Monthly Archive for June, 2014

Offsite at CHIPRC: Zines 101, Sunday, July 13th

Jul
13
1:00 pm

CHIPRC logoJuly marks International Zine Month, so Quimby’s is teaming up with our friends The Chicago Independent Resource Center (CHIPRC) to bring you zine-y activity.  CHIPRC will be hosting zine events during the month!

Zines 101, Sunday, July 13th, 1pm, w/ host Liz Mason, manager at Quimby’s
In this is a monthly hands-on workshop offered by CHIPRC, learn a bit about zines and the local self- publishing community with special guest instructor Liz Mason. Liz will lead a discussion, show you how to make a zine and talk about selling it. $3 donation. All skill levels and ages welcome! This event is NOT at Quimby’s; it’s at CHIPRC.

The Chicago Publishers Resource Center (CHIPRC), at 858 N. Ashland Avenue, strives to build community and foster creativity by providing access to the space, education, and resources necessary to create and self-publish literary and visual work. And of course, if you make a zine there, you can always come consign it at Quimby’s! Join and support the center, and as a member you will receive discounts for using equipment, workshop registration and more. Or become a CHIPRC volunteer and give back even more. Their summer calendar features drawing activities, discussion, open studio and more! More info at chiprc.org.

Off-site: Zine Book Club? Zine ZINE Club! at the CHIPRC 7/24, 7pm

Jul
24
7:00 pm

CHIPRC logoZine ZINE Club, Thursday, 24th, 7pm.
This is our first trial at a zine book club. For the inaugural event, we will be reading the titles Doris #31 by Cindy Crabb and You Don’t Get There From Here #29 by Carrie McNinch. Get both of these issues from Quimby’s Bookstore, read ‘em, then come share your thoughts with other folks who  read them too. As a bonus, bring in a zine of your choosing to share with others. There will be a $3 donation asked at the door. This event is NOT at Quimby’s; it’s at CHIPRC.

The Chicago Publishers Resource Center (CHIPRC), at 858 N. Ashland Avenue, strives to build community and foster creativity by providing access to the space, education, and resources necessary to create and self-publish literary and visual work. And of course, if you make a zine there, you can always come consign it at Quimby’s! Join and support the center, and as a member you will receive discounts for using equipment, workshop registration and more. Or become a CHIPRC volunteer and give back even more. Their summer calendar features drawing activities, discussion, open studio and more! More info at chiprc.org.

July marks International Zine Month, so Quimby’s is teaming up with our friends The Chicago Independent Resource Center (CHIPRC) to bring you zine-y activity.  CHIPRC will be hosting zine events during the month!

New Stuff This Week

Bartkira_cover-486x700Bartkira (Floating World) $15.00 – A fan tribute to Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira and The Simpsons. That is, Akira as fed through a Simpsons filter. Featuring contributions by 19 artists: James Harvey, Danny Hynes, Marcel O’Leary, Michael Kim, Erica Henderson, Jacob Chabot, Cameron Stewart, Ben Ommundson, Brenton Barnes, Luke Novel, Richie Pope, Jon Huddleston, Jason Rainey, Cory Tran, Bodie Chewning, Alchemichael, Frans Boukas, Tyler Patrick Boss, and Ben Jelter. The full color gallery section includes illustrations by Wyatt Carroll, Jeremy Arambulo, Areil Vergez, Jaime Munoz, Alexandre Ghostthead, Rawn Gandy, Nick Sumida, and Ryan Humphrey.

Zines
Towards a Poetics of Man Bat by Brian Cremins, Allison Felus, Jake Austen, Tony Trigilio $3.00
Gondwanaland #1 by Aaron Willson $2.00
Finally Friday by Lily $4.00
Everyday Art #1 Life on Film by Rudas Priest $20.00
Stuck In Place Some Thoughts On Belonging by Claire Urbanski $4.00
Everyday Magic #1 by Finn $3.00
Analog #2 Dispatches on DIY Anorexia Recovery by Ponyboy Violet $3.00
Peanut Gallery Chicago June 2014  by Kelly Reaves $5.00
Judas Goat Quarterly #62 by Grant Schreiber $1.50
Doris #31

Comics & Comix
Magic Whistle #14 by Sam Henderson $4.99
How I Made the World by Liz Plourde and Randy Michaels $2.95
Daygloayhole #2 by Ben Passmore $6.00
Dont Be Afraid of the Dark  by Anne Collet $25.00
Rom #2 Prison Riot by Josh Bayer $5.50
Suspect Device #4 by Josh Bayer $8.00
Believed Behavior #2 by Andy Burkholder, Michael DeForge, Anya Davidson, Lale Westvind, Lyra Hill, Sophia Foster Dimino $5.00
Baby Town #3 Mimi Chrzanowski $5.00
Smoo Comics #7 by Simon Moreton $6.00
Saints Love by Krystal DiFronzo $8.00
No Funnies #11 Music and Comics by Jason Walter $3.00
Powdered Milk #13 by Keiler Roberts $2.00
Family Portrait  by Anne Collet $4.00
various issues of Coin Op by Peter & Maria Hoey $6-$10 each
Have Two Eyes  by Rx Burns $2.00
Watching Dustys Trail  by Andy Rench $4.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Luba and Her Family by Gilbert Hernandez (Fantagraphics) $18.99
Twelve Gems by Lane Milburn (Fantagraphics) $19.99
Chus First Day of School by Neil Gaiman and Adam Rex $17.99
Youth Is Wasted: A Collection of Comics by Noah Van Sciver (Adhouse) $14.95
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias Crimson Corsair TPB $19.99
Eyes of the Cat (Yellow Edition) by Moebius and Jodorowsky (Humanoids) $34.95

Fiction
I am Warhol by Laura Postma $7.00
Echo Lake by Letitia Trent (Dark House) $15.95
Whisperers: The Secret History of the Spirit World by J H Brennan $16.95
Crystal Eaters by Shane Jones (Two Dollar Radio) $16.00

Ha Ha Funny
Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today’s Top Comedy Writers, ed. by Mike Sacks $18.00

Outer Limits
Chaos and Cyber Culture by Timothy Leary $29.95

Essays
Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality by Dave Goldberg $17.00

Kids Books
Lil Merl and the Dastardly Dragon: A Story Activity Book by Liam Barrett (Nobrow/Flying Eye) $13.95

Magazines
Hi Fructose #32 $7.95
Skeptic vol 19 #2 14 $6.95
Skeptical Inquirer vol 38 #4 Jul Aug 14 $4.95
Company High Street Edit Sum 14 $7.99
Juice #72 $3.99
Monster Children #43 $9.99
Video Watchdog #177 $8.95
Fangoria #334 Jul 14 $10.99
King Brown #9 $28.00
Art Diary International 2014/2015 $19.90
Maximumrocknroll #374 Jul 14 $4.99
Decibel #118 Aug 14 $5.99
RFD #158 Sum 14 $9.95
Tattoo Society #44 $7.99

Lit Journals
Paris Review #209 $20.00

Sexy
Meat #13 $20.00

Corinne Mucha Reads from “Get Over It!” 7/25

Jul
25
7:00 pm

 

getoveritbiggerCorinne Mucha’s new graphic novel, Get Over It! (Secret Acres), details the true-life story of a messy breakup.  Through a series of comic vignettes, the story follows the author as she deals with a  serious relationship’s end, and eventually learns the tough lessons of letting go. “Get Over It!” is a hilarious tale about a subject every decent person can relate to: getting BURNED BY LOVE.

 

 “Corinne Mucha’s Get Over It! is a balm for the heart broken… We’re bombarded with romance all the time; rarer is the tale that gets you to root for the life-giving joys of letting go.”- Kevin Tang, Buzzfeed

 

“(In Get Over It!) Mucha maintains the auto-biographical sweet-spot, maintaining a balance between the personal and involved, without descending into narcissism, whilst hilariously dredging through the universal impulses and emotions of the post break-up period.” –Zainab Ahktar, Publisher’s Weekly

 

Corinne Mucha is a Chicago based cartoonist, illustrator, and teaching artist. Her comics work includes the Xeric funded My Alaskan Summer, the Ignatz award winning The Monkey in the Basement and Other Delusions (Retrofit Comics) and the YA graphic novel Freshman: Tales of 9th Grade Obsessions, Revelations, and Other Nonsense. Her work has appeared in publications such as Chicago Magazine, Cicada, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Truthout.

 

For more info: web or contact info: www.maidenhousefly.com

Friday,  July 25th, 7pm – Free Event

New Stuff This Week

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Lumpen #122 vol 23 #2 Spr 14 $10.00 – The annual Comics Issue. Contributors to Lumpen Magazine issue 122 include: David Alvarado, Max Bare, Nate Beaty, Ben Bertin, Michiel Budel, Kevin Budnik, Andy Burkholder, Jessica Campbell, Danielle Chenette, Ryan Travis Christian, Jo Dery, Krystal Difronzo, Nick Drnaso, Edie Fake, Leif Goldberg, Anna Haifisch, Sean Hernandez, Keith Herzik, Juliacks, Bret Koontz, Blaise Larmee, Sara Lietten, Ben Marcus & Nicole Ginelli, Marieke McClendon, Ian Mcduffie, Bernie McGovern, Lane Milburn, Jason T Miles, Max Morris, Onsmith, Paul Nudd, George Porteus, Eric Rivera, Otto Splotch, Joe Tallarico, Mike Taylor, Jeremy Tinder, Carrie Vinarsky, Leslie Weibeler, Lale Westvind. This edition of Lumpen is very limited!

Zines
Deafula #7 by Kerri $2.00
Smells Fingers vol 1 #6 Wonders $2.00
Thandi and the Importance of People 2012-2014 by Sema and Agatha $3.00
Margin Creep #3 $6.00
Star Spangled Angel #1 by Scott Roberts $7.00

Comics & Comix
Speed Guru of Acid Mother’s Temple Vs. Plastic Crimewave by Plastic Crimewave and Makoto Kawabata (Prophase) $13.00 – A Comic book and record set (45) modelled on the 70s “Power” comic/45 sets, it is the cosmic tale of the meeting and subsequent superheroey/mystical rock n roll battle between these cross-continental psychedelic enemies! Written/plotted by Makoto/Crimewave and drawn by PCW!
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Ritual Three Vile Decay by Malachi Ward (Revival House) $6.95
Laskimooses #17 Kehkeytyva Kirjoitus & Laskimooses #18 Vankkumaton Keinulauta $7.00 each
Spider House by Nathan Veach $13.00
Famous Friends Comic Club vol #1 by Ben Crouse and Jacob Sluke $5.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Poop Boobs Poo by Sam Sharpe $8.00
Strange Suspense: The Steve Ditko Archives vol 1 by Blake Bell (Fantagraphics) $28.99
Escapo by Paul Pope and Shay Plummer $24.99
Pirates In the Heartland vol 1 The Mythology of S. Clay Wilson by Patrick Rosenkranz (Fantagraphics) $34.99
Before Watchmen books in soft cover: Minutemen/Silk Spectre, Nite Owl/Dr Manhattan, Comedian/Rorschach $19.99 each
Judgement Day and Other Stories by Joe Orlando (EC Library, Fantagraphics) $29.99
Well Come by Erik Nebel $20.00
Bird Witch by Kat Leyh $20.00
Bad Ventures of Bobo Backslack by Jon Chadurjian (Adhouse) $14.95

Art Books
Death is Not The End: The Work of Alexander Heir (Sacred Bones/Circadian Press) $25.00 -Heir has been so prominently involved in designing, printing and producing for countless artists that over the years his work has become one of the defining aesthetics in the contemporary underground punk scene. Previously, these illustrations have only adorned 7-inch record jackets and Xeroxed flyers across the international punk underground, but now Sacred Bones Records is offering a new collection of the artist’s finest illustrations. 164 pages. Housed in a deluxe 9.5 x 7.75-inch foil-pressed slipcase.

deathisnottheendOuter Limits & Mayhem
Wear Your Dreams: My Life in Tattoos by Ed Hardy $15.99
Grimoire Of the Thorn: Blooded Witch Mastering the Five Arts Of Old World Witchery by Raven Grimassi $19.95
Gentlemen Bootleggers: The True Story of Templeton Rye Prohibition and a Small Town In Cahoots by Bryce T. Bauer (Chicago Review Press) $27.95

Music Books
Cowboys and Indies – Epic History of the Record Industry by Gareth Murphy $27.99
Dead Kennedys: Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables, The Early Years by Alex Ogg, illustrations by Winston Smith and photographs by Rudy Ray (PM Press) $17.95
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DIY
Think, Act, Eat – A Sea Shepherd Chef’s Vegan Recipes by Raffaella Tolicetti (Microcosm) $19.95
Veggienomics: Thrifty Meat Free Cooking At Its Best by Nicola Graimes $24.95

Politics & Revolution
New Forms of Worker Organization: The Syndicalist and Autonomist Restoration of Class Struggle Unionism by Immanuel Ness (PM Press) $24.95

Fiction
Raising Hell Plus by Norman Spinrad (PM Press) $12.00
Night Burger by Jason Sarna $15.00
Assault Rifles and Pedophiles: an American Love Story by Brian Krans $14.99
Jesus Was a Vampire by  E. Val Lynn Doll $18.00
King Shit  by Brian Alan Ellis $6.00
Concrete Fever by Nathaniel Kressen $16.00

Magazines
VNA #26 $13.50
Harpers Magazine Jul 14 $6.99

Poetry & Lit Journals
First Line vol 16 #2 Sum 14 $3.00
Uncut Ultimate Music Guide: The Cure $14.99
Vodka Orange Sunday  by Tony Nesca $12.00

Reminder Announcement! VERSION 14: THE PLACEMAKERS starts today! The festival highlights projects and people that engage the public interest and promote the cultural use of public space. This year’s fest will be a journey through a variety of places around town, including mini markets, festivals, artist warehouses, exhibition platforms, public art projects, bar-b-qs, tours and communal activities that  highlight the best practices of a range of projects seeking to radically change the fabric of our cities. For more info, see versionfest.org.
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