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New Stuff This Week

Thanks to the lovely and talented CZF co-organizer and zinester Anna Jo Beck for our rockin’ Chicago Zine Fest window installation!

Cinema Sewer #30 Special 20 Year Anniversary Issue $8.00 – From the words of the publisher himself, Robin Bougie: “Well, this is it! The culmination of 20 years of hard work! Issue thirty of Cinema Sewer magazine! YAY! Here’s to another 20 years (hopefully!) When I started CS at the age of 23, I had no idea what was to come, and it certainly wasn’t anything meant to be permanent. It was just yet another mini-comic series, of which I had done dozens of previously. How time flies, and look at how this sleazy little zine has grown…So, let’s have a look at what’s in this special oversized anniversary issue — the biggest ever issue of CS clocking in at 60 all-new pages! The cover is by Ben Newman — don’t worry folks — she’s 20! It even says right there under her young buttcheeks! ^_^ There are interviews with adult star Porsche Lynn, and Keith Prince (the son of AVON films smut legend Phil Prince), and there are dozens of reviews, articles, and comics about vintage cult cinema! Just a few of the films covered are: The Howling, Freeway, A Gun For Jennifer, Super Lady Cop, Whore, Human Condom Woman, Attack of The Beast Creatures, The Running Man, Blood Of Heroes, Star Crash, The Muthers, and the Playboy Roller Disco and Pajama Party TV special!  To top it all off, since this is a very special issue, I’ve done a FULL COLOR over-sized pull-out poster that comes with every issue, which features all the covers from all 30 issues! Hot diggity doggies!” Order it here.

*ZINES*

Schmalz #2 Writing About Jewish Food and Diaspora by Isaac Brosilow $7.00 – Writing About Jewish Food and Diaspora, this issue contains an interview with A, the Secret History of Soviet Matzoh and a recipe for Potato Kugel.

King Dumb Come by Veronica Leto $6.00

I Am Junky Zine $5.00 – Part of an untitled series where the anonymous author uses quotes from their favorite public figures as starting off points for personal essays, this one is dedicated to William S. Burroughs. Love, death, sadness, addiction, pleasure — everything you’d expect from Uncle Bill, proof that his work inspires future generations of writers to mull over the big cut-up questions. -LM

Chew This by Carol Sogard $7.00

Rebel Rain by Veronica Leto $8.00

Crawl by Jesse Fillingham $12.00 – Stunning and exquisitely rendered characters and spaces that create a myth ridden dreamscape. ~CH

Raw, Extremely Necessary Manifesto by Veronica Leto $4.00 – You want your upliftingness to be cool and not cheesy, right? Well here’s your chance to be inspired without all the embarrassment of it feeling all Lifetime channel life-affirming. With quotes commanding the reader to “Protect your passion from all that rat race bullshit, or you will start to shrink small enough to where a few inches of water will threaten your survival” it feels a little bit like reading a punk rock Dale Carnegie. That’s what we all want, right? -LM

*COMICS*

Love and Rockets Magazine #2 by Gilbert and Jamie Hernandez (Fantagraphics) $4.99

Bad Drawings of Garfield #1 by Caroline Cash $5.00 – A cursed image, Garfield might be on drugs and Jon Arbuckle has some pretty heavy revelations about the potential meaning of art. ~CH

Ganges #6 by Kevin Huizenga $8.00 – The Eisner and Harvey nominated and Ignatz winning series is back again. In this mindblowing issue Glenn Ganges’ long battle with insomnia comes to a complicated close. Glenn and his wife Wendy also learn productivity tips from a TED talk in “The 2 Minute Mind”. Every page is a jam-packed jewel retina display of cartooning power.

Work In Progress #3 by August LeRoi $7.00

Thrill Of Living In A Dying Empire #2 by Mission Mini Comix $1.00

How To Talk To Your Doctor About Your Testicles $4.00

*GRAPHIC NOVELS*

Run Comics Oct 2013 through April 2016 by Ryan Burns $20.00

I Am a Hero vol 3 Omnibus by Kengo Hanazawa $19.99

Illustra Sean Year #3 by Sean Dempsey $20.00

Lumberjanes vol 6 Sink Or Swim $14.99

*POLITICS & REVOLUTION BOOKS*

The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation by Natalie Y. Moore $17.00 – Now in soft cover.

*OUTER LIMITS & MAYHEM*

The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple by Jeff Guinn $28.00

In Our Own Image: Savior Or Destroyer? The History and Future of Artificial Intelligence by George Zarkadakis $16.95

*FICTION*

Blood Is Thicker Part One by Silas H. Patterson $16.99

*MAGS*

Maximumrocknroll #407 Apr 2017 $4.99

Juxtapoz #196 May 2017 $6.99

Razorcake #97 Allison Wolfe $4.00

2600 the Hacker Quarterly vol 34 #1 Spr 2017 $6.95

True Crime Mar 2017 $9.99

Shindig #64 Curtis Mayfield $12.99

Nostalgia Digest Spr 2017 William Powell and Myrna Loy $4.50

Skeptic vol 22 #1 2017 $6.95

Laphams Quarterly vol 10 #2 Spr 2017 Discovery $18.00

Rethinking Schools vol 31 #3 Spr 2017 $5.95

High Times Best of #83 2017 Growing Big $6.99

TSQ Transgender Studies Quarterly vol 4 #1 Feb 2017 $12.00

Radical History Review #127 Jan 2017 $14.00

Inked #83 Ryan Ashley Apr 2017 $6.99

New Politics vol 16 #2 $7.00

Skeptical Inquirer vol 41 #2 Mar Apr 2017 $5.99

Horror Hound #64 Mar Apr 2017 $6.99

Atlantis Rising #123 Mar Apr 17 $6.95

GLQ vol 23 #2 Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies Apr 2017 $12.00

Bomb #139 Spr 2017 $10.00

*LIT JOURNALS*

Sobotka Literary Magazine #2 & #3 $10.00 each

Hedgehog Review vol 19 #1 Spr 2017 $12.00

Off-Site: Quimby’s Freakdom Anniversary Panel at Chicago Zine Fest!

May
6
12:00 pm

Yeah! We’re really milkin’ that Quimby’s 25th anniversary thing.   offers the community a way to engage and learn through a selection of workshops held during the expo, and they asked us to do a panel that celebrates the way Quimby’s has contributed to the zine community. How could we resist? So during the tabling exhibition of CZF we’ll be doing a Quimby’s panel (from noon-1pm) called “Ever Evolving Bastion of Freakdom: A Retrospective of Quimby’s,” taking it’s name from the oral history of the same title we published last year. The panel will feature a discussion (moderated by CZF co-organizer Alex Nall) with store founder Steven Svymbersky (and owner of Quimby’s Bookstore NYC), Quimby’s Bookstore Chicago store manager and zinester Liz Mason, with special guests, Neil Brideau (former employee and founder of Radiator Comics) and artist/photographer/Quimby’s regular customer Oscar Arriola. Come for a rousing discussion of how Quimby’s Bookstore got started, how it has evolved over the years, and how each panelist played a vital role in where it is today! Here’s the Facebook event invite for this panel to share it with all your peoples.

CZF’s tabling exhibition is Sat, May 6th at Plumbers Union Hall (1340 W Washington Blvd) – NOT AT QUIMBY’S. Quimby’s will have a table, yes! Here’s the list of other exhibitors, sponsors, and guests!

Note: this is NOT at Quimby’s. It is at the Plumbers Union Hall (1340 W Washington Blvd).

Off-Site: Chicago Zine Fest Karaoke Fundraiser Thursday Dec 8th at Beauty Bar

Dec ’16
8
8:00 pm

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Calling all Karaoke Idols, you can stop singing to yourself while driving to work and join Chicago Zine Fest at our annual karaoke fundraiser, Thursday, December 8th at Beauty Bar, 1444 W Chicago Ave. NOT at QUIMBY’S.

Hosted by Joe and Liz Mason of Shameless Karaoke, dig deep into their songbook of over 3000 songs (w/ 100 new ones just added for you to try out!). They’ve got tons of artists from classics to contemporary from the like of David Bowie, Neil Diamond, Katy Perry, Michael Jackson, No Doubt, Madonna, Prince, Rolling Stones, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears and “more more more” (yes Billy Idol too).

There is a $5 admission which will benefit the 2017 Chicago Zine Fest. Beauty Bar offers their signature martini and a manicure drink special! Plus walk away with some extra cash by entering the CZF Split the Pot raffle. 

Now all that’s left is you and some friends (can’t sing duets alone). The event beings at 8pm and is 21+.

Get on stage and rock out! 

About Chicago Zine Fest: The Chicago Zine Fest is an independent event creating an outlet for small press and independent publishers to showcase their work. CZF’s mission is to showcase the culture and accessibility of zine-making through workshops, events, and an annual festival that welcomes artists and creators to share their stories, knowledge, and love of zines. The 2017 Chicago Zine Fest is Friday May 5 with the 8th Annual Zine Exhibition on Saturday May 6 at Plumber’s Union Hall. For more information visit chicagozinefest.org.

Quimby’s Bookstore is proud to be a sponsor for Chicago Zine Fest.

Flyer artwork by Chicago illustrator Chema Skandal.

Here’s the Facebook invite for this event. Tell yr friends!

Offsite: Chicago Zine Fest 2017!

May
5
3:00 pm

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Quimby’s is proud to be a co-sponsor of the Chicago Zine Fest, a celebration of small press and independent publishers, with free workshops, events, and an annual festival. The next CZF will be held May 5th-6th, 2017.

Fri, May 5th at Co-Prosperity Sphere (3219 S Morgan St in Bridgeport) – NOT AT QUIMBY’S
6:30pm: “Tools of Survival: Using Zines for Self-Care Panel” moderated by School of Life Design co-founder Kelly Cree. With JC, Rinko Endo, and Kevin Budnik. Panel sponsored by The University of Chicago Library.
8pm: Exhibitor Readings, featuring zinesters & comics artists Natasha HernandezBianca XuniseAus & LaurenEryca SenderSage CoffeyJavier Suarez + Cameron Del RosarioFiona Avocado, and Jim Joyce.

Sat, May 6th at Plumbers Union Hall (1340 W Washington Blvd) – NOT AT QUIMBY’S
11am-6pm: Zine Exhibition – Quimby’s will have a table, yes! Here’s the list of other exhibitors, sponsors, and guests!
noon-1pm “Ever Evolving Bastion of Freakdom: A Quimby’s Panel.” Chicago Zine Fest offers the community a way to engage and learn through a selection of workshops held during the expo. CZF is pleased to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Chicago’s Quimby’s bookstore with the panel “Ever Evolving Bastion of Freakdom: A Retrospective of Quimby’s” featuring a discussion (moderated by CZF co-organizer Alex Nall) with store founder Steven Svymbersky (and owner of Quimby’s Bookstore NYC), Quimby’s Bookstore Chicago store manager and zinester Liz Mason, with special guests, Neil Brideau (former employee and founder of Radiator Comics) and artist/photographer/Quimby’s regular customer Oscar Arriola. Come for a rousing discussion of how Quimby’s Bookstore got started, how it has evolved over the years, and how each panelist played a vital role in where it is today! Here’s the Facebook event invite for this panel! (And here’s the post on our blog about the panel.)

Here’s a list of other workshops etc during the fest!

Be on top of all things CZF:
chicagozinefest.org
twitter.com/chicagozinefest
facebook.com/chicagozinefest
chicagozinefest.tumblr.com
instagram.com/chicagozinefest

You can support the Chicago Zine Fest by donating through Paypal, contacting them about an in-kind donation, or volunteering!

Art by Quimby’s employee Mike Centeno!

Off-Site: Chicago Zine Fest! April 29th and 30th!

Apr ’16
29
6:30 pm

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Quimby’s is proud to be a co-sponsor of the Chicago Zine Fest! It’s the weekend of Fri. April 29th (panel, readings, opening festivities) and Sat, April 30th (tabling exhibition at the Plumbers Union Hall1340 W Washington Blvd, from 11am-6pm). More info (who is exhibiting and at what table! totebags! all that stuff!) at ChicagoZineFest.org

Here’s the e-mail courtesy of CZF 2016 Organizers Heather, Johnny, Julie, Alex, Violet & Allison!:

CZF 2016 FRIDAY NIGHT INFO

All Friday night events located at Workshop Chicago (935 W. Chestnut St. #530)

April 29th 6:30 – 8pm, Panel: Permission Not Granted: Women of Color and the Politics of Zines

A discussion sponsored by the University of Chicago Library with Leila Abdelrazaq, Sarah Gonzalez, and Monika Harris. Moderated by Monica Trinidad.

April 29th 8 – 9:30pm, Exhibitor Reading: Readings by Andi Santagata (Sorry Mom Comix), JC (Tributaries), Jonas (Cheer the Eff Up), Marnie Galloway (In the Sounds and Seas), Rachel & Sari (Hoax), Taryn Hipp (Lady Teeth), Tanuja Jagernauth (Brown & Proud Press Collective), and Vicky Lim (Abstract Door).

All events during CZF weekend are free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible. The Youth Reading will be held as a workshop on Saturday, April 30 at Plumbers Hall.

Sat, April 30th (tabling exhibition at the Plumbers Union Hall1340 W Washington Blvd, from 11am-6pm).

+ also that day at the same place…

CZF 2016 WORKSHOPS

Peruse our workshop offerings for this year’s zine fest below. We’re excited as always to offer a variety of programming for you and your zine-loving friends!

  • Revolutionary Mothering: from zines to anthologies. Join Mai’a Williams and China Martens, two editors of Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front lines – to talk about creating in difficult environments, zines and book anthologies, life, art and revolution. Mama centric, but open to all.
  • Drawing Out the Issues: Comics Journalism. Using our recent series for Truthout, Growing Season, as a basis for discussion—as well as our upcoming book Threadbare: Clothes, Sex, and Trafficking—the Ladydrawers Comics Collective will informally talk participants through the basics of longform, collective, comics journalism investigations.
  • Lumpen Live Taping & Radio Transmission. Live radio segment broadcasting directly from CZF 2016!
  • Youth Reading. Join the youngest members of the zine community while they show us all up with their zine skills.
  • Cute Animal Drawing Workshop. Fun ways to draw cute animals for kids ages 6 to 12. Learn basic skills to create infinite cute animals.
  • Busy Beaver Button Co. Custom button making workshop!

Help make our zine dreams come true!

To all you lovely dreamy zine fans, consider donating to Chicago Zine Fest! We’re a crack team of volunteer organizers who are proud to put together this amazing DIY festival each year. But, it is not a cheap endeavor; from venue fees, to printing costs, to offering stipends to our snazzy invited guests, those $$$ add up. Any little bit you may be able to offer is much appreciated. You can donate to CZF here.

Volunteer with CZF!

Are you interested in volunteering with us? We are always looking for folks who have skills to share. Want to help us design programs, promote workshops, host fundraisers, or help at events? Let us know & send us an email at chicagozinefest@gmail.com!

…and check out that cool art by Erik Rodriguez!