Monthly Archive for May, 2013

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Michael DeForge, Lisa Hanawalt & Patrick Kyle sign at Quimby’s 6/14

Jun ’13
9:00 pm

Come to Quimby’s the night before the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo to meet three of the most exciting alternative comics makers working today. Michael DeForge (Very Casual, Koyama Press), Lisa Hanawalt (My Dirty Dumb Eyes, Drawn & Quarterly), and Patrick Kyle (Black Mass) will be signing their graphic novels and minicomics as part of the official festivities surrounding CAKE. This event will be followed by Ezra Claytan Daniels’ Comic Art Battle.


Michael DeForge lives in Toronto and works as a cartoonist and illustrator. His series Lose is published annually by Koyama Press. His web strip Ant Comic is serialized weekly and will be collected into a graphic novel by Drawn and Quarterly upon its completion. Michael DeForge is a Special Guest at CAKE this year.


Lisa Hanawalt is a renowned self-publisher and illustrator living in Brooklyn, New York. Her comics work has won several awards, and she was recently nominated for a James Beard Award for Humor for her piece, “The Secret Lives of Chefs.” Hanawalt’s illustration and comics clients include The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Hairpin, McSweeneys, Chronicle Books, and Vanity Fair. She lives in Brooklyn with a dog and a comedian. MY DIRTY DUMB EYES (May 2013) is her first book with Drawn & Quarterly.newcomics1_patrickkyle

Patrick Kyle is an artist and illustrator from Toronto, Canada. He is the author of Black Mass and the monthly science fiction series Distance Mover. Patrick was nominated for a Doug Wright Award and an Ignatz award in 2012 for his work in Black Mass. Patrick’s newest work New Comics #1 was published in May 2013 by Mother Books.

Quimby’s is a proud sponsor of the CAKE which will take place Saturday and Sunday, June 15 & 16th, 11am – 6pm at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted.

This event previously featured a presentation by Derf Backderf. Unfortunately, Derf had to cancel his trip to Chicago, and will no longer be involved in this event. We hope to host him again soon.

New Stuff This Week

talesconcretehighwayZines & Zine-Related Books
My Week In Catcalls: A Diary of Douchebags by Molly B. $1.50
Tales from the Concrete Highway $10.00 – The ninth issue in the Workers Write! literary journal series. This issue contains stories and poems from the driver’s point of view. Edited by David LaBounty with a variety of contributors.
2 zines from high school classes, both $3.00, one about food and one about The Unknown.
Plaid Will Mask the Bloodstains #1 $1.00
Cutting Corners #2 Graff Zine Featuring Serch Kmart Perp $2.00
Ego #3 Turbulence by Danja Jankovic $6.00
Prison Girls Deterred #1 by M. Comeau $5.00
Sweet Dreams/How to be a Lady Split Zine by Carolee Gilligan Wheeler and Marissa Falco $4.00

Comic & Comix
Eschew #3 by Robert Sergel (Sparkplug) $6.00
Cid Hansonn Let Me Uhh Explain by Cristian Hurtado $6.66
Starship Gospel by Abe Lampert $5.00
Capacity #8 by Theo Ellsworth (Secret Acres) $7.00
S #13 Baltic Comics Magazine  $12.00
Mini Kus #11 All You Need Is Love by Emmi Valve $4.00
Mini Kus #12 Historyjki by Maciej Sienczyk $4.00
Mini Kus #10 Otso by Mari Ahokoivu $4.00
Mini Kus #13 Our Library by Amanda Baeza $4.00
Sale Temps by Laureline Mattiussi (Mille Putois) $5.00
Dont Tell Mom #1 Poetry Unlimited Message Accepted by Molly Colleen O’Connell $5.00
Lapsos #2 by Ines Estrada $5.00
Proto Punk #1 by Brendan Wells $2.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Odd Duck by Cecil Castellucci and Sara Varon (First Sec) $15.99
Property by Rutu Modan (D&Q) $24.95
Journalism by Joe Sacco $22.00
The From Hell Companion by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell (Top Shelf) $29.95
Authority HC vol 1 by Warren Ellis et al. $29.99
Adventure Time Playing With Fire by Danielle Corsetto et al. $11.99
Adventure Time Presents Marceline and the Scream Queens by Meredith Gran $19.99
Tetes De Mickey by Simon Bosse (Mille Putois) $25.00
W the Whore Makes Her Tracks by Anke Feuhrenberger $30.00
Dark Shine vol 1 by Aleksandar Opacic $16.00

Art & Design
Firma 2004 2009 Skecbok by Igor Hofbauer $16.00
Make Good Art by Neil Gaiman $12.99 – In May 2012, bestselling author Neil Gaiman delivered the commencement address at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, in which he shared his thoughts about creativity, bravery, and strength. He encouraged the fledgling painters, musicians, writers, and dreamers to break rules and think outside the box. Most of all, he encouraged them to make good art. The book Make Good Art, designed by renowned graphic artist Chip Kidd, contains the full text of Gaiman’s inspiring speech.

EAT UP: The Inside Scoop on Rooftop Agriculture by Lauren Mandel (New Society) $29.95

Fall Out by Susan Daitch (Madras Press) $8.00
The Murder of Monty Woolley by Alfred Hitchcock (Madras Press) $8.00
Madhouse Fog by Sean Caswell (Manic D) $15.95

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs, Music & Misc
Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert “Believe It Or Not” Ripley by Neal Thompson $26.00
Sex Lies and the Dirty by Nik Richie (Feral House) $16.95 – Confessions of the mind behind, a heavily trafficked online gossip sheet.
The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years by Greil Marcus (Public Affairs) $13.99 –  In his latest book—The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years—Marcus dissects the songs of the Jim Morrison-led band, drawing such unlikely connections with their work as Charles Manson, pop art, Thomas Pynchon, and the Christian Slater film Pump Up the Volume.
Jazz. New York in the Roaring Twenties (Taschen) $49.99 – Designed, illustrated, and edited by Robert Nippoldt, this award-winning book pays homage to this exceptional era, via an entertaining blend of illustrations, facts, and amusing anecdotes presenting 24 leading lights of New York’s jazz scene in the 1920s, complete with a CD containing some of their best tunes. The texts, contributed by Hans-Jürgen Schaal, give a vivid account of the club scene and the “band battles,” as well as the legendary recording sessions. A splendid read, a groovy CD—and not strictly for jazz fans only!

Politics & Revolution
The Martin Duberman Reader: The Essential Historical, Biographical, and Autobiographical Writings (New Press) $21.95
In the Shadow of the Sabertooth: A Renegade Naturalist Considers Global Warming, the First Americans and the Terrible Beasts of the Pleistocene by Doug Peacock (AK Press) $15.00
Digital Revolutions: Activism in the Inernet Age by Symon Hill (World Changing) $16.95 – Focused on the real-life experiences of activists rather than theory or abstract statistics, Digital Revolutions asks how the internet has affected activism, how it has allowed movements to go global more quickly and what the future holds for corporations and social movements that are doing battle online.

Headmaster #5 $20.00
Arena Homme Plus #39 Spr Sum 13 $17.99

Poetry, Lit Mags, Lit Journals, Chap Books
Literary Review vol 56 #1 Early Spr 13 Invisible Cities
Overtime Hour 28 Inspection by Randy Simons $2.00

Sex & Sexy
Housewives at Play: Wheres Your Mother by Rebecca $9.99
Drawn to New York by Peter Kuper (PM Press) $29.95

Other Stuff
Friendly the Poodle by Ginette Lapalme $10.00 – A paper poodle in a bag. You put it togeter. So cute.

Jason Robert Bell Brings The White Feathered Octopus to Quimby’s 6/11

Jun ’13
7:00 pm


Jason Robert Bell, Mystical Rebel Outlaw Baddasss, whose Advance Thothic Practice in Theatomix will one day rule the world, is releasing a limited paperback first edition of his new book The White Feathered Octopus (Tetragrammatron Press, 2012). This book talks about the gritty hard realties of growing up a blinded street beggar in Cairo, 1937, as if a mutant midwifed counterclockwise to the distant Jauntpads of Rocketcityutopia. It is a science fiction novel, written from one giant cryptographic anagram of Herman Melville’s Moby DIck. Not for the faint of heart! Read it if you dare. An erotic sexperiment in Philikdicking ones own mind back from the brink of madness and disability  a biography of lowdown heights, back alley knife fights, and cold uptown delights, the whole while you have the sinking feeling that this all might not actually be happen, as if you are a chess piece on a scrabble board.

In other words, prepared to have your MindPenis Blown!

Mr. Bell will have a limited edition of 12 artist proof unedited copied of his 365 page unreadable sci fi sex, steampimp, one giant anagram of moby dick novel. They will be for sale for $17.766 cents Lumarian, $20 usd. The books come with a digital portfolio of images and the text in complete iPad friendly PDF.

Robin Dluzen, editor in chief of Chicago Art Magazine is having nightmares about:

The White Feathered Octopus – The cornerstone of Jason Robert Bell‘s “One Man Army Corpse” exhibition at Thomas Robertello Gallery is The White Feathered Octopus, a 300-page book written by the artist during a three-month, pharmaceutically laden, bedridden recovery from a medical injury, available for viewers to peruse on a shelf in the gallery.

Not since my adolescent discovery of William S. Burroughs’s Naked Lunch have I felt the same heavy, sinking feeling in my stomach from a work of art, visual, written, or otherwise. The artist is the author, protagonist, and narrator of this digitally composed, fragmented, stream-of-consciousness piece, fluctuating between seemingly autobiographical reality and fantastical nightmares.

Like Naked LunchThe White Feathered Octopus is difficult to read in both structure and the nature of its content, and it is capable of giving a reader actual nightmares (as it did for me). But also like Burroughs’s masterpiece, it absolutely must be read for its courageous and frightening sincerity.

Jason Robert Bell is a Brooklyn-based experimental artist and mystic, who produces paintings, drawings, comics, sculpture, experimental films, outdoor installations, performances, and now text, that are the by-products of a mystical journey, conjuring a highly charged, alternative reality. His work has been exhibited at Postmasters Gallery, New York and Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago. Bell received a BFA in Painting from the School of the Art Institute Chicago and an MFA from the Yale School of fArt.

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June 11th, 2013, 7pm – Free Event


Graham Kolbeins Presents The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame 6/7

Jun ’13
7:00 pm


Celebrate the release of legendary Japanese gay erotic artist Gengoroh Tagame’s first English-language collection of manga at Quimby’s! The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame: Master of Gay Erotic Manga features seven of Tagame’s dazzlingly brutal and sumptuously sexy S&M-influenced tales, exclusive sketches, author commentary and essays by Chip Kidd and Edmund White. Come explore Tagame’s oeuvre, background and artistic impact with the book’s editor, Graham Kolbeins. Plus, take part in an audience-facilitated performance of one of the book’s stories!

“The reader can’t help but feel they’ve been granted a delectable sneak peek into the debauched world of impossibly virile, nasty-as-hell alpha males.” – Ed Luce, creator of Wuvable Oaf

Gengoroh Tagame (born 1964) is a legend in gay comics throughout the world and in the American underground, where loyal fans have quietly shared foreign-language editions of his groundbreaking work in the outermost edges of bondage and pornography. Beyond the comic book format, Tagame’s original artwork has been exhibited internationally and paired with the works of Tom of Finland. Tagame was also the founding Editor and Art Director of Japan’s most widely circulated gay journal, G-Men.

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Friday, June 7th, 7pm – Free Event

New Stuff This Week


Chicago by Day and Night: The Pleasure Seeker’s Guide to the Paris of America by Paul Durica and Bill Savage (NW University) $16.95 – The first time they did the World’s Fair in Chicago, Chicago tried to out-Paris with their crappy Eiffel Tower and made a Ferris Wheel. And PBR! Yes! True! And oh yeah, crazy electricity and exhibits from around the world. Can’t forget THAT. Local Prof and activist Paul “Ben Reitman” Durica, proprietor of the Pocket Guide to Hell, teamed up with author and fellow prof Bill Savage to take us back 120 years, in the greatest city of the world (Chicago! Not Paris! Get real!) – LM

Zines & Zine-Related
Blighted Blighter a Perennial Art Book by Love Macdonald $2.00
Worlds Most Dangerous Zine #1 a Comedy Zine Apr 13 by Billy Florio et al. $2.00
Wilderness by Carson Davis Brown $18.00
Graze #3 Spr 13 $10.00
Considerate Coworker and Considerate Roommate: A Collaboration by Ashley Elander $8.00
Big and White #1 by Ashley Elander $4.00
Derelict vol 1 #1 Aug 12 by Widgett Walls $3.00
Us & Them #2 by Matt Average $6.00
Stay Cool in the Evil Zone by Kevin $2.00
Deafula #1 $1.00
Deafula #5 Interview With My Mother $2.00
Sirvival in the Second City Transqueer Chicago Poems by H Melt $7.00
Burn Sunburn #4 $5.00
Spartan Holiday #2 Five Pagodas $12.95
All Things Wes Anderson $2.00
Unstuck: A Little Zine Full of Ideas for Writing by Carrie Colpitts $1.00
Lil’ Buddies Magazine #1 by Edie Fake $4.00 – New anthropomorphic friendship magazine: Ecstatic Pants, Cute Fruit, Yams in Bikinis…..

Comics & Comix
Comics by Clint Basinger: Mummynaut #1 Origin Issue and Johnnysaurus Rex #1 $4.50 each
Borg Tron #12 by Jyrki Nissinen $12.10
Keitto Kirja The Sauce Book by Lauri Makimurto $12.10
The Breakers Anthology of Comics – From Atlantic Center For the Arts Residency #147 by Lara Antal and Dave Kelly $15.00
Coup #2 by Carter Lodwick and Conor Eifler $5.00
Punch Out Express #1 1st Punch by David Scheier $2.50
Insecurities 21 Page Poetry Comic by David Scheier $2.00
In Salt by Alexander Rocine $3.00
Astonishing Adventures of the Bloomer #1 by Alexander Rocine $5.00
Himzal #1 by Anthony Meloro $3.00
Famous Hairdos of Popular Music #8 Elvis Presley by Ethan Krause $3.00
Mudd Butt – I Believe in Nuszine $1.00
Loverboy in Gotta Light $1.00
RAV #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

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Everything Takes Forever by Victor Kerlow (Koyama Press) $10.00
You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack by Tom Gauld (D+Q) $19.95
Isa Father by Hanneriina Moisseinen $36.70
Beating by Tommi Masturi $41.70 – All the colors in the world as orchestrated by Finland’s most versatile master of drip. This hardcover giant of an art trippp bumped to the brim with obscene density and killer graffix. Make time for it! -EF
We Can Fix It: A Time Travel Memoir by Jess Fink (Top Shelf) $14.95
Sand Castle by Frederik Peeters and Pierre Oscar Levy (Self Made Hero) $19.95
Complete Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes and Rob Davis (Self Made Hero) $27.50
Good Riddance: An Illustrated Memoir of Divorce by Cynthia Copeland $17.95
Batman Incorporated vol 1 Demon Star by Grant Morrison et al. $24.99
Paying For It: A  Comic Strip Memoir About Being a John by Chester Brown (D+Q) $19.95 – Now in soft cover!
Bazooka Joe and His Gang 60th Anniversary Collection $19.95 – Includes Bonus Topps Trading Cards!
Batman: Death by Design by Chip Kidd and Dave Taylor $14.99 – Now in soft cover.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 vol 3 Guarded by Joss Whedon et al. (Dark Horse) $17.99
Freaks Amour by Dana Marie, Phil Hester and Ande Parks (Dark Horse) $17.99 -Based on Novel by Tom De Haven and with a cover by Charles Burns.
Adult Babysitting vols 1 and 2 by MarYannaHoggatt $6.00 each
Parecomic: The Story of Michael Albert and Participatory Economics by Sean Michael Wilson and Carl Thompson (Seven Stories) $18.95
Journal by Julie Delporte (Koyama Press) $20.00 – Bright, waxy tones craft Delporte’s Journal, her color choices mirroring a palate once described to me as synesthetic. The spectrum feeds the intuition of the work- a diary that chronicles moving through a breakup and moving through the world- and develops her interior spaces while portraying the everyday with subtle flourishes. -EF
Very Casual: Some Stories by Michael DeForge (Koyama Press) $15.00 – Time to start flipping your shit my little sex pets: Very Casual scoops up some of DeForge’s best odds and ends from minis, anthologies and auxillery projects the past several years including “Queen” “Incinerator” “SM” and “The Spotting Deer.”

Art & Design
Adhocism: The Case for Improvisation by Charles Jencks (MIT Press) $24.95

Hop in the Saddle: A Guide to Portland’s Craft Beer Scene, by Bike by Lucy Burningham, Ellee Thalheimer and Laura Cary (Into Action) $9.95
An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails: 50 Classic Cocktail Recipes, Tips, and Tales by Orr Shtuhl and Elizabeth Graeber $20.00 – An intoxicating tribute to cocktails, featuring colorful histories, charming illustrations, and delectable recipes.

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs, Music & Misc
The Mammoth Book of Unexplained Phenomena: Astonishing Anomalies, Unkown Dimensions, Panic & Paranoia by Roy Bainton $13.95
Chicago’s Unsovled Crimes and Mysteries by Bryan W. Alapsa (Schiffer) $16.99
Anyone Who Had a Heart: My Life and Music by Burt Bacharach and Robert Greenfield $27.99
Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris $27.00 – Essays Etc.
Sun Ra and Aye Aton: Space Interiors and Exteriors 1972 (Picturebox) $27.50
Rest In Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses by Bess Lovejoy $22.00

Fiction or Relevant to Fiction
Butterfly In the Typewriter: The Tragic Life of John Jennedy Toole: The Remarkable Story of Confederacy of Dunces by Cory MacLauchlin $16.99
Try Not to Burn by Michael David Matula $15.00
Sorry Please Thank You by Charles Yu $15.00

Sex & Sexy
B Magazine #3 $9.99

Juxtapoz #149 Jun 13 $5.99
Raw Vision #78 $14.00
Bizarre #201 $10.50
Witches and Pagans #26 $6.95
Open Minds Jun Jul 13 $6.50
High Times Jul 13 $5.99
Treating Yourself #40 $7.99
Skunk vol 8 #8 $5.99
Iron and Air #8 Mar Apr 13 $15.00
Blood and Thunder #22 $5.99
Laika Magazine #1 $9.50
Classic Rock Presents #35 Prog May 13 $14.99
Shindig #32 $12.99
Fader #85 Apr May 13 $5.99
Monocle vol 7 #63 May 13 $12.00
Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide May Jun 13 $4.95
In These Times May 13 $3.50
Rebel Ink #23 $5.99
Against the Current #164 May Jun 13 $5.00
Hello Mr #1 About Men Who Date Men $25.00
Poetry, Lit Mags, Lit Journals, Chap Books
WomenArts Quartery Journal vol 3 #2 $5.95
Creative Nonfiction #48 Spr 13 $10.00
Normal School vol 6 #1 $5.00
Slice Spr Sum 13 #12 $8.00
Peeping Tom Digest #2 $22.00
Matrix #95 $8.00
Rituals by Jennifer Beth Larson $2.00

Kids Stuff
Faeryland: The Secret World of the Hidden Ones by John Matthews and Matt Dangler $27.50