Monthly Archive for February, 2015

New Stuff This Week

$pread: The Best of the Magazine that Illuminated the Sex Industry and Started a Media Revolution ed. by Audacia Ray, Eliyanna Kaiser & Rachel Aimee (The Feminist Press) $24.95 – Stories from and about $pread, published by and for sex workers, from 2005-2011.

Notorious RBG A Fanzine $2.00 – Ruth Bader Ginsburg in da house. Contains poems by Amber Nelson, illustrations by Neil Brideau, and a comic by Colleen Frakes.

Worst Breakup Ever ed. by Nicki Yowell $4.00 – A Self-Publishers of Chicago (SPOC) anthology. Featuring work from Tony Jeswald , Victoria Harley, Liz Mason, Rachael Zalutsky, Brett Manning, Alex Nall and more. Compzine all about the demise of relationships from the folks of Self-Publishers of Chicago (SPOC). Contains tales of woe ranging from post-coital fish attacks, school dance dumps, ill-timed apartment leases and the urban phenomenon of “ghosting”. If you’ve ever dropped a zero for not loving your favorite late ’90s Keanu Reaves movie, this zine is for you.  This dose of catharsis goes well with a box of chocolates and a middle finger for that ex that you just can’t shake. Comics, essays, haikus, illustrations and more all with plenty of high school notebook style scrawlings.

Pray Fuck Drive by Johnny Murdoc $8.00

Proof I Exist #19 by Billy Roberts $2.00

KerBloom #112 Jan Feb 15 by Artnoose $2.00

My Complicated Relationship With Food vol 2 Reviews of Some of the Things We Put in Our Mouths by Zach $1.00

Useless Records #1 $2.00

228 Labels #1 by Joe Cunningham $2.00

Mescaline Story by Karl Noyes & David Ball $2.00 – Form follows function down the rabbit hole in this instructional nonfiction tale about a group of young friends, a spring day in Minnesota, and some happy pink pills of artisinal synthetic mescaline. Contains many trip-tips on what to do, and what to never, ever to do, if & when you find yourself down a shady lane rolling dice with Satan & hunting down The Berzerker. Includes color collages by the author. -GS

Comics & Minis

Top of the Line (various issues) by Daniel McCloskey, various prices

Me Nut Nut Nut #0 by Jason Murphy $5.00

Stripburger #64 $8.00

Cosmic Death Trip Funnies #1 by Charlie Fogel, Plastic Crimewave and Dawn Aquarius $4.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

What a beautiful book! Illustrated by Allen Crawford

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Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself by Walt Whitman and Allen Crawford (Tin House) $28.95

Totally Awesome Adventures of Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship #1 $10.00 – Comics anthology.

Kick Ass vol 3 by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. $24.99

Dripping with Fear the Steve Ditko Archives vol 5 (Fantagraphics) $39.99

Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula by Andi Watson (First Second) $14.99

Walking Dead Book Eleven by Robert Kirkman and friends $34.99

The Sculptor by Scott McCloud SIGNED EDITIONS! (First Second) $29.99 – For the same price as non-signed. Comes with a bookplate!

Comics Crit comicsandnarration Comics and Narration by Thierry Groensteen (UnivofMiss) $30.00 – Insightful reflections in comics crit about such topics as how the conventions of the medium function, narration in autobiographical comics, rhythm in comics and the relationship of comics to contemporary art. Uses examples from Chris Ware and Crumb, among others. Comics and Language: Reimagining Critical Discourse on the Form ed. by Hannah Miodrag (UnivofMiss) $30.00 – Suggestions for a more nuanced way to interpret comics. Drawing from Life: Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art ed. by Jane Tolmie  (UnivofMiss) $30.00 – Essays that query the roles of trust, truth, and family memoirs in autobiographical comics.

Fiction originofthebrunists Origin of the Brunists by Robert Coover (Dzanc Books) $17.95 – The 1966 classic back in print! The survivor of a small twn coal-min explosion is aopted as a prophet by a cult that awaits the apocalypse atop the site of the disaster. The novel thatwon the William Faulkner Foundation Award for Best First Novel and instantly established Robert Coover’s fictional mastery. Coover went on to win fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Last-Days-of-Video_FINAL-e1424821419871 Last Days of Video by Jeremy Hawkins (Soft Skull ) $15.95 A “save the rec center” style novel about a dying video store against the big Blockbuster down the street. Like Breakin’ 2, but about a video renting instead of dancing. -LM

Something Good, Something Bad, Something Dirty: Stories by Brian Alan Ellis $10.00 – A dude jumps out of a window, drunk Harry Dean Stanton look-a-likes dressed as Santa Claus, floating Mickey Mouse T-shirts, and lawn gnomes on fire and more!

Binary Star by Sarah Gerard (Two Dollar Radio) $16.00

Lucky Alan and Other Stories by Jonathan Lethem $24.95

Music Books
A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, From Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man by Holly George-Warren $18.00

Rappers Delight: The Hip Hop Cookbook by Joseph Inniss and friends (Dokument) $15.95 – 30 recipes inspired by hip hop icons, from Wu-Tang Clam Chowder to Public Enemiso Soup, Run DM Sea Bass and Busta Key Lime Pie.

Politics & Revolution
Governing By Debt: Semiotext[e] Intervention Series by Maurizio Lazzarato $13.95

Outer Limits uncannyreader The Uncanny Reader: Stories from the Shadows, ed. by Marjorie Sandor $21.99 – Tales of doppelgangers, automatons, the supernatural, and an unstable sense of self, home and planet. Vintage Poe, Kafka, and Lovecraft but also contemporary folks like Aimee Bender, Kelly Link, Joyce Carol Oates and more.

Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange: The First English Translation of a Medieval Arab Fantasy Collection by Malcolm C. Lyons $30.00

Kids Stuff Where-Is-It-Coming-From-cover-300x296 Where is it Coming From? Stories Written by The Students of Boggs School, Detroit and illustrated by Dave Eggers (826Mich) $17.99

Books by Melissa Rohr: Aquatic Coloring Book, Woodland Coloring Book $10.00 each

Casey at the Bat and Other Diamond Tales by Willard Mullin & friends (Fantagraphics) $9.99


#LuckyPeach issue 14 here at #QuimbysBookstore

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Lucky Peach #14 Obsession $12.00
True Crime Feb 15 Dectective Monthly $8.99
Purple Fashion vol 3 #23 Spr Sum 15 $55.00
Love Magazine #13 Kendall on Cara $17.99
Shindig #45 $12.99
Harpers Magazine Mar 15 $6.99

Lit Journals, Chap Books & Poetry
Zizobotchi Papers vol 1 Win 15 $10.00
Fields Magazine #3 Win 15 $12.00
Tijuana Book of the Dead Poems by Luis Alberto Urrea (Soft Skull) $15.95
Court Green #12 $10.00
Any Other Time #1 by Nick Kuntz $2.00

Distracting Ghosts #1 by Johnny Murdoc $8.00 – Queer smut photo zine.

Oyez Review Issue 42 Launch Reading Featuring Donna Vorreyer& Friends 3/20

Mar ’15
7:00 pm



The Oyez Review, Roosevelt University’s award-winning literary journal, has been in publication for over forty years. Among other readers relevant to issue #42, Donna Vorreyer will read a selection of her poems including “Compline with a Dream of Folded Arms,” which is also featured in this issue.

Donna Vorreyer is the author of A House of Many Windows (Sundress Publications, 2013) as well as six chapbooks, most recently Encantado, a collaboration with artist Matt Kish from Redbird Chapbook (released in April 2015). She has been a repeat nominee for the Pushcart Prize, and her work has appeared in journals such as Sugar House Review, Sou’wester, Rhino, Linebreak, and Cider Press Review. She is an assistant poetry editor for Extract(s), and her second collection is forthcoming from Sundress Publications in 2016.

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Friday, March 20, 7pm – Free EventDonna Vorreyer author photo

New Stuff This Week

areyourmotivesRaymond Pettibon: Surfers 1985-2014: Are Your Motives Pure? by Carlo McCormick $30.00 – Almost all of the works included in this volume depict a swelling ocean, accompanied by nonsequiturs, quotations and bits of poetry in the Pettibon’s handwriting.


Girl Glue #2 by Mel Stringer $10.00 – Full colour cover, 32 pages, 26 wonderful female artists and dripping with inspiration. This issue features Wishcandy and Hellen Jo on the front and back cover as well as gorgeous works by Team Kitten, Kirbee Lawler, Gemma Correll, Cat Rabbit and many more!
Crooked Girl #2 by Rosie Accola $3.00 – Women in punk edition.

Things I Wrote While Drinking #1 Art Writing and Weirdness by Joe Wallace $5.00

Bamboo Scaffolding and Supports #1 by Anneli Henriksson & Elizabeth Ravn $5.00 – Photo zine

Impulse Control Disorder #1 by Juliet Eldred $3.00

Comics & Comix

Birthed From the Mouth by Krystal Difronzo $6.00 – Poetic mini-comic about vessels and streams. Risograph printed in blue and pink. Hand bound with blue and pink thread. (See picture below!)

Half Asleep vol 3 by Beth Hetland and Kyle O’Connell $8.00

Blood Root issues #1-#3 by Shing Yin Khor & friends (Sawdust Press) $8.00 each

In Your Wake by Tara Abbamondi (Sawdust Press) $8.00

Laskimooses #21 Herra Matti Hagelbergin by Sankarten Suomaa $7.00

Laskimooses #22 Herra Matti Hagelbergin by Enteisina Aikoina $7.00

My Petty Eyes and Boom by R. Burns $3.00

Tails of the Cat #1 by Thomas Cody Roberts $1.00

Victus #3 by Tyrell Cannon $8.00

Hero Indeed Gankaritekoja by Billie Ranta $12.00

Mowglin Peili by Oliver Schrauwen $15.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and Gris Grimly $16.99

Scalped book 1 Deluxe Edition by Jason Aaron and RM Guera $29.99

Art & Design

Cinderella, Or the Little Glass Slipper by Charles Perrault, with illustrations by Camille Rose Garcia $16.99 (See below.)

Mushroom Collector by Jason Fulford $25.00 – Pictures of mushrooms from a flea market plus pics and text relating to Fulford’s fungi adventures, this reprinted treasure has been out of print for years and is finally back in print.

Let’s Go Letter Hunting: A Field Guide for Typographic Expeditions by Friends of Type $16.95 – This lightly-guided journal helps aspiring typographers draw, record, and be inspired by the typography they find out in the world.

Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest and Colouring Book by Johanna Basford $15.95

Eventually Everything Connects by Loris Lora (Nobrow) $40.00 – Explore the movers, shakers, and shapers of the arts of the Californian modernist movement in this accoridian-style book.

Wayward Cognitions by Ed Templeton $45.00 – Photos spanning 20 years of this skater/youth documentarian’s extensive output.


Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman $26.99


Axes of Evil: The True Story of the Ax Man Murders by Todd C Elliott $19.95

Money Mafia: A World in Crisis by Paul T. Hellyer $19.95

Music Books

The Half That’s Never Been Told: The Real-Life Reggae Adventures of Doctor Dread by Doctor Dread and Bunny Wailer $16.95

Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion by Robert Gordon $19.00 – Now in soft cover.

Local Interest

Chronicles of Old Chicago: Exploring the History and Lore of the Windy City (Chronicles Series) by Adam Selzer $19.95

Politics & Revolution

Anarchists Never Surrender: Essays, Polemics, and Correspondence on Anarchism, 1908–1938 by Victor Serge $20.00

Eclipse and Re-emergence of the Communist Movement by Gilles Dauvé and François Martin $14.95 – The original essays included here were first written between 1969 and 1972 by people involved in the most radical aspects of the French general strike and circulated among left communist and worker circles.

Shadow Warfare: The History of America’s Undeclared Wars by Larry Hancock and Stuart Wexler $24.95 – Now in soft cover.

Life and Ideas: The Anarchist Writings of Errico Malatesta by Errico Malatesta and ed. by Vernon Richards $21.95


Woof: Dog Eat Cinema Magazine, issues #1 & #2 $6.00 each – Gore, filth and trash of vintage porn. For lovers of Cinema Sewer.

Paper Magazine Mar 15 $10.00

Glamour Girl vol 1 #2 Jan 15 $15.00

Chap Books

Overtime Hour 35 The Night Manager by Tom Larsen $2.00

Daniel Clowes Signs The Complete Eightball 1-18 on 4/30

Apr ’15
7:00 pm

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Daniel Clowes’s new book The Complete Eightball 1-18 (Fantagraphics Books) collects 18 issues of the beloved comic books series Eightball, originally published between 1989 and 1997, and widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential comic book titles of all time. Before he rose to fame as the author of bestselling graphic novels Ghost World, Ice Haven, and Daniel Boring, Clowes made his name with such seminal serialized graphic novels/strips/rants as “Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron,” “Ghost World,” “Art School Confidential,” “Glue Destiny,” and so many more, including many never reprinted before now. For this 25th Anniversary, Fantagraphics is collecting these long out-of-print issues in a slipcased set of two hardcover volumes, reproducing each issue in facsimile form exactly as they were originally published.

“[Clowes’s comics have] the perfect interplay between his tightly controlled artwork, the empty rage…simmering just beneath it, and just below that, a strangely simple yearning for simple and solid things, like, say, love…There’s poetry in every panel.” – Dave Eggers

The work of Daniel Clowes has been featured in The New Yorker, Time, Newsweek, Esquire, GQ, and many other magazines. He was the first cartoonist to be selected for Esquire’s annual fiction issue in 1998, created the much-praised animated video for the Ramones’ “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up,” designed the poster illustration for Todd Solondz’s Happiness, and has contributed numerous memorable covers to The New Yorker.

In 2001, the adaptation of Ghost World, based on a script by Clowes and director Terry Zwigoff, earned an Academy Award Nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay and won the Independent Spirit award. He currently has several film projects in development.

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Thursday, April 30th, 7pm – Free Event


Chicago Zine Fest 2015 Registration Starts Sun, Feb 22nd

CZF15boxRegistration for the 2015 Chicago Zine Fest opens this Sunday, February 22 at 12pm (Central Time)! Table space is first come, first served, and it sells out quickly. Click here for more info.

CZF will be on May 8 + 9, 2015 at a few places around Chicago including tabling at Plumbers Union Hall on the Near West Side. Exhibition day is Saturday from 11am – 6pm. More info on the weekend’s events will be announced soon!

Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor CZF!