Monthly Archive for July, 2015

New Stuff This Week

dime storiesDime Stories by Tony Fitzpatrick $29.95

Junk Drawer #8 Sampler of Slightly Fabulous Productsny Eric Bartholomew $2.50
Funeral A Short Story by Forrest Wasko $1.00
Sheriff Nottinghams Holiday Herald vol 1 #3 Bastille Day $10.00
Zisk #26 Sum 15 $2.00
My Dad Went To See Some Weird Music and All I Got Was This Lousy Zine by Mike Faloon $1.00
Dreams Catalog by Ryan Oskin $7.00
73s From The Evergreen State CB Radio QSL Cards From Washington $7.00
Wednesday Night by Bucket Siler $2.00
The Match #114 Sum 15 by Fred Woodworth $3.00
Witches in the Weird World #3 by Alice Aster $3.00

Comics & Minis
Cyber Realm by Wren McDonald $5.95
Midwestrn Cuban Comics #9 by Odin Cabal $5.00
Konehedz Part 1 by Mike Velard $3.50
Life Sucks by Valadez $6.66
A La Vey Verbum Obscurum #8 by Max Farber $2.00
Rattletrap #3 by Jerry Smith $5.00
Cookie Crumbs vols 1 & 2 by Alex Nall $1.00/$2.00 – Collection of portraits doodles cartoons at the Two Cookie Minimum reading series.
Elsewhere #1 by Lindsay Mathers $5.00
Breeds of Kitty Ladies by Olivia Rogers $3.00
Slurricane #8 by Will Laren $10.00
Esoteric Dialogue #2 $10.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Mythology of S Clay Wilson vol 2 Demons and Angels by Patrick Rosencranz $34.99

Beautiful You SC by Chuck Palahniuk $14.95
Cure For Suicide by Jesse Ball $24.00
Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley $26.00
Agents of the Internet Apocalypse: A Novel by Wayne Gladstone $24.99
New American Stories edited by Ben Marcus $16.95
Supernatural Enhancements by Edgar Cantero $15.95
Last Stories and Other Stories by William T. Vollmann $22.00
Little Boy Needs Ride by Chris Bower $14.95
The Remarkable Courtship of General Tom Thumb by Nicholas Rinaldi $16.00

Politics & Revolution
Feminism Unfinished: A Short Surprising History of American Womens Movements by Linda Gordon $15.95 – Now in soft cover.
Pro Reclaiming Abortion Rights by Katha Pollitt $16.00
2 Noam Chomsky Books from Haymarket: Powers and Prospects: Reflections on Nature and the Social Order, Rogue States: The Rule of Force in World Affairs

Magazines & Lit Journals
Bust Aug Sep 15 Fall Preview $5.99
Harpers Magazine Aug 15 $6.99
Flaunt #142 The Summer Camp Issue $15.95
Dazed & Confused vol 4 Sum 15 $10.99
Rad Dad 2015 Transformation Issue $6.95
ASR #64 Sum 15 Anarcho Syndicalist Review $5.00
Maximumrocknroll #387 Aug 2015 $4.99
Shindig #48 $12.99
Ghetto Blaster #41 $4.50
She Shreds #8 Magazine Dedicated to Women Guitarists $8.00
True Crime Jul 15 $8.99
Razorcake #87 $4.00
Exhibist Magazine: Contemporary Art From Turkey, various issues $10.00 each
Lady Churchills Rosebud Wristlet #33 $5.00
Kimchi #1 Sum 15 Soytit $5.00
Make vol 46 $9.99
Wire #377 Jul 15 $9.99

Essays & That Sort of Thing
Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells by Helen Scales $27.00

Other Stuff
Fucking Awesome Temporary Tattoos $12.95

AL BURIAN Reading at Quimby’s – Burn Collector 20th Anniversary 8/22

Aug ’15
7:00 pm

presidents1Al Burian, best known as writer/editor of BURN COLLECTOR zine and as a musician with the band MILEMARKER, returns to Quimby’s for a rare North American public appearance. The former Chicagoan and current Berlin ex-pat was a columnist for PUNK PLANET and more recently has contributed to This year marks the twentieth anniversary of BURN COLLECTOR, and Burian will celebrate by presenting a panoply of zines from all eras of his publishing career, including some new publications and mini-comics heretofore unavailable in the USA. Al Burian is known as an engaging, thought-provoking, and fearlessly funny spoken-word performer. This is his only midwestern date!

“Dark and smart and weirdly simultaneously heartfelt and cynical and journalistically ambitious, too.” – Wells Tower, Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned

“Burian is one of our generation’s great storytellers, a wily and insightful observer of the human condition.” – Davy Rothbart, Found magazine


Al Burian began self-publishing in the early 1990’s. He has published numerous books in the USA, including Burn Collector: Collected Stories from 1-9 (2000) and Natural Disaster (2007) as well as the novel Sämtliche Niederlagen (2013) in Germany. His writing and comics have been anthologized by PM Press, Microcosm Publishing, Pegacorn Press, Ventil Verlag, and Stickfigure Publishing.

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New Stuff & Restocks

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Miss our “New Stuff This Week” posts? It’s because we got a new system to track all of our items and ring people up. It made everything grind to a halt and now we’re picking up the pieces. And guess what’s back? Our weekly New Stuff Posts! You’re welcome. P.S. This is merely a sample of what came in for the past few weeks! Not everything is listed.

Zines & Zine-Related Books

Book of Instructions by Dan Gleason $3.00

Zines from Ashley Ronning, various prices: Tiny Friends, Satsuma-Imo, DIY Bookbinding, etc.

KerBloom #114 by Artnoose $2.00

Shotgun Seamstress #8 Apr 15 $5.50 – Wizard Apprentice, Chicago Black & Brown Punk Shows, Geretta Geretta, “Okada Boys” & more.

Why I Love Nic Cage and You Should Too Activity and Fun Book & Pages of Cages Activity and Fun Book II $5.00 each

What Is The Purpose Of Your Journey, Travel, Trip, Visit, All of the Above, Other: An Immigrant Artists Guide to Nowhere $7.00

Saysome #8 $4.00

Parents Money by Jay Hyun $2.20

Not Like You by Mike Delia, various issues, various prices

Mend My Dress #13 by Neely Bat Chestnut $2.00

I’m Supposed To Be Me But I’m Not by Ashlee Prewitt $2.00

Ghost vol 0 by Oscar Arriola $2.00

Black Cloud: A Morrissey Fanzine by Missy Kulik $5.00

Alley Connoisseur #3 Horizons by Raf & Sam $3.00

Comfort Food Zine $15.00

Works #1 by Brad Rohloff $12.00 – 24 Drawings 24 Stickers.

Satan is My Father by Allison Felus $3.00 – A Zine about Forgotten Misremembered and Nonexistent Bands.

My Snow Globe Life #1 by Johnnie B. Baker $1.00

zines from Bucket Siler (various titles)

I Belong Here by Kristin Stadium $1.00

Apricot vol 1 by Christopher Garcia $8.00

Who Will Police the Police On The Murder of Walter Scott $8.00

Pizza Eaters Present Hilarious coloring/activity books by such pop culture topics as: Lost, Horror Movies, Dexter, Buffy, X Files, Twin Peaks,The Wire, all $4.00 each

Acid Man, various issues, $4.00 each

Witches in the Weird World, various issues
Comics & Minis

BERLIN #19 by Jason Lutes (D&Q) $5.95

CRICKETS #4 by Sammy Markham $8.00

Collection Of Romantic Heartbreaks Major and Minor, Imagined and Actual by Shing Yin Khor (Sawdust Press) $5.00

Half Asleep vol 4 by Beth Hetland $8.00

Jessa Lee Rempel Comics and Illustration #1 $1.00

You Were Swell #3 by Sophie McMahon $6.00

Vibration Infection by Otto Splotch $3.00

Tofu Baby Collection of Favorites by Missy Kulik $2.00

River North Gold Coast Lyfe by Todd McCafrey $5.00

Marrs Brothers and the Castle in Kansas #1 by Patrick Collins $3.99

Linger by Timothy Kozul $3.00

Laskimooses #23 by Raukeava Liekki $7.00

IT WILL ALL HURT #2 by Farel Dalrymple $8.00

Humonculus by Paul Walker $3.00

Hey Kid Can You Spare a Dream $2.00

Garden Of Mine #1 by Thais Beltrame $5.00

Darling Sleeper by Keiler Roberts $8.00

Dogdream by Scott Roberts $6.00

Cyber Me by Ivy Atoms $3.00

CHEER UP ONE SHOT by Noah Van Sciver $5.00

Vacationland Travel Stories $7.00

Rat Learns To Be Assertive $7.00

Collection of Feels by Ian McDuffie $8.00

A whole bunch of Retrofit titles, including but not limited to: Piggy by Niv Bavarsky, Nature of Nature the Earth Is Square Like You by Disa Wallander and more!

ISLAND #1 by Brandon Graham $7.99

Why the Fuck are You Still in Chicago by Ryan Ehresman $2.00

Breeds of Kitty Ladies $3.00

various comics from Rebecca Mir Grady, including various issues of She Is Restless.
Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

ROBERT CRUMB SEX OBSESSIONS (Taschen) $29.99 – Includes the strips My Troubles With Women, If I Were a King, A Bitchin’ Bod, and How To Have Fun With a Strong Girl, as well as 60 single page drawings.

POETRY IS USELESS by Anders Nilsen (Fantagraphics) $29.95

STROPPY by Marc Bell (D&Q) $21.95 – Mishaps and hilarity ensue and Stroppy is forced to go deep into the heart of Schnauzer territory to rescue his poet friend. Stroppy is Marc Bell’s triumphant return to comics; it’s also his first full-length graphic novella, one that thrums with jokes, hashtags, and made-up song lyrics.

Miseryland by Keilor Roberts $10.00

Darwin Carmichael Is Going to Hell by Sophie Goldstein & Jenn Jordan $25.00

Rollerdog by Simon Z. Krimms $13.00

Lower Style by Andy Burkholder $20.00

HAUNTER by Sam Alden $15.00

Welcome To The Wind by Abe Lampert $15.00

Mythology of S Clay Wilson vol 2 Demons and Angels (Fantagraphics) $34.99
Art & Design Books

Punishment Pig by Jack Lunenfeld $10.00

Don’t Come Up for Air by Josh Raab $10.00

Music Books

Crate Digger: An Obsession With Punk Records by Bob Suren (Microcosm) $14.95

Next Next Level: A Story of Rap Friendship and Almost Giving Up by Leon Neyfakh $16.95 – This book is sort of about Milwaukee rapper Juiceboxxx, sort of about the author, alongside meditations on taste, media consumption, and so on. Really though, it’s a case study in personal growth, and it’s almost like Juiceboxxx is incidental. This book has totally earned the comparisons being made to Chuck Klosterman or Carl Wilson’s Let’s Talk About Love. -LM


A whole mess o’awesome stuff from CCLAP (Chicago Center for Literature and Photography), including but limited to:

New York Stories: Three Volumes in One Collection by Ben Tanzer $14.99

Love Songs of the Revolution by Bronwyn Mauldin $14.99

Wounding Time by Hussein Osman $14.99

Chicago After Dark: A City All Star Student Anthology $14.99

Workers Write: Tales from the Coliseum (Blue Cubicle Press) $10.00 – contains stories and poems from workers in the sports industry, by Marjorie Maddox, Daniel Browne, Matthew Wilson, Bruce Harris & more!

In the Sky by Octave Mirabeau $10.00

Remarkable Courtship of General Tom Thumb SC $16.00

Talk by Linda Rosenkranz $14.95

Symmetry Teacher by Andrei Bitov $15.00

The Unnoticeables by Robert Brockway $24.99

Small Backs of Children by Lidia Yuknavitch $24.99

Love and Other Wounds by Jordan Harper $15.99

Speak: A Novel by Louisa Hall $27.99

Pop Culture-y Books Books

WE DONT NEED ROADS MAKING OF BACK TO FUTURE TRILOGY by Caseen Gaines $17.00 – Don’t miss the author here at Quimby’s on 8/1!

“As If” – The Oral History of Clueless As Told By Amy Heckerling the Cast and the Crew $16.99

Sick In the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy by Judd Apatow $27.00

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari $28.95 – This much-loved comedian, actor and writer worked with a sociologist and collected mass amounts of field data about dating in the modern age in different countries, especially a world filled with social networking technology. Thoughtful and super hilarious, like if school were fun. -LM

Mozos: A Decade Running With the Bulls Of Spain by Bill Hillmann $15.95

Politics & Revolution Books

Feminism Unfinished: A Short Surprising History of American Womens Movements (soft cover edition) by Dorothy Sue Cobble and friends $15.95

Psychoanalysis and Transversality Texts and Interviews 1955-1971 by Felix Guattari etc. (Semiotext[e]) $18.95

The Pitchfork Review #6 Spr 15 $19.96

Monocle vol 9 #85 Jul Aug 15 $12.00

Escapist #2 from the Monocle Special Edition 2015 $18.00

Fool #6 The Fusion Issue $18.00


The Baffler #28 $12.00

Uppercase #26 A Magazine for the Creative and Curious $18.00

Fader #98 Jun Jul 15 $5.99

Wax Poetics #62 $11.99

2600 the Hacker Quarterly vol 32 #2 Sum 15 $6.95

Mass Appeal #56 $9.99

Ugly Things #39 $9.95

Maximumrocknroll #386 Jul 2015 $4.99

Juxtapoz #175 Aug 15 $6.99

Off Grid #8 $8.99

Wire #377 Jul 15 $9.99

Make vol 46 $9.99

Tom Tom Magazine #22 Sum 15 $6.00

Tape Op #108 Jul Aug 15 $4.95

Sneaker Freaker #33 $12.95

Greenfield #1 $8.00

Four Two Nine #5 $12.99

RFD #162 Sum 15 Out for Hire $9.95

Mojo #260 Jul 15 $10.50

Modern Farmer #8 Sum 15 $7.99

Hypebeast #10 $12.00

Skeptical Inquirer vol 39 #4 Jul Aug 15 $5.99

Rolling Thunder #12 Anarchist Journal of Living Dangerously $8.00

Pollen #1 The Idea of Natural History $15.00

Horror Hound #54 Jul Aug 15 $6.99

High Times Sep 15 $5.99

Dissent Sum 15 $10.00

True Crime Special Sum 15 20 All True Murder Cases $11.99
Lit Journals

Lady Churchills Rosebud Wristlet #33 $5.00

Six by Six #32 Out of Cardboard $6.00

Midwestern Gothic #18 Sum 15 $12.00
Kids Books

Fantasy Sports by Sam Bosma (Nobrow Press) $19.95

One Day On Our Blue Planet…In the Savannah by Ella Bailey (Flying Eye) $16.95
Other Stuff

2016 Moleskine planners are here! Some start in 2016, some start now and go through the end of 2016. Various sizes and colors.

Wurlington Bros Build Your Own Chicago/New York/SF/DC Postcards! A restock of old and some new ones too! Plus Memo Books!!! $4.95 each: Rookery Building Blank Memo Book & John Hancock Center Blank Memo Book

TOPPS 2015 WACKY PACKAGES Single Packs for $2.95

More Cards Against Humanity $25.00 – For in-store purchase only.

Steve Cerio Brings Sunbeam on the Astronaut to Quimby’s 8/14

Aug ’15
7:00 pm


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Award-winning artist Steven Cerio will sign copies of his new book, SUNBEAM ON THE ASTRONAUT (Wow Cool/Alternative Comics, 2015), and screen examples of his films.

Cerio will also be selling limited editions of prints and posters of his work, which he has created for music artists including The Residents, King Crimson, Ministry, Les Claypool, Moe, Monster Magnet and White Zombie during his more than 30-year career.

The Quimby’s appearance will serve as a launch for Cerio’s latest print collection, SUNBEAM ON THE ASTRONAUT, a hallucinatory graphic album of all-new, never before published comics and art.  The 56-page book features comic book adventures of Cerio’s characters from his various films with the legendary top-hatted eyeball performance greats THE RESIDENTS; a dozen short narratives; a collection of paintings and collages and stills from his newest film, THE MAGNIFICENT PIGTAIL SHADOW; and much more.  Cerio’s work with The Residents is included in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Steven Cerio is an artist, writer and filmmaker with an unmistakable style, which set the stage for the neo-psychedelic revival in New York City in the late eighties. Cerio created his own loving and sarcastic expressions of joy for three decades. In the 80’s he started with zines and soon after called upon by galleries and by diverse clients: Nickelodeon, Warner Brothers, A&M Records, Entertainment Weekly and Penguin books. He has drawn posters for King Crimson, Ministry, Les Claypool, Monster Magnet and White Zombie. His prints occupy the set of Comedy Central’s hit series Workaholics. Award-Winning author of “Steven Cerio’s ABC Book-A Drug Primer ” (Gates of Heck) and “PIE ” (WowCool). He has been involved with performance pioneers The Residents, designed vinyl toy figures, prints and images for animations and film all of which were inducted into the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Steven has written for Juxtapoz, as well working as associate editor and art interviewer for Seconds magazine from 1995 to 1999. His film “The Magnificent Pigtail Shadow” was released in 2012 . Cerio’s work has appeared in numerous comics anthologies, including Snake Eyes, Graphic Classics, Hotwire Comics, Last Gasp Comix & Stories and Buzzard. After a decade working as an artist in New York City, Steven moved his studio to Baldwinsville, New York.

“If you are curious, Steven Cerio is a mandala-spewing tempunaut Picfisher from the universe signed tomorrow whose ritterings reveal all you need to know concerning omni-dimentional phase shattering imagery.”
Gary Panter, Pee Wee’s Playhouse Designer/Jimbo Creator

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Quimby’s Welcomes Jean-Christophe Menu & Dominique Goblet 8/11

Aug ’15
7:00 pm

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For the first time in Chicago, French cartoonist and publisher J-C Menu, and Belgian artist Dominique Goblet will be at Quimby’s August 11th, talking and signing in an exceptional meeting.

Jean-Christophe Menu founded the seminal French alternative publishing house L’Association in 1990. He published many books at various publishers and a PhD in comics. More about Menu in The Comics Journal # 277 & #300.

Dominique Goblet is a former member of Belgian well-known publishing group Fremok since 1994. She’s publishing graphic novels as well than making fine-art exhibitions.

Both have been active members of the European alternative comics scene since the 90s and would be happy to discuss either upon this topic or upon their own personal works.  Books and comics from both artists will also be available.

Mon dieu! Don’t miss the occasion!

Tues, Aug 11th, 7pm – Free Event

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