Monthly Archive for June, 2013

Steve Miller Talks Detroit Rock City Book and Punk Rock Provocateur Tesco Vee Squawks Touch and Go

Jul ’13
7:00 pm


Michigan madmen Steve Miller and Tesco Vee, veterans of the unbridled musical sounds that made the Midwest famous, appear together July 26 to talk about Miller’s new oral history, Detroit Rock City: The Uncensored History of Five Decades of Rock ‘N Roll in America’s Loudest City (Da Capo). The two will also discuss the classic punk rock tome Touch and Go: The Complete Hardcore Punk Zine ’79-’83 (Bazillion Points), the 576-page monsterpiece written by TV and edited by Miller.

Steve Miller is a noted true crime author, award-winning investigative journalist, and former singer of hardcore punk legends the Fix. In Detroit Rock City, Miller spins a tale of rust belt rebellion culled from hundreds of hours spent interviewing a litany of rock titans, from Alice Cooper and Iggy Pop to Jack White and John Brannon. Miller does the walkin’ and lets the principals do the talkin’ as he creeps through 50 years  of hard rockin’ magnificence from the “Mitten.”

Tesco Vee is the irascible, ageless, iconic punk rock impresario, renaissance man, and founder of Touch and Go. His band The Meatmen continue to amaze and astound. His rapier wit will be on full display Friday.

Detroit Rock City is …A sharply edited oral history that nails most of the major players and includes the inherent contradictions in each person’s account of how history went down, it offers up that singular Detroit attitude that somehow fuses an inferiority/superiority complex into something loud, aggressive, and delightfully unique. Not to be crude, but– holy crap. – Dave DiMartino, former editor, Creem magazine

Creem may have taught me how to piss, but Touch and Go taught me how to shit. I owe my career to that magazine.”—John Brannon, Negative Approach

New Stuff This Week

Mash Tun #3 Craft Beer Journal: 2013 We Heart Love Beer $8.00

Zines & Zine-Related
Majik Gurlz by Brett Manning $6.00 – Beautifully rendered drawings of cosmic ladeez ready to sweep you up in their curls and claws. Also there’s a Majik Boys.
Semen Leather #2 Trainwreck by Timm Mettler $5.00
Werewolf by Andy Hood $3.00
Docs #4 Spr 13 $3.00
Judas Goat Quarterly #58 by Grant Schreiber $1.50
I Heart Twin Peaks vol 1 by Jessixa $5.00 – Full color character sketches, one-pager gag strip-style. Hilarious.  And there’s a volume 2. Diane, send those earplugs. P.S. This same artist dropped off “Jessixas Portable Quotable 80s” vols 1 and 2. Which is, of course, equally hilarious.
Hoi Polloi Haikus by A. Bagley $5.00
Paint on Paint on Paint $5.00
Fluke Fanzine #11 $3.00

Comics & Comix
Trubble Club vols 6 and 7 $5.00 each
Wolfman Chicago Eats Pants Pie by Nate Beaty $2.00
Jeremy Tinder comics:
Amsterdam Sketchbook $3.00
Transformerman $7.00
Viewotron #2 by Sam Sharpe $6.00
All Rumors Are True by Laurel Lynn Leake $10.00 – Leake’s comics have a badass snarl, crafty pop draftsmanship and bionic take-no-shit pacing  that fits right in with the likes of Hellen Jo and Liz Suburbia. All Rumors Are True is about a cult reality drag porn star, and the blur of the spotlight – catchy.
Piece Meal #3 by Nate Beaty $4.00
Sea Cow by Seamous O. Hames $5.00
Beth Dean #2 Pregnant With Desire by Beth Dean $5.00
Linework #4 SPECIAL EDITION $40.00 – Comes with a plethora of stickers and originaldrawings and zines! Ooo la la.
Brass City Stories by B. Cremins $3.00
Misper #3 by Anthony Melero $3.00
I Will Eat Your Heart by Andy Glass $3.00
Robot Versus Ghost by Drew Alderfrer $6.00
Hole Show #3 Gnartoons by James Stanton $4.00
You Text Your Mama With That Font by Steve Keiser $1.00
Yellow Zine #3 by Roman Muradov $6.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Eye of the Majestic Creature 2 by Leslie Stein (Fantagraphics) $19.99
Green Eggs and Maakies by Tony Millionaire (Fantagraphics) $19.99
Destination X by John Martz (Nobrow) $15.95
Stink Helmet by Otto Splotch $15.00
Digbys Sweater by Ben East $6.00
The Gettysburg Address: A Graphic Adaptation, Using Lincolns Words to Tell The Whole Story of Americas Civil War 1776-Present by Jonathan Hennessey and Aaron McConnell $15.99
Locke and Key TPB vol 4 Keys to the Kingdom by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez $19.99
Bread and Wine: An Erotic Tale of New York by Samuel R. Delany and Mia Wolff (Fantagraphics) $14.99
Before Watchmen – Deluxe Editions, $29.99 each:
Silk Spectre by Darwyn Cooke and Amanda Conner
Ozymandias Crimson Corsair by Lein Wein, Jae Lee, John Higgins

Lexicon by Max Barry $26.95
How Should a Person Be by Sheila Heti $16.00

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs, Music & Misc
Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No Bullshit Guide to World Mythology by Cory O’Brien and Sarah E. Melville $14.00
Moondog: The Viking of 6th Avenue, Authorized Biography by Robert Scotto (Process) $22.95 – Now in soft cover.
Man from Mars: Ray Palmer’s Amazing Pulp Astonishing But True Journey by Fred Nadis $28.95
Free Radicals: The Secret Anarchy of Science by Micahel Brooks (Overlook) $16.95
President and the Provocateur: The Parallel Lives of JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald by Alex Cox (Feral House) $15.95

Politics & Revolution
Anarchists Against the Wall: Anarchist Interventions 05 by Uri Gordon and Ohal Grietzer by Uri Gordon (AK Press) $12.00
Cartography of Revolutionary Anarchism by Michael Schmidt (AK Press) $12.00

The Marijuana Chronicles ed. by Jonathan Santloffer (Akashic) $15.95

SSLM vol 19 Jun 13 Same Sex Life Magazine: Say I Do Wedding Expo Special Edition $5.00
Backwoodsman vol 34 #4 Jul Aug 13 $4.95
Dazed and Confused vol 3 #22 Jun 13 $$9.99
Empire Jul 13 $9.99
Fader #86 Jun Jul 13 $5.99
Decibel #106 Aug 13 $4.95
Nobrow #8 Hysteria $24.00
Tom Tom Magazine #14 Magazine For Female Drummers $6.00

Poetry, Lit Mags, Lit Journals, Chap Books
The Believer #100 Jul Aug 13 Music Issue $12.00
Rusted Radishes #1 Beirut Literary and Art Journal $10.00
Ricochet Review #1 Spr 13 $10.00
Last American Poet by Nicholas Conlon $20.00
Mirrors for Princes by Lesley Dixon $8.00

Notable Restocks
More Moleskines! Various colors and sizes.
Henry and Glenn Forever and Ever #2 $5.00
Unstuck: A Little Zine Full of Ideas for Writing by Carrie Colpitts $1.00
Journal by Julie Delporte (Koyama) $20.00
Saga TPB vol 1 by Brian. K. Vaughan $9.99
Railroad Semantics #1 Eugene Portland Pocatello and Back $7.95

Fan Interference: The Best of Zisk Zine Release Event with Mike Faloon, Steve Reynolds and Jake Austen 7/19

Jul ’13
7:00 pm


Intending to cover baseball from a fan’s perspective, the first issue of Zisk was published in the summer of 1999 and is now published twice a season. Named for the former “South Side Hitman” Richie Zisk, the zine is for those who love the charm, history and quirks of America’s pastime. The publication is edited by New York-based writers Mike Faloon and Steve Reynolds and is touted as “the Baseball Magazine For People Who Hate Baseball Magazines.” FAN INTERFERENCE: A COLLECTION OF BASEBALL RANTS AND REFLECTIONS  (Blue Cubicle Press, 2013) is an anthology of the best musings culled from over 15 years of Zisk. Edited by MIKE FALOON (Go Metric, Egghead.) and STEVE REYNOLDS (Trouser Press, Party Like It’s 1999) and featuring contributions from academics to punk rockers, comedians to fans with an ax to grind, FAN INTERFERENCE examines the intersection of baseball, lifestyle and music — all colored with bit of nostalgia, a great deal of humor and, often, a tongue planted firmly in cheek.

In addition to Faloon and Reynolds, contributors to the anthology include JAKE AUSTEN (author, TV-A-Go-Go: Rock Music on Television from American Bandstand to American Idol), SEAN CARSWELL (college professor, co-founder of the independent music magazine Razorcake and the independent book publisher Gorsky Press), KEVIN CHANEL (Punk Rock Confidential), BRIAN COGAN (The Encyclopedia of Punk), DR. NANCY GOLDEN (writer; wildlife toxicologist), JOHN SHIFFERT (author, Base Ball in Philadelphia), TODD TAYLOR (founder and executive director of Razorcake/Gorsky Press Inc.), CHARLIE VASCELLARO (journalist, Washington Post, Chicago Sun Times, Los Angeles Times), ARI VOUKYDIS (comedian/writer, BuzzFeed, GQ, Grantland, etc) and REV NORB (musician; inventor of Sick Teen magazine, former writer for Maximum Rocknroll).


Anthology – Paperback

238 pages Print – $22.95

ISBN: 978-1-938583-04-9

“…For those who love baseball for its charm, history and eccentricities and not merely as something to play a fantasy league around. It’s for the true fans who populate the upper deck, not the party animals in the bleachers.” – Chicago Tribune

“Baseball is the most important thing in the world. It’s also completely meaningless in the grand scheme of life. These guys recognize that those two philosophies can co-exist in the human brain, which makes their writing a truly electric, and all too rare, jolt to the synapses.” – Variety

Fri, July 19th, 7pm

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New Stuff This Week


Food Stamp Foodie #3 by Virginia Paine $3.00

Because of CAKE, last week’s huge comics fest, we got in so much amazing new stuff (almost 200 new items!!) that this is but just a tiny sample. Come in to the store to see more!

Zines & Zine-Related
People of Coloring Book by Hazel Newlevant $6.00
And Now 200 Years Later We Are Still Waiting For Interested Buyers: Stories and Observations by the Students of 826CHI $5.00
Systems Soft by Brian Hochberger $8.00
T and A #1 $12.00
Hex Zine by Caroll Gilligan Wheeler $4.00
Mish Libs #2 Karaoke Party $2.00
Word About Seeing Words Anything by Sergej Vutuc $8.00
Disposable Outcast by Hybachi Lemar $2.00

Comics & Comix
Womanimalistic #3 by Caroline Paquita $5.00
Leif Goldberg zines: National Waste #8 Hand America ($7.00), Free Will ($12.00), Horse Sheet $5.00
Xmas Comic #1 2013 by Mickey Z., Michael DeForge, Patrick Kyle $4.50 – Also by those 3 artists: Pixars Cars #1 ($4.50)
Window Washer by Mickey Zacchilli and CF $5.00
Express Less #1 by Lale Westvind $8.00
Buddies Shelter Raiders by Anna Haifisch $1.00
Stitching Together Special Edition by Annie Mok $5.00
New Comics #1 by Patrick Kyle $10.00
Heads Collider by Mat Brinkman (Picturebox) $23.00
Alternative Comics #4 $5.99
Occupy Comics #2 by Alan Moore and friends $3.50
Stonewall Mark #1 by Sasha Steinberg $10.00
A variety of Providence Comics Consortium comics (see also: The Providene Car Crash Consortium zines)
Scorched Earth #1 and Other Stories by T. Van Deusen $5.00
Laskimooses #11 $7.00
Monkey Vision circa 13 by Mike Taylor $20.00
Inflated Head Zone #1 MMXIII Necrotic Meat Planet by Zach Hazard Vaupen $10.00
Conan the Barbarian Is My Spirit Guide By Crom $17.00
PSA Public Service Announcement by G. Blekkenhorst $2.00
Monkey Chef vol 1 by Mike Freiheit $7.00
Mark of Aeacus #1 by Charles Zan Christiansen $9.00
Beth Dean #1 Loose in San Francisco $5.00
more issues of Ed Luce’s Wuvable Oaf
Victus #1 by Tyrell Cannon $8.00
Seeing Stars: Your Time Irrelevant Guide to the Universe Questio Your Habits and
Creator #1 by James Turek $8.00
Personal Space: Dating Tips From First Year Galaxy Patrol Recruits by Jamie Lee $3.00
Clinically Rad by Mike Taylor $5.00
Butch Pony Tail by Harvath O. $3.00
Conditions on the Ground #4 Aug by Kevin Hooyman $4.00
Dumb #2 by Georgia Webber $6.00
Photosynthesis – Botany Utopia by Adrian Pijoan $4.00
Cashing Capital by Conor Stechschulte $5.00
Hello Adios by Dawn K. Wing $5.00
Morgo by Laurie Pina $4.00
Equilibristics by Ian McDuffie $4.00
Sliders: Paradise Lost – A Comics Anthology by Ian MacDuffie and friends $10.00 – All devoted to Sliders. The show. Not the food. Duh!
Illogical Comics #8 Nemesis Assemble Ensemble by T. Toye $20.00
I Don’t Get It by Kimball Anderson $8.00
Deep Forest #1 by Laurel Lynn Leake $10.00
Text Great Moments in Western Civilization vol 4 #2 $2.00
Index #2 The Library Caitlin Cass $3.50
Cartoon Clouds #1 by Joseph Remnant $5.00
Matter of Life or Death by Tom Van Deusen $4.00
Pride of God Island by Curtis Tinsley $1.00
RL #2 Rosalie Lightning Comic by Tom Hart $4.00
Redbird #2 Midsouthwest Travelogue Bridges Museums Chickens More by D. Zettwoch $3.00
Be Here Meow #1 by Nacho Nova $3.50
Halfmen by Kevin Huizenga $4.00
Silent Energy by John Karnes $2.00
Palms of Her Hands #1 by JD Lee $3.00
Where Eden Once Stood: Veteren Stories From Iraq and Afghanistan by Jess Ruliffson $10.00
Me: Welcome to My World by Fitz $4.00
Meat and Bone #1 by Katherine Verhoeven $6.00
Henry Basil’s Short Fall by Christian Keller $5.00
Lovf New York Destination Crisis by Jesse Reklawn et al. $9.00
Mamapants Ashcan #1 by Tyler Cohen $3.00
Ms Bean’s Art Class #1 b Cara Bean $5.00
Milkyboots #14 MB by Virginia Paine $4.00
Curlo vol 2 Galactic Romance Issue by Hazel Newlvalent $3.00
It Sucks to Be A Vampire #1 by Cory Amons $5.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
The End by Anders Nilsen (Fantagraphics) $19.99 – Collects The End #1, Mome You Were Born and So Your Free, It’s Okay You Have Everything You Need, How Can I Prepare You For What’s To Follow, plus Sonnenzimmer Print!
A Matter of Life by Jeffrey BRown (Top Shelf) $14.95
Crater XV (Far Arden) by Kevin Cannon (Top Shelf) $19.95
Zippy: Dingburg Diaries by Bill Griffith (Fantagraphics) $29.99 – Zippy the Pinhead returns.
Wake Up, Percy Gloom by Cathy Malkasian (Fantagraphics) $28.99
New School by Dash Shaw (Fantagraphics) $39.99
Paul Joins the Scouts by Michael Rabagliati $20.00
Science Fiction by Joe Ollman $18.00
Adventure Time TPB vol 3 by P. Ward et al. $14.99
Heck by Zander Cannon (Top Shelf) $19.95
Saga TPB vol 2 by Brian K. Vaughan et al. $14.99
Sweet Tooth TPB vol 6 Wild Game by Jeff Lemire $16.99
Daybreak by Brian Ralph (D&Q) $16.95
Complete Deep Girl by Ariel Bordeaux $20.00
In The Beginning: Great Moments in Western Civilization Cooperative Comics, From the First Five Years by Caitlin Cass $18.00

Art & Design Books
Animals With Sharpies by Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber (D&Q) $16.95
Nicola Verlato: From Verona With Rage (Gingko) $34.95
William S. Burroughs: Cut the Future of the Past vol 2 $39.95
Craftydermy by Tracy Benton $14.95
Pinstripe Planet 3 More Fine Lines From the Worlds Best $39.95
John Van Hamersveld 50 Years of Graphic Design $49.95
It’s a Stick Up: 20 Real Wheat Pasteups from the Worlds Greatest Street Artists by Ollystudio $29.95
States of Decay by Daniel Barter and Daniel Marbaix $34.95
Wear Your Dreams: My Life in Tattoos by Ed Hardy $26.99

Growing Marijuana Indoors a Foolproof Guide by Jay Carter Brown $14.95

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs, Music & Misc
Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jorgensen $26.99
Detroit Rock City: The Uncensored History of RocknRoll in Americas Loudest City by Steve Miller $16.99
This Ain’t No Holiday Inn: Down and Out at the Chelsea Hotel 1980-1995 by James Lough $16.95 – An oral history of the famed NY hotel where many a monets in rock and punk history were made (and died).
Cosplay: Made in Japan $39.95
Best Film You’ve Never Seen: 35 Directors Chapion the Forgotten or Critically Savaged Movies They Love by Rob K. Elder $16.95
That’s Not Funny Thats Sick: National Lampoon and the Comedy Insurgents Who Captured the Mainstream by Ellin Stein (Fantagraphics) $27.95
Queen of the Air: The True Story of Love and Tragedy at the Circus by Dean Jensen $26.00
Queens of Noise: The Real Story of the Runaways by Evelyn McDonnell $25.99
Left of the Dial: Conversations with Punk Icons by David Ensminger (PM Press) $20.00
The Mammoth Book of Black Magic $13.95

Politics & Revolution
Red Army Faction a Documentary History vol 2 Dancing with Imperialism by J. Smith et al. (PM Press) $26.95

Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman $25.99
New Taboos by John Shirley (PM Press) $12.00

Kill Screen #7 The Great Outdoors $15.00
Dwell Jul Aug 13 $5.99
Wilder Quarterly vol 1 #6 Spr 13 $18.95
True Crime Jun 13 $8.99
Dossier #11 $15.00
Brownbook #39 $14.99
Hole and Corner #1 $21.99
Gothic and Lolita Bible #46 $35.00
Local #2 A Quarterly of People and Places $12.00
Harpers Magazine Jul 13 $6.99

Poetry, Lit Mags, Lit Journals, Chap Books
The Ninth Letter vol 10 #1 Spr Sum 13 $14.95
The First Line vol 15 #2 Sum 13 $3.00
Uncut #194 Jul 13 $9.99
Wire Jun 13 #352 $11.25
Hyphen #27 Sum 13 $7.95

Other Stuff
“Absolutely No Drum Circles” Sticker $1.50

Thai Comic Horrors Vol. 2 Release Event with visits to Buddhist Hell, Tropical Ghosts and Other Strangeness 7/23

Jul ’13
7:00 pm


Join Quimby’s for the release of Thai Comic Horrors Vol.2, a compilation of overlooked pulp horror comics from the Kingdom of Thailand.  Translated into English for the first time these stories offer a glimpse into folklore and superstition often unseen by outsiders.  The new issue of Thai Comic Horrors is themed around body horror and showcase stories involving Thai ghosts that share an unquenchable desire to consume fresh human intestines! For this event Logan Bay will present a slide show and lecture reflecting on the four years spent abroad. Lecture topics will include visiting Buddhist Hell parks and an introduction to Thai ghosts & superstitions.

Artist (and former Quimby employee!) Logan Bay has created a diverse body of work over his artistic career. Past projects have included: publications, audiovisual performance, installation, graphic design and illustration. Active as a curator and organizer Logan has produced shows in New York, Chicago, & Bangkok. He is currently enrolled at Rangsit University, Thailand working towards a MFA in design.

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