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Trubble Club Draws Your True Inner Self for Free Comic Book Day 5/3

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Join the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo [CAKE] at Quimby’s Bookstore [1854 W North Ave] on Saturday May 3rd 7pm to celebrate Free Comic Book Day with Chicago’s Trubble Club!

This year, the Trubble Club has modified the Quimby’s photo booth to capture your true essence. Come hang out with some of Chicago’s best comics artists as they collaboratively reveal your inner self by interpreting psychic signals from their magical photobooth. Snacks and refreshments will be provided by CAKE, and free comic books will be available for pick up (while supplies last).

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Trubble Club started as a group of Chicago-based cartoonist making jam comics. While we still do that, and love doing that, we’ve been branching out. The Infinite Corpse is a never-ending webcomic spearheaded by Trubble Club, that includes panels by both totally unknown artists, and institutions, like Art Speigelman and Kim Deitch. We have also recently done commissioned installations for the Museum of Contemporary Art, The DePaul Art Museum, and the John Michael Kohler Art Center.

The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo [CAKE] is a weekend-long celebration of independent comics, inspired by Chicago’s rich legacy as home to many of underground and alternative comics’ most talented artists– past, present and future. Featuring comics for sale, workshops, exhibitions, panel discussions and more, CAKE is dedicated to fostering community and dialogue amongst independent artists, small presses, publishers and readers. This year’s CAKE is May 31 & June 1st at the Center on Halsted (3656 N Halsted), and is free and open to the public.

Visit http://cakechicago.com or e-mail cakexpo@gmail.com for more information.

Sat, May 3, 7pm – Free Event
Quimby’s Bookstore Chicago, IL quimbys.com

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Yuriy Tarnawsky Reads from The Placebo Effect Trilogy with Eckhard Gerdes 5/16

In Ukrainian-American novelist Yuriy Tarnawsky’s new trilogy The Placebo Effect (JEF Books), the themes of alienation, abandonment, and fear of death, developed in Like Blood in Water and elaborated in The Future of Giraffes, respectively the first and second book of The Placebo Effect Trilogy, are picked up in the third book, View of Delft, and are given a new treatment. Yuriy Tarnawsky has authored more than two dozen books of poetry, fiction, drama, essays, and translations.  He is one …

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Off-Site: Prom 9 From Outer Space: an intergalactic fundraiser to benefit 826CHI

Quimby's is proud to co-sponsor Prom 9 From Outer Space: an intergalactic fundraiser to benefit 826CHI What: Open bar, DJ, silent auction, raffle, DANCING When: Saturday, April 26, 8pm-midnight Where: St. Vincent de Paul Center at 2145 N Halsted St (NOT at Quimby's) Tickets: www.826chi.org/prom9 Attendees will forgo ill-fitting rental tuxes and bustling taffeta for all manner of tin-foiled, corsetted, ray-gunned getups sure to impress the creature on their arm. Come dressed in your …

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New Stuff This Week

  New York Postcards Box Set by Adrian Tomine (D+Q) $14.95 - 30 illustrations from the pages of the New Yorker and beyond. Zines & Zine-Related So As Not to Suicide - A Survival Manual $2.00 - Suffer from anxiety? This might help you. Bookstores and Baseball 6th Inning $6.00 I'm Really Really Scared - On Social Anxiety by Sylvia $1.00 You Must Always Have a Secret Plan (Little Tricycle Red Guide) $3.00 - Thoughtful and beuaitful one pager, folds out so you can hang it, if …

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off-site: CAKE FRAME 2: Live Art Auction and Brain Frame Comics Performance Event to Benefit CAKE 4/20

Sun, April 20 at the Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S Morgan Street, Chicago IL 60608 (NOT at Quimby's) Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm $5 - $20 sliding scale entry For the second year running, the performative comics reading series Brain Frame is teaming up with the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) to host the CAKE Frame fundraiser, an evening of comics readings and a live art auction. Cake Frame 2 is All proceeds go to benefit CAKE, the weekend-long celebration of independent comics …

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