Monthly Archive for May, 2013

Quimby’s welcomes Annie Mok with Sam Sharpe 5/25

May ’13
7:00 pm

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Annie Mok reads recent comics from Frank Santoro’s online magazine Comics Workbook and elsewhere that touch on themes of childhood trauma, resilience, sexuality, and trans identity. She will sell Risograph-printed comics and digital prints, such as the Jim Henson bio comic Stitching Together, and the American Illustration 2012 ‘Archive’ selection Annie Mok Draws James Joyce. She lived in Chicago from 2009-2011. A Q&A and signing follow the reading. Annie & Sam Sharpe collaborated on “Roosterlegs” for the 2012 2DCloud anthology, Little Heart.

“Annie Mok is bursting with ideas… ‘Roosterlegs’ is by far the best-looking strip in [Little Heart] thanks to the bold, confident lines, clever character design, and interesting use of spot color.”
- Rob Clough, The Comics Journal / High-Low

Annie Mok’s minicomics have been chosen to be archived for the Library of Congress’s Small Press Expo Collection. She has been featured on the podcast Inkstuds. She was awarded the Xeric Grant to self-publish the 2009 anthology she edited and contributed to, Ghost Comics. Her work has appeared in anthologies such as The Graphic Canon Volume 3 from Seven Stories Press. She collaborated on a story with Emily Carroll for DC/Vertigo’s fall 2013 anthology The Witching Hour.
@HeyAnnieMok on twitter & InstagramAnnie will be joined by Sam Sharpe, who has self-published over a dozen comics with such names as Koolosaurus, Poop, Return Me to the Sea and These Yams Are Delicious. His work has made the Best American Comics’s “Notable Comics” list. He was born and raised in Madison Wisconsin, attended college at the Rhode Island School of Design, and now lives in Chicago. The first collection of his work will be published next year by Carpet-Bugle Press. & Sam collaborated on “Roosterlegs” for the 2012 2DCloud anthology, “Little Heart.”

“Annie Mok is bursting with ideas… ‘Roosterlegs’ is by far the best-looking strip in [the 'Little Heart' anthology] thanks to the bold, confident lines, clever character design, and interesting use of spot color.” – Rob Clough, The Comics Journal / High-Low

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Laydeez Do Comics May Edition: Tyrell Cannon & Sarah Morton 5/30

May ’13
7:00 pm

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Laydeez do Comics is London’s monthly comics salon. Now there’s a branch in 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:

May’s speakers will be indie cartoonists Sarah Morton and Tyrell Cannon.

About Sarah Morton:
Sarah Morton
Though originally from Utah (and no, she’s not Mormon), Sarah now lives in Chicago. She has pursued several various careers, including photojournalism and urban planning, but never stopped drawing. Sarah is currently working on volume 3 of Seasonal, a graphic novel based on the book by Bobbi Parry.  Sarah is also  working on as a series of autobiographical stories based on her aforementioned career experiences, a monthly comic about urban planning, and many, many others.

About Tyrell Cannon:
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Tyrell  Olen Cannon is also a Chicago local, and is a graduate of the SAIC. His blog Process Is Everything is a look into his art-making process. He does the comic Gary about a true-crime ispired serial killer.

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Thursday, May 30 at 7pm and the last Thursday of every month


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

Stories & Queer at Quimby’s 5/10

May ’13
7:00 pm


Stories & Queer, a traveling reading series for queer and queer-friendly poets & writers, presents Deborah Miranda, Erika L. Sánchez, and Gregg Shapiro at Quimby’s.

Deborah Miranda is the author of Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir (HeyDay Press, January 2013). Her collection of essays, The Hidden Stories of Isabel Meadows and Other California Indian Lacunae is under contract with University of Nebraska Press. As Associate Professor of English at Washington and Lee University, Deborah teaches Creative Writing (poetry and memoir), composition, and literature.

Erika L. Sánchez is a poet and writer living in Chicago. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Illinois at Chicago, holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Mexico, and was a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to Madrid, Spain. She is a 2013 CantoMundo Fellow and a winner of the 2013 “Discovery”/Boston Review Prize. She is currently a contributor for Cosmopolitan for Latinas, The Huffington Post, and NBC Latino. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Pleiades, Witness, Hunger Mountain, Crab Orchard Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Copper Nickel, The Boston Review, and many others.

Gregg Shapiro is the author of the chapbook GREGG SHAPIRO: 77 (Souvenir Spoon Press, 2012) and the poetry collection Protection (Gival Press, 2008). Shapiro is also an entertainment journalist whose interviews and reviews run in a variety of regional LGBT and mainstream publications and websites.

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Friday, May 10, 7pm – Free Event