Monthly Archive for June, 2012

New Stuff This Week & Holiday Hours

Quimby’s will be open from noon to 5pm on Wed, July 4th.

Womanimalistic #2 Coochie Party by Caroline Paquita (Pegacorn Press) $3.00 – Vaginal dreamsicles dancing on the labial plane. Paquita makes you wild for the cooch style- as if you weren’t already- this new comic/zine/suitetreat has itself seriously plugged into the feminist power grid. -EF

Zines & Zine-Related Books
East Village Inky #50 by Ayun Halliday $3.00
Regional #6 Cocktails by Cassie Tompkins $8.50
Field Guide to the Aliens of Star Trek The Next Generation Season Five by Joshua Chapman $1.00
Paper Houses #5 Oh God by Kriss Stress $2.25
Margin Walker #3 by Kriss Stress $2.00
Well Never Have Paris vol 9 New To You by Andria Alefhi $4.00
Vice Dos and Don’ts 2 Over a Thousand More Zings Burns and Riffs by Thomas Morton and Vice Magazine (Vice) $20.00
Train Wreck #9 By Dave Brainwreck $1.00
Bacterial Turned Viral issues #666 and #7 $3.50 each
Ethereal Sprite: Some Poems and Stuff by Ellie Navidson $3.00
Fuck Yeah I Can Be Sentmental: Foster James’ Little Book of I Love Yous by Patrick Gill $1.00
What a Queer Wants by h Melt $1.00
A Few Things You Should Know About the Winter In No Particular Order by Patrick Gill $1.00
Falling Series of Poems Inspired By Summers Shift Into Autumn by Mar Curran $1.00
KerBloom #96 May Jun 12 by Artnoose $2.00
Shit Your Pants and Do the Death Dance #2 Strange Fruit #4 by Nick Kiniris $1.00
Simple History Series #10: The Cold War by J. Gerlach $4.00
Fluke Fanzine #10 $2.00
Cheap Toys #8 $2.00

Comics & Comix
Hand Job: A Labor of Love Sum 12 Adventure School for Ladies and Anne Elizabeth Moore  $20.00
Fatima #1 of 4 the Blood Spinners by Gilbert Hernandez $3.99
Providence Comics Consortium Showcase, various issues
Magic Hedge #2 by Marian Runk $10.00
Underpaid Career Friends by Mara Williams $3.50
Wax Cross by Tin Can Forest (Koyama Press) $20.00 – Pattern burn and break over shaggy shale forms and color cuts like Black Forest stained glass – Needlework rupture into the spirit side and a constant foothold in the folklore. Gorgeously printed and hard-feathered. -EF
Wowee Zonk #4 $15.00
Reset #3 of 4 by Peter Bagge $3.50
Nix Comics For Kids #1 Starring Boy Howdie by Ken Eppstein and Brian Kraft $3.00
Midwestern Cuban Comics vol 1 #5 by Odin $5.00
Body of Work and Three Other Stories by Kevin Huizenga $4.00
Hot Dog Beach #2 by Lale Westvind $10.00 – This thing is no joke and all joke, 5 rubber limbs in the sinkhole and a broken marble elevator to hell. HDB #1 was about drinking beer and what happens when a giant desert robot/house stands up. This one sweeps all that up in its psycho cyclone, kills half of everything in its path and cruiks yr shanks through some clowntown oasis. It’s like you went to In and Out Burger and ordered issue one “Animal Style”. Fear and Loathing in Burpawnia, well dipped. -EF
Regard Ici by Ette $3.00
Distance Mover #1 and #2 by Patrick Kyle (Mother Books) $5.00 – Kyle gets into Voynich style image-making, telling a story through a series of vessels and also nearly succumbing to it’s own lazer light show. Clean combustion with a crummy grumpy heart to the writing. Lululuv it. -EF
Horrible #1 by Zach Worton, Michael DeForge, Chris Kuzma and Patrick Kyle $8.00

Grave Gang by Patrick Kyle $5.00
Fantasmancer by Roby Newton $5.00
Skids #1 by Sally Carson $5.00
BOD #1 by Onsmith $3.00
Reliable Comics Presents Crime World by David King $3.00
The Gremlins Movie Incident by Cara Bean $3.00
Hells Dachshunds by Reid Psaltis $4.00
Falling Rock National Park 2012 by Josh Shalek $9.00
various titles by Cody Pickrodt: Men With Whom I Share the Same Height, Reptile Museum, HeILA and more.
Ian McDuffie titles: Human Condition #2 June 2012, Difficult #1

Golf Clap 2012 by Ben Bertin, Ian McDuffie and Laurie Pina $2.00
New Construction #2 by Kevin Huizenga $3.00
All American USS Catastrophe Election 2004 Treasury Vote Out the Bums by Kevin Huizenga, Ted May and Dan Zettwoch $3.00
Animal Sex #3 Under the Sea by Isabella Rotman $3.00
Brothersister $6.00
Otto Splotch titles: Rotten Path, Quarter Vomit #2 Bad Oogle and more. Splotchin debotchery.

Alien Invasion #2 by Lala Albert $5.00
Death Cat Comix #0 by $3.33
Stutter #1 Kriss Stress $1.25
Fuck Shits by Box Brown $5.00
Snake Oil #7 by Chuck Forsman $5.00
Hypnotic Induction Technique by Grant Reynolds $4.00
Sock #2 Adult Stories and Imagery by Jason T. Miles, Matthew Thurber, Carrie Bren and more. $10.00
Jesse Jackson #1 $1.00

Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks
Journalism by Joe Sacco $29.00
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen vol 3 Century #3 2009 by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill (Top Shelf) $9.95
2 Bernie McGovern books: Army of Lovers Will Be Beaten vol 2 Books 4-6 $10.00, For the Hospitalized and the Adorably Bored: Watercolors and Drawings $10.00
Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm $22.00
Tomb of the Zombies by Josh Shalek $12.00
Paris and Bite Size vol 1 by George Alexopoulos
Los Angeles Ik Stains by Jim Mahfood $29.99
Barry Sonnenfeld’s Dinosaurs vs Aliens by Grant Morrison et al. $19.99
Art of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Directors Cut $24.99
Jewish Images In the Comics: A Visual History by Fredrik Stromberg (Fantagraphics) $26.99
Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes Miraculous Mutants and a Sun God From Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human by Grant Morrison $16.00 – Now in soft cover.
Lovely Horrible Stuff by Eddie Campbell (Top Shelf) $14.95 – Eddie brings his signature style to an investigation of what some people say makes the world go round: money.
By This Shall You Know Him by Jesse Jacobs (Koyama Press) $15.00 – So outrageously good I just can’t hardly stand it. -EF I second that! -LM

How Should a Person Be: A Novel From Life by Sheila Heti $25.00
Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt $25.00
Million Heavens by John Brandon (McSweeneys) $24.00
On the Good Ship Lollypop by Nugent Kris $15.00

Wonderland Alphabet: Alice’s Adventures Through the ABCs and What She Found There by Alethea Kontis and Janet K. Lee $11.95
Anna and Froga Want a Gumball by Anouk Ricard (D&Q) $14.95

Pot Farm by Matthew Gavin Frank (Univ of Nebras) $16.95

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs & Misc
Opium Fiend: A 21st Century Slave to a 19th Century Addiction A Memoir by Steve Martin $26.00 – No, not that Steve Martin. A different one.
FanVixens In Bizarro Au Go Go by Cig Neutron and Rannie Rodil $20.00
Lovecraft Library: Call of Cthulhu and Other Mythos Tales by HP Lovecraft $16.99
From the Bodies of Gods: Psychoactive Plants and the Cults of the Dead As Revealed in Pagan, Hebrew, Minoan, and Christian Traditions by Earl Lee $16.95
Forgotten Worlds: From Atalntis to the XWoman of Siberia and the Hobbits of Flores, Decoding the Ancient Myseries of Human Origins by Patrick Chouinard $20.00
Star Ancestors: Extraterrestrial Contact In the Native American Tradition ny Nancy Red Star $18.00
Dark Light: Consciousness, Melanin, Serpent Power and the Luminous Matrix of Reality by Edward Bruce Bynum $19.95

Politics & Revolution
Preliminary Materials For a Theory of the Young Girl by Tiqqun (Semiotext(e)) $12.95

Lucky Peach #4 Sum 12 American Food Issue $12.00
Grantland Quarterly vol 3 $25.00
Design Bureau Jul Aug 12 $8.00
Kinfolk vol 4 A Guide For Small Gatherings $18.00
Dwell Jul 12 $5.99
Tattoo Revue #158 $7.99
Paranoia #52 $7.00
Fortean Times #289 Jul 12 $11.99
True Crime Jun 12 $8.99
Backwoodsman vol 33 #4 Jul Aug 12 $4.95
Interzone #240 $8.50
Flaunt #122 $10.95
Best of Skunk vol 5 $7.99
Laphams Quarterly vol 5 #3 Sum 12 $15.00
Cinema Retro vol 8 #23 $11.99
Fader #80 Jun Jul 12 $5.99
Maximumrocknroll #350 Jul 12 $4.00
Wire #340 Jun 12 $9.99
Decibel #94 Aug 12 $4.95
Mother Jones Aug 12 $5.99
Social Anarchism #45 $7.00
Reason Aug 12 $3.95
Harpers Magazine Jul 12 $6.99

Literary Journals, Poetry & Chap Books
The First Line vol 14 #2 Sum 12 $3.00
N Plus 1 #14 Sum 12 $13.95
Versal #10 $14.95
After Hours #25 Sum 12 $8.00
Bomb #120 Sum 12 $7.95
Satellite #2 Montreal #11 $11.00
Pleiades vol 32 #2 $9.00
Paris Review #201 $15.00
Gargoyle #58 $18.95
Love and Fuck Poems #1 Jun 11 by Koraly Dimitriadis $13.00

Sex & Sexy
Sheshifters: Lesbian Paranormal Erotica by Delilah Devlin $15.95
Three Way Erotic Adventures ed. by Alison Tyler $15.95
Stripped Down Lesbian Sex Stories Tristan Taormino $15.95 – Down to the bare minimum. Ha ha ha.
Middle Men: Gay Erotic Threesomes Shane Allison $15.95
Rock and the Ripe: A Play, a Book, a Movement by Mark Blane $12.00 – Made on the outside to look like one of those autograph books you have people sign, like in grade school. The topic at hand: reflections on gay bullying, an artsy scrapbook of sorts.
Das Einhorn #2 May 12 $6.00

Other Stuff
Music Journal Moleskine Passions Notebook – From the Moleskine “Passions” Series, this one is about documenting your music collecting etc. $19.95
More 2013 Moleskinne Planners, various sizes, colors, formats and prices.
Cootie Catcher Ette by Ginette Lapalme $6.00 – Fine five fingered future fortunes fortold and unfolded. 3 color riso-print cootie catcher with mini 1-color cootie catcher and button.

Marc Arcuri, Dan Gleason, Gregory Jacobsen, Mike McPadden & Gabriel Wallace Read 7/28

Jul ’12
7:00 pm

Back and sexier than ever! The great Marc Arcuri, stylist to the stylites, keyboardist for Santana, lover of Pantera and lead singer/drummer of the English Softhearts plans to orate nonsensically at the top of his lungs! Dan Gleason, that fat sad sac ejaculator of short stories, shall read b. s. from his latest greatest hits book, ‘Dear Sweetness,’ and also some of his more recent vapid creations! Gregory Jacobsen, greaser/guido/hairball, possessor of large hands, painter, and lead singer of the Lovely Little Girls will lick your body up and down with his sensual verbosity! Mike McPadden, author of, ‘If You Like Metallica…,’ ‘Heavy Metal Movies: The 666 Most Headbanging Films from Anvil to Zardoz,’ and head writer at Mr. Skin will provide a delightful pause from that life you are leading, void of meaning, with his angelic wordplay! And Gabriel Wallace, poet/genius/renegade, dead-ringer for Taylor Negron – a. k. a. the Pizza Guy from Fast Times – author of The Great Sheboygan Panty Raid of 18977, Quack With Me (folderol) and The Waukegan Pepsodent Conundrum will mesmerize your loins with his erotic mysticism!

The work of Marc Arcuri has been featured at Buddy Gallery, the Co-Prosperity Sphere, New Capital, the Double Door, the Burlington and at Bitchpork. Dan’s work has been on display at the Hyde Park Art Center, Antena Gallery, the Block Museum of Art, Roots & Culture and at Salon Tress. Gregory Jacobsen shows his artwork at Chicago’s ZG Gallery and Berlin’s Bongout. He’s also had stuff in Hi-Fructose and New American Paintings. Mike McPadden’s stuffs can be found in Happyland, Hustler, and Mr. Skin. He has also served as screenwriter of a number of films. Gabriel Wallace’s work has been witnessed at the Hideout, Bottom Lounge, innumerable places in the great NYC and Columbia, Missouri, and also at the magical QUIMBY’S BOOKSTORE!






Saturday, July 28, 7pm

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New Stuff This Week

The first day of tabling for CAKE (The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo) at 1104 S. Wabash was awesome! If you couldn’t make it today, don’t fret! Tabling continues tomorrow (Sunday the 17th). Many of the comics artists who are at CAKE have new things they’re showing off, such as Josh Kramer’s The Cartoon Picayune #3 as pictured above.

For more info see

Zines and Zine-Related Books
Craft Leftovers: various different issues, a really fun little renegade crafty zine that could also be happy under the DIY heading.
Animal Shelter #2 Spr 12 Art Sex Literature (Semiotexte) $15.00

Comics and Comix
Overboard by Laura Terry $8.50
Cousin Harold #1 by Dennmann $5.00
Harvest Branches by JD Lee $5.00
Coin Op #3: Coin Op #3 Municipal Parking and Waterfall and #4 Deep End by Peter and Maria Hoey $10.00 each
In The Sounds and Seas vol 2 by Marnie Galloway $15.00
Hodge Podge Anthology #1 by Ryan Ruiz and Kennifer Qian et al. $4.20 (dude)
Inside the Slow Spiral by Jon Allen $6.00
Day of the Gibcats #1 by Katherine Verhoeven $8.00
Dangerous Cooking #1 by Verwho $10.00
Spaz #5 Stories by Emi Gennis $2.00
Two beautiful Mille Putois titles: La Vie Magnifique Sous L’eau by Joel Vaudreuil ($5.00) and Bowling For Souls ($10.00) by various artists including Marc Bell, Jay Stephens. Archer Prewitt, Jessica Abel, James Kochalka and more.

Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks
July Diary by Gabrielle Bell (Uncivilized) $6.00
Gloriana by Kevin Huizenga (D&Q) $19.95 – Kevin Huizenga exposes the mechanics that underpin everyday life. His protagonist, Glenn Ganges, has conversations about dish soap and library visits that are both faithful depictions of mundane interactions and existential dissections of the units that construct our lives. Thanks to everybody who came out last night for the Kevin Huizenga and Dan Zettwoch event!
Klaus by Robert Short (Nobrow) $19.95
New York Mon Amour by Jacques Tardi et al. (Fantagraphics) $19.99
Furry Trap Horror Stories 2004-2011 Adults Only by Josh Simmons (Fantagraphics) $24.99
Seven Soldiers of Victory vol 2 SC by Grant Morrison $29.99
Books by Jon Allen: Nine Short Works, Vacationland Chapter 1

Hologram For the King by Dave Eggers (McSweeneys) $25.00 – We can’t actually sell these books to you until the on-sale date, which is June 19th. They’re tucked away until then!
Office Girl by Joe Meno $15.95
Stranger on Lesbos by Valerie Taylor $13.95
The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor by Robert Kirkman $14.99
Nervous System: A Dewey Decimal Novel by Nathan Larson $15.95

Art & Design Books
Quodlibet by Sebastian Gievert & Katja Spitzer  (Nobrow Press) $19.95
Space Between Selected Writings on Art Michael Bracewell (Riding House) $35.00
Forty Deuce: The Times Square Photographs of Bill Butterworth 1983-1984 $39.95

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs & Misc
Dyn-o-mite: Good Times Bad Times Our Times by Jimmie Walker $25.00
The Mammoth Book of Gangs: The Fascinating Inside Story of 34 Notorious Gangs by James Morton $13.95
The Mammoth Book of Body Horror by Paul Kane $13.95
Dear Dawn: Aileen Wuornos In Her Own Words $16.95
Weirdest and Wackiest World Records from Absolutely Bizarre to Downright Shocking by Tony Lyons $14.95
Weird-O-Pedia Ultimate Book of Surprising Strange Incredibly Bizarre Facts by Alex Palmer $12.95
Blood Beneath My Feet: The Journey of a Southern Death Investigator by Joseph Scott Morgan (Feral House) $18.95
Graveyards of Chicago: People History Art and Lore of Cook County Cemetaries by Matt Hucke and Ursula Bielski $15.00

Politics & Revolution
Imperiled: Life Revolution Against Climate Catastrophe (Anarchist Interventions 04) by Castro Javier Sethness (AK) $12.00
Militarism and Anti-Militarism by Karl Liebknecht (Black Rose) $19.99

The Ultimate Self Sufficiency Handbook: The Complete Guide to Baking Crafts Gardening etc. by Abigail R. Gehring $14.95

Bizarre #189 Jun 12 $10.50
Adbusters Jul Aug 12 #102 vol 20 #4 $8.95
Shots #116 Sum 12 $6.95
High Times Aug 12 $5.99
Dazed and Confused vol 3 #10 Jun 12 $9.99
Paper Sum 12 $4.00
Whore Magazine #3 Sum 2012 $12.00
ArtForum Sum 12 $10.00
Magnet #88 $4.99
Wax Poetics #51 $11.99
The Fifth Estate vol 47 #2 #387 Sum 12 $4.00
RFD #150 Sum 12: Radical Faerie Digest $9.95
Tattoo Revolution Jun 12 $11.75

Literary Journals, Poetry & Chap Books
The Believer #90 $8.00
Curbside Splendor #3 Spr 12 $8.00
Brick #89 Sum 12 A Literary Journal $15.00

Debate, Enlightenment and Performance from The Last Man, by W.C. Turck 7/14

Jul ’12
7:00 pm

WC Turck’s new book The Last Man, warns of a world ruled by a single powerful corporation and the one man who defied it. More than fiction, The Last Man is a prophetic story, a freedom manifesto, a celebration of diversity, and reminder that one man can make a difference. With all proceeds going to support Occupy Chicago, reading The Last Man is like standing in solidarity with those who demand a better tomorrow.

In 2011, Turck’s first play, Occupy My Heart: A revolutionary Christmas Carol made national headlines and helped change the media narrative about the Occupy movement. The Last Man continues that effort and support with the only novel endorsed by Occupy Chicago. Turck has been featured on podcasts and radio shows such as The Thom Hartman show, Words with Wings, WCPT and The Chicago Tribune. His first book, Broken: one soldier’s unexpected journey home, was recommended by the national Association of mental health Institutes for its treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Turck is also the author of “Everything for Love,” a personal memoir of the Siege of Sarajevo, of the popular WordPress blog and more.

For more info: http://occupychi.or