Monthly Archive for October, 2010

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Weekly Top 10

1. Henry and Glenn Forever Deluxe New Edition by Igloo Tornado (Microcosm) $6.00 – The gay love of Henry Rollins and Glenn Danzig? I’d get in that van.-EF

2. Craphound #4 Clowns Devils and Bait (Show & Tell) $12.00 – Holy Shit, the Craphound #4 reprint landed and it makes me smile like Ren and dance like Stimpy! Tejaratchi’s obsessive hi-con picture pages are brimming with the sauciest devils, the juciest bait and the most ambiguously legal clowns. Thrilling, terrifying, mind-blowing, hands down one of the world’s greatest zines! – EF

3. Cats Are Weird and More Observations: A Cat Book by Jeffrey Brown (Quirk) $12.95 – If you’re a cat person you’re in good company: Art Bell, William Burroughs and now Jeffrey Brown.

4. Hi Fructose #17 $6.95
5. Rigor Mortis vol 3 $3.50
6. Zisk #19 Fall 10 $2.00
7. Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010, ed. by Dave Eggers (Mariner) $14.95
8. Girls To the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution by Sara Marcus $14.99 – The last great underground cultural movement of the pre-Internet age, Riot Grrrl revolutionized girlhood itself. In the early 1990s, young women were realizing that the equality they’d been promised was still elusive, and a newly resurgent right wing was turning feminism into the ultimate dirty word. Don’t miss Sara Marcus here at Quimby’s with Jessica Harper, author of Girls Guide to Rocking on Oct 23rd, 7pm.
9. Maxims Hot 100 by Michael DeForge and Mille Putois $5.00 – Grills Gone Wild!!! DeForge takes us to the Maxim deli for extra-sloppy she-sandwiches with double mayo. The whole thing is silkscreened in three radiant colors by Mille Putois, which puts out an amazing series of artists books and comics. Eat up. -EF

10. Boneshaker Magazine #2 $8.00

New Stuff, Including Our Website Update!

Have you noticed some amazing changes on No? Go to and hit your “refresh” button. Now do you see any changes? Think they look awesome? We do too. And there’s more to come. There will be kinks along the way as more changes go up. We hope you like it as much as we do!

Also! For the second time in Quimby’s recorded history, someone bought $6.66 worth of merchandise. Here is what the number of the beast will buy you:


Anyway, here’s new stuff for this week:


Nnnnnnnnnn Yes vol 1 #1 $10.00 – A seven-person dispicable draw off hurtling our way from South Korea. Cut-ups, cut-opens, cut-outs, “we let our dicks and persnalities hang out.” Work by Jeff Conricode, Dillon Turner, Patrick Hansor, Morgan Dale Tepsic, Eli Taylor, Chris Elizondo, Jesse Douglas
UndergroundUnderground by Scott and Jen Webel $10.00 – Published by Museum of Natural and Artificial Ephemerata, this zine is a lovingly illustrated catalogue of the Museum’s 2010 Underground exhibit, which takes the theme, as usual, to delightfully eccentric extremes. Practically perfect in every way, this concept allows for the full on display and linkage of Kidney Stones, Trilobytes and Blue Jeans From the Russian Black Market, as well as many more of your very favorite things. If you really want to rave in the cave, this zine pairs excellently with Underneath Providence and Muddy -EF

Some Scraps #4 Always on Mine The Final Chapter by Jordan Rutherford $.99
Sutdio Sweet Studio #1 by Tuesday Bassen $7.00
Engines of Fortitude #1 by Moore Allen Keating and Bill Tucker $3.50

ydgtfh16You Don’t Get There From Here #16 by Carrie McNinch $2.00 – Daily diary comics in a Porcellin-ian vein, this issue is maybe both the wordiest issue and also the one with the most visual variations in style and content. McNinch faces numerous rattlesnakes and a mountain lion, goes to San Diego Comic Con and drinks well. Also, the accupuncture seems to be working, this issue’s a solid upper. -EF
Devastator #1 by Geoffrey Golden (Devastator) $7.95
Neonomicon #2 by Alan Moore etc. (Boom) $3.99
My Life as a Smut Peddler #1 and #2 by E Charles Connell and Jim Kidonakis #1 is $2.00 and #2 is $3.00
My Ghost Came As a Mexican by Jim Kidonakis $5.00
Full On and Proper Sap Tastic Voyage by Jim Kidonakis $2.00
Silk Lady Squirm Demon by Ryan Orlak and Jim Kidonakis $1.00
Its Dream Time, Snoop Doggy Dogg: A Collection of Celebrity Studded Dreams by JT Yost (Birdcage) $4.00
Pelage Fauve Tirage $5.00
FsshmrwlFsshmrwl Baouarf by Simon Bossé $5.00 – The biggest little zine we’ve got! Each page is a shenanigan-fueled 3-layer silkscreen print from the Bébête-o-sphere. You really can’t go wrong with the Mille Putois. -EF
Maxims Hot 100 by Michael DeForge and Mille Putois $5.00 – Grills Gone Wild!!! DeForge takes us to the Maxim deli for extra-sloppy she-sandwiches with double mayo. The whole thing is silkscreened in three radiant colors by Mille Putois, which puts out an amazing series of artists books and comics. Eat up. -EF

Vortex #2 by Don Robinson $5.20
Zombies Attack by Don Robinson $3.50

Best American Comics 2010, ed. by Jessica Abel, Matt Madden, with guest editor Neil Gaiman (Houghton) $23.00
Palookaville #20 by Seth (D&Q) $19.95 – Single issue in book form.
Four Color Fear Forgotten: Horror Comics of the 1950s by Greg Sadowski (Fantagraphics) $29.99
Fire and Water: Bill Everett The Sub Mariner and the Birth of Marvel Comics by Blake Bell (Fantagraphics) $39.99
Sanctuary by Nate Neal (Verso) $22.99
14th Dalai Lama: A Manga Biography by Tetsu Saiwai (Penguin) $15.00
Vlad the Impaler: The Man Who Was Dracula BY Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon (Plume) $16.00
Yearbooks by Nicholas Breutzman,Shaun Feltz, and Raighne Hogan $13.00
Nicaragua Comics Travel Journal by Marek Bennett $10.00
Bebete by Simon Bosse and Putois Mille $15.00
Spirits of St. Louis: 13 Tales of Terror From the Gateway City $9.99
Walking Dead: The Covers by Krikman, etc. (Image) $24.99
De Tales: Stories From Urban Brazil by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba (Dark Horse) $19.99
Digested #2 by Bobby N. $9.95
Buffy The Vampire Slayer season 8 vol 7: Twilight by var. (Dark Horse) $16.99
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep vol 3 HC by Philip K Dick etc. (Boom) $24.99
Bear Nuts vol 1: The Book of Prozac by Alison Action (DMF) $18.99

What Is All This: Uncollected Stories HC by Stephen Dixon (Fantagraphics) $29.99
Fortunes of Grace Hammer: A Novel of the Victorian Underworld (Norton) $13.95
The Bicycle Diaries SC by David Byrne (Penguin) $16.00
To Slow Down The Time Stories by Matthew Allard and Ian Dingman $20.00
Transubstantiate by Richard Thomas (Otherworld) $14.95 – Come see Richard Thomas read from this disturbing futuristic vision of terror and beauty at Quimbys on Sat, Oct 16th, with Otherworld authors including Laura Griffith, David Rosenstein and Nik Korpon.
Remember by Lynn Griffith (Otherworld) $14.95
Price of Life by Greg McCarty (Otherworld) $19.95
Silk Worm by David Rosenstein (Otherworld) $14.95
Elegy Written on a Crowded Street by Peter Plate (Seven Stories) $13.95
Entangled the Eater of Souls by Graham Hancock (Disinfo) $16.95
Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang (Small Beer Press) $16.00
My Mother She Killed Me My Father He Ate Me – Forty New Fairy Tales (Penguin) $17.00 – With stories from Aimee Bender, Kevin Brockmeier, Neil Gaiman, Shelley Jackson and more.

Roosevelt by Jose Roosevelt (Fantasmus) $59.95
Art Toys by Brian McCarty (Baby Tattoo) $40.00
Rubber Duck by Karen Hsiao (Baby Tattoo) $35.00
Quadrant Fantasy (Fantasmus)$19.95
Tokyo Underground 2: Toy and Design Culture in Tokyo by var. (Super 7) $19.95
cover_gulagDrawings From The Gulag by Danzig Baldaev (Fuel) $32.95 – Brutal. Completely brutal.
Indie Craft by Jo Waterhouse (Abrams) $19.95
Stickers From Punk Rock to Contemporary Art by DB Burkeman and Monica LoCascio (Rizzoli) $35.00
Muralismo Morte: The Rebirth of Muralism In Contemporary Urban Art (From Here) $34.95
SABE: Fys Crew by Sabe (From Here) $14.95
Ghost: Ris Crew by Ghost (From Here) $14.95
Jepsy: The Real Deal by Jepsy (From Here) $14.95
Sten and Lex (Drago) $33.00
Wizards and Dragons Tattoo Flash CD Rom and Book Electronic Clip Art (Dover) $19.95 – 119 Royalty Free Designs
Classic Tattoo Designs CD Rom and Book Full Color Electronic Designs (Dover) $19.95 – 230 Royalty Free Designs, in Color and Black and White for Mac and Windows

Hi Fructose #17 $6.95
ArtForum Oct 10 $10.00
High Times Dec 10 $5.99
BlackBook #79 Oct 10 $4.50
Fader #70 Oct Nov 10 $5.99
Mojo #204 Nov 10 $9.99

Journal of Ordinary Thought Sum 10 $10.00
Creative Nonfiction #39 Fall 10 $10.00
The Believer #75 Oct 10 $8.00
Effigy #8 by Matt Whispers $4.00
The Toucan #8 Fall 2010 by Liz Baudler and Laura Rynberg $3.00

Mud Pies and Other Recipes by var. (NYRB) $14.95
Alternative ABCs by 13thfloor (Ammo) $14.95
Color Me Graffiti: How to Color Like the Masters a Coloring Book for Creative Kid (From Here) $8.95

Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science by Douglas Starr (Knopf) $26.95
Occult America: White House, Seances, Ouija Circles, Masons and the Secret Mystic by Hitch Horowitz (Bantam) $16.00 – Now in soft cover.
World Gnosis the Coming Gnostic Civilization by Mark Amaru Pinkham (Adventures Unlimited) $19.95

Funk and Soul Covers by Joaquim Paulo and Julius Wiedemann (Taschen) $39.99 – As in album covers. Not like a book of pictures of people covering funk and soul songs. Which would be hilarious.
Mozipedia: The Encyclopedia of Morrissey and the Smiths by Simon Goddard (Plume) $30.00
Bowie, A Biography by Marc Spitz (Three Rivers) $17.00 – In soft cover.
Touchable Sound A Collection of 7 Inch Records From the USA by var. (Sound Screen) $45.00
American Hardcore: A Tribal History Second Edition by Steven Blush (Feral House) $22.95 – Don’t miss Stephen Blush here at Quimby’s on Dec 3rd. Stay tuned for more details!
Understand Rap: Explanations of Confusing Rap Lyrics You & Your Grandma Can Understand (Abrams) $12.95

100 Facts About Pandas by var. (Penguin) $13.00

Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010 by Dave Eggers (Mariner) $14.95
Animalisticus Fantasticus: 600 Amazing and True Facts About Animals (Nicotext) $9.95
Working Words: Punching the Clock and Kicking Out the Jams by var. (Coffee House) $22.00

Freefall America Free Markets and the Sinking of the World Economy by Jospeh E Stiglitz (Norton) $16.95 – now in soft cover.
The Obama Syndrome: Surrender at Home, War Abroad by Tariq Ali (Verso) $16.95

sth67Straight To Hell #67 by Billy Miller $6.00 – Anonymous reader submitted high-raunch gay sex stories – Feels like heaven to me. -EF
Private 1980 to 1989 Best of the Revolutionary Swedish Sex Magazine (Taschen) $39.99 – 5 volume box set collection.
Kinky Nature (Goliath) $24.95
Pissy Pussy Girls by Gordon Denman (Adventures Unlimited) $59.00
50 Years of the Playboy Bunny by Hugh M. Hefner etc. (Chronicle) $35.00
Coley – Eros vol 40: Running Wild Book 3 Hard Throb (Eros) $19.95

Other Stuff!
Grime Time Keychain Bottle Opener $1.50
Funkyfonic Cassette Tape Speaker $15.00
Uncle Archies Box O’Fun $13.00 – 25 Fabulous Prizes in Each Box!
Smells Like Teen Spirit 7 inch by Woody Sullender (Dead CEO) $6.00 – This clear 7″ lathe-cut record, pressed as part of a limited edition series of only 100, was cut one at a time by Peter King in New Zealand. It contains “erased” versions of two Nirvana songs, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “Polly.” Both songs were run through a series of band-pass filters, which removes most of the frequency spectrum from an audio recording. “Polly” was erased based on the principle melody of the classic murder ballad.

2011: The Revenge of Print

Revenge of PrintWe’re tired of all the END OF PAPER, the END OF PUBLISHING AS WE KNOW IT stories. We’ve been hearing and reading about it ever since we’ve been open (which is going on almost 20 years now).

So for 2011, we’re throwing a challenge out there. If you’ve ever made a zine or mini comic MAKE ONE MORE ISSUE. Come on, you’ve got one more in you! Maybe you were thinking in the back of your head you’d do another issue one day. Now is the time.

Join the group for discussion and more plans. This is just the beginning.

Quimby’s Bookstore is proud to help sponsor this challenge with our friends at Atomic Books in Baltimore, Xerography Debt and Zine World.

THE EXQUISITE BOOK Authors and Contributors at Quimby’s on 11/5!

Nov ’10
7:00 pm

EXQUISITE CORPSE [also known as exquisite cadaver or rotating corpse] is a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled. Each collaborator adds a composition in sequence…



100 Artists Play a Collaborative Game

By Julia Rothman, Jenny Volvovski, and Matt Lamothe

THE EXQUISITE BOOK reinvents the classic surrealist drawing game The Exquisite Corpse for a new artistic generation. In these pages, one-hundred of today’s hottest indie artists each adorn a single page with brand new work, having only seen the page of the artist immediately prior. Each of the book’s ten chapters resides on a ten-page according fold-out that lets you enjoy the artwork in an interconnected stream, as it was originally created by the artists themselves. It includes work from contemporary illustrators, indie artists, and cutting-edge creates such as David Shrigley, Jill Bliss, Jordan Crane and more.

About the Authors: Julia Rothman, Jenny Volvovski, and Matt Lamothe are partners in Also Design, a design firm based out of Chicago and New York that has won several awards, including the ADC Young Guns award. Julia is author of the popular blog, which showcases the design and layout of obscure books.

So far the artists who will be in attendance at this event will be the authors, Anders Nilsen, Lillie Carre, Paul Hornschemeier, Isaac Tobin, Lauren Nassef and Susie Ghahremani.


Charles Burns Discusses X’ed Out At Quimby’s on 11/3!

Nov ’10
7:00 pm

From Charles Burns, the creator of Black Hole, comes X’ED OUT, the first volume of an epic masterpiece of graphic fiction in brilliant color.

Doug is having a strange night. A weird buzzing noise on the other side of the wall has woken him up, and there, across the room, next to a huge hole torn out of the bricks, sits his beloved cat, Inky. Who died years ago. But who’s nonetheless slinking out through the hole, beckoning Doug to follow. What’s going on? To say any more would spoil the freaky, Burnsian fun, especially because X’ED OUT, unlike Black Hole, has not been previously serialized, and every unnervingly meticulous panel will be more tantalizing than the last. Drawing inspiration from such diverse influences as Hergé and William Burroughs, Charles Burns has given us a dazzling spectral fever-dream—and a comic-book masterpiece.

Charles Burns grew up in Seattle in the 1970s. His work rose to prominence in Art Spiegelman’s Raw magazine in the mid-1980s and took off from there, with an extraordinary range of comics and projects, from Iggy Pop album covers to the latest ad campaign for Altoids. In 1992, he designed the set for Mark Morris’s delightful restaging of The Nutcracker (renamed The Hard Nut) at BAM. He has illustrated covers for Time, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Magazine. He was also tapped as the official cover artist for The Believer magazine at its inception in 2003.

“A haunting first chapter in what promises to be a spellbinder…Masterful…it will leave you begging for the rest of the story.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Like an apocalyptic hallucination…the visionary artistry of Burns exists beyond the bounds of time and constraints of conventional narrative.” –Kirkus starred review

“Long awaited first chapter in what promises to be a trippy, wildly experimental and typically disquieting epic.” –

“Anything by comics master Burns is a big event and this is no exception.”—Comics Beat

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