August Quimby’s Newsletter Out Now!



The August Quimby’s Bookstore Newsletter available for online viewing now!

New Stuff This Week


Used Records and Tapes #1 by Chris Auman & Mike Dixon $7

Dykes and Queers In Different Dimensions #2 by Ana Norell $15

Library Excavations #11 Defense Drama by Marc Fischer $6

Plant Petter by Jaclyn Wright $16

If You Feel Sad Feel the Sad by Elwing Suong Gonzalez $8

Let It Sink #10 $3

KerBloom #144 May & Jun 20 $2

Comics & Minis

Bubbles #7 an Independent Fanzine About Comics and Manga $8

Looking Inward: A Guide to Introversion by Erika Sjule $5

Standstill by Olivia Fredricks $15

Magical Character Rabbit by Kinoko Evans (Study Group) $5.95

I Know What I Look Like by Veronica Timble $5

Hollow Press Stuff: Tribae the Cascade by Luca Brandi $16 – Hospital Train by Daisuke Ichiba $16 – Industrial Revolution and World War by Shintaro Kago $22 – Linchetto by Mat Brinkman $26 – Drippin by Laurence Engraver $13 – Chain by Paolo Massagli $7 – Plutonium by Gabriel Delmas $7 – Day of the Flying Head issues #2 & #4 by Shintaro Kago $12 – Four Comic by Paolo Massagli $13 – Baby In the Boneyard by Jesse Jacobs $16 – Outeroticspace by David Genchi & Miguel Angel Martin $13 – Xuwwuu: A Furvert Fairytale by Gabriel Delmas $12

Graphic Novels

Pre-Order! Seeds and Stems by Simon Hanselmann (Fantagraphics) $29.99 – Comes with Signed Bookplate (while supplies last), To Celebrate Simon Hanselmann virtual event Thurs, 8/13!

Constitution Illustrated by Robert Sikoryak (D&Q) $14.95

Prison Pit: The Complete Collection by Johnny Ryan (Fantagraphics) $39.99

Sky Is Blue With a Single Cloud by Kuniko Tsurita (D&Q) $29.95

Toybox Americana: Characters Met Along the Way by Tim Lane (Fantagraphics) $34.99

Nymph by Leila Marzocchi (Fantagraphics) $29.99

Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad and Peter Kuper $15.95

Winter of the Cartoonist by Paco Roca (Fantagraphics) $21.99

Now vol 9 Fantagraphics Comics Anthology (Fantagraphics) $12.99


Tender Is the Flesh by Augustina Bazterrica $16


Shock Cinema #58 $5

The Internationalist #60 winter $1

Chap Books

Longest Day of the Year by Michael Tuberdyke $4

Quimby’s and Fantagraphics Present Simon Hanselmann Livestream to Celebrate Seeds and Stems In Conversation With Bianca Xunise 8/13

7:30 pm



Quimby’s is proud to team up with Fantagraphics to bring you a livestream of Simon Hanselmann talking about Seeds and Stems, live from the Quimby’s Facebook Page on Thursday, August 13th at 7:30PM CST. No RSVP necessary! If you pre-order the book from now, for a limited time (while supplies last) you’ll also get a free sketched and signed bookplate by Simon Hanselmann.

Seeds and Stems is a spectacular omnibus of never-before-collected Megg, Mogg & Owl shorts, and more!

Since 2014, Simon Hanselmann has established himself as one of the first rank storytellers of our time with his four graphic novels about the funny and poignant lives of Megg, Mogg and Owl: Megahex (2014), Megg and Mogg in Amsterdam (2016), One More Year (2017), and Bad Gateway (2019). Hanselmann’s cast of characters, the depressive Megg (a green-skinned witch), her abusive boyfriend, Mogg (an actual cat), their submissive roommate, Owl (a vaguely humanoid owl), and the self-destructively hedonistic Werewolf Jones (half human, half wolf), brilliantly exist within the archetypes of the multi-camera sitcom, yet their stories brim with exceptional pathos and insight.

In early 2016, Hanselmann moved to the USA from Australia and began producing xeroxed zines at a steady clip as a means to survive. Runs of 300 to 500 copies, sold online, with hand-painted covers, custom stamps and hologram security stickers. Usually created under duress, these zines often possessed an air of desperate urgency. Small explosions of concentrated, manic creativity harnessed as product. Seeds and Stems collects all of these out of print, self-published stories produced by the artist between 2016 through 2019, along with a generous smattering of rarities from various anthologies and magazines. Megg and Mogg and friends explore the worlds of lucid dreaming, banking scams, cinema, mixed drinks, alien invasion, and budget vasectomies in this varied collection of rare and often experimental Megg and Mogg adventures, designed and curated entirely by the artist. To capture the authentically seedy look of a prescription bottle, Hanselmann’s hand-painted cover is wrapped in a transparent orange acetate jacket.

“Hilarious, upsetting, and thoroughly brilliant, this collection proves once and for all that there’s not another living cartoonist as brazenly funny or unflinchingly weird or insightful about mental illness as Hanselmann.” -Library Journal (starred review)

Simon Hanselmann was born in 1981 in Launceston, Tasmania. His New York Times best-selling Megg & Mogg series has been translated into thirteen languages,
nominated for multiple Ignatz and Eisner awards, and won “Best Series” at the Angoulême International Comics Festival in 2018. He currently lives in Seattle, WA, with his wife
and a rotating cast of small animals.

Simon Hanselmann will be in conversation with friend of Quimby’s Bookstore and Ignatz winner Bianca Xunise, whose works have been published by The Washington Post, Riot Fest, Vogue, The Nib and more. Follow Bianca at & Twitter + Instagram: @biancaxunise.




For more info:

Quimby’s Facebook Page.

Where to Pre-Order the Book.

Simon Hanselmann on IG

Simon Hanselmann on Twitter

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Moomin Arcana by Erin Watson $6

Zines by Hybachi Lemar: Factories the Fields and the Firearms to Defend Them $3.50, Anarchism and Ancient Egyptian Kemetic Knowledge $6.50

Graphic Novels

Moms by Yeong-shin Ma (D&Q) $29.95

The Cloven: Book One by Garth Stein and Matthew Southworth (Fantagraphics) $24.99

One Story by Gipi (Fantagraphics) $22.99

Art Books

Car Ma by Alison Mosshart (Third Man Books) $30

Politics & Revolution Books

Anarcho-Blackness: Notes Toward a Black Anarchism by Marquis Bey (AK Press) $13


Reports from Hell by Chas Smith $27


Ak47 by Chrisx $20


Horror Hound #83 summer $6.99


Great Balls of Doubt: Poems and Prose Poems by Mark Terrill, illustrated by Jon Langford (Verse Chorus Press) $14

Zine Club Chicago ONLINE: Animals Shall Inherit the Earth Edition 8/25

7:00 pm


Zine Club Chicago ONLINE: Animals Shall Inherit the Earth Edition

7 p.m. CST Tuesday, August 25 on Zoom


From zine cats to amphibious water dogs (also known as axolotls), many of us create zines with animals by our sides or in our minds. This month at Zine Club Chicago Online: Animals Shall Inherit the Earth Edition, we’ll be discussing self-published works about the panoply of animals that share our planet. Grab your favorite titles, BYOS(nacks)/BYOP(ets), and join us on Zoom for a great conversation!

** Zoom info ** We want to make sure that our online Zine Club events are a safe space, so we won’t be releasing the Zoom link and password publicly. If you’d like to attend, please email to RSVP by 5pm CST Tuesday, Aug. 25th. You’ll get an email you the Zoom link and password one hour before the event begins.

Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are always welcome at Zine Club Chicago, the city’s only book club-style event for people who read zines. This free monthly series is produced by Chicago Zine Fest/Midwest Perzine Fest organizer Cynthia E. Hanifin and sponsored by Quimby’s Bookstore. Anna Jo Beck designs our monthly flyers and created our logo and created this badass website for sharing zines we’ve discussed at Zine Club. Thank you to Corinne Halbert of Quimby’s for suggesting this month’s theme!

More info at Instagram: @zineclubchicago.

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