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

Oct
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

Speculative Relationships poster

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:

speculativerelationships.tumblr.com

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

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.

Zines

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
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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
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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.

Fiction
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.

Essays
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

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