Monthly Archive for March, 2013

New Stuff This Week

If Nothing Else the Sky by Dave Roche $5.00 – Roche’s travel writing from Australia, Singapore and Malaysia -punk shows, penguin bites, koala sanctuaries and a lotta lotta LAX.
Incandescent #3 Others Memories a Color Film Zine by Marissa Csanyi, ed and Helen Jones, ed (Pine Island Press) $14.00 – an international sampling of color photography that cohesively evokes a cold morning mountaintop, cigarettes in a small town and stepping into a wood panel interior.
Judas Goat Quarterly #57 by Grant Schreiber $1.50
Records as Portable Exhibitions and Interactive Participatory Objects b Temporary Services $4.00
Zauber by Tina $1.00
Laika #1  $1.25
Ooze Heads #1 $3.00
Guide to Being Alone #1 (Vice Versa Press) $4.00
Mumbo #10 by D. Tosh $8.00 – Includes pieces from Crumb’s 1964 sketchbook.
Delineatas Magicae Mysticum Cacas vols 1 and 2 by Suuimorb Ecnad $6.20 each
When the Crash Meets Something Solid #10 Strip It to the Bone by Gabrielle Congrave $3.00
arty zines from Booklyn: printed companions to a few exhibitions curated by Aimee Lusty, shows with titles such as Weird World, I Want You to Have Nice Things and Preserve and Protect.
Last Meals #1 by Jeremy Mlodik and Emily Schulert $3.00
P Is for Party #1 by Emily Schulert $1.00

Comics & Comix
SAW Guide to Gainesville Wildlife by John Porcellino $3.00
Happy Hour in America #4 by Tim Lane $5.00
Weird Magazine #3 by Noel Freibert (Closed Caption Comics) $10.00
Fukitor #8 by Jason Karns $10.00
Haunted Forest by Mickey Z. $5.00
Larva Dec 12 #16 $8.00
Star by Sami Aho $8.75
Tusen Hjartan Stark #1 by Warren Craghead et al. (Domino Books) $3.00
Journey to the Southern Oracle: A Neverending Fanzine by Megan Kirby $3.00 – Yes, a zine about the book and the movie. Very cute! Also by this artist: Coffee Spoons #2 $3.00, Understimulated Over Caffeinated $2.00

Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks
Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama by Alison Bechdel $15.95 – Now in soft cover.
Julio’s Day by Gilbert Hernandez (Fantagraphics) $19.99 – Don’t miss Gilbert Hernandez here at Quimby’s on April 18th!
Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley $17.99
Tyrex by Mauro Entrialgo $15.95
Nube De Moscas by Mrz $15.00
Distancia Entre Extranos Monica Naranjo Uribe $15.00
Race to Incarcerate – a Graphic Retelling by Sabrina Jones and Marc Mauer $17.95
How to Fake a Moon Landing: Exposing the Myths of Science Denial by Darryl Cunningham $16.95
Recounting Streets by Juan Berrio $24.95
Adventures of Jodelle by Guy Peellaert and Pierre Bartier (Fantagraphics) $45.00
Kick Ass 2 TPB by Mark Millar $19.99
Pretty by Antoinette Lavin $12.00
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories and Al Williamson (Fantagraphics) $28.99
Taint the Meat Its the Humanity and Other Stories: Illustrated Tales from the Crypt by Jack Davis (Fantagraphics) $28.99
Art & Design
Pinxit HC by Mark Ryden (Taschen) $69.99
Warp and Weft Poster Construction by Sonnenzimmer $40.00
Pictures On Surrounding Objects by Alisha Wessler $8.00
Beyond Tattoo Art Graphics and Illustration by Worlds Leading Tattoo Artists by Allen Graves (Graffito) $34.95
Worlds End 2012 Cycle Messenger World Championship Chicago by Christopher Dilts $23.00

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs, Music & Misc
I Dreamed I was a Very Clean Tramp: An Autobiography by Richard Hell $25.99
Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now by Douglas Rushkoff $26.95
The Stone Roses: War and Peace – The Definitive Story by Simon Spence $19.99
Francois Truffaut the Complete Films by Robert Ingram et al. (Taschen) $14.99
This is Portland: The City Youve Heard You Should Like (Cantankerous) $5.95
The Peoples Apocalypse by Ariel Gore and Jenny Forrester (Lit Star) $15.95
No Permanent Scars by Michael Hemery $16.00
Protect Your Garden: Eco Friendly Solutions for Healthy Plants by Ed Rosenthal $24.95

Politics & Revolution
Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing Feminist Praxis Movement Building Strategy by Chris Crass (PM Press) $20.00
Maroon – The Implacable Collected Writings of Russell Maroon Shoatz (PM Press) $20.00
No Billionaire Left Behind: Satirical Activism in America by Angelique Haugerud $24.95
Disassembly Required: A Field Guide to Actually Existing Capitalism by Geoff Mann (AK Press) $14.95
Autonomy Cover Designs of Anarchy 1961-1970 by Daniel Poyner $40.00

Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson $16.00
Squirrels Breakfast by Kathleen Rudolph $21.99
War Is Language 101 Short Works by Nath Jones $4.99

Design Bureau Apr 13 $8.00
ArtForum Apr 13 $10.00
American Atheist 2nd Quarter 13 $4.95
Skeptic vol 18 #1 $6.95
Bizarre #199 Apr 13 $10.50
Lula #16 $17.99
Gothic Beauty #39 $6.95
Dear Dave Magazine #13 $15.00
Skunk vol 8 #7 $5.99
Scootering Mar 13 #321 $8.99
Dwell Renovattion Special Spr 13 $9.99
Alarmist Magazine #2 $14.99
Fangoria #322 $9.99
Wax Poetics #54 $11.99
Under the Radar #45 $5.95
In These Times Apr 13 $3.50
Progressive Apr 13 $4.95
RFD #153 Spr 13 $9.95
CCI vol 8 Central City Ink Magazine Special Lmited Edition $4.95
Tabu Tattoo #51 $7.99

Poetry, Lit Mags, Lit Journals, Chap Books
Make #12 Spr 13 Architectural $12.00
American Reader issues #1-#4 $10.00 each
Stranger Air by Stacie Leatherman $14.95
Exact Change Only Win 13 $10.00
Bodily Matters by Neil Dilauro $17.99
Paris Review #204 $15.00
Bomb #123 Spr 13 $7.95

Happy Punks 123 a Counting Story by John (Manic D) $15.95
Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry by Dorothea Lasky et al. (McSweeneys) $16.00
Sky Full of Kindness by Rob Ryan $18.95
Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book by Johanna Basford $14.95
Benjamin Bear in Bright Ideas by Philippe Courdray $12.95
Johnny Boo Does Something by James Kochalka (Top Shelf) $9.95

Other Stuff
More Moleskines! 18 month planners (start in July of 2013 and go up through the end of 2014). A variety of sizes and colors.

Off-Site: Quimby’s Co-Sponsors 826CHI’s PROMIC-CON 4/27

Apr ’13
12:00 am

PROMicon logo
Quimby’s is proud to help co-sponsor 826CHI’s PROMIC-CON!

In the grand tradition of proms past,  presents “Promic-Con,” an evening wholly dedicated to celebrating the glory of fandoms and cosplay. Forget everything you know about high school prom.

At 8:00pm on April 27th, come to the School of the Art Institute Ballroom dressed in all manners of fandom (or secondhand formal-wear) for a night of costuming, silent auctioning, (free) drinking, raffling, geeking out, and DANCING.

Beam yourself up (well, over) to the official Promic-Con web site to purchase your tickets:  $40 for one, $75 for two. All proceeds from the event benefit 826CHI’s free writing programs for thousands of Chicago students.

Updates and details about the silent auction will be posted on the Facebook event page.

Details: official Promic-Con web site

Please note: this event is NOT at Quimby’s. It is at the School of the Art Institute Ballroom at 112 South Michigan Avenue, between Monroe St & Adams St. Also note, Quimby’s is not selling tickets, but rather, you must purchase tickets at the official Promic-Con web site.

Been in a plastic bag for like the past five years?  826CHI is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.


Off-site Event: Karaoke Idol April Edition 4/25

Apr ’13
9:00 pm

Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor this monthly series at Beauty Bar Chicago, which raises funds for Chicago not-for-profits and culturally minded aspiring businesses. One singer each from Chicago-based companies and organizations will battle it out to determine who will wear the crown of KARAOKE IDOL! And one lucky competitor will be chosen from the crowd to compete with the other representatives from local businesses. Maybe that’s you?

This month’s edition is on April 25th. Celebrity Judges Mason Johnson, Amy Guth, & Jacob Knabb, and KJ Gods “Shameless Karaoke” will preside.

Please note: this event is NOT at Quimby’s. It is at the Beauty Bar Chicago, at 1444 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642.

More info:

Laydeez Do Comics Chicago April Edition With Jeffrey Brown

Apr ’13
7:00 pm

Laydeez Chicago

The monthly focus on lady comics and friends of lady comics artists returns. Come hear comics creators speak about their work, their process, their plans, and whatever else they want to share with us. For more info:

This month’s guest is artist Jeffrey Brown, author of Clumsy, and his new book is Vader’s Little Princess.

About Jeffrey Brown:

After growing up in Michigan, a 25-year-old Jeffrey Brown moved to Chicago in 2000 to pursue an MFA at the School of the Art Institute. By the time he completed his studies, he had abandoned painting and started drawing comics seriously. His first self-published book, Clumsy, appeared seemingly out of nowhere to grab attention from both cartoonists and comics fans. Established as an overly sensitive chronicler of bittersweet adolescent romance and nonsense superhero parody, Brown’s current direction remains split between more autobiography examining the minutiae of everyday life and whatever humorous fiction he feels in the mood for. His most popular works include Clumsy, Unlikely, AEIOU, and Every Girl is the End of the World For Me, comprising the so-called “Girlfriend Trilogy” and its epilogue. More recently his autobiographical work has included Little Things and Funny Misshapen Body. His parody The Incredible Change-Bots, the Ignatz Award winning I am going to be small and humorous cat book Cat Getting Out Of A Bag all stand out amongst his humor work, while his Sulk series continues to take on a variety of subjects with satire. Jeffrey’s work has appeared in a host of anthologies from McSweeney’s to The Best American Comics, as well as mainstream books like The Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror and Marvel’s Strange Tales. His original artwork has been exhibited in New York, Paris, and Chicago. Brown has been featured on NPR’s This American Life and even created a short animated music video for the band Death Cab For Cutie. He lives in Chicago with his wife and son. More info:

Off-Site Event: Pop Up Book Fair at the Empty Bottle

Apr ’13
12:30 pm
NOT AT QUIMBY’s, at the Empty Bottle 1035 N. Western Ave.
Curbside Splendor Publishing and The Chicago Writer’s House are pleased to announce the 2nd installment in their seasonal series of POP UP BOOK FAIRS. Quimby’s joins 40 independent publishers, presses, and booksellers will be on hand at The Empty Bottle hocking their goods. Grab a cocktail and listen to live music as you satiate your bibliophiliac needs! And best of all the book fair is FREE if you RSVP by CLICKING HERE! Otherwise admission is $5 at the door. 21+ unless minors accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Live music by: Mr. Mayor & the Highballers, Warm Bones (a new project by Russ Woods of Tiny Folk) and If Trees Could Write.
Sunday, April 14th, 1:30pm-6:30pmNOT AT QUIMBY’s, at the Empty Bottle 1035 N. Western Ave.