mould Map #2 $30.00  *  Weird Magazine #1 Dec 11 by Noel Freibert $12.00  *  Ha Ha Book vol 1 by Write Right $3.00  *  Xerox Candy Bar, Editors Edition, Childrens Bedtime Stories, No Smut by Carter Lodwick, Talya Modlin, Sean Hernandez, Ian Endsley et al. $10.00  *  Like a Staple to the Cheek: The Schmidtsting Pain Index, Buzz Off by Krystal DiFronzo $3.00  *  Vessel by Emma Rand $4.00  *  World is Mine by Paul Walker $5.00  *  Say Yes #1 A Guide to Sexual Selection by Isabella Rotman $1.00  *  Demongun #6 Jul 11 by Bernie McGovern $2.00  *  Giving Up The Violin by Abraham Lampert $2.00  *  Chubasco #1 by Alli Berry $5.00  *  Attack Of The Zombie Soy Bot #11 $2.00  *  Du Manger En Canne by R. Suicide and W. Parano $5.00  *  Pic Nic by Gigi Perron (Putois) $5.00  *  Rub the Blood #1 by Pat Aulisio and Ian Harker $5.00

Art & Design
Beautiful Decay Book 7 Class Clowns $20.00

Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life by Julia Rothman (Storey) $16.95

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs & Misc
100 Cult Films by Mathijs & Mendik (Palgrave) $20.00
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris (Littlebrown) $13.99 – Now in soft cover.
Thats Amore: Letters of Love by Trudy Gordon $10.00

Through Bruised Eyes by Mike Tunno $5.00
Revelation by Colin Winnette $15.00
RounHeah Book 1 a Novel Comic by Michael D. Moore $15.95
Last Interview and Other Conversations with Kurt Vonnegut (MH) $15.95
Pick a Plot Book 1 You Are A Cat by Sherwin Tiji (Conundrum) – You make the choices that pick the plot. Choose your own cat adventure.

Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks
Health Care Reform by JOnathan Gruber (HW) $13.99
Tinas Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary by Keshni Kashyap and Mari Araki (HM) $18.95
Streakers by Nick Maandag (Mean Dog) $7.00
Primahood Featuring Mamapants by Tyler Cohen $6.50

Music Books
Return of the Repressed: Destroy All Monsters 1973-1977 by Mike Kelley, Dan Nadel and Nicole Rudnick (Picturebox) $34.95
Golfwang by Odd Future (Picturebox) $29.95

California Printmaker Journal of the California Society of Printmakers $10.00 – Printeresting!
Maximumrocknroll #344 Jan 11 $4.00
idpure #27 $16.95
Creative Review Dec 11 $14.99
Passenger Magazine Special $5.00
True Crime Dec 11 $8.99
Skeptical Inquirer Jan Feb 12 vol 36 #1 $4.95
Neural #40 $8.00
Flaunt #118 $10.95
Perfect Magazine #22 Fall 11 Win 12 $10.99
Man About Town #9 Fall Win 11 $15.99
Dear Dave Magazine #10 $15.00
Best of Skunk vol 4 $6.99
Boneshaker Magazine #7 $10.00
Mental Floss vol 11 #1 Jan Feb 12 $5.99
Laphams Quarterly vol 5 #1 Win 12 $15.00
Kill Screen #5 Close Your Eyes its the Sound Issue $15.00
Shock Cinema #41 $5.00
Fangoria #309 $9.99
Green Woman Magazine Win 11 Spr 12 $5.95
Harpers Magazine Jan 12 $6.99
RFD #148 Win 11 $9.95
Tattoo Society #31 $7.99

Lit Journals, Chap Books & Poetry
First Line vol 13 #4 $3.00 – The line each story in this issue starts with is “It Had Been a Long Year.”
Iowa Review vol 41 #3 win 12 $9.95

Other Stuff
Henry and Glen Forever Sticker Funbag by Igloo Tornado $5.00
A whole buncha awesome handmade journals from Thayer Bray and his Red Shorts Bindery. In different sizes, shapes and prices.

Weekly Top 10

1. Butt #29 Fantastic Magazine $9.90 – Good gawd, after a two year hiatus we are back in the pink. This may be the last time Butt goes to print, but it’s hardly a bitter end- this issue serves it extra long and thick. Obscene yet classy homoerotic art? Check. Juicy interviews with a whole gamut of gays? Check. John Waters? Check. Cool, let’s party like its 1999. -EF

2. Notes for a People’s Atlas (AREA Chicago) $8.00 – Notes on a People’s Atlas is a compelling project summary of AREA Chicago’s year-long autonomous mapping project. The gathering of how we chart our lives into physical space relfects the absorbtion of the political into the personal and vice versa, shaping an amorphous picture of a physical plane. Compelling and well-explained, “Notes” offers some amazing modes of mapping, Chicago-centric but extending itself worldwide. -EF

3.   Grantland Quarterly vol 1 (McSweeneys) $25.00 – Sports journal from Eggers & Co. More copies on the way!

4.   S #9 Baltic Comics Magazine $8.00

5. The Post-It Note Diaries: 20 Stories of Youthful Abandon Embarrassing Mishaps and Eve by Arthur Jones and friends (Plume) $15.00

6.  Make Your Place: Affordable Sustainable Nesting Skills by Briggs (Microcosm) $7.00

7. Everybody Dies: A Children’s Book for Grown Ups (Don’t Feel Bad) $by Ken Tanaka $10.00

8. Crap Hound #8 Superstition by Sean Tejaratchi (Show & Tell) $12.00 – This issue meditates on such things as black cats, butterflies, knots, candles…All with a wonderful “Fair Use” collage-y awesomeness.

9. Milk and Cheese Dairy: Products Gone Bad (They Hate What You Hate And They Hate You) by Evan Dorkin (Dark Horse) $19.99 – This Everything-Milk-and-Cheese lux hardcover collection has even got our resident vegan Neil stoked -EF

10. Cartoonshow #1 You Will All Die In Pain by Derek M. Ballard (Drippy Bone) $6.00 – Shit, this comic came outta left field and hit me upside the head as I was leaning in for more pretzels. Freak publishers Drippy Bone Books and freak publishee Derek M Ballard flow together into one pastel future pornscape of the third mind. Stain your purity panties and give it a go, so glad this is happening. -EF

New Stuff This Week

Tales Designed to Thrizzle #7 by Michael Kupperman (Fantagraphics) $4.95 – In this issue Quincy, M.E. makes his comic book debut, struggling through the fantastic landscapes of his own dreams in “Quinception,” in which St. Peter also gets his own comic book. Snake ‘n’ Bacon make an appearance in “Reservoir Dogs 2,” where the gang reunites for another caper. Twain and Einstein deal with some family issues, McArf the Crime Dog takes a bite out of scum, and the origin of The Hamanimal! Plus a photocomic starring comedian Julie Klausner, “Voyage To Narnia.”

Archive vol 3 #2 Newsletter From the Green Lantern by the consistently charming Caroline Picard and Green Lantern Gallery friends. With illustrations by local comics artist Ian “I Don’t Understand Farming” Endsley.
Dope Bag #1 by A. Ford $1.00 – Whether at war with your anatomy diagram or making peace with your personal magnetic field, Dope Bag delivers a full 6 sixths of a medium pie and your daily dose of collaged subconscious. -EF

various issues of Mumbo by David Tosh $6.00 each
When the Crash Meets Something Solid #9 A Fault to Fall Back On by Gabrielle Congrave $3.00
Kung Fu Grip #5 Afro Samuri Champloo by Paco Taylor $3.50
Brief History of Corporations – Where Did They Come From? Bristol Radical Pampleteer #3 by Daniel Bennett $4.50
Aurthur and the Whale by Leslie Perrine $3.00 – From the Chicago-based zinester of Chicago Zine Fest organizer fame.
Kids in Idaho by Travis Neal Todd $3.00

Comics and Comix
Terminal Fuze 2012 Natonal Waste Calendar by Leif Goldberg $24.00 – Leif’s National Waste calendars have been blowing the fuze for a decade. Gorgeous gorgeous slayer layers, this is the way to ring in the new year and keep it ringing. Fully fermented silkscreen genius. -EF

Amateurs #1 by Conor Stechshulte $8.00
Black Mass #6 by Patrick Kyle $6.00

Holleweg #1 Hollow Road $5.00
Late Era Clash #24 by Mike Taylor (Pegacorn Press) $5.00
Scepter Gem #1 Magic Universe by Madeline Bliss $2.00
Dont Follow Me Silkscreened Book by Jen Tong $30.00
Ghost Heat Up issues #1-#3 by Anthony Meloro $8.00 each
Raw Power King Size Retrofit Comics Annual Dec 11 by Josh Bayer $6.50
Oak and Linden #3 by Pat Barrett $4.50
Oak and Linden #4 Dental Damned by Pat Barrett $2.00
Pino Town Part 1 by Matteson Avery Pino and Marissa N. Cameron (Pino) $10.00
Morbid Dork #1 by Alex Nall $3.00
Natural World #2 and #4 by Damien Jay (Sparkplug) $4.00 each
Virtuous Rise of the Matriarchy by Fiona Smyth (Sparkplug) $5.00
Pregenesis by Neta Levinson $7.00

Radical Brewing Work Energy Commoning and Beer – Bristol Radical Pamphleteer #10 by Steve Stuffit $4.50

Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks
500 Portraits by Tony Millionaire (Fantagraphics) $22.99 – Maakies and Sock Monekey superstar did a bunch of illustrations for The Believer and what have you.
Jack Davis – Drawing American Pop Culture: A Career Retrospective (Fantagraphics) $49.99
Comic Torah HC Reimagining the Very Good Book by Sharon Rosenzweig and Aaron Freeman $29.75 – Now in a fancy hardcover. Hannukah starts Dec 21st.
Walt and Skeezix vol 5 HC 1929 through 1930 – Including special DVD of Frank King’s home movies (D&Q) $39.95
Airy Tales by Olga Volozova (Sparkplug) $15.00
Jim Hensons Tale of Sand the Lost Screenplay by Jim Henson et al. (Archaia) $29.95
New X Men TPB vol 8 by Grant Morrison (Marvel) $14.99
Complete Battlefields SC vol 1  by Garth Ennis et al. (Dynamite) $24.99
Fables vol 16 Super Team by Bill Willingham et al. (Vertigo) $14.99
Walking Dead TPB vol 15 We Find Ourselves by R. Kirkman et al. (Image) $14.99

Art & Design Books
Positive Creations: The Visionary Art of Chris Dyer (Schiffer) $39.99
Graffiti Underworld: Villians, Vandals, and Visionaries by JR Mathews (Feral) $29.95

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs & Misc
Steampunk Magazine: The First Years #1 through #7 (Combustion) $20.99 – We had the first 2 issues back in the day. Then they took most of it online. Well here are the first issues. Splendid!
To Live Outside the Law: Caught By Operation Julie – Britain’s Biggest Drugs Bust by Leaf Fielding (Serpants Tail) $18.95
Fug You: An Informal History of the Peace Eye Bookstore, The Fuck You Press by Ed Sanders (Da Capo) $26.99 – All about the Fugs counterculture on the lower east side. By the author of The Family.
Robin Hood, Peoples Outlaw and Forest Hero: A Graphic Guide by Paul Buhle and friends (PM Press) $15.00
Mammoth Book of Weird But True by Geoff Tibballs (Running Press) $13.95
50 Things Youre Not Supposed to Know Religion by Daniele Bolelli (Disinfo) $12.95

Poltics & Revolution
Fukushima Mon Amour by Daniel De Roulet et al. (Autonomedia) $9.95
Communization and its Discontents Contestation Critique and Contemporary Struggle by Noys Benjamin (Autonomedia) $24.00
Pistoleros!: The Chronicles of Farquhar McHarg: Volume 1: 1918 by Farquhar McHarg (PM Press) $18.95 – n Farquhar McHarg’s autobiography, a young boy from Glasgow finds himself in the middle of Barcelona’s revolutionary underworld at the tail end of World War I. Volume One chronicles McHarg’s liaisons between the British Secret Service Bureau and the Spanish anarchists.
On the Ground: An Illustrated Anecdotal History of the Sixties Underground Press by Sean Stewart (PM Press) $20.00

Music Books
Balance European Hardcore by Tom Barry and Kon Sophia Schorr (MBP) $40.00

Poetry, Lit Mags and Chap Books
Logan Square Literary Review #9 $7.00

Grantland Quarterly vol 1 $25.00 – McSweeneys rolls out a sports mag with writers like Chuck Klosterman.
Bizarre #183 Jan 12 $10.50
Wallpaper Jan 12 $10.00
Used #2 Fall Win 11 $14.99
Shots #114 Win 11 $6.50
True Crime Winter Special 11 20 All True Murder Stories $6.99
Hunger #1 Win 11 $12.99
High Times Feb 12 $5.99
Clash #68 $6.99

Sex & Sexy
World of Gloria Badcock: A Comic for Adults by Maurice Vellekoop (Koyama) $5.00

Other Stuff
“This Economy Sucks” Coin Purse $3.99
“Keep It Real” Pocket Box $5.99
“Contraband” Junior Treasure Box $5.99
“Eat At Home” Dish Towel $9.95
Assorted wacky candles, various prices
“Art Supplies” Cigar Box $14.99
“Cameras” pencil case $4.99
Terminal Fuze 2012 Natonal Waste Calendar by Leif Goldberg $24.00 – Every year this hot screen-printed calendar sells out. Get yours now.
Elisabet Ericson 2012 Calendar by Elisabet Ericson $8.00

Poetry by Mitchell L.H. Douglas, Jessica Farquhar, Laura A. Lionello, Al Maginnes, and Brett Eugene Ralph 3/3

Mar ’12
7:00 pm

Escaping the comfortable confines of the Associated Writing Programs’ annual meeting, five American poets go rogue to read their work in the more sharply stimulating environs of Quimby’s.  Collectively, these writers represent a truly American mosaic of sensibility and sentiment perfectly suited to the tough streets of Chicago.

Mitchell L. H. Douglas is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis. His poems have appeared in Callaloo, Crab Orchard Review, Ninth Letter and the anthologies The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South and Zoland Poetry No. 2 among others. A Cave Canem fellow and cofounder of the Affrilachian Poets, his debut collection, Cooling Board: A Long-Playing Poem (Red Hen Press, 2009) was nominated for a 2010 NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Literary Work-Poetry category and a 2010 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. His second poetry collection \blak\ \al-f? bet\, winner of the 2011 Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor’s Choice Award, is forthcoming from Persea Books.

Jessica Farquhar is the Assistant Director of Creative Writing at Purdue, where she teaches and learns. Recently, her poems have appeared in The Lumberyard, New Madrid, and ABZ.

Laura A. Lionello was born and raised in the Chicagoland area. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English literature from DePaul University. From 1999 to 2005, she lived in various cities in Colorado and California, working, not working, writing poetry, and talking about writing more poetry. While in Santa Monica, she co-hosted the weekly open mic Really Big Show (2003-2005). She and her co-host published two anthologies to feature works by the talented artists in the area. Laura’s poetry has appeared in numerous publications, both in print and online. Her poem “All Empty” earned first prize for poetry in the Tallahassee Writers Association 2008 Penumbra Poetry & Haiku contest. Her first collection of poems, Panic Kit, was published by Weak Creature Press in 2011. Laura lives in Chicago with her husband, Wayne.

Al Maginnes is the author of six poetry collections, most recently Ghost Alphabet (White Pine Press 2008) which won the 2007 White Pine Poetry Prize, Dry Glass Blues (Pudding House Press 2007), a single long poem published as a chapbook, and Film History (Word Tech Editions 2005). A former recipient of a fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council, his poems appear widely. He lives with his family in Raleigh, North Carolina and teaches composition, literature and creative writing at Wake Technical Community College.

Brett Eugene Ralph spent the better part of his youth in Louisville, Kentucky, playing football and singing in punk rock bands. His work has appeared in publications such as Field, Conduit, Willow Springs, and The American Poetry Review, and his poems have been anthologized in The McSweeney’s Book of Poets Picking Poets and The Stiffest of the Corpse: An Exquisite Corpse Reader. Black Sabbatical, his first full-length collection, was published in 2009 by Sarabande Books. The debut album by Brett Eugene Ralph’s Kentucky Chrome Revue, a revolving country rock ensemble, is available from Noise Pollution.  Filmmaker Harmony Korine calls Ralph “a true beast of a man with insight and beauty to spare” while musician Will Oldham has described Ralph’s work as “sustaining, inspiring, even rescuing.”

Saturday, March 3, 7:00 p.m.