New Stuff This Week

Bubbles #1-#3 An Independent Fanzine About Comics and Manga $6 each


From the Sky Came a Great Terror by Ed Blair $5

Repurposing Riso #1 The Many Modes of Risograph Machines by Jocye S. Lee $10

World and Shy Fad #1 by Tedd Anderson $15

Objects I Have Loved by Hannah Sandoz $2

Ear / Wave / Event #4 $16

Presenting #1 A Contriburor Driven Photo Zine About Clothes, Punk and Identity by Miranda Reinert & friends $6

Chemical Imbalance by Carlos Morales $5

Self Guide by Michelle Zellers $4

Stuff Found In Books #1 Chicago Books To Women In Prison $6

Chem Positive Psychedelic Harm Reduction $5

Library Stories #1 Chicago Books To Women In Prison $4

Comics & Minis

PL Dermes by Mike Centeno $8

Foes Anti-Fanzine #1 by Tyne Lowe $4

I Just Want to Be Hot by Caroline Cash $4

Growth by Ash Barton $3

Illusion of Choice by Danny Cooper $5

Chattering #1 by Walker Tate $10

Old Sparky 01 Trash Can Psychedelia #2 by Benjamin Paul Kraco $5

Adult Crash Comix #1 & #2 A Coming of Middle Age Memoir by Jim Kettner $6 each

Trapped by Aim Ren $2

Rodeo #1 by E. Salazar $5

Graphic Novels

Hot Comb by Ebony Flowers (D&Q) $21.95

Penny Nichols by MK Reed, Greg Means and Matt Wiegle (Top Shelf) $19.99

Basquiat: A Graphic Novel by Paolo Parisi $19.99

Fuzzy Princess TPB vol 1 FULL COLOR EDITION by Charles Brubaker $15.99

Eileen Gray: A House Under The Sun by Charlotte Malterre-Barthes & Zosia Dzierzawska (Nobrow) $19.95

Maggy Garrisson by Lewis Trondheim and Stephanie Oiry $24.99

Politics & Revolution

Riot. Strike. Riot: The New Era of Uprisings by Joshua Clover $16.95

Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society by Thomas Frank $17

Feminism In Minutes: 200 Key Ideas Movements and Feminists Explained In an Instant by Shannon Webber $12.99


Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous: Christopher Bonanos $20

On Balance ed by Charlotte Shane (Tigerbee Press) $14

Art Books

I Love Art by Lisa Carver (Tigerbee Press) $15

The Amusement Park: 900 Years of Thrills and Spills, and the Dreamers and Schemers Who Built Them by Stephen M. Silverman $35

Soirée: Art Collection of nekosuke $30

Jodorowsky’s & Boucq’s Twisted Tales by Alejandro Jodorowsky & Francois Boucq $34.95


Room to Dream by David Lynch and Kristine McKenna $22 – Now in soft cover.


Earthquake Room by Davey Davis (Tigerbee Press) $15

Hunt For Great Beasts by Jeremiah D. Davis $12

FKA USA: A Novel by Reed King (Flatiron Books) $27.99

All City: A novel by Alex DiFrancesco $17.95


Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory: Stories by Raphael Bob-Waksberg $25.95

Ungovernable: The Victorian Parent’s Guide to Raising Flawless Children by Therese Oneill $25

Sex Guides & Culture

Prostitute Laundry by Charlotte Shane $18


Wire #424 June $10.99

Lit Journals

Another Gaze: A Feminist Film Journal issues #1 and #2 $15 each

Taddle Creek #43 $6.95

Paper Darts vol 8 $20

Rock’n’roll Decontrol!: A Punk Discussion at Quimby’s 7/20

7:00 pm
Toxic Reasons, with Ed Pittman on the mic, with DOA on the bill too!

Rock’n’Roll Decontrol will feature a punk discussion with Tony Erba (iconic member of bands like Face Value, 9 Shocks Terror, Cheap Tragedies, Fuck You Pay Me and more), classic punk Ed Pittman (Toxic Reasons, New Regrets), and writer/photographer/drummer David Ensminger (who has played with the singers of Sado-Nation, the Dicks, Big Boys, Plimsouls, and more). Other special speaker to be announced!

David Ensminger’s numerous books include an upcoming interview collection featuring a focus on the history of Washington D.C. punk and another volume with interviews culled from the last ten years of his work in zines like Razorcake and Maximum RocknRoll as well as brand new interviews with members of Toxic Reasons, Agnostic Front, and the Flesh Eaters. 

Earlier this spring, Ensminger released:

Beneath the Shadows of T.S.O.L.: a collection of four interviews with groundbreaking singer Jack Grisham (done by Ensminger as well as Welly, editor of Artcore and singer for the notorious Welsh punk band Four Letter Word) that span the years from 2001 to 2018; it also includes a concise T.S.O.L. record chronology by Grisham, plus fan essay too, along with myriad rare photographs (including from famed punk chronicler Ed Colver!) and tons of gig flyers. It is an essential read for those interested in the Southern California punk revolt, death/dark/gothic/politico punk, and the history of underground music on the West Coast.

Bio: David Ensminger is a college instructor and the author of several books covering both American roots music and punk rock history — Visual Vitriol: The Street Art and Subcultures of the Punk and Hardcore Generation (Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2011), Mojo Hand: The Life and Music of Lightnin’ Hopkins (Univ. of Texas Press, 2013), Left of the Dial: Conversations with Punk Icons (PM Press, 2013), and Mavericks of Sound: Conversations with the Artists Who Shaped Indie and Roots Music (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014). His book The Politics of Punk was published by Rowman and Littlefield in Aug. 2016, while Out of the Basement: Punk in Rockford, IL, 1973-2005 was published in March 2017 by Microcosm Press.

Currently, his chapter on the film Repo Man (“Looking for a Joke With a Microscope: The Intersection of Punk and Humor in Repo Man”) was featured in the new Routledge Companion to Popular Music and Humor. Both The Boston Globe and The Economist have highlighted his research; meanwhile, he writes for both academic and popular press publications like Art in Print, Razorcake, The Journal of Popular Music Studies, Houston Press, Trust(Germany), Artcore (Britain), and Maximum Rock’n’Roll.

For more info: Contact David Ensminger, davidae43(at)hotmail(dot)com

Tony Era tears it up in Fuck You Pay Me, 2017, in Cleveland, pic shot by David Ensminger.

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Offsite: Whiskers + Writers + Whiskey at Windy Kitty Cat Café on 6/28

7:00 pm

Celebrate June as National Adopt a Cat Month! In honor of this special month, don’t miss this a night of zinesters, cats & refreshments at the Windy Kitty Cat Café (1746 W. North Ave), just two blocks east of Quimby’s — in a night we’re calling Whiskers + Writers + Whiskey. The fine folks there save orphan kittens, abandoned or stray cats and mama cats with kittens, looking to find homes by offering them for adoption.

Tickets to this special event are $25 and can be purchased at this link. ** Please book in advance as walk-Ins are not permitted **

Join these zinesters for cat-themed readings amongst feline friends:

Anne Elizabeth Moore + Sara McHenry + Jonas + Cynthia Hanifin

About the readers:

Anne Elizabeth Moore is the author of books including Body Horror, Threadbare, Cambodian Grrrl and Unmarketable. She has two ineffective feline personal assistants, Thurber and Captain America.

Sara McHenry is a cartoonist, writer, and lifelong cat. She publishes the zine Hard to Love and has been drawing cat comics since 2006. Your McHenries

Jonas writes mostly zines with names like We the Drowned, Fixer Eraser and Cheer the Eff Up. He has also written a book of fiction called The Greatest Most Traveling Circus. @FixerEraser

Cynthia Hanifin is a social worker, writer, zinemaker, and storyteller. She is a Chicago Zine Fest organizer and a co-producer for Story Club South Side. @Cynthia_MSW

More info:

Facebook invite

Friday, June 28th 7pm
at Windy Kitty Cat Café & Lounge
(NOT at Quimby’s)
1746 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

New Stuff This Week


Psst Wanna Trade Zines? by M Sabine Rear $2

Bunker Diaries $2

Inner Harbor Field Reports $4

City of Maps: Navigations In Paris France by Delphine Bedient $5

You Are Not Special But You are Sad by C. Zhang $1.50

Girls Girls Girls by Angela Azmitia $10

Comics & Minis

Demonophobiac – Fear of Possession by Corinne Halbert $8

Tork by Michael Kupperman $7

Satanic Feminism and the Witchcraft of Fem Resistance by S. Katz (Silver Sprocket) $6.66

Minor Leagues #6-#8 by Simon Moreton $7 each

Comics by Marta Chudolinska, $12 each: Babcia & Genesis

Thirty Miles of Crazy #7 by Karl Christian Krumpholz $8

High and Shy by Abby Jame (Silver Sprocket) $5

Freezer Burn 2019 by Mister Ben $5

Old Haunt by Grant Reynolds $3

SuperButch #1 & #2 by Becky Dawkins and Barry Deutsch $10 each

No Better Words by Carolyn Nowak (Silver Sprocket) $5

West Coast Husk by Vreni $10

Cold Boy #2 by Bridget Bilbo $12

Pity Party by Alecia Gatlin $4

Read More Comix #5 $12

Moonsprout Nation Foggy Mountain Letters by Naomi Rubin $8

You’re Invited to a Slumber Party by Siobhán Gallagher $12

Review by Angela Chen $3

Mineshaft #37 April $9

Dethclimber by Pete $4

I Hate You Comic Shorts for Prickly People by Emmanuel Guerrero $12

Fail by Angela Azmitia $15

Beginning to End by Anna Kwan $5

Wavering Line #6 $12

Graphic Novels

Lorna by Benji Nate (Silver Sprocket) $10

Supervillains by Michael Kupperman $9

Angola Janga: Kingdom of the Slaves by Marcelo D’Salete (Fantagraphics) $39.99

Maggy Garrisson by Lewis Trondheim and Stephanie Oiry $24.99

The Nib Anthology: Empire, edited by Eleri Harris $14.95

Moon Full by Christopher Green $12

Haunted Francis by John F Malta $12

PP911 by Julia K (Cold Cube Press) $12

Art Books

Wandering Illuminations: The Art of Tara McPherson $29.99

Space Dogs: The Story of the Celebrated Canine Cosmonauts by Martin Parr $16.99

Stickers Vol. 2: From Punk Rock to Contemporary Art. (aka More Stuck-Up Crap) by Burkeman $40

Moth Among Butterfly by abrownrecluse $25

Uncomfortably Lost by Jeff Horwat $10

Spicy Metal #2 Futurerooms by Tara Booth and Neon Saltwater (Cold Cube Press) $15

Politics & Revolution Books

Countersignals vol 3 All The Way Down With Platforms $15

Film & Music Books

Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder by John Waters $27

Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music, and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded by Jason Heller $16.99


QTs in Beds #1 $15

RM Leathers Hell is Getting Hotter $8

Flashland vol 1 #3 Featuring Fancy Feast $8


Jacobin #33 Spring $12.95

Horror Hound #77 May / June $6.99

New Skin Mag #2 $10

Autre Magazine #7 $20

Lit Journals

Ninth Letter vol 16 #1 Spring Summer $14.95

Brick #103 Summer Fall $19