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Off-Site: Saturday Strip: Comic Day MCA

Jul ’13
10:00 am



Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor Saturday Strip:

Comic Day at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

July 27, 2013, 10am – 5pm

On Saturday, July 27th the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago will be showcasing all that is amazing in the world of independent comics, cartoons, and animation in Chicago. This all day event will include a series of workshops, talks, screenings and performances that will take place throughout the museum. Highlights include a pop-up comic fair co-presented with Quimby’s Bookstore, an Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation film program, Chicago’s Second City performing comics-themed improv, a mini-comics demonstration by Jeff Brown, a large-scale interactive jam comic by Trubble Club, Ezra Clayton Daniels’s Comic Art Battle, and a live shadow puppet performance by Manual Cinema.

This event is in tandem and inspired by the exhibit Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes, hanging at the MCA Jun 29–Oct 13, 2013. Clowes is known for his his seminal comic-book series Eightball, as well as cover art for the New Yorker. Clowes is now well known to a wide audience following the 2001 film adaptation of Ghost World and the 2006 release of Art School Confidential, written by Clowes. In recent years, Clowes has realized the widely praised graphic novel Wilson (2010) and a serialized comic for the New York Times Magazine, a “middle-aged romance” titled Mister Wonderful, collected in an expanded hardcover edition in 2011.Clowes_Eightball18cover

Please note this event IS NOT at Quimby’s. It is at the MCA, at  220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 280-2660.

Ivan Brunetti, Lilli Carré, Paul Hornschemeier, Paul Nudd and Onsmith Sign “BLACK EYE 1” on 6/24/11

Jun ’11
7:00 pm

This signing is occasioned by the publication of “BLACK EYE 1: Graphic Transmissions to Cause Ocular Hypertension,” a new anthology that collects original narrative comics, art and essays by 41 international artists and writers, all focused on the expression of black, dark or absurdist humor. With comics and art by Stéphane Blanquet, Ivan Brunetti, Lilli Carré, Max Clotfelter, Al Columbia, Ludovic Debeurme, Olivier Deprez, Nikki DeSautelle, Brecht Evens, Andy Gabrysiak, Robert Goodin, Dav Guedin, Gnot Guedin, Glenn Head, Danny Hellman, Paul Hornschemeier, Ian Huebert, Kaz, Michael Kupperman, Mats!?, Fanny Michaëlis, James Moore, Tom Neely, Mark Newgarden, Paul Nudd, Onsmith, Emelie Östergren, Paul Paetzel, David Paleo, Martin Rowson, Olivier Schrauwen, Stephen Schudlich, Robert Sikoryak, Ryan Standfest, Brecht Vandenbroucke, Wouter Vanhaelemeesch and Jon Vermilyea. Original essays by Jeet Heer (on S. Clay Wilson), Bob Levin (on “The Adventures of Phoebe Zeit-Geist”), Ken Parille (on Steve Ditko) and Ryan Standfest (on Al Feldstein and EC). Also includes the text “100 Good Reasons to Kill Myself Right Now,” by Roland Topor, translated into English for the first time by Edward Gauvin. Edited by Ryan Standfest.

This event is an opportunity to bring together five of the contributing artists who are based in Chicago:

IVAN BRUNETTI edited An Anthology of Graphic Fiction: Cartoon and True Stories, Vols. 1 & 2, and is the author of Misery Loves Comedy (2007), and Schizo #4 (2006), Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice (2011, Yale University Press).

LILLI CARRÉ is the author of Nine Ways to Disappear (2009, Little Otsu), The Fir Tree (2009, HarperCollins), and The Lagoon (2008, Fantagraphics Books). lillicarre.com

PAUL HORNSCHEMEIER’s books include Forlorn Funnies Volume 1 (2011, Fantagraphics), Life With Mr. Dangerous (2011, Villard), The Three Paradoxes (2006, Fantagraphics Books), Mother, Come Home (2004, Dark Horse), and the collections All and Sundry (2009, Fantagraphics) and Let Us Be Perfectly Clear (2006, Fantagraphics). blog.forlornfunnies.com

PAUL NUDD has exhibited at Western Exhibitions and Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago, Jack the Pelican Presents, NYC, and in Seeing is a Kind of Thinking: A Jim Nutt Companion, at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art. He edits and publishes the art zine Corpus Corpus. http://www.westernexhibitions.com/nudd/index.html

ONSMITH has contributed to An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons & Stories Volumes 1 and 2 (edited by Ivan Brunetti), Corpus Corpus (edited by Paul Nudd), and Hotwire Comics (edited by Glenn Head).onsmithcomics.blogspot.com

Copies of “BLACK EYE 1” will be available for purchase, as well as a limited edition letterpress print by Onsmith + Nudd.

For more information on “BLACK EYE” visit http://rotlandpress.wordpress.com/


Friday, June 24th, 7pm

Chock Full of Chick

Hallelujah! We got new tracts by Jack T. Chick in today. If those tiny nuggets of salvation are too light a meal for your heavenly appetite, consider the Crusader’s Comics series; we have all 18 volumes! Amen!

Grant Reynolds Signs Comic Diorama

Oct ’09
7:00 pm

Grant Reynolds has been making and self-publishing comics for the better part of his life. By the time you see him at this event he will have turned thirty years old only a few weeks prior. You might wanna wish him a happy birthday (belated) when you see him sitting at the table signing copies of his new book published by Top Shelf entitled Comic Diorama, or even ask how his summer was. If you’re thinking to yourself, “Grant Reynolds, where have I heard that name before?” …well, it might have been from The Skeleton News or Trubble Club, or you may have read one of his books, like Smaller Parts or To the Mouth of the Source…or maybe you both just talked about movies in someone’s kitchen at a party. In any case, if he owes you money, never returned that book he borrowed, or you’ve just got some personal score you’ve been waiting to settle, you’ll know where to find him on October 6th at 7pm.

“Chicagoan mini-comics mastermind.”  — Al Burian, Burn Collector

For more info: http://www.myspace.com/grantreynolds


Oct ’09
7:00 pm

Don’t miss this comics extravaganza, featuring Liz Baillie, MK Reed and Ken Dahl!

Join acclaimed cartoonists Liz Baillie (My Brain Hurts, Freewheel), MK Reed (Cross Country, Americus) and Ken Dahl (Welcome to the Dahl House, Monsters) as they each celebrate the debut of new graphic novels! All three will be reading selections from their latest works and will be available after the event to sign books, babies, and body parts.

For more info: www.punchbuggytour.com