Monthly Archive for August, 2012

New Stuff This Week and Holiday Hours

Quimby’s will be open on Monday, September 3, 2012 from noon to 5pm. Come buy the new issue of Tiki Magazine then sit back and pour yourself a mai tai at home!

Tiki Magazine vol 8 #2 Fall Win 12/13 $6.99 – Celebrating the “Island” Lifestyle. This issue starts off with a beautiful cover by mosaic artists Maggie Rickard and Mark Bloom, better known as Velvet Glass. Other great features include famed carver Leroy Schmaltz, poet Don Blanding, comic book series the Neon Tiki Tribe, Disneyland Tiki bar Trader Sam’s…. and much,much more. With 66 pages of everything tiki.

Zines & Zine-Related Book
Paradox Lost #1  by Maxwell Stern and Timothy Dilich $7.00
Activities by Megan Hopkins $12.00
OK Cupid Messages I Have Not Responded To by Delphine Bedient $4.00
Abservd Magazine vol 1 #2 $5.95
Show Me The Money #37 by Tony Hunnicutt $2.50
Remedy Quarterly #10 Discovery $7.50 – Food n’ kitchen journal of personal essays and eating well.

KerBloom #97 Jul Aug 12 $2.00 – Artnoose writes a time capsule letterzine to new baby Bernard, frank and smart.

Comics & Comix
What It Is Comic  by Dawn Wing $7.00
comics by Hazel Nowlevant: Ci Vediamo and Curio vol 1 Experimental Issue
In Situ #1 and #2 by Sophie Yanow
Garage by Roope Eronen $5.00
Comics by Amanda Vahamaki: Maestro, In The Garden  $8.75 each
Crass Sophisticate #29 by Josh Reinwald and Justin Rosenberg $2.00 – Oh Shit, is that Anthony Bourdain porking Lady Superdawg on the cover of the latest Crass Sophisticate? Josh and Justin maintain their reputation for utter mayhem and dubious taste with this latest “Kill the Pigs” installment of Crass Sophisticate  that drags the manic cousins through the garden and comes to a shocking  conclusion that has to be read to be believed. -EF

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Dal Tokyo HC by Gary Panter (Fantagraphics) $35.00
One Soul by Ray Fawkes $24.99
Supernatural Dogs of Edinburgh by Brian Wood and Grant Bond $14.99
Heartless by Nina Bunjevac (Conundrum) $20.00
After School Special by Dave Kiersh $15.00
Homer – The Odyssey by Seymour Chwast $20.00

Commodity a Love Story Told in Receipts by Caitlin R. Warner $12.00
Distrust That Particular Flavor by William Gibson $16.00 – Yes, THAT William Gibson. Now in soft cover.
Summer of Hate by Chris Kraus (Semiotexte) $17.95
First Spring Grass Fire by Rae Spoon (Arsenal) $14.95
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides $16.00 – From the author of Middlesex and The Virgin Suicides. Now in soft cover.
Rapture of the Nerds: A Tale of Singularity Posthumanity and Awkward Social Situation by Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross $24.99
J and L Illustrated #3 $20.00 – J & L Books’ acclaimed J & L Illustrated series presents handsomely designed paperback volumes of fiction and art at an affordable price. Shout magazine wrote of the first volume, published in 2002: “This impressive collection of illustrations and fiction makes sense of the world like good liquor should.” Edited by writer Paul Maliszewski (author of Prayer and Parable and Fakers), this third volume of J & L Illustrated is comprised of 13 short stories by authors Amie Barrodale, Scott Bradfield, Stephen Dixon, Steve Featherstone, William H. Gass, Michael Martone, Joseph McElroy, Elizabeth Miller, Robert Nedelkoff, Hasanthikia Sirisena, Steve Stern, Mike Topp and Xiaoda Xiao. The Paris-based artist Shoboshobo provides accompanying drawings.

Sex & Sexy
Thrones of Desire Erotic Tales of Swords Mist and Fire by Mitzi Szerto (Cleis) $15.95
Sexytime: Post Porn Rise of the Pornoisseur by Jacques Boyreau and Peter Van Horne (Fantagraphics) $29.99
B Magazine #2 $8.99

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs & Misc
Sister Spit: Writing, Rants and Reminiscence from the Road by Michelle Tea $16.95
100 Whores: Memoirs of a John by Dementiuk Mykola $15.00
One Thousand Mustaches: A Cultural History of the Mo by Allan Peterkin (Arsenal) $12.95 – Both a lighthearted cultural history and an earnest style manual.
My Heart Is an Idiot by Davy Rothbart $25.00 – Essays by the founder of FOUND Magazine and This American Life contributor.

Politics & Revolution
Occupying Language: Secret Rendezvous With History and the Present by Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini (Zuccotti Park Press) $9.95 – From the Occupied Media Pamphlet Series.
Electoral Dysfunction: A Survival Manual for American Voters by Victoria Bassetti $17.95

Recycled Home: Transform Your Home Using Salvaged Materials by Rebecca Proctor $19.95
Cannabis Indica vol 2 Essential Guide to the Worlds Finest Marijuana Strains by ST Oner $20.00

Music Books
The Indie Cred Test (Orange Second Edition) by Henry H. Owings $19.00
Jagger: Rebel Rock Star Rambler Rogue by Marc Spitz $16.00
Very Irregular Head: The Life of Syd Barrett by Rob Chapman $20.00
Black Metal: Beyond the Darkness – an overview in an in-depth reader format, bridging the gap between conventional accounts of the scene and the new pan-academic focus on Black Metal as a conduit for socio-cultural expression.  by Louis Pattison, Nick Richardson, Brandon Stosuy (Black Dog Publishing) $29.95
Gainsbourg: The Biography by Gilles Verlant $24.95

Bitch #56 $5.95
Design Bureau Sep Oct 12 $8.00
Wallpaper Sep 12 $10.00
Backwoodsman vol 33 #5 Sep Oct 12 $4.95
Skeptical Inquirer Sep Oct 12 vol 36 #5 $4.95
Sovereign #39 Sep 12 $3.95
Heroes and Desperados 2012 $8.95
Pacific Standard Sep Oct 12 $5.99
Bizarre #192 Sep 12 $10.50
Pigeons and Peacocks #5 $13.99
Gothic Beauty #37 $6.95
Skunk vol 8 #2 $5.99
Pin Up America Sep Oct #11 $5.99
Decades #1: Beet Stain $15.00
Lab Magazine #6 $9.99
Under the Radar #42 $5.99
Filter #49 $5.95
Mojo #226 Sep 12 $9.99
Big Cheese #147 $7.99
Decibel #96 Oct 12 $4.95
Monocle vol 6 #56 Sep 12 $12.00
In These Times Sep 12 $3.50
Empirical Sep 12 $6.99
Reason Oct 12 $3.95
Z Magazine Sep 12 $4.95
Tattoo Revolution Sep 12 $11.75

Literary Journals, Poetry & Chap Books
Golden Handcuffs Review vol 1 #15 $12.00

Benny and Penny in Lights Out by Geoffrey Hayes $12.95

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 and mail order them for prompt home delivery.

Anne Elizabeth Moore Reads From Hip Hop Apsara: Ghosts Past and Present 9/28

Sep ’12
7:00 pm

The city of Phnom Penh, Cambodia hosts public dance lessons most nights on a newly revitalized riverfront directly in front of prime minister Hun Sen’s urban home. Shortly before dusk, much of the city gathers to bust a few Apsara moves and learn a couple choreographed hip- hop steps from a slew of attractive young men at the head of each group. Outside the bustling capital city, the provinces come alive, too, as the nation’s only all-girl political rock group sets up concerts that call into question the international garment trade, traditional gender roles, and agriculture under globalization. Cambodia is changing: not what it once was, not yet what it will be.  Hip Hop Apsara: Ghosts Past and Present provides images of a nation’s people emerging from generations of poverty.

Following on the heels of Cambodian Grrrl: Self-Publishing in Phnom Penh, Anne Elizabeth Moore compiled photographs that document Cambodia’s bustling nightlife, the nation’s emerging middle class, and the ongoing struggle for social justice in the beautiful, war-ravaged land.

A series of essays complement the imagery, investigating the relationship between public and private space, mourning and memory, tradition and economic development. It is a document of a nation caught between states of being, yet still deeply affecting.

“Radical” (L.A. Times), “poignant” (Boston Globe), “should not be missed (Time), “a notable underground author” (The Onion), and “brilliant” (Kirkus) are all ways to describe Anne Elizabeth Moore and her writing. The award-winning author and artist has worked for years with young women in Cambodia on independent media projects, and her newest venture is a compilation of photographs and lyrical essays taking readers to the streets of the country’s capital city, Phnom Penh, and out into the countryside— where few get to travel. Hip Hop Apsara: Ghosts Past and Present released Aug. 28, 2012 from Green Lantern Press.

Alternating full color and black and white photographs depict Phnom Penh’s bustling nightlife as locals gather to dance on a newly revitalized riverfront directly in front of their prime minister’s urban home, thus forming a portrait of the nation’s emerging middle class. Images from a southern province depict a nation in dialogue with its government, hoping for development that lifts all citizens. A series of essays complement the imagery, investigating the relationship between public and private space, mourning and memory, tradition and an economic development unrivaled in the last 1,200 years.

“Traditional movements push against young passions,” Moore writes. “Development is fluid and janky. But a generation is learning what comfort feels like, learning what it feels like to have survived. To celebrate, to honor, they dance most nights like they are possessed.”

Hip Hop Apsara aims to break through the cavalier and hardened consciousness many hold about Cambodian culture and its recent, violent, past under the Khmer Rouge.

“People seem rooted in this belief that Cambodia’s very far away and very weird,” Moore said. “It is far away, but for 14 million Cambodians, it’s not weird at all – plus it’s a place the US has had a lot of negative influence over. So it seems like we should know something about it, as Americans.”

A Fulbright scholar, Moore is the Truthout columnist behind Ladydrawers: Gender and Comics in the US, and the author of Cambodian Grrrl: Self-Publishing in Phnom Penh (Cantankerous Titles, 2011), Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing, and the Erosion of Integrity (The New Press, 2007) and Hey Kidz, Buy This Book (Soft Skull, 2004). She was co-editor and publisher of the now-defunct Punk Planet, and founding editor of the Best American Comics series from Houghton Mifflin. She has twice been noted in the Best American Non-Required Reading series.

Anne Elizabeth Moore is a Fulbright scholar, the Truthout columnist behind Ladydrawers: Gender and Comics in the US, and the author of Cambodian Grrrl: Self-Publishing in Phnom Penh (Cantankerous Titles, 2011), Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing, and the Erosion of Integrity (The New Press, 2007, named a Best Book of the Year by Mother Jones) and Hey Kidz, Buy This Book (Soft Skull, 2004). Co-editor and publisher of the now-defunct Punk Planet, and founding editor of the Best American Comics series from Houghton Mifflin, Moore teaches in the Visual Critical Studies and Art History departments at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She works with young women in Cambodia on independent media projects, and with people of all ages and genders on media and gender justice work in the US. Her journalism focuses on the international garment trade. Moore exhibits her work frequently as conceptual art, and has been the subject of two documentary films. She has lectured around the world on independent media, globalization, and women’s labor issues. The multi-award-winning author has also written for N+1, Good, Snap Judgment, Bitch, the Progressive, The Onion, Feministing, The Stranger, In These Times, The Boston Phoenix, and Tin House. She has twice been noted in the Best American Non-Required Reading series. She has appeared on CNN, WNUR, WFMU, WBEZ, Voice of America, and others. Her work with young women in Southeast Asia has been featured in USA Today, Phnom Penh Post, Entertainment Weekly, Time Out Chicago, Make/Shift, Today’s Chicago Woman, Windy City Times, and Print Magazine, and on GritTV, Radio Australia, and NPR’s Worldview. Moore recently mounted a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and participated in Artisterium, Georgia’s annual art invitational. Her upcoming book, Hip Hop Apsara: Ghosts Past and Present (Green Lantern Press, Aug. 28, 2012), is a lyrical essay in pictures and words exploring the people of Cambodia’s most rampant economic development in at least 1,200 years.

Hardcover, $20 ISBN: 978-1-4507-7526-7 Photo/Essay, 100 pages Green Lantern Press

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Comics Release Party with John Porcellino and Noah Van Sciver 9/19

Sep ’12
7:00 pm

Join John Porcellino and Noah Van Sciver as they celebrate the release of their new projects, King-Cat #73 (self-published) and The Hypo (Fantagraphics).  They’ll be reading from and showing slides of their work, answering questions, and signing books.

The Hypo, debut graphic novel from Noah Van Sciver follows the twenty-something Abraham Lincoln as he loses everything, long before becoming our most beloved president. Lincoln is a rising Whig in the state’s legislature as he arrives in Springfield, IL to practice law. With all of his possessions under his arms in two saddlebags, he is quickly given a place to stay by a womanizing young bachelor who becomes his friend and close confidant. Lincoln builds a life and begins friendships with the town’s top lawyers and politicians. He attends elegant dances and meets an independent-minded young woman from a high-society Kentucky family, and after a brisk courtship, becomes engaged. But, as time passes and uncertainty creeps in, young Lincoln is forced to battle a dark cloud of depression brought on by a chain of defeats and failures culminating into a nervous breakdown that threatens his life and sanity. This cloud of dark depression Lincoln calls “The Hypo.” Dense crosshatching and an attention to detail help bring together this completely original telling of a man driven by an irrepressible desire to pull himself up by his bootstraps, overcome all obstacles, and become the person he strives to be. All the while, unknowingly laying the foundation of character he would use as one of America’s greatest presidents.

JOHN PORCELLINO was born in Chicago, in 1968, and has been writing, drawing, and publishing minicomics, comics, and graphic novels for over twenty-five years. His celebrated self-published series King-Cat Comics, begun in 1989, has inspired a generation of cartoonists. Diary of a Mosquito Abatement Man, a collection of King-Cat stories about Porcellino’s experiences as a pest control worker, won an Ignatz Award in 2005, and Perfect Example, first published in 2000, chronicles his struggles with depression as a teenager. King-Cat Classix and Map of My Heart, published in 2007/2009, offer a comprehensive overview of the zine’s first sixty-one issues, while Thoreau at Walden (2008) is a poetic expression of the great philosopher’s experience and ideals. According to cartoonist Chris Ware, “John Porcellino’s comics distill, in just a few lines and words, the feeling of simply being alive.”

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Wed, Sept 19th, 7pm, Free Event

Weekly Top 10

Congrats to this week’s winners!

1. Emotions Are Hard/Crushes: A Not Helpful Guide by Georgi $.50

2. Dig Deep #2 by Heather $1.00

3. Counter Attack #3 by Alisa Harris $3.00

4. Hypnotic Induction Technique by Grant Reynolds $4.00 – Jeezus, Reynolds… This Technique is a patty melt full of bloody hair and a side of mucus fries. Split down the middle, H.I.T. begins with a medley of shorter pieces so viciously viscously combined it’s hard to tell where the pizza puff ends and the rectum begins, and frankly, why would you want to? Progressively wrapping itself around itself, the wormy mass and thready entrails put their cord through a narrative meat grinder. The resultant chuck and splatter is the perfect segway to “Peeled and Deveined” a prying terrorchase lit by nightmare flashlight. These are under-the-skin stories, the kind that keep you coming back to map the terrain of each page while your subconscious slides under the quicksand surface. Get in a suggestible state and sew this onto your mind.  -EF

5. Crap Hound #6 by Sean Tejaratchi (Show & Tell Press) $13.00 – This is the fourth-fucking-edition of Crap Hound #6: Death Phones and Scissors and all the bonus material has it busting the staple barrier, so you get all 100 pages previously ever released plus a 16-page addendum. You say addendum, I say amazing. Seriously, if you have eyes you should be looking at this. -EF

6.   Hark a Vagrant by Kate Beaton (D&Q) $19.95
7. Office Girl by Joe Meno (Akashic) $15.95 – Umbrellas of Cherbourg 1999?

8. Lucky Peach #4 Sum 12 American Food Issue $12.00

9. Cheer the Eff Up #3 by Jonas #3 $1.00

10. Every Thug Is a Lady Adventures Without Gender by Julia Eff $4.00

Is it me or is it hilarious the reoccuring “eff” theme of the last two on this list? Dismissed as coincidence! -LM

New Stuff This Week

Index #1 by Caitlin Cass $3.50 – Blank comfort and empty anxieties, in the cards.

Fix Your Clothes by Raleigh Briggs $5.00 – By the author of the smash hit of a DIY book in these parts Make Your Home. Cute and fun, but more importantly helpful.
The Day I Stopped Being Punk by Siue $2.00
Paper Radio issues #10-#12 a Media and Radio Zine by DJ Frederick $3.00 each
Baitline Audiozine $4.00 – From the folks who publish the free, flirty and dirty want ad service broadsheet that one often finds in our free area. Comes with with CD containing interviews and testimonials with satisfied Baitline customers.
Self-Help Self-Fuck A Tiny Story by BR Coyote $1.50
The Printed Blog, various issues, various prices
Loosey Goosey vol II $16.75
Docs #1 Sum 12 Journal of Microbiology Solutions to Puzzles of the Blood by Dan Dorsey, Geff Stiubhairt, Amanda Dorsey $2.00
older issues of Publick Occurances (#10 and #11) by Danny Martin $2.00 each

Comix & Comics
Jiggy Jiggy Boys #1 $5.00
Blunt Naked #1 $3.00
Fatima #3 of 4 the Blood Spinners by Gilbert Hernandez $3.99
Nobrow #7 $24.00
Cloaca Crossing Coloring Booklet $4.00
Gnartoons #1 Apr 12 by James Stanton $6.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
History of Underground Comics (20th Anniversary Edition) by Mark James Estren (Roin Publishing) $29.95
Fight #2 Graphic Novel by Jack Teagle (Nobrow) $13.95
Bicycle by Ugo Gattoni (Nobrow) $24.95
Prophet Volume 1: Remission by Brandon Graham , Simon Roy, Farel Dalrymple, Giannis Milogiannis $9.99 – Collects issues #21-#26.

Art & Design
Getting Into Face: 52 Mondays Featuring JoJo Baby and Sal-E (Schiffer) $45.00 – Photographer Bernard Colbert rigorously captures Wicker Park-based performance artists (and Quimby’s regulars!) JoJo Baby and Sal-E in genius moments as psychedelic Hindi gods, comic book villains, fantastical creatures, astronauts, and much, much more. Over 100 photos, as featured in the Clive Barker documentary titled JoJo Baby.
Pictorial Websters:A Pocket Dictionary $12.95
The Tattoo Project: Body, Art, Image by Vince Hemingson (Schiffer) $45.00 – Here are the final results of The Tattoo Project, works by 11 fine art photographers with a variety of styles who shot portraits of 100 heavily tattooed individuals. The brainchild of photographer Vince Hemingson, the event sequestered models and photographers in Vancouver s Photo Workshop for a multiple-day shoot. Thousands of portraits were produced that aimed to explore who each of the subjects was through their ink and the photographic process. This volume features more than 200 images from the event and truly reflects not only who the subjects are, but who the photographers are as well. From differing approaches to lighting, mood, and color to different methods for engaging the subjects, each of the artists clearly has a unique vision. This is an ideal book for photography and tattoo art students, teachers, and enthusiasts.

True Living Organics: Ultimate Guide to Growing All Natural Marijuana Indoors by The Rev (Green Candy Press) $20.00
Hashish: History, Cultures, Ingredients, Recreation, Medicine,  Hashish Making…$35.95
Fifty Ways to Cure a Hangover: Weird Wacky and Wonderful Ways for Prevention and Cure by Sharratt Cara Frost and Jason Ford (Chronicle) $5.99

We Only Know So Much by Elizabeth Crane $14.99
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn $25.00
Filling In the Blanks by Anthony Roberts $12.00
The Pale King by David Foster Wallace (Back Bay) $16.99 – Now in soft cover.
Between Heaven and Here by Susan Straight (McSweeneys) $24.00

Literary Journals, Poetry & Chap Books
Haarp Heavy: Anti Authoritarian Rap Poems by Che Christ $20.00
McSweeneys #41 $27.00
Exact Change Only Win 2012 and Sum 2012 $10.00 each

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs & Misc
Breaking the Mirror of Heaven: The Conspiracy to Suppress the Voice of Ancient Egypt by Robert Bauval and Ahmed Osman $20.00 – Egyptology conspiracy theory! Exposes the many cycles of monument destruction and cultural suppression in Egypt from antiquity to the present day.
Wall Street Coloring Book – Now You Can Color and Draw Like the Big Boys $7.99
Drinking Diaries: Women Serve Their Stories Straight Up ed . by Leah Odze Epstein et al. $16.00 – An exploration and celebration of a controversial tradition that, contrary to popular opinion, is alive and active after more than 150 years.
Truth According to Sally Miller $15.00
Fast Girl: Don’t Brake Until You See the Face of God And Other Good Advice From the Racetrack by Ingrid Steffensen $16.00
Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything by Randy Cohen $24.95 – By the entertaining and wise Ethicist from The New York Times.
Darkest America Black Minstrelsy from Slavery to Hip Hop by Yuval Taylor and Jake Austen $26.95 – This book investigates the complex history of black minstrelsy, adopted in the mid-nineteenth century by African American performers who played the grinning blackface fool to entertain black and white audiences. We now consider minstrelsy an embarrassing relic, but once blacks and whites alike saw it as a black art form—and embraced it as such. And, as the authors reveal, black minstrelsy remains deeply relevant to popular black entertainment, particularly in the work of contemporary artists like Dave Chappelle, Flavor Flav, Spike Lee, and Lil Wayne. Darkest America explores the origins, heyday, and present-day manifestations of this tradition, exploding the myth that it was a form of entertainment that whites foisted on blacks, and shining a sure-to-be controversial light on how these incendiary performances can be not only demeaning but also, paradoxically, liberating.
Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut: Misadventures In the Counterculture by Paul Krassner (Soft Skull) $18.95

Politics & Revolution
2 Christopher Hitchens Books: Mortality and Arguably: Essays (in soft cover)
The Man Who Never Died: The Life Times and Legacy of Joe Hill, American Labor Icon by William M. Adler $18.00

Music Books
How Music Works by David Byrne (McSweeneys) $32.00
Amy, My Daughter by Mitch Winehouse $27.99

Childrens Books
Stories 1234 by Eugéne Ionesco and Etienne Delessert (McSweeneys) $19.95
Hilda and the Midnight Giant by Luke Pearson (Nobrow) $24.00
Maya Makes a Mess by Rutu Modan (Toon) $12.95

Chicago IRL #4 Sum 12 $15.00
McSweeneys #41 $27.00
Harpers Magazine Sep 12 $6.99
Paper Sep 12 $4.00
Cabinet #46 Punishment $12.00
Eye Magazine #83 Spr 12 $30.00
True Crime Aug 12 $8.99
Murder Most Foul #85 $9.99
Interzone #241 $8.50
Fortean Times #291 Sep 12 $11.99
Press the Fashion vol 2 #1 Fall 12 $9.99
Brownbook #34 $14.99
Arise #16 $9.99
The State vol 2 Sum 12 Speculative Geographies $14.00
Empire Sep 12 $9.99
Wire #342 Aug 12 $9.99
Magnet #90 $4.99
Clash #76 $8.99
Uncut Sep 12 #184 $9.99

Sex & Sexy
Stepcest Taboo by Evan J. Xavier $9.00

Other Stuff
New blank journals and notebooks, such as My Beautiful Life: My Autobiography in Drawings $16.95, Mix Tape Mini Eco Journal Set $9.95, Make Something Good Today Blank Journal by Jen Renninger $9.95
Two different 2013 Hark a Vagrant Wall Calendars by Kate Beaton: Beethoven Birthday Party and There She Blows Literary (D&Q) $14.95 each

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 and mail order them for prompt home delivery.