Monthly Archive for September, 2014

New Stuff This Week

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I Don’t Hate Your Guts: The Diary of Noah Van Sciver 2014 (2D Cloud) $5.00 – Existential dread, self loathing, a grinding day job…it’s thirty days of Noah Van Sciver’s life told in beautifully drawn diary comics.  Watch as Noah slowly implodes into a tragically self-destruc…WHAT THE?! He gets a girlfriend?!!?!  -NB 

Zines
Communicating Vessels #26 Fall Win 14 15 $3.50
Peanut Gallery Goes to Hell by R Burns $3.00
Liner Notes $6.00
Liner Notes by Emmy Colon $6.00
Against Competition by Marc Fischer & Kione Kochi (Temporary Services) $5.00
UnOther #1 by Gonzalo $7.00
Alamo Igloo #17 by Keith Herzik $5.00
Pineapple Sage by Dalice Malice $2.00
Plastic Knife #12 From Here to There a Split Zine $3.00
Mechanical Yammering #2 The Sound and the Fury of Lists $2.00
You Must Always Have a Secret Plan #3 by Amy Madden $3.00
Horseplay #1 by Diamond Stingily $5.00
Publishing in the Realm of Plant Fibers and Electrons by Marc Fischer & Kione Kochi (Temporary Services) $8.00 – Publishing in the Realm of Plant Fibers and Electrons by Marc Fischer & Kione Kochi $8.00 – How and why y’all should be making your own publications. The Temporary Services kids explain their processes and reasoning behind their small press.  Riso printed at the Publishing Clearing House, a public exhibition of small press printing in downtown Chicago. Put that kindle down, and start the fire of small press publishing in your heart! -NB
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Comics & Minis
From Pegacorn Press! Down By the Bay by Aimee Lusty, Other Way #2 by Lale Westvind
Laskimooses #19 Toivonsateen Pilkahous by HerraMatti Hagelbergin $7.00
Fun O Planet #1 Failed Alien by Nathan Ward $5.00
Blackstar #6 by Jeff Zwirek $5.00
Growler Comix #1 The Dust Bunny Demon $2.00
Heart Farts by Cara Bean, Rebecca Viola and Jason Viola $4.00 – This collection of comics is about dreams (specifically about Tom Brady!), bento box lunches, teaching, creativity and pets (cats! dogs!) and more. Cara Bean illustrates her own work that centers around mindful teaching, and Rebecca Viola’s writing about the love of past pets illustrated by husband Jason Viola is compelling and heartful. Thoughtful work. -LM
Peehole #13 Danziggy V BlackAcidDevilsFoodCake by Jim Donaldson $3.00
Comets Comets by Blaise Larmee $5.00
Family Portraits Issues One Through Three by Sam Orchard $10.00 each
WOH Comic by Jen Rickert $1.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Bumperhead by Gilbert Hernandez (D&Q) $21.95
Marx  by Corinne Maier & Anne Simon (Nobrow) $19.95
Hip Hop Family Tree Box Set 1970s thrugh 1981 and 1981 to 1983 by Ed Pisko (Fantagraphics) $59.99 – Collects both the first 2 volumes of Hip Hop Famly History.
Bagnarelli Bianca ed. by Michael Fife $19.95 – Collects Issues 1 through 6 or Compendiums 1 and 2.
Sing No Evil by JP Ahonen and KP Alare $15.95
Fish by Bianca Bagnarelli (Nobrow) $11.00
Rise of Aurora West by Paul Pope and friends (First Second) $9.99 – Another volume of hte Battling Boy series.
Doctors by Dash Shaw (Fantagraphics) $16.99
In a Glass Grotesquely by Richard Sala (Fantagraphics) $19.99
Ricky Rouse Has A Gun by Jorg Tittel & John Aggs (Self Made Hero) $24.95

Art & Design
Arttitude vol 2 ed. by Frederic Claquin (Schiffer) $39.99
Step Right Up: Classic American Target and Arcade Forms ed by Richard Tucker and Valerie Tucker (Schiffer) $45.00
Training Days: The Subway Artists Then and Now and Henry Chalfant and Sacha Jenkins $19.95
Graffiti South Africa by Cale Waddacor $45.00
Hello Kitty Nail Art: Step by Step Instructions for Creating 20 Sanrio Themed Characters by Masako Kojima (Abrams) $39.95 – Comes with decals!

Fiction
Desistance by Peter Sotos $25.00
Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness  by Ralph Temple (Akashic) $17.95
Kill Manual by Cassandra Troyan (Artifice) $13.95
Does Not Love by James Tadd Adcox (Curbside Splendor) $14.95
Consumed by David Cronenberg $26.00
Different Bed Every Time by Jac Jemc (Dzanc) $14.95
Losing Gainesville by Brian Costello (Curbside Splendor) $15.95
The Phantom Coach: A Connoisseur’s Collection of Victorian Ghost Stories ed. by M. Sims $17.00
The New Annotated HP Lovecraft $39.99

Film & Music
The Room: The Definitive Guide by Ryan Finnigan $24.99 – Oh hai, Mark. Includes interviews with the cast and more!
Chain Saw Confidential: How We Made the World’s Most Notorious Horror Movie by Gunnar Hansen (Chronicle) $15.95 – Written by the guy who was Leatherface. ow in soft cover, not leather.
Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen $16.99 – Now in soft cover.
Art of Noise: Conversations With Great Songwriters by D. Rachel $22.99

Essays
On the Books: A Graphic Tale of Working Woes at NYC’s Strand Bookstore (World Around Us) by Greg Farrell $12.95
How To Be a Victorian: A Dawn To Dusk Guide To Victorian Life by Ruth Goodman $29.95
Queer and Trans Artists of Color: Stories of Some of Our Lives by ed. by Nia King $20.00
Happiness: Ten Years of n+1, as selected by by the editors of n+1 $16.00

Politics, Current Events & Revolution
The Jihadis Return: ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising by Patrick Cockburn (OR Books) $15.00

Outer Limits
Ghosts: A Natural History Fifty Years Of Searching For Proof by R Clarke $26.99

Sex & Sexy
Supertrash: Movie Fetish, Hermaphro Chic, 21st Century Anxiety by Jacques Boyreau (Fantagraphics) $29.99
Wings of Angels vol 1 A Tribute to the Art of WWII Pinup and Aviation by Michael Malak $39.99
Perv: The Sexual Deviant In All Of Us by Jesse Bering $16.00
Meat #14 $20.00
OP Original Plumbing #14 Trans Male Quarterly by Amos Mac & Rocco Kayiatos $9.00

Magazines
Offscreen #9 $22.00
Juxtapoz #165 Oct 14  $5.99
True Crime Sep 14 $8.99
VMan #32 Fall Win 14 $6.95
Bad Day #18 $12.00
Dazed and Confused vol 6 Fall 14 $10.99
Dark Side #161 Sep Oct 14 $11.99
Creative Nonfiction #53 Fall 14 $10.00
Razorcake #82 $4.00
RFD #159 Fall 14 40th Anniversary $9.95
Tattoo Collection #64 $7.75

Lit Journals
The First Line vol 16 #3 $3.00

Kids Stuff
Moomin on the Riviera by Toe Jansson (D&Q) $9.95
Zoo Box by Aron Nels Steinke and Cohn Ariel (First Sec) $17.99
Cat Dad King Of the Goblins by Britt Wilson (Koyama) $12.00

Other Stuff
Root Hog or Die DVD a Film About John Porcellino and King-Cat Comics, directed by Dan Stafford $15.00

Chloé Griffin presents Edgewise: A Picture of Cookie Mueller 10/28

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28
7:00 pm

edgewise_cmCookie Mueller (1949-1989) was an actress, a writer, a go-go dancer, a mother and an icon. A child of suburban 1950s Maryland, she made her name as an actress in John Waters’s films, including Pink Flamingos and Female Trouble, and then as an art critic for Details magazine and a columnist for the East Village Eye, gaining a reputation as a writer of hilarious stories and a maven of New York’s downtown art world.

Edgewise tells the story of Cookie’s life in the form of an oral history assembled from more than 80 interviews with the people who knew her, including John Waters, Mink Stole, Gary Indiana, Sharon Niesp, Max Mueller, Linda Yablonsky, Richard Hell, Amos Poe and Raymond Foye. The contributors take us from the late-1960s artist communes of Baltimore to 1970s Provincetown and New York, through 1980s Berlin and Positano.

This book marks the first time Cookie’s full story has been told in any form—whether print, film or online.

This event will feature a reading, multimedia presentation and conversation between the author and writer Britt Julious.

“Quite possibly the best history of New York’s much-reprised ‘last avant-garde’ of the 1980s, Edgewise reinvents the inspired amateurism of Mueller’s work, and also creates unforgettable portraits of John Waters’s Baltimore and Provincetown in the 1970s, ‘when the water was still clean.’”

—CHRIS KRAUS, author of I Love Dick and Summer of Hate

Current press for Edgewise appears in the October issues of Interview, Bomb, Frontiers and Vice magazines.

Emily Gould ranked Edgewise first in her top ten books for the Fall in PaperMag.

For more info: cookiemuellerbook.com

Cancelled: 10/2 Quimby’s Event with Simon Hanselmann, Michael DeForge, Patrick Kyle

Cancelled Event:

Due to the Publisher’s Scheduling Error, the Simon Hanselmann, Michael DeForge, Patrick Kyle event at Quimby’s scheduled for Oct 2nd has been cancelled.

For further events at Quimby’s, see quimbys.com/blog/store-events.

Meet the Artists of Speculative Relationships at Quimby’s Fri, 10/24

Oct
24
7:00 pm

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Join the creators behind the recently released sci-fi romance comics anthology Speculative Relationships at Quimby’s on Fri, Oct 24th at 7pm.  The event will feature 4 Chicago comics creators featured in the book:

Isabella Rotman (Scarleteen.com, Animal Sex, Dig)

Daniel Warren Johnson (Space-Mullet.com, Ghost Fleet)

Tyrell Cannon (Victus, Gary)

Scott Kroll (Bone Dog, A Cramped Well-Pressurized Space)

There will be a presentation by the artists and copies of Speculative Relationships will be available for purchase and signing.

Speculative Relationships: A Science Fiction Romance Comics Anthology

In the mid-twentieth century, romance was the most popular genre in comics. Comic publishers produced dozens of titles throughout the 1950s and 60s, and many of the medium’s top artistic talents such as Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, and Frank Frazetta worked in romance comics. However, by the 1970s, the once-dominant genre of romance comics all but died out.

The artists featured in the new Speculative Relationships anthology are ready to start the revival.  The anthology features up-and-coming artists creating brand-new science fiction romance comics:

Isabella Rotman

Michael Manomivibul

Rinko Endo

Daniel Warren Johnson

Tyrell Cannon

Scott Kroll

The eight stories in the anthology include  a cyborg fighting alien hordes for love, a computer AI in love with a sleeping interstellar voyager, two robots that were literally made for each other, and so much more!

Find out more:

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Twitter@scifiromancecom

New Stuff This Week

Secret Doll vs Enchanted Doll! Secret Doll Underground: Japanese Surrealist Dolls From the Yaso Collection, Tokyo (Japanese Art Perspectives Series vol 1) (Last Gasp) $29.95 – Underground doll making is a THING in Japan, and has been for years. Elegantly creepy and often beautifully horrifying, this book has 80 full-sized colour photographs and an introductory history of the underground doll in Japan. Enchanted Doll by Marina Bychkova (Baby Tattoo Books) $50.00 – Russian-Canadian artist Marina Bychkova founded Enchanted Doll, this luxury toy label of weirdly innocent and weirdly sexy porcelain dolls, styled in costumes of precious metals, gemstones, and rare found objects.

Zines
Reglar Wiglar #22 by Chris Auman $5.00 – Book of Jobs Part One , History of Music.

Comics & Minis
Erleuchtung by Sergio Vazquez $10.00
Time Beavers by Jen Rickert $1.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Sugar Skull by Charles Burns $23.00 – Book 3 in the Xed Out Series. Creepy as ever!
Skandalon  by Julie Maroh (Arsenol) $21.95
Dragons Breath Other True Stories by MariNaomi (Uncivilized) $24.95
Lonesome Go by Tim Lane (Fantagraphics) $39.99
Days Longer Than Long Pork Sausages by Gabriel Corbera $15.00
Tonoharu Part One by Lars Martison (Pliant) $14.95

Mayhem, Outer Limits, & Conspiracy Theory
The Secret Life of a Satanist: The Authorized Biography of Anton Szandor LaVey by Blanche Barton (Feral House) $17.95 – Revised edition, written by his paramour and mother to his only son.
Caught in the Crossfire: Kerry Thornley, Oswald and the Garrison Investigation by Adam Gorightly (Feral House) $18.95
Too Good to Be True: The Colossal Book of Urban Legends by Jan Harold Brunvand $18.95

Art & Design Books
Sol Seasonal Print Collection by Junko Mizuno (Last Gasp) $39.95
Dear Letters Office: A Collection by Lauren Simkin Berke & Spike $27.95
Flash Fold Out by Jay Howell Flash (Last Gasp) $10.00

Fiction
Game We Play by Susan Hope Lanier (Curbside Splendor) $14.95
Crazy Horses Girlfriend by Erika T. Wurth (Curbside Splendor) $15.95
The Circle by Dave Eggers $15.95 – Now in soft cover. Apple culture meets 1984.
Tenth of December by George Saunders $15.00 – Now in soft cover.
Anatomy of Dreams by Chloe Benjamin $15.00
Prison Noir (Akashic) $15.95 – Anthology.
Little is Left To Tell by Steven Hendricks (Starcheron ) $16.00
Subversions III Anarchist Short Stories / Nouvelles Anarchistes by the Anarchist Writers Bloc (Sabotart) $16.00
After The People Lights Have Gone Off by Stephen Graham Jones (Dark House Press) $15.95 – Horror collection.
By Light We Knew Our Names by Anne Valente (Dzanc) $14.95

DIY
Poorcraft: The FunnyBook Fundamentals Of Living Well On Less by Spike C. Trotman (Iron Circus) $10.00
Scout Drink Recipe Booky Ziney thingies, $4.95 each: Whiskey (illustrated by Jeremy Tinder), Beer (illustrated by Pete Gamlen), Gin (illustrated by Trevor Alixopulos), Vodka (illustrated by Anna Hurley), Rum (illustrated by Tuesday Bassen), Tequila (illustrated by Dilraj Mann), Brandy (illustrated by Gemma Corell).

Humor
101 Two-Letter Words by Stephin Merritt with illustrations by Roz Chast $19.95- Four-line rhyming poems for each of the 101 two-letter words included in The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary by Magnetic Fields autour, illustrated by cartoonist Roz Chast.

Local Interest
Where To by Dmitry Samarov (Curbside Splendor) $15.95 – Newest memoir by local cabdriver and the author of Hack.

Politics & Revolution
Masters of Mankind: Essays and Lectures 1969-2013 by Noam Chomsky (Haymarket) $12.95
Educating for Insurgency: Roles of Young People in Schools of Poverty by Jay Gillen (AK Press) $15.95
Lives of the Orange Men: Biographical History of the Polish Orange Alternative Movement by Waldemar Fydrych (Minor Compositions) $16.00
Artpolitik: Social Anarchist Aesthetics in an Age of Fragmentation by Nela Schleuning (Minor Compositions) $24.00
The Ring of Fire Anthology by ET Russian (Leftbank Books) $20.00 – Collection of the zine from the late 1990s by ET Russian (aka Hellery Homosex), and features new material never before published. Through black and white ink drawings, comics, linoleum block print portraits, essays, interviews and erotica, this collection explores the intersections of art, bodies, healthcare, ability, gender, race, community, class, healing and the politics of work.
Capital In the Twenty First Century by Thomas Piketty and Arthur Goldhammer (Belknap/Harvard) $39.95
Essential Mae Brussel: Investigations Of Fascism In America by Mae Brussell, Alex Constantine & Paul Krassner (Arsenal Pulp) $18.95

Magazines
Bizarre #218 Sep 14 $10.50
Skeptic vol 19 #3 14 $6.95
Make vol 41 $9.99
Purple Fashion vol 3 #22 Fall Win 14 15 $55.00
Flaunt #136 the Distress Issue $15.95
High Times Nov 14 Special Fortieth Anniversary Issue $9.99
Shots #125 Fall 14 $6.95
Got a Girl Crush #3 $18.00
Laphams Quarterly vol 7 #4 Fall 14 $16.00
Taproot #11 $9.00
Horror Hound #49 Sep Oct 14 $6.99
Mojo #250 Sep 14 $9.99
Decibel #120 Oct 14 $5.99
Wire Sep 14 #367 $19.99
Under the Radar #51 Sep 14 $5.99
Tape Op #103 Sep Oct 14  $4.95
Monocle vol 8 #76 Sep 14 $12.00
Harpers Magazine Oct 14 $6.99
Transformation #91 $12.50
Freshly Inked vol 4 #5 Nov 14 $6.99
Tattoo Life #90 $9.99

Lit Mags & Poetry
The Believer #110 Sep 14 Roguelike $8.00
The Literary Review vol 57 #3 The Gluttons Kitchen Tales of Insatiable Hunger $10.00
Last Supper by Aaron Cometbus (ARP) $11.95 – Poems about the city by a zinester lamenting aging and living in bookstores. And being annoyed with people who bang on the door before the store opens at noon. Why does this sound familiar? -LM
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The Paris Review #210 $20.00
The Oxford American #86 Fall 14 $5.95
McSweeneys #47 $24.00 – A mountain village full of fiction from writers new and old—two never-before-seen stories from “Lottery” author Shirley Jackson, a portrait of a celebrity interview gone terribly wrong from Thomas McGuane, dark reflections from Lynn Coady and Mona Simpson, an excerpt from Bill Cotter’s latest novel, new work from Bob Odenkirk, and much, much more. Local legend describes the landscape as “ten separate booklets bedecked with one panoramic mega-illustration.”
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Sexy
Smut Peddler: Impeccable Pornoglyphics For Cultivated Ladies and Men Of Exceptional Taste (Iron Circus) $30.00