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As a part of the Chicago Transit Authority’s $494 million Your New Blue project, the California and Damen Blue Line stations will be temporary closed this autumn to complete major renovation work. From September 4 to October 16, the California station will be closed and the Damen station will be closed from October 20 until December 22. That’s the blue line stop closest to Quimby’s. The Western stop, which received a complete overhaul fifteen years ago, will remain open during the station improvements. Both the California and Damen stations were originally opened in 1895 and will receive both exterior and interior facelifts that will include new LED lighting, repairs to the floors and stairs, new bike racks and new artwork. In addition to the station improvements, the CTA believes that the upgrades will help alleviate congestion and improve overall service. During the California and Damen closures, the CTA will not offer free shuttle service like it did during the more recent weekend closures the Sun-Times is reporting. However, the CTA will run more buses along the #56 Milwaukee Ave. line during rush hour periods.
·California, Damen Blue Line stations to close for rehab [Sun-Times]
·Station, Track & Infrastructure Improvements [CTA]
Need to take public trans to Quimby’s? You can take the North Ave #72 bus that gets off at Wolcott and we’re right there!
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
The First Line vol 16 #3 $3.00
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
Root Hog or Die DVD a Film About John Porcellino and King-Cat Comics, directed by Dan Stafford $15.00
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.