Monthly Archive for July, 2013

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Donate Your Zine For a Good Cause


The Fargo-Moorhead Zine Fest is looking for donations of zines for an upcoming “Free Zine Day” event that will coincide with a 24 hour zine-athon.  The zine scene in Fargo-Moorhead is currently very small, so FMZF has been holding events prior to the zine fest to increase awareness of and interest in zines.

Here’s what they have in mind:

Fargo-Moorhead Zine Fest is happening on September 7th, 2013 in Fargo, ND. About a month before the fest, in early August, FMZF Auxiliary Programs will be hosting a 24 hour zine-athon.  To create additional community around this event, there will be a Free Zine Day give away, if they can get some zines donated. That’s where you come in. If you can spare even just one or two copies of your zine to help support the (currently tiny) F-M zine community, please do!  Donations of kid-friendly zines are especially appreciated!

The goal is for FMZF to be a diverse event, meaning: people of many different races, ethnicities, cultures, religions, genders, sexuality, and classes have knowledge of the event, feel comfortable attending FMZF, and have an opportunity to make a zine prior to and/or during the event so that each person feels zines are accessible to them.  To this end, FMZF Auxiliary Programs has been hosting many community building events leading up to FMZF.

Send your stuff with your contact info to:

Free Zine Day, PO Box 374, Moorhead MN 56561

Note: Do NOT send or bring it to Quimby’s.

More info:
contact: fargomoorheadzinefest(at)gmail(dot)com

All donors will be listed as supporters at the zine fest, and listed in the fest’s upcoming blog posts.  FMZF thanks you.

New Stuff This Week


Big Feminist But: Comics about Women Men and the Ifs And and Buts of Feminism by Shannon O’Leary and Joan Rielly $20.00

Mum Is the World by Zanny Begg $6.00
Sushi Pocket Book by the Sushi Warrior and Hoan Tran $3.00
Beasys Chilleisure a Image Lifestyle Catalog by Brian Echon $15.00
Super Trooper #7 Feb 13 by Robert Stanton $3.00
Indulgence #11 by Eleanor Whitney $4.00

Comics & Comix
Under the Sea by Leslie Perrine $6.00
Hate Baby #3 Spr 13 by Corinne Halbert $8.00
Lately I’ve Had Trouble Waking Up to My Alarm by Nall $1.00
Urban Nomad #1 by Alisa Harris $5.00
Fear of Flowers by Jason Viola (Manatee Power) $4.00
Tank Girl Solid State #2 by Alan C. Martin et al. $3.99
Peace Sign #1 Nexus $4.00
Copra Compendium $12.00
Invincible Haggard West #101 the Death of Haggard West  by Paul Pope $2.99
Twelve Reasons to Die: Starring Ghostface Killah (Ghost Variant) Ballistic by A. E. Mortimer and D. Robertson $3.50
Boy In Question #1 by Michael DeForge (Space Face Books) $7.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
The Amazing Enlightening and Absolutely True Adventures of Katherine Whaley by Kim Deitch (Fantagraphics) $29.99
Love and Rockets Companion 30 Years and Counting by The Hernandez Bros et al. (Fantagraphics) $29.99
Templar by  Jordan Mechner, LeUyen Pham, Alex Puvilland $39.99
Genius by Steven T. Seagle and Teddy Kristiansen $17.99
More Deluxe Editions of Before Watchmen, various volumes
Adventure Time TPB vol 2 $14.99
Bravest Warriors TPB vol 1 by Pendelton Wars, Joey Comeau et al. $14.99
Saga of the Swamp Thing Book 4 TPB by Alan Moore et al. $19.99

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs, Music & Misc
Exploding the Phone: The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell by Phil Lapsley and Steve Wozniak $26.00
Hallelujah: The Extrodinary Story of Shaun Ryder and Happy Mondays by John Warburton and Shaun Ryder $16.95
Why We Drive: The Past, Present and Future of Automobiles in America by Andy Singer (Microcosm) $13.95
The Death of Cool by Gavin McInnes $15.00 – The soft cover version of what was called in the previous hardcover version How To Piss In Public. By one of the foundors of Vice.

Politics & Revolution
Squatting In Europe: Radical Spaces Urban Struggles by The Squatting Europe Kollective (Minor Compositions) $24.00
Occupy Everything: Reflections On Why Its Kicking Off Everywhere by Alessio Lunghi and Seth Wheeler (Minor Compositions) $18.00

Timegazer by Moses Solomon $5.99

Cabinet #49 Death $12.00
Hi Fructose #28 $6.95
Juxtapoz #151 Aug 13 $5.99
SteamPunk Magazine #9 Lifestyle Mad Science Theory and Fiction $8.00
Bizarre #203 Aug 13 $10.50
High Times Sep 13 $5.99
Fuel #13 Magazine Timeless $16.99
Man of the World #4 $20.00
Dazed and Confused vol 3 #23 Jul 13 $9.99
Tape Op #96 Jul Aug 13 $4.95
Wire Jul 13 #353 $11.25

Poetry, Lit Mags, Lit Journals, Chap Books
Collected 2013 Integumentary $7.00
Versal #11 $14.95
Petbooks Books 1 and 2 Collected Stories by Kevin Luna $2.50 each

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Queer Literary Showcase All The Writers I Know with Michael Garabedian, ellie navidson, Sam Lowry, and H Melt 8/10

Aug ’13
7:00 pm

ATWIKQueer literary salon All The Writers I Know returns Sat, August 10th for their newest showcase, “More Than Alive.” Readers include Michael Garabedian, ellie navidson, Sam Lowry, and H Melt. Based around the idea of storytelling as a community-building act, producer Mar Curran wanted the event to continue ATWIK’s efforts to foster queer-positive space to share written work around the idea of not only surviving obstacles in life but overcoming them to thrive. This topic is something Curran and guest co-producer poet H. Melt felt was important to highlight and celebrate at an event described as “part grown-up story time, part poetry cipher, part cocktail party.”

“Many people in our community face huge challenges, both related to and independent of their queer identities,” says Curran. “Coming together in a safe space to read work about rising above these challenges is hopefully a way to encourage others in the audience to do so themselves.”

Created in 2011 by Patrick Gill and Rosy Phinick in Gill’s living room, ATWIK was started with the hopes of creating a safe space for Chicago queer writers to share their work with one another. Two co-producers aimed to create a space that “lets you feel as comfortable as you would in your own living room.”

For more info: Contact Mar Curran at mcurr7(at)gmail(dot)com or like the All The Writers I Know Facebook page

Saturday, August 10th, 7pm – Free Event

New Stuff This Week

elvisdiedElvis Died For Somebody’s Sins But Not Mine: A Lifetime’s Collected Writing by Mick Farren (Headpress) $19.95 – A rocking life railing against the machine, in the company of Johnny Cash, Frank Zappa, Chuck Berry, Gore Vidal, Pete Townshend and others. Farren is a commentator, activist, essayist, poet, performer, and rebel with multiple causes and a founding figure in the 1960s underground press.

Nice Guys Don’t Work in Hollywood: The Adventures of an Aesthete in the Movie Business by Curtis Harrington (Drag City) $19.95 – This memoir chronicles the unusual, multidecade career trajectory of Curtis Harrington, who man who created avant-garde films as part of Kenneth Anger’s inner circle, directed critically acclaimed and cult-adored horror films like Night Tide and Games, and then descended down the “slippery slope” of television work by directing episodes of Charlie’s Angels and Dynasty. Doubling as both a serious study of film aesthetics and a gossipy tell-all, this truly unique look at the Hollywood dream includes an unlikely cast of characters, including Dennis Hopper, Christopher Isherwood, Shelley Winters, Marilyn Monroe, Stanley Kubrick, and Aaron Spelling, as it reveals a portrait of the machinations of the film and television business.


Epiphanies vol 1 Christian Death: On the Occasion of the 15th Anniversary of The Passing of Rozz Williams by Matthew Moyer $3.00
The Worst: A Compilation Zine on Grief and Loss, ed. by K. McIntyre, issues #2 and #3 $8.00 each
Two Fisted Librarians #1 2013 $2.50
Serial Killers Unite #13 $3.00
Who Remembers Anyway by David Alvarado $.75

Comics & Comix
I Think of Demons/ Sticky Icky Icky by Box Brown $8.00
Fold and the Creator by Grant Reynolds $4.00
I Thought You Quit This Place by Kristine Conroy $3.00
(Kahvillen Comics Presents) Coracle by David C. Mahler, issues #1 and #2 $4.00 each
Army of Lovers Will Be Beaten Book 7 by Bernie McGovern $6.00
Word and Voice #6 by Aaron Cockle (Oily Comics) $1.00
Lou #15 by Melisssa Mendes (Oily Comics) $1.00
Blood Visions Part 2 by Zach Worton $1.00 (Oily Comics) $1.00
Habit #1 ed. by Josh Simmons (Oily Comics) $5.00
Mrs Connie Dutton an Adaption of Spam by Jessica Campbell (Oily Comics) $1.00
Cut Away #1 Part One of Tree Swallows by Dan Zettwoch (Oily Comics) $1.00
Odette #1 by Sarah Ferrick $5.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Demongunz Minicomic Anthology by Bernie MCGovern $6.00 – Collects Demon Gun and Demon Dust zines #1-11 by this local artist.
Zero Hour Graphic Novel by Ray Bradbury and the Grand Rapids Comics Society $10.00
Lost Cat by Jason (Fantagraphics) $24.99
Graphic Canon vol 3 Worlds Great Literature as Comics and Visuals ed. by Russ Kick (7 Stories) $44.95 – Third volume in this series where the classic literary canon meets comics artists, illustrators, and other artists. This volume includes such artists as Crumb, Dame Darcy, Peter Kuper and more.
Leon Trotsky: An Illustrated Introduction by Tariq Ali and Phil Evans (Haymarket) $15.00
A Cartoon Introduction to Statistics by Gray Klein and Alan Dabney PhD $17.95
Failure by Karl Stevens $21.95

Art & Design
I’m One: 21st Century Mods by Horst A. Friedrichs (Prestel) $19.95 – photos.
A Map of the World: The World According to Illustrators and Storytellers ed. by Antonis Antoniou et al. (DGV) $60.00 – Publications, the tourism industry, and other commercial parties use contemporary, personal maps to showcase specific regions, to characterize local scenes, to generate moods, and to tell stories beyond sheer navigation. A new generation of designers, illustrators, and mapmakers are currently discovering their passion for various forms of illustrative cartography.
Kawaii Japans Culture of Cute by Manami Okazaki et al. $24.95
Coloring Book Project: Collection by 100 Artists From Around the World of Tattoo Flash Art by Brett Herman $25.00
Skin Graf Masters of Graffiti Tattoo $34.95

Too High To Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution by Doug Fine $16.00

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs, Music & Misc
I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling With Villains Real and Imagined by Chuck Klosterman $25.00
Recombo DNA Story of DEVO Or How the 60s Became the 80s $19.95
Strange Medicine Shocking History of Real Medical Practices Through the Ages $14.00

Politics & Revolution
Anarchism and Workers Self Managemant in Revolutionary Spain $19.00

Emmaus by Alessandro Baricco (McSweeneys) $13.00
Million Heavens by John Brandon (McSweeneys) $15.00
Don’t Miss Me by Lindsay Hunter $14.00 – Stories from local author.

Frankie #53 May Jun 13 $13.95
Pinstriping #38 Kustom Graphics Magazine Jun Jul 13 $10.00
Mother Earth News #259 Aug Sep 13 $5.99
Monocle vol 7 #65 Jul Aug 13 $12.00

Poetry, Lit Mags, Lit Journals, Chap Books
After Hours #27 Sum 13 Journal of Chicago Writing and Art Afterhours $8.00
First Words by Andrew Byrne $12.95
Sex & Sexy
Little Fluffy Gigolo Pelu vol 2 by JUnko Mizuno (JaPress) $17.95
Smokin’ Hot Firemen: Erotic Romance Stories for Women ed. by Delilah Devlin $15.95
LA Woman Lives in the Fast Lane Stories Told on LA Stages by Anna Metcalf $6.50
Steam Bath: Sweaty Gay Erotica by Shane Allison $15.95

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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.