Monthly Archive for January, 2011

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Poster and Flyer Artists!

Have you ever made a poster for an event at Quimby’s? Or how about a flyer for an event at Quimby’s? Send us a digital copy and we’ll post it on our site! Contact us at Also! Send it to the Quimby’s Flickr Group, and then make sure you add Quimby’s as a Flickr contact if you desire. We do.

This one was designed by Jay Ryan of The Bird Machine!

Weekly Top 10

1. Fucussle Blecky Yuckerlla vol 4 A Comic Strip Collection by Johnny Ryan (Fantagraph) $11.99

2. Brainscan #26 by Alex Wrekk $2.00 – Alex writes about “what the deal is” with her and Microcosm.

3. Two Eyes of the Beautiful #2: A Grotesque Horror Manga by Ryan Cecil Smith $5.00 – The CCC diaspora is really doing a killer job of working and re-working different flavors of manga, classic horror, and classic horror manga. The results have been solid, and Ryan Cecil Smith’s Two Eyes of the Beautiful (which falls into the “reworked classic horror manga” category) is no exception. What’s it got that you want? Gore! Suspense! Psychic damage! Trust me, books about murdering innocent children for their beauty essence are rarely disappoint. -EF

4. Spotting Deer by Michael DeForge (Koyama) $5.00 – Michael DeForge continues to wrangle an Elvis Studio sense of drippy design chaos into creepy and beautiful amorphous narratives. This is a comic that’s about a field guide that’s about an oil-skinned mollusc that’s really about cultural displacement, wikipedian information templates and the fetishization/exploitation/commodification of subcultures and identities. Heavy- but full of laffs, in bleedy full color, and with a great slug sex scene to boot. -EF

5. Manifesti of Radical Literature by Anne Elizabeth Moore (Pressing Concern) $8.00 – This pocket-sized zine is a great introduction to the work of Anne Elizabeth Moore. The Manifesti of Radical Literaure condenses many ideas Moore has previously explored in other works — her critique of culture jamming, copyright laws, advertising, and why everyone should seriously consider self-publishing their own work. What saves this 50-paged effort from feeling redundant is Moore’s charming sense of humor. Grab a copy for yourself and another one to leave at your local library.
6. I Want You #2 by Lisa Hanawalt (Pigeon Press) $6.95 – Well, I’ve been mourning the end of Gary Larson’s Far Side for fifteen years, but Lisa Hanawalt’s comics really do helluvalot towards easing that pain. Just as funny, just as bizzarro and as raunchy as she wants to be to boot. -EF
7. Hi Fructose #18 $6.95
8. Bust Feb Mar 11 $4.99
9. Rise and Fall – A Concertina of Life by Micah Lidberg (Adhouse) $16.00
10. Crap Hound #5: Hands, Hearts and Eyes $12.00 – BACK IN PRINT! 12 New Pages to seduce you! After the longest wait ever, THE BEST CLIP ART ZINE EVER HAS RETURNED. This picture book for discussion and activity features hands, hearts, and eyes. Get those tattoo guns ready, because you and your loved ones are going to need one once you get through looking through this issue. Amazing.

Mildred Pierce Magazine Issue #4 Release Party 2/26

Feb ’11
7:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate Mildred Pierce‘s fourth issue, the theme of which is “Comedy and the Grotesque.” A number of Chicago artists and writers are featured in this bad boy, with a cover designed and screenprinted by Edie Fake.

The evening’s program will feature readings and performances by MP contributors James Tadd Adcox (Artifice Magazine), Edie Fake (Gaylord Phoenix), Jim Joyce (Or Let It Sink), Vicky Lim (Dear Jaguar), Ed Choy Moorman (editor/publisher, Ghost Comics), and writer/artist Ellen Nielsen.

Mildred Pierce is a (maga)zine, co-founded in 2005 by John Bylander and Megan Milks and co-edited by the same. It is a somewhat annual zine dealing in art, writing and countercultural cultural criticism.

Refreshments will be provided. A limited edition zine will be sold.

For more info:

New Stuff

The Eisner people must regret sending us those stickers.

New Stuff!

Heh Head Corpuscorpus #3 ed. by Paul Nudd $20.00 – Show catalog for the Heads On Poles exhibit at Western Exhibitions (the show being up until Feb 19th). Each artist used the idea of Heads On Poles their own way. Artists include David Shrigley, Onsmith, Lilli Carre, Mike Diana, John Hankiewicz, Keith Herzik and more.
Nazi Knife #7 by Hendrik Hegray and friends, including CF and Leon Sadler (Picturebox) $5.00
Brainscan #26 by Alex Wrekk $2.00 – Answers the question, “What’s the Deal With You And Microcosm?” Inquiring minds want to know!
Uptown Problems #1 Win 10 11 $4.00
Feel Here Too by Davis Limbach $5.00
Johnny America #8 $3.00
Reality Mom vol 8 #1 Win 11 $3.00

Two Eyes of the Beautiful #2 A Grotesque Horror Manga Based on Umezu Kazuos Bloo by Ryan Cecil-Smith $5.00
Phase 7 #008 by Alec Longstreth $4.00

Fucussle Blecky Yuckerlla vol 4 A Comic Strip Collection by Johnny Ryan (Fantagraphics) $11.99 – Just to give you an idea, if you’re not familiar with the work of omnipresent Johnny Ryan, words that can also be found on the cover of the book are “Fuck You Ass Hole asshole Fuc U Ss Le FYA.” Just so you know.
I See The Promised Land by Arthur Flowers and var. (Tara) $16.95 – Modern-day griot Arthur Flowers shares this beautiful graphic novel on Dr. MLK Jr. here at Quimby’s on 2/12.

Denis Kitchen’s Chipboard Sketchbook (Boom) $19.95 – In 1969, Denis Kitchen founded Kitchen Sink Press and for 30 years published many of the most prominent and innovative creators in the comics field. But he was also underground cartoonist who self-published Mom’s Homemade Comics in 1968. Here’s his sketchbook.
King of the Flies vol 2 Origin of the World by Mezzo and Pirus (Fantagrphics) $18.99
Stigmata by Lorenzo Mattotti and Claudio Piersanti (Fantagraphics) $19.99
BPRD Plague of Frogs HC vol 1 by Mike Mignola and Guy Davis (Dark Horse) $34.99 – From the pages of the popular Hellboy series.

Before the End by James Kirkpatrick (aka Thesis Sahib) $39.95 – This 60 page hardcover art book comes with a 16 song digital download card and a color 7? record of Thesis Sahib’s music. Once finished downloading the album the download card can be planted to grow wildflowers! Don’t miss his event here at Quimby’s on Sat, Feb 19th. Stay tuned for more info.

Popular Hits of the Showa Era by Ryu Murakami (Norton) $13.95 – Creepy Asian fiction, finally reprinted and translated into English after its original printing in 1994. And there’s a lot of karaoke in it. Does that make it kreepy then?
Skating Rink by Roberto Bolano (NDP) $14.95 – Now in soft cover, another posthumous reprint.
Modem Times 2.0 Plus by Michael Moorcock (PM Press) $12.00 – From beloved British science fiction weirdo Moorcock, continuing the ongoing Jerry Cornelius chronicles in the present day.

Kill Pretty #1 Magazine of Death 2009 $5.00
Bizarre #171 Jan 11 $10.50
Open Minds Feb Mar 11 $6.50
Make vol 25 $14.99 – As in the DIY makin’ stuff magazine, not the Chicago literary journal.
Bust Feb Mar 11 $4.99
Fangoria #300 $8.99
Creative Nonfiction #40 Win 11 $10.00
Maximumrocknroll #333 Feb 11 $4.00
XLR8R #137 $4.99
Harpers Magazine Feb 11 $6.99
Against the Current #150 $5.00


Knee Jerk Offline vol 1 MMX $14.00

Black Mask & Up Against the Wall Motherfucker: The Incomplete Works of Ron Hahne, Ben Morea, and the Black Mask Group (PM Press) $15.95 – Chronicling the history of two New York City 60s provocateur groups—Black Mask and Up Against the Wall, Motherfucker—this account complies the complete 10 issues of the newspaper Black Mask; numerous leaflets, articles, and flyers generated by Black Mask; the Up Against the Wall Motherfucker Magazine; and Free Press and more.

1000 Indie Posters ed. by John Foster (Rockport) $40.00 – Lotsa bands and lotsa artists. Who do you like? The Melvins? Yeah, there’s a Melvins poster or two. Like posters designed by Nick and Nadine of Sonnenzimmer? Yeah, they’re in there. Small Stakes? Yeah yeah, everybody’s there. Nice and geeky. Just the way you like it.

Blade Runners, Deer Hunters & Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: My Life in Cult Movies by Michael Deeley (Pegasus) $15.95 – The producor of Blade Runner comes clean about working with such stars as Harrison Ford, Robert DeNiro, Dustin Hoffman and more. But what should really entice you is his quote “”As Ridley Scott famously said, every movie is like going into battle. But Blade Runner was World War I and II combined.” Now are you interested?
Loud in the House of Myself Memoir of a Strange Girl by Stacy Pershall (Norton) $24.95
The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics: A Math-Free Exploration of the Science that Made Our World by James Kakalios (Gotham) $26.00 – From the author of The Physics of Superheroes.

Pleasure Bound Victorian Sex Rebels and the New Eroticism by Deborah Litz (Norton) $27.95
Josh #3 Fall 10 Remember Me Forget Me $12.00
Handbook vol 5 #1 2011 $6.00

Allen Ginsberg Toy Vinyl Figure and CD Set (Press Pop) $44.99 – Introducing the 3rd figure from the Great People Series by Archer Prewitt! The Allen Ginsberg Doll, officially approved by the Allen Ginsberg Estate. Comes with fabric cloth jacket, glasses, book, Uncle Tom hat, beaded necklace, and CD with 5 poetry readings and 1 song (all of the recordings are previously unreleased material).
Limited to 1000 pieces.

Not at Quimby’s, but still cool: Printpalooza Print Fair at Block Museum

Prints aren’t reproductions of someone else’s art. They are original works of art created by artists. Come see how they are made, what makes them so special and find contemporary and affordable ones to take and wear home.

Printpalooza Print Fair

Saturday, January 29, Noon to 4 pm

Free admission

Featuring live printmaking demonstrations, on-the-spot t-shirt printing, an affordable original print market (prices start below $20), the Dumbo Press and one-of-a-kind publications from Drive By Press, Cannonball Press, Spudnik Press and Comix Revolution + DJ sets by abstract science.

Free parking.

Accessible from the CTA Purple Line Davis and Foster stops.

Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University

40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 847.491.4000

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