Monthly Archive for January, 2013

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Briefly Knocked Unconscious By A Low-Flying Duck Event 2/22

Feb ’13
7:00 pm


Quimby’s welcomes Patricia Ann McNair, J.C. Aevaliotis, and Eric May, reading from Briefly Knocked Unconscious By A Low-Flying Duck

In 2nd Story’s new essay anthology Briefly Knocked Unconscious By A Low-Flying Duck (Elephant Rock Books), the twenty-three contributors unveil a wide range of topics through their personal narratives. We’ve got race relations in Roger’s Park, teaching kids about Dr. King, a gay man falling in love with a high school girl in Godspell, sex clubs in Amsterdam, murder in Rockford, death at Sea World Ohio, shower dances with drag queens, Xena Warrior princess, kiss-off letter to major universities, Sam Weller getting propositioned by a porn star two weeks after his wedding, fairies appearing in backyards, a guy trying to replicate Thoreau’s Walden cabin, chaos at The United Skates of America, slaying the great dragon of addiction, a Korean girl realizing her identity as she puts on eye shadow for the first time, and the life and death nature of teaching creative writing. The uniqueness of this anthology lies within the fact that each story was once performed upon a stage before an audience.

 “…what a treat, the genre, the writers, and the Chicagoness of it all. As we said, sometimes things come to you, and they’re like a gift, and this collection is a gift, and it will linger, so please do take a look, because it just might change your life.” -Ben Tanzer, This Blog Will Change Your Life

PATRICIA ANN McNAIR is the author of The Temple of Air, a finalist for the Society of Midland Authors Best Book Award and Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award. She’s received four Illinois Arts Council Awards and was nominated for the Carnegie Foundation US Professor of the Year. McNair teaches in Columbia College Chicago’s Fiction Writing Department.

JC AEVALIOTIS is a Chicago-based writer and performer who holds a master’s degree in religion and theater from Yale Divinity School. He has performed with various Second City-affiliated ensembles and several live-lit outfits in Chicago, and his writing has been seen in Playboy and heard on Chicago NPR affiliate WBEZ.

ERIC CHARLES MAY is an associate professor in the Fiction Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago and a former reporter for The Washington Post. His fiction has appeared in Fish Stories and F Magazine. In addition to Post reporting, his nonfiction has appeared in Sport Literate and the Chicago Tribune.

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New Stuff This Week

Arthur #33 Jan 13 (Floating World Comics) $5.00 – Beloved freak-sheet Arthur returns! Smoky exchanges from my favorite Weedeater, Nance Klehm, an epic Jack Rose interview, American’t road tripping with Gabby Schulz, Rick Veitch draws it out and a review corner with Byron Coley and Thurston Moore. Appropriately positioning itself as the first publication of our post Mayan-calendar situation. -EF

Yupi Frostbite by Mike “Cheap and Raunchy” Cacophony $1.00
Freakend July 5 7 12 Los Angeles CA (Drippy Bone Books) $8.00
Humble Humdrum Cotton Frock #5 $3.00

Comics & Comix
Bittersweet Romance by Victor Cayro (Drippy Bone Books) $11.00
Chad Chuckle 9th Grade English Teacher by Alex Nall $2.00
Princess Seppuku in the Lower Depths by Karl Wills $8.00
Comix by by Rinko Endo: Cage My Orthodontic Memoir, Aggression Management Manga $5.00 each
Weirdo comics from Alyssa Herlocher: Pudding Clowns #1 and Kenneth Loves to Hate Animals For No Reason #3 $4.00 each

Art & Design Books
The Steampunk HG Wells, art by Zdenko Basic $18.95

Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks
Peanut by Ayun Halliday (of East Village Inky!) and Paul Hoppe $15.99
Beta Testing the Apocalypse by Tom Kaczynski (Fantagraphics) $19.99
Your Fathers Mustache volumes 1 and 2 by Joshua Wysocki $10.00 each
Jack Jackson’s American History Los Tejanos and Lost Cause by Jack Jackson and Gary Groth (Fantagraphics) $35.00
Popeye TPB vol 1 by Roger Langridge et al. $17.99
JLA vol 3 TPB by Grant Morrison et al. $24.95
Silver Darlings by Will Morris $14.99
Reset by Peter Bagge $15.99 – Collects Reset issues #1 through 4.
Terra Tempo: The Four Corners of Time by David Shapiro et al. $17.99
Spuds Malone Book 1 by Rv Zen $20.00
War and Penis: The Great Online Comics Insult War by Johnny Ryan and Frederic Fleury (Milan Review) $15.00

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs, Music & Misc
Conversations with David Foster Wallace $25.00
Bob Dylan Writings 1968-2010 by Greil Marcus $17.99
3 books about the Tylenol murders in the 80s by Scott Bartz
Infinite Energy Technologies: Tesla, Cold Fusion, Antigravity, and the Future of Sustainability by by Finley Eversole $18.95
Slave Species of the Gods: The Secret History of the Anunnaki and Their Mission on Earth by Michael Tellinger $25.00

Politics, Revolution & Current Events
Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire by Noam Chomsky $16.00

Best of Youth by Michael Dahle $25.95
The Miniature Wife and Other Stories by Manuel Gonzales $26.95

Rumpshaker #6 Hardcore Reading $12.50
Juxtapoz #143 Feb 13 $5.99
V Magazine #81 Spr Preview 13 $7.50
Brownbook #36 $14.99
Monocle Alpino #6 Win 12 13 $8.00

Kids Books
Ganeshas Sweet Tooth by Sanjay Patel and Emily Haynes $16.99

New Stuff This Week

Thickness #3 $15.00 – Anthology series of erotic comics, featuring sexy comics from Lamar Abrams, Jimmy Beaulieu, Edie Fake, Julia Gfrörer, Gengoroh Tagame, Andy Burkholder and more. Each story printed in 2 colors!

Zines & Zine-Related
KerBloom #99 by Artnoose $2.00
Axis Unchained vol 1 by Damien Blaise (Drippy Bone Books) $12.00
Asexual Bisexual Cissexual a Sexual Identity Glossary by Dan Copulsky $4.00
Zine About Rape Sexual Abuse and Abuse by FemArch $2.00
Lower East Side Librarian Winter Solstice Shout Out 12 by Jenna Freedman $3.00
Lower East Side Librarian and Friends Menstruate: Librarians and Archivists Keep the Information Flowing by Jenna Freedman $2.00

Comics & Comix
Inhaling the Sun by Kira Mardikes $5.00
Scaffold #2 XXIII to XLIV by VA Graham $10.00
Lyra #10 by Carrie Neumayer $4.00
Bachelor Girl #2 by Amy Martin $3.00
Girls Are Mighty Fine, New Cartoons by Amy Martin  $7.00
Single Girls by Amy Martin  $6.00
Demon Wheat #1 $3.50
Poofsy Sci Fi Comix by Jon Lawrence $2.50
Lalita by Ana Norell $8.00

Art & Design
Tattoo Magic by Aymara Arreaza (Promopress) $19.95
Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Nipper 1967-1968 by Doug Wright (D&Q) $16.95

The Fifty Year Sword by Mark Z. Danielewski $26.00
Gun Machine by Warren Elllis $25.99
Books by David B. Riley including :Six Guns: Straight From Hell Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy From the Weird West, Low Noon Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy from the Weird Weird West, Devils Due and more.

2600 Hacker Quarterly vol 29 #4 $6.25
Maximumrocknroll #356 Jan 13 $4.00
Fifth Estate vol 47 #3 Win 13 $4.00
The Internationalist Nov Dec 12 $.50
Skeptical Inquirer Jan Feb 13 vol 37 #1 $4.95
Makeshift #4 Fall 12 Journal of Hidden Creativity $10.00
Tally Ho vol 1 #1 $9.99
Skunk vol 8 #5 $5.99
Treating Yourself #38 $7.99
Local #1 a Quarterly of People and Places $7.00
Ink Fashion Feb 13 $7.99
Decibel #100 Feb 12 $4.95
Fangoria #320 $9.99
Radical Philosophy #177 $13.00
In These Times Jan 13 $3.50
Radical History Review Win 13 $14.00

Poetry, Lit Mags and Lit Journals
The Point #6 Win 13 Symposium What Are Animals For $12.00
Across Blue Water by DJ Francis $9.99
This Is What They Say (Pank Typecast Publishing) by M. Bartley Seigel $16.00
Propagation by Laura Elrick $14.95
Ecotone #14 $12.95
Lalitamba #5 $12.00
Zone 3 vol 27 #2 $5.00
Greenwoman vol 2 #2 Win 12 Spr 13 $5.95

Sex & Sexy
Gold Coast Madam: The Secret Life of Rose Laws (Lake Claremont Press) $17.95

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Laydeez Do Comics Chicago Premieres 1/31, With Kris Dresen, Corinne Mucha and Rinko Endo

Jan ’13
7:00 pm

Laydeez Do Comics,
London’s monthly comics salon founded by Nicola Streeten (Billy, Me, and You) and Sarah Lightman (The Book of Sarah, Graphic Details) is adding to branches in Leeds and San Francisco by starting a branch in Chicago! Come hear comics creators speak about their work, their process, their plans, and whatever else they want to share with us.

Our inaugural speakers will be Kris Dresen (Max & Lilly, Manya, She Said),

Corinne Mucha (Freshman, My Alaskan Summer, Chicago Magazine),

Rinko Endo (Aggression Management Manga, The Cage)

join us for our inaugural event:

Thursday, January 31, 7pm

and following will be the last Thursday of every month

Free Event

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