Monthly Archive for October, 2010

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Weekly Top 10

1. Peters Muscle by Michael DeForge $1.00
2. Believer #74 Sep 10 $8.00
3. Juxtapoz #117 Oct 10 $5.99
4. Giant Robot #67 $4.99
5. Bicycle Diaries (soft cover) by David Byrne (Penguin)
6. Beautiful Decay Book 4 Exquisite Corpse $20.00 – The Beautiful/Decay takes on the human body, in all its swollen blood-filled suck-sack glory. Local Swamplord Rachel Niffenegger has a throbbing, gristly portfolio in here that pretty much qualifies as a biohazard, and there’s some nice work from paper-powered Karen Sargysan and some of those hypnotic Leigh Bowery manuevers Nick Cave’s been pulling these days.

7. Doris #15 DIY Antidepression Guide by Cindy Crabb $2.00
8. Shiny Shiny by Michael O’Flaherty $16.95
9. Capacity by Theo Ellsworth (Secret Acres) $20.00
10. Boobs by Sam Sharpe $3.00

New Stuff This Week

zineworld29Zine World – A Readers Guide to the Underground #29 $4.00 – All the news about all the news fit to print with a copy scam.-EF
Judas Goat Quarterly #47 Fall 10 $1.50
Turbochainsaw #5 Parental Advisory $7.50
Underneath Providence Findings So Far by Alex Lukas (CANTAB Free News Projects) $4.00
May Lay #2 (CANTAB Free News Projects) $10.00
Your Guide to the Patron Saints of Regret by Michael Whittier and Carolee Gillian Wheeler $5.00 – Saint Elspeth of the Remnant: Patroness of Ill-Chosen Relationships? Saint Bob the Reluctant: Patron of Introverts? Saint Tammy of Memphis: Patron of Unfortunate Hair Appointments? I tell you, it’s saints like these that really make me question papal infallibility. Sewn binding with magnifying glass and embossed ink cover -EF
You Are Here by Carolee Gillian Wheeler, Maureen Forys, Michael Whittier and more $5.00
Artyfucked #7 Heft 2 $9.00
cowansgap2Cowans Gap #2 Sep 10 by Nate East $4.00

John Porcellino pack of King Cat Sketchbook Postcards $3.00
Adventures of Miss Girl Comic by Jeffrey Brown and Joe Lewis $3.00 – We have both the DVD and the comic, or you can buy the DVD that has the comic!


RIP MD by var. (Fantagraphics) $12.99
Make Me A Woman by Vanessa Davis (D+Q) $24.95
You’ll Never Know. A Graphic Memoir: Book Two Collateral Damage by C Tyler (Fantagraphics) $24.99
Swedish Comics History by Fredrik Stromberg (Swedish Comics Asociation) $19.95
Ultimate Iron Man: Armor Wars TPB by Warren Ellis and Steve Kurth (Marvel) $14.99
Howl – A Graphic Novel by Allen Ginsberg and Eric Drooker (Harper) $19.99 – Including Art From the Major Motion Picture
Barney Google – Gambling, Horse Racing, and High Toned Women by Billy DeBeck and Craig Yoe (IDW) $39.99

Bummer and Other Stories by Janice Shapiro (Soft Skull) $14.95

The Bookman by Lavie Tidhar (Angry Robot) $7.99
The Clockwork Man by William Jablonsky (Medallion) $14.95
Dreadnaught by Cherie Priest (Tor) $14.99 – A follow up to the book Boneshaker.

Beautiful Decay Book 4: Exquisite Corpse $20.00
Lincoln In 3D: Amazing and Rare Stereoscopic Photographs of His life and Times by var. (Chronicle) $35.00 – Comes with the glasses for the full experience.
Thinking With Type: Critical Guide For Designers, Writers, Editors, and Students, A Design Handbook, 2nd Edition Revised and Expanded by Ellen Lupton (PAP) $24.95

DIY & CONSUMPTION (Um, Consumption As In Food and Drugs)
Victorian Pharmacy: Rediscovering Forgotten Remedies and Recipes by var. (Pavilion) $29.95
Absinthe Cocktails: 50 Ways to Mix With the Green Fairy by var. (Chronicle) $19.95
Larvets Original Worm Snax $2.50 – Yes, theyre edible! In multiple flavors including Cheddar Cheese, BBQ, and Mexican Spice. Impress your friends with your bravery.
Crickettes Snax $2.50 – Also edible! In Sour Cream and Onion, Bacon and Cheese, and Salt N’ Vinegar. Delish!
Drink Deck Playing Cards – The Bar Enthusiasts Travel Guide to Chicago $30.00

2600 Hacker Quarterly vol 27 #3 $6.25
Klack vol 2 $15.50
3×3 #15 The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration $16.00
Tattoo Revue #149 $6.99
Skeptic vol 16 #1 $6.95
Sovereign #16 Oct 10 $3.95
Taps ParaMagazine vol 6 #5 $5.95
Buds and Babes #4 $7.99
Skateboard Mag #80 $3.99
Shindig vol 2 #18 Sep Oct 10 $9.99
Wax Poetics #43 Sep Oct 10 $9.99
Z Magazine Oct 10 $4.95
Progressive Oct 10 $4.95
Amass #37 $4.95

Bunk Rhymes Over Patterned Happenstance by Macallister Armstrong $2.00
Redivider vol 7 #2 $6.00
Granta #112 Fall 10 Pakistan $16.99
Bomb #113 Fall 10 $7.99
Slice Fall 10 Win 11 #7 Villains $8.00

Comfort and Critique by Peter Sotos $12.00
Acid Christ: Ken Kesey, LSD, and The Politics of Ecstasy by Mark Christensen (Schaffner) $26.95
Worlds Most Bizarre Murders: True Stories That Will Shock and Amaze You by James Marrison (JB) $12.95
Family Secrets: The Case That Crippled the Chicago Mob by Jeff Coen (Medallion) $16.95
Real Monsters: Gruesome Critters and Beasts From the Darkside by Brad Steiger (Visible Ink) $19.95
Witches Almanac #30 Spr 2011 to Spr 2012 $11.95


Listen To This by Alex Ross (Tor) $27.00 – Alex Ross as in the music critic at The New Yorker who wrote The Rest Is Noise. Not the comics artist, geek.
GirlsFrontGirls To the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution by Sara Marcus (Harper) $14.99 – Don’t miss Sara Marcus here at Quimby’s to talk about her book on Sat Oct 23rd, 7pm with Jessica Hopper, author of The Girls Guide to Rocking.
Original Rude Boy: From Borstal to the Specials by Neville Staple and Tony McMahon (Aurum) $16.95 – Autobio from the singer from The Specials offers his inside take on the 2 Tone era, his experiences producing such bands as No Doubt and Rancid, and the current Specials reunion.
Lick Me: How I Became Cherry Vanilla by way of the Copacabana, Madison Avenue, The Fillmore East, Andy Warhol, David Bowie, and the Police by Cherry Vanilla (Chicago Review) $24.95

Reality Bites: Back The Troubeling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV by Jennifer L. Pozner (Seal) $16.95
They Live by Jonathan Lethem (Soft Skull) $13.95 – Yes, about the movie. And yes, that same Jonathan Lethem.
Pocket Book of Boosh by Dave Brown (Canongate) $19.95
Adderall Diaries – A Memoir by Stephen Elliott (Graywolf) $14.00 – Now in soft cover.

Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution by David Carter (SMP) $15.99
When Miners March: The Story of Coal Miners In West Virgina by var. (PM) $21.95
Creating a Movement With Teeth: A Documentary History of the George Jackson Brigade by Daniel Burton Rose and Ward Churchhill (PM) $24.95


Urban Girls by Howard Huang and Dian Hanson (Taschen) $39.99 – Sexy ladies.
Kustom Graphics II: Hot Rods, Burlesque, Rock N Roll by Yahya Eldroubie (Korero) $44.95
Dear John I Love Jane: Women Write About Leaving Men For Women by var. (Seal) $16.95
Front #146 Sep 10 $9.99

Click here for new stuff since last week.

Work In Progress October Meeting

Oct ’10
7:00 pm

Work In Progress is our social gathering on the last Wednesday of every month. Bring what you’re working on to fiddle around with, and if you need help from somebody, give a holler and maybe somebody’s got some helpful info. Or maybe you can help somebody else with imput if you’ve got it. Or just come and hang out and meet folks. Past folks have been comics artists, zinesters, poets and screenplay writers. Or maybe you want to meet somebody who can skill share with you. Or maybe you’re good at giving advice. We’ll provide the snacks.

Carol Novack, Joseph Suglia, Garrett Cook and Eckhard Gerdes

Oct ’10
7:00 pm

Eckhard Gerdes’s new 2-in-1 book of novels is “The Unwelcome Guest” plus “Nin and Nan” and is published by Enigmatic Ink ( and Carol Novack’s collection of stories “Giraffes in Hiding” is forthcoming from Spuyten Duyvil Press ( Garrett Cook is the author of “Jimmy Plush, Bear Detective,” published by Eraserhead Books (see For info about Joseph Suglia, see

Eckhard Gerdes is the editor of The Journal of Experimental Fiction, an occasional publication dedicated to the furthering of forefront fiction. He has published criticism in The Review of Contemporary Fiction, American Review of Books, Electronic Book Review, and other magazines. His fiction has appeared in Fiction International, Notre Dame Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Golden Handcuffs Review, Coe Review, Oyez Review, Rampike, and in many other fine magazines and journals. Gerdes’s previoius novel, My Landlady the Lobotomist, was a top five finisher in the 2009 Preditors and Editors Readers Poll and was nominated for the 2009 Wonderland Book Award for Best Novel of the Year. His The Million-Year Centipede was selected as one of the top ten mainstream novels of 2007 in the Preditors and Editors Readers Poll and was nominated for the 2008 Wonderland Award. He has twice been the recipient of the Richard Pike Bissell Creative Writing Award for excerpts from Przewalski’s Horse, has also been a finalist for both the Starcherone and the Blatt fiction prizes for his unpublished manuscript White Bungalows, and for Cistern Tawdry he was nominated for the Georgia Author of the Year Award in the Fiction Category. He lives near Chicago and has three sons, to whom this new book is proudly dedicated.

Carol Novack is the former recipient of a writer’s award from the Australian government, the author of a poetry chapbook, an erstwhile criminal defense and constitutional lawyer in NYC, and the publisher of Mad Hatters’ Review She immigrated to a mountain ridge in Asheville in May, and will be launching her collection of fictions, fusions, and poems, “Giraffes in Hiding: The Mythical Memoirs of Carol Novack” (Spuyten Duyvil Press), due to emerge this October. Works may or will be found in numerous journals, including American Letters & Commentary, Caketrain, Drunken Boat, Exquisite Corpse, Fiction International, Gargoyle, Journal of Experimental Literature, LIT, Notre Dame Review, and Otoliths, and in many anthologies, including “The Penguin Book of Australian Women Poets,” “Diagram III,” and “The &Now Awards: the Best Innovative Writing.” Writings in translations may or will be found in French, Italian, and Romanian journals.  See her blog

Garrett Cook, a 27-year-old author of horror and Bizarro fiction, is the winner of the First Annual Ultimate Bizarro Showdown. He has four exciting pulp novellas in print, including the first two books in his infamous and destined-to-be cult classic trilogy Murderland.

Joseph Suglia earned a Ph.D. in Comparative Literary Studies at Northwestern University. His other books include Hölderlin and Blanchot on Self-Sacrifice, Years of Rage, and the first edition of Watch Out . What will become of him is anyone s guess. In Suglia’s Watch Out, Jonathan Barrows is a perfect being. He’s arrogant, defines pompous and is arguably the first human to benefit from Body Deity Morphia (confidences that oneself has a Godly physical existence). Knowing JB is like kissing your lover on the lips and tasting your own sexual flavors. Familiar, exotic and taboo.