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Book Release Party for Pinstriped Bloodbath

Nov ’09
7:00 pm

How does one honor the tradition of Chicago’s checkered past? By embracing it’s bloody cliches. The comic anthology Pinstriped Bloodbath does just that, showcasing several of the best  Chicago area cartoonists, as they tackle the seedy gangland crime of the 20’s and 30’s. Each  book is painstakingly silkscreened and constructed by hand and features simulated blood spray  across the jacket. Inside are 38 pages of beautiful black and white artwork featuring comics by  Bernie McGovern, Neil Brideau, Nate Beaty, Rickey Gonzales, Neil Jam, Sam Sharpe, Jeff  Zwirek, and Jeremy Tinder. The book also features illustrations by comic greats, Ivan Brunetti  and Joshua Cotter. The book is a limited print run of 250 copies and is $8.00.

Be there for the party celebrating the release of the book in Chicago after its debut at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda Maryland.  Meet and have your book signed by the cartoonists  representing the current alternative comic scene in Chicago.

For more info: http://www.pinstripedbloodbath.blogspot.com

Believer Beware!

Nov ’09
7:00 pm

So a transgender cowboy, a pornographer/Bible teacher, and a nostalgic former fundamentalist walk into a bookstore. It’s not a joke; it’s what will happen at Quimby’s Saturday, November 14 at 7 pm when Quince Mountain, Erik Hanson and E.J. Park read their contributions to Believer Beware, edited by Jeff Sharlet and Peter Manseau:“Cowboy for Christ”, “Bible Porn”, and “The Joy of Dissent (Or, Why I Miss Fundamentalism)”, respectively. The second collection from killingthebuddha.com, Believer Beware uncovers “first person dispatches from the margins of faith” and exposes them to the world. As editor Jeff Sharlet describes in his introduction

“Caught between comics and scripture is the stuff of this collection, memoir. Memoir, after all, is euphemistic label for testimony, a cleaned-up manifestation of the comic book sensibility.”

Join contributors and killingthebuddha.com editors for this Chicago launch of Believer Beware.

“Shocking, exhilarating, and never dull…. Highly recommended.” — Library Journal
“A complex, fascinating collection, full of surprises.” –Booklist
“Believer Beware is a door that leads from religious indoctrination to freedom. It is a book worth reading, vastly entertaining and (for me anyway) yet another liberating step from exile to better place. —Frank Schaeffer Author of Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back and the forthcoming Patience With God: Faith For People Who Don’t Like Religion (Or Atheism)
For more info: http://killingthebuddha.com/ktblog/believer-beware/

Metralingua’s Down the Block Reading

Oct ’09
7:00 pm

Featuring Chicago authors Peter Zelchenko, Hugh Iglarsh, Sharyn Elman, and John Banas

Chicago authors Peter Zelchenko, Hugh Iglarsh, Sharyn Elman, and John Banas will read their contributions from Metrolingua’s anthology Down the Block.

As the “Metro” in Metrolingua implies urban life, Down the Block confronts and even celebrates life in the city. The authors’ interaction with cities reveal both complimentary and antagonistic reactions, expressing the complexity of what cities mean to us, whether we live within them or are just passing through.

Zelchenko is “an outspoken activist who pursues his causes long after most people would have given up” (Chicago Reader), and writes for Gapersblock.com, Thepoint.com, and has a popular column for the Chicago Journal. He also wrote the critically acclaimed exposé, It Happened Four Years Ago: Mayor Daley’s Brutal Conquest of Chicago’s First Ward.

Iglarsh has published satire, reviews and essays in such periodicals as The Lyric Opera Study Guide, New City, Bridge Magazine, World Jewish Digest, and Context.

Elman has worked as a broadcaster and producer for television and radio in Los Angeles and Chicago, and now teaches broadcasting at Columbia College.

Banas has experienced enough layoffs to write about it for this anthology and get involved in politics in DuPage county while pursuing other writing.

Metrolingua is a micro-publisher created by Margaret Larkin, to celebrate the human movement of writing in the 21st century as an alternative to the publishing monoliths that have emerged in the increasingly consolidated publishing business. See a full preview of the anthology and hear audio at: Metrolingua.com

Barred For Life Interviews

Oct ’09
3:00 pm

barredforlifePosterGot a Black Flag tattoo? Come to Quimby’s to get interviewed for a book about it! For more info, go here.

The Week Behind Celebrates 17 Years on the Internet

Oct ’09
7:00 pm

On October 7, The Week Behind will celebrate its 17th anniversary as the oldest online magazine in America. Before Slate, before Salon, and almost 10 years before the invention of blogs, The Week Behind was entertaining Chicago audiences with its lively coverage of the arts, culture, politics and technology.

Join original founders Scott Jacobs, Marilyn Wulff and Bob Brink discuss how The Week Behind evolved from the in-house newsletter of IPA, The Editing House into an Internet sensation (Cool Site of The Day on December 31, 1992.) Meet current contributors and find out how you can write for today’s magazine.

On hand for this special celebration will be Stump Connolly, chief political correspondent of The Week Behind, reading and signing his recently released book about the 2008 Campaign The Long Slog: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The White House.

The Long Slog is Connolly’s irreverent account of his 20 months following the presidential campaign. Read his first hand reports from New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Wisconsin and Ohio, see how he sneaks into the Republican and Democratic conventions, and join him for Barack Obama’s triumphant Election Night rally in Chicago.

Rick Kogan calls Stump “as clear-eyed and sharp-eared a reporter as there is in the land.” Tom Geoghagen says he is “a modern day Poor Richard, a witness of uncommon good sense to the nonsense of our presidential elections . . . an American Original.”

“I don’t think anyone had more fun covering the campaign than Stump, or reading him than me,” adds Bill Kurtis. “You laugh and learn at the same time.”

For a lively evening of fun, politics and surprise guests, don’t miss The Week Behind Birthday Bash at Quimby’s. The first 20 people in the door are eligible to purchase the last 20 original copies of the 1992 classic “The Week Behind: A Year in the Life of Small Business.”

For more info: www.theweekbehind.com