In the Big Apple? See Jenna Citrus Release Party at Quimby’s Bookstore NYC 4/8

Quimby’s Bookstore NYC is at 536 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, (718) 384-1215. @quimbysnyc

Jenna Citrus is traveling to Quimby’s in Brooklyn, New York to release two new books: The Hand Painting Series and An Opened Book End on Sat, April 8th at 2pm.

According to the artist:

“The Hand Painting Series showcases a selection of the best images from my hand paintings. I worked with a variety of individuals to create three finished pieces: a photograph of their hand, a completed 11×14 canvas painting, then a digitally created pattern for use on clothing or other surface design pieces. These images are exhibited in this full color book with over 40 images from the series.”

An Opened Book End weaves a fabric of dreamlike streams into fragmented realities. Pursuing memories from the past and turning experience into verse, Jenna Citrus recounts her years from 15 to 22. Allusive references are made to relationships, trust, heartbreak, family, technology, women, art, culture, creativity, society, inner being, sexuality, and culture’s influence on current existence through internal thought and reflection.

Jenna Citrus has always been a hands-on type of painter. When she first started creating her painted designs in 2007, she rarely used brushes. Instead she used her fingers, palms, and sometimes pallet knives. As her work progressed, she found herself pulled toward splattering paint from the paint that pooled in the palm of her hands, creating mixes of colors that were pure and bold. Citrus has worked in a variety of media including graphic art, photography, and portraiture. Jenna wanted to find a way to incorporate the process of how the hands could sometimes be more of a masterpiece than the canvas they were working on. She created a series of images utilizing hands as her canvas. From the age of 10, Jenna enjoyed writing short stories, around 14 her interests shifted to poetry and painting, in a few years she added photography to her craft. She graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in 2015 then was awarded the Efroymson Bridge Year Fellowship in 2016. She is currently working as a full time creator.

To see a preview of the books, check out her Kickstarter.

Here’s the link for the Facebook invite for this event!

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New Stuff This Week

2016 Dollhouse Gig Posters (Starshaped Press) $85.00 – Tiny gig posters for dollhouses! The idea stems from Starshaped Press wanting to create tiny works of art from the smallest pieces in their metal type collection as well as their longtime passion for music. Operating like an old school record club, subscribers received a new 2×3″ poster each month for a year featuring a different musical style (12 in all). Here’s the reel-shaped box which houses all of the posters.
But wait… there’s more! It includes a flexi disk from John and Mark of The Coctails, temp tatts from Dan Grzeca, and a retro futuristic letterpress print from P22 Analog!

New stuff this week. #newstuff #quimbys #quimbysbookstorechicago #books

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Brick Through the Window: An Oral History of Punk Rock New Wave and Noise in Milwaukee 1964-1984 by Steve Nodine, Eric Beaumont, Clancy Carroll, & Dave Luhrssen $20.00. Other Russias by Victoria Lomasko (N+1) $20.00 – A fixture at Moscow’s protests and political trials, Lomasko illuminates the inequality and injustice at the heart of contemporary Russian society and gives voice to Russia’s many voiceless citizens. Not content to remain in the capital, she travels the country, visiting schools in dying villages; interviewing sex workers in foundering industrial towns; teaching children at juvenile prisons to draw, all while drawing their stories. Eartha by Cathy Malkasian (Fantagraphics) $29.99


Light Is a Better God #7 & #8 by Alex Norelli $10.00 each

House of Nicoletti by Franziska Andonopoulos and Michael Morrill $12.00


Death In Oaxaca #3 Sex and Death in Oaxaca by Steve Lafler $4.99

Tan N Loose Press stuff:
We Are the Cosmos by Gabriel Alcala $10.00
Happy by Jeffrey Cheung $15.00
Fruit Hoops by Leesh Adamerovich $10.00
Vignettes by Clay Hickson $8.00
These Are the Ways in Which I Have Tried to Tell You by Nathaniel Russell $10.00
Lozlifstyle by Lawrence Slater $10.00
Los Angeles Drawings by Liana Jegers $10.00

Chaos Theory by JJ McLuckie $17.00


American Junkie by Tom Hansen (Soft Skull) $16.95 – Should be subtitled Selling Drugs in Seattle. “Heavy like the dark stuff itself.” – Mark Lanegan, Screaming Trees.

The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture by Glen Weldon $17.00


Mrs. Houdini: A Novel by Victoria Kelly $16.00


Collecting Ourselves: A Cooperative Entrepreneurship Curriculum $20.00


Tape Op #118 Mar Apr 17 $4.95

RFD #169 Spr 17 Mark Thompson $9.95

Make vol 56 Apr May 17 Don’t Try This At Home $9.99

Shots #135 $7.25


A People’s History of Chicago by Kevin Coval (Haymarket) $17.00 – Seventy-seven poems (for the city’s seventy-seven neighborhoods) honoring the everyday lives and enduring resistance of the city’s workers, poor people, and people of color, whose cultural and political revolutions continue to shape the social landscape.

Midwestern Gothic #24 Win 17 $12.00


For Your Eyes Only #1 $15.00

New Stuff This Week

Feminist Advice From the City of Big Shoulders. Yessssss. #quimbysbookstorechicago #quimbys #chicago #feminist

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Feminist Advice From the City of Broad Shoulders ed. by Jessica Caponigro $20.00 – A collection of essays from Chicago that address feminism and equality. With Essays from Meredith Adams-Smart, Soheila Azadi, Charlene Carruthers, Jessica Caponigro, Leslie Deckard, Sarah Frier, Chiara Galimberti, Scott Hunter, Tanuja Jagernauth, Sharlene King, Stephanie Graham and Maya Mackrandilal, Jennifer Reeder, Jes Skolnik, Vanessa Sheridan, Sydney Stoudmire, Christen Thomas, Benita Ulisano, and Latham Zearfross.


KerBloom #124 Jan Feb 17 by Artnoose $2.00

Double Exposures Womens March $2.00

I Think There Is a Human City Growing In My Stomach by Duncan Figurski $2.50

Good Days Gone Cold Days by Sarah LaPonte and Helen Jones $12.00

Incandescent #10 & #11 A Color Film Zine $14.00 each

Happy Tapir #2 A Summer of Five Almost Deaths by Johnny Masiulewicz $3.00


Too Much Fun Too by Logan Kruidenier $10.00 – Thanks to everybody that came out for this raucous event!

Thanks, Logan Kruidenier, for a freaky time! #quimbys #quimbysbookstorechicago #logankruidenier #toomuchfun

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Comics by Inechi Ines Estrada Gatosaurio:
Southwest Roadtrip $6.00
Alienation #2 & #3 $10.00 each

Fae Archaic #5 To My Dear Lucifene by Kurt Burdick $4.00

Wait It Gets Worse #1 & #2 by Gideon Kendall and Doug Latino $5.00 each

Laskimooses #34 Sytykkeiden Kokoaminen $7.00

Goddamn Motherfuckers by Hans Nissen $3.00

Well #2 by Martin Kralovec $2.00


Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero by Micheal Deforge (D&Q) $21.95 – Sticks has escaped her heritage for the refuge of the woods and through her story, DeForge delivers another deeply humane work, one that subtly questions the integrity of the political state and contemporary journalism, all while investigating our relationship to the natural world. Don’t miss Michael DeForge here on 3/25 with Sadie Dupuis to celebrate the release of this graphic novel with a celebratory lo-fi comics night!

Terms and Conditions by R. Sikoryak (D&Q) $14.99 – I-Tunes terms and conditions but as comics parodies. Started as a mini and is now a book. Each page features an avatar of Apple cofounder and legendary visionary Steve Jobs juxtaposed with a different classic strip such as Mort Walker’s Beatle Bailey, or a contemporary graphic novel such as Craig Thompson’s Blankets or Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis. Totally unauthorized. Totally hilarious.

Impatience by Inechi Ines Estrada $24.00

California Dreamin’: Cass Elliot Before the Mamas and the Papas by Pénélope Bagieu $24.99


Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? by Thomas Frank $17.00 – From founding editor of The Baffler, about how the American Democratic Party has changed to support elitism in the form of a professional class instead of the working class.

Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era by Daniel Levitin $16.00


Chicago: A Novel by Brian Doyle $16.00

Hourglass Factory: A Novel by Lucy Ribchester (Pegasus Books) $15.95 – Tomboy Frankie George is sent to interview trapeze artist Ebony Diamond, who disappears. Frankie is drawn into a world of tricks, society columnists, corset fetishists, suffragettes and circus freaks. How did Ebony vanish, who was she afraid of, and what goes on behind the doors of the mysterious Hourglass Factory?


The Chaos Protocols: Magical Techniques for Navigating the New Economic Reality by Gordon White $17.99 – The years since the financial crash have seen the realization dawn that the great promise of modern civilization will go unfulfilled. From sigil magic to working with spiritual allies, The Chaos Protocols helps you act on the unwavering belief that your life should matter and you’re not going to let something as trifling as the apocalypse get in the way of it.

Spiritual Alchemy: Scrying, Spirit Communication, and Alchemical Wisdom by Donald Tyson and Jenny Tyson $19.99


All Strangers Are Kin: Adventures in Arabic and the Arab World by Zora O’Neill $25.00


Food Fights & Culture Wars: A Secret History of Taste by Tom Nealo $30.00 – Revolution! Gluttony! Cannibalism! The gloriously illustrated (120 full color illustrations, many from the collection of the British Library) history of food, including mythical origin stories, unusual recipes and more!

Iconic Chicago Dishes, Drinks and Desserts by Amy Bizzarri (History Press) $21.99


VMan #37 Spr Sum 17 $6.95

Monocle #101 Mar 17 10th Anniversary Special $12.00

Wire #397 March 17 Aine O’Dwyer $10.99


Sheriff Nottingham’s Holiday Herald #9 vol 3 #1 Fat Tuesday $10.00


Gatosaurio & friends stickers! by Ines Estrada, Heather Benjamin, Wakana Yamazaki, Koyamori, Simon Hanselmann & more $9.00 each – New and restocks! And did we mention we got some patches too? $6.00 each.

RIP Underground Comics Legend Jay Lynch

Quimby’s gives best wishes to the survivors, fans, friends and family of underground comics legend Jay Lynch, who passed away at age 72. His legacy includes such titles as Bijou Funnies, Nard ‘n’ Pat, Phoebe & the Pigeon People, Arcade, as well as illustration for Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kids, but he also did illustrations for The Realist, as he reminisced about in the zine we published about Quimby’s (Ever Evolving Bastion of Freakdom: A Quimby’s Bookstore History In Words and Pictures):

“Paul Krassner, who founded The Realist in 1958, was doing a book signing in the store. I stopped by to say hello, since I did many a cartoon for The Realist in the early 60s. I saw Paul staring in awe at the shelves stacked with every “alternative” publication that exists. All of these zines in one place isn’t something that you see every day-and Krassner was nonplussed at the sight. “What have we begat?” he said to me in a concerned tone.”

Jay’s presence at signings at Quimby’s, as well as his contribution to the world of underground comics and his legacy as contributor to the origins of the store will be missed.

New Stuff This Week

S #27 Baltic Comics Magazine Jan 17 (kus) $12.00. Also, issues of Mini Kus $5.00: #47 Sutrama by Daniel Lima, #48 by Olive Booger, #49 Call Of Cthulhu by Martin Lacko and H.P. Lovecraft, #50 by Mathilde Van GheluweBrume by Amanda Baeza $18.00


New Territory #4 Coexisting by Tina Casagrand $15.00

How to Quantum Leap $5.00

Surviving: Getting Through the Shit Life Throws at You by Faith G. Harper $3.00

Great and Terrible Golden Age #3 Movies of the 1930s by Emily Alden Foster $5.00

Why I Got My Breast Reduction $3.00

Okay Fine, Here’s What To Do Zine: A Guide for Post 2016 Election $2.00

Black Lives Matter: A Guide for White People Who Want to Help Dismantle White Supremacy by Spiderweb Salon $2.00

Fight Normalization $2.00

Heavy Whisper #2 by Corinne Halbert $5.00 – Illustrated vintage erotica, the second installment of Halbert’s bondage drawing zine.

Composite Internet Boyfriend by Jaime Raybin $5.00

Indestructible: Growing Up Queer, Cuban, and Punk in Miami by Cristy C. Road $9.95 – Back in print!

How To Recognize Voter Suppression by Bronwyn Mauldin $7.00

Homeworld #2 by Elora Powell $1.00


Warpwish Comix #1 Very Special Inaugural Issue by Nathan Ward $5.00 – Filled to the brim with deep-space and earth-based tales of gummy-terraforming, dog-stabbing, wormhole-diving, hair-follicle-lumberjacking, junkyard-tresspassing, amateur-radio-violating, smegma-rioting, and much much more.

All Time Comics Crime Destroyer #1 by Josh Bayer, Benjamin Marra and Herb Trimpe (Fantagraphics) $4.99 – Blind Justice! Bullwhip! Crime Destroyer! Each issue of ALL TIME COMICS features a mash up of new cartoonists and classic comic book creators collaborating with writer Josh Bayer to unleash superhero stories that no other publisher would dare to publish.


Simply Samuel by Tommi Musturi (Fantagraphics) $24.99 – Next adventure of Samuel, a pale ghost-like character who wanders through a colorful world from this Finnish artist and co-founder of Huuda Huuda comics.


Limestone by Matt Christy $22.00


The Prodigal Rogerson: The Tragic, Hilarious, and Possibly Apocryphal Story of Circle Jerks Bassist Roger Rogerson in the Golden Age of LA Punk, 1979-1996 (Scene History) by J. Hunter Bennett (Microcosm) $7.95

Electri_City: The Dusseldorf School of Electronic Music by Rudie Esch $27.95 – The myths and realities of the bands emerging from the artistic backdrop of a wealthy German post WWII modernistic city, and explores the emergence of the electronic scene that spawned bands like Kraftwerk, NEU!, DAF, and Die Krupps.

There Is No Substitute: A Tribute to Keith Moon by Ian Snowball $40.00


Secret Societies: The Complete Guide to Histories, Rites, and Rituals by Nick Redfern (Visible Ink) $19.95

Mask of the Sun: The Science, History and Forgotten Lore of Eclipses by John Dvorak $27.95

Scab Vendor: Confessions of a Tattoo Artist by Jonathan Shaw $21.95 – If truth is indeed stranger than fiction, then, as Shaw’s friend and literary mentor Charles Bukowski once told him, much of this book would have to be lived before it could be written.


The Baffler #34 Spr 17 Snare of Preparation $14.00

Juxtapoz #195 Apr 17 $6.99

Vive Le Rock #42 Punk’s Unsung Heroes $11.99

Fader #108 Mar Apr 17 Sex Issue $6.99

Bitch #74 Spr 17 $6.95

Mojo #280 Mar 17 Ray Davies $10.99


Elska #10 Mumbai India $18.50