Monthly Archive for June, 2011

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New Stuff This Week

Did you miss us last Saturday? We didn’t post new stuff because we were busy at The Comics and Medicine Conference selling books and hanging out with people like John Porcellino , Scott McCloud and Phoebe Glockner. The New York Times even did a little write up on it, so la la la!

Some super fun stuff in now: Henry “Chunklet” Owings’ Indie Cred Test, hilarious zines and comics from the dynamic duo Esther Pearl-Watson and Mark Todd, a second volume of Liz Baillie’s Freewheel, new graffiti stuff in both book and zine formats. Might we suggest for Father’s Day tomorrow the new issue of Serial Killers Unite? Or perhaps Spray Paint The Walls: The Story of Black Flag?

And finally! What are you doing tonight? Perhaps heading over to Punk Rock Karaoke at The Wicker Park Arts Center at 9pm?

What I Did Today – May 5, 2011 $2.00 – Former Chicago-based “Proof I Exist” Billy Da Bunny (We miss you, Billy!) called up some friends and said, “What did you do today? Write me and I’l print it!” Very compelling if we don’t say so ourselves. (We just did.)
East Village Inky #47 by Ayun Halliday $3.00
Well Never Have Paris vol 8 Rejection $4.00
Mark #4 by Mark Todd $2.00 – From the funchicken vegas series.
Rumor Disneyland $2.00 – As in things rumored to be in Disneyland. Or possibly things contributors want to be in Disneyland. Hilarious.
Lovecrafts Pillow and Other Strange Stories by Kenneth W Faig JR (Moshassuck Press) $15.00 Spring Bust Mar 11 by Laura Wager $3.00
Welcome to Bend #6 Commute Options for Central Oregon $3.00
Friction #3 by Bostian $3.00
Permanent Vacation #1 Anywhere But Here by Kerry Ann Lee $20.00
Curb Kitchen #1 Spr 11 $3.00 Six Watercolors by Marieke McClendon $15.00
Fresh Kills – A Mindbank Production An Unfinished Experiment in Psychic Phenomonon (Drippy Bone Books) $3.00
Alchemy of Appropriation – The Science of Visual Theft and the New Collage $9.00
Serial Killers Unite #7 $2.00
Bands #1 Albuquerques Only Oct 13 – Subtle First Issue $1.00
Drinking Makes Your Heart Ache More Than It Should by Mandy Beaumont $6.00

Papercutter #16 (Tugboat Press) $4.00 – Always high quality anthology showcasing new and awesome mini-comics artists. This time around: Joey Alison Sayers, Liz Prince, Alexis Frederick-Frost, Greg Means and Nate Beaty.
Woman House by Esther Pearl-Watson $5.00 – Crazy foldy-outy thing! Way cool.
Linework #1 Spr 10 and Linework #2 Spr 11 Comics and Graphics Anthologies $10.00 each Comic Characters by Mark Todd $4.00 – Created in the authors youth.
Pilgrim by Merlock $4.00
I Will Be A Unicorn – Comics That Matter #1 by George Gabe Gonzalez $4.00
Second Chances by Matt Sundstrom $3.00
Concrete Novelty by Thom Ferrier $2.00
Sundays #4 Forever Changes $15.00
Bird by Melissa Mendes $3.00
Snake Oil #6 the Ground is Soft by Chuck Forsman $7.00
Kim Gee Comics #3 $5.00
B One #4 Comics for Broken Hearts by Bobgar Ornelas and Jonathon Westhoff $3.00

Freewheel vol 2 by Liz Baillie $15.00 – We love Liz Baillie’s work so much that we helped Kickstart her work. Now help us to support her by checking out her work!
Freshman Tales of 9th Grade Obsessions Revelations and Other Nonsense by Corinne Mucha (Zest) $12.99
Remake Graphic Novel by Lamar Abrams (Adhouse) $12.95 – Like a sardonic cross between Astro Boy and Scott Pilgrim, Remake is 144 pages of silly action and crazy nonsense. Meet Max Guy, a robot boy who simply cannot stay out of trouble. Fortunately, he has this gun called the “Max Blaster” that turns things into stuff.
Walking Dead TPB vol 14 No Way Out by Kirkman etc. (Image) $14.99
Shots in the Dark: An Ink and Drink Comics Crime Anthology $11.99 – 21 stories in tribute to St. Louis
Hellboy vol 4 HC by Mike Minola (Dark Horse) $49.99 Proof vol 6 Endangered TPB – Death stalks Proof and the entire team of Lodge agents. Monsters take over Little Tokyo and at least one of Proof’s friends doesn’t make it out alive. The final turning point in the Proof saga.
Preacher Book Four by Garth Ennis (Vertigo) $39.99
New X-Men by Grant Morrison GN TP Book 2 by Grant Morrison (Marvel) $14.99
Sweet Tooth TPB vol 3 Animal Armies by Jeff Lemire (Vertigo) $14.99
Lost In a Mind Field: Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses by Neil Phillips $25.00
The Panic Book (Fourth Ed.) by Neil Phillips $20.00
Scars Stories and Other Adventures by MK Czerwiec $17.00
I Am Not These Feet by Kaisa $17.00 – True story about the author and her decision to amputate her feet to get rid of the foot pain.
FRANTIC by Peter Stringham $12.00
Captain Easy vol 2 1936-1937 – Complete Sunday Newspaper Strips Soldier of Fortune by Roy Crane (Fantagraphics) $39.99
Wandering Son vol 1 by Shimura Takako (Fantagraphics) $19.99
Who Is Ana Mendieta? by Christine Redfern and Caro Caron (Feminist Press) $18.95
Level Up by Gene Luen Yang and Thien Pham (First Second) $15.99

Psycho Dream Factory by Caroline Picard (Holon Press) $22.00 – Each story PSYCHO DREAM FACTORY appropriates celebrity figures like paper dolls in order to enact a new and peculiar drama. Imagine Dr. Dre’s first experience coming on the Burning Man festival! Suppose MJ’s death was only a publicity stunt! What if Woody Allen found a protégé? These are just some of the scenarios you’ll entertain in this delightful volume. Introduction provided by Lily Robert-Foley, with delicious design created and covers printed by Sonnenzimmer and artwork included by the author. This full-color book was made in an edition of 100. Prior to its inclusion in “Happiness Machines” (an exhibit at Roxa Boxen Exhibitions) 25 copies of PSYCHO DREAM FACTORY were placed and left behind (with bar codes) in supermarket checkout aisles in Chicago IL.
From the Platform: Subway Graffiti 1983-1989 by Paul Cavalieri (Schiffer) $34.99
Abegending by Anonymoose E Bardling $12.00 – The release of Abegending, a 153-page ride of prose experimentation filled with sentence fragments, neologisms and quasi-neologisms, syllabic stutterings and ultra-improvisatory ways of covering a page, will mark the debut of Perilous’ Records embrace of not only DIY experimental and indie music…but also DIY prose as well. The release is available in a limited edition of 200 copies.
World Piece: Global Graffiti Drawings by Sacha Jenkins and David Villorente (Prestel) $29.95 Monsters of Art: 20 Years of Havoc by Amber Grunhauser (From Here to Fame) $19.95
Arabic Graffiti by Pascal Zoghbi (From Here to Fame) $34.95

Elliot Allagash by Simon Rich (RH) $15.00 – A genial high school loser gets a life-changing makeover after meeting a fabulously wealthy malcontent. First full novel from this writer who has two (HILARIOUS) collections of short stories.
Curfew by Jesse Ball (Vintage) $15.00 – New work from this popular local writer about family, a mysterious kidnapping, and a dangerou voyage.
Hornbuckles Journal – New American Storybook by Gene Lubin $10.00
Millenium People by JG Ballard (Norton) $25.95
Robopocalypse by Daniel Wilson (Doubleday) $25.00
Child Garden by Geoff Ryman (Small Beer Press) $16.00 – A future city afflicted with a viral epidemic.
The Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno by Ellen Bryson (SMP) $15.99 – Now in soft cover. Dont Stop Now by Julie Halpern – On the first day of Lillian’s summer-before-college, she gets a message on her cell from her sort-of friend, Penny. Not only has Penny faked her own kidnapping, but Lil is the only one who Penny told.

Generation V: The Complete Guide to Going Being and Staying Vegan as a Teenager by Claire Askew (PM) $14.95
Slippery Tipples: A Guide to Weird and Wonderful Spirits and Liqueurs by Joseph Piercy (History Press) $17.95 – From European favourites such as Mastichato Chios, which saved 2,000 Greeks from a bloody massacre at the hands of vengeful Turks, to legendary drinks such as Amarula, invented by African elephants; from classic cocktail ingredients like Midori, the bright green Japanese melon drink launched at the wrap party for Saturday Night Fever at Studio 54, to student stalwart Jagermeister, dreamt up by a confidant of Herman Goring and hugely popular among senior Nazis, Sippery Tipples tells the stories behind the word’s most extraordinary drinks. Alongside a country-by-country guide to murky and mysterious booze and dozens of cocktail recipes is a series of easy to follow recipes for making your own liqueurs and spirits. If you would like to concoct your own fruit brandies or make a drop of traditional full-strength Pimms then this is the book for you.
Greenblooded an Introduction to Eco Friendly Feminine Hygiene by Cathy Leamy $2.00 Wrongful Convictions – Causes Solutions and How You Can Get Involved by Rachel Schastok $2.50

The First Line vol 13 #2 $3.00 The Believer #81 Jun 11 $8.00
Lost Evidents by Daniel Paul Picone $9.99
Somethings Brewing: Selected Work 1998-2010 by Eric P. Johnt Jr $10.00 Lungfull #19 $9.95 Public Space #13 $12.00
Boat Magazine #1 Spr Sum 11 $15.00
Paris Review #197 $12.00
Ecotone #11 $10.95
After Hours #23 Sum 11 $8.00
Armchair Shotgun #2 $10.00
Gigantic #3 $7.00
Trnsfr #4 $10.00
Exact Change Only vol 3 #1 win 11 $10.00
49 Western Chapbook by Matthew S Barton $2.00

Juxtapoz #126 Jul 11 $5.99
Graffiti Blasters #1 Sum 11 (Art G Press) $15.00 – Top-notches and balls-to-the-walls Chicagoeccentricentric graffiti zine goes next-level glossy without forfeiting its hyperquality content density. -EF San Francisco Handstyles*Chicago Old School*Mayor D30*Jurne Tge*Dane Cya*
Survivalist #3 $3.95
ArtForum Jun 11 $10.00
True Detective Jun 11 $4.99
Raw Vision #72 $14.00
Design Bureau Jul Aug 11 $8.00
Wallpaper Jul 11 $10.00
Apartamento #7 $19.95
Color Ink Book vol 10 DIY Art Periodical by The Washburn Brothers $10.00
Fortean Times #276 Jul 11 $11.99
Flaunt #115 $10.95
Lovecat #1 $10.00 – New fashion mag.
Skunk vol 7 #1 $5.99
High Times Aug 11 $5.99
Meatpaper #15 Sum 11 $7.95
Laphams Quarterly vol 4 #3 Sum 11 $15.00
Paper Sum 11 vol 27 #8 $4.00
Zeromile #6 $12.00
Journal of Ordinary Thought spr 11 $10.00
Peeping Tom Digest #2 $22.00
Signal to Noise #62 Sum 11 $4.95
Maximumrocknroll #338 Jul 11 $4.00
Ghetto Blaster #28 $3.95
Wire #328 Jun 11 $10.99
Radical History Review Spr 11 $14.00
Harpers Magazine Jul 11 $6.99
RFD #146 Sum 11 $9.95
Tabu Tattoo #45 $7.99
Freshly Inked vol 1 #2 $6.99

Counting in the Garden by Emily and Patrick Hruby (Ammo) $14.95
Colors by Charley Harper (Ammo) $9.95

The Indie Cred Test: Everything You Need to Know About Knowing Everything You Need to Know by Henry H. Owings $19.98 – From Heny “Chunklet” Owings and friends. Snarky, hilarious and of course, deeply satisfying.
Spray Paint The Walls: The Story of Black Flag by Stevie Chick (PM) $19.95 – The story of Black Flag from the inside, drawing on exclusive interviews with the group’s members, their contemporaries, and the bands they inspired.
I Mix What I Like – A Mixtape Manifesto by Jared Ball (AK) $14.95 – Jared A. Ball, PhD, (a.k.a. The Funkiest Journalist) is the host of FreeMix Radio, and assistant professor of communication studies at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. This book has all sorts of music industry rants but with footnotes and bibiographic info.
Celebrity Vinyl by Tom Hamling (MBP) $19.95 – Now in soft cover! A laugh-riot reminder of what happens when famous people decide to (unsuccessfully) give singing a try. The number of celebrities, and pseudo-celebrities, that have indulged such hubris boggles the mind: Burt Reynolds, Shaquille O’Neal, John Travolta, Eddie Murphy, Leonard Nimoy, Alyssa Milano – the list goes on and on, as do the laughs. Over 100 photographs of the album art that houses these celebrity recordings are paired with gut-punch funny captions.
You Must Go and Win by Alina Simone (Faber) $14.00 – Ukrainian-born musician Alina Simone traces her bizarre journey through the indie rock world, from disastrous Craigslist auditions with sketchy producers to catching fleas in a Williamsburg sublet, all the while investigating her Russian roots.
Bob Marley: The Untold Story by Chris Salewicz (Faber) $16.00

MUCKRACKING, MEMOIRS, MAYHEM, MISCREANTS & MISCELLENOUSNESSESESNESS! Lunatic Express: Discovering the World Via Its Most Dangerous Buses, Boats and Trains by Carl Hoffman (Broadway) $14.00
The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized A City and Sparked The Tabloid Wars by Paul Collins (Crown) $26.00
How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival by David Kaiser (Norton) $26.95
Life Would be Perfect if I Lived In That House by Meghan Daum (Vintage) $14.95
Nerd Do Well: A Small Boys Journey to Becoming a Big Kid by Simon Pegg (Gotham) $27.50 – Memoir from Brit science-fiction superstar.
Sports From Hell: My Search for the Worlds Most Outrageous Competition by Rick Reilly (Random) $14.95
Half a Life by Darin Strauss (Random) $13.00 – A biker accidentally swerved in front of the author’s car and she got killed. It’s haunted him forever. Now in soft cover! OK THX BYE!

We Called Each Other Comrade: Charles H. Kerr and Company Radical Publishers by Allen Ruff (PM) $24.95
Dreamers of a New Day: Women Who Invented the Twentieth Century by Sheila Rowbotham (Verso) $19.95
Anticapitalism by Ezequiel Adamovsky by Unidos Ilustradores (Seven Stories Press) $14.95 Deep Green Resistance by Aric McBay, Lierre Keith, Derrick Jensen (Seven Stories Press) $22.95
Reviving The Strike: How Working People can Regain Power and Transform America by Joe Burns (IgPublishing) $15.95

Adventures In the Orgasmatron: How the Sexual Revolution Came to America by Christopher Turner (FSG) $35.00
Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens (Zest) $14.99
Meat #4 by Adrian Lourie $20.00 – American Apparelian sexy photos with guys.
Pinups #14 Jos $14.00

Gender and Comics Potluck 3 Print Set by Anne Elizabeth Moore and Esther Pearl Watson $40.00 – The delightful Esther Pearl Watson and Anne Elizabeth Moore (with assistance from James Payne) have culled thoughts, concerns, complaints, and expletives into a 6-page comics essay providing an occasionally frustrating view of the state of the comics industry, at least where women and trans people are concerned. The full essay, colored with the most delightful pinky mauve, is was in Bitch Magazine.
Harrison Trading Cards by Harrison “God Save the Zine” Rosenberg $2.00
Scumbabies DVD $15.00 – The slapstick horror musical fairytale about love and death.

Heather Augustyn Reads From Ska: An Oral History 7/9

Jul ’11
7:00 pm

Ska: An Oral History, with a foreword by Cedella Marley, is the story of ska music, told through the words and narratives of those who invented it. In Jamaica, and later in England, this music defined the culture and social conditions of the people. Through the words of their songs, the uplifting rhythm of their vivacious tunes, and the character and skill of each musician, ska music was the foundation for musical forms and the musicians that evolved. Hearing first-hand the stories of these tumultuous times, these creative times, the story of ska music is finally told by those who were there.

Heather Augustyn spent over a decade interviewing ska artists and musicians and researching the music and culture of Jamaica and England. Included in her book are never-before heard words from such greats as The Skatalites’ Doreen Schaeffer, Roland Alphonso, Lloyd Brevett, Lloyd Knibb, and Lester Sterling; Derrick Morgan and Patsy (Millicent Todd); Lyn Taitt; Laurel Aitken; Toots Hibbert; Millie Small; Alex Hughes (Judge Dread); The Specials’ Roddy Byers (Roddy Radiation); The Beat’s Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger; The Selecter’s Pauline Black; Lee “Kix” Thompson of Madness; Buster Bloodvessel of Bad Manners; Fishbone’s Dr. Madd Vibe (Angelo Moore); The Mighty Mighty Bosstones’ Dicky Barrett; Bucket of The Toasters; Tony Kanal of No Doubt; as well as many others.

Augustyn has been a correspondent for The Times of Northwest Indiana, the state’s second largest newspaper, since 2004. She is also contributing editor for Shore Magazine. She has written for a variety of national publications, such as The Village Voice, In These Times, The Humanist, and World Watch Magazine. She was the last person to interview legendary novelist Kurt Vonnegut before his death in 2007. She lives in Chesterton, Ind. with her husband, Ron, and their two boys.

For more info about Heather Augustyn see

Sat, July 9th, 7pm

Weekly Top 10 and Tonight’s Beat Cop’s Guide to Eats Event

1. Peoplings Book: Autism Education and the Savage of Aveyron by Courtney Angermeier and Jeff Benham $12.00 – Thanks to the Comics and Medicine Conference this past weekend!

2. Juxtapoz #126 Jul 11 $5.99

3. Paying For It: A Comic Strip Memoir About Being a John by Chester Brown (D&Q) $24.95

4. The Beat Cops Guide to Chicago Eats by Sgt David J Haynes and Christopher Garlington (Lake Claremont Press) $15.95 – Don’t miss tonight’s event for this book at 7pm!
5 Congress of the Animals by Jim Woodring (Fantagraphics) $19.99 – Woodring’s comics continue to be pure magic.
6. Noah Novella by Noah VanSciver (Grimalkin Press) $4.00 – Noah VanSciver does autobio comics by taking us into his personal troll hole, and it’s not such a bad place to be. He’s a hater, for sure. His crabcake one-pagers about growing up poor, awkward and unlucky really do start to have the Crumb-y effect of explaining the chips on his shoulder. He’s got a good drawing sensibility too that just wrings extra angst and neuroses out of the story. I gotta say, his constant pursuit of fame and fortune through making weird comics wears me down stresses me out a little. The comics are good, they’re being published and noticed, and they’re getting better all the time, it might be time to stop sweating the small stuff and just go for it. -EF
7. Play It Make It – A Tiny Book of DIY Games by Rio (Microcosm) $1.00 – Creative DIY gamecrafting is the kind of thing that makes you a hit at bbqs, parties, car trips and anywhere else social boredom may try to strike. Lucky you, this fun one is packed with idears and sized to travel. -EF
8. The Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne (Penguin) $16.00

9. The First Line vol 13 #2 $3.00

10. Believer #81 Jun 11 $8.00


And here’s more info about tonight’s event for The Beat Cops Guide to Chicago Eats:

Join Sgt. David J. Haynes of the Chicago Police Department, and his partner-in-crime, blogger Christopher Garlington on Tues, June 14th at 7pm as they talk about the places where they take a bite out of crime and also bites out of donuts, polish sausage, fried chicken, enchiladas, and omelettes. Peppered with outrageous stories from working cops, Chicago cop lore, and even a few recipes, The Beat Cop’s Guide To Chicago Eats takes you on a gustatory journey through all five Chicago areas, including some of the toughest neighborhoods in the nation.

Sgt. David J. Biscuit Haynes has spent the past 15 years dodging bullets and chasing down gang bangers on the city’s West Side, running Chicago’s first ever Homeland Security Task Force, and supervising squads in the 19th District at Belmont and Western. Christopher “The Bull” Garlington is a blogger and author, known for his stories of raising highly intelligent (devious) children published on the blog Death by Children. His writing has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Another Realm, Bathhouse, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature and more. Together Haynes and Garlington have hosted the radio program The Dave & Chris Show! since 2007, during which they cultivate and maintain a long-standing argument about…everything. From politics and video games to the importance of cool nicknames and secret societies, they cover it on their live weekly broadcast from cigar stores, bars, and other manly locales around Chicago. Their show first aired on WJJG and is now broadcast online on blogtalk radio.

The book retails at $15.95 and includes $34 in coupons. It’s like being buddies with your alderman.


Jon “Metalion” Kristiansen and Tara G. Warrior Discuss METALION: The Slayer Mag Diaries 7/8

Jul ’11
7:00 pm

Quimby’s welcomes Jon “Metalion” Kristiansen and Tara G. Warrior as they discuss METALION: The Slayer Mag Diaries.

For 25 years, Norway’s Slayer Mag published the gospel of extreme underground metal, combining eye-ripping graphics, brutally honest writing, and relentless offbeat humor. Part anthology, part memoir, and part visual archive, METALION: The Slayer Mag Diaries (Bazillion Points Books, 2011) is a weighty 744-page tour through this underworld, and Quimby’s welcomes author Jon Kristiansen from Sarpsborg, Norway, for a discussion with the book’s editor, newly-minted Chicago resident Tara G. Warrior. Kristiansen’s life story has taken him from alienated outsider to central figure in Norwegian black metal to party beast to world-weary survivor. The pair will recount some of the hilarious and the tragic episodes contained in the book, and discuss a dedication to self-publishing spawned from the darkest excesses of metal.

Friday, July 8th, 7pm

Bazillion Points Books has posted a preview video of the upcoming “METALION: The Slayer Mag Diaries” book. The one-minute clip can be viewed at this location:

Orderly Disorder: Zinester Librarians in Circulation Tour featuring the Fly Away Zine Mobile 7/6

Jul ’11
7:00 pm

If librarians in roving vehicles makes you think of bookmobiles parked on corners of dusty country roads, think again. Come listen to librarians read from their various zine projects when they roll into town as part of a nine-city zine-reading tour kicked off at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in New Orleans and wrapping up at the Zine Librarian (un)Conference in Milwaukee. The Fly Away Zine Mobile, a traveling library focused on zines and other forms of DIY publishing, will be present to help spread the zine love!

Tour participants are Jenna Freedman (Lower East Side Librarian and Barnard Zine Collection); Jami Sailor (Your Secretary and Archiving the Underground); John Stevens (Dilettantes and Heartless Manipulators and Blue Floral Gusset); Celia Perez (I Dreamed I Was Assertive and Atlas of Childhood); and Debbie Rasmussen, former publisher of Bitch: Feminist Response to Popular Culture, with her latest project the Fly Away Zine Mobile.

Wed, July 6th, 7pm

Click here for more info.