Grantland Quarterly vol 2 (McSweeneys) $25.00 – Issue 2 has a dust jacket that unfolds to reveal a double-sided poster with an intricate, gorgeous piece of original art on one side, and, on the reverse, a reprint of the rare 1970s poster of George “The Ice Man” Gervin. Issue 2 also includes: Bill Simmons writing about the career of Eddie Murphy, an interview with Don DeLillo about Underworld on the 60th anniversary of the Shot Heard ‘Round the World, and more.
Kriss Stress cranks out zines a mile a minute! And they’re always awesome. Where does he find the time? Two new titles: Paper Houses #3: Southern Subcultural Snippets and Horror Rock Rookies Pt II $3.00 and Margin Walker #1 $2.00 – Stay tuned, Kriss will probably be here in the next three minutes with another zine.
Junk Drawer #6 Landscape by Eric Bartholomew $3.00 – Eric is a Chicago gem on the independent publishing circuit, and he’s often seen slithering into zine readings and events. His zine is like Cabinet meets Infiltration. This issue (sub)subtitled “Parts of Old Buildings Abandoned Train Lines and Other Odds and Ends in the City.”
Moon Tour Zine #1 2012 by Brad Westcott & Jeremy Tubbs, with Moontour DVD Mark It Dude $15.00
Vitals – Feast of Violet by Allen Taylor $5.00
Bookstores and Baseball 3rd Inning $4.00 -From the folks who publish The First Line.
Alamo Igloo #3 by Keith Herzik $5.00 – Keith H. is one of the energizer bunnies of the local screenprinting scene, still cranking out his zine-comic fountains of weirdo-ness.
Childhood Consent and Commercial Sex – Straddling the Line, White Slaves, Trafficked Women and Other Victims Border by Robin Hustle $2.00
Comics and Comix
Suspect Device #2 by Josh Bayer and Edwin Vazquez $13.00 – Where do you go once you’ve riffed Nancy into oblivion? How about grafting on some early era-Garfield to your frankenstein monster? That’s what Suspect Device has done and, trust me, the carnage is extreme. Two or three times as big as issue #1, with color and hella roidal muscles, this is one drawing game that’s developed rabies and is having babies. -EF
Reset #1 of 4 by Peter Baggue (Dark Horse) $3.50
Castle Waiting #16 by Linda Medley (Fantagraphics) $3.95
Dogcrime by Belxbolex (Nobrow) $11.00
I Wanna Be Your Dog by Cassie J. Sneider $1.50 – Cassie has a pug! And she made a hilarious comic about it!
Boyfriend Comics #1 the Movie Issue and #2 The Issues Issue by Thom Jay $2.00 each
Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks
Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown (Chronicle) $14.95 – Don’t miss Jeffrey Brown here at Quimby’s on Free Comic Book Day, May 5th!
Cleveland by Harvey Pekar and Joseph Remnant (Top Shelf) $21.99
Folly: The Consequences of Indiscretion by Hans Rickheit (Fantagraphics) $18.99 – Hans’ Giger-esque weirdo mini-comics are compiled here. Some in black and white, some in color. All biotechfreaky, and sort of Victorian. What time is tea? With the robots? -LM
Cruisin’ With the Hound the Life and Times of Fred Toote by Spain Rodriguez (Fantagraphics) $19.99
Popeye vol 5 Me Lil Sweepea by EC Segar (Fantagraphics) $29.99
Dunwich Horror TPB by HP Lovecraft (IDW) $17.99
Heart of Darkness: Underground Botanists Outlaw Farmers and the Race for the Cannabis Cup by Mark Haskell Smith (Broadway) $14.00 – “Witty, civilized and intelligent narcotourism.” -Kirkus Reviews
Get Your Pitchfork On: The Real Dirt on Country Living by Kristy Athens $19.95 – The next book in the Process Self-Reliance Series.
Tiny World Terrariums: Step by Step Guide to Easily Contained Life by Michelle Inciarrano et al. $19.95
How to Reimagine the World: A Pocket Guide for Practicle Visionaries by Anthony Weston (New Society) $11.95
Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs & Misc
Dads Are the Original Hipsters by Brad Getty (Chronicle) $12.95
This Means War! A Zombies Vs Robots Anthology $17.99 – Bolts Bullets Brains! This anthology takes IDW’s splatterific Zombie vs Robots comic book series, created by writer Chris Ryall and artist Ashley Wood, and expands it in ways that will redefine both zombie and robot fiction. A shambling cohort of top horror and fantasy writers including Jesse Bullington, Nancy Collins, Lincoln Crisler, Brea Grant and more. For fans of WW Z and Robopocalypse.
Steampunk Coloring and Activity Book by Phoebe Longhi (Manic D) $11.95 – With a distinctly manga-angle. Includes a word search too. Can you find the monocle? Har.
Revolutionary Founders: Rebels, Radicals, and Reformers in the Making of the Nation, ed. by Alfred F. Young et al. (Vintage) $16.95 – Stories of individuals and groups who exemplified the radical ideals of the American Revolution more in keeping with our own values today.
Young Lovecraft vol 2 by Jose Oliver and Bartolo Torres (Kettle Drummer) $19.95 – The web comic that took Spain by storm makes its English language debut in this hilarious graphic novel. Oliver and Torres explore the childhood of H.P. Lovecraft, the great genius of literary terror who gave us the cycle of the Myths of Cthulu, and forever changed the landscape modern horror. Join the young Lovecraft on his macabre and comical adventures.
Letters to Kurt by Eric Erlandson (Akashic) $17.95 – A poetic elegy for Kurt Cobain from a guy that was in Hole. I’m curious to hear from someone who reads this to tell me this: shall I read this cynically or not? -LM
Groove Music: The Art and Culture of the Hip-Hop DJ by Mark Katz (Oxford U) $24.95 – Based on extensive interviews with practicing DJs, historical research, and his own personal experience, Katz presents a history of hip-hop from the point of view of the people who invented the genre. Here, DJs step up to discuss a wide range of topics, including the transformation of the turntable from a playback device to an instrument in its own right, the highly charged competitive DJ battles, the game-changing introduction of digital technology, and the complex politics of race and gender in the DJ scene.
Finding the Moon in Sugar by Gint Aras $14.95
2 JG Ballard titles: High Rise and Drought
Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson (Vintage) $15.95 – Now in soft cover.
Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest by Stieg Larsson $9.99 – Now in cheaper mass market paperback.
Titles by Helen Bradley Hall: Baby Robbers, Chocolate Mama
Literary Journals, Poetry & Chap Books
Snowflake New Poems Different Streets Newer Poems by Eileen Myles (Wave) $20.00
Iowa Review vol 42 #1 Spr 12 $9.95
Distance #1 Concerns Beginnings $20.00
Criminal Class Review vol 5 $12.00 – Work by Flynn O’Brien, Hugh Fox, Ryan Mattern, Joseph M. Gant, Brett Spencer, George Moore and more.
Sex & Sexy
Tom Poulton: Secret Art of an English Gentleman by Dian Hanson (Taschen) $17.99 – 25 Anniversary Edition with Reversible Panic Jacket
Politics & Revolution
The Case For Sanctions Against Israel ed. by Audrea Lim. (Verso) $14.95 – With contributions from Naomi Klein, Slavoj Žižek, Rebecca O’Brien and more.
Mobilizing the Green Imagination: An Exuberant Manifesto by Weston Anthony (New Society) $14.95
Remembering Che: My Life with Che Guevara, The Story of a Great Legend and Love by Aleida March (Ocean) $18.95 – by Che’s widow.
Time to Die: The Attica Prison Revolt by Tom Wicker (Haymarket) $18.00
Dwell May 12 $5.99
True Crime Apr 12 $8.99
Make vol 30 $14.99
Another Man #14 Spr Sum 12 $14.99
High Times Jun 12 $5.99
Dazed & Confused vol 3 #8 Apr12 $9.99
Big Cheese #142 Jan 12 $7.99
Magnet #86 $4.99
Wire #338 Apr 12 $9.99
Black Velvet #72 $7.00
Signal to Noise #63 Spr 12 $4.95
Adbusters May Jun 12 #101 vol 20 #3 $8.95
Harpers Magazine May 12 $6.99
Inked May 12 #45 $6.99
Shark King by R. Kikuo Johnson (Toon) $12.95
Seriously Just Go To Sleep by Adam Mansbach et al. (Akashic) $15.95 – The clean version of the parody of the, oh whatever. It’s meta.
Black Metal Greeting Cards (Dark Somber Greetings) $3.00 – To be seen to be believed.
The things listed in this list are at our brick and mortar store at 1854 W. North Ave. Occassionally we make some of it available for mail order on our website, but we curate what we put up there. To see which new items are on our website, see quimbys.com/store