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New Stuff This Week

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Starfish: A Zine About Bikini Kill by Keith Helt and friends $5 – Starfish is a zine about Bikini Kill. As both a band and a concept. How people remember and experienced Bikini Kill. Personal responses, memories, interviews, instructions. The zine is typewritten. It includes words and illustrations and comics and photos. Proceeds from the zine will be donated to Chicago Abortion Fund. Contributors include: Missy Kulik, Sarah Leitten, Caroline Lucas, Rachel Masilamani, Liz Mason, Billy McCall, Celia C. Peréz and more!

Port Angeles by Nick Thompson $18

Noise Ploys #1 Citizens Entertainment Guild Spr 18 by Jonathan $4

Counterspell by Brian Hitselberger $15

Ten Toronto Cruising Spots $2

Clone Tide $3

Smudge vol 2 #3 by Clay Hickson $5

Comics & Minis

You Don’t Get There From Here #46 by Carrie McNinch $3

Cute and Nice by JJ McLuckie $2

Graphic Novels

Bizarre Romance by Audrey Niffenegger & Eddie Campbell $24.99 – Six different stories told through illustrated prose or comic panels celebrating and satirizing love of all kinds.

Politics & Revolution Books

Police: A Field Guide by David Correia and Tyler Wall $19.95 – Like any other field guide, it reveals a world that is hidden in plain view. In entries like “Police dog,” “Stop and frisk,” “Rough ride,” and scores more, the authors show how “copspeak” obscures the true meaning and history of policing.

Art Books

Tokyo Graffitti by Lord K2 $24.99


Tape Op #124 $5.95

Far Ride vol 8 Documenting Cycling Journeys Around the World $23

Skeptic vol 23 #1 $6.95

Fader #112 $6.99

Boneshaker Magazine #20 $12

Make vol 62 $12.95

Fortean Times #363 $12.50

Lit Journals

Motley Magazine #3 A Sinister Cabal $5

The Paris Review #224 $20

For the Kiddies

New Shoes by Sara Varon $17.99

Snails Are Just My Speed by Kevin McCloskey (Toon) $12.95

New Stuff This Week

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Why Art? by Eleanor Davis (Fantagraphics) $14.99 – Davis unpacks critical and positive concepts of art, whether it’s indulgent, goofy, serious, altruistic, evil or expressive. Her book is a work of art unto itself, with a sense of humor and a thirst for challenging preconceptions of art.


PWF Pro Wrestling Feelings #6 $5

Pizza Fried Chicken and Ice Cream $7

The Match #117 by Fred Woodworth $3

Brown and Proud Press titles, $5 each:
Cuentos De Gringolandia: Stories From the Other Side: Xicx Zine
Home Zine by Monica Trinidad and friends
On Struggling: Relationships

Don’t Piss Down My Back and Tell Me It’s Raining by Julia Eff $3

Splash: An Homage to WET, The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing by Joyce S. Lee $10

Urban Guerrilla Zine #20 $10

Cold Rocks – A Foldout Mini Zine of Snow Crystals by Jam $1

Not So Nostalgic Collaborative Zine: Drawings, Writings, Sharings 2017 $10

Cold Soaked High and Guilty $10

Chicken Butt Conversations on Comedy by Ashley Belanger $5

Sample by Lola Dement Myers $12

Fairy Tales for Cynical Girls vol 3 by K8 $2

Conjure: Zines As Ritual Magick by Nyxia Grey $5

Comics & Minis

Peer by Kevin Budnik $7

Grace Jerry Jessica and Me #2 by Derek Marks $6

Teachers Pet the House On Horse Mountain $10

New Wave Comics Outcasts #1-#3 by David Soileau $2.50 each

One Thousand Pounds of Wind by Andy Rench $7

Pig Pet by Margot Ferrick $7

Mirror Swimmer by Marieke McClendon $7

Electricity Is Her Element by Kathleen Kralowec $8

Marjorie #2 $3

Book of Days Daze by EA Bethea $6

Hell Hol High Speed Castration by Jack Mulkern $5

Arid Chasm by Priscilla Genet $3

Graphic Novels

From Lone Mountain by John Porcellino (D&Q) $22.95 – Don’t miss John’s event here for this book on Fri, March 16th!

Mudbite by Dave Cooper (Fantagraphics) $19.99 – First new graphic novel by cult cartoonist and fan favorite Dave Cooper in more than 15 years! A suite of stories about brain-damaged Amazons, black shiny eels, and much more.

Von Spatz by Anna Haifisch (D&Q) $16.95 – Walt Disney recovers at rehab. There he meets Tomi Ungerer and Saul Steinberg, and together, they embark on a regimen of relaxation and art therapy, a hilarious, heartwarming absurdist tale.

Mechaboys by James Kochalka (Top Shelf) $19.99 – Superbad meets Transformers in James Kochalka’s next great graphic novel, with a genuine high-school sweetness mixed in with robot action, comedy, and plenty of fistfights.

We Ate Wonder Bread by Nicole Hollander (Fantagraphics) $22.99 – Memoir by longtime syndicated cartoonist’s (Sylvia) mid-century Chicago childhood, a chronicle of a Chicago community that has since disappeared into an expressway.

The Dragon Slayer: Folktales from Latin America by Jaime Hernandez (TOON Books) $9.99

The Fuzzy Princess Volume 2 by Charles Brubaker $10.99

Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Pénélope Bagieu $17.99

Dalston Monsterzz by Dilraj Mann (Nowbrow) $19.95

Art Books

Hand Poked No Electricity: Stick and Poke Tattoo Culture by Sarah Lu (Carpet Bombing Culture) $19.95 – Not only an artists handbook but a resource book, a history book and a visual feast of everything single color.

Yokai Wonderland: More from Yumoto Koichi Collection: Supernatural Beings in Japanese Art by Koichi Yumoto (PIE International) $39.95

Gorey’s Worlds by Erin Monroe & friends $35 – An exploration of the artistic and cultural influences that shaped writer and illustrator Edward Gorey.

Politics & Revolution

Spinfluence: The Hardcore Propaganda Manual for Controlling the Masses (Carpet Bombing Culture) $24.95 – Infographic-designy heavy book banned in several countries, now out with an updated “Fake News” edition for interested in how to exploit people for profit or power. Covering fun techniques and tactics such as emotional hijacking, brainwashing and hysteria harnessing.

Whites, Jews, and Us: Toward a Politics of Revolutionary Love by Houria Bouteldja (Semiotext(e)/Intervention Series) $14.95 – A scathing critique of the Left from an indigenous anti-colonial perspective.

Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country by Steve Almond $16.95

Carceral Capitalism by Jackie Wang (MIT Press) $13.95

Outer Limits

Under an Ionized Sky: From Chemtrails to Space Fence Lockdown by Elana Freeland (Feral House) $19.95

Plants That Kill: A Natural History of the World’s Most Poisonous Plants by Elizabeth A Dauncey and Sonny Larsson $29.95


The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror by Mallory Ortberg $17 – A collection of darkly playful stories based on classic folk and fairy tales (but with a feminist spin) that find the sinister in the familiar and the familiar in the alien.

Lake Claremont Press titles:
Graffiti Palace: A Novel by A. G. Lombardo $27 – Debut novel retelling The Odyssey during the 1965 Watts Riots.
The Right Thing to Do at the Time by Dov Zeller $12.95
Book of Hats a Novel by Dov Zeller $13.95

Sorry to Disrupt the Peace by Patty Yumi Cottrell (McSweeney’s) $18

Freedom City by Philip Becnel $15 – Don’t miss the author here on June 22nd!

Music & Film Books

Raw: My Journey Into the Wu-Tang by Lamont “U-God” Hawkins $27 – The explosive, never-before-told story behind the historic rise of the Wu-Tang Clan, as told by one of its founding members, Lamont “U-God” Hawkins.

From the Third Eye: The Evergreen Review Film Reader by Ed Halter and Barney Rosset (Seven Stories Press) $29.95 – Writing on the films of Jean-Luc Godard, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ousmane Sembene, Andy Warhol, and others and offers incisive essays and interviews from the late 1950s to early 1970s. Articles explore politics, revolution, and the cinema; underground and experimental film, pornography, and censorship; and the rise of independent film against the dominance of Hollywood.

The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus $26.99 – GDT paired up with Chicago-based YA author for this must-read novel.


The This Handbook Will Change Your Life series Books ($10 each):
Apart of the This Blog Will Change Your Life cultural and lifestyle empire. The Handbooks are brimming with esoterica and ephemera, with humor and science, personal stories and tips.
Volume 001 – TACOS by Cyn Vargas
Volume 002 – DEBT by Christopher Bowen

The Infernal Library: On Dictators, The Books They Wrote, and Other Catastrophes of Literacy by Daniel Kalder $32


Bitch #78 $7.95
The Baffler #38 $14
Wicked Vision Magazine vol 9 $18
Wire #409 $10.99
Raw Vision #96 $14
Davis Magazine Jan Feb 18 $4.99

Lit Journals, Poetry & Chap Books

After Hours Journal of Chicago Writing and Art #35 $10

Windowcat #1 Poetry Etc by Jake Ayres $5

Transmission of Let Arms: Selection of Poems by Theo Rodino $3

Extreme Music and Non Music As It Relates to Sloth $3

Yoni Wolf Dream Poems by Jonathan Wolf $7

Peoples Elbow by Rax King $10

Sobotka Literary Magazine #6 $10


Phile #2 The International Journal of Desire and Curiosity $20

Elska #16 Cape Town South Africa $18.50

The Clitoral Truth, 2nd Edition: About Pleasure, Orgasm, Female Ejaculation, the G-Spot, and Masturbation by Rebecca Chalker, Illustrated by Fish (Seven Stories Press) $18.95

Sought vol 1 Pizza $15

New Stuff This Week

Girl Gangs, Biker Boys, and Real Cool Cats: Pulp Fiction and Youth Culture, 1950 to 1980 by Iain McIntyre and Andrew Nette (PM Press) $29.95 – From the juvenile delinquent gangs of the early 1950s through the beats and hippies, on to bikers, skinheads, and punks, pulp fiction left no trend untouched. 400 full-colour covers, 70 in-depth author interviews, illustrated biographies, and previously unpublished articles from more than 20 popular culture critics and scholars from the US, UK, and Australia, the book goes behind the scenes to look at the authors and publishers, how they worked, where they drew their inspiration and—often overlooked—the actual words they wrote.


Works In Progress Draft #1 by LZRDbrain $10

Intentionally Left Blank by Popla $5

Ear Plugs and Ticket Stubs by Kathy Moseley $3

Grey Zine $5

Comics & Minis

Issues of Mini kuš! $5 each:
#59 Share the Love by Paula Bulling and Nina Hoffman,
#60 His Last Comic by Noah Van Sciver
#61 Jonah 2017 by Tomasz Niewiadomski
#62 Daughter by Aidan Koch
#63 Nausea by Abraham Diaz
#64 Collection by Pedro Franz
#65 Master Song by Francisco Sousa Lobo
#66 Resident Lover by Roman Muradov

Issues of š! Baltic Comics Magazine, $12 each:
#30 Oct 17 – Special Brooklyn edition, guest edited by the owner of Desert Island Comics, Gabe Fowler!
#31 Feb 18 Visitors

So Buttons #8 $5 – With Noah Van Sciver, Rachel Dukes, T.J. Kirsch, Corinne Mucha & Rick Parker.

Graphic Novels

Ghost Stories by Whit Taylor $17.95

Rice Boy by Evan Dahm (Iron Circus) $30

I Love This Part: Hardcover Edition by Tillie Walden $16.99 – Two girls in a small town in the USA kill time together as they try to get through their days at school, watching videos and sharing earbuds, exchanging songs and stories.

Red Colored Elegy by Seiichi Hayashi (D&Q) $21.95 – Artists in a stormy relationship, from acclaimed Japanese underground comics artist. Now in soft cover.

Fenix by Zane Zlemesa $16

Fearless Colors by Samplerman $19

Compulsive Comics by Eric Haven (Fantagraphics) $19.99 – Existential Terror! Global Warming! A Vengeful God!

TRUMPTRUMP Vol. 1: nomination to inauguration by Warren Craghead, III (Retrofit) $25

Art Books

Guess I Just Never Felt the Spirit Matt Christy & R.D. King $20

Questionable Taste Levels by Elanor Aldrich & R.D. King $24

Outer Limits

Liquid Conspiracy 2: The CIA, MI5 and Big Pharma’s War on Psychedelics by Xaviant Haze $19.95

Big Brother Technology: PRISM, XKeyscore, and other Spy Tools of the Global Surveillance State by Axel Balthazar $19.95 – An exposé of the software programs and techniques used by the agencies to spy on the planet. Big Brother is watching. It’s time to watch back.

The Three Barons: The Organizational Chart of the Kennedy Assassination by James W Lateer $24.95


Suffering Ends When Awakening Begins by Robert Crown $13.99

Feel Free: Essays by Zadie Smith $28

Guy Debord by Anselm Jappe (PM Press) $21.95 – First intellectual biography of Guy Debord, prime mover of the Situationist International (1957–1972) and author of The Society of the Spectacle.


She Shreds #14 $10
Wire #408 $10.99
Mojo #292 $11.25
Street Trash Mag #2 & #3 $5 each

Lit Journals & Chap Books

The Lantern #2 Feb 18 (Entropic Press) $4 – Local fiction lit journal in zine style!

12 Street Haiku by Shelly Smith $8

New Stuff This Week

Shitty Printers by JP Garrigues and Bo Fahs (Blue Star Press) $13.99 – From the first consumer inkjet to more modern monstrosities, Shitty Printers breaks down the worst offenders of our home offices. Featuring popular and exasperating home staples such as the HP Thinkjet 2225A, the Lexmark Z22, the long forgotten Canon BJC-85, and many more.

Dot matrix printout in the house.

Print yr zines out on this, word.



Butch Nor Femme #12 $2

KerBloom #130 by Artnoose $2

Razorblades and Aspirin #3 by M. Thorn $8

Face Value 2012 Understanding and Combating Face-ism by Alice W. $2

Smudge vol 2 #2 by Clay Hickson $5 – Tan & Loose’s monthly newspaper offering articles, interviews, comics, and advice from a range of unique thinkers and creators, in the spirit of the underground and alternative presses of the 60’s and 70’s.

Comics & Minis

Treasure Island #3 by Connor Willumsen (Breakdown Press) $12.50

comics by Melissa Dettloff:
Hot Dog Confessional $5 – A zine that answers some of life’s important questions: do hot dogs like email? can a hot dog be a priest? what are hot dogs made of?
Dogs and Stools $3 – A zine featuring dogs and stools…but what kind of stools? Read to find out. This zine is a “one sheet book” and folds out to a poster printed on the back. This zine is a “one sheet book” and folds out to a poster printed on the back.
Arms Must Be Akimbo $15 – Delightful hand screen printed mini-comic about arm posture. This little comic made me laugh and smile with excellent line work, eye popping color and hilarious quips. ~CH
How to Achieve Sheer Dreamy Happiness: A Guide For Better Living $5

Hades #1 by Tim Tyler $10

New Wave Comics Presents #1-#3 by David Soileau $1.50 each

Fifty Flip Experiment #22 by Dan Hill $5

Graphic Novels

Out of Nothing by David Blandy & Daniel Lopcke (Nobrow) $22.99

Tim’rous Beastie: An Anthology of Small Adventures In a Big and Dangerous World by Amanda Lafrenais (Iron Circus) $30 – Proof that we’re not headed for destruction in 75 graphs from a cognitive scientist.

Good News Bible: The Complete Deadline Strips of Shaky Kane (Breakdown Press) $34.99

Picnoleptic Inertia by Tsemberlidis (Breakdown Press) $19.99

Total Jazz by Blutch (Fantagraphics) $19.99

Lovecraft: The Myth of Cthulhu by Esteban Maroto $19.99 – Illustrated in haunting black and white over 30 years ago, these comics are re-presented in a new edition, adapting three of H.P. Lovecraft’s most famous stories involving the Cthulhu Mythos.

Vacation by Blexbolex (Enchaned Lion) $24.95 – Adventures in bringing an elephant home by this French artist.

Politics & Revolution

Post-Truth by Lee McIntyre (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series) $15.95

Bikequity: Money, Class, and Bicycling by Elly Blue (Elly Blue Publishing) $9.95 – The contributors to this book?in the Taking the Lane series?tackle present a thoughtful, multiperspective take on the sociopolitical effects of bicycling.


Thirty-Seven: A Novel by Peter Stenson (Dzanc) $26.95 – Fight Club meets Heaven’s Gate in this story of an 18 year old that escapes a death cult and is encouraged to restart it by his enigmatic boss.

Music & Film Books

Psychiatric Tissue: The History of the Iconic Noise Rock Band Arab on Radar by Jeff Schneider $18

It Came From the Video Aisle!: Inside Charles Band’s Full Moon Entertainment Studio by David Jay & friends (Schiffer) $34.99 – From Puppetmaster to Trancers and beyond, Full Moon transformed the VHS experience for fans worldwide. Featuring rare artwork, behind-the-scenes photos, and over 50 exclusive interviews with the cast and crew who helped to create the legendary B-movie studio!

The Ultimate Guide to Strange Cinema by Michael Vaughn (Schiffer) $34.99 – Organized by genre, including comedy, horror, action, drama, fantasy, and sci-fi, this title offers 300 reviews of genre films from all over the world, 160 photos, and exclusive interviews and quotes from the people behind some of the most offbeat films ever made.

Art & Design

Eye See You: The Art of Oliver Hibert by Angelo Madrigale and Oliver Hibert (Schiffer) $34.99 – First monograph of this neo-psychedelic artist who has been featured in places like Juxtapoz & Hi-Fructose, and who has done many a poster and album cover for artists like the Flaming Lips. Over 200+ images of things like paintings, sculpture, drawings, tarot deck recreation and more!

Modern Gothic: The Photographic Art of Jamie Mahon by Jamie Mahon (Schiffer) $34.99 – Whether it’s the ethereal otherworldliness of his Gothic heroines and villainesses, the provocative postures of his fetish performers, or the adrenalin-charged action of his fantasy characters, each image leaps from its page to shock and awe you.

Robotic Existentialism: The Art of Eric Joyner (Dark Horse) $29.99 – Pastries mixed with vintage toys! A juxtaposition of joy.

Screenprinting: The Ultimate Studio Guide from Sketchbook to Squeegee by Print Club London (Princeton Architectural Press) $40


TL;DR: The Best of Odd Things Considered by Anita Dalton (Nine-Banded Books) $29 – Dalton reads the type of weirdo books we sell and has been writing conversationally thoughtful counter-criticism for years, with insightful discussions of serial killer memoirs, outsider manifestos, and conspiracy theories (among many other outré subjects). Don’t miss this!

Sexxxy Stuff

Starfucker, various issues $12


AdBusters #136 $14.95
Smith Journal #25 $17.99
Frankie #81 $19.95
Purple Fashion vol 3 #29 $30

Poetry & Chap Books

Chap Books from M. Wright: Boy Named Jane $10 & Dear Dementia $7

Other Stuff

New Field Notes:
Field Notes for Left Handed Folks! $9.95
Signature 2Pack, Plain or Ruled, cream/yellow or muted green cover, 4¼”× 6½” $15.00 each

New Stuff This Week

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Universal Harvester: A Novel by John Darnielle $16, Killing and Dying by Adrian Tomine (D&Q) $19.95


RocknRoll Astrology and Rituals by Elizabeth Thompson $5

Osos Polares by Bronson Betty $2

Torn Page From the Diary of British Explorer Theodore M. Walker, Cthulhu Inspired Fiction by Joseph Carlough $2

Crooked Mouth #2 by Just Richardson $10

Comics & Minis

The Wonderful World of Tank Girl #3 The Man from Tank Girl by Alan Martin & friends $3.99

Rose #7 by Cameron Davis $3.99

True Adventures of Jep Comix #7 by Jep $4

I Know You Think Your Sex Life Is Bad by Bella Levavi $2

Graphic Novels

Please Destroy the Internet by Michael Sweater (Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club) $10

stuff from Colour Code Printing:
His Story of War by Gunsho $15
Looking Inward by Amy Lockhart $14
Alicias Klassic Kool Shoppe Part 2 $15

The Life and Legend of Wallace Wood Vol. 2 edited by Bhob Stewart & friends (Fantagraphics) $39.99 – Carefully compiled over more than three decades by Wood assistant Bhob Stewart.

Vanishing Perspectives by Alexis Beauclair (2dcloud) $20.95

Many Ways of Doing and the Wrong Way That It’s Done by Conor Stechschulte $32

Art & Design

Mother Nature’s Altered States by Bill Kalnes $24.99

Poetry & Chap Books

In the Shape of a Human Body I Am Visiting on Earth: Poems from Far and Wide, edited by Ilya Kaminsky,? Dominic Luxford & Jesse Nathan (McSweeney’s) $14.00 – A slim anthology of work by various poets, courtesy of Poetry International.

Plastic Sea by Erica Schreiner $10

Shindig #75 $13.99
Progressive Feb Mar 2018 $4.95
Pinstriping and Kustom Graphics Magazine #65 & #66 $10 each
The Point #15 $14.99
Fortean Times #362 $12.50
Shots #138 $8.25