Monthly Archive for November, 2012

New Stuff This Week

selection from A Comic Guide to Brewing by Lara Antal $7.00

Zines & Zine-Related Books
We Know You Suck by Justin Carlin (Parking Block Publishing) $5.00
Black Metal of the Americas vol III by Ed and Patrick $5.00
Simba Collection of Personal and Political Writings from the Nineties Hardcore Scene by Vique Martin (Vitriol) $12.00
Travel On #4 Six Months in South Carolina by David Solomon $2.00
Junk Food Figure 38 #2 (Octagon Press) $4.50

Comics & Comix
You Don’t Get There From Here #1 by Carrie McNinch $2.00
Walking Into Traffic #3 (Tales of the Night Watchman) by Dave Kelly and Lara Antal $1.00
Castle Waiting #18 by Linda Medley (Fantagraphics) $3.95
Comix by Janice Shapiro: Crushable Ricky Nelson, Crushable Neil Young: Cinnamon Girl, Popular and more $5.00 each
A whole nuncha stuff from Bulb Comix: Cadavre Exquis by Nicolas Robel and Christophe Lambert, tiny comics boxes featuring folks like Sophie Dutertre, Olivier Deprez, Helge Reumann, Stephane Blanquet, Lauren Redniss, Chris Ware, Jordan Crane, Greg Cook, Souther Salazar, Marc Bell, Jad Fair, Ivan Brunetti
True Chubbo Presents Infinidick by Family Sohn (Picturebox) $12.00
ZZZZZ Series and Other Stories by Michael McMillan (Picturebox) $10.00
Party Plans #2 by Zejian Shen $8.00

Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks
Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal vol 1 Poor Boys and Pilgrims and vol 2 Wanderlust Kings by EK Weaver $15.00 each
Osbick Bird by Edward Gorey $12.95
DNA Failure by Leon Sadler, Stefan Sadler and Jon Chandler (British Weapon Comics/Picturebox) $14.00
Drawing Comics Lab: 52 Exercises on Characters, Panels, Storytelling, Publishing & Professional Practices by Robyn Chapman (Quarry Books) $24.99 – Designed for the beginning or aspiring cartoonist. Featured artists include: James Sturm, Tom Hart, Jessica Abel, Matt Madden, Eddie Campbell, and many others.
Walking Dead TPB vol 17 Something to Fear by Robert Kirkman et al. $14.99
Stitched vol 1 by Garth Ennis et al. $19.99
The Marvelous Land of Oz TPB by Frank L. Baum, Eric Shanower et al. $24.99
Upside Down: A Vampire Tale by Jess Smart Smiley (Top Shelf) $9.95
Baron Bean 1916 The Complete First Year (Library of American Comics Essentials) by George Herriman (IDW) $19.99
How Should I Know by Nicolas Robel (Bulb Comix) $41.00

Art & Design
100 UK Graffiti Artists by Frank Malt $45.00

IQ84 by Haruki Murakami $29.95 – The soft cover version of this book is actually a 3 volume boxed set.
Me and the Devil by Nick Tosches $26.99

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs, Music & Misc
Dating AI: A Guide to Falling In Love with Artificial Intelligence by Alex Zhavoronkoff (Re/Search) $19.99
Song Reader by Beck (McSweeneys) $34.00 – Look! It’s Beck’s new album. As sheet music. Hey! Wanna go to the movies? Have fun!
Most Dangerous Book In the World: 9/11 as Mass Ritual by SK Bain (Trine Day) $24.95
That Is All by John Hodgman $15.00 – Now in soft cover.

Sex & Sexy
Silky Whip vol 1 TPB by Oh Great (Eros) $16.95

Criminal Crafts: Outlaw Projects for Scoundrels Cheats and Armchair Detectives by Miss Demeanor $18.99

Drug Culture
Practical LSD Manufacture by Uncle Fester (Festering Publications) $20.00

Politics, Revolution & Current Events
Reformers, Socialists and Communists: An Anarchist Critique by Alexander Berkman (Thought Crime Ink) $9.95
Vultures’ Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates, and High-Finance Carnivores by Greg Palast $17.00

Proximity #10 Mutualisms Win 12 vol 4 #2 $11.99
Dwell Dec Jan 12 13 $5.99
The Burlesque Bible vol 4 win 12/13 $16.95
Lula #15 $16.99
Sneaker Freaker #25 $14.95
Press the Fashion vol 2 #2 Win 13 $12.50
Smith Journal #4 $17.99
Armchair Shotgun #3 $10.00
Tape Op #92 Nov Dec 12 $4.95
Magnet #93 $4.99
Harpers Magazine Dec 12 $6.99
AdBusters Jan Feb 13 $8.95

Poetry, Lit Mags and Lit Journals
Wet and Blessed by Muyassar Kurdi and Jordan Rutherford $10.00
Further Distractions by Bucket Siler $3.00
Parody vol 1 #2 $5.00

The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Mans Canyon by S.S. Taylor and Katherine Roy (McSweeneys) $22.00
Tater Totter #1 A Periodical Publication for Kids by Kate Berube $5.00

Restocks and Reprints
Field Notes notebooks! Plus a new edition, “Red Blooded.” $9.95 for a collected package of 3 slender notebooks.
More stationary from Buy Olympia, including cards from Power and Light Press, Little Otsu, Jill Bliss, Nikki McClure and more.
Dark and Somber Press Black Metal Greeting Cards (a top seller in these parts!)
King Cat Collection (French edition) by John Porcellino $18.00
Fuck (French Edition) by Ron Rege Jr. $23.00
Brains Brilliancy Bohemia: Art and Politics in Jazz-Age Chicago Dill Pickle Club by Marc Moscato $5.00

Pop-Up Book Fair at the Empty Bottle 12/9 2pm-7pm

Dec ’12
2:00 pm

In conjunction with Chicago Writers House and The Chicagoan, Curbside Splendor Publishing presents:


Chicago’s finest independent publishers will be on hand hocking their goods. Quimby’s Bookstore will also stock a table with a selection of books/zines penned by Chicagoans. The bar will be open so grab a cocktail and listen to live music all afternoon as you ogle some books and satiate your bibliophiliac needs!

FREE with an RSVP at:

Otherwise $5 at the door.

This tasty event is 21+ unless minors are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Current list of participating Chicago literary folks (check the Facebook Event Page for constant updates) :
&Now Books
7 Vientos
Allium Press
Anobium Literary Magazine
Another Chicago Magazine
Anything Goes Publishing
Burial Day Books
Chicago Center for Literature and Photography (CCLaP)
Chicago Zine Fest
Convulsive Editions
Curbside Splendor Publishing
Dancing Girl Press
Dream of Things
Graze Magazine
The Handshake
Kenning Editions
MAKE Magazine
Other Voices (OV) Books
Quimby’s Books
Solace in So Many Words
Switchback Books
Two With Water

Sweet Tunes provided by:
Good Evening
Mr. Mayor and the Highballers
Wooden Wing
& more!

Please note: This event is NOT at Quimby’s. It is at the Empty Bottle at 1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60622.

Click here to go to the Facebook event page for this event.

CAKE 2013 Exhibitor Application Now Open

As per

All Interested Independent and Alternative Comic Artists and Publishers Encouraged to Apply

The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) exhibitor application is available at All interested independent and alternative comic artists and publishers are encouraged to apply. The deadline for registration is January 1, 2013.

CAKE is a weekend-long celebration of independent comics, inspired by Chicago’s rich legacy as home to many of underground and alternative comics’ most talented artists– past, present and future. Featuring comics for sale, workshops, exhibitions, panel discussions and more, CAKE is dedicated to fostering community and dialogue amongst independent artists, small presses, publishers and readers.

In June 2012, Chicago hosted its first alternative comics expo in over 16 years. Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) gathered 200 local, national, and international artists and publishers and more than 800 attendees for a weekend of book debuts, conversation, and art exhibition. Following its debut show, CAKE organizers began working on CAKE 2013, taking into consideration feedback provided by attendees and exhibitors alike.

CAKE will continue as a two-day curated event that is free to the public, at a new location at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, in the Lake View neighborhood of Chicago, scheduled for the weekend of June 15-16, 2013. Mark your calendars now!

CAKE is a curated show, alternative comics creators of all experience level are strongly encouraged to apply within the eight-week window between November 12, 2012 and January 1, 2013. Applications will be reviewed by a jury consisting of CAKE organizers and auxiliary committee members. Terms, conditions, and submission instructions provided in the application form should clarify any questions. Any further inquiries should be directed to

New Stuff This Week


Gang Bang Bong #3 by Ines Estrada and Ginette Lapalme $30.00

Judith Butler: The Life and Times of Butch Dykes vol 4 #1 by Eloisa Aquino $6.00
Atomic Elbow #3 Professional Wrestling Fanzine $5.00
Vagina the Zine #6 Fall 12 by Hillary-Anne Crosby $4.00
A Guide to Falling in Love with Your Best Friend by Bryn Adams $2.00

Comics & Comix
In The Up Part Of The Wave by Lala (Floating World Comics) $4.00
Demon Dust #12 Nov 12 by Bernie McGovern $2.00
Morons #1 by Keith Jones $10.00
Complex #3 by Chris Kuzma $5.00
Top 5 Boardroom Techniques by Chris Kuzma $2.00
titles from Patrick Kyle: You Can Never Be Me Batman, Distance Mover #6, White Mold #1
Pin Oops #1 by Inechi $3.00
Man With the Half Put Sweater by Ines Estrada $3.00
Oona Winters zines: In Winter Perry the Cat, All About MJ etc.
Pig Sleep #1 A Mr Monitor Case by Cory McCallum and Matthew Daley $5.00
Ablatio Penis by Will Dinski $5.00
Startled Maggie #1 by Megham Hogan $6.00
Prizon Food Part 1 by Eric Schuster $6.00
Arthur Turnkey vol 1 by Toby Jones and Alex Horab $6.00
Recipe For Disaster Comix $5.00
Princess Seppuku and the Hunt For Robot-X by Karl Wills $8.50
Jason Viola comics: Herman the Manatee vol 5 Has Had Enough, Jays Brain

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Skinny Leg by Jenny Lin $15.00
Spacehawk  by Basil Wolverton (Fantagraphics) $39.99
Digestate: A Food and Eating Themed Anthology (Birdcage Bottom) $19.95
Scene of the Crime Deluxe by Ed Brubaker et al. $24.99
Scalped vol 10 Trails End TPB by Jason Aaron et al. $14.99
Fables: Werewolves of the Heartland  by Bill Willingham et al. $22.99
Dockwood by Jon McNaught (Nobrow) $19.95
Secret History of Coffee, Coca and Cola by Ricardo Cortes (Akashic) $17.95
NAO of Brown by Glyn Dillon (Self Made Hero) $24.95
Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow by Brian Fies $14.95
Chinese Life by Li Kunwu and P. Otie $27.50

Art & Design Books
Mars Attacks: The 50th Anniversary Collection (Topps) $19.95 – Includes 4 bonus trading cards!
Hello Kitty, Hello Art: Works of Art Inspired by Sanrio Characters by Roger Gastman $35.00
Cabinets of Wonder by Christine Davenne & Christine Fleurent $45.00
Signal 02 A Journal of International Political Graphics and Culture by Alec Dunn & Josh MacPhee(PM Press) $14.95
BRR book by Ryan Dodgson & Moshe Rozenberg $25.00
Too Much Horror Business: The Kirk Hammett Collection $29.95
Russian Revolutionary Posters from the Civil War to Socialist Realism, From Bolshevism to the End of Stalinism  by David King (Tate) $39.95
Anatomy of Type a Graphic Guide to 100 Typefaces Examining Shoulders Spines and Tails in Detail by Stephen Coles $25.99
Little Book of Lettering by Emily Gregory $24.95
Why Is a Tiger a Tiger? A Bestiary of Etymology by Dave Buchen $20.00

Hidden Wheel by Michael T. Fournier $15.00 – Thanks to everybody that came out for this event last week!
Woes of the True Police Man by Roberto Bolano $25.00
The Flame Alphabet by Ben Marcus $15.00 – Now in soft cover.
NW by Zadie Smith $26.95
Little Heart: A Comic Anthology for Marriage Equality $20.00
Charles Bukowski books we didn’t have previously: Continual Condition, People Look Like Flowers at Last, Pleasures of the Damned Poems 1951-1993, Run With the Hunted: A Charles Bukowski Reader

DIY & Food
The Edible Selby by Todd Selby $35.00
Raw Magic: Superfoods for Superpeople by Kate Magic (Process) $22.95
Everyday Bicycling: How to Ride a Bike for Transportation Whatever Your Lifestyle by Elly Blue (Cantankerous) $9.95
The Book of Gin: A Spirited World History from Alchemists’ Stills and Colonial Outposts to Gin Palaces, Bathtub Gin,and Artisanal Cocktails by Richard Barnett $24.00

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs, Music & Misc
The Encyclopedia Paranoiaca: The Indispensable Guide to Everyone and Everything You Should Be Aftaid of Or Worried About by Henry Beard et al. $25.00
The Onion Book of Known Knowledge: The Last Book Ever Written, The Definitive Encyclopaedia of Existing Information by The Onion $29.99
Weird Al: The Book by Nathan Rabin and Al Yankovic $29.95
Attention: People with Body Parts – A collection of over fifty stories detailing the feelings that people have regarding their daily interactions with their physical selves, ed. by Lexie Bean $9.50
Man of Misconceptions: The Life of an Eccentric In an Age of Change by John Glassie $26.95 – The story of Athanasius Kircher, the legendary seventeenth-century priest-scientist who was either a great genius or a colossal crackpot…or a bit of both.
Peppermint Twist: The Mob, the Music, and the Most Famous Dance Club of the ’60s by John Johnson et al. $25.99
Real Man Adventures by T. Cooper (McSweeneys) $23.00

Politics, Revolution & Current Events
Margaret Sanger: A Life of Passion by Jean H. Baker $17.00 – The life of birth control advocate Margaret Sanger (1879-1966). Now in soft cover.
Nine-tenths of the Law: Property and Resistance In the United States by Hannah Dobbz (AK Press) $21.00 – The history of squatting and property struggles in the United States, from colonialism to twentieth century urban squatting and the foreclosure crisis of the late 2000s, and how such resistance movements shape the law.

Apple by Nikki McClure $12.95

Monters and Dust #3 M&D $18.00
Flaunt #124 $10.95
Skunk vol 8 #4 $5.99
Make Ultimate 3D Printer Buyers Guide Special Issue $9.99
Maximumrocknroll #355 Dec 12 $4.00
Radical Philosophy #176 $13.00
Against the Current #161 Nov Dec 12 $5.00
Tabu Tattoo #49 $7.99

Poetry, Lit Mags and Lit Journals
The Believer #94 2012 Art Issue $10.00
The Iowa Review vol 42 #2 Fall 12 $9.95

Sex & Sexy
Sex Press: The Sexual Revolution in the Underground Press 1963-1979 by Vincent Berniere and Mariel Primois $40.00

Other Stuff
Calendario Bestiaro Bestiary Calendar 2013 by Dave Buchen $25.00 – Every year Dave drops off these beauties, the pictures made from woodblock prints.

various sexy Taschen books: Tom of Finland, Eric Stanton, Gil Elvgren etc.
Alchemy & Mysticism 25th Anniverary ed (Taschen) $14.99
Bukowski fiction: Ham on Rye, Post Office, etc.
The Soup and Bread Cookbook by Martha Bayne $20.95
This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz $26.95
How to Be a Good Zine Citizen by Carrie et al. $1.00
Life and Times of Butch Dykes (various issues)
…and more!

Click here to see the weekly curated selection available on our webstore.

Chicago Zine Fest Open Meeting: Sat, Nov 17th at the Chicago Public Library, Logan Square Branch

While planning for Chicago Zine Fest 2013 is already in full swing, CZF would love to get input from you! They’re holding an open meeting to gather opinions & ideas for the upcoming fest. (If you don’t live in Chicago but want to send suggestions, email them at
Saturday, November 17 at 2pm
Chicago Public Library: Logan Square Branch
3030 W. Fullerton Ave.
Click here for the Facebook event for this meeting.
Please note: this meeting is NOT at Quimby’s.

And also! Check out the official 2013 artwork for CZF at by the talented Laura Berger.