Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz Reads From Dr. Mütter’s Marvels 10/4

Oct
4
7:00 pm

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In Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz’s new book DR. MÜTTER’S MARVELS (Gotham Books), she explores the previously untold told life story of the man with the famous name: a young, handsome and ambitiously brilliant surgeon whose talents in the operating room and lectures halls were unrivaled in his lifetime. The book delves deep into the life of a man who was truly ahead of his time – from Mütter’s early years as an orphan and time spent studying cutting-edge surgery in Paris, to his struggles to establish himself in Philadelphia amidst the outrageous rivalries among his fellow doctors—many of whom publicly mocked Mütter’s philosophies and innovations (including his devotion to pre- and post-operative care, employing anesthesia, and even the sterilization of his tools).

 

Although he only lived for 47 years, Mütter’s impact within medicine is still felt, and his legacy lives on with his enormously popular namesake museum. And now, with DR. MÜTTER’S MARVELS, his strange,inspiring and untold story can finally be shared.

 

“In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing

account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. Aptowicz draws nicely on Mütter’s speeches and lectures to reveal the depth of his empathetic philosophies and humanist approach.” –Kirkus Reviews

 

The work of Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz has been featured in such places as: Bust Magazine, About.com’s Poetry Channel, and the spoken word anthology Word Warriors. Most recently, she has been awarded a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Poetry and the 2013 Amy Clampitt Residency.

 

For more info: http://aptowicz.com

John Porcellino Launches The Hospital Suite 9/27

Sep
27
7:00 pm

porcellino092714Join Quimby’s and John Porcellino on Saturday, September 27th, at 7pm, for the launch of his latest, The Hospital Suite! There will be a presentation with a signing to follow. This event will also feature a screening of Root Hog or Die, a new documentary celebrating 25 years of King-Cat Comics.

The Hospital Suite is a landmark work by the celebrated cartoonist and small-press legend John Porcellino—an autobiographical collection detailing his struggles with illness in the 1990s and early 2000s. One day, John Porcellino suddenly fell ill with extreme stomach pain. After a gruelling abdominal surgery, he quickly recovered–briefly–and then spent the next several years experiencing various surprise illnesses, both physical and mental. First a rash of environmental intolerances left Porcellino black-eyed, cadaverous, and dizzy. Then his mild obsessive-compulsive tendencies became full-blown. With three overlapping narratives, The Hospital Suite recounts one man’s battle for health–Porcellino loses jobs, marriages, and faith but never loses his desire to live and create.

John Porcellino is the author of the iconic zine King-Cat and the graphic novel Perfect Example. His comics are lauded for their quiet, clear-eyed contemplation of every-day life. The Hospital Suite is a testimony to Porcellino’s subtle gift for transforming his struggles–this time with the medical system and its consequences for his mental health–into art that is universal and engaging.

Learn more about the documentary here.

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New Stuff This Week

luckypeach12Lucky Peach #12 The Seashore $12.00 – Description as per the mag itself: It is all about food from littoral realms—the spaces where land meets sea. We dive for abalone and gather seaweed off the California coast; we harvest honey in the Bangladeshi Sundarbans; we go behind the scenes at a shrimp farm in Indonesia, and spend a Sunday at the cockle sheds in Leigh-on-Sea. We learn lots about edible sea beasts, from clams to hagfish to sea squirts. Anthony Bourdain takes us on a stroll down a beach town’s memory lane; Robert Sietsema samples practically all the clams on Long Island; Stuart Dybek catches himself a perfect breakfast in the Florida keys. We share recipes from Vietnam and Portugal and the Oregon coast—we aren’t shellfish. Also in this issue: a special, detachable sixteen-page BEACH READS comic book to take on your seaside jaunts, featuring Jason Jägel, Tony Millionaire, and more. It’s summertime and the reading is easy.

Zines
Feelings by Robin Hustle & Daniel Luedtke $15.00
In Your Face by Cacia Zoo $6.00
Super Trooper #9 by Angela Roberts $3.00
Fortresses  by Natalie Walser $6.00
Weegee Halloween (Credit Photo By The Famous) by Rick Majewski $7.00
Northern Renewal #1 $5.00
Blue Velvis #1 A Story with Pictures by Theresa Williams (Easy Street Publications) $12.00
The Match #113 Sum 14 $3.00

Comics & Minis
Study Group Magazine #2 Sum 13 by Zack Soto and Milo George $12.00
Kingdom Order Part 2 by Reid Psaltis $8.00
Hopeless Romantic by Krystal DiFronzo $4.00
31 Cups of Coffee by Waldo $1.40
Summers Love Letter  by Ariel Chan $3.00
Woke Up Lik This by Noel Freibert $1.00
Creeps #4.5 $10.00

Graphic Novel & Trade Paperbacks
Megahex, Complete Seasons One Through Three by Simon Hanselmann (Fantagraphics) $29.99
Tales Designed to Thrizzle vol 1 trade paperback by Michael Kupperman (Fantagraphics) $22.99
Batman Incorporated vol 2 Gotham’s Most Wanted trade paperback by Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham $16.99

Art & Design
101 Best Film Noir Posters, From the 1940 s Through the 1950s by Mark Fertig (Fantagraphics) $35.00
Midnight Fantasy by Dabs Myla (Zero+Pubishing) $55.00 – Jeremy Tinder-esque cartoony street art from this art collective.
Blurring Boundaries, Extending the Limits Of Graffiti by Hendrick Beikirch, or ECB (Gingko Press) $39.95
Adventure Painter by Anthony Lister (Gingko) $35.00

Fiction
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami (Knopf) $25.95
Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon (Penguin) $17.00 – Now in soft cover.

Essays
Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser (Penguin) $18.00

Kids & YA Books
Sisters by Raina Telgemeier $10.99
Jack and the Box: A Toon Book by Art Spiegelman (Toon Books) $4.99
Shark King by R. Kikuo Johnson (Toon Books) $4.99
Crow Feels Like a Pillow by 826CHI $5.00

Magazines
Coven Magazine #2 Sum 14 $13.00
Wax Poetics #59 $11.99
Monocle Mediterraneo #9 Special Edition $8.00

Chap Books
Cut Glove by Julia Rothblatt $2.00
Bone Bank by Waldo $1.40

Other Stuff
Chillin’ With My Gnomies Mug $12.00
Captain Awesome Mug $12.00
Hipsterpotamus Pen $3.00

CHIPRC’s Zine Zine Club Returns!

Sep
10
7:00 pm

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CHIPRC’s zine book club is back Wed, September 10th, 8pm. The club will be reading Kerri Radley’s Deafula #7 and Brianna Dearest’s Motor City Kitty #23 available at Quimby’s and through Stranger Danger Zine Distro. Also bring in a zine you’ve been reading too. There’s room to discuss them all! There is a suggested $3 donation. All ages.

For more info visit:
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quimbys.com
chiprc.org

Please note: This is not at Quimby’s. It is at The Chicago Independent Publishing Resource Center at 858 N. Ashland.

Wed, Sep 10th, 7pm

New Stuff This Week

Zines
Second to None Queer and Trans Chicago Voices 2014 by H. Melt & Friends $8.00
Tazewell’s Favorite Eccentric #16 Saying Goodbye by Sarah $2.00
Practical Guide to Fighting Monsters Winning Against the Enemies Of Your Heart and Head by Sarah $2.00
Pizzadelphia OCD and the DOC Pizza Tour Split $2.00
Laid – Stuff I Wish I’d Known About Sex Before I Started Having It $1.00
Otherly Love -A Philly Feminist Zine Fest Compzine by The Philly Feminist Zine Fest Crew $3.00
Photobooth Facebook  by Shaina Hoffman $2.00

Comics & Minis
Bear Bird and Stag Were Arguing in the Forest Other Stories by Madeleine Flores (Retrofit) $6.00
Wicked Chicken Queen by Sam Alden (Retrofit) $5.00
Number 1 by Box Brown (Retrofit) $6.00
Extazine #1 & #3 $6.00 each

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Hip Hop Family Tree vol 2 by Ed Piskor (Fantagraphics) $27.99
Theth Retrofit Giant Size Annual 2014 by Josh Bayer (Retrofit) $10.00
Moonhead and the Music Machine  by Andrew Rae (Nobrow) $24.95
Preacher Book Five TPB  by Garth Ennis $19.99
Scott Pilgrim Book Five Color Edition Scott Pilgrim Vs the Universe by Bryan Lee O’Malley $24.99
Invisibles Book 2 Deluxe Hard Cover Edition by Grant Morrison $29.99
People Inside by Ray Fawkes $24.99

Politics & Revolution
The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China’s Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem by Ethan Gutmann (Prometheus) $25.95

Magazines
Murder Most Foul #93 $9.99
True Crime Aug 14 $8.99
Bizarre #217 Aug 14 $10.50
Rolla Coaster #12 Sum 14 $8.50
Huck #45 $14.99 – Curtaed by Ed Templeton.
Mojo #249 Aug 14 $9.99
Wire Aug 14 #366 $9.99
Bend Over Magazine #8 Spr Sum 14: Feminism Sexuality and Queer Art $12.00 – This may be the final issue of Bend Over Magazine, but don’t mourn its passing, celebrate it, by picking it up and celebrating feminism, sexuality and queer art. Interviews with Planningtorock, Milena Chernyavskaya, Amos Mac, Sophia Wallace, and Peaches! Plus a compendium of tactics on acheiving an orgasm. -NB
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Lit Journals & Chap Books
Pertunia by Natalie Morrison $10.00
NA Literary Magazine vol 1 #7 Spr 14 $4.00

Kids Books
Animals In Peril Stories  by Ryan Kenealy (Curbside Splendor) $12.00