Monthly Archive for January, 2014

New Stuff This Week

juxtapozpsychedelicJuxtapoz Psychedelic by Hannah Stouffer (Gingko Press) $29.95 –  Psychedelic Art manifested first in literary contexts with Huxley, Rimbaud and then later via Ginsberg and Burroughs. As the movement gained momentum in the 1960s, visual artists became catalyzed and turned on by the psychedelic experience. Juxtapoz Psychedelic bridges the musings these early explorers of the form, to those working in metaphysical and surrealistic modes today. Contemporary practitioners of the form featured in Juxtapoz Psychedelic include Andy Gilmore Jonathan Zawada, Steven Harrington, Oliver Hibert, David d Andrea, Patrick Kyle, Killian Eng, Scott Balmer, Deanne Cheuk, Mark Whalen, Eric Shaw, Roid, Ryan Travis Christian, Karina Eibatova, Maya Hayuk, Skinner, Kelsey Brookes, Hannah Stouffer, Katherine Tromans, Kylea Borges. Classic and traditional proponents of the form include John Van Hamersveld, Alex Grey, Allyson Grey and Keiichi Tanaami.callmeburroughsCall Me Burroughs: A Life by Barry Miles  (Twelve) $32.00 – Written with the full support of the Burroughs estate and drawing from countless interviews with figures like Allen Ginsberg, Lucien Carr, and Burroughs himself, this is the first full-length biography of Burroughs to be published in a quarter century-and the first one to chronicle the last decade of Burroughs’s life and examine his long-term cultural legacy.

*zines from The Transgender Oral History Project Distro: Unapologetic #1 the Journal of Irresponsible Gender by Anne Tagonist $2.00, Every Body Is a Modified Body by Aeryn $2.50, Some Boys Bleed: A Zine of Trans Postcards $1.50, Nashville Transit by Kale $2.00
Sketch School #2 What Is Sketch School Participating Is Easy by Carol Sogard $4.00
*Selected back issues of Chickfactor!
Popcorn Farm #1 by Laura Madeline Wiseman et al. $2.00
Thug Life Zine $1.00
Afghan Style $1.00
Studio Time #1 by Matt Haveron $4.00
Just Make Pictures Zine #2 Street Photographs Michael Jarecki $4.00
Travel On #5 a Summer in Montana by David Soloman $2.00
Wolfman Meets The Bride of Frankenstein by Ethan Krause $3.00
*2 issues of Remedy Quarterly! #12 Risk $7.50 & #13 Gather $12.00
Quitter #7 by Trace Ramsey $2.00
Taking the Cake an Illustrated Primer on Asexuality by Maisha $3.00

Comics & Comix
Crass Sophisticate #32 Sports by Josh Reinwald & Justin Rosenberg $5.00
Thanksgiving in Paris by Erik Schneider $3.00
Journal of Horizons by Flat Mtn Press $4.00
Histories of the Village of Crow Hill and Surrounding Areas by Trevor Grabill $4.00
New Year New Me #1 (Late Nite Draw Presents) $1.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Lost at Sea: 10 Year Anniversary Edition by Bryan Lee O’Malley $24.99
Snow Piercer vol 1 The Escape by Jacques Lob et al. $19.99
Sucker Bait and Other Stories (EC Library) by Graham Ingels (Fantagraphics) $28.99
Zero Hour and Other Stories (EC Library) by Jack Kamen (Fantagraphics) $28.99

Art & Design
Revok Made in Detroit $29.95
Oriental Tattoo Sourcebook by Yang Pen $29.95

Corpse Exhibition and Other Stories of Iraq by Hassan Blasim $15.00
Why Are You So Sad by Jason Porter $15.00
Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice Cream Float Before He Stole My Ma by Kerry Hudson $15.00
Office of Mercy by Ariel Djanikian $16.00
Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles by Ron Currie Jr. $16.00
Changers Book One: Drew by T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper (Black Sheep/Akashic) $11.95
Apocalypse of Enoch Rapture by Shane Moore $20.00
Silence Once Begun by Jesse Ball $23.95
Morlock Night by K.W. Jeter  (Angry Robot) $7.99

Wilderness of Error: The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald by Errol Morris $18.00
Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America by Ernest Freeberg $17.00
If I Catch You I Will Kill You: A Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivor Redefines Life On Her Own Terms by Judy Ferraro $19.99

Dear Shane: A Mental Health Resource About Staying Alive by Craig Kelly (Pioneers Press) $6.00

Hand #3 Jan 14 $10.00
Tipsy Win 13 #3 $20.00
Razorcake #78 $4.00
Internationalism #165 Publication of the Interantional Communist Current in the USA Jul-Dec 13 $1.00

New Online Literary Journal, Goreyesque, Seeking Submissions


Columbia College Chicago’s Department of Creative Writing is launching a new online literary journal, Goreyesque (, now open for submissions. (And no, you don’t have to be a student at Columbia to submit your work).

Both an homage and showcase of contemporary artists and storytellers inspired by Edward Gorey’s lasting influence across genres, Goreyesque seeks works that are darkly humorous, surreal, playful, and anything in between. Short stories, essays, poems, illustrations, video/animation and other forms of art all welcome. Original work preferred but reprints that fit the project’s scope also appreciated (see submission guidelines). Work can be sent to: goreysubmissions(at)gmail(dot)com.

The launch of Goreyesque coincides with the Chicago debut of Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey and G is for Gorey—C is for Chicago: The Collection of Thomas Michalak, at the Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), Feb. 15 – Jun. 15. While Elegant Enigmas has traveled the country since 2009, the companion exhibition G is for Gorey provides an even closer in-depth look at Gorey’s legacy, including his illustrations for book jackets and magazine articles, and his life and work on Cape Cod.

Gorey’s artwork returns to his home town for the first time with this special exhibition and reading/performance showcase, so writers and artists should be sure to send Gorey-inspired work soon! All works submitted before Apr. 14 will be considered for a public reading and showcase at LUMA’s gallery space in Chicago on Apr. 29. Top 5 submissions will also receive the exhibition catalogue Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey.

Special guest judges for the reading: Sam Weller, author of The Bradbury Chronicles, and Mort Castle, author of Bram Stoker award-winning New Moon on the Water. Both served as co-editors of Stoker award-winning Shadow Show: All New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury.

For more info, contact Todd Summar at

Valentine Trauma Zine Release Party & Reading With Mike McBeardo McPadden and Friends 2/22

Feb ’14
7:00 pm

traumazine190s legends Mike McBeardo McPadden (Happyland) and his inimitable bride, Rachel Shitass McPadden (Saucy), are returning ceremoniously to their beloved motherland, Zine City USA, with the release of Trauma Zine No. 1: Valentine’s Day.

Expanding on the concept of their popular 2012-2013 Rock Trauma reading series, quarterly Trauma Zine incorporates personal essays and original art from talents across the country to communicate an empathetically (or just pathetically) tragic theme.  And contains stickers.

So napalm another Hallmark-fabricated love (gross) day, then join us the following weekend for complimentary 70%-off Walgreen’s chocolate hearts and brief, cringe-y readings from such Valentine Trauma contributors as: Mike McBeardo McPadden (author Heavy Metal Movies, head writer Mr. Skin), Rachel McPadden (xoJane, Saucy, Self-Hate Crime), Diana Jewell (lovechild of Tura Satana & Oliver Reed), Sarah Rosenfeld (Windy City Rock), Bob Goblin (Outburst on the 66, RockStarClub, Rock Trauma alum), and Jeremy Kitchen (CPL).

May you meet your future ex-wives/husbands that fateful night and forever curse our names.

For more info: traumazine(at)gmail(dot)com

Saturday, February 22nd, 7pm – Free Event

Click here for Facebook Event Listing for this event.

New Stuff This Week


mouldmap3Mould Map #3, co-edited by Hugh Frost and Leon Sadler (Landfill Editions) $44.00 – Comics & Narrative Art anthology series. An exploration of the ways in which network technologies mediate our experience of each other and our surroundings. A 224 Page book and poster collection. * ALL NEW WORK * from 35 leaders of contemporary narrative art: Aidan Koch — Amalia Ulman — Angie Wang — Ben Mendelewicz — Blaise Larmee — Brenna Murphy — CF — Cody Cobb — Daniel Swan — Dmitry Sergeev — Gabriel Corbera — GHXYK2 — Hugh Frost — Jacob Ciocci — James Jarvis — Joseph Kelly — Jonas Delaborde — Jonathan Chandler — Jonny Negron — Julien Ceccaldi —Karn Piana — Kilian Eng — Lala Albert — Lando — Leon Sadler — Matthew Lock— Noel Freibert — Olivier Schrauwen — Robert Beatty — Sam Alden — Sammy Harkham — Simon Hanselmann — Stefan Sadler — Viktor Hachmang & Yuichi Yokoyama.

Recall by Gabriele Sedda & Kyle Schlie $10.00
Here I Am Walking With The Poop To The Slide by Maarten Boekweit $6.00
You Suck split zine by John Wawrzaszek and Jill Summers $1.00
SWSeven #1 by Leander Capuozzo $10.00

Comics & Comix
Laskimooses #15 Alkupisteen Piirtaminen by Herra Matti Hagelbergin $7.00
Kingdom Order #1 by Reid Psaltis $8.00
Victus #2 by Tyrell Cannon $8.00
Yearling #1 Masked Detective by Rich Tommaso $4.95
Funnies by Anthony Melero $4.00
Soft X Ray Mindhunters by A. Degan (Birdcage Bottom Books) $12.00
Bad Party by Victor Kerlow (Birdcage Bottom Books) $10.00
USA Truck by Mickey Zacchilli, CF and Charlotte De Sedouy $5.00
Butler Comic #1 by Patrick Kyle, Mickey Zacchilli & Michael DeForge $4.50
Acknowledgements #2 Edgar Allan Poe by Robert Kelsey $3.50
Chicago Cookie Monster by Amanda Bennett $4.00
Stupid by Alex Dahm $4.00
Teen Creeps #6 by Charles Forsman (Oily Comics) $1.00
Word and Voice issues #9 & #10 by Aaron Cockle (Oily Comics) $1.00 each
Real Rap #6 by Benjamin Urkowitz (Oily Comics) $1.00 each
Human Stuff #1 by Nacho Nova $3.50

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Ant Colony by Michael DeForge (D&Q) $21.95 – Don’t miss DeForge here at Quimby’s on 2/8!
Concert Review Comix by Hazel Newlevant (Birdcage Bottom Books) $6.00
I Don’t Get It by Shannon Wheeler $17.99
Preacher Book Three TPB by Garth Ennis et al.  (Vertigo) $19.99
Crossed: Wish You Were Here vol 3 TPB by Simon Spurrier et al. (Avatar) $19.99

Art & Design
The Coloring Book Project 2: Collection by 185 Artists From Around the World ed by Spencer Caligiuri et al. (Momento) $25.00
Royal Orphan by Amber Ibarreche (Capricious) $20.00
Wes Lang (Picturebox) $34.95

Don’t Start Me Talkin by TOm Williams (Curbside Publishing) $15.95
Parallel Apartments by Bill Cotter (McSweeneys) $25.00
How Best to Avoid Dying by Owen Egerton (Soft Skull) $15.95

Bust Dec Feb Mar 14 $5.99
Howler #4 Win 14 $15.00
Offscreen #7 $22.00
Make vol 37 $9.99
Flaunt #132 $10.95
Frieze #160 Jan Feb 14 $12.00
Black Velvet #79 $9.00
Wire Jan 14 #359 $11.25
Monocle Alpino #8 Win 13 14 $8.00
Harpers Magazine Feb 14 $6.99

Poetry, Lit Journals & Chap Books
Hierarchy of Genres by Amanda R. Huckins $6.00
Midwestern Gothic #12 $12.00
Ninth Letter vol 10 #2 Fall 13 Win 14 $14.95
Omissionary  by Stephen James Dvorak (Back to Print) $15.00
Some Names by Georgia Herman et al. $6.00
Hands Grabbing for the Light That Moves Through Them by Travis Davis $6.00
I Want More Life Fucker by Justin Ryan Fyfe et al. $6.00
American Room Weather Sept 6 2013 by Jessica Millnitz et al. $6.00
Poems by Rachael Wolfe $20.00

Outer Limits
The Atheist’s History of Belief: Understanding our Most Extraordinary Invention by Matthew Kneale (Counterpoint) $26.00

Moon: The Life and Death of a Rock Legend by Tony Fletcher $22.99

Autobiography of Black Chicago by Dempsey Travis $17.00

Politics & Revolution
Imagine Living In a Socialist USA by Frances Goldin et al. $15.99
Ready for Revolution: The CNT Defense Committees in Barcelona, 1933-1938 by Agustín Guillamón et al. (AK) $14.95

Sex & Sexy
The Artisan’s Book of Fetishcraft by John Huxley (Greenery) $27.95
Meat #11 by Adrian Lourie $20.00
Pinups #18 Elijah $14.00

Quimby’s Co-Sponsors Spudnik Press Membership

SpudnikMembers2014Anyone who spends a few minutes at Quimby’s is bound to run into any number of items printed at Spudnik Press, which is down the street from us, such as Ten x Ten, 2013 Edition, A Collection of Prints and Music by Chicago Artists or Struwwelpeter by Sanya Glisic. The independent publishing spirit that Quimby’s champions is in full force at Spudnik, so it stands to reason that because of this overlap (perhaps you saw the Long-Arm Stapler First Aid Exhibition: Self-Care In Zines and Mini Comics last year we curated at the Spudnik Annex Gallery?), Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor membership at Spudnik. That is, if you become a member at Spudnik, you get the use of Spudnik resources (screen-printing! photocopying! other fancy printing and art-related classes and facilities!) as well as perks from local businesses including Quimby’s, Genesis Art Supply, Paperish Mess , Study Hall and more! For more info, see