Monthly Archive for July, 2013

Laydeez Do Comics July Edition: Gina Wynbrandt & Mat Deflier

Jul ’13
7:00 pm

Laydeez Do Comics is London’s monthly comics salon. Quimby’s is host to the Chicago edition. Come hear comics creators speak about their work, their process, their plans, and whatever else they want to share with us.

The July 2013 meeting will take place on Thursday July 25th, at 7pm.

The first guest will be Gina Wynbrandt. Gina is a recent graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago who makes comics about celebrity, fashion, and other fun stuff.


The second guest will be Mat Deflier. Mat Defiler has been scribbling quirky, political, personal, queer comics at a slow but steady pace for quite some time.  Mat has had work published in the Gay Genius anthology, The Collective Tarot, and over the years in small publications including The Industrial Worker, Arsenal, Bound to Struggle, the 1981 Lusher Elementary School Handbook, and several self published zines.  Mat Defiler currently draws comics about madness, the future, and working as a nurse and is working on releasing them as a tapestry narrative in web comic form as soon as technology cooperates.


The meeting is FREE.

Off-Site: POP-UP BOOK FAIR, Sunday, July 7th at The Empty Bottle

Jul ’13
12:30 pm

POP-UP-BOOKS-624x794Sunday (July 7th) at The Empty Bottle is POP-UP BOOK FAIR! Beginning at 12:30pm and going until 5pm, join Curbside Splendor Publishing as they play host to 40+ small indie presses and publishers. The event is FREE with RSVP if you click here, and it’s $5 at the door. It is a 21+ event, so all minors must be accompanied. There will be live music provided by  Nagasaki, DJ Goldie Bear, DJ “2nd Cousin, Twice Removed”, DJ Kale Party, DJ Heavy Inspinuation, KRUBREDNUF, and DJ DG.

Featured purveyors include:

2nd Story
7 Vientos
Another Chicago Magazine
Artifice Mag
Black Ocean
Burial Day Books
Chicago Center for Literature and Photography (CCLaP)
Chicago Zine Fest
Convulsive Editions
Criminal Class Press
Curbside Splendor Publishing
Dream of Things
Fifth Star Press
Haymarket Books
Kenning Editions
Knee Jerk Magazine
Love Symbol Press
Mid American Review
Miss Nyet
Monsters & Dust
Moon City Review
New American Press
Orange Alert
Rhino Poetry
Richochet Review
Rose Metal Press
Solace in So Many Words
South Loop Review
Switchback Books
Tortoise Books

Please note this event IS NOT at Quimby’s. It is at The Empty Bottle which is at 1035 N. Western Ave.  Chicago, IL 60647.

Steve Miller Talks Detroit Rock City Book and Punk Rock Provocateur Tesco Vee Squawks Touch and Go

Jul ’13
7:00 pm


Michigan madmen Steve Miller and Tesco Vee, veterans of the unbridled musical sounds that made the Midwest famous, appear together July 26 to talk about Miller’s new oral history, Detroit Rock City: The Uncensored History of Five Decades of Rock ‘N Roll in America’s Loudest City (Da Capo). The two will also discuss the classic punk rock tome Touch and Go: The Complete Hardcore Punk Zine ’79-’83 (Bazillion Points), the 576-page monsterpiece written by TV and edited by Miller.

Steve Miller is a noted true crime author, award-winning investigative journalist, and former singer of hardcore punk legends the Fix. In Detroit Rock City, Miller spins a tale of rust belt rebellion culled from hundreds of hours spent interviewing a litany of rock titans, from Alice Cooper and Iggy Pop to Jack White and John Brannon. Miller does the walkin’ and lets the principals do the talkin’ as he creeps through 50 years  of hard rockin’ magnificence from the “Mitten.”

Tesco Vee is the irascible, ageless, iconic punk rock impresario, renaissance man, and founder of Touch and Go. His band The Meatmen continue to amaze and astound. His rapier wit will be on full display Friday.

Detroit Rock City is …A sharply edited oral history that nails most of the major players and includes the inherent contradictions in each person’s account of how history went down, it offers up that singular Detroit attitude that somehow fuses an inferiority/superiority complex into something loud, aggressive, and delightfully unique. Not to be crude, but– holy crap. – Dave DiMartino, former editor, Creem magazine

Creem may have taught me how to piss, but Touch and Go taught me how to shit. I owe my career to that magazine.”—John Brannon, Negative Approach

Fan Interference: The Best of Zisk Zine Release Event with Mike Faloon, Steve Reynolds and Jake Austen 7/19

Jul ’13
7:00 pm


Intending to cover baseball from a fan’s perspective, the first issue of Zisk was published in the summer of 1999 and is now published twice a season. Named for the former “South Side Hitman” Richie Zisk, the zine is for those who love the charm, history and quirks of America’s pastime. The publication is edited by New York-based writers Mike Faloon and Steve Reynolds and is touted as “the Baseball Magazine For People Who Hate Baseball Magazines.” FAN INTERFERENCE: A COLLECTION OF BASEBALL RANTS AND REFLECTIONS  (Blue Cubicle Press, 2013) is an anthology of the best musings culled from over 15 years of Zisk. Edited by MIKE FALOON (Go Metric, Egghead.) and STEVE REYNOLDS (Trouser Press, Party Like It’s 1999) and featuring contributions from academics to punk rockers, comedians to fans with an ax to grind, FAN INTERFERENCE examines the intersection of baseball, lifestyle and music — all colored with bit of nostalgia, a great deal of humor and, often, a tongue planted firmly in cheek.

In addition to Faloon and Reynolds, contributors to the anthology include JAKE AUSTEN (author, TV-A-Go-Go: Rock Music on Television from American Bandstand to American Idol), SEAN CARSWELL (college professor, co-founder of the independent music magazine Razorcake and the independent book publisher Gorsky Press), KEVIN CHANEL (Punk Rock Confidential), BRIAN COGAN (The Encyclopedia of Punk), DR. NANCY GOLDEN (writer; wildlife toxicologist), JOHN SHIFFERT (author, Base Ball in Philadelphia), TODD TAYLOR (founder and executive director of Razorcake/Gorsky Press Inc.), CHARLIE VASCELLARO (journalist, Washington Post, Chicago Sun Times, Los Angeles Times), ARI VOUKYDIS (comedian/writer, BuzzFeed, GQ, Grantland, etc) and REV NORB (musician; inventor of Sick Teen magazine, former writer for Maximum Rocknroll).


Anthology – Paperback

238 pages Print – $22.95

ISBN: 978-1-938583-04-9

“…For those who love baseball for its charm, history and eccentricities and not merely as something to play a fantasy league around. It’s for the true fans who populate the upper deck, not the party animals in the bleachers.” - Chicago Tribune

“Baseball is the most important thing in the world. It’s also completely meaningless in the grand scheme of life. These guys recognize that those two philosophies can co-exist in the human brain, which makes their writing a truly electric, and all too rare, jolt to the synapses.” - Variety

Fri, July 19th, 7pm

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Thai Comic Horrors Vol. 2 Release Event with visits to Buddhist Hell, Tropical Ghosts and Other Strangeness 7/23

Jul ’13
7:00 pm


Join Quimby’s for the release of Thai Comic Horrors Vol.2, a compilation of overlooked pulp horror comics from the Kingdom of Thailand.  Translated into English for the first time these stories offer a glimpse into folklore and superstition often unseen by outsiders.  The new issue of Thai Comic Horrors is themed around body horror and showcase stories involving Thai ghosts that share an unquenchable desire to consume fresh human intestines! For this event Logan Bay will present a slide show and lecture reflecting on the four years spent abroad. Lecture topics will include visiting Buddhist Hell parks and an introduction to Thai ghosts & superstitions.

Artist (and former Quimby employee!) Logan Bay has created a diverse body of work over his artistic career. Past projects have included: publications, audiovisual performance, installation, graphic design and illustration. Active as a curator and organizer Logan has produced shows in New York, Chicago, & Bangkok. He is currently enrolled at Rangsit University, Thailand working towards a MFA in design.

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