Monthly Archive for April, 2012

Weekly Top 10

Eat Zine #4 makes the top 10 this week at #4.

1. Burn Collector #16 by Al Burian (Pegacorn Press) $5.00 – It’s always a joy to see another installment of Al’s adventures, especially since we see him less and less in Chicago due to his relocation in Berlin. There’s plenty of flash rant-style review pieces (an Iron Maiden concert for one), books he’s read (a YA novel!), and also his comics. Like the last issue of BC there’s also some interviews too, like Tim Remis from Sweet Cobra (and of lesser-known Soviet folk singer fame), as well as Sascha Scatter of The Icarus Project. Published by Caroline Pequita’s art-freaker publishing house Pegacorn Press in Brooklyn. -LM

2. The Monster That Ate the Stars by Souther Salazar $1.00

3. Thickness #2 by Angie Wang et al. $10.00 – Hot ‘n slimey crypto-beast on humanoid-beast action. Eagerly anticipated sophmore release for this sexy anthological comic. Works from Lisa Hanawalt, Michael DeForge, Jilian Tamaki and more.

4. Eat Zine #4 by Jazz Robinson and Dan Varenka $6.50 – Ecclectic/eccentric food zine with  a down to earth approach, a goofy sense of humor and a crafty eye for special effects. Standouts of this issue include the street tag AGAVE, weed butter chicken livers, banana origami, and a recipe for chocolate maple bourbon bacon cupcakes. Lucky Peach totally owes these guys a cheeky move or two. -EF

5. Enchante: Short Stories by Dan Gleason $2.00 – Most recent endeavor from lovable local weirdo.

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

7. Roctober #50 ed. by Jake Austen $5.00 – Roctober is 20 years old! This is issue #50! I love this magazine!!!!! LOVE THIS MAGAZINE! Let’s have a party.  -EF

8. Crap Hound #5 Hands Hearts Eyes  by Sean Tejaratchi (Show & Tell Press)$12.00

9. Field Guide to the Aliens of Star Trek: The Next Generation Season Three by Joshua Chapman $1.00 -  Although the “school project” alibi is wearing a little thin on this educational zine series, the nerdery aboard this enterprise holds strong and is remarkably entertaining. Makes me wish I knew more Star Trek things to crack puns about.-EF

10. 8 Track Mind #101 Zines by F.R. Russ Forster $3.00 – This issue goes light on the 8-trackology but stays true to its analog-obsessed roots with a well-rounded symposium all about “Zines Versus Blogs”. -EF

New Stuff This Week

This week we got in all sorts of high weirdness books: Atlantis! Extra-Planetary genetics! Alien-Human Contact! Psychedelia! Technogaianism! Prehistoric Technologies! Secrets of Time Travel! And oh yeah, The Ultimate Guide to Kink.

Zines 101: An Intro to Zines by Carrie $1.00 – Starter culture for self-publishing from one of Chicago’s top zinester/zine teacher (could we dub that zinecher?). History, layout, distribution, motivation. -EF

Zines & Zine-Related
Regional #5:  An Examination of American Cuisine, The Potato Chip Issue by Cassie Tompkins & Lauren Schultz $8.50

Muse The News The Noose #9 Three Stories Too by John Wawrzaszek $1.00
Ssex Bbox #1 Jul 11 Genderly Phrased Sexuality Out of the Box  $8.00
Ssex Bbox #2 Spr 12 It’s Complicated Sexuality Out of the Box  $8.00
Put a Egg On It #5 Spr 12 $7.00

Comics and Comix
S #10 Baltic Comics Magazine $10.00
Tom Kaczynski mini Comix: Structures 1 through 11 by  (Uncivilized) $4.00, Cartoon Dialectics vol 1 and vol 2 $5.00 each – Investigative journalismilicious!
Famous Hairdos of Popular Music #7 Loretta Lynn $3.00
Pterodactyl Hunters in the Guilded City by Brendan Leach (Top Shelf) $9.95
True Swamp vol 3 #1 and #2 $4.00 each
Optik Noize #2-#4 by Matthew McDaniel, varying prices
Station In Life #2 Mar 12 by Delia Jean Hickey $3.99
Boyfriend Comics #3 Parents and Pets by Thom Jay $2.00
Featherweight by Julia Von De Bur $7.00

Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks
The Influencing Machine Brooke Gladstone On the Media by Brooke Gladstone, illustrated by Josh Neufield $16.95 – Now in soft cover, from co-host of On the Media and the artist of A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge.
Jerusalem Chronicles from the Holy City by Guy Delisle (D&Q) $24.95
Kiki De Montparnasse by Catel $24.95
Black Orchid Deluxe Edition by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean $24.99

Art & Design
Open Spaces: A Visual Memoir of Daily Inspiration by Cathie Bleck (Murphy Design) $30.00 -Celebrates the passionate work of scratchboard artist Cathie Bleck. Recognized throughout the country, Cathie introduces a new collection that features her fluid and multi-dimensional style of story telling. Forthcoming interview with her will be in an issue of Juxtapoz.

Sticker Bomb Letters 600 Peelable Stickers Inside $17.95
Skateboard Stickers by Mark Munson et al. $16.95
Designing for Social Change: Strategies for Community Based Graphic Design by Andrew Shea $24.95
Graff Wars: Graffiti Inspired by the Star Wars Universe $39.95

Fiction
Magic Words: The Tale of a Jewish Boy Interpreter, the Worlds Most Estimable Magician by Gerald Kolpan $25.95
Discussions in the Wilderness by Egan Click $10.00
Greek Myths Deluxe Edition by Robert Graves $25.00
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach $14.99 – Now in soft cover.
My Only Wife by Jac Jemc $15.95
Search Sweet Country by Kojo Laing (McSweeneys) $24.00
Emmaus by Alessandro Baricco (McSweeneys) $22.00
Middle Stories by Shelia Heti (McSweeneys) $13.00 – Reprinting in time for this classic’s ten year anniversary.
Book of Harold: The Illegitimate Son of God by Owen Egerton (Soft Skull) $14.95
Very Minor Prophet: The Gospel According to Joseph Patrick Booker by James Bernard Frost $19.95 – As interpreted by his faithful scribe Barth Flynn.
The Sea is My Brother by Jack Kerouac $23.00 – Jack Kerouac’s “lost” novel.

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs & Misc
Krishna in the Sky with Diamonds: The Bhagavad Gita as Psychedelic Guide by Scott Teitsworth $16.95
Infamous Players a Tale of Movies the Mob and Sex by Peter Bart $15.00
Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City and Sparked Tabloid Wars by Paul Collins $16.00 – Now in soft cover.
Lost Book of Enki Memoirs  and Prophecies of an Extraterrestrial God by Zecharia Sitchin $16.00
Forbidden History: Prehistoric Technologies, Extraterrestrial Intervention, and the Suppressed Origins of Civilization $18.00
The Velikovsky Heresies: Worlds in Collision and Ancient Catastrophes Revisited by Laird Scranton $15.00
Extra-Planetary Experiences: Alien-Human Contact and the Expansion of Consciousness by Thomas James Streicher Ph.D. and Stanley Krippner Ph.D $16.00
Atlantis beneath the Ice: The Fate of the Lost Continent by Rand Flem-Ath, Rose Flem-Ath and John Anthony West $16.00
The Giza Prophecy the Orion Code and the Secret Teachings of the Pyramids by Scott Creighton and Gary Osburn $20.00
Jack’s Book: An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac by Barry Gifford and Lawrence Lee $16.95 – Revised and updated.
A World of Curiosities: Surprising, Interesting, and Downright Unbelievable Facts from Every Nation on the Planet by John Oldale $16.00
More Studs Terkel Books: Chicago $19.95, Race How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American Obsession (20th Anniversary ed) $17.95
Magic Hours Essays on Creators and Creation by Tom Bisell (Believer Books) $14.00
The Hidden Treasure National Library of Medicine by Michael Sappol et al. $50.00

Hexen 2039: New Military Occult Technologies for Psychological Warfare: A Rosalind Brodsky Research Programme
by Suzanne Treister (Black Dog) $29.95 – imagined new technologies for psychological warfare through investigating links between the occult and the military in relation to histories of witchcraft, the US film industry, British Intelligence agencies, Soviet brainwashing and behaviour control experiments of the U.S. Army.

Hexen 2.0 by Suzanne Treister (Black Dog) $29.95 – The sequel to Hexan 2039, this book specifically investigates the participants of the seminal Macy Conferences (1946-1953), whose primary goal was to set the foundations for a general science of the workings of the human mind. The project simultaneously looks at diverse philosophical, literary and political responses to advances in technology including the claims of Anarcho-Primitivism and Post Leftism, Theodore Kaczynski/The Unabomber, Technogaianism and Transhumanism, and traces precursory ideas such as those of Thoreau, Warren, Heidegger and Adorno in relation to visions of utopic and dystopic futures from science-fiction literature and film. We also have these as a set of tarot cards!

Brief History of Bad Medicine: True Stories of Weird Medicine and Dangerous Doctor by Robert Youngston and Ian Schott $13.95 -
From quack cures to infamous doctors, the history of medicine is littered with bad mistakes and unexpected discoveries. This insightful introduction uncovers the stories of Typhiod Mary, Sigmund Freud’s misuse of cocaine, why some drugs are worse than diseases, and more.
Slingshot to the Juggernaut: Total Resistance to Secrecy and War is Total Love for the Truth by Sander Hicks (Soft Skull) $15.95 – Weaving evidence with anecdote, this book is an inspiring ride into the 9/11 cover-up and the revolutionary possibilities it inadvertently created.

Politics & Revolution
Saving Remnant Radical Lives of Barbara Deming and David McReynolds by Martin Duberman $19.95
Evil Axis of Finance the US Japan China Stranglehold on the Global Future by Richard Westra (Clarity) $24.95
A Little F’d Up: Why Feminism Is Not a Dirty Word by Julie Zeilinger $16.00 – FBomb blog creator Julie Zeilinger debunks these (and other) myths about modern youth in this book, about feminism for young women in their teens and twenties, written by one of their peers.

DIY
Marijuana Pest and Disease Control How to Protect your Plants and Win Back… by Ed Rosenthal $24.95
Cannabis Sativa vol 1 the Essential Guide to the Worlds Finest Marijuana Strains by ST Oner et al. $20.00
Spiritual Growth with Entheogens, Psychoactive Sacramentals, Human Transformation by Thomas B. Roberts et al. $18.95
Seven Secrets of Time Travel: Mystic Voyages of the Energy Body by Von Braschler $14.95
The Brokeass Gourmet Cookbook Recipes to Keep your Taste Buds Happy and Your Wallet by Gabi Moskowitz $16.95 – 3 words: veggie spring rolls.
The Pocket Guide to Plants and Gardening by Elizabeth McCorquodale $14.95

Magazines
Design Bureau May Jun 12 $8.00
UFO Magazine #158 vol 24 #5 $5.99
Skeptical Inquirer May Jun 12 vol 36 #3 $4.95
Pin Up America May Jun 12 #9 $5.99
Maximumrocknroll #348 May 12 $4.00
Filter Good Music Guide Apr May Jun 12 $2.99
In These Times May 12 $3.50
GLQ vol 18 #2 #3 Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies $12.00
The Progressive May 12 $4.95
Tattoo #274 Jun 12 $8.99

Literary Journals, Poetry & Chap Books
McSweeney’s #40 $28.00
Logan Square Literary Review #10 Spr 12 $7.00
Granta #119 Spr 12 Britain $16.99
Love and Index by Rebecca Lindenberg (McSweeneys) $18.00
Midwestern Gothic Literary Journal #5 Spr 12 $12.00
Normal School vol 5 #1 $5.00

Sex & Sexy
Cruising Gay Erotic Stories by Shane Allison $14.95
Curvy Girls, Erotica for Women by Rachel Kramer Bussel et al. $17.00
Going Down Oral Sex Stories by Rachel Kramer Bussel et al. $14.95
Harder She Comes Butch Femme Erotica by DL King $14.95
Lustfully Ever After Fairy Tale Erotic Romance by Kristina Wright $14.95
Say Please Lesbian BDSM Erotica by Sinclair Sexsmith $14.95
Soft Candy: The Girls of Danni Shinya Luo (Last Gasp) $24.95
Upskirt Voyeur: The Sexy World of Japanese Girls (Edition Reuss) $59.95
Big Sex Little Death by Susie Bright $17.00 – Memoir by this famous sex worker activist.
How to be Kinkier: More Adventures in Adult Playtime by Morpheous $25.00
Mind Blowing Sex: A Womans Guide by Diana Cage $16.00
Ultimate Guide to Kink, BDSM, Role Play and the Erotic Edge by Tristan Taormino $19.95
Goliath Wallpaper of Fame #2 Classic Male Nudes 9 posters by Walter Kundzicz, plus autobiography by artist and life size poster $24.95
Alt #4 $9.95

Other Stuff
Crap Hound Gift Wrap Poster (Show & Tell Press) $3.50 per sheet – Sure, you can wrap presents with it, but I’m buying it to hang up in my home. Craphound wallpaper!!! Good luck/supersition -themed. One with purple background and one with sea green.
Yummy Pockets Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich and Yummy Pockets Potato Chips-$7.00 each Warning: These fabric containers look good enough to eat! Giggles expected.
Make Your Own Robot $24.95 – Fifteen different punch out robot templates designed by Roger Fawcett-Tang, twelve of which have been illustrated and customized by a different trend-setting artist.
More Moleskine planners.

The things listed in this list are at our brick and mortar store at 1854 W. North Ave. Occassionally we make some of it available for mail order on our website, but we curate what we put up there. To see which new items are on our website, see quimbys.com/store and mail order them for prompt home delivery.

Customer Balloon Photos

We are exciting about some of the vintage-inspired swag now in stock. One of our customers and his son bought the marvellous Balloon Modelling Kit which includes a hand pump, 50 modelling balloons, eye stickers and easy to use instructions. Come to our brick and mortar store at 1854 W. North Ave and check it out. It’s $11.00.


Novelist and Musician Dylan Hicks Reads from Boarded Windows and Performs from Companion Album

May ’12
24
7:00 pm

Dylan Hicks’s debut novel Boarded Windows (May 2012, Coffee House Press), follows a record store clerk in 90s Minneapolis as he searches for his origins and confronts his con-man father figure. A postmodern orphan story that explores the fallibility of memory and the weight of our social and cultural inheritance, Dylan Hicks’s debut novel captures the music and mood of the fading embers of America’s boomer counterculture.

Join Dylan for a reading from the book as well as a musical performance of some of the songs from the soundtrack, Dylan Hicks Sings Bolling Greene.

“As a work of American iconography, Boarded Windows is a continually hilarious, hopes-dashed account of an indelible American character: the con man.”

—Greil Marcus

“Boarded Windows is a shrewd and soulful novel.” —Dana Spiotta, author of Stone Arabia

Dylan Hicks is a songwriter, musician, and writer. His work has appeared in the Village VoiceNew York TimesStar TribuneCity Pages, and Rain Taxi, and he has released three albums under his own name. A fourth, Sings Bolling Greene, is a companion album to Boarded Windows. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Nina Hale, and his son, Jackson.

For more info, visit:

www.dylanhicks.com

www.coffeehousepress.org

Thursday, May 24th, 7 pm

Weekly Top 10

1. Open Country #2 by Michael Deforge $3.00

2. Open Country #1 by Michael Deforge $3.00 – DeForge sets some bodydrama into motion with the first installment of Open Country – The homebrew scifi premise here is youths messing around with psychic projections, avataring themselves into a fleshribbon realm where physical and mental integrity show some fraying around the edges. -EF

3. Twenty Million (20,000,000) by by Isabella Rotman $6.00 – A surreallist tale about pale white space snakes on a survivalist quest through a deadly darkness in search of some giant lifesaving “egg” or whatnot.  Where people come up with these crazy ideas is beyond me. -EF

4. Thickness #2 by Angie Wang et al. $10.00 – Hot ‘n slimey crypto-beast on humanoid-beast action. Eagerly anticipated sophmore release for this sexy anthological comic. Works from Lisa Hanawalt, Michael DeForge, Jilian Tamaki and more.

5. Kid Mafia #1 by Michael Deforge $3.00 – “That special time between the end of high school and the beginning of college… depicted by Michael DeForge, so it’s a complete fucking nightmare, OK?! With bonus skateboard action. Part one of an ongoing series. Features 2 bonus “Military Prison” strips.” – from wowcool.com

6. Field Guide to the Aliens of Star Trek: The Next Generation Season Three by Joshua Chapman $1.00 – Although the “school project” alibi is wearing a little thin on this educational zine series, the nerdery aboard this enterprise holds strong and is remarkably entertaining. Makes me wish I knew more Star Trek things to crack puns about.-EF

7. Brainscan #29/No More Coffee #4 (split zine) by Alex Wrekk and Ben Spies $3.00

8. Chicago IRL #3 Spr 12 $11.00 – Chicago’s homegrown queer art rag, issue #3 and going strong!

9. The Chicagoan #1 $19.95 – Joining the literary-minded ranks of n+1, The Paris Review, The Believer and Lapham’s Quarterly, and doing it with Midwestern flair, The Chicagoan ressurects a long defunct jazz-age magazine and focuses in on non-profit production, local distribution and general excellence in writing and design. The debut issue is a stunner, a cohesive and relevant blend of fiction, history, innovation, interviews and a 50-page oral history of Siskel and Ebert. -EF

10. Burn Collector #16 by Al Burian (Paquita Press) $5.00 – It’s always a joy to see another installment of Al’s adventures, especially since we see him less and less in Chicago due to his relocation in Berlin. There’s plenty of flash rant-style review pieces (an Iron Maiden concert for one), books he’s read (a YA novel!), and also his comics. Like the last issue of BC there’s also some interviews too, like Tim Remis from Sweet Cobra (and of lesser-known Soviet folk singer fame), as well as Sascha Scatter of The Icarus Project. Published by Caroline Pequita’s art-freaker publishing house Pegacorn Press in Brooklyn. -LM