Monthly Archive for September, 2011

New Stuff This Week

Back in print! Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia vol II!


Every Reason #7 $1.00
Drawers by The Perpetual Dusk at Crusty Caverns, Edwin Perry & Stephen Gregg $5.00
Humble Humdrum Cotton Frock #4 a Cotillion Charge Through Organic Esoterics $3.00
It’s 1973 by L. Taylor $3.00
Judas Goat Quarterly #51 by Grant Schreiber $1.50
One A Day July 2011 by Laura Walker $3.00
Welcome to Bend #7 Yoga Issue by Laura Walker $3.00
The Groovy Pickle #1 by Pamela Larson $2.00
Feeding the Masses: A Guide to Mass Vegan Catering by The Anarchist Teapot Mobile Kitchen $3.00

Department of Art #1 by Dunja Jankovic (Sparkplug) $6.00
Passage #1 by Tessa Brunton $6.50
Monster Treasure Digest Comics #1 by Maria Sputnik $3.00
Future Tense by Caroline Paquita (Pegacorn Press) $9.00 – Anthology with work by Jo Dery, Josh Bayer, Al Burian, Edie Fake and more.
Round Room Funnies #1 by Ian Sundahl (Sparkplug) $1.00
Ishis Brain by Eamon Espey (Sparkplug) $4.00
Sorry Sheets #1 by Erowyn Franklin $5.00
Goodbye Turtle by Yumi Sakugawa $5.00
Goodness by Mel Stringer $7.00
Pope Hats #2 by Ethan Riley (Adhouse) $6.95
Yakitori #1 by Andrea Tsurumi $4.00
Terka #1 in Missing Pieces by Andrea Tsurumi $5.00

Hark a Vagrant by Kate Beaton (D&Q) $19.95
Best American Comics 2011 edited by series editors Jessica Abel and Matt Madden, with guest editor Alison Bechdel (HM) $25.00 – Don’t miss Alison Bechdel here at Quimby’s on 10/8.
Ink Weed Some Collected Comics by Chris Wright (Sparkplug) $16.00
Gandhi: A Manga Biography by Kazuki Ebine (Penguin) $15.00
Reporter Little Black by Dylan Williams (Sparkplug) $8.00
Daybreak by Brian Ralph (D&Q) $21.95 – All issues compiled into a nice hardcover volume, with a handful of extra pages.
Suicide Girls vol 1 TPB (IDW) $19.99
Freddy Stories by Melissa Mendes $10.00 – So cute!

Tattoo World by Kakoulas and Kaplan (Abrams) $35.00
Moby Dick in Pictures: One Drawing For Every Page by Matt Kish (Tin House) $39.95
Classic Flash 2 In 5 Bold Colors by Jeromey Tilit McCullock (Schiffer) $25.00
Sweet Rot book 2 Raiders of the Lost Art by Joe Simko (Schiffer) $19.99
Chewed by Svenson & Warren (IWB) $24.95
Genealogies of Pain by Marilyn Manson & David Lynch (Kunst) $40.00
No Mervy Life on the Roller Derby Track by Jules Doyle (Schiffer) $39.99
Stencil 201 25 New Reusable Stincils with Step by Step Project Instructions by Ed Roth (Chronicle) $24.95

The Unbearables Big Book of Sex (Autonomedia) $18.95

Ten Ways to Recycle: A Corpse and 100 More Dreadfully Distateful Lists by Karl Shaw (Three Riv) $10.99
Chasing Ghosts: Texas Style on the Road with Everyday Paranormal by Klinge & Passero (Thom Dunn) $25.99
Werewolves: Myth, Mystery, and Magick by Katie Boyd (Schiffer) $16.99
What Comes After Money: Essays from Reality Sandwich on Transforming Currency by Daniel Pinchbeck and Ken Jordan (Evolver) $18.95
Too Much to Dream: A Psychedelic American Boyhood by Peter Bebergal (Soft Skull) $15.95

The Immortality Engine by George Mann (Tor) $24.99

Violence Girl: East LA Rage to Hollywood Stage by Alic Bag (Feral House) $17.95
Put The Needle on the Record: The 1980s at 45 Revolutions Per Minute by Matthew Chojnacki (Schiffer) $39.99

Craft Activism People Ideas and Projects from the New Community of Handmade by Joan Tapper and Gale Zucker (Potter) $22.99

Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex by Stanley and Smith (AK) $21.95

Raw Vision #73 $14.00
IdN vol 18 #4 $17.50
Infamous #5 $6.99
True Crime Sep 11 $8.99
Survivalist #4 $4.95 – For the “GET OFF MY LAND” types.
Fantastic Man #14 $12.99
Garage Magazine #1 Fall Win 11 $18.99
Gothic Beauty #34 $6.95
Astonish  Magazine #1 $9.95
Ladygunn #3 Fall 11 $9.99
Lovecat #2 $8.99
Four Gs #4 Graffiti Guns Girls and Ganja $7.00
Skateboard Mag #92 $3.99
Paper Oct 11 vol 28 #2 $4.00
Fangoria #307 $9.99
Cinema Retro vol 7 #21 $11.99
Mojo #216 Nov 11 $9.99
Wire #331 Sep 11 $10.99
Ghetto Blaster #29 $3.95
Remedy Quarterly #6 Stealing $7.50
Z Magazine Oct 11 $4.95
Monocle vol 5 #47 Oct 11 $10.00
Reason Nov 11 $3.95
Progressive Oct 11 $4.95
GLQ vol 17 #4 Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies $12.00
AdBusters #98 Nov Dec 11 $8.95
In These Times Oct 11 $3.50
Travel Naturally #80 $9.95

Explosion Proof Magazine #4 Fall 11 $9.00
Rejected Quarterly #22 Sum Fall 11 $7.50
Coffin Factory #1 $9.00
Sinister Wisdom #83 Sum 11 $6.00
The Paris Review #198 $12.00
Matrix #90 $8.00
Bomb #117 Fall 11 $7.95
Logan Square Literary Review #8 Fall 11 $5.00

Caroline Paquita 2012 Calendar $10.00

Logan Square Literary Review Reads: Halloween Edition

Oct ’11
7:00 pm

Kick-off your Halloween weekend with the Logan Square Literary Review Reads: Halloween Edition! Grab your pumpkin beers and trick-or-treat bags and prepare yourself for the spooky, scary and creepy as read by: Lara Levitan, Michael McCauley, Alicia Hilton and others!

The Logan Square Literary Review is a not-for-profit quarterly journal based in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago, IL. This publication aims to facilitate expression and add to the thriving community of arts and ideas in Logan Square. The Logan Square Literary Review is dependent upon submissions from the public. This event is to celebrate issue VIII Fall 2011.

Long live 60647!

Weekly Top 10

1. What The Hell Are You Doing: The Essential David Shrigley (Norton) $35.00 – “By turns hilarious, satirical, and brilliant, David Shrigley’s full-page illustrations-a combination of drawing, comics, photography, and sculpture-are sui generis: uproariously funny, pleasantly unnerving, and, most of all, really, really cool. Neither “graphic novel” nor “art book,” What the Hell Are You Doing? celebrates the surreal world of the artist who created Ants Have Sex in Your Beer and To Make the Meringue You Must Beat the Egg Whites Until They Look Like This.

2. Optic Nerve #12 by Adrian Tomine (D&Q) $5.95 – Two pitch-perfect stories of rejection, imperfection, and relationship drama, each ending on a surprisingly uplifting note. “Hortisculpture” pushes Tomine into a stylistic camp with Sammy Harkham, Jordan Crane, Chuck Forsman and Kevin Huizenga – perhaps more than ever before. The story works with a “Chalky White”-ish suburban everyman and his tempered ambitions, but camps up the visual style into a Marmaduke-y newspaper strip aesthetic. The effect is similar to the trickiness of his wedding planning comics. The second half is a repolishing of his “Amber Sweet” college girl mistaken for porn star plot. Plus we get a glimpse into Tomine’s sad-sack mailbox, and some self-aware griping about putting out comics issue by issue.  -EF

3. Habibi by Craig Thompson (Pantheon) $35.00 – Hotly anticipated new work from the author of Blankets and Goodbye Chunky Rice.

4. Crap Hound #8 Superstition $12.00 – Clip art galore, collage style. Once you open it you can’t put it doooowwwnnn, superstitious theeeeeemed in time for Halloweeeeeeeeeeeeeen!

5. Caroline Paquita 2012 Calendar  (Pegacorn Press) $10.00 – Thanks to everybody who came out last night for the release event for Pegacorn Press!

6. Future Tense  (Pegacorn Press) $8.00 – Ditto! A fabulous comics anthology.

7. Mark Twain’s Autobiography 1910-2010 byMichael Kupperman (Fantagraphics) $19.99 – Yes, with text. Yes with illustrations. And oh yeah, yes with Mark Twain as porn star, drifter and grifter.

8. Bitch #52 $5.95

9. Prompts-Prompted Spr 11 The Creative Writers Guild $5.00 – Those art students! Bein’ all literary and stuff.

10. Maximumrocknroll #341 Oct $4.00

New Stuff This Week

Radical Pet #6 by Margarat Nee $2.50

Found Magazine #7 Willis Earl Beal Special Collection: Limited Edition Acousmatic Sorcery 17 Song Debut Album $20.00
Translady Fanzine #1 by Amos Mac and Zackary Drucker $20.00
Show and Tell #8 a zine made with love in Bend Oregon by Rachel Lee Carmen $3.00
Phallic Titty Manifesto by Jackie Wang $1.50
Peops #6 by Fly $4.00
Great Anarchists by Peter Willis $3.00
Solidarity Unionism at Starbucks by Dniel Gross, Staughton Lynd and Tom Keough (PM Press) $4.95
No More Unicorns by Emilie Robin $5.00
Train Stories #2 by Dre CTA $1.00
Can of Air #1 by Peter E. Rosales $2.00
Shotgun Seamstress #5 $3.00
Bookstores and Baseball: 2nd Inning the Moneyball Issue by David Labounty $4.00

Feedback #9 by John Isaacson  $2.00 – Jon goes to a lot of punk shows. Then he does comics about them.
Everything Dies #7 by Box Brown $5.00
Get on My Horse by Robin Emilie $3.00
Captcha #4 by Jojo Sherrow $4.00
Devil Burger by Kevin Fair $10.00
French Toast Comix #6 Coffee and Beer Money by Becky Hawkins $4.00
Zegas #1 by Michel Fiffe $9.95

Habibi by Craig Thompson (Pantheon) $35.00 – New work from the artist of Blankets and Good-Bye Chunky Rice!
1-800 Mice HC by Matthew Turber (Picturebox) $22.95 – Finally! All in one place.
Love and Rockets New Stories vol 4 by Jaime Hernandez (Fantagraphics) $14.99
Pure Pajamas: A Handsom Treasure Trove of Scrumptious Visual Delights… by Marc Bell (D&Q) $22.95
Dawn of the Bunny Suicides by Andy Riley (Chronicle) $12.95
Hellboy vol 11 Bride of Hell and Others by Mike Mignola etc. (Dark Horse) $19.99
Hellboy vol 3 HC by Mike Mignola (Dark Horse) $49.99 – Collects Conqueror Worm and Strange Places.
New York Five TPB by Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly (Vertigo) $14.99
New X Men TPB 1 by Grant Morrison etc. (Marvel) $14.99
Astonishing X-Men TPB Xenogenesis by Warren Ellis and Kaare Andrews (Marvel) $19.99

Hip Pocket Sleaze: The Lurid World of Vintage Adult Paperbacks by John Harrison (Headpress) $22.95
Cut and Paste 21st Century Collage by Richard Brereton and Caroline Roberts (Laurence King) $29.95
Idols by Gilles Larrain (PowerHouse) $35.00
Rebus by James Jean (Chronicle) $45.00
What The Hell Are You Doing?: Essential David Shrigley (Norton) $35.00 – Thanks to everybody who came out to the David Shrigley event here at the store or the lecture at Columbia.
Old Mens Tattoos by Thomas Jeppe (Dokument) $29.95
Everyday Love: The Art of Nidhi Chanani $30.00 – Awfully cute.
Roma Omnia Vincit by JB Rock (Drago) $33.00
Graffiti 365  by Jay “J.SON” Edlin (Abrams) $32.50 – This book delivers the first real insider’s view into the contemporary graffiti and street-art scenes, as well as their antecedents. A fun, wide-ranging survey of the international graffiti movement, this book uses more than 600 rare, previously unpublished, or legendary images to introduce and describe important artists—from Blade to Banksy—and styles—from bubble to wild. Along the way, Graffiti 365 covers different eras, cities, legendary walls and crews, police and public responses to graffiti, and more. Author J.SON, has been an artist and historian of the graffiti movement for decades—he started writing graffiti in 1973 and retired in 1984. Unparalleled in its breadth and depth of coverage, Graffiti 365 is a wide-angle snapshot of an entire movement.

The Bust DIY Guide to Life: Making Your Way Through Every Day by Laurie Henzel and Debbie Stroller (Stewart/Chang) $29.95

All The Pretty People: Tales of Carob Shame and Barbie Envy by Ariel Gore and Summer Pierre (Lit Star) $10.00
Temple of Air by Patricia Ann McNair (Elephant Rock) $16.00
Murder At Any Age by Tony DeMarco $14.99
Zippermouth by Laurie Weeks (Feminist) $14.95
Stories of Haven I ed. by Bob Nelson – An collection of stories from Anthology Magazine.
God Complex by Chris Titus $19.95
In Case You Didn’t Hear Me The First Time by Sharon Skinner $7.99
Marks Night by Brian Schmarje $17.00
50 Plays Fifty Short One Act Plays by Joe Janes $25.00 – Don’t miss Joe Janes here at Quimby’s 10/1!

Color Ink Book vol 11 DIY Art Periodical $10.00
Bizarre #180 Oct 11 $10.50
Purple Fashion vol 3 #16 $45.00
Bust Oct Nov 11 $4.99
Razorcake #64 $4.00
Tape Op #85 Sep Nov 11 $4.95
Wax Poetics #48 $9.99
Harpers Magazine Oct 11 $6.99
Tattoo Revolution Oct 11 $11.75

Rogue: Searching For the Real Sarah Palin by Joe McGinniss (Crown) $25.00
Trans Love Radical Sex: Love and Relationships Beyond the Gender Binary by Morty Diamond (Manic D) $14.95
Obama: The Postmodern Coup – Making of a Manchurian Candidate by Webster Griffin Tarpley (Progressive) $15.95
Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times (Melvilee) $16.95

Origin of My Organs: Aching What You Did to Make My Throat Stop Working by Sarah Loudin $6.95
A Capella Zoo #7 Fall 11 $7.00
Prompts Prompted Spr 11  by The Creative Writers Guild of SAIC $5.00
Lady Churchills Rosebud Wristlet #27 Aug 10 $5.00
Waukegan Pepsodent Conundrum by G. Wallace $3.00

Hack: Stories From a Chicago Cab (university of Chicago) $20.00
Crap I Bought on E-Bay: 101 Crazy Bizarre Seriously Weird Ridiculously Raunchy Items Exposed by Cary McNeal and Beverly Jenkins (Running) $13.00
Death In the City of Light: Serial Killer of Nazi Occupied Paris by David King (Crown) $26.00
Rude Hand Gestures of the World: A Guide to Offending Without Words by Romana Lefevre and Daniel Castro (Chronicle) $12.95
Stories in Reserve vol 1 by The Temporary Travel Office $15.00
Zombies Zombies Zombies: The Most Complete Collection of Zombie Stories Ever Published (Vintage) $25.00
Maybe He’ll Grow Out Of It: Collection of 45 Outlandish Stories of Youth Idealism by Christopher Gutierrez $16.00

RFD #147 Fall 11 $9.95

Flavor Savers Mustache Chip Clips (Gama Go) $8.00
New assorted wrapping papers with such graphics as: Bacon, Fancy Moustaches, Pi, Cupcake! $4.00 per pack
Instantly Antique Wall Decals: 35 Peel and Stick Decals Easy to Apply and Remove by Julia Rothman (Chronicle) $24.95
Crazy new toys! Finger Pickles that make your fingers into pickles! Whaaaat? Yes! ($.75 each!) And Finger Narwhals!
Shark Attack Porcelian Mug $9.50 – So you look inside, and at the bottom there’s a shark fin. Call the troops!
Individually Wrapped Bacon Candy $6.00 – It’s all about the tin it comes in!
Old-Fashioned Bacon Candy Canes $4.50 – September is the new December.
Silver Fox Sly Ceramic Desk Organizer (Gama Go) $20.00
Blood Sucking Sour Candy Blood Cherry $1.50
Gummy Earthworms Candy $.32
Topps Wacky Packages Stickers Series 7 $1.99
Best of CGW Radio by The Creative Writers Guild of SAIC $6.00
Popcorn Jelly Beans $5.00

Weekly Top 10

Just a reminder that tonight artist David Shrigley will be here at 7pm. See you then!

No surprise what tops the list of bestellers — a new issue of Crap Hound and a new issue of Optic Nerve! A double bubble of excitement!

1. Crap Hound #8 Superstition (Show & Tell) $12.00
2. Optic Nerve #12 by Adrian Tomine (D&Q) $5.95
3. Wallpaper Oct 11 $10.00
4. You Dont Get There From Here #20 by Carrie McNinch $2.00
5. Juxtapoz #129 Oct 11 $5.99
6. Burn Collector #15 by Al Burian (Microcosm) $3.00 – Al Burian takes on his new home town, Berlin with a little help from a Chicago All-Star team of Anne Elizabeth “Unmarketable” Moore and Liam “Secret Beach” Warfield.
7. Animal Sex You Might Not Want To Know by Isabella Rotman $3.00 – This mini is so good! It’s a sly and pervy funny-as-shit guide to kinky sex in the animal kingdom. From ungodly long schlongs of Argentine lake ducks to pheromone-fueled Garter Snake fuckballs, Rotman’s bestiary culls the cream of the crop from what sounds like some pretty extensive -uh- “internet research”. -EF

8. Neely Covers Comics To Give You The Creeps (Collectors Edition) by Tom Neely $6.00 – The calls are coming from inside the house as T.Neely does his number on 14 classic pulp comic covers.

9. Filter #45 $5.95
10. OK OK You Smote Me Stories by Al Burian (Quimby’s Exclusive) $3.00 – Quimby’s alum and international zine curmudgeon Al Burian has crafted a new zine exclusively for the store, the second in our “Quimby’s Exclusive” line of periodicals. In OK OK You Smote Me, Al takes us around the corner to his mayhem-prone stint on Wicker Park’s Dean Street, unhexing his way-too-hexed apartment and watching the tumult as Old Chicago takes a scraggly, low-level “stand” against encroaching yuppie “neighborhood improvement”. Compelling, humorous and wistful, with that trademark Burn Collector balance of heart and snark. -EF