Monthly Archive for November, 2013

New Stuff This Week

lifezone_lgLife Zone by Simon Hanselmann (Space Face Books) $12.00 – Sick adventures for trashed interiors.

Way Bad #1 Yo Sick $4.00
Atom Style by Christopher Kardambikis $12.00
Lookie Here 10 Drawings of Strangers Starin by Danielle Chenette $1.00
Let Down #1 Win 13 by Blake Karlson $4.00

Comics & Comix
Mystery #7 Rowland James Part 2 & Mystery #8 Spirits of the Woods by Seamus O. Hames $2.00 each
Stoner Joe the Bunny #1 by Blue $4.99
Not A People Person by Danielle Chenette $5.00
Good Boy by Andy Hood $1.50
Reich #10 by Elijah Brubaker $4.00
In the Tall Grass #2 by Tessa Brunton $3.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Artists Authors Thinkers Directors by Paul Hornschemeier (Fantagraphics) $19.99
Black Is the Color by Julia Gfrorer  (Fantagraphics) $14.99
Couch Tag by Jesse Recklaw (Fantagraphics) $26.99
Penis Assassino by Janus $20.00
The Comics Journal Library vol 8 the EC Artists: Will Elder, et al. (Fantagraphics) $28.99
Batman Incorporated vol 1 Demon Star TPB by Grant Morrison $16.99
Best of Comix Books: When Marvel Went Underground by Denis Kitchen et al. (Dark Horse) $35.00
100 Bullets HC Book 5 (Deluxe Edition) by Brian Azzarello $49.00
Mister X Eviction and Other Stories by Dean Motter (Dark Horse) $15.99

Summer Is Ended And We Are Not Yet Saved by Joey Comeau $15.95

Bitch #61 $5.95
Apartamento #12 $19.95
Gather #4 Fall Win 14 $19.99
Lodown #88 Oct Nov 13 $16.99
ArtForum Dec 13 $10.00
Arena Homme Plus #40 Fall Win 13 20th Anniversary $18.50
Dear Dave Magazine #15 $15.00
Best of Skunk vol 8 $7.99
Bespoke Magazine vol 7 $22.95
Local #3 a Quarterly of People and Places $9.99
Cherry Bombe #2 $18.00
Diabolique #18 Nov Dec 13 $9.98
Shock Cinema #45 $5.00
Nostalgia Digest Win 14 $4.50
Film Comment vol 49 #6 Nov Dec 13 $5.95
Bicycle Quarterly Fall 13 vol 12 #1 $8.50
Blurt #14 $5.95
Filter #54 $5.95
Maximumrocknroll #367 Dec 13 $4.00
Chips and Beer #6 $7.00
AdBusters Jan Feb 14 $12.95
National Green Pages 2014 $9.95
In These Times Dec 13 $3.50
Tattoo Society #41 $7.99

Lit Mags & Chap Books
Mothers Ghost: The Deal City of Tricks Tonys Story by Michael Paul Lopez $3.00
Barrelhouse #12 $10.00
Rock and Sling vol 8 #2 Fall Win 13 $10.00
Normal School vol 6 #2 $5.00

Sex & Sexy
Lust in Latex: Rubber Sex Stories by Kramer Rachel Bussel $15.95

Film, TV & Music
The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero & Tom Bissell $25.99 – Oh hai, Quimby’s customers. You’re tearing us apart…If you don’t buy this book.
Birth School Metallica Death, Volume 1: The Biography by Paul Brannigan and Ian Winwood $27.99
Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult by Dayal Patterson (Feral House) $27.95

Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge by Mark Yarm $15.00 – Now in soft cover.
The Guy Under the Sheets: The Unauthorized Autobiography by Chris Elliott $16.00 – “The arc of [Elliott’s] career remains unique and inspiring…that he blazed a trail for Arrested Development and Community and all the other freaky, convention-outing TV comedies.” —Grantland

Miscreants, Mayhem, Outer Limits
Secret Influence of the Moon: Alien Origins and Occult Powers by Louis Proud $19.95
The Book of Grimoires: The Secret Grammar of Magic by Claude Lecouteux $19.95

Other Stuff
Caroline Paquita 2014 Calendar (Pegacorn Press) $12.00

New Stuff This Week

nobrowwrappaperNobrow Gift Wrap!!!!! Imported! $4.50 per sheet, 3 patterns: Lab Partners, Micah Lidberg or Paul Paetzel. Use it to wrap gifts or just to hang as art. There are only a few places selling this in the States.

intuitfruit142014 Intuit Fruit National Waste Calendar by Leif Goldberg $16.00

Do You Want To Go To a Museum With Me #1 by Jacky Jack Jackson $3.00
Let It Sink #6 Dreamtigers by Jim $1.00
Bum Cum vol 2 $10.00
CT Cabin Time Rabbit Island $15.00
Lest the Wild Beasts Out Number You by Rand Renfrow $15.00
Olympic Fencing by Tim Lahan $10.00
When It Happened by Amanda Wieczorek $10.00
14 Insults For Some Work, Two Thousand Insults For All Occasions by Lauren Anderson $2.00
Dedication Hotline $2.00 – People called in dedicatins to a hotline. Then the transcripts were sent through Google voice mail transcription service, which, hilariously, gets it all wrong.
Sleep Without Shelter by Sarah McNeil $8.00
Love and Connection vol 1 $2.50
Pals the Radical Possibility of Friendship $2.00
KerBloom #104 Sep Oct 13 by Artnoose $2.00
various issues of Psycho Moto Zine $1.00 each

Comics & Comix

Smoke Signal #17 $5.00 – With a Chris Ware cover!
Underworld Newspaper by Kaz $5.00
Hairless Who #1 by Joe Tallarico $6.00
Beautiful View of Nothing #1 by Ryan Burns & David Pederson $8.00
Transcendental Masturbation Short Comics by Jeremy Baum $2.00
Arcadia by Diego Tripodi, Box Brown et al. $5.00
True Art: Artwork from the Show True Art at Secret Headquarters  by Alex Schubert $6.00
Teen Creeps #4 by Charles Forsman (Oily Comics) $1.00
Cockle Aaron by Aaron Cockle (Oily Comics) $1.00
Missy #1 by Daryl Seitchik (Oily Comics) $1.00
Noise #3 by Billy Burkert (Oily Comics) $1.00
Real Rap #5 Featuring Duh Studge by Benjamin Urkowitz (Oily Comics) $1.00
Joey by Melissa Mendes (Oily Comics) $4.00
Grassy Knoll by Nick Drnaso $4.00
Conditions on the Ground #8 by Kevin Hooyman $4.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks


Memory Anthology by Jeremy Baum $18.00 – An anthology of comics and illustration featuring the work of over 40 independent artists from 8 countries, including Hans Rickheit, Jim Rugg, Nikki Burch, Alice Leoni, and more.
Hip Hop Family Tree: 1970s-1981 (Fantagraphics Treasury Edition vol 1 Special Collectors Issue) by Ed Piskor $24.99
Pretty In Pink: North American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013 ed. by Trina Robbins (Fantagraphics) $29.99
Britt Wilson’s Greatest Book On Earth (Conundrum) $17.00
Magic Words: The Extraordinary Life of Alan Moore $29.95
Scene But Not Heard by Sam Henderson (Top Shelf) $14.95
Fairest in the Land by Bill Willingham et al. $22.99 – One shot stories by a variety of artists, all in the Fables-verse.
Life Begins at Incorporation Cartoons and Essays by Matt Bors $20.00
Girl Genius vol 1 Agatha Heterodyne and the Beetleburg Clank & Girl Genius vol 3 Agatha Heterodyne and the Monster Engine by Phil and Kaja Foglio (Airship Entertainment) $25.00 each

Art & Design

cutandfoldCut and Fold Subway Sketchbook, Subway Car Paper Models by Martin Ander (Dokument) $12.95 – 8 different subway car paper models from 8 of the worlds metropolis.
London Deco by Thibaud Herem (Nobrow) $40.00
Art of D*Face: One Man and His Dog $29.95
Savage Samurai Warrior Prints 1800-1899 (Ukiyo E Master Series vol 9) $49.95
Night Parade of Dead Souls Japanese Ghost Paintings (Ukiyo E Master Series vol 10) $29.95
47 Ronin Samurai Art (Ukiyo E Master Specials) $29.95
Anatomy of Steampunk: The Fashion of Victorian Futurism (Race Point) by Katherine Gleason $35.00

Books published Readux (from Germany), all $4.99: Marvel of Biographical Bookkeeping by Francis Nenik and Katy Derbyshire, Fantasy by Mike Persson and Saskia Vogel, and more.
What In Gods Name by Simon Rich $14.00
Kissing Oscar Wilde: A Love Story in the City of Light by Jade Sylvan (Write Bloody) $15.00
Barstoool Prophets by Ethan H. Minsker $12.00

Music Books


Yé-Yé Girls of ’60s French Pop by Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe $25.00
27: A History of the 27 Club through the Lives of Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse by Howard Sounes (Da Capo) $26.99
The Replacements: Waxed-Up Hair and Painted Shoes: The Photographic History by Jim Walsh and Dennis Pernu $30.00
Doing It Meat Market by Raphael Villet $9.99

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs & Misc
Pornodelic Pleasures: Jess Franco Cinema (Cult Movie Specials) by Jack Hunter $29.95
Bleeding Skull!: A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey by Joseph A. Ziemba & Dan Budnik (Headpress) $34.95
Covert Wars and the Clash of Civilizations: UFOs, Oligarchs and Space Secrecy by Jospeh P. Farrell (Adventures Unlimited Press) $19.95
Both Flesh and Not by David Foster Wallace $17.00 – Now in soft cover.
This Is How You Die: Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death by various $18.00


Creepy Krampus Sticker Book #1 Collectors Edition 72 Reusable Stickers for Naughty Girls and Boys of All Ages by Monte Beauchamp (Last Gasp) $9.95 AND Krampus Playing Card Deck 52 Vintage Designs by Monte Beauchamp (Last Gasp) $6.95 – Celebrate Krampusnacht with Quimby’s & GlitterGuts 12/6! Arty Chicago mobile photo booth GlitterGuts will be here at Quimby’s on Dec 6th along with the Krampus, the xmas demon known to punish children during the Yule season for their misbehavior. Get your picture taken with Krampus and creep out the people in your life with photos of you getting reprimanded by this traditional Germanic holiday beast. Who said seasonal family photos are boring?

Politics & Revolution
Anarchy, State, and Utopia by Robert Nozick $19.99

Sex & Sexy
DIRTY DANISH DOLLS: Scandinavian Glamour Girls of the 1960S (Wet Angel) $24.95
Naked at Noon: 100 Vintage Nudist Photographs (Wet Angel) $24.95
Sex Position Coloring Book, Playtime for Couples (Amorata) $15.95

DIY, Food, Druuuuuugs

eatitmunchiesEAT IT! Munchies 40 Delicious, Easy & Cheap Recipies, 40th Anniversary Edition by Dana Ma Crumb and Robert Crumb (Apex Novelties) $19.99
Apothecary Cocktails: Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today by Warren Bobrow (Fair Winds) $21.99
How to Create Your Own Gig Posters: Band T-shirts, Album Covers and Stickers by Ruthann Godollei $24.99
Steampunk Chic Vintage Flair from Recycled Finds by Jennifer and Kitty O’Neil $15.95



Lucky Peach #9 Cooks and Chefs Issue 2 $12.00
Fat Magazine #1 $19.99
True Crime Nov 13 $8.99
Murder Most Foul #90 $9.99
Man About Town #13 Fall Win 13 $15.99
Pigeons and Peacocks #6 $13.99
Tape Op #98 Nov Dec 13 $4.95
Razorcake #77 $4.00
Wire Nov 13 #357 $11.25
Harpers Magazine Dec 13 $6.99
Tattoo Collection #59 $7.75

Poetry, Lit Mags, Lit Journals, Chap Books
The Point #7 Fall 13 Symposium What is Marriage For $12.00
McSweeneys #45 $24.00
Home Sick On Death Love and Distance by Tanzen Lilly $3.00
Gaudy Verse #2 by Orla Foster and Peter Martin $2.00
Overtime Hour 30 Cumberland Valley Chevy by Ron Roy $2.00

For the Kiddies
Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli and Snake Hill by James Patterson and Laura Hill $14.00
A Is For Activist by Innosanto Nagara $9.99
Mischievians by William Joyce $17.99
Afraid of the Dark zine $1.00

Other Stuff


Bags by Art Bird, various prices: Reusbale and washable insulated snack bags for carrying food in (only $10 for those!), Crossbody slings in a few sizes, lunch bag containers and more, in a variety of motifs.

Quimby’s Holiday Sketch Gift-ravaganza 12/15

Dec ’13
12:30 pm

Find the perfect hand-drawn, gift at this year’s Quimby’s Holiday Sketch-ravaganza! On Sunday, December 15 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. we’ll be hosting six talented, local comic artists who will doodle away on the image of your choice. It’s all part of our seasonal celebration, 12 Weeks of Quimbas. That’s right. Christmas with a Quimb’.

How about a Santa riding a mongoose? No problem. Perhaps a festive owl peering out from a bottle of scotch? Got you covered. Come in and one of our Quimbas comics elves will scrawl away on any image of your creation.

Here is a list of participating artists so you can haggle with your favorite Chicago drawing star:

12:30-1:30: Ben Bertin – Ben Bertin’s comics appear in anthologies, his own self-published work and as part of the Chicago-based jam comic collective, Trubble Club. Among his projects: the alien-centric “Oofo Komsk Booka Oon” and “Losing Sight”, a “minicomic about a caveman who is bitten by a snake.”


1:30-2:30: Lyra Hill – Lyra Hill is the mastermind behind the pioneering performative comics series Brain Frame, now in its fifteenth iteration. She uses sequential art to examine everything from personal anecdotes to sci-fi alternate realities. Her work often juxtaposes live action elements within the static, illustrated panels of her comics.

2:30-3:30: Krystal Difronzio – Krystal Difronzo is a comic artist whose whimsical, humorous and sometimes dark depictions pepper the pages of her mini-comics. Her subject matter ranges from collections honoring Canadian singer Kate Bush to narrative coat tales. In addition to her illustrations, she is part of the puppetry collective Pup House.

Krystal Difronzio
3:30-4:30: Grant Reynolds – Grant Reynolds’ work delves into the dark realms of horror all while exploring gender, feminist politics and the abstract world of mysticism and the unseen.  Reynolds, aside from being a nearly lifelong illustrator, also has recently begun exploring written narratives and has embarked on several musical projects.

4:30-5:30 Kevin Budnik – Kevin Budnik is a lifelong Chicago area resident who “spends most of his time drawing noodle armed characters.” When not scrawling the pasta-limbed, he creates paintings, illustrations and comics that have been featured in the pages of Saveur, MAKE Magazine, Wild Honey and Sexfist, just to name a few.

Kevin Budnik
5:30-6:30: Jenna Caravello – Jenna Caravello is an LA native, Chicago-based comics artist and videographer. When not creating animations and drawings, she directs music videos and is the videographer-in-residence for Brain Frame. She’s also illustrated awesome coloring place mats!

Jenna Caravello

Facebook event post here.

New Stuff This Week

nobrowsketchbooksNobrow Sketchbooks! $14.00 each – Designed by Bjorn Rune Lie for Nobrow, these beauties are 128 pages, 170 × 240mm, color 3 spots $14.00. – Quantities are limited!

Swallow The New by Brian Hochberger $6.50
Dad Tweets Collected Tweets From 2009-2013: Awkward Ladies Club by Amy Burek $2.00
More Cut and Fold Objects $3.00
Ha Ha #1 Now is the Now Unfounded Opinoins Shit Talking $3.00
Twenty Four Composers by Ronin Furdyk $7.00
My Complicated Relationship With Food: Reviews of Some of the Things we Put In Our Mouths by Zach $1.00
Margin Creep #1 $6.00

Comics & Comix
How To Be Cool by Chris Kuzma $3.00
Robble Robble by Sam GasCan $8.00
Distance Mover #12 by Patrick Kyle $5.00
Dont Break the Oath by Patrick Kyle $4.00
Rain Comic #1 First Spectacular Issue by Michael DeForge, Patrick Kyle and Mickey Zacchilli $4.50
RAV #9 by Mickey Zacchilli $6.50
Exit Stance by Inechi $5.00
Peluche by Ines Estrada $3.00
Jason #2 by Bonsteel $8.00
J 1137 by Antoine Cosse (Breakdown Press) $14.00
Treasure Island #1 by Connor Willumsen (Breakdown Press) $14.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Ship of Soiled Doves by Nils Balls and Erin Colby Griffin $12.00
Sad Pictures For Children by John Campbell $50.00
The Cute Girl Network by Greg Means, MK Reed & Joe Flood $17.99
Showa 1926-1939 A History of Japan by Shigeru Mizuki (D&Q) $24.95
Bandette vol 1 Presto by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover $14.99
Scott Pilgrim vol 4 Color Edition Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together by Bryan Lee O’Malley $24.99
Anything That Loves: Comics Beyond Gay and Straight by Charles Zan Christentsen $29.99
Walking Dead TPB vol 19 March To War by Kirkman et al. $14.99
Tune vol 1 Vanishing Point & Tune vol 2 Still Life by Derek Kirk Kim (First Second) $16.99 each
Tank Girl: Solid State by Alan C. Martin et al. $19.99
Adventure Time: Sugary Shorts vol 1 by Pendleton Ward, Aaron Renier, Lucy Knisley, Michael DeForge and more!
Haunted Horror: Banned Comics from the 1950 Chilling Archives of Horror Comics by Craig Yoe et al. $24.99
Snow: A Meditation by Liz $6.00

Art & Design
Wunderkamer by Williams & Tsien $29.95
Marcel Dzama $65.00 – Comes with a poster!
Classic Supreme by Christa Treadwell (Perish Publishing) $40.00
Lousy Deal by Blake & Ack $20.00
The World of Urban Decay by Martin Ten Bouwhuijs $24.99

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs, Music & Misc
Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013 ed. by Dave Eggers and Walter Mosley $14.95
Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion by Robert Gordon $30.00
Purgatory Paradise by Throwing Muses $24.99 – Includes a 32-track album of all new songs!
Report From the Interior by Paul Auster $27.00
Ten Years in the Tub: A Decade Soaking in Great Books from Believer Magazine by Nick Hornby (McSweeneys) $26.00

Politics & Revolution
Nietzsche Apostle (semiotexte intervention series #16) by Peter Sloterdijk $12.95

Sade by Jonathan Bowden $12.00
Metatropolis ed. by John Scalzi $14.99 – Futuristic-cyber-dystopic sci-fi anthology. Now in soft cover.
The Flame Throwers by Rachel Kushner $26.99
Rapture of the Nerds: A Tale of Singularity, Posthumanity, and Awkward Social Situations by Cory Doctorow & Charles Stross.

Bust Dec Jan 13 14 $5.99
Horror Hound #43 Nov Dec 13 $6.99
Under the Radar #48 Nov Dec 13 $5.99
SSLM vol 31 Oct 13 Same Sex Life Magazine $5.00
Against the Current #167 Nov Dec 13 $5.00
Radical Philosophy #182 Nov Dec 13 $13.00
Bound By Ink vol 1 #15 $8.99
Freshly Inked vol 3 #6 Jan 14 $6.99
Tabu Tattoo #55 $6.99

Poetry, Lit Mags, Lit Journals, Chap Books
WireO Stenographers Note Book  by Jesse Harris et al. (Perish Publishing) $20.00
Fifth Wednesday Journal #13 Fall 13 $11.00
Exit Strata Print #3 The Operating System $12.00
Under the Radar #48 Nov Dec 13 $5.99

Kids Stuff
The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Mans Canyon, Book 1 by Taylor SS and Katherine Roy (McSweeneys) $12.95 – Now in soft cover.
Diabetes And Me: An Essential Guide for Kids and Parents by Kim Chaloner & Nick Bertozzi $15.00

Celebrate Krampusnacht with Quimby’s & GlitterGuts 12/6!

Dec ’13
6:00 pm

krampus-header-thumb-300x296-thumb-250x246Dec 6th Fri, 6-10pm – Celebrate Krampusnacht with arty Chicago mobile photo booth GlitterGuts here at Quimby’s. Get your picture taken with the Krampus, the xmas demon known to punish children during the Yule season for their misbehavior. We here at Quimby’s would like to show our  customer appreciation by helping you creep out the people in your life with photos of you getting reprimanded by this traditional Germanic holiday beast.


Krampus (from the German “Krampen,” or “Claw,” or “Giddy Child Murderer”) was born of a pre-Christian, Alpine Pagan tradition, and has been described as a “boozy goat-horned menace that whips children around Europe.” December 6th is the day in which parts of Germany and Bavaria celebrate Krampusnacht, which is a throwback to a pre-Christian tradition. The Krampus’ job is to punish those who have been bad, while Santa rewards the people on his “nice” list. Krampus punishes the naughty children, swatting them with switches and rusty chains before dragging them in baskets to a fiery place below. And we’ve got Krampus here for you to pose with on Dec 6th, hooves and all.



About GlitterGuts: They provide photobooth services with live photographers at raves, festivals, gallery shows, fetish parties, carnivals, hardcore shows, orgies, comic cons, orgies, hootenannies and other gatherings, like the Black and Brown Punk Show, as seen (above), Riot Fest or Nocturna’s All Hallows Eve Ball (below). They make their own backdrops and post their photos to their site, where you can download for free. You can also order prints and hi-res files to give to send your seasonal greetings to your friends and family, or to show off at home.docmartensriotfestsaturday-122


Click here to go to the Facebook event post for this event.

…And just so you know, here’s our…

Quimby’s Holiday Hours

Wed, Nov 27th noon-5
Thurs, Nov 28th CLOSED
Tues, Dec 24th 11-5
Wed, Dec 25th CLOSED
Tues, Dec 31st noon-5pm
Wed, Jan 1st CLOSED

Also! Starting Fri, Nov 29th, until Tues, Dec 24th, Quimby’s will be open at 11am every day.