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2 zines from Billy McCall:
Proof I Exist #40 $2
Behind the Zines #15 $4

Antigravity vol 21 #3 $10

Urban Guerrilla Zine #27 $10

Zines by Amanda Smithivas:
Week In the Stars $4
Oh Balls $3

International Review #169 Win 23 $3

Cog #2 by Zak Biggard $20

Early 2020s Chicago Punk Shows by J. Daniel Hud $13

zines by Mita Saldana:
Raindrops #1 $3
Pluviophile #2 $5

Cava #2 Feb 23 Black History Resilience and Liberated Future $10

various issues of Catalytic Quarterly $4 each

Comics & Minis

I Hope This Finds You #6 Diary Comics by Kevin Budnik $6

Stoneware Jug by Stefan Lorenzutti and John Porcellino $8

Comic Vomit by Xena Lopez $8

Cyanide Swamp #1 $10

Reptile House #11 $7

Barfology #1 Spr 23 Sick Mutts Comix and Art Zine $10

Computer News #4 $5

Marsha Marsha Marsha or Art School Blues by Holly English $10

Graphic Novels

Heavy Bright by Cathy Malkasian (Fantagraphics) $39.99

Politics & Revolution Books

Working It: Sex Workers On the Work of Sex edited by Matilda Bickers with peech breshears and Janis Luna (PM Press) $17.95


404 Error: Memoir of a Nobody by RG Vasicek and Zak Ferguson $10

Books by James N. Wicklund:
Notes Found Scratched on a Bald Spot $14.95
Wildflowers Rising in the Boneyard $9.99

Poetry, Chap Books & Lit Journals

Doom Scroll by Matthew Guenette (University of Akron Press) $16.95

Chap Books from Pitymilk Press:
It Is March and I Am Sitting Alone at a Thai Restaurant by Brea Harris and Patricia Murphy $12
Mash Notes by Jane Flett and Rosie Ship $10
Island Weather by Chelsea Tadeyeske and Anna Tesarova $15

Sinister Wisdom #128 Trans/Feminisms $14

Duet Duet (variou issues) by Elyse Johnson and Ricky Garni $6 each

Mystery and Adventure Series Review #60 $3

Overtime #64 What the Winner Takes by Karl Lykken (Blue Cubicle Press) $2


Elska #41 San Francisco, California $20

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Cemetery Language of Flowers by Allison C. Meier $10

I Am Not This Body by Vanya Emilia Minskoff Andersson $5

Zines by Cuyler Keating (Punched Tin Press): Pocket Herball Which Giveth Knowledge and Understanding of All Manner of Herbes and There Gracyous Vertues, $10, Blessed Are Ye: Dead a Guide to the Many Graveyards of New England (3rd edition) $15

I Am Grotesque by Eric Clift-Thompson $5

Comics & Minis

Brain School by Jam $2

Comique #1 by Bart Laube $2

Hell Crime by Ralph Hooten $1

New Comics by David Hankins: Bugs $2, Lazer Attack #1 $2, Yellow House $4

Huey #3 Huey’s Day by Levi Friedman $10

Graphic Novels

Comics For Choice (2nd ed) by various (Silver Sprocket) $29.99

Tits and Clits 1972-1987, edited by Joyce Farmer, Lyn Chevli & Mary Fleener (Fantagraphics) $59.99

Ephemera: A Memoir by Briana Loewinsohn (Fantagraphics) $24.95

Harvey Knight’s Odyssey by Nick Maandag (D+Q) $24.95

Sucker by Elle Shivers (Silver Sprocket) $15.99

Changeling vol 2 Tina N. Lugo (Silver Sprocket) $13.99

Ant Story by King Louies Lab $20

Art Books

Behind the Scenes Graffiti Series from Soi Books, $10 each: CHIP7LAND by CHIP7 (Bangkok), Kowloon Bustle by Xeme Hello (Hong Kong), Sool Boomb Book by Art of Sool (Itay)

How to Not Fuck Up Your Art World Happiness: 60 Tips and Tricks on How to Stay Relaxed and Mentally Sane In the Art Industry by Christoph Noe $14.95

100 Writing and Crafting Papers Foods and Sweets (PIE International) $29.99

Politics & Revolution Books

Cry of Mother Earth: Plan of Action of the Ecosocialist International by Ecosocialist Horizons (PM Press) $14.95


Lives Less Ordinary: Obituaries of the Eccentric, Unique and Undefinable, edited by Nigel Farndale Times Books) $24.95

Music Books

Psychedelia: 101 Iconic Underground Rock Albums 1966-1970 by Richard Morton Jack $39.95

Mayhem & Outer Limits

Bringer of Life: A Cosmic History of the Divine Feminine by Hayley A. Ramsey (Adventures Unlimited) $18.95

Giza Death Star Revisited by Joseph P. Farrell (Adventures Unlimited) $19.95


The Eyes and the Impossible by Dave Eggers (McSweeney’s) $28

Lit Journals & Chap Books

Moss Piglet March 2023 $12

Vampthology Book One: Cycle by Eric Clift $12


Sex and Horror – The Art of Roberto Molino edited by Nicola D’Agostino (Korero) $36.95

FutureLux Illustrated Fantasy Comix #1 by Scott Gerard Ruhl $10

Girls Girls Gore: Macabre Maidens for the Morbidly Inclined $3

Mel Stringer Fart School Release Event at Quimby’s, April 15th

7:00 pm

Quimby’s welcomes Mel Stringer to celebrate the release of her graphic novel Fart School published by Silver Sprocket on Saturday, April 15th and 7pm here in person at 1854 W. North Ave for a night of talking and signing.

Based on the author’s experience attending art school in the early 2000s, this funny, heartfelt graphic novel will resonate with anyone who had a youthful dream—or a DeviantArt account.

Mel is excited about moving to Brisbane and starting art school! She imagines collaborating with other artists in a vibrant community, honing her craft, and becoming an accomplished artist. But it turns out that art school isn’t quite the same in real life. Can Mel finish college with her love of art still intact?

Mel Stringer was encouraged to be creative from an early age and remembers spending most of her free time drawing all through her schooling years. Her work spans across mediums, including comics and illustrations, all autobiographical and influenced by her surroundings in one way or another. Mel was brought up in the Northern Territory of Australia, finishing high school in Darwin. She then traveled across the country to study art in Brisbane, in hopes of starting her art career and meeting more like-minded people. Now based in St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband, she spends her days creating autobiographical comics in the form of the zine Flowery, about what it’s like being a Filipino-Australian living in the USA. Fart School is her first graphic novel.

Reviews of Fart School:

“A relatable exploration of the difficulties of making it in the art world.” – Booklist

“Devotees of Dan Clowes’s beloved teenage dramadies will appreciate Stringer’s neurotic, angsty worldview as she tries to find her way in the adult world. Though most likely to strike a chord with actual past and present art school comrades, any reader who’s ever felt like a fish out of water will be drawn in by the irresistible loose cartoony art style and cheery color palette. This funny portrait of the artist as a young adult is a charmer.” -Publishers Weekly

“Mel Stringer’s art and storytelling talent shine in this brilliant, beautiful graphic memoir that’s both personal and universal: the time somebody starts to become their true self. Her brilliant artwork and storytelling are somehow both intensely personal and universal, as well as funny, poignant and real. The more you look at Mel Stringer’s work, the more you see, and the more you realise what an awesome talent she is.” -Kaz Cooke

More info:

Facebook event invite here.

Hey! Remember when Mel did our awesome bookmarks?! We love them so much!

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How Much Is Enough? Kate O’Shea and the Just City: Residency Reflections of an Embedded Practice at the Intersection of Art and Activism (Half Letter Press) $10

Ker-Bloom #160 by Artnoose $2

Anticat: Defy Category #2 edited by Duke Pierce Reade $3

Trans Restroom Rants #3 by Birch Rosen $5

Zines from Rena Yehuda Newman: 69 Writing Prompts for Deviants, Testosterone Survey Zine: A Community Health Art Project & more.

Shot in the Dark: A Found Photo Slide Zine #1 $7.00

Comics & Minis

Dubface & Dubface Annual #1 by Steven Gamburd $10, $20

Graphic Novels

Ms Davis: A Graphic Biography of Angela Davis by Amazing Ameziane and Sybille Titeux de la Croix (Fantagraphics) $24.99

Evita: The Life and Work of Eva Peron by Hector German Oesterheld, Alberto Breccia and Enrique Breccia (Fantagraphics) $19.99

Music Books

Creative Act: A Way of Being HC by Rick Rubin $32

Lit Journals & Chap Books

The Anarchist Review of Books #5 $6

The Bennington Review #11 $15.00

City of Coats by Todd Evans $13

Good Morning vol 1 by C. Arden Allman $5


Spunk #15 The Horror $12

Garfield From Memory Painting Pop-up at Quimby’s, May 13th

12:00 pm

Kate Parnell – aka Garfield From Memory – is a 43 year old artist who lives with her parents and paints Garfield every day. She started drawing Garfield four years ago when she was really depressed and hanging out at a friend’s sausage shop full of Garfield memorabilia, and as she did, she remembered the triumphant feeling of drawing a character from memory as a kid. She decided to draw Garfield from memory every day for a year, and posted them to her personal Instagram page. Four years later she’s somehow making a living at it – still painting, drawing, animating and sculpting Garfield every single day, and posting them to her Instagram @garfieldfrommemory. She is also the co-editor of the high equine weirdness zine HORSECORN.

Garfield From Memory’s first Chicago appearance will be at Quimby’s on May 13th; she will be selling original artwork, prints, and bootleg Garfield merchandise and she is excited to meet some of her biggest fans!

Garfield From Memory Pop Up
Sat, May 13th, noon-6pm

For more info:
Watch Garfield From Memory on Office Hours Live with Tim Heidecker, DJ Douggpound and Vic Berger.
Email: garfieldfrommemoryshop(at)gmail(dot)com
GFM Big Cartel Shop here.