Monthly Archive for February, 2008

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Jessica Hagy presents Indexed at Quimby’s!

Mar ’08
7:00 pm

Jessica Hagy is a different kind of thinker. She has an astonishing talent for visualizing relationships, capturing in pictures what is difficult for most of us to express in words.

At, she posts charts, graphs, and Venn diagrams drawn on index cards that reveal in a simple and intuitive way the large and small truths of modern life.

Praised throughout the blogosphere as “brilliant,” “incredibly creative,” and “comic genius,” Jessica turns her incisive, deadpan sense of humor on everything from office politics to relationships to religion. With new material along with some of Jessica’s greatest hits, Indexed is an utterly unique book will thrill readers who demand humor that makes them both laugh and think.

About the Author
Jessica Hagy is a freelance copywriter. She has won a Silver Clio, Creative Best Award from the Columbus Society for Communication Arts, and more than a dozen ADDY awards for her writing. Her blog, Indexed, was named a 2007 Webby Awards Honoree and was a recent addition to the BBC Magazine online.

Jessica will read and present some of her Venn diagrams and possibly do some drawing live. She will also sign copies of her book.

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Retard Riot in Chicago!

Quimby’s heads should know the works of Raphael and Noah Lyon. Raphael is the mind behind Mudboy and compiled the CDR’s we used to sell titled “Haunted Cobblestone” & “Free Matter for the Blind.” Noah is the mind behind Retard Riot and is also the guy who makes those crazy one inch pins we sell a lot of…you know with sayings on them like “Teenage Mutant Ninja Testicle.” The brothers will be in town to have an art show and crazy opening event! So check it out next week!  You have been warned.

Raphael Lyon (Mudboy) and Noah Lyon (Retard Riot) are having a show at Heaven!
Opening Friday,Feb. 22nd 7-11pm

1550 N. Milwaukee Ave. 2nd Fl.

DOCTOR NINJA (the Ol’ Dirty Mental Retard)
& MUDBOY (the Doctor of Experimental Organomics) proudly present:


Inspired by great works of art like Todd Browning’s “Freaks”, John Waters’ “Cavalcade of Perversion”, the brotherly love of punk rock workaholics the Ramones, and the collective sound mastery of the Wu-Tang Clan family; notorious east coast ringmasters Noah & Raphael Lyon said “Gooba-gabba, gooba-gabba, hey ho, let’s go, Chicago!”.

New Stuff Feb 16th 2008

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The Downloadable Dan Clowes

mister wonderful

New issues of Eightball are a thing of the past, but the New York Times has the entire run of Dan Clowes’ latest comic “Mister Wonderful” available as a free download.

THE2NDHAND Release Event

Mar ’08
7:00 pm

The 2ndHand Release Event with Jill Summers, Lauren Pretnar, Ling Ma and Chris Bower at Quimby’s!

We at THE2NDHAND are celebrating the release of our 27th print broadsheet with readings by Jill Summers, Lauren Pretnar, Ling Ma and Chris Bower. All Hosted by the inimitable C.T. Ballentine

Jill Summers‘ audio fiction has been featured by Chicago Public Radio, the Third Coast International Audio Festival and New Adventures in Sound Art. She lives and writes in Chicago.

Chris Bower is a playwright and fiction writer who contributes to THE2NDHAND.

Ling Ma is the Reads Editor of Venus Zine. She divides her time between New York and Chicago, both cities in which she roams the streets, still goes to the cinema, and otherwise leads a sedentary lifestyle of freelance assignments and writing fiction.

Lauren Pretnar holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the city in which she lives and writes. In addition to various reviews and other published work, certain of her plays have seen stage time at the Pac/Edge fest and at Prop Thtr.