Monthly Archive for February, 2013

Off-Site Event: Special Screening of Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines and Superhero Expo

Mar ’13
2:00 pm



2:00-4:00 PM
2nd Floor Claudia Cassidy Theatre
With a discussion featuring comics artists Jill Thompson, Lyra Hill and Jenny Frison.
Host: Allison Cuddy of WBEZ/Chicago Public Radio.

(NOT AT QUIMBY’S; AT THE CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER, 78 E Washington St  Chicago, IL 60602)

Superhero Expo
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
in the 1st Floor Garland Room
with Brain Frame, Girls in the Game, Quimby’s Bookstore and more.
Featuring the Superhero art show (see details below), Photo Booth (with costumes),
and the Superhero Portrait Slam with Project Onward artists (11am – 4pm)!

Envision Superheroines for the Modern Age!
Renditions will be displayed at the Wonder Women Expo at the Cultural Center on March 16th during and following the screening of the documentary Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, this documentary looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation.

Bring your drawings/paintings/art to the Expo.  Any format for the art is fine.

To consider:
What is her mission?
What does she look like? What is her costume?
What powers does she possess?
What issues does she tackle? Whom is she going to save?
Does she have an everyday alter-ego/cover?  If so, what is her occupation?
What are her personal challenges?
Does she have a sidekick?
What is her mode of transportation?
Special gadgets she employs in her feats?
What is her “kryptonite”?

Presented by WTTW Channel 11 and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events in partnership with Chicago Foundation For Women, Eileen Fisher Foundation, Project Onward and Quimby’s Bookstore.

Community Cinema is a national civic engagement initiative featuring free monthly screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. Every month in 100+ cities, community members come together to learn, discuss, and get involved in key social issues of our time.


New Stuff This Week

Radon 45 Travis Fristoe and by Aaron Cometbus – An independent publisher take on Continuum’s 33 1/3 series, inspired by the 90s Gainesville pop punk band Radon.

Cometbus #55 Pen Pals by Aaron Cometbus $3.00 – With a cover by Jordan Crane.
Letters I Will Never Send to You #7 Pocket Full of Rocks Pull Here to Open by Morgan Inez $4.20
Show Me The Money #38 by Tony Hunnicutt $2.50

Comics & Comix
Crass Sophisticate #30 Josh Reinwald Rises by Josh Reinwald $3.00
Farm School by Jason Turner $5.00
Addicted To Garbage vol 1 $2.00
Sleazy Slice #6 by Robin Bougie $6.00
Bandthology #2 Another Music Anthology (King Bone Press) $5.00
World War 3 Illustrated #44 Other Issue $7.00

Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks
more Moomin books by Tov Jansson from Drawn & Quarterly: Moomin Builds a House and Moomin Falls in Love $9.95 each
On the Ropes by James Vance and Dan E. Burr $24.95
Goon vol 12 Them That Raised Us Lement by Eric Powell (Dark Horse) $16.99
Fables Deluxe Edition Book 6 by Bill Willingham et al. (Vertigo) $29.99

Art & Design
Mens Group: The Video by Ben Jones (Picturebox) $34.95 – Edited by Dan Nadel. . The last five years of work from this Paper Rad artist, on the theme of maleness: paintings, comics, drawings, products and videos, and is published on the occasion of the his solo exhibition, The Video, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Mens Group the Video
Posada and Manilla Illustrations for Mexican Fairy Tales by Jose Posada, Manuel Manilla and Mercurio Casillas (RM Verlag) $24.95
Sage Vaughn: Ice Age (Zero Plus) $55.00
Os Gemeos by Pedro Alonzo (Gingko) $29.95 – Brazilian twin brothers Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo, best known as Os Gemeos, are credited as leaders of graffiti and urban art in Brazil. Quirky, yellow, oblong-headed figures have become their visual signature.
Os Gemeos
Mommys New Tattoo: A Bedtime Story for People by Levi Greenacres (Schiffer) $16.99 – A young lady takes a trip to a tattoo shop with her mother and finds out what happens inside, and why her mom would get a tattoo. Years later, old enough to get a tattoo of her own, the young lady considers the consequences of making a decision that won’t wash off. Based on the author’s true childhood story, the book portrays three Pacific Northwest tattooists: Vyvyn Lazonga, Katie Williams, and Ximena Quiroz. Fans of the tattoo central to the story will find that the cover can be used as a color reference, as well as the line art included on its own page to use either as a stencil, or page to color your own way.
Oriental Tattoo Art Contemporary Chinese and Japanese Tattoo Masters by Du Ying and Shan Shan (China Youth Press International) $35.00
Tattooisme by Chris Coppola and Frederic Claquin (Schiffer) $39.99 – Work from 32 internationally acclaimed tattoo artists working with multiple art mediums, utilizing an array of art movements, techniques and styles.
Steampunk: The Beginning by James P. Blaylock, K. W. Jeter, Tim Powers and Mike McGee (Gingko) $24.95 – Features over 80 illustrations of characters and scenes from three seminal Steampunk novels: Homonculus by James Blaylock, Infernal Devices by K.W. Jeter, and Anubis Gates by Tim Powers. All three authors were students at Cal State Fullerton in the 1970s, where they wrote early steampunk short stories. So it makes sense that tThe illustrations are all by Cal State Fullerton students, alumni, and faculty. Also featuring essays by Blaylock, Jeter and Powers.

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs, Music & Misc
Everyone Loves a Good Train Wreck: Why We Cant Look Away By Eric G. Wilson $14.00
The Mad Scientists Guide to World Domination by John Joseph Adams $14.99

Cyberpunk: Stories of Hardware, Software, Wetware, Evolution, and Revolution ed. by Victoria Blake  (Underland) $15.95 -Thirty years after cyberpunk party-crashed the science fiction scene the future they imagined is here. Stories by legendary cyberpunk authors like Bruce Sterling and William Gibson, as well as stories by new cyberpunk voices like Cory Doctorow and Jonathan Lethem.
Meltdown in the Cereal Aisle by David V. Matthews $10.00
Arrive Breathe and Be Still: Collaboration With 826 Valencia and American Conservatory Theater Monologues and Short Plays by Downtown High School Student Playwrights (826 Books) $18.00
Office of Mercy by Ariel Djanikian $26.95

Sex & Sexy
Hot Moms #17 $4.95

Cinema Sewer #26 $4.00 – 44 comic book sized pages, cover by Orc Stain creator, James Stokoe. Includes: Bougie’s experiences on the set of the 1980s BMX movie “RAD”, Mike Sullivan’s review of YOR, an exclusive interview with the director of DAD MADE DIRTY MOVIES, a historical retrospective of the Times Square’s Capri Cinema, amazing reviews of Canadian trash classics by Paul Corupe, and piles more.
Maximumrocknroll #358 Mar 13 $4.00
Bitch #58 $5.95
Wire Feb 13 #348 $9.99
Design Bureau Mar 13 $8.00
Murder Most Foul #87 $9.99
True Crime Feb 13 $8.99
Interzone #244 $9.99
Hanging Loose #101 $11.00
Boneshaker Magazine #11 $12.00
Dazed & Confused vol 3 #18 Feb 13 $9.99
Harpers Magazine Mar 13 $6.99

Poetry, Lit Mags, Lit Journals, Chap Books
The Believer #97 $12.00
14 Dreams of Death by Ken Baumann, Blake Butler and M. Kitchell $8.00
Granta #122 Win 13 Betrayal $16.99
Creative Nonfiction #47 Win 13 $10.00
Seventeen Television Stories by Justin Maurer $6.00

Toon Books, $4.99 each: Little Mouse Gets Ready by Jeff Smith, Silly Lilly and the Four Seasons by Agnes Rosenstiehl, Chick and Chickie Play All Day by Claude Ponti, Benny and Penny in the Toy Breaker by Geoffrey Hayes, Benjamin Bear in Fuzzy Thinking by Philippe Coudray.
Steampunk! Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant (Candlewick) $12.99 – A YA steampunk book. Now in affordable soft cover for when you exclaim “We can’t have nice things!” to the Dickensian street orphan in your life with fingerless gloves spilling their porridge on it.

Other Stuff
Hello Chicago Map: a Guide to the Usual (Herb Lester Associates), designed by Mike McQuade $6.00 – Well ain’t that just the cutest most design-y map ever?

Notable Reprints and Restocks
Mine – Marking the roughly simultaneous re-release of Peter Sotos’ Tool and Mine, Sotos will appear at Quimby’s Bookstore Sat, March 23rd with his publisher Nine-Banded Books founder, Chip Smith.
Quiet Rumours Anarcha Feminist Reader by Dark Star (AK) $17.00
Mixed Reviews by Aaron Cometbus $3.00
Crafting With Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make with Your Cat $14.95
The Lowbrow Tarot: An Artistic Collaborative Effort in Honor of Tarot $34.99
Ganja Kitchen Revolution the Bible of Cannabis Cuisine $22.00
Henry Rollins Interview by V. Vale $9.99

“Mitch O’Connell: The World’s Best Artist” Book Signing & Slideshow With Book Designer Joseph Allen Black at 3/21

Mar ’13
7:00 pm


Humorous and masterful, Mitch O’Connell: the World’s Best Artist by Mitch O’Connell, (Last Gasp Publishing) is a career-spanning retrospective of work from the king of kitsch, Mitch O’Connell. This full-color, 284 page tome—resplendent with a foam-filled, vinyl, glitter-enhanced cover—collects all the good stuff (the crappy art is under lock and key) from this prolific pop artist. If you appreciate the finer things in life, such as beehives, boobs, and big-eyed kittens, you will not want to miss this book.

 “I am stunned by how remarkably talented he is … I’ve been jealous of him for over 30 years!”-Mark Frauenfelder, Boing Boing

“What David Lynch might read to his kids at night! Great!” – Boston Globe

Mitch O’Connell’s work has been featured in such places as: Playboy, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, and Juggs. He has made campaign art for Coke, McDonalds, KFC, Kelloggs, and more. His tattoo designs can be found on bodies belonging to people with impeccable taste the worldwide. His previous books include Mitch O’Connell Tattoos, Pwease Wuv Me, and Good Taste Gone Bad.

Mr. O’Connell will  be joined by the book’s designer Jospeh Allen Black.

For more info: and

Thursday, March 21st, 7pm – Free Event

New Stuff This Week


Organization and Spontaneity by Kimathi Mohammed (On Our OWn Authority) $15.00

Zines & Zine-Related Books
The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting: Dark Deeds Derring Do From 1950 to Today by Joe Biel et al. (Microcosm) $9.95
Good Morning #1 Joanne Oldham and Sammy Harkham $12.00
Portraits #1-3 by Carl Zeller $1.00 each
Angry Violist #5 and #6 $2.00 each
Start Small Part 1 by Sarah McNeil $12.00
Mineshaft #28 by Everett Rand $9.00
Depression Sessions #1 by Alex Hoffman et al. $5.00
KerBloom #100 Jan Feb 13 by Artnoose $2.00
The Smithsonian American Art Museum the Art of Video Games Exhibition Guest Book $1.00 – No, not the exhibit. The GUEST BOOK at the exhibit.
Japan Jaunt vol 1 #1 Mar 13 $2.00
Brain Is To Mind by Barbara Drummonf $4.00
Letters I Will Never Send to You #7 by Morgan Inez $4.20
Flowers Every Day by Ethan Krause $3.00
Number One Must Have #4 by Adrien Leavitt et al. $6.00
Truckface #16 by LB $3.00

Comics & Comix

Laskimooses #8 Se On Monimutkaista by Herra Matti Hagelbergin $7.00
Police Log Comics #1 Comic Strip Interpretations of the Police Log of Carmel, CA by Owen Cook (Last Gasp) $5.00
The Comics Journal #302 (Fantagraphics) $30.00 – With Maurice Sendak’s final interview before his passing.
Break the Walls #1 $6.99
Bandthology #2 Another Music Anthology $5.00
Stranger Two Stranger #4 Jan 13 by R. Hendricks $2.00
The End of the Fucking World #15 by Charles Forsman $1.00
Lou #10 by Melissa Mendes $1.00
Gnomes #1 by Sam Gaskin (Oily Comics) $1.00
Vigin #1 by Slongo (Oily Comics) $1.00
Foreground by Andy Burkholder (Oily Comics) $1.00
Its New Years Day by Budnik $2.00
Knives for Fish issues #1-#3 by JF
Spiders Visit by Sarah Ferrick $5.00

Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks
Susceptible by Genevieve Castree (D& Q) $19.95
Zed a Cosmic Tale by Michel Gagne $19.99
The Bird King: An Artists Notebook by Shaun Tan $19.99
Unite and Take Over vols 1 and 2 Stories Inspired by the Songs of the Smiths
Candy Gang Mischief Makers and Dream Nights by Chet Pickens $12.99 each
Chromazoid #2 edited by Lale Westvind $20.00
Unearthing SC by Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins (Top Shelf) $29.95

Art & Design
Mitch O’Connell: The World’s Best Artist (Last Gasp) $35.00
Banksy: The Man Behind the Wall by Will Ellsworth Jones $27.99
Street Talking: International Graffiti Art by Mike Popso (Schiffer) $45.00 – Exploring a cross-continental swath of urban areas, Popso captures hard-to-reach spots where there is an explosion of bright color and brighter ideas on canvases ranging from abandoned schools in Detroit to the back alleys of Istanbul, Turkey.
Amigos de la Muertos (Last Gasp) $24.00
Street Art Norway vol 2 (Kontur) $39.95

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs, Music & Misc
Life Against Dementia: Essays, Reviews, Interviews 1975-2011 by Joe Carducci $22.95
House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films by Kier-La Janisse (Fab Press) $29.99
Fractured Eye #1 A Journal of Subversive Film Arts by Stephen Barber and Jack Hunter (Creation) $19.95
Supernatural Writings On an Unknown History by Richard Smoley $12.95
Covert Wars and Breakaway Civilizations: The Secret Space Program, Celestial Psyops and Hidden Conflicts by Joseph P. Farrell $19.95
Tripping With Allah: Islam, Drugs and Writing by Michael Muhammad Knight (Soft Skull Press) $15.95

Politics & Revolution
The Portable Malcolm X Reader ed. by Manning Marable $22.00

Ageless Erotica by Joan Price (Seal) $16.00

Dead Brides Vampiric Tales by Edgar Allen Poe (Creation) $14.95
Man In The Empty Suit by Sean Ferrell $24.95
Crawling Chaos vol 2 1928-1935 Selected Weird Fiction by HP Lovecraft (Creation) $15.95
Paprika by Yasutaka Tsutsui $15.00

Lucky Peach #6 Before and After the Apocalypse $12.00
Little Joe issues #3 and #4 Magazine About Queers and Cinema Mostly $16.00 each
IdN vol 19 #6 $19.95
Design Bureau Feb 13 $8.00
Juxtapoz #146 March 13 $5.99
Paranoia #54 $7.00
American Atheist 1st Quarter 13 $4.95
Skunk vol 8 #6 $5.99
High Times April 13 $5.99
Pinstriping and Kustom Graphics Magazine #36 Feb Mar 13 $9.95
Howler #2 Win 13 $15.00
Smith Journal #5 $17.99
Maximumrocknroll #357 Feb 13 $4.00
Under the Radar #44 $5.99
Empirical Feb 13 $6.99
Progressive Feb 13 $4.95
Against the Current #162 Jan Feb 13 $5.00
Rethinking Schools vol 27 #2 Win 12 13 $5.95
AdBusters Mar Apr 13 $8.95

Poetry, Lit Mags, Lit Journals, Chap Books
Hobart #14 $11.95
Feathertale Review #10 $10.00
Family Album by the Back to Print Creatives $12.00
After Hours #26 Win 13 Journal of Chicago Writing and Art Afterhours $8.00
Cause vol 1 Action Art a Crude Literary Periodical Nov 12 $14.00
Fermented Tots Some Poems 2003-2012 by G. Wallace $4.00
Overtime Hour 27 The Ghost by Douglas Cole $2.00

When Animals Agree – You Equal Love – A Coloring Book by T. Klinkhamer and Dean Cercone $10.00
Bone: Quest for the Spark Book 3 by Jeff Smith $10.99

Other Stuff
Mike Watt Bobble Head $19.95
More Moleskine notebooks in a variety of sizes and colors.

Laydeez Do Comics Chicago February Edition 2/28

Feb ’13
7:00 pm

Laydeez Chicago
Laydeez Do Comics, London’s monthly comics salon founded by Nicola Streeten (Billy, Me, and You) and Sarah Lightman (The Book of Sarah, Graphic Details) has added to branches in Leeds and San Francisco by starting a branch in Chicago.

The first meeting was a smashing success and this one hopes to be as amazing!

Come hear comics creators speak about their work, their process, their plans, and whatever else they want to share with us.

February speakers will be:

Laura Szumowski (
David Mitchell (
and MK Czerwiec (

For more info:
comicnurse (at) mac (dot) com
As always, this event at Quimby’s is free.