Monthly Archive for December, 2013

Winter Solstice With Paper Moon Pastry 12/21

Dec ’13
1:00 pm


Make the darkest day of the year a little brighter with baked treats from Paper Moon Pastry. On from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, December 21, a.k.a the Winter Solstice, Ana from Paper Moon will be offering a slew of festive treats from the one and only pastry wagon. Pick up gingerbread, dulce de leche cookies, cupcakes or signature baking kits. You can even pre-order vegan and gluten-free goodies in advance.

Quimby’s Holiday Sketch Gift-ravaganza 12/15

Dec ’13
12:30 pm

Find the perfect hand-drawn, gift at this year’s Quimby’s Holiday Sketch-ravaganza! On Sunday, December 15 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. we’ll be hosting six talented, local comic artists who will doodle away on the image of your choice. It’s all part of our seasonal celebration, 12 Weeks of Quimbas. That’s right. Christmas with a Quimb’.

How about a Santa riding a mongoose? No problem. Perhaps a festive owl peering out from a bottle of scotch? Got you covered. Come in and one of our Quimbas comics elves will scrawl away on any image of your creation.

Here is a list of participating artists so you can haggle with your favorite Chicago drawing star:

12:30-1:30: Ben Bertin – Ben Bertin’s comics appear in anthologies, his own self-published work and as part of the Chicago-based jam comic collective, Trubble Club. Among his projects: the alien-centric “Oofo Komsk Booka Oon” and “Losing Sight”, a “minicomic about a caveman who is bitten by a snake.”


1:30-2:30: Lyra Hill – Lyra Hill is the mastermind behind the pioneering performative comics series Brain Frame, now in its fifteenth iteration. She uses sequential art to examine everything from personal anecdotes to sci-fi alternate realities. Her work often juxtaposes live action elements within the static, illustrated panels of her comics.

2:30-3:30: Krystal Difronzio – Krystal Difronzo is a comic artist whose whimsical, humorous and sometimes dark depictions pepper the pages of her mini-comics. Her subject matter ranges from collections honoring Canadian singer Kate Bush to narrative coat tales. In addition to her illustrations, she is part of the puppetry collective Pup House.

Krystal Difronzio
3:30-4:30: Grant Reynolds – Grant Reynolds’ work delves into the dark realms of horror all while exploring gender, feminist politics and the abstract world of mysticism and the unseen.  Reynolds, aside from being a nearly lifelong illustrator, also has recently begun exploring written narratives and has embarked on several musical projects.

4:30-5:30 Kevin Budnik – Kevin Budnik is a lifelong Chicago area resident who “spends most of his time drawing noodle armed characters.” When not scrawling the pasta-limbed, he creates paintings, illustrations and comics that have been featured in the pages of Saveur, MAKE Magazine, Wild Honey and Sexfist, just to name a few.

Kevin Budnik
5:30-6:30: Jenna Caravello – Jenna Caravello is an LA native, Chicago-based comics artist and videographer. When not creating animations and drawings, she directs music videos and is the videographer-in-residence for Brain Frame. She’s also illustrated awesome coloring place mats!

Jenna Caravello

Facebook event post here.

Celebrate Krampusnacht with Quimby’s & GlitterGuts 12/6!

Dec ’13
6:00 pm

krampus-header-thumb-300x296-thumb-250x246Dec 6th Fri, 6-10pm – Celebrate Krampusnacht with arty Chicago mobile photo booth GlitterGuts here at Quimby’s. Get your picture taken with the Krampus, the xmas demon known to punish children during the Yule season for their misbehavior. We here at Quimby’s would like to show our  customer appreciation by helping you creep out the people in your life with photos of you getting reprimanded by this traditional Germanic holiday beast.


Krampus (from the German “Krampen,” or “Claw,” or “Giddy Child Murderer”) was born of a pre-Christian, Alpine Pagan tradition, and has been described as a “boozy goat-horned menace that whips children around Europe.” December 6th is the day in which parts of Germany and Bavaria celebrate Krampusnacht, which is a throwback to a pre-Christian tradition. The Krampus’ job is to punish those who have been bad, while Santa rewards the people on his “nice” list. Krampus punishes the naughty children, swatting them with switches and rusty chains before dragging them in baskets to a fiery place below. And we’ve got Krampus here for you to pose with on Dec 6th, hooves and all.



About GlitterGuts: They provide photobooth services with live photographers at raves, festivals, gallery shows, fetish parties, carnivals, hardcore shows, orgies, comic cons, orgies, hootenannies and other gatherings, like the Black and Brown Punk Show, as seen (above), Riot Fest or Nocturna’s All Hallows Eve Ball (below). They make their own backdrops and post their photos to their site, where you can download for free. You can also order prints and hi-res files to give to send your seasonal greetings to your friends and family, or to show off at home.docmartensriotfestsaturday-122


Click here to go to the Facebook event post for this event.

…And just so you know, here’s our…

Quimby’s Holiday Hours

Wed, Nov 27th noon-5
Thurs, Nov 28th CLOSED
Tues, Dec 24th 11-5
Wed, Dec 25th CLOSED
Tues, Dec 31st noon-5pm
Wed, Jan 1st CLOSED

Also! Starting Fri, Nov 29th, until Tues, Dec 24th, Quimby’s will be open at 11am every day.