“Godzilla” Director Ishiro Honda’s New Biography Presented by Author Ed Godziszewski at Quimby’s 10/13

Oct
13
7:00 pm

Godzilla first laid waste to Tokyo more than 60 years ago in a symbolic reenactment of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. But even as the monster has become recognizable worldwide, the filmmaker who brought it to the screen has remained in Godzilla’s giant shadow.

Ed Godziszewski comes to Quimby’s Bookstore to present ISHIRO HONDA: A LIFE IN FILM, FROM GODZILLA TO KUROSAWA, the first major overview of the life and career of Ishiro Honda, the director behind the original GODZILLA and many of its beloved sequels and spin-offs of the 1950s and ‘60s. Godziszewski, a lifelong Chicagoan, is one of the leading scholars of Japanese science-fiction and fantasy cinema and publisher of JAPANESE GIANTS magazine. He co-wrote the book with Steve Ryfle, also a noted genre scholar. Nearly 10 years in the research and writing, the book is published by Wesleyan University Press.

Honda was the most internationally successful Japanese director of his generation, with an unparalleled succession of genre movies that were commercial hits worldwide, including MOTHRA, RODAN, THE MYSTERIANS, and many others. Honda’s films reflected postwar Japan’s real-life anxieties and incorporated fantastical special effects, a formula that still appeals to audiences around the globe. The new book sheds light on this long-overlooked director’s work and the experiences that shaped it—including his days as a reluctant Japanese soldier, his witnessing of the aftermath of Hiroshima, and his lifelong friendship with Akira Kurosawa.

“This carefully researched and detailed book gives us a full picture of the man and his life.” Martin Scorsese

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New Stuff This Week

And yes! WE ARE OPEN Mon, Sept 4th, noon to 9pm!

*ZINES*

Cul de Sac #7 The Adult Geek Issue by Liz Mason and Julie Halpern $3.00 – True to the zinester “When I’m Damn Good and Ready” publishing schedule, Gen Xers and lifelong friends Liz Mason and Julie Halpern have published a new issue of Cul-de-sac 20 years after the last issue. This time around they’re looking at what it’s like to navigate the world of their beloved pop culture experiences as adults (Carrie Fischer! Ancient Aliens! Out of Order from Don’t Just Sit There), but with the perspective of adults with adult responsibilities asking the big questions: what does an adult do when her D&D group breaks up? What do you do when you’re old enough to realize that no subculture you gain access to will ever feel like home? How does one navigate the horror of fertility issues at a horror convention? How do you get your significant other to dress up like the Tenth Doctor? CDS #7 proves that life actually gets better the more complicated it becomes.

Conversations with Dan Gleason $3.00 – More tales of weirdness from beloved Chicago weirdo & Quimby’s fave, Mr. Gleason.

Pussweek #4 by Bexy McFly $11.99 – The magazine for cats by cats! You thought they took over the internet but they’ve taken over print too apparently. This issue: hard-hitting topics such as balls, flaps, worms, what really happens when you vote for clump, and the heart-wrenching story of a cat and his gender identity crisis. There’s also a litterbox-load full of new segments, fleatures, and lots of prizes to be won! Me-wow! Printed on high quality paper that’s great to chew and/or sit on when you’re done.

Art of the Bedtime by Ethan Jones $12.00

Kilter Magazine #12 2017 $5.00

Shit I’ve Cried About #3 A Highly Sensitive Person Spring 2017 $4.00

Inkgoober by Anna Lisa Schneider $6.00

Public Service Announcements by Tiffany Johnson and Anja Morell $4.00

Terca vol 1 $2.50

*COMICS & MINIS*

Tongues Chapter 1 by Anders Nilsen $15.00 – Nilsen’s first long-form comic since 2011’s Big Questions follows the story of a minor god chained to a mountainside and his friendship with the eagle who comes everyday to eat his liver. Also: a young girl on a mission and a boy with a teddy bear strapped to his back. Adventure. Revenge. Human evolution. A talking chicken. The fate of the world.

Vixtopher Comics anthologies (various issues) $16.00-$20.00

Mister Stranges Monster Mansion #1 Egg by Dan Wolff $4.99

Gwar Orgasmageddon #3 $3.99

Hot Bread by Bridget Bilbo $12.00

comics from Ian McDuffie:
Bodies of Work $8.00
Lazarus $5.00
Two Stories $5.00

Comics by by Kriota Willberg:
Hoorabies For Rabies vol 1 A Pathology Laffs Minicomic $1.00 – An illustrated evaluative essay on the efficacy, tropes, and merits of humor in the creation of gaga cartoons concerning rabies and its place in suburban east coast modern culture starring Princess, the Rabid Poodle.
An Exploration Through Cartooning, of the Genesis of France’s Most Famous Musical Rendition of a Lithotomy. -or-. The INSPIRATION of MARIN MARAIS $2.00
Pictorial Anatomy of the Cute $3.00

Comics from by R. Sikoryak:
Masterpiece Mini-Comics $5.00 – Work from Homer, Euripides, The Bard, Melville & Dickens.
House of Dickinson #1 $3.00 – Combines the poetry of Emily Dickinson with the atmosphere of 1950’s horror comics.
Cartoonist Mugged – My Life Is a Comic Strip Says New York Victim Artist $3.50
Whitman #1 Song of Myself $4.00

*GRAPHIC NOVELS*

I’m Not Here by GG (Koyama) $12.00 – A young, second-generation immigrant wanders through her city and memories, encountering the world through a camera’s lens, her independence pulled by the gravity of familial responsibility. She drifts until she encounters what could possibly be her potential self.

Duran Duran, Imelda Marcos, and Me by Lorina Mapa (Conundrum) $18.00

Everywhere Disappeared by Patrick Kyle (Koyama) $15.00 – New stuff from the artist of Black Mass, Distance Mover & Don’t Come In Here.

Johnny Appleseed by Noah Van Sciver (illustrator) and Paul Buhle (author) (Fantagraphics) $19.99 – Bio of John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed, the green dreamer of the American Frontier. Ilustrated by Van Sciver and written by Buhle.

Grosz by Lars Fiske (Fantagraphics) $19.99 – Short nearly wordless comics, arranged chronologically, that form a biography of the caricaturist best known for his visualization of the Weimar Republic.

Sex Fantasy by Sophia Foster-Dimino (Koyama) $18.00 – Elegantly-drawn collected mini-comics from this SF-based RISD grad.

Anti-Gone by Connor Willumsen (Koyama) $18.00 – A VR world gone cray-cray. Like Joyce with a joystick.

Spinning by Tillie Walden $17.99

Bloody Cardinal by Richard Sala (Fantagraphics) $16.99

Sartre by Mathilde Ramadier & Anaïs Depommier (NBM) $27.99

Providence Act 3 by Alan Moore $21.99

Marx, Freud, Einstein: Heroes of the Mind by Anne Simon and Corinne Maier (Nobrow Press) $18.95

Moonhead and the Music Machine by Andrew Rae (Nobrow) $15.95

How to Survive in the North by Luke Healy (Nobrow) $15.95

Old Ground by Noel Freibert (Koyama) $18.00 – A cemetery so old that the names on the graves have eroded into nothing and no one remembers the dead is razed to make room for a retirement home for folks who’ve also been forgotten. Did we mention there’s also slapstick?

*POLITICS & REVOLUTION*

Upping The Anti #19 Journal of Theory and Action $13.00

Feminist Fight Club: A Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace by Jessica Bennett $15.99

Futures of Black Radicalism by Gaye Theresa Johnson and Alex Lubin (Verso) $29.95

*ART & DESIGN*

The Book of Black by Faye Dowling $15.99 – Just the names of the chapters should tell you everything you need to know about this bad ass anthology: Gods & Monsters, The Kingdom of Darkness, and Dark Arts/Higher Power. Amen!

*MUSIC BOOKS*

33 1/3 Books, $14.95 each:
Angelo Badalamenti’s Soundtrack from Twin Peaks by Clare Nina Norelli
The Raincoats’ The Raincoats by Jenn Pelly
Young Marble Giants’ Colossal Youth by Joe Bucciero and Michael Blair
Björk’s Homogenic by Emily Mackay
The Pharcyde’s Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde by Andrew Barker

*OUTER LIMITS*

Clockwork Futures: The Science of Steampunk and the Reinvention of the Modern World by Brandy Schillace $28.95 – “Schillace presents a history of physical science as viewed through a steampunk lens. It’s a thoroughly literary work that offers the reader education, inspiration and perspective.” -Joe Mason. Read more about this book at steampunkchicago.com.

The Retro Future: Looking to the Past to Reinvent the Future by John Michael Greer (New Society) $19.99 – On the importance of deliberate technological regression. Save the world! Go back to a flip phone!

Time Travel: A History by James Gleick $17.00 – Now in soft cover! A mind-bending exploration of time travel: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science, and its influence on our understanding of time itself. From H. G. Wells to Doctor Who to Borges to Woody Allen an investigation of the inevitable looping paradoxes and examines the porous boundary between pulp fiction and modern physics.

Basic Witches: How to Summon Success, Banish Drama, and Raise Hell with Your Coven by Jaya Saxena & Jess Zimmerman $15.99

*FICTION*

Mammother by Zachary Schomburg (Featherproof) $17.95 – The story of what happens in the wake of a mysterious plague that leaves its victims dead with a random consumer product in their chest.

Swing Time: A Novel by Zadie Smith $17.00

A Gambler’s Anatomy: A Novel by Jonathan Lethem $16.95

*LOCAL INTEREST*

Beermiscuous Field Guide Chicago 2017/2018 The Ultimate Adventurer’s Guide to Craft Brewery Taproom + Brewpubs $14.95

Buzz Ride: Driven to Disruption: Memoirs of an Uber Driver by P.M. White (Lake Claremont Press) $12.95 – Come along for the bumpy ride as this sharp-tongued observer shares the always wild, sometimes dark, often humorous, and surprisingly touching side of Chicago nightlife in the smart-phone generation.

*MAGAZINES*

Bitch #76 Fall 17 The Facts Issue $7.95
The Baffler #36 Fall 17 A Crack in Everything $14.00
Maximumrocknroll #412 Sep 17 Elixr Sacrificio $4.99
Juxtapoz #201 Oct 17 $6.99
Ugly Things #45 Outsiders $9.95
Jacobin #26 Sum 17 Earth Wind and Fire $12.95
Skeptical Inquirer vol 41 #5 Sep Oct 17 $5.99

*POETRY & LIT JOURNALS*

Electric Arches by Eve Ewing (Haymarket) $16.00 – Exploration of Black girlhood and womanhood through poetry, visual art, and narrative prose.

Granta #140 Sum 17 Best of American Young Novelists $16.99

Feel Better Poems by Rosie Accola $12.00

Wired Aug 17 $7.99

N+1 Deep End #29 Fall 17 Bottoms Up $14.95

 

*FOR THE KIDDIES*

The World’s Biggest Fart by Rafael Ordonez Cuadrado (NubeOcho) $16.95 – You’ll never guess who dealt it!

Vehicles: Hide and Sneak by Bastien Contraire $9.95

GOOD NIGHT, PLANET: TOON Level 2 (Toon Books) by Liniers $12.95

What Is Hip-Hop? by Eric Morse and Nelson George $15.95

*OTHER STUFF*

Iron On Patches and stickers from local occult artist Jay Krevens!

New Stuff This Week

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Lucky Peach #24 and #25 Fall Win 17 RIP Issue $12.00

*ZINES*

Public Service Announcements by Tiffany Johnson and Anja Morell $4.00

Let’s Talk About Your Uterus and Introduction to Fertility Awareness by Ashley Hartman Annis $3.00

Struggle Is Not for Martyrdom But for Life: A Critical Discussion About Armed Struggle With Anarchist Guerrillas In Rojava by Crimethinc $3.00

Thirsty by Lazy Mom Fall 2016 $13.00

Japan Jaunt vol 2 #1 August 2017 $1.00

Scores on the Go By Joseph J. Mora $2.00

*COMICS & MINIS*

from Latvia!:
š! #29 Baltic Comics Magazine Aug 17 Celebration $12.00
&
Issues of Mini kuš! $5.00 each:
#55 Valley by GG, #56 A Friend by Andres Magan, #57 Eviction by Evangelos Androutsopoulos, #58 Night Door by Patrick Kyle

Fae Archaic #7 Two Fold Preview by Kurt Burdick $4.00

Tin Crown #2 Walking Interference by Bobby Sims $8.00

Grixly #40 by Nate McDonough $2.00

Performance by Simon Hanselmann (Floating World) $8.00 – Megg, Mogg, Owl, Werewolf Jones and Booger in moments of anxiety, debauchery and slack repose. All in a big newsprint foldout!

Pest by Zach Buli and Robert Rusch $10.00

Trash City #2 Cyber Issues by Samuel Nigrosh $6.00

Lucifer’s Losers #1 & #2 by Steve Emmons $6.66 each

Dreaming of Johnny by Sophie McMahan $15.00

*GRAPHIC NOVELS*

Michael Dormer and the Legend of Hot Curl, edited by Michael Powers & Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics) $39.99 – Collects the ’60s–’70s surf cartoons?and more?of artist Dormer, synonymous with the California surf counterculture of the era, best known for his Shrimpenstein TV show. This retrospective collects all of his character Hot Curl’s comic strips for the magazine SurfToons, designs for his TV show, fine art and more!

Cosplayers: Perfect Collection by Dash Shaw (Fantagraphics) $19.99 – Two friends combine their love of cosplaying with their love of social media and deepen their relationship with the pop culture. This expanded edition of the titular graphic novel now includes over 30 pages of new material, including the original story that inspired the film, which stars Reggie Watts, Lena Dunham, Jason Schwartzman and more.

The Dark Horse Book of Horror (Dark Horse) $19.99 – Collects 4 anthologies of work about witchcraft, hauntings, and occult-related from creators like Mike Mignola, Jill Thompson, Evan Dorkin and more.

*PHOTO BOOKS*

Nice to See You by Lauren Zallo and Joe Librandi Cowan $12.00

*POLITICS & REVOLUTION*

Antifa: The Antifascist Handbook by Mark Bray $16.99

A Brief History of Feminism by Patu and Schrupp (MIT Press) $14.95 – The story so far of 2,300 years, a history that is still being written, told in text and comics form.

*FICTION*

The Expanse Between by Lee L. Krecklow $14.00

Reincarnation Blues: A Novel by Michael Poore $27.00 – The oldest soul in history falls in love with the woman who incarnates death. They follow each other in a variety of chronologies and it’s epic and compelling.

Waiting to Go Blind by Kirsten Vail Aguilar and Julie Yeagle $12.00

Sex and Death by Ben Tanzer (Sunnyoutside Press) $13.00 – Pithy hilarities and thoughtfulness from local author of Be Cool and mind behind This Blog Will Change Your Life.

*MEMOIR-ISH*

Autumn by Karl Ove “My Struggle” Knausgaard $27.00 – New autobio series based on the 4 seasons.

*OUTER LIMTIS*

Anne Bonny: The Infamous Female Pirate by Phillip Thomas Tucker (Feral House) $22.00 – The story of the most famous female pirate in history.

The 10 Worst Serial Killers: Monsters Whose Crimes Shocked the World by Victor McQueen (Sirius) $9.99

Hunting Monsters: Cryptozoology and the Reality Behind the Myths by Darren Naish (Sirius) $9.99

Serial Killers: Inside the Minds of the Most Monstrous Murderers by Charlotte Greig (Sirius) $12.99

*HUMOR*

The Difference Between by Bill McCall $6.00 – A book that collects pieces from the zine of the same name, explaining the difference between various similar topics, like the difference between baking soda/baking powder, Wild Bill/Buffalo Bill and more. With contributions from Liz Mason of Caboose zine.

*SEXXXY*

Danger Close Issue #1 $10.00 – A collection of erotic photos presented in full color. Features models and photographers from around the world.

Welcome to the Pornograzine $6.50

*MAGAZINES*

Mojo #286 Sep 17 $10.99

*LIT JOURNALS & POETRY*

The Believer #114 The 2017 Music Issue $12.00

Aviary by Seth Berg and Bradford Wolfenden II $15.95

Overtime Hour 45 Big Julie by Brett Busang $2.00

Lovely Faze by Owen Patterson $9.95

Nicole Georges Reads From FETCH: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home, Thurs 9/28 with guests Jessica Campbell & Gina Wynbrandt

Sep
28
7:00 pm

From an award-winning artist, a memoir of life with a difficult, beloved dog that will resonate with anybody who has ever had a less than perfectly behaved pet.

When Nicole Georges was sixteen she adopted Beija, a dysfunctional shar-pei/corgi mix—a troublesome combination of tiny and attack, just like teenaged Nicole herself. For the next fifteen years, Beija would be the one constant in her life. Through depression, relationships gone awry, and an unmoored young adulthood played out against the backdrop of the Portland punk scene, Beija was there, wearing her “Don’t Pet Me” bandana. 

Georges’s gorgeous graphic novel FETCH: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home chronicles their symbiotic, codependent relationship and probes what it means to care for and be responsible to another living thing—a living thing that occasionally lunges at toddlers. Nicole turns to vets, dog whisperers, and even a pet psychic for help, but it is the moments of accommodation, adaption, and compassion that sustain them. Nicole never successfully taught Beija “sit,” but in the end, Beija taught Nicole how to stay.

Comics art superstars Jessica Campbell (Hot or Not, Koyama Press) & Gina Wynbrandt (Someone Please Have Sex With Me, 2dcloud) will provide added voices for this event!

“Nicole Georges makes my favorite art about love and vulnerability. More than a tribute to a canine best friend, Fetch maps Georges’s journey from teen to adult with heartbreaking honesty and tender joy. I am in awe of Georges’s uncanny ability to transport me right into her world of moldy crusty punk houses and glorious vegan lesbian barbecues. Funny, gorgeous, and true.”  Jill Soloway, creator of Transparent

“From feral child to leader of the pack, Nicole Georges comes to know a thing or two about dogs, and incidentally, about herself. Her luminous, lyrical drawings of animals are charged with strange insight, and add a potent nonverbal element to the narrative of Georges’ youth. Fetch combines the best qualities of diary comics—particularity and granular detail—with the zoomed out view of someone who has completed an arduous, mythic, and expansive journey.”

Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home and Are You My Mother?

“Nicole’s work always punches me in the guts with her unending longing for a home. Through constant disappointments and the challenges of owning a rescue dog and a rescue heart, she unflinchingly refuses to quit. A magical world so full of tenderness it might just break you, it’s a place I love to visit and rarely want to leave. I want Nicole to draw the whole world, but her hands would fall off.” 

Sarah Shapiro, co-creator of Unreal

“This book is an homage to classic zine aesthetics that captures an incomparable friendship. An honest, moving portrayal of the essential bond between humans and animals.”

Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Touchingly, beautifully conveyed. Part grief memoir, part coming-of-age story, part feminist manifesto, this well-written, splendidly illustrated title…will stir the hearts of misunderstood riot grrrls, owners of unruly canines, and LGBTQ readers.” –Library Journal, starred review

Nicole J. Georges is a professor, writer, and illustrator, who has been publishing her own zines and comics for twenty years. She is the author of the Lambda Award–winning graphic memoir Calling Dr. Laura and the diary comic Invincible Summer. She lives in Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles, CA. Follow Nicole: nicolejgeorges.tumblr.com Twitter: @nicolejgeorges Instagram: @nicolejgeorges

For more info: Publicity Contact: Liz Deadrick, 212-598- 5730,  liz.deadrick@hmhco.com

Thursday, September 28, 2017  7pm – Free Event at Quimby’s!

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The Rose That Grew From Concrete Video Installation Unveiled In Our Window!

 

Welcome to our new window installation by Chicago-based artist Vincent Hung. He’s been exhibiting this video installation The Rose That Grew From Concrete in various venues around the city including Meyvn, Jugrnaut, Maybe Sunday and more. Quimby’s is its Wicker Park venue. Come visit it and watch the TVs change!

Vincent Hung (b. 1993) received his BFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. vincenthung.com