Monthly Archive for September, 2014

New Stuff This Week


prisonpitbook1dvdPrison Pit book 1 DVD (Six Point Harness) $9.99 – Includes the uncensored animated adaptation of Johnny Ryan’s PRISON PIT: Book One (monster men beating the living shit out of each other) and the bonus feature, PRISON PIT: The Fuckumentary.


KerBloom #109 Jul Aug 14 And Back Again by Artnoose $2.00 – Have three cabinets of letterpress type, will travel. Artnoose leaves Pittsburgh for Berkeley.
Seemingly Endless Line of Random Thoughts Strung Together in Short Story Form by Dan Gleason and Theresa Currie $3.00
Let Down #3 Punk Rock Fanzine by Blake Karlson $2.00
Guck #1 Melbourne Music Zine $5.00
Horror Haiku #2 by Kathryn $1.00
Touch and Go vol 2 novel in increments by Lisa Quintero $4.00
Circle Hills #1 World Apart by Benjamin Castle $2.00
Miley Zine Cherchez La Femme by Jen Rickert $1.00 – Yes, as in Cyrus.

Comics & Minis
You Don’t Get There From Here #30 by Carrie McNinch $3.00 – This issue of Carrie’s memoir comic in diary form, you’ll read all about things like fighting the new home blues, omnipresent belly fat, cats, running, Disneyland, new car buying, twerking (not being able to), her trip to Oaxaca to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos plus much, much more.
Chips #1 and #2 A Tale of Lust by Hamish Storrie $2.00 each
Squaby #1 by Elizabeth Kordeluk $5.00
The Anthropologists by Whit Taylor (Sparkplug) $6.00
Prophet Strikefile #1 by Brandon Graham $3.99
Dumb issues #3-#5 by Georgia Webber $8.00 each
Force Majeure #1 by Keenan Marshall Keller (Drippy Bone Books) $6.00
Treasure Island #2 by Connor Willumsen (Breakdown) $16.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
The Hospital Suite by John Porcellino (D&Q) $22.95 – Don’t miss John Porcellino here at Quimby’s on 9/27 at 7pm!
Distance Mover by Patrick Kyle (Koyama) $20.00 – Collects pieces published originally published in installments from May 2012-August 2013. Don’t miss Patrick Kyle at Quimby’s on 10/2 at 7pm (with Simon Hanselmann, Michael DeForge!)
In a Sense Lost and Found by Roman Muradov (Nobrow) $19.95
Shoplifter by Michael Cho $19.95
Cringe an Anthology of Embarrassment, ed. by Peter Conrad (Birdcage Bottom Books) $8.00 – With contributions from Cara Bean, Box Brown, Jeffrey Brown, Chris Carlier, Peter Conrad, Chad Essley, Andrew Farago, Shaenon Garrity, Delaine Derry Green, Gabby Schulz, Sam Henderson and more.
Cyanide and Happiness: Punching Zoo by Kris Wilson, Matt Melvin, Rob Denbleyker, Dave McElfatric (It Books) $14.99
Adventure Time TPB vol 5 by Chris Houghton $14.99
Misadventures of Dreary and Naughty by John LaFleur and Shwn Dubin $14.99
Mutiny Bay by Antoine Cosse (Breakdown) $24.99
Flowering Harbour by Seiichi Hayashi (Breakdown) $17.99
Gardens of Glass by Lando (Breakdown) $24.99

Art & Design
A Weird-Oh World: The Art of Bill Campbell by Mark Cantrell (Schiffer) $39.99 – From his early days painting model box tops for the Hawk Model Company to his invention of the iconic Weird-Ohs model kits, national ad campaigns and editorial cartoons, Bill Campbell has continued to create some of the most unique artwork the world has seen. Now much of that work has been gathered into one volume that traces the entire arc of Bill’s career, including his connection to the Manhattan Project, an initiative that may well have saved his life. Much of the art is presented here for the very first time.
Skulls Sticker Bomb by Studio Rarekwai (Laurence King) $24.95 – Latest edition in the Stickerbomb series, this time around SKULLS.

Hard Boiled Detective #1 by Ben Solomon $13.95
To Touch The Sun  by Laura Enright $11.99

Music Books
Let’s Talk About Love: Why Other People Have Such Bad Taste ed. by Carl Wilson $19.95 – For his 2007 critically acclaimed 33 1/3 series title, Let’s Talk About Love, Carl Wilson went on a quest to find his inner Céline Dion fan and explore how we define ourselves by what we call good and bad, what we love and what we hate. The original text is followed by lively arguments and stories from Nick Hornby, Krist Novoselic, Ann Powers, Mary Gaitskill, James Franco, Sheila Heti and others.

33 1/3 books including: Sonic Youth’s Daydream Nation, MBV’s Loveless, Public Enemy’s It Takes a Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back, Danger Mouse’s The Grey Album, Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works vol 2, Portishead’s Dummy, Gang Of Four’s Entertainment, Richard Hell and the Voidoids’ Blank Generation and more.

No Future for You: Salvos from The Baffler, ed. by by John Summers, Chris Lehmann and Thomas Frank (MIT Press) $27.95 -The counternarrative you’ve been missing, proof that dissent is alive and well in America. Contributors include: Chris Bray, Barbara Ehrenreich, Susan Faludi, Thomas Frank, Ann Friedman, Anne Elizabeth Moore, and more.
Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons and Dragons and the People Who Play It by David M. Ewalt $16.00 – The story of D&D, now in cheap soft cover so nerds won’t feel bad about spilling pizza and Coke on it in the basement at mom’s house.

Kids Stuff
Cast Away On the Letter A: A Philemon Adventure by Francoise Mouly (Toon) $16.95

Hello Mr #4 About Men Who Date Men $20.00
The Great Discontent #1 $32.00

New Stuff This Week

Zine Explorers Notebook #5 Spr 14 by Doug Harrison $4.00
Critical Theory Cocktails vols #1 and #2 by Aggie Toppins $8.00 each- Powerful drinks that will make you think differently. Recipes for the revolution!
Native Tongues #1 by Elizabeth Allen-Cannon $5.00
Rochester Teenset Outsider #29 by William Carroll $1.00
Fixing the Oscillating Weight by Calvin Lee $10.00
Fashionable Activism #3 Hardcore Punk Fanzine by Kevin McCaughey $5.00
Young Man With International Style by Philip Tomaru $5.00

Comics & Minis
Lose #6 by Michael DeForge (Koyama) $8.00
RAV #10 by Mickey Z. $8.00
God and the Devil at War In the Garden (Monologuist Paper Update IV) by Anders Nilsen $15.00 – We got this diretly from Anders Nilsen (Dogs & Water, Big Questions) directly. Oversized beautiful thingy that includes, among other things, the Conversation Gardening mini. Includes some text by Chicago writer Kyle Beachy.
Infracity Ch 1 by Biott Marcelo $4.00
Strata #4 by Bill Rusk $2.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Baby Bjornstrand by Renee French (Koyama) $20.00
Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World 16 Graphic Biographies by Monte Beauchamp $24.99
Jaybird by Lauri Ahonen and Jaakko Ahonen $19.99
Wrenchies by Farel Dalrymple (First Second) $19.99
Finder Third World by Carla Speed McNeil $19.99
Kick Ass vol 3 HC by Mark Millar $29.99
21: The Story of Roberto Clemente by Wilfred Santiago (Fantagraphics) $19.99

Art & Design
Under the Bridge: The East 238th Street Graffiti Hall of Fame by Paul Cavalieri (Schiffer) $39.99
Blade King of Graffiti by Chris Pape (Schiffer) $39.99
ARTtitude: Contemporary Graphic Art by Frédéric Claquin (Schiffer) $39.99 – Featuring artists from all over the world, such as Adam Rabalais, Olivier Coipel, Josh Brown, Supakitch, Tim Clark, Arnaud Pagès, blarf, Chris Coppola, Diego Gravinese, and many more.
The 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1977-1987 by Brett Weiss (Schiffer) $34.99
bandoned: America’s Vanishing Landscape by Eric Holubow (Schiffer) $50.00 – For the ruin porn enthusiast.
Ink ‘N Girls by Ákos Bánfalvi (Schiffer) $39.99
TattooIsMe 2 by Chris Coppola , Frédéric Claquin, & Kitiza (Schiffer) $39.99 – 32 artists participating in this artbook offer a unique journey and a fresh look at the worldwide tattoo art revolution in this engaging second book of the series.

Outer Limits & Mayhem
Ayahuasca Experience: The Sourcebook on the Sacred Vine of Spirits by Ralph Metzner (Park Street) $16.95
Timothy Leary the Harvard Years, Early Writings on LSD and Psilocybin by James Penner, with Richard Alpert Huston Smith Ralph Metzner and others $19.95
Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy, and the Power to Heal by Tom Shroder $27.95 – With an uncanny ability to reveal the mind’s remote frontiers and the unmapped areas of human consciousness, LSD and MDMA (better known as Ecstasy) have proven extraordinarily effective in treating anxiety disorders such as PTSD—yet the drugs remain illegal for millions of people who might benefit from them. Anchoring Tom Shroder’s Acid Test are the stories of Rick Doblin, the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), who has been fighting government prohibition of psychedelics for more than thirty years; Michael Mithoefer, a former emergency room physician, now a psychiatrist at the forefront of psychedelic therapy research; and his patient Nicholas Blackston, a former Marine who has suffered unfathomable mental anguish from the effects of brutal combat experiences in Iraq. All three men are passionate, relatable people; each flawed, each resilient, and each eccentric, yet very familiar and very human.
Gorgeous & Gory: The Zombie Pinup Collection by Jessica Rajs (Schiffer) $34.99 – Dangerously deadly pinups are imagined in the fantastical balance between glamorous and gruesome, compiled into one essential anthology of over 200 photos.
World Gone Wild: A Survivor’s Guide to Post-Apocalyptic Movies by David J. Moore (Schiffer) $34.99
Aleister Crowley: The Beast in Berlin, Art Sex and Magick in the Weimar Republic by Tobias Churton (Inner Traditions) $29.99
DNA of the Gods: Anunnaki Creation of Eve and the Alien Battle for Humanity by Chris H. Hardy  (Bear & Co.) $18.00
A Druid’s Handbook to the Spiritual Power of Plants: Spagyrics in Magical and Sexual Rituals Paperback by Jon G. Hughes (Destiny Books) $18.95 – A practical guide to creating plant extracts, essences, and complexes for use in Druidic sex magic rituals.
UFO and Alien Management: A Guide to Discovering, Evaluating, and Directing Sightings, Abductions, and Contactee Experiences by Dinah Roseberry (Schiffer) $12.99 – Get in touch with aliens, learn to protect yourself, recover information you’ve lost, learn what can go wrong, know what questions to ask, and understand your own personal reporting process.
Dr. Mutter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz $27.50 – This book interweaves an eye-opening portrait of nineteenth-century medicine with the riveting biography of a man once described as the “P. T. Barnum of the surgery room.” Brilliant, outspoken, and brazenly handsome, Mütter was flamboyant in every aspect of his life. He wore pink silk suits to perform surgery, added an umlaut to his last name just because he could, and amassed an immense collection of medical oddities that would later form the basis of Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum. Award-winning writer Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz vividly chronicles how Mütter’s efforts helped establish Philadelphia as a global mecca for medical innovation—despite intense resistance from his numerous rivals. Don’t miss Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz at Quimby’s to talk about this book Sat, Oct 4th, 7pm!

Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living by Nick Offerman $15.00
Drivel: Deliciously Bad Writing by Your Favorite Authors by Julia Scott & friends $16.00 – With work by Dave Eggers, Amy Tan, Chuck Palahniuk , Gillian Flynn and more.

Women in Clothes by  Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton, and 639 others $30.00 – This book is a conversation among hundreds of women on the subject of clothing, and how the garments we put on every day define and shape our lives. The editors composed a list of more than fifty questions designed to prompt women to think more deeply about their personal style. Writers, activists, and artists including Cindy Sherman, Kim Gordon, Kalpona Akter, Sarah Nicole Prickett, Tavi Gevinson, Miranda July, Roxane Gay, Lena Dunham, and Molly Ringwald answered these questions with photographs, interviews, personal testimonies, and illustrations.

Little Lumpen Novelita by Roberto Bolano $19.95

Music Books
The Big Book of Hair Metal: Illustrated Oral History of Heavy Metal’s Debauched Decade by Martin Popoff $30.00
Excess All Areas: A Lighthearted Look at the Demands and Idiosyncracies of Rock Icons on Tour by Sue Richmond $27.99

Bitch #64 $5.95
Maximumrocknroll #376 Sep 14 $4.99
Shindig #41 $12.99
Fader #93 Aug Sep 14  $5.99
Cabinet #53 Stones $12.00
Fifth Estate vol 49 #1 Spr Sum 14 $4.00
Raw Vision #82 $14.00
Lodown #92 $16.99
Dear Dave Magazine #17 $15.00
The World’s Most Haunted Places Fall 14 $9.99
Modern Farmer #6 Fall 14 $7.99
Paper Magazine Sep 14 vol 31 #1 $5.00
Fangoria #335 Aug 14 $10.99
50 Scariest Movies Fall 2014 100 Years of Horror Classics $9.99
Model Behavior Magazine #1 $25.00
Nostalgia Digest Fall 14 $4.50
Sugar and Rice #02 $15.00
Amass #52 $4.95
International Socialist Review #94 Fall 14 $10.00
Tattoo Society #45 $7.99

Lit Journals & Chap Books
N Plus 1 #20 Fall 14 $14.95
Overtime Hour 33 Life In the Dungeaon by Johnny Townsend $2.00
Feathertale Review #13 $12.00
White Review #11 $20.00
Granta #128 Sum 14 American Wild $16.99

Other Stuff
2015 Moleskine planners of different sizes and layouts.
More Field Notes, including the “Arts & Sciences” and “Cold Horizon” editions.
The Witches Almanac #34 Spr 15 to Spr 16 $12.95

Quimby’s Welcomes Patrick Kyle, Simon Hanselmann, Michael DeForge 10/2

7:00 pm

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On Distance Mover by Patrick Kyle
Mr. Earth can move incredible distances in his improbable Distance Mover, a wondrous vehicle that reflects the fantastic world it traverses. He, and his young art-star protégée Mendel, explore culture-rich crystalline cities, challenge the mighty Council of the Misters, try to overcome the all-conquering Ooze, and much more! Distance Mover is a wonderful melange of genre and art. A high/low mixture that can be enjoyed as a straightforward adventure serial in the vein of Doctor Who or Flash Gordon, but it can also be enjoyed for its cutting edge art and cartooning. Kyle’s cartooning and mark making recalls fine art traditions and skillfully delineates the alien worlds of Distance Mover. His amorphous and panel-less pages perfectly portray the cosmic worlds explored. Originally self-published and hand printed by Kyle, Distance Mover is known for its daring and inventive use of color. This is continued in the collected version, which utilizes limited spot coloring, gilding and a unique paper stock. Kyle’s humorous and surreal sci-fi serial crosses artistic and genre boundaries. He reconfigures familiar tropes and images into a work that is perfect for genre enthusiasts, art lovers, and comic fans looking for something completely new.

PATRICK KYLE lives and works in Toronto, Canada. He is the co- founder and editor of Wowee Zonk, a contemporary comic book anthology featuring up-and-coming international artists. He has been previously nominated for Doug Wright and Ignatz awards for his self- published comic book series Black Mass and Distance Mover.

“Pure comics, heartbreakingly swift in its speed and span. Distance Mover is heady and hilarious, high and low, a tightly wound breakneck- paced science fiction epic, full of calamity and beauty. Quite literally this book will bend and blend your mind with time and space. Read it, and move great distances.” — Jordan Crane, author of Uptight and The Clouds Above


On Lose #6 by Michael DeForge
Lose #6 is the latest installment in Michael DeForge’s one-person short story anthology series. Praised by Publishers Weekly as “one of his generation’s most admired cartoonists,” Michael DeForge is the vanguard of a new wave of alternative cartoonists, and Lose is his signature series. Lose is DeForge’s place to experiment with a variety of comics of various lengths and style, from three-panel gag strips to longer narratives. Lose has been the preeminent showcase for DeForge’s uncanny ability to show the creepy side of cute, and the manic side of the mundane. DeForge pries back the veneer of the everyday to reveal the half-formed and fantastic lying just beneath the surface. DeForge is a storyboard artist and prop designer for the mega-hit Cartoon Network program Adventure Time. One can see hints of that show’s house style filtered through the Lynchian landscapes and otherworldly vistas of DeForge’s vision.

MICHAEL DEFORGE currently lives and works in Toronto as a cartoonist, commercial illustrator, and as a designer for the hit Cartoon Network program Adventure Time. His one-person anthology series Lose has received great critical and commercial success, having been nominated for every major comics award including the Ignatz and Eisner Awards.

“Everything and everyone in his [DeForge’s] drawings is dripping, bubbling and developing unsightly growths. He warps and dents the assured, geometrical forms of vintage newspaper strips and new wave-era graphics into oddly adorable horrors; his stories are prone to whiplash formal shifts.” — Douglas Wolk, The New York Times


On Megahex by Simon Hanselmann
Megg is a depressed, drug-addicted witch. Mogg is her black cat. Their friend, Owl, is an anthropomorphized owl. They hang out a lot with Werewolf Jones. This may sound like a pure stoner comedy, but it transcends the genre: these characters struggle unsuccessfully to come to grips with their depression, drug use, sexuality, poverty, lack of work, lack of ambition, and their complex feelings about each other in ways that have made Megg and Mogg sensations on Hanselmann’s Girl Mountain Tumblr. This collection of Hanselmann’s work is sure to be one of the most talked about graphic novels of 2014, featuring all of the “classic” Megg and Mogg episodes from the past five years as well as over 70 pages of all-new material.

“Simon Hanselmann is the real deal, for sure. He captures that stoner stay-at-home life so accurately that I actually find his comics really depressing and thank god I don’t ever have to hang out with anybody like that ever again.” – Daniel Clowes

“It’s the range of these characters’ emotional register, and the beauty of Hanselmann’s renderings of same, that make his work sting and stick. Watching these themes emerge from a funny-animal gag strip with weed jokes is a bit like seeing the Locas saga spring forth from the brow of Jaime Hernandez’s old sci-fi stuff.” – Sean T. Collins

“These are some of the best comics being made in the world right now, I really think so.” – James Kochalka

“Hanselmann’s team of bitchy fuckups possesses such a well-unbalanced chemistry of neurosis, aggression and nonchalance you just can’t turn away. “ – Edie Fake

“One of my favorite cartoonists in the world right now” – Dylan Horrocks