Monthly Archive for March, 2009

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A Night of Bizarro Fiction

Apr ’09
6:30 pm

Join four authors from the Bizarro fiction movement: D.Harlan Wilson, Andersen Prunty, Eckhard Gerdes and Garrett Cook as they read from and sign their books. The material is sometimes profane, sometimes funny, but always weird and engaging.

D. Harlan Wilson is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, literary critic, screenwriter, and assistant professor of English at Wright State University-Lake Campus.  His recent books include a novel, Blankety Blank: A Memoir of Vulgaria (Raw Dog Screaming Press 2008), a novella, Peckinpah: An Ultraviolent Romance (Shroud 2009), and a book of cultural theory, Technologized Desire: Selfhood & the Body in Postcapitalist Science Fiction (Guide Dog Books 2009).  Visit him online at

Andersen Prunty is the author of The Overwhelming Urge, Jack and Mr. Grin, Zerostrata, Market Adjustment and Other Tales of Avarice, and The Sorrow King (forthcoming). He naps in Dayton, Ohio. You can call him Andy and visit him on the web at

Eckhard Gerdes is the author of several unusual novels, including My Landlady the Lobotomist (a top-five selection for novel of the year in the Preditor’s and Editors Poll), The Million-Year Centipede (a top-ten selection the year prior and a nominee for the Wonderland Award), Przewalski’s Horse (which won the Bissell Award), and Cistern Tawdry (nominated for the Georgia Author of the Year Award). He teaches at Lake Forest College, DePaul University, and Triton College. He has three sons and lives in the Chicago area.

Garrett Cook is a Bizarro, horror and crossgenre novelist currently residing in Warrenville, IL. While he is not reading submissions for Evil Nerd Empire publishing ( or dealing with his duties as Associate Editor of Bust Down the Door and Eat All the Chickens magazine, he is promoting his book Murderland Part 1: H8.

Other info: find out more about Bizarro fiction at

Quimby’s Top Ten Best Sellers For the Week of Mar 8th-14th, 2009


1.    Do Not Disturb My Waking Dream #2 by Laura Park $3.00
2.    Stop Smiling #38 $6.99
3.    Butt #25 Fantastic Magazine for Homosexuals $9.90
4.    Mome vol 14 Spr 09 (Fantagraphics) $14.99
5.    Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (Vertigo) $19.99
6.    East Village Inky #40 $3.00
7.    Lint vol 1 by Clara Kazarov $4.00
8.    Unlovable (hardcover) by Ester Pearl Watson (Fantagraphics) $22.99
9.    Proof I Exist #9 by Billy Roberts $1.00
10.    Cinema Sewer #22 $4.00

Gabriel Boyer and Malcolm Felder at Quimby’s!

Apr ’09
7:00 pm


Gabriel Boyer began his performing career at the age of eighteen, singing-Blood-Sweat-and-Tears-while-adorned-in-condiments, this period ending when, at the age of twenty-one, he discovered soul music and formed the band Extra Play with Malcolm Felder (who will also be in attendance in the band Normal Feelings with Mr. Boyer), then abandoned said musical project to relocate to New York City where he curated the spoken word portion of the DUMBO Arts Festival in ‘99.

In summer of ‘03 Mutable Press (a company founded by Zachary Katz and Gabriel Boyer) released its first book, a collection of manifestoes edited by Mr. Boyer. In the winter of that same year Mutable Press released How to Tell the Living from the Dead, a novel by Gabriel Boyer. In the course of the following year Mutable Press released four books, among which was Seven Nights in the Bedroom, a memoir of Bedroom Theater, also by Gabriel Boyer.

Then Mr. Boyer moved to China for a year to contemplate what he had done. Afterwards, relocating to an anarchist commune just south of Eugene, OR, where he filmed an anarchist musical entitled Free-Thinking Man as Commodity. After a brief stint working in a fish processing plant in the Bering Strait, he and Malcolm Felder recorded a radioplay, Twilight at the Lady Jane Grey College for Little Ladies in the spring of ‘08 at Shady Pines Studios. He now resides in Chicago, IL where he and Felder run Mutable Sound.

Gabriel Boyer will read from his new book, A Survey of My Failures this Far, which is actually a collection of seven books.

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New Stuff 3/14/09


We’ll forgive you if the hordes of weekend warriors drunk on the perfume of light beer and greased up in shamrock green have you too scared to leave the house! But for the brave souls that do venture out, with great risk comes even greater reward! So put on your rain boots avoid the green puddles and come get those goods: including a new issues of Cinema Sewer, a nice new book of Basil Wolverton’s bible illustrations, and much more.

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