Monthly Archive for February, 2010

New Stuff This Week


Busting a Cap in Nina Gordons Ass: A Play in Three Acts, with Dialogue Courtesy of the Internet Commenting Community by Anne Elizabeth Moore $2.50

Zine World: A Readers Guide to the Underground #28 $4.00

Syndicate Product #15 by AV Michel $3.00

Imperfect Sutures by Sally Alatalo & Anne Wilson (Sara Ranchhoue Publishing) $15.00

Lady Fallopia win 09 10 $3.00 – Thank the goddess! This doula-duo dips into women’s health and takes it there. Where? You know, that magical, frank and down and dirty womyn’s health place where the zine actually has a color centerfold/recipe/how-to about cooking and preserving your placenta and an article about using your breast milk to help cure infections in your friends and loved ones. Don’t squirm, it’s just natural, baby!

Mayhem Books & Magazines


Lucha Loco: Free Wrestlers of Mexico by Venville Malcolm (Universe) $24.95 – I should liken this impressive and beautiful photo book of Mexican wrestlers to the that book Fruits about outrageous Japanese street clothes. Both books have the relevatory effect that not only have all the good ideas for fashions been taken, they’ve also been realized to their fullest. Back to the lab.

Sovereign #9 Mar 10 $3.95

Skeptic vol 15 #3 $6.95

Namaste vol 11 #3 $9.99

Skeptical Inquirer Mar Apr 10 vol 34 #2 $4.95

American Gun Culture Report #5 Win Spr 10 $6.00

The Poisoners Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine In the Jazz Age New York (Penguin) $25.95

Graphic Novels/Comics/Comix

Unlovable vol 2 HC by Esther Pearl Watson (Fantagraphics) $22.99

Between Here and Here by Brendan Monroe $5.00

Kind Aroo vol 1 HC by Jack Kent (IDW) $39.99

Bart Simpson Comics #52 $2.99

Fucking Pancakes

I’d Sure Like Some Fucking Pancakes by Lauren Barnett $2.00 – Lauren’s got some worries on her mind so the least you could do is make the gawddamned pancakes and let her concentrate on drawing her cute and funny comics. You make the best pancakes anyway.

World War 3 Illustrated #40 What We Want $5.00

Bebopman by Harvey Pekar, Tony Lavorgna and Lois Gilbery, art by Art by Gary Dumm $10.95

What Have You Been Up To by Kiana T & Paddy Puke $1.50 – A Snakepit-inspired diary mini-comic just stopped by Quimby’s and wants to know if it can crash on your coffee table tonight?

2 Books by Shaun Tan, both $19.99 each: Tales from Outer Suburbia and Arrival (both published by Scholastic) .

Secret Asian Man The Daily Days a Collection of Daily Comic Strips by Tak Toyoshima $20.00

Fiction, Poetry & Chap Books

Everything is Everything by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz (Write Bloody) $15.00 – Don’t miss her here with former employee Shappy on 3/1/10, 7pm!

Book of Badius: A New Beginning to an Old Endings by Nathanel Washup $12.25

War of The Crown #1: Demon King William Lockett $15.00

Watcher Poems by Agnes Eva Savich $14.95

I Like To Keep My Troubles On The Windy Side of Things by Buzz Pool $10.00

Toucan #5 Valentines Day by Liz Baudler and Laura Rynberg $3.00

Art books

Nazi Knife #6 $27.00 – What would possess you to call your fashion-forward art book “Nazi Knife”? Being French is really no excuse. Despite that title feeling really unconsidered and trite, this book is actually an interesting collage and drawing anthology of cover-to-cover attractive garbage and mind compost AND nowhere on or in it does it actually say “Nazi Knife” so you could just refer to it as “that book with the really stupid name.” Sheesh.

Here Are My Instructions by Redell Olsen & Johanknecht (Sara Ranchhoue Publishing) $15.00

Art Mags

Creative Review Feb 10 $14.99

Gup #23 $7.99

Rojo Ever Chaos Continuum $29.00

Black Flash vol 27 #2 win 10 $8.00

HotShoe Feb Mar 10 $9.50

Lifestyles and Culture Mags

Skateboarder Apr 10 vol 19 #8 $4.99

Skunk vol 5 #8 $5.99

Skateboard Mag #73 $3.99

Travel Naturally #74 $9.95

Politics and Reolution Books/Mags/Zines

GLQ vol 16 #1-2 Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 2010 $12.00

Bitch #46 $5.95

Show Me the Money #31 $2.50

Race & Class vol 51 #3 $18.00

In These Times Mar 10 $3.50

New International #12, the Magazine of Marxist Politics and Theory Capitalisms. This issue: The Long Hot Winter Has Begun $16.00

Class Struggle #65 Feb Mar 10 $3.00

Music zines /magazines and Books

Maximumrocknroll #322 Mar 10 $4.00

Brutarian #54 $4.95

Fader #66 Feb Mar 10 $5.99


Celestial Navigations Short Films of Al Jarnow by various (Numero Group) $30.00 – Wow! Understated might be a good word for the amazing experimental animated films of Al Jarnow. His work brought everyday objects to life in unexpected ways and is probably best recognized in his memorable interludes for Sesame Street and 3-2-1 Contact. Combining a whole bevy of animation techniques, these films are smart and poignant- you’re as likely to learn about counting to 9 as you are about the waxing and waning of civilization. Numero Group continues their tradition of excellence with this attractively packaged look through Jarnow’s ouvre and includes a book and documentary focused on his storyboarding and technique. *DVD includes 45 of Jarnow’s films and a 30 minute documentary and comes with a 60-page perfect bound booklet.

Sexy Stuff

Obedient One Shitagariya by Yutakamaru Kagura $19.95

Nancy Stohlman Reads From Searching for Suzi

Mar ’10
7:00 pm

What happens when an ex-stripper in her mid-thirties, married with children, awakens one day questioning what brought her to a current life of complicated domesticity? Compelled to return to Omaha after seventeen years, the narrator we only know as Natalie begins a quest into her past, an adventure that takes the reader from childhood beauty pageants to the sex and glamour industries. Natalie’s search becomes an intrepid journey through her own sexuality, a woman not only claiming herself but also accepting her contradictions. With inquisitive perception and agile use of perspective, Searching for Suzi (Monkey Puzzle Press) is an investigation into the tragic shadows of a past preferred to be forgotten.

“Sexy, gutsy, raw and mature. A literary strip tease, Nancy Stohlman lures us through the layers of her dark world with the promise of exposing the ultimate sparkle…and ends up revealing something profound.”  -Raymond Federman, Author of Double or Nothing

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Penny Arcade Reads From BAD REPUTATION

Mar ’10
7:00 pm

PArcade_BookCoverWhen asked about her influences, Penny Arcade points to three enduring sources: growing up Southern Italian, immigrant, peasant ,working class in New Britain, Connecticut, the New England factory town that was a center of working class intellectualism, her debut at 17 with the glitter, glam, rock and roll, political, seminal queer, NY theatre, The Playhouse of the Ridiculous which influenced everyone from Bob Fosse and Fellini to Iggy Pop and David Bowie, while a teenage superstar for Andy Warhol’s Factory. No mean feat, they were the two opposing artistic camps that fueled the late 60’s downtown NY art scene and her innate and rampant curiosity, which she claims as her most prominent personality trait. A trait that led the reform school graduate to maintain her oppositional outsiderness without losing her humanity or stunting her intellectual growth.

Arcade will be reading from her new hard cover book BAD REPUTATION, Semiotext(e) a partial collection of her work, replete with essays on her large body of writing that has earned her the title Queen of Performance around the world. Don’t be surprised you have never heard of her. Arcade is widely thought of as America’s best-kept secret, a unique and stellar voice you won’t soon forget. Long considered the queen of the New York Underground, Arcade is one a handful of 1980’s artists who invented Performance Art (for which she apologizes profusely to everyone) and has performed in venues that don’t normally host underground or performance artists, from Royal Festival Hall to Sydney Opera House to Casa Ruiy in Rio de Janerio. A highly acclaimed writer, poet and performer. “The silver tongued Penny Arcade is a writer of scorching comedic candor with a mind like a steel trap”” raved critic Michael Billington of UK’s Guardian, usually a tough man to please. Her writing is for everyone; direct, poetic with a honed, unique, philosophical point of view, filled with hard won wisdom. You can dine out for a month on her one liner’s alone. Did we mention that Arcade “is a wonder to behold, and manages to entertain, absorb, and broaden the audience simultaneously” and that she is “Provocative, intellectually stimulating, perceptive and hilariously funny and combines the anarchy of Lenny Bruce with the pathos of Judy Garland.” Or as The Scotsman wrote “If Penny Arcade was a cult, I would join!”

Penny Arcade may well be the most prolific, intelligent performance artist you’ve never seen. Penny Arcade (born Susanna Ventura) is clearly a force to be reckoned with. Her tough, street-wise persona was crafted by junkies, whores, criminals, and “deviants,” and infused with the discipline of the Italian-American working class. Arcade incorporates all of it in her work, and does so with amazing intelligence and a sense of humor. Penny Arcade has never sought the agreement of anyone, nor has she toned down the hard edge of her performances to facilitate mass consumption. Yet she may still have the last laugh. –Bay Area Reporter January 2010

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Top 10 This Week

1. Tattooed Lady A History by  Amelia Klem Osterud (Speck) $27.00

2. Puzzled Panther FOAD (Fuck Off And Die Chick Tract) $1.00

3. East Village Inky #42 by Ayun Halliday $3.00

4. Proximity #6 An Other Art World $12.00

5. The Point #2 Win10 $12.00

6. The Concisely Magazine of Short Prose #1 by Daniel & Benjamin Copulsky $3.00

7. Crestfallen #1 by Sandra Sierra $3.00

8. Todds Favorite Adult Actors and Their Favorite Flowers by Matt Kessler & Zach Huesling (Eye Rocket) $10.00

9. Pinatas by Yasmin $2.00

10.The Baffler vol 2 #1 $12.00

New Stuff This Week

Puzzeled Panther Tract

Puzzeled Panther Tract FOAD $1.00


Temporary Conversations: Peggy Diggs $3.00

Original Gangsta #3 That is Wack 2009 $2.00 – Life is hard – seek solice in zines.

Plastic Knife #4 $2.00 – Plastic Knife provocatively pairs its rapid fire off-the-cuff short prose with full-color road trip photos of construction workers holding “SLOW” and “STOP” signs. Smart and funny. Plus you get a free plastic knife in the deal.

Halloween Zine 2009 Trick or Treat $.50

As Boredom Sets In # 1 Jan Feb 10 by Rose, Runo and Winkestein. $2.00 – Oi Oi Oi! This is a punk zine in the classic sense – in the rice n beans, hardcore tape trade, free house show, cover your friend’s yard with dumpstered donuts sense. Classick!

Politics Is Not a Banana/Journal of Vulgar Discourse: What Are You Doing After the Orgy Or the Insurrection Or Whatever by the Institute For Experimental Freedom $10.00 – Beleagured by Capitalism but not sure how to throw off your chains? This little pink book both satisfies your Situationist cravings and feeds your urge to indulge in some Sex Cult-ural critique. Take this as a call to action for those who want more Sleaze in their Theory, or, goddess forbid, more Theory in their Sleaze.

Comics/Comix/Mini-Comix/Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks/Sequential Art With Words and Pictures/Whatver You Want to Call It, You Wanna Fight?

Kick Ass HC by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr $24.99 – Cause if you wanna argue about it, this book will Kick your Ass.

Ignition City vol 1 TPB by Warren Ellis and Giancula Pagliarani (Avatar) $19.99

Almost Silent HC by Jason (Fantagraphics) $24.99

High Maintenance Machine #26 Win 10 by Matthew Reidsma $3.00

Music Books

Just Kids by Patti Smith (Ecco) $27.00 – Patti Smith’s memoir of her relationship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe, a document of the halcyon days for art and artists in New York in the late sixties and early seventies.

Sexy Sexy

OP Original Plumbing #2 Trans Male Quarterly “The Hair Issue” $8.00 – Putting the “Hir” back in “Hirsute”, this issue features the dreamy bohemian longhair Chris Vargas, Brooklyn-based barber Khane, Canadian bear Ayden and an interview with – get this- trannychaser Margret Cho! We like this place. Kisses.

For Lonely Adults Only #6 Win 10 by Regis Trigano $6.50 – Oh, solo homo. This issue is a photo diary of dressing and undressing, although our favorite section is the one where some boners get drawn on the wall.

Glossy Maggies

Pop Magazine #22 Spr Sum 10 $14.99

Dazed & Confused #82 Feb 10 $9.95

Time Out Chicago #260 Feb 18 10 $2.99

Wallpaper Mar 10 $9.50

Love Contemporary #1 $9.00

Inked Mar 10 $6.99

Paper spring 10 $4.00

Juxtapoz #110 Mar 10 $5.99

Lit Mags

Logan Square Literary Review #2 Win 10 $5.00

Rejected Quarterly #20 Sum Fall 09 $7.50

The Point Point #2 Win 10 $12.00

Poetry/Chap Books

Kenning Anthology of Poets Theater 1945 to 1985, ed. by Kevin Killian and David Brazil $25.95

Clops by Devin King and Brian McNearney (Green Lantern Press) $10.00

Effigy #5 by Matt Whispers $3.00

Politics & Revolution Books and Rags

Venezuela Speaks Voices from the Grassroots by Carlos Marinez and Various (PM Press) $22.95

Demanding the Impossible A History of Anarchismby Peter Marshall (PM Press) $28.95

Fifth Estate vol 45 # 1 #382 Spr 10 $4.00

Maniacs of Miscreants & Mayhem

Best of All Flesh Zombie Anthology by James Lowder (Elder Sign Press) $14.95

Assorted Other Unclaissifiables

Jesse Thomas Kimo Knowles CD $8.00