Monthly Archive for July, 2017

New Stuff This Week

So What If It’s True from the Notebooks of Lorri Jackson (Thrice Publishing) $10.95

*ZINES*

PWF Pro Wrestling Feelings #5 by Ed Blair $5.00 – A fanzine devoted to articulating and unpacking the emotional resonance of the greatest sport of all time.

Drome #1 Win 16 $15.00

Lady holistic healing zines:
Queen Anne’s Lace as Herbal Fertility Management $6.00
Holistic Healing After a Miscarriage by Samantha Zipporah and Molly Dutton-Kenny $9.00
Holistic Healing after Abortion $9.00

Sick Muse #8 Jul 17 by Noah Jones $5.00

At Work with Thomas Kong by Dan Miller with Illustrations by Ruby T (Half Letter Press/Temporary Services/Self-Reliance Library) $8.00 – Visual display, documentation and writing about back room of a food stuff in Chicago that houses the many projects of collaborative artists. Collages of business cards, shopping baskets and more!

*COMICS & MINIS*

Mutations #3 by Elsa Trash $5.00

Trick by Burn Bjoern $2.00

In This by Marie Vermont $5.00

Hang On by Perk Up $5.00

Nachste Seite by Max Freuno (Soybot) $4.00

Frankie Comics #4 by Rachel Dukes $3.00

*GRAPHIC NOVELS*

Upgrade Soul #3 by Ezra Claytan Daniels $15.00

Sharkman vol 1 Sharkman Vs the Illuminati by Leo Mancini $14.00

*ESSAYS*

Cursed in Cairo by Chris Clavin $13.00

*SEXXXY*

Re Marks Remarks by Dutes Miller $8.00

*MAGAZINES*

Lula #24 Sum Fall 17 Girl of My Dreams $18.99

Mojo #285 Aug 17 Jimi Hendrix $10.99

Offscreen #17 The Human Side of Technology $20.00

True Crime Detective Monthly Jul 17 $9.99

*POETRY & CHAP BOOKS*

Gold Leafing by Hannah Aenene $10.00

Sea Shells Soulful Journeys by Archita Buch $10.00

Omen Amen by Morgan Eldridge (Monster House Press) $12.00

Golden Wedding Whiskey by Suzanna Zak $15.00

Quimby’s Welcomes Four Midwest Authors: Berg, Fouts, Krecklow, & Tanzer 8/25

Aug
25
7:00 pm


Four Midwest Authors to Read From Their Most Recent Work at Quimby’s 8/25:
Berg, Fouts, Krecklow, & Tanzer Converge in Chicago

In Lee L. Krecklow’s debut novel The Expanse Between when former writer and social recluse Thomas Stone witnesses through his window a violent fight between his neighbor and her boyfriend, the scene ignites memories that, years earlier, inspired his only celebrated novel.

With Seth Berg’s Aviary, written with Bradford Wolfenden II, two poets enter, one voice exits. Collaborative poetry is a conversation and when it’s done right it feels both unique to the individual poets and a comfortable fit with their solo work.

From Ben Tanzer comes a memoir about one of life’s true complexities: being cool. Written in touching vignettes, like snapshots of history, Tanzer eloquently illuminates his past with humor and resolve. Be Cool is a confession to a generation of readers, done so with acute precision and utmost trust.

Seth Berg is a hatchet-wielding forest-dweller who digs tasty hallucinatory literature. His second book, Aviary, was released by Civil Coping Mechanisms in January of 2017.

Tasha Fouts poems have appeared in Salt Hill, Bateau, and Birds Piled Loosely. She currently co-hosts the Soundcloud podcast Adventures in Television.

Lee L. Krecklow is the author of The Expanse Between (Winter Goose Publishing, 2017). He won the 2016 storySouth Million Writers Award for his story The Son of Summer and Eli.

Ben Tanzer is the author of the newly released book Be Cool – a memoir (sort of), among others. He also oversees the lifestyle empire This Blog Will Change Your Life.

Here’s the Facebook invite for this event!

Fri, Aug 25th 7pm – Free Event

New Stuff This Week

Infernal Grotesque: Classical Paintings Of Hell, Demons, Witchcraft & Death by Gianfranco Sodoma (Deicide Press) $34.95 – From the Illuminated Masters series that collects images from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, steeped in beautiful horror, swirling with bizarre and hallucinatory nightmare. These images from 1400-1700 feature landscapes of Hell populated by demons, twisted monsters and the bloody tortures of the damned; saints tormented by infernal visions of devils, sin and the corruption of the flesh; witches’ sabbats of baby-eating, corpse resurrection and bestial fornication; and, finally, grim evocations of death, scattered with skulls, as a warning against earthly avarice and pride.

*ZINES*

Library Excavations #6 Notice to the Trade $6.00

East Village Inky #58 Harlem by Ayun Halliday $3.00

Kaleidoscope of Flies #1 $10.00

Momlove by Matan Oren $8.00

Purple Myrtle Squeegy, various issues, $1.50 each

Absurdly Yours #3 $1.00

Urban Guerrilla #19 $10.00

Razorblades and Aspirin #1 $8.00

*COMICS & MINIS*

Comics by Rachel Bard $5.00 each: Burning Out, Changelings

Sweaty vol 2 by Caroline Cash $12.00 – The second collection of hilarious short comics from local favorite Caroline Cash. Come for the examination of shoujo manga tropes, stay for the hilarious misuse of Hulu’s one-month free trial policy (a helpful takeaway!). Also features cool exploded anatomical renderings and creepy-cute corgis. -Lane

Comics by Conor Stechschulte: Fence $5.00, Tintering $8.00

*GRAPHIC NOVELS*

Heretics!: The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy by Steven & Ben Nadler (Princeton University Press) $22.95 – Delightful intro to 16th-century philosophy by local father-son duo!

Architecture of an Atom by Juliacks (2dcloud) $44.95

Demon vol 3 by Jason Shiga $19.99 – The continuing adventures of Jimmy Yee, who finds immortality is dull.

Black Science TPB vol 6 Forbidden Realms and Hidden Truths by Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera $16.99

*ART & DESIGN BOOKS*

Feeling is Mutual by Rebecca Memoli $15.00

*FICTION*

The Empty Ones: A Novel by Robert Brockway $14.99 – In The Vicious Circuit series about mysterious angel-like creatures and cult activity.

*OUTER LIMITS*

Ancient Alien Ancestors: Advanced Technologies That Terraformed Our World by Will Hart $20.00 – Explores evidence for the theory of directed panspermia–that life on Earth and the landscape of Earth itself was engineered by extraterrestrials.

The Noble English Art of Self-Defence by Ned Donnelly (Pushkin Press) $9.95 – From The London Library series that reprints hilarious older books with outdated preposterousness. This one: 19th century boxing instructor with charming illustrations of a slightly paunchy boxer.

*MAGAZINES*

Bust #106 Aug Sep 17 Gina Rodriguez $6.99

Offscreen #17 The Human Side of Technology $20.00

Make vol 58 Aug Sep 17 The Community Issue $12.95

Fortean Times #355 Jul 17 $12.50

Fader #110 July Aug 17 Summer Music Issue $6.99

*CHAP BOOKS*

Golden Wedding Whiskey by Suzanna Zak $15.00

I Miss You With All 8000 Nerves of my Clitoris by Kay Kron $3.00

Off-site! Humboldt Park Mini-Com

Aug
12
10:00 am

 

And Quimby’s will be tabling!

Come one come all to the Humboldt Park Mini-Con! This all-day event will feature tables, lectures, workshops, crafts, games, story times, screenings, and so much more, all about your favorite comics, shows, movies, and fandoms. Come dressed up as your favorite character, and be prepared to have fun!

Featuring:

Anne Elizabeth Moore
Corinne Mucha
Brown and Proud Press
Zach Lehner
Quimby’s Bookstore
Challengers Comics
LMC Chicago
Oliv Roe
Patrick Cheng

and more!

Note: It’s at the Humboldt Park Library, NOT Quimby’s. The Humboldt Park Library is located at: 1605 N Troy St, Chicago, Illinois 60647.

Here’s the Facebook invite for the event!

New Stuff This Week

Songy of Paradise by Gary Panter (Fantagraphics) $34.99 – An inspired interpretation of John Milton’s retelling of the story of Jesus being tempted by Satan after being baptized by John the Baptist and fasting for forty days and nights in the Judaean Desert. Panter’s version doesn’t rely on Milton’s words, but faithfully follows the structure of Milton’s Paradise Regained, with one notable exception: Jesus has been replaced by a hillbilly, Songy, who is on a vision quest before being tempted by a chimeric Satan figure.

*ZINES*

My Aim Is True #12 by Carrie $2.00

Running Ivy #1 Day Shrooming $13.00 $13.00

Mitsu Zine #1 $10.00

Preoccupied With the History Department #1 PWTHD

*COMICS & MINIS*

Elsewhere #2 by Lindsay Mathers $5.00

Pods by Julia Gootzeit $5.00

Middle Planet #1 $5.00

(No) Pain: A Guide to Injury Prevention For Cartoonists by Kriota Willberg $7.00

*GRAPHIC NOVELS*

Palookaville #23 Keeps the Heat Away by Seth $22.95 – The conclusion of Clyde Fans, the iconic cartoonist’s most famous storyline.

Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home by Nicole J. Georges $17.95

The Airship Adventures of Little Nemo by Winsor McCay (Taschen) $15.00 – Gathers all of Little Nemo’s colorful airship adventures in Slumberland, totaling 69 installments, first published between January 1910 and April 1911.

Shit and Piss by Tyler Landry (Retrofit) $10.00

Adventure Time Original Graphic Novel vol 10: The Ooorient Express $14.99

*ART & DESIGN*

Femina and Fauna by Camilla D’Errico (Dark Horse) $24.99 – Improved and updated 2nd edition, showcasing the captivating artwork of superstar artist Camilla d’Errico, whose singular passion and extraordinary creative talents have taken her career into the heights of such diverse realms as comic book and manga art, pop surrealist painting, fashion, toy design, video games, feature films, and more!

From the Platform 2: More NYC Subway Graffiti, 1983–1989 by Paul & Kenny Cavalieri (Schiffer) $34.99

*POLITICS & REVOLUTION*

Regretting Motherhood: A Study by Orna Donath (North Atlantic Books) $15.95 – Women who opt not to be mothers are frequently warned that they will regret their decision later in life, yet we rarely talk about the possibility that the opposite might also be true—that women who have children might regret it. Drawing on years of research interviewing women from a variety of socioeconomic, educational, and professional backgrounds, sociologist Orna Donath treats regret as a feminist issue: as regret marks the road not taken, we need to consider whether alternative paths for women currently are blocked off. She asks that we pay attention to what is forbidden by rules governing motherhood, time, and emotion, including the cultural assumption that motherhood is a “natural” role for women—for the sake of all women, not just those who regret becoming mothers.

Look for Me in the Whirlwind: From the Panther 21 to 21st-Century Revolutions, Edited by Matt Meyer & déqui kioni-sadiki (PM Press) $26.95 – In 1969 the FBI and New York Police Department rounded up the Black Panther 21 in order to disrupt and destroy the organization that was attracting young people around the world interested in Black liberation. Involving charges of conspiracy to commit violent acts, the Panther 21 trial revealed the illegal government activities which led to exile, imprisonment on false charges, and assassination of Black liberation leaders. Solidarity for the 21 also extended well beyond “movement” circles and included mainstream publication of this, their collective autobiography, which is reprinted here for the first time.

Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment by Angela J. Davis $27.95

Rad American Women A-Z Postcards by by Kate Schatz & Miriam Klein Stahl $12.99

*FICTION*

The Forensic Records Society by Magnus Mills $26.00 – Two vinyl geeks create a weekly society for the appreciation of records at their local pub. It rises! It schisms! It gets surreal!

My Best Friend’s Exorcism: A Novel by Grady Hendrix $14.99 – Unholy supernatural thriller hybrid of Beaches and The Exorcist with angst, horror & 80s pop songs.

*ESSAYS*

Ars Botanica by Tim Taranto (Curbside Splendor) $14.95 – Hybrid memoir-poetry-illustration examinations of the ways in which various cultures and religions carry grief, written as letters to his unborn child.

*MUSIC & FILM BOOKS*

Freedom, Rhythm & Sound: Revolutionary Jazz Original Cover Art 1965–83, Edited by Gilles Peterson, Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Publications) $34.95

Once Upon a Time in Shaolin: The Untold Story of Wu-Tang Clan’s Million-Dollar Secret Album, the Devaluation of Music, and America’s New Public Enemy No. 1 by Cyrus Bozorgmehr $26.99

Revenge of the Nerd by Curtis Armstrong $26.99 – I’m no dummy. I’ve been in high school for six years, and I say that you should read this memoir from the guy who played Booger.

*MAGAZINES*

Juxtapoz #199 Aug 17 $6.99

Tape Op #120 Jul Aug 17 $4.95

Tom Tom Magazine #30 Nepotism $10.00

2600 the Hacker Quarterly vol 34 #2 Sum 17 $6.95

Uppercase #34 A Magazine for the Creative and Curious $18.00

Dissent Sum 17 $12.00

Record Collector #467 $11.50

Atlantis Rising Special Collectors Edition Fall Win 17 $9.99

True Crime Summer Special 17 $12.99

Horror Hound #66 Jul Aug 17 $6.99

Witches and Pagans #34 $6.95

Victory Journal #13 $16.00

Fate #731 $5.95

Rethinking Schools vol 31 #4 Sum 17 $5.95

The Monthly Review vol 69 #3 Jun 17 Revolution and Counterrevolution 1917-2017 $14.00

*LIT JOURNALS*

The First Line vol 19 #2 Sum 17 $4.00

After Hours #34 $10.00