Monthly Archive for May, 2013

Off-Site: Saturday Strip: Comic Day MCA

Jul ’13
10:00 am



Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor Saturday Strip:

Comic Day at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

July 27, 2013, 10am – 5pm

On Saturday, July 27th the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago will be showcasing all that is amazing in the world of independent comics, cartoons, and animation in Chicago. This all day event will include a series of workshops, talks, screenings and performances that will take place throughout the museum. Highlights include a pop-up comic fair co-presented with Quimby’s Bookstore, an Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation film program, Chicago’s Second City performing comics-themed improv, a mini-comics demonstration by Jeff Brown, a large-scale interactive jam comic by Trubble Club, Ezra Clayton Daniels’s Comic Art Battle, and a live shadow puppet performance by Manual Cinema.

This event is in tandem and inspired by the exhibit Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes, hanging at the MCA Jun 29–Oct 13, 2013. Clowes is known for his his seminal comic-book series Eightball, as well as cover art for the New Yorker. Clowes is now well known to a wide audience following the 2001 film adaptation of Ghost World and the 2006 release of Art School Confidential, written by Clowes. In recent years, Clowes has realized the widely praised graphic novel Wilson (2010) and a serialized comic for the New York Times Magazine, a “middle-aged romance” titled Mister Wonderful, collected in an expanded hardcover edition in 2011.Clowes_Eightball18cover

Please note this event IS NOT at Quimby’s. It is at the MCA, at  220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 280-2660.

Off-Site: Quimby’s Co-sponsors the EX. MONEY. RACE. GENDER Ladydrawers Exhibition

Jun ’13
5:00 pm
Quimby’s Bookstore (and our sister store, Chicago Comics) are proud to be a sponsor of the Ladydrawers Comics Collective exhibition entitled SEX. MONEY. RACE. GENDER, curated by Anne Elizabeth Moore, at Columbia College Chicago’s A+D Gallery, opening June 27th.  S.M.R.G. will also feature a series of workshops that explores hot button topics with everything from site-specific murals to performance to empirical conversations to yes, comics.
Beginning with the opening night spectacle, the gallery (Columbia’s A+D Gallery, not Quimby’s) will be activated through fun, radicalthinking, and art making, a space to observe and reflect on ideas of SEX, MONEY, RACE, and GENDER.  Instead of creating a catalog for the show, Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor a comics anthology including work by Robyn Chapman, Danielle Chenette, Clay Harris, Lyra Hill, MariNaomi, Corinne Mucha, Laura Szumowski, Lauren Weinstein.

SEX. MONEY. RACE. GENDER.  The Ladydrawers (of Chicago, IL)

Exhibition & Workshop Schedule


Opening Reception: June 27, 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Exhibit closes on July 27th

Curated by Anne Elizabeth Moore


Featuring comedy, art making, readings, performance, and much more. Come explore issues of SEX, MONEY, RACE, and GENDER with a sprinkling of humor and pathos through stand up comedy, femcore anthems, live mural making, and interpretations of texts, personal readings (in the bathroom!), and even hula hooping. Join us, won’t you?

Opening Night Performers

Sarah Bell, Blizzard Babies, Gretchen Hasse, Lyra Hill, Elliott Junkyard, Francis Kang, Ever Mainard, Carolina Mayorga, Katie McVay, Yasmin Nair, Polly Yates

Exhibition Participants

Nicole Boyett, Jacinta Bunnel, Danielle Chenette, Gretchen Hasse, Elliott Junkyard, Francis Kang, Carolina Mayorga, Melissa Gira Grant, Lyra Hill, Franny Howes, Nia King, Viet Le, Nicole Marroquin, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Sarah Morton, Liz Rush, Rachel Swanson, Laura Szumowski, Bonsovathary Uoeung, Lauren Weinstein, Sarah Welch, Elizabeth White, Mara Williams, Polly Yates

S.M.R.G Workshops

These workshops are collaborative and exploratory projects lead by outstanding cultural producers and thinkers—all amazing, smart people that you will like very much.

Radical Noticing: Riot Grrrl Press and Contemporary Comics

May Summer Farnsworth and Jamie Davida Lee

Saturday, June 29, 2013 2:00-4:00 p.m.

May Summer Farnsworth will discuss her experiences working on the formation of Riot Grrrl Press in 1993. Cartoonist Jamie Davida Lee will simultaneously lead a silent workshop on making comics and zines.

Lexicon of Sexicana

Esther Pearl Watson and Terri Kapsalis

Thursday, July 11, 2013, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Speech balloons! Giant boons! Big muscles! The hundred-year-old lexicon of comics was developed by its most prominent practitioners, mostly straight white dudes. It’s time to re-think the language of comics. Esther Pearl Watson and Terri Kapsalis will create a work exploring sexual health based on Mort Walker’s satirical look at comics devices for cartoonists, The Lexicon of Comicana.

Life and Labor

Delia Jean Hickey and Sarah Jaffe

Thursday, July 18, 2013, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

We all know what it means to work, but what extra effort do certain forms of labor extract from us? This workshop explores what it takes to make an honest living, with a particular focus on the service industry.

Boi Band Poser Poster Workshop

Viet Le and Morgan Claire

Thursday, July 25, 2013, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

This workshop challenges identities and identifications through pop and props. Thinking through gender, race, and (inner and outer) space, participants will form and “perform” their own pop bands and solo acts. Fun FOBulous times!

Please note: these events are at the A+D Gallery at 619 S. Wabash Ave, Chicago, Il 60605, NOT QUIMBY’S BOOKSTORE.

Quimby’s in the Printers Row Journal of the Chicago Tribune


In the 5/26/13 edition. Dowload the pdf for easier reading here.



Thanks to the hilarious Ken Krimstein (author of the collection Kvetch as Kvetch Can) for the story!PRJ052613d

New Stuff This Week

rav8_lgRAV #8 by Mickey Zacchilli $7.00 – Double dog dare you to delve back into the twists and turns of the Meat Cave,- this issue builds up to some serious unleashing of forces-shit gets opened up like an uncapped blender and Smoothie Season’s just begun. -EF

Crossways $5.00
Nothing Learned 2011 by Ryan Dodgson $4.00
Abstract Door #1 by Vicky Lim $2.00
Bums of the Bay by F. Brothers $10.00
a variety of titles from the Trans Oral History Project Zine Distro!
Not Bad #2 $1.00
PopNihil #8 by Matthew Moyer $7.00
Black and Tan #1 All Sandwiches  $2.00
Easy Index of Andy Hood #1 Summer 2013 Edition $3.50
Gold Medal for Two Lumberjack Eyes #1 $1.50
Corner Store #2 $3.00
My Grandpa the Jazz Drummer $2.00
Please Look Don’t Hang on the Ropes $3.00
Skeleton News Misc Back Issues $6.00 each
Free Drugs by Ghetto P $10.00
Legends of the Silver Screen #3 You Kids Have Fun Jerry Lewis $3.00
What To Keep What to Give Away #1 $1.00
Birthday Party #1 $2.00
Dig Deep #5 by Heather $1.00

Comics & Comix
Adapt #1 May 13 by Jonny Negron $7.00
Linework #4 Spr 13 Comics and Graphics Anthology $15.00
Daygloayhole #1 by Passmore $6.00
Hungry Bottom Comics #2 2 Fags 2 Furious $5.00
Blob Top Magazine #1 Nov 12 by Seth Scriver $5.00
Flexible Tube With Stink Lines #1 $5.00
Weight of Prayers Son of Satan $10.00
Windowpane #1 by Joe Kessler $10.00
Tank Girl Solid State #1 $3.99
Spirit House #2 $6.00
CPD 70 Ashcan $3.00
Dungeon Family by Matt Furie $6.00
As You Were #1 A Punk Comix Anthology $5.00
Distance Mover #10 by Patrick Kyle $5.00
comics by Ginette Lapalme
Water Phase $6.00
Rena Rouge vol 38 $4.00
Gag by Sam Sharpe $1.50
Elizabeth of Canada #2 by Michael DeForge $1.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
My Dirty Dumb Eyes by Lisa Hanawalt (D&Q) $22.95 – Collects stuff from I Want You The Believer and the Internet.
Strange Tale of Panorama Island by Suehiro Maruo $24.95
Whyoming by Patricia Pelletier $20.00
Occupy Comics #1 by Alan Moore and friends $3.50
Godzilla Half Century War by James Stokoe $19.99
Scott Pilgrim vol 3 Color Edition Scott Pilgrim and the Infinite Sadness by Bryan Lee O’Malley $24.99
Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb by J. Fetter-Vorm $14.95 – Now in soft cover.

Art & Design
Meeting of Styles vol 1 On the Run #17 by Manuel Gerullis (From here to Fame) $19.95
Arabic Graffiti by Pascal Zoghbi (From Here to Fame) $31.95
Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society by Evans et al. (Last Gasp) $39.95
Subject Matter of the Artist Writings 1950-1965 by Robert Goodnough and Helen A. Harrison $12.00
Souvenir Nation: Relics, Keepsakes, and Curios from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History by William Bird $24.95
Ed Hardy’s TattooTime Slipcase Edition $50.00

Sinsemilla Bootlegger by Paul Kalman (Council Books) $15.00
Quantity Theory of Insanity by Will Self $15.00
Aurora by Chris Knickerbocker $10.00
Vanishing Act by Mette Jakobsen $14.95
City Water Light and Power by Matt Pine $19.00
Stoner by John Williams and John McGahern $14.95
What Purpose Did I Serve In Your Life by Marie Calloway (Tyrant) $19.95

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs, Music & Misc
Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal by Weiderhorn and Turman$32.50
The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Rolls Best Kept Secret $15.99
Hard Art Photography DC 1979 $23.95 – Rollins, MacKaye etc.
American Savage: Insights Slights and Fights on Faith Sex Love and Politics by Dan Savage $26.95
Liberace Extravaganza HC $29.99
Bunch of Amateurs Inside Americas Hidden World of Inventors Tinkerers by J. Hitt $15.95
The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black $24.95
Ill Seize the Day Tomorrow by Jonathan Goldstein (Pintail) $16.00

DIY & Drugs
Marijuanamerica One Mans Quest to Understand Americas Dysfunctional Love Affair With Weed by Alfred Ryan Nerz $19.95 – Don’t miss Quimby’s selling this book for the author at Jerry’s Sandwiches on 6/20.

Sex & Sexy
Little Book of series by Taschen, $9.99 editions: Pussy, Legs, Butts

Apartamento #11 $19.95
Bust Jun Jul 13 $5.99
Smith Journal #6 $17.99
Murder Most Foul #88 $9.99
True Crime May 13 $8.99
Brownbook #38 $14.99
Dwell Jun 13 $5.99
Congealed #1 by Chris Pottinger, Matt Brinkman and CF $10.00
3×3 vol 7 #3 #21 the Magazine of Contemporary Illustration $22.00
Colors #86 $16.95
I Love Fake #4 2013 $16.00
Man About Town #12 Spr Sum 13 $15.99
Flaunt Jun 13 #127 $10.95
Bad Day #15 $12.00
Dazed and Confused vol 3 #21 May 13 $9.99
Yeti #13 $14.95
Tape Op #95 May Jun 13 $4.95
Razorcake #74 $4.00
Wire May 13 #351 $11.25
SSLM vol 18 May 13 Same Sex Life Magazine $5.00

Poetry, Lit Mags, Lit Journals, Chap Books
Stand vol 11 #2 $12.00
The Believer #89 Jun 13 $8.00
What the Night Demands by Miles Walser (Write Bloody) $15.00
MPT #1 2013 Modern Poetry $15.99

Other Stuff
Tons of 2014 Moleskines in a variety of sizes, colors, layouts and prices!

Off-Site: Quimby’s sells Marijuanamerica by Alfred Ryan Nerz at Jerry’s Sandwiches

Jun ’13
7:00 pm


Quimby’s will journey down the street to Jerry’s (the Wicker Park location, at 1938 W. Division) to welcome Alfred Ryan Nerz and sell his book Marijuanamerica: One Man’s Quest to Understand America’s Dysfunctional Love Affair with Weed. What BoingBoing called “a fascinating and entertaining snapshot…it reads something Hunter S. Thompson might have written in his Hell’s Angels days, had he laid off the hard stuff and graduated from Yale.”

Alfred Ryan Nerz is a Yale-educated author, journalist, and TV producer. He’s also a longtime marijuana enthusiast who has made it his mission to better understand America’s long-standing love-hate relationship with our favorite (sometimes) illegal drug. His cross-country investigation started out sensibly enough: taking classes at a cannabis college, hanging out with a man who gets three hundred pre-rolled joints per month from the federal government, and visiting the world’s largest medical marijuana dispensary.

However, after connecting with a mysterious friend of a friend, his journey took an unexpected turn and he found himself embedded with one of the largest growers and dealers on the West Coast. He quickly transformed from respectable journalist into an underworld apprentice — surrounded by pit bulls, exotic drugs, beanbags full of cash, and trunks full of weed.

While struggling to navigate the eccentric characters and rampant paranoia of the black market, he maintained enough equanimity to explore a number of vital questions: Is marijuana hurting or helping us? How is it affecting our lungs, our brains, and our ambitions? Is it truly addictive, and if so, are too many of us dependent on it? Should we legalize it? Does he need to quit?

As entertaining as it is illuminating, Marijuanamerica is one man’s attempt to humanize the myriad hot-button topics surrounding the nation’s worst-kept secret—our obsession with weed—while learning something about himself along the way.

Alfred Ryan Nerz is a freelance journalist whose pieces have appeared in Esquire, the Village Voice, and Time Out New York. In addition, he has written for NPR and produced television shows on Spike TV and the Biography channel. He lives in Brooklyn. He is also the author of Eat This Book: A Year on the Competitive Eating Circut.

Marijuanamerica: One Man’s Quest to Understand America’s Dysfunctional Love Affair with Weed
By Alfred Ryan Nerz
Abrams Image / April 2013
U.S. $19.95
ISBN 978-1-4197-0408-6
272 pages

Please note this event IS NOT at Quimby’s. It’s at Jerrys Sandwiches (the Wicker Park location) at 1938 W. Division, 773.235.1006.