Monthly Archive for April, 2013

New Stuff This Week

contradictionaryContradictionary: A Bestiary of Words in Revolt (CrimethInc) $11.95 – Whence do Stockholm Syndrome and Broken Window Theory derive their names? What is the common root of aristocracy and democracy? Who gets diagnosed with Anarchia and Drapetomania? How did voting kill Edgar Allen Poe, and why is a crater on the dark side of the moon named for the man who blew up the Tsar? Alternately scathing and sublime,Contradictionary pulls back the curtain from the war within every word, revealing the conflict behind the façade of the commonplace. In the tradition of The Devil’s Dictionary, Crimethinc’s Contradictionary assembles a wide range of wit and whimsy. This is no mere miscellany, but a lighthearted work of serious literature, concentrating a wealth of ideas and history into aphorisms and anecdotes.

Zines & Zine-Related
East Village Inky #52 by Ayun Halliday $3.00
Revering Individual Posessions #1 by Elizabeth S. Tieri $1.00
Long Arm Stapler First Aid Self Care In Zines and Mini Comics ed. by Liz Mason (Spudnik Press) $2.00
Fuck Small Talk – Both And Always Never Split #1 $2.00
Corin #1 OXOX by Neelybat Chestnut and Miss C. Bean (Mend My Dress) $5.00
zines by Sergej Vutuc $8.00 each: Phil Jackson, Coincidence
It It by Danny Wayne Olsen $5.00
00 Series #01 and #02 by Sarah Machicado $5.00 each
Build Your Own Solidarity Network – A Guide to Building a Successful Solidarity Network Along the Lines of the Seattle Solidarity Network Written by Two SeaSol Organisers by Cold B. and T. Barnacle (Workers Solidarity Alliance) $4.00
Direct Unionism #2 A Discussion Paper – Recomposition Notes for Workerism $5.00
Strengthening Anarchisms Gender Analysis by J. Rogue $2.00 – Lessons from the transfeminist movement.
Super Special issues #1-#5 $4.00 each
Volume #2 Things We’ve Seen $15.00
Warning Signs #1, #3, #4 by Marisaover $2.00 each
Yollocalli Fashion Zine #2 Work Style Zine $3.00

Comics & Comix
More issues of Mini Kus!
More from Josh Bayer: Suspect Device #3 $10.00, Transformer $2.00
Ripper and Friends #1 by Benjamin Marra $6.00
Lapsos #1 part 1 Inechi by Ines Estrada $4.00
Fiends #1 Monster Mag by Timothy Tyler $10.00
Geography in a Glass vol 1 Homebrewing at the Intersection of Geography and by Kyle Smith and Sarah Morton $4.00
Qviet #2 by Andy Burkholder $6.00
S #12 Baltic Comics Magazine with Annie Koyama and Michael Deforge $12.00
Tucker Toon #2 by Dustooned $6.00
We Will Remain by Andrew White (Retrofit) $6.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Snake Pit Gets Old Daily Diary Comics 2010-2012 by Ben Snakepit (Bordcage Bottom Books) $16.95 – Ben’s 6th book.
Other Stuff TPB From the Back Pages of Hate Comics and Elsewhere by Peter Bagge $19.99
Adventures of a Japanese Business Man by Jose Domingo (Nobrow Press) $29.99
Creep by John Arcudi and Jonathan Case (Dark Horse) $19.99
Double Fine Action Comics vols 1 & 2 by Scott Campbell (as in Scott C.). $19.99 each
Grey Museum by Lorenz Peter (Concundrum) $20.00
Next Years Girl vol 1 Reckless Result of One Too Many Somedays by Katie Valeska $17.00 – Collectionof the web comic.
Who is AC by Hope Larson and Tintin Pantoja (Antheneum) $14.99
Ningens Nightmares by JO Kalonji $12.99

Art & Design
Power to the People The Graphic Design of the Radical Press, and the Rise of the Counter Culture 1964-1974 Counterculture by Geoff Kaplan (U of Chicago Press) $45.00
Dali the Paintings by Robert Descharnes (Taschen) $19.99
Door is Always Open by Gary Baseman (Skira) $45.00

Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction 3 Build Siege Weapons of the Dark Ages by John Austin (Chicago Review Press) $16.95

Sex & Sexy
Pledges Gay Erotic Stories by Shane Allison (Cleis) $15.95
Under Her Thumb Erotic Stories of Female Domination by DL King $15.95
Shot By Kern by Richard Kern (Taschen) $39.99 – Includes 60 minute DVD music by Thurston Moore.
Twice the Pleasure: Bisexual Womens Erotica by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Cleis) $15.95
Sweets Magazine vol 6 #21 $5.99
Transformation #84 $12.50

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs, Music & Misc
Orgasmo vols 1 and 2 Amazing Images of Erotic Movies by Christophe Bier and Jimmy Pantera (Serious Publishing) $49.99
International Steampunk Fashions by Lady Lisa Victoriana (Schiffer) $39.99 – Oooooo la la. Time pieces, jewelers loops, whimsical weirdo clothes — bodice-rippingly awesome. With some refined Chicago locals!
Mythology by Editch Hamilton $15.99
Temperatures Rising: A Galaxie 500 Oral and Visual History by Mike McGonigal $19.95
The Great Lakes Book Project, Anthology of Creative Nonfiction from the Region’s Best Authors by Walter Blake Knoblock $15.00
We Learn Nothing by Tim Kreider $16.00

Interworld by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves $9.99
Silver Dream by Mallory and Michael Reaves with Neil Gaiman $18.99
King of Good Intentions by John Andrew Frederick (Verse Chorus Press) $14.95
Slippage by Ben Greenman $14.99

Politics & Revolution
Spectacle of Disintegration: Situationist Passages Out of the 20th Century by McKenzie Wark $26.95
Tangled Roots: Dialogues Exploring Ecological Justice Healing and Decolonization by Matt Soltys (Healing the Earth Radio) $16.00
Best of Social Anarchism by Howard J. Ehlirch (See Sharp Press) $24.95

Tiki Magazine vol 9 #1 Spr 13 $6.99
Uppercase: A Magazine For the Creative and Curious, issues #15-#17 $18.00 each
Make vol 34 $14.99
Creative Review Apr 13 $14.99
Design Bureau May Jun 13 $8.00
Skeptical Inquirer May Jun 13 vol 37 #3 $4.95
Bizarre #200 May 13 $10.50
Wild Magazine Spr 13 Bold Issue $22.00
Cannabis Now Magazine #6  $7.99
Paper May 13 vol 29 #7 $4.00
Fangoria #323 $9.99
Filter Good Music Guide Apr May Jun 13 $2.99
Maximumrocknroll #360 May 13 $4.00
Mojo #234 May 13 $9.99
Uncut: The Smiths Ultimate Music Guide #14 $13.99
Wire Apr 13 #350 $11.25
AdBusters May Jun 13 $12.95
Harpers Magazine May 13 $6.99
Make Shift #13 Spr Sum 13 $6.95
Progressive May 13 $4.95
Radical Philosophy #179 $13.00
Bound By Ink vol 1 #13 $8.99
Inked May 13 #55 $6.99

Poetry, Lit Mags, Lit Journals, Chap Books
The Believer #98 $8.00
77 and Protection, both by Gregg Shapiro $15.00 each
Granta #123 Spr 13 Best of Young British Novelists 4 $16.99
Parody vol 2 #1 $5.00
The White Review #7 $20.00
Continental Interlude #2 by Collin Brennan and Matt Whispers $3.00

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with CAKE 5/4

May ’13
7:00 pm
The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo invites you to Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at Quimby’s Bookstore with them! This celebration will feature readings by local comics creators, Jo Dery (Quietly Sure – Like the Keeper of a Great Secret, Little Otsu), Carter Lodwick (My Darling, Old Master), and Corinne Mucha (My Every Single Thought, Is It The Future Yet? (a Quimby’s exclusive), Freshmen, Zest Books). All three readers will be exhibiting at CAKE 2013.
Quimby’s will feature free comics throughout the day, as well as free comics and refreshments during the event.
Corinne Mucha
Corinne Mucha is a Chicago based cartoonist, illustrator, and teaching artist. She is the author of the YA graphic novel Freshman: 9th Grade Tales of Obsessions, Revelations, and Other Nonsense, as well as the Xeric award winning My Alaskan Summer. Her comic “The Monkey in the Basement and Other Delusions” won an Ignatz award in 2011. Her self published minicomics include “My Every Single Thought,” and “It Doesn’t Exist.” Corrine has a comic featured in Tugboat Press’ Free Comic Book Day comic, Runner Runner, which will be available at Quimby’s Bookstore.
Jo Dery
Jo Dery lives in Chicago. She used to live in Providence. There are so many lovely people in both places, she feels very lucky to know them all. She makes short films, prints, and little books, and teaches younger folks to do make things too. Jo has a comic featured in the CAKE 2013 Digest Anthology, which will is for sale at Quimby’s.
Carter Lodwick
Carter draws comics about gardens and aging men in suits. Carter has a comic featured in the Free Comic Book Day Comic, Handout Comics #3, which will be available for free at Quimby’s.

The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo [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. CAKE takes place June 15 & 16, at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted. Quimby’s is a proud sponsor of CAKE.

Teens Read Work Inspired by Chicago Zine Fest 5/14

May ’13
7:00 pm

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In the week following March’s Chicago Zine Fest, 13 high school students participated in a series of talks and workshops with exciting self-publishing artists from the greater Chicagoland area. Now here’s their chance to present and read from their self-published works inspired by what they learned during the series, that include essays, poems, comics and stories. Quimby’s is proud to support the next era of self-publishers.

F E A T U R I N G   T A L E S    OF  . . .

Eggplants <> Deep Fears <> Deep Loves

White Castle  <> Radio Reception and more!

Tuesday (a good day for mail), May 14th, 7pm

New Stuff This Week

telegrambookTelegram: A Collection of 27 Issues by Maranda Elizabeth (Mend My Dress Press) $24.99 – Maranda tells tales of daily adventures, friendship, gender identity, falling in love with bicycles, getting tattoos, moving out, going crazy, inpatient hospitalizations and more. Also includes a bunch of new material, a tutorial on how to make zines, and a never before released issue.

Zines & Zine-Related
Come On Down: True Game Show Tales by Winners, Losers, Viewers, and Folks Behind the Scenes, ed. by Matt Carman – As in, game shows. And very entertaining. Come on down! -LM $4.00
I Love Bad Movies issues #1-#5 by Kseniya Yarosh and Matt Carman $5.00 each
Daily Object Daily Document by Kione Kochi $4.00 – She draws about her possessions and talks about them. Wait! Don’t skip over this! It’s really awesome, and the drawings are minimal and thoughtful. WHY DIDN’T I DO THIS? I might just have to do one in response.-LM
Grime Time Presents: Rhino Legs and Donkey Butts vol 1 by P. $10.00 – Local graff zine.
Cock Cessaries #1 by Brian Hochberger $2.00
On Struggling #2 Self Care by Monica Trinidad $6.00
Jobs the Argue Dog by Isa Sung $3.00
Black Metal of the Americas issues 2 and 4 by Ed and Patrick $5.00 each
Rochester Teenset Outsider #23 Doomsday Special by Will Carroll $1.00
Think About the Bubbles #4 Freedom Meow by Joyce Hatton and Alvin $2.00
Son of Fury by Paul Ferrell $4.00
Secret Bully #1 by Cynthia Ann Schemmer $3.00
All Hope Was Lost by Karsten Foerster $4.00
Eyesore vol 1 Feb 13 by Michael Heck and Karsten Foerster $1.00
Sorry It’s Not About Me Sergej Vutuc $12.00
Zisk #22 Spr 13 $2.00

Brew Your Own Kombucha by Kione $1.50

Comics & Comix
Stripburger #58 $8.00
Comics by Joseph Hewitt: Snow Cone City #1, Scum Hive #1 Voles of the Dusk
Strata #2 Form and Composition by Bill Rusk $2.00
No Recipe Inside #1 by Ally Wang $2.00
Birdy #1 Wish I can be a zombie by Freakie Pam Pam Liu $6.00
Spurts #1 by Mike Funk $3.00
Slurricane #5 by Will Laren $5.00
Waves #1 Notes and Sketches from 2012 $6.00

Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks
Marble Season by Gilbert Hernandez (D&Q) $21.95 – Thanks to everybody that came out last night to see Gilbert here at Quimby’s!!!!
Vader’s Little Princess by Jeffrey Brown $14.95 – Don’t miss Jeffrey Brown here for the Laydeez Do Comics Chicago April Edition on April 25th!
Toxicity vol 1 Welcome to Eleven City by Victor Ochoa $15.00
Nobodies vol 1 $20.00 and vol 2 $15.00
Joe Golem and the Drowning City: An Illustrated Novel by Mike Mignola and Chirstopher Golden $17.99
Jerusalem: A Family Portrait by Boaz Yakin and Nick Bertozzi (First Second) $24.99
Dial H TPB vol 1 Into You by China Mieville and Mateus Santolouco $14.99
Happy by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson $12.99
Transfusion Vampires Versus Robots by Steve Niles and Menton3 $17.99
Superzelda Graphic Life of Zelda Fitzgerald by Tiziana Lo Porto and Daniele Marotta (One Peace Books) $16.95

Art & Design
Shirt Kings: Pioneers of Hip Hop Fashion by Edwin PHADE Sacasa and ALan KET (Dokument Press) $44.95
Pretty Patterns: Surface Design by 25 Contemporary Artists $24.95
Street Art LondonFrank Steam156 Malt and David Stewart $28.95
How To Be A Cat by Nikki McClure $16.95

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs, Music & Misc
In The City of Bikes: The Story of the Amsterdam Cyclist by Pete Jordan. Don’t miss Pete Jordan aka Dishwasher Pete here at Quimby’s on May 5th!
City of Scoundrels: 12 Days of Disaster That Gave Birth to Modern Chicago by Gary Krist $14.95
Farmer Buckley’s Exploding Trousers and Other Odd Events on the Way to Discovery by Stephanie Pain $15.95
Gathering of the Tribe: Music and Heavy Conscious Creation by Mark Goodall (Headpress) $25.95 – Addresses how magick, mysticism and the occult figure into many of our favorite records.
How To Build a Time Machine: The Real Science of Time Travel by Brian Clegg $15.99 – Now in soft cover.
Yesterday Should Be Happy #1 European and American Films and #2 Hong Kong Films by En Ning Ho $12.00 each
Red Specters: Russian Tales from the Twentieth Century by Muireann Maguire $25.95
David Bowie Is $55.00 – The first book that grants access to the internationally acclaimed artist and performer’s personal archive of costumes, ephemera, original design artwork, and more, bringing it together to present a completely new perspective on his creative work and collaborations. Withh essays from folks like Camille Paglia, Jon Savage and more.
Frequencies vol 2 Artful Essays Spr 13 (Two Dollar Radio) $10.00
Owsley and Me: My LSD Family by Rhoney Gissen Stanley and Tom Davis (Monkfish) $15.95

Politics & Revolution
Sewing Freedom: Philip Joseph’s Transnationalism and Early New Zealand Anarchism by Jared Davidson (AK Press) $12.95
Stalinist Legacy – Its Impact on Twentieth Century World Politics by Tariq Ali (Haymarket) $22.00

You by Austin Grossman $25.99- From the author of the super, super fun Soon I Will Be Invincible.

Poetry, Lit Mags, Lit Journals, Chap Books
Schtick by Kevin Coval (Haymarket) $16.00
But Our Princess Is In Another Castle by BJ Best $14.95
Pinstriping #37 Kustom Graphics Magazine Apr May 13 $9.95
The Chicago Review vol 57 #3 and #4 $14.00
Comb #1 by Ian Huebert $3.00

True Crime Special Spr 13 20 All True Murder Stories $6.99
Dapper Dan #7 Spr Sum 13 $10.99

Kids Stuff
Oddfellows Orphanage by Emily Winfield Martin $14.99 – From classes in Cryptozoology and Fairy Tale Studies to trips to the circus, from Annual Hair Cutting Day to a sea monster-sighting field trip, things at Oddfellows are anything but ordinary . . . except when it comes to friendships. And in that, Oddfellows is like any other school where children discover what they mean to each other while learning how big the world really is.

Other Stuff
Darth Vader and Son Postcard Book by Jeffrey Brown $9.95
Darth Vader and Son Journal by Jeffrey Brown $9.95
Gary Baseman Journal $9.99

off-site but of interest: Long-Arm Stapler First Aid: OPENING RECEPTION at Spudnik Press Cooperative

Apr ’13
6:00 pm
Long-Arm Stapler First Aid: Self-Care In Zines and Mini Comics

Curated by Liz Mason and Neil Brideau
4/20/13 – 5/31/13
Opening Reception: April 20, 2013 6:00 – 9:00pm
The Annex @ Spudnik Press Cooperative,
1821 W Hubbard, Suite 303, Chicago, IL
(NOT at Quimby’s)
Whether we’re soothing, grooming or creating major life changes, we’re always involved in some sort of self-care, no matter how big or trivial. Drinking coffee, petting animals, getting stuff off our chests, confronting personal and societal demons, we are perpetually creating a space for our own personal world to exist healthfully in the bigger world. Indeed, the personal is social.
Instead of relying on professional services, one can create change using a DIY mentality, often with the help of some sort of reference. At their core, the pieces in this group show suggest we must be our own proponents for health and well-being.
The exhibit “Long-Arm Stapler First Aid” features pieces by a variety of zinesters and comics artists. The pieces discuss and/or illustrate self-care topics that both help themselves and inspire the reader to be their own advocate in self-improvement. In honor of self-publishing as a means to foster well-being, Spudnik Press is proud to host this exhibition featuring dozens of zine makers from across the country, including Edie Fake, Rinko Endo, Kathleen McIntyre, Ramsey Beyer, Liz Prince, Dina Kelberman, Sara McHenry, Maris Wicks, Beth Barnett, Nate Beaty, Raleigh Briggs, Danielle Chenette, Emilja Frances, Turtel Onli, Trubble Club, Caroline Paquita, Sarah McNeil, Milo Miller, Corinne Mucha, Kitari Sporrong, Missy Kulik, Cathy Leamy, Erick Lyle and more.
Long Arm Stapler First Aid will also include a limited edition exhibition zine, compiled by Liz Mason, encompassing relevant self-care themes in zines and mini-comics such as: healing, grief, fitness, and medical issues. The exhibit will also feature a limited edition screenprint by Ramsey Beyer, published by Spudnik Press.
This show brings together an assortment of zines and comics that address health-related issues ranging from mental to physical, personal to societal, and preventative to regenerative, including such specifics as grooming, food preparation, self-defense, coping strategies, defense mechanisms, mental or spiritual development and even soul enrichment. These largely self-published works address, at times, incredibly personal experiences, usually with a large dose of wit.
Unlike a film or a painting, readers of zines and comics are able to engage with these works at their own pace, choosing when they are ready to confront the next page. Perhaps this is what allows authors to broach difficult, and often very personal, topics with great breadth of emotion, honesty, and clarity. Through the combination of words and images, artists are able to rely on multiple modes of communication to bring together the tangible and the cerebral.
Why the long-arm stapler? It’s the symbol of home-stapled periodicals, the best kind of stapler to use for getting to the center of the page that a normal stapler can’t reach. And the very act of making a zine and mini comic (and reading) is considered a therapeutic caring action.
Long live (and maintain, groom and sooth) the long-arm stapler!
About the curators:
Liz Masonis the manager of Quimby’s Bookstore, known for selling a variety of self-published works, as well as the editor and publisher for the zine Caboose.

Neil Brideau is comics artist and comics sommelier at Quimby’s Bookstore, as well as an organizer of CAKE, Chicago’s Alternative Comics Expo.

*Image Credit to Dina Kelbermann