Valentine Trauma Zine Release Party & Reading With Mike McBeardo McPadden and Friends 2/22

7:00 pm

traumazine190s legends Mike McBeardo McPadden (Happyland) and his inimitable bride, Rachel Shitass McPadden (Saucy), are returning ceremoniously to their beloved motherland, Zine City USA, with the release of Trauma Zine No. 1: Valentine’s Day.

Expanding on the concept of their popular 2012-2013 Rock Trauma reading series, quarterly Trauma Zine incorporates personal essays and original art from talents across the country to communicate an empathetically (or just pathetically) tragic theme.  And contains stickers.

So napalm another Hallmark-fabricated love (gross) day, then join us the following weekend for complimentary 70%-off Walgreen’s chocolate hearts and brief, cringe-y readings from such Valentine Trauma contributors as: Mike McBeardo McPadden (author Heavy Metal Movies, head writer Mr. Skin), Rachel McPadden (xoJane, Saucy, Self-Hate Crime), Diana Jewell (lovechild of Tura Satana & Oliver Reed), Sarah Rosenfeld (Windy City Rock), Bob Goblin (Outburst on the 66, RockStarClub, Rock Trauma alum), and Jeremy Kitchen (CPL).

May you meet your future ex-wives/husbands that fateful night and forever curse our names.

For more info: traumazine(at)gmail(dot)com

Saturday, February 22nd, 7pm – Free Event

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New Stuff This Week


mouldmap3Mould Map #3, co-edited by Hugh Frost and Leon Sadler (Landfill Editions) $44.00 – Comics & Narrative Art anthology series. An exploration of the ways in which network technologies mediate our experience of each other and our surroundings. A 224 Page book and poster collection. * ALL NEW WORK * from 35 leaders of contemporary narrative art: Aidan Koch — Amalia Ulman — Angie Wang — Ben Mendelewicz — Blaise Larmee — Brenna Murphy — CF — Cody Cobb — Daniel Swan — Dmitry Sergeev — Gabriel Corbera — GHXYK2 — Hugh Frost — Jacob Ciocci — James Jarvis — Joseph Kelly — Jonas Delaborde — Jonathan Chandler — Jonny Negron — Julien Ceccaldi —Karn Piana — Kilian Eng — Lala Albert — Lando — Leon Sadler — Matthew Lock— Noel Freibert — Olivier Schrauwen — Robert Beatty — Sam Alden — Sammy Harkham — Simon Hanselmann — Stefan Sadler — Viktor Hachmang & Yuichi Yokoyama.

Recall by Gabriele Sedda & Kyle Schlie $10.00
Here I Am Walking With The Poop To The Slide by Maarten Boekweit $6.00
You Suck split zine by John Wawrzaszek and Jill Summers $1.00
SWSeven #1 by Leander Capuozzo $10.00

Comics & Comix
Laskimooses #15 Alkupisteen Piirtaminen by Herra Matti Hagelbergin $7.00
Kingdom Order #1 by Reid Psaltis $8.00
Victus #2 by Tyrell Cannon $8.00
Yearling #1 Masked Detective by Rich Tommaso $4.95
Funnies by Anthony Melero $4.00
Soft X Ray Mindhunters by A. Degan (Birdcage Bottom Books) $12.00
Bad Party by Victor Kerlow (Birdcage Bottom Books) $10.00
USA Truck by Mickey Zacchilli, CF and Charlotte De Sedouy $5.00
Butler Comic #1 by Patrick Kyle, Mickey Zacchilli & Michael DeForge $4.50
Acknowledgements #2 Edgar Allan Poe by Robert Kelsey $3.50
Chicago Cookie Monster by Amanda Bennett $4.00
Stupid by Alex Dahm $4.00
Teen Creeps #6 by Charles Forsman (Oily Comics) $1.00
Word and Voice issues #9 & #10 by Aaron Cockle (Oily Comics) $1.00 each
Real Rap #6 by Benjamin Urkowitz (Oily Comics) $1.00 each
Human Stuff #1 by Nacho Nova $3.50

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Ant Colony by Michael DeForge (D&Q) $21.95 – Don’t miss DeForge here at Quimby’s on 2/8!
Concert Review Comix by Hazel Newlevant (Birdcage Bottom Books) $6.00
I Don’t Get It by Shannon Wheeler $17.99
Preacher Book Three TPB by Garth Ennis et al.  (Vertigo) $19.99
Crossed: Wish You Were Here vol 3 TPB by Simon Spurrier et al. (Avatar) $19.99

Art & Design
The Coloring Book Project 2: Collection by 185 Artists From Around the World ed by Spencer Caligiuri et al. (Momento) $25.00
Royal Orphan by Amber Ibarreche (Capricious) $20.00
Wes Lang (Picturebox) $34.95

Don’t Start Me Talkin by TOm Williams (Curbside Publishing) $15.95
Parallel Apartments by Bill Cotter (McSweeneys) $25.00
How Best to Avoid Dying by Owen Egerton (Soft Skull) $15.95

Bust Dec Feb Mar 14 $5.99
Howler #4 Win 14 $15.00
Offscreen #7 $22.00
Make vol 37 $9.99
Flaunt #132 $10.95
Frieze #160 Jan Feb 14 $12.00
Black Velvet #79 $9.00
Wire Jan 14 #359 $11.25
Monocle Alpino #8 Win 13 14 $8.00
Harpers Magazine Feb 14 $6.99

Poetry, Lit Journals & Chap Books
Hierarchy of Genres by Amanda R. Huckins $6.00
Midwestern Gothic #12 $12.00
Ninth Letter vol 10 #2 Fall 13 Win 14 $14.95
Omissionary  by Stephen James Dvorak (Back to Print) $15.00
Some Names by Georgia Herman et al. $6.00
Hands Grabbing for the Light That Moves Through Them by Travis Davis $6.00
I Want More Life Fucker by Justin Ryan Fyfe et al. $6.00
American Room Weather Sept 6 2013 by Jessica Millnitz et al. $6.00
Poems by Rachael Wolfe $20.00

Outer Limits
The Atheist’s History of Belief: Understanding our Most Extraordinary Invention by Matthew Kneale (Counterpoint) $26.00

Moon: The Life and Death of a Rock Legend by Tony Fletcher $22.99

Autobiography of Black Chicago by Dempsey Travis $17.00

Politics & Revolution
Imagine Living In a Socialist USA by Frances Goldin et al. $15.99
Ready for Revolution: The CNT Defense Committees in Barcelona, 1933-1938 by Agustín Guillamón et al. (AK) $14.95

Sex & Sexy
The Artisan’s Book of Fetishcraft by John Huxley (Greenery) $27.95
Meat #11 by Adrian Lourie $20.00
Pinups #18 Elijah $14.00

Quimby’s Co-Sponsors Spudnik Press Membership

SpudnikMembers2014Anyone who spends a few minutes at Quimby’s is bound to run into any number of items printed at Spudnik Press, which is down the street from us, such as Ten x Ten, 2013 Edition, A Collection of Prints and Music by Chicago Artists or Struwwelpeter by Sanya Glisic. The independent publishing spirit that Quimby’s champions is in full force at Spudnik, so it stands to reason that because of this overlap (perhaps you saw the Long-Arm Stapler First Aid Exhibition: Self-Care In Zines and Mini Comics last year we curated at the Spudnik Annex Gallery?), Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor membership at Spudnik. That is, if you become a member at Spudnik, you get the use of Spudnik resources (screen-printing! photocopying! other fancy printing and art-related classes and facilities!) as well as perks from local businesses including Quimby’s, Genesis Art Supply, Paperish Mess , Study Hall and more! For more info, see

Art Spiegelman’s WORDLESS! with music by Phillip Johnston at the Logan Center, Performance Hall


Two performances only
Sat, Jan 25, 2014 / 3 pm and 8 pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall
In his Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece, Maus—a moving father-son memoir about the Holocaust drawn with cats and mice—Art Spiegelman changed the definition of comics forever. In WORDLESS!—a new and stimulating hybrid of slides, talk and musical performance—he probes further into the nature and possibilities of his medium.
A noted artist, historian and theorist of comics, Spiegelman collaborates with critically-acclaimed jazz composer Phillip Johnston, whose all-new scores performed by his sextet will accompany the cartoonist’s personal tour of early graphic novels and their influence on him: silent picture stories made by early 20th Century masters like Frans Masereel, Lynd Ward and Milt Gross. As Spiegelman explores “the battle between Words and Pictures,” he smashes at the hyphen between High and Low Art in a presentation featuring a new work drawn specifically for this project, “Shaping Thought.”
The Logan Center is proud to host the Chicago premiere of Art Spiegelman and Phillip Johnston’s WORDLESS!, an innovative show combining slides, talk, film, and live musical performance.

New Stuff This Week

sonnetyouthdaydreamSonnet Youth: Daydream Nation by Jeffrey Lewis $2.00 – All of Daydream Nation’s fourteen songs have been rewritten by Jeffrey as fourteen sonnets in the Shakespearian mode in iambic pentameter, accompanied by illustrations.

The Operature: A collaboration with ATOM-r -Book from The Operature 25-screen exhibition . Comes apart to reveal a 33″ x 42.5″ poster.
Blank Stare #2 $5.00
Jazz Tobacco #1 $5.00
Brain Damage #1 Bjork Is Up Your Ass by Johan Bjorkegrens $18.00
Earth Is Mostly Ocean by Tyler Meese $2.00
Future Trash #1 by Adam Wiesner $3.00
Sunfighter Gunfighter by Abe Lampert $5.00
Dire Earth Chronicles #1 Dead Walls & Dire Earth Chronicles #2 Transparent Color by Luke Thompson, Kevin Moran & Nic Collins $10.00 each
The Unsuccessful Artists Handbook by Dana Jeri Maier $10.00
Victory Journal #6 Fall 13 Blood and Asphalt $5.00
Soulbond #2 A Dorky MTG Fanzine $1.00 – Magic The Gathering in the house.
Duke City Graffiti #1 by Lisa Barrios and Agustin McCord $5.00 – Devoted to Albuquerque graffiti. 8×11-inch full color.

Comics & Comix
stripburger62Stripburger #62 $8.00 – A kick-ass international zine with a Slavic flavour.
Havawood #1 by April Hava Shenkman $15.00
Weird Magazine #4 $10.00 – Comics from the likes of Noel Freibert, CF, Sua Yoo, Chris Day, Dash Shaw, Andy Burkholder & more.
Night of the Shears #1 by Noel Freibert $3.00
Addicted to Garbage #2 by Mathyou Landvote $2.00
Roundhouse Kick by R. Burns $3.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Gut Feelings by Leah Wishnia $6.00

Art & Design
schizocultureSchizo-Culture, 2-vol. set, The Event, The Book, ed. by Sylvère Lotringer and David Morris (Semiotext(e)) $34.95 – This slip-cased edition includes The Book: 1978, a facsimile reproduction of the original Schizo-Culture publication; and The Event: 1975, a previously unpublished and comprehensive record of the legendary 1975 “Schizo-Culture” conference, conceived by the early Semiotext(e) collective conference, that set it all off. The journal that came later was designed by a group of artists and filmmakers including Kathryn Bigelow and Denise Green, it documented the chaotic creativity of an emerging downtown New York scene, and offered interviews with artists, theorists, writers, and No Wave and pre-punk musicians together with new texts from Deleuze, Foucault, R. D. Laing, and other conference participants.
Exposure Nudity and Graffiti In Albuquerque by Billy McCall (and friends) $30.00

White Girls by Hilton Als (McSweeneys) $24.00

DIY/How to
Alive With Vigor: Survivng Your Adventurous Lifestyle by Robert Earl Sutter III (Microcosm) $9.95

Politics & Revolution
Socialist and Labor Songs: An International Revolutionary Songbook by Elizabeth Morgan (PM Press) $14.95
Talking Anarchy by Colin Ward & David Goodway (PM Press) $14.95
Until the Rulers Obey: Voices From Latin American Social Movements by Clifton Ross & Marcy Rein (PM Press) $29.95
Slash They Ass Up: A Black Punk Manifesto by Yumii Thecato $16.00

Sex & Sexy
Erotic Stories ed. by Rowan Pelling $16.00 – Erotic tales from all over the world, by such writers as Pauline Réage, Anaïs Nin, Nicholson Baker and more.

Last Girlfriend on Earth and Other Love Stories by Simon Rich $13.00 – Now in soft cover.
Highly Unlikely Scenario: Or a Neetsa Pizza Employee’s Guide to Saving the World by Rachel Cantor $16.95
Orfeo by Richard Powers $26.95
Gun Machine by Warren Ellis $17.00 Now in soft cover.
Leaving the Sea: Stories by Ben Marcus $25.95



The Baffler #24 $12.00
Juxtapoz #157 Feb 14 $5.99
Neural #46 $8.00
2600 Hacker Quarterly vol 30 #4 $6.95
Disfunkshion vol 18 $5.99
Tom Tom Magazine #16 Magazine For Female Drummers $6.00
Makeshift #8 Win 13 Journal of Hidden Creativity $10.00
Colors #88 $16.95
High Times Mar 14 $5.99
Man of the World #6 $20.00
Special Request #1 Food $20.99 – Like design? Like food? Like mags like Gather? This is for you.
Dazed and Confused vol 3 #29 Jan 14 $9.99
Film Comment vol 50 #1 Jan Feb 14 $5.99
Fangoria #330 $10.99
The Shadow #55 $1.00
In These Times Jan 14 $3.50
Against the Current #168 Jan Feb 14 $5.00
Dissent Win 14 $10.00
Freshly Inked vol 4 #1 Mar 14 $6.99
Tabu Tattoo #56 $6.99
Mountain Astrologer Feb Mar 14 $7.95
Outburn #72 $4.95
Tape Op #99 Jan Feb 14 $4.95


Poetry, Lit Journals & Chap Books
Comb #2 by Ian Hubert $3.00
Calyx by Michael Anichini and Elizabeth Chisholm (Convulsive Editions) $8.00
Means of Egress by Chad Chmielowicz (Convulsive Editions) $8.00
June Cuckold by Catherine Theis (Convulsive Editions) $8.00
In Forest Static by Christopher Hund (Convulsive Editions) $6.00
The Believer #104 Jan 14 $8.00
The Iowa Review vol 43 #3 Win 13 14 $9.95
Poetry: Sit With Me a While, Collected Works 2000-2011 by Michael A. Horvitch
Geist Fact Fiction #91 $6.95

Kids Stuff
Hearts by Thereza Rowe (Toon Books) $12.95
Glass Owl by Cecilia Pinto & Megan Williamson $10.00