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Quimby’s 25th Anniversary Celebration With Founder Steven Svymbersky 9/15!

Sep
15
7:00 pm

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Don’t miss the Quimby’s Bookstore 25th Anniversary Event 9/15: Founder Steven Svymbersky Shares the Mayhem of Underground Press and the Beginnings of Quimby’s Bookstore!

Quimby’s Bookstore opened on September 15th, 1991, a tiny store at Damen and Evergreen, serving up weird, saucy and aberrant DIY zines, books and comics to a Wicker Park that was a very different place than it is now. Two and a half decades later, the store continues to offer subversive printed matter in an environment that fosters a creative artistic community that employees jokingly call, “a tourist destination for cool people” as well as events, all with an inclusive yet snarky DIY punk aesthetic.

Quimby’s is proud to welcome back founder Steven Svymbersky to the store on the occasion of the store’s 25th anniversary. Svymbersky will present a history of zines and underground comics as well as sharing memories of his years as a zine publisher and the beginnings of Quimby’s Bookstore.

Quimby’s has a variety of things planned to celebrate our silver jubilee, including: an exclusive Chris Ware print celebrating our anniversary, the release of an printed store history with stories and graphics, a commemorative t-shirt by artist Gabby Schulz, an artisanal Marz Community Brewing Quimby’s beer with a specially designed label by Chicago artist Laura Park and more surprises.

This event also kicks off Wicker Park & West Town Lit Fest’s second year, which celebrates the neighborhoods’ literary past and present. Events around Wicker Park and West Town include a story slam, book swap, workshops, author readings and signings and more.

For more info: info(at)quimbys(dot)com

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Chicago kickin’ Ignatz!!!

Ignatz winners were announced last night and among some strong competition a couple of Chicago comics artists took home the golden bricks!

So congratulations to Laura Park and Lilli Carre!!!

Click here to see a full list of winners

or the Comics Reporter blog has a list with winners and nominees!

Trevor Alixopulos and Laura Park Sign Comics at Quimby’s!

Oct ’08
11
7:00 pm

Come celebrate the release of Trevor Alixopulos’ 2008 Ignatz Award nominated graphic novel, The Hot Breath of War by Sparkplug Comic Books, with some of Chicago’s finest emerging cartoonists.   Join Trevor’s friends and fellow 2008 Ignatz Awards nominees Laura Park and Jeremy Onsmith for a signing to celebrate the release the Hot Breath of War.

The Hot Breath of War explores love amidst conflict and the seduction of violence itself. Trevor lives and draws in Santa Rosa and is also the author of Mine Tonight (also by Sparkplug Comic Books). Old school Quimby’s heads might also remember Quagga?


Laura Park has done illustrations for The Reader, Asthmatic Kitty Records and many others. Her mini comic Do Not Disturb My Waking Dream is available now.

Jeremy Onsmith is crazy! We wish he did more minis!!!!

More info at:
www.alixopulos.com
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