Monthly Archive for July, 2016

New Stuff This Week

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 The Meatcake Bible by Dame Darcy (Fantagraphics) $49.99


Folrath Part One by Zak Sally (Lamano) $8.00

Hey Lady #5 Sister Rosetta Tharpe by Regina Schilling $10.00

We Are Sometimes Virgin Cocktails But Most of the Time Not by Oorn $8.00

Homocats Fuck the Internet by J. Morrison $5.00

You Have to Deal with Me Breathing #1 by Colette Arrand $5.00

Red and Blue by Thayer Bray $5.00

Red Wedge #2 Sprine 2016 Art Against Global Apartheid by Alexander Billet $12.00

Ghost Pine #13 Boys by Jeff Miller $3.00

Where Have all the Flowers Gone? The Women of Folk Music by Bijou Karman $7.00

Great and Terrible Golden Age Movies of the 1930’s by Emily Alden Foster $5.00

Bonk by Rachel Kinbar & friends $5.50

Beeline #1 Reptilian Brain, ed. by Ben Regozin and Kit Fraser $4.00

Dirt Stacks Like Pyramids photo zine $7.77

Under the Skin Fanzine & Midwest Leafletting Tour by Karl Noyes (Roosterhouse Ideas) $2.00 each

They Take Care of Their Own by Stan Theis $2.00


A Guide to Life Compact by Corinne Mucha $4.00

This is How I Roll by Oorn $8.00

Anything that Can Go Wrong Mini: I was a Mexican Child $.25

Tales of the Night Watchman Presents The Mad Mind of Anton Sebaum by Dave Kelly & Lara Antal $5.00

Blown Away #3 by Alyssa Jo Varner $5.00

Harriman a Mini Comic by Kit Fraser $6.00

Wimpy Rambler #1 Hitchhiking Journal by Ben $3.00


Geis: A Matter of Life and Death by Alexis Deacon (Nobrow) $18.95

Wrinkles by Paco Roca (Fantagraphics) $19.99

Watching by Winston Rowntree $19.99

Cousin Joseph by Jules Feiffer $25.95

Len, A Lawyer in History: A Graphic Biography of Radical Attorney Leonard Weinglass by Michael Steven Smith and Paul Buhle, illustrated by Seth Tobocman (AK Press) $19.00 – Biography of the attorney called for the likes of the SDS, the Chicago Seven, Daniel Ellsberg, Abbie Hoffman, and Mumia Abu-Jamal, among many others.

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl & the Great Lakes Avengers by Steve Ditko and Will Murray $29.99

Plutona by Jeff Lemire & friends $16.99

Miami Vice Remix by Joe Casey & Jim Mahfood $12.99

Complete Chis Sweet Home Part 3 by Konami Kanata $24.95


The Inborn Absolute: The Artwork of Robert Ryan by Tim Kinsella and Ben Fasman (Featherproof) $60.00 – Two decades of stunning paintings & tattoos with this celebrated artist, as well as interviews, revealing a deep mastery of the American tattooing tradition while creating a mystical and fantastic world full of unique takes on Eastern religious iconography.

Chris Dyer’s Kick-Ass Coloring Book: For Rad ‘Adults’ and Cool ‘Kids’ by Chris Dyer (Last Gasp) $12.95 – Most of these graphics were produced for the skateboard industry, clothing designs, event posters and beyond. He hopes that it serves as a gateway to good times, as you make these pieces your own. Enjoy!


Crites’ Coloring Book by Tom Crites (Headpress) $17.95 – Work from the late artist and publisher of Paniscus Review, Malefact, and Jesus Pinata.

Stay At Home, Scarface: A Coloring and Activity Book for Gangster Parents by Kenny Keil (Devastator) $10.00

Conspiracy The Coloring Book, Dumpster Diamond $8.00


Theatre of Fear & Horror: The Grisly Spectacle of the Grand Guignol of Paris, 1897-1962 by Mel Gordon (Feral House) $24.95 – Here is the expanded edition of classic outré book, The Grand Guignol, first published in 1988 and now long out of print. Like the original anthology, it includes an illustrated introduction to the theater of Paris and abroad, a breakdown of its stage tricks, a summary of one hundred plots, extensive photo documentation, André de Lord’s essay, “Fear in Literature,” and two originally produced Grand Guignol scripts. The expanded edition also contains additional graphic and textual material including a color insert of Grand Guignol posters; the 1938 autobiographical account of Maxa, the company’s leading female performer entitled “I Am the Maddest Woman in the World”; and the controversial playscript Orgy in the Lighthouse.


The Omniverse: Transdimensional Intelligence, Time Travel, the Afterlife, and the Secret Colony on Mars by Alfred Lambremont Webre $16.00

Legend Tripping: The Ultimate Adventure by Robert C. Robinson (Adv Unlmtd Press) $14.95

Hidden Finance, Rogue Networks and Secret Sorcery by Joseph P. Farrell (Adv Unlmtd Press) $19.95

The Polka Dot File on the Robert F. Kennedy Killing: The Paris Peace Talks Connection by Fernando Faura (Trine Day) $24.95 – The chase for the mystery woman in the polka-dot dress. The book comments on but does not dwell on the police investigation, and reads like a detective thriller instead of an academic analysis of the investigation.


Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells by Helen Scales $17.00


Mickey by Chelsea Martin (Curbside Splendor) $14.95

The Tennessee Highway Death Chant by Keegan Jennings Goodman (Featherproof) $13.95

Californium: A Novel of Punk Rock, Growing Up, and Other Dangerous Things by R. Dean Johnson $15.00

Multiple Choice by Alejandro Zambra $15.00


Home from the Dark Side of Utopia: A Journey through American Revolutions by Clifton Ross (AK Press) $17.95

Rebellion In Patagonia by Osvaldo Bayer (AK Press) $21.95 – A moving and nuanced study of strikes led by the powerful anarcho-syndicalist labor union FORA against the despotic landowners and industrialists of Argentina’s Patagonia region in 1921– 1922.


Like Night and Day by John M. O’Donnell $14.99


Closer: Notes from the Orgasmic Frontier of Female Sexuality by Sarah Barmak $13.95

Glamour Girls Of Paris vol 1 Erotic Photography from Classic French Pin-Up Magazines by Stephen Pentacoste (Deicide Press) $26.95


Bust #100 Aug Sep 16 $6.99

Tape Op #114 Jul Aug 16 $4.95

True Crime Jul 16 Handyman from Hell $9.99

Harpers Magazine Aug 16 $6.99

Escapist #4 from the Monocle Special Edition 2016 $18.00

Fuel #22 $14.95

Rollacoaster #20 2.0 Utopia Fall Win 16 $20.50


Rare Air/Aire Raro, Bilingual Poetry Collection by 826 Michigan & friends $12.00 – Bilingual poetry written by fourth grade students at Roberto Clemente Learning Academy in Detroit, MI.


Smart About Sharks by Owen Davey (Flying Eye) $19.95


Writing Maps from Shaun Levin, $6.99 each:
Description Writing Map: An Inspiration Workout for Writers
How to Turn Food into Words: A Writing Map of Magical Eating

New Stuff This Week

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Stuff from Gatosaurio. Stickers! Patches! By artists such as Karissa Sakumoto, Inechi, Koyamori, Simon Hanselmann & Repoghost!


Doris #32 by Cindy Crabb $3.00


Mistaken Wedding vol 1 by Diana Bowden $8.00

What Are You Raising Them For? Tim Devin Tells You All About 70s Hippie Parenting $8.50

Building: A DIY Guide to Creating Spaces Hosting Events and Fostering Radical Communities by Neil Campau $5.00


Do Not Disturb My Waking Dream #5 (Uncivilized) $5.00 – The fifth installment features slices of life beautifully illustrated by prolific Chicago cartoonist, Laura Park.

Tendril Wild by Tomas Moniz and Alicia Dornadic $5.00

New comics by Ashley Ronning:
Tachiyomi $6.00
Closest Approach $6.00
Weft $3.00

Magic Whistle vol 3 #2 I Created Him You Know by Sam Henderson (Alternative Comics) $5.99 – The newly revamped Magic Whistle makes a strident return with its second issue as a humor anthology. Sam Henderson once again leads a crack team of tremendous talent featuring contributions from Seth Cooper (Paper Rodeo), Brigid Deacon, Jesi the Elder (Vanilla White), Amy Lockhart, and Tom Van Deusen (Scorched Earth).

Hello Birdman #0 by Heather Pickett $1.00

Stripburger #67 $8.00

Sketchbook vol 1 by Bae Cutler $5.00

Fuzzy Princess #1 by Charles Brubaker $4.99 & #2 $5.00


Art & Beauty Magazine: Drawings by R. Crumb, Numbers 1, 2 & 3 (David Zwirner Books) $35.00 – Drawings from the 90s to the present. Some of the material in here has never been published before!


Time Clock: An Eye of the Majestic Creature Book by Leslie Stein (Fantagraphics) $19.99

Springtime in Chicago by Cathy Hannah $10.00

HIP HOP FAMILY TREE TPB vol 4 by Ed Piskor (Fantagraphics) $27.99

Hip Hop Family Tree Box Set vol 3 and 4 1983-1985 by Ed Piskor (Fantagraphics) $49.99

The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime by Toshio Ban & Tezuka Productions (Stone Bridge Press) $29.95

Ohio Is For Sale by Jon Allen $19.99

Weirdy by AP Quach $14.95

Love Addict: Confessions of A Serial Dater by Koren Shadmi (Top Shelf) $24.99

I Am Legion: by Fabien Nury and John Cassaday (Humanoids) $19.95

Monstress TPB vol 1 Awakening by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda $9.99

Virus Tropical by Powerpaola (2d Cloud) $24.95

Spanish Fever: Stories by the New Spanish Cartoonists by Santiago Garcia (Fantagraphics) $29.99


Marcel Dzama: The Book of Ballet Text by Hans Christian Andersen (David Zwirner Books) $20.00 – Dzama collaborated with choreographer Justin Peck and musician Bryce Dessner at the New York City Ballet. This book documents the genesis of all aspects of the project.


Eye of the Sixties: Richard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern Art by Judith E. Stein $28.00


Dying to be Beautiful vols 1 & 2 Without a Head by M. Glend Rosen $14.95 each

Neon Green: A Novel by Margaret Wappler (The Unnamed Press) $16.00

American Candide by Mahendra Singh (Rosarium Publishing) $12.95 – Illuminati global warmers, insurance cults, sex-crazed illegal aliens and even the Senate Sub-Committee on Homeland Furnishings provides sufficient belly laughs.

Invoice by Jonas Karlsson (Hogarth Publishing) $24.00


Sex and Horror: The Art of Alessandro Biffignandi by Mark Alfrey (Korero) $32.95

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Wicked Boy: The Mystery of A Victorian Child Murderer by Kate Summerscale $28.00


You Drive Me Crazy by Josh Bergman $12.00


Invisible Rainbow: A Physicist’s Introduction to the Science Behind Classical Chinese Medicine by Changlin Zhang, Jonathan Heaney (North Atlantic Books) $24.95

Wild Sex: The Science Behind Mating In the Animal Kingdom by Carin Bondar (Pegasus) $27.95

Sex On Earth: A Journey Through Nature’s Most Intimate Moments by Jules Howard $17.00


Wildcat Anarchist Comics by Donald Rooum & Jayne Clementson (PM Press) $14.95 – Collects the drawings of Donald Rooum, mostly (but by no means entirely) from the long-running “Wildcat” cartoon series that has been published in the Freedom newspaper since 1980.

Bias of Temperment In American Politics by William Kreml $15.00

Ideas for Action: Relevant Theory for Radical Change by Cynthia Kaufman (PM Press) $22.95

Maoism and the Chinese Revolution: A Critical Introduction by Elliott Liu (PM Press) $14.95


Skeptical Inquirer vol 40 #4 Does Astrology Need to be True $5.99

ASR #67 Sum 16 Anarcho Syndicalist Review $5.00

Maximumrocknroll #399 Aug 16 $4.99

Shindig #56 $12.99

Wire #389 July 16 $9.99

Make vol 52 Aug Sep 16 $9.99

Dissent Sum 16 $10.00

2600 The Hacker Quarterly vol 33 #2 Sum 16 $6.95

Magnet #133 $4.99

Uppercase #30 A Magazine for the Creative and Curious $18.00

Vive Le Rock #36 Devo $10.99

True Crime Special Sum 16 20 Crime Stories $12.99


Musnet: The Mouse of Monet by Kickliy (ODOD) $19.95

Ogres Awake by James Sturm and friends (First Second) $14.99


Field Notes Byline Reporter’s Notebook With Receipt Pocket $12.95 – Long skinny reporter style!

New Stuff This Week

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We got a bunch o’new gifty stuff! Cat tiki mugs, inflatable cat wizard hats, plague doctor air fresheners, squirrel coffee cups, and more!


People in the Backseat by Bobby Burg $5.00

Loose Ends and Loneliness: A Zine About Transition Times by Allison Felus $3.00


comics by Shin Yin Khor (Sawdust Press):
Desert $4.00
Beast Darling $4.00
Tiny Adventure Journal Goes To Petrified Forest $8.00

American Spirits Freelance Ghostbusters #1 by Andi Santagata $7.00

Sorry Youre Ill by Inbal Amit $3.00

Wage Slaves vol 3 by John Bailey $8.00

Secrets by Jasmin Mejia $3.00


Chicken: A Comic Cat Memoir by Terese Jungle $17.99

Robusto by Wostok and Friends $12.00


Outlaw Bible of American Art by Alan Kaufman (Last Gasp) $39.95

Uptown and Downtown: Old Skool Paintings on NYC Subway Maps by Alan Bortman $34.99

Ferragosto Book 1 by Jonathan David Lange $25.00


You Are Having a Good Time by Amie Barrodale $14.00

Angels of Detroit by Christopher Hebert $27.00

Year Two Hundred by Agustin de Rojas (Restless) $18.99


Oh Florida: How Americas Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country by Craig Pittman $26.99


Witchcraft: A Handbook of Magic Spells and Potions by Anastasia Greywolf (Wellfleet Press) $16.99

Supernatural Serial Killers: Chilling Cases of Paranormal Bloodlust and Deranged Fantasy by Samantha Lyon & Daphne Tan (Arcturus Publishing Limited) $9.95

Gangster Women and the Criminals They Loved by Susan McNicoll (Arcturus Publishing Limited) $9.95


Steven Cerio’s ABC Book: A Drug Primer by Steven Cerio $12.95


Elska #6 Istanbul Turkey $18.50

BDSM FAQ Your Antidote to Fifty Shades of Grey by Faith G. Harper $4.00

Good Girls Rot Bad Girls Too by M Zinkovitch $5.00


Juxtapoz #187 Aug 16 $6.99

Fader #104 $6.99

Furore #21 $15.00

Wicked Vision Magazine vol #1 $18.00

Puss Puss #4 $24.95

Sneaker Freaker #35 $12.95

Sick Muse #3 Jun 16 $5.00

Tom Tom Magazine #26 Roots $6.00


After Hours #32 and #33 Sum 16 Journal of Chicago Writing and Art Afterhours $15.00

Monocle vol 10 #95 Jul 16 $12.00

July is International Zine Month!




Need it in text form? Here it is!

1 – Make a Top 10 list of reasons why your love zines

2 – Re-read your favorite zines

3 – Zine Distro Appreciation Day! Order from a zine distro

4 – Read a zine from a country other than your own

5 – Organize your zine collection

6 – Add your zine to or update your

7 – Make some envelopes or postcards for postal week

8 – Make a flyer for your zine to send with trades

9 – Write a letter to a zine maker that you don’t know

10 – Send a care package to a zine friend

11 – Make some mail art!

12 – Send your zine out to be reviewed

13 – Zine Trade Day! Ask someone to trade zines with you

14 – ValenZINE’s Day! Write to (or your zine crush!)

15 – Leave a zine in public for someone else to find

16 – Send your zine to a distro for consideration

17 – Review a zine online or write a review to share

18 – Order from a different zine distro than normal

19 – Zine Shop appreciation day!

20 – Free Zine Day! Give away a copy of your zine

21 – International Zine Library Day! Visit your local zine library (and bring your favorite zine librarian a pastry!)

22 – Send your zine to a zine library

23 – Make a one page zine

24 – Teach yourself a new zine skill

25 – Organize a zine event! Any size! big or small!

26 – Teach a friend or family member about zines

27 – Submit something to a compilation zine

28 – Cook with a recipe from a zine or cook zine!

29 – Post photo of you with your zine or zine collection.

30 – Read some zines!

31 – HallowZINE  Remember zines and zinesters that are no longer with us.


  • -Read a zine everyday
  • -Attend a zine event
  • -do a 24 hour zine: sign up at
  • -post your progress on your blog or on
  • -Drawa comic a day then release a comic zine
  • -Write about your progress daily online

When posting online about International Zine Month use the #IZM2016

More info at :


New Stuff This Week


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The Match #115 Sum 16 by Fred Woodworth $3.00

Punk Rock Glee Club #2, ed. by Liz Mason $5.00 – The zine that started out about Chicago-based a capella punk band Blue Ribbon Glee Club that does covers of bands like Fugazi and the Misfits expands into covering other a capella punk bands (!) and also features awesome pieces from amazing Chicago writers regarding specific punk rock songs. Contributors include: Ben Tanzer on “The World’s a Mess It’s In My Kiss” by X, Shay DeGrandis on “Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)” by the Buzzcocks, Mike “McBeardo” McPadden on “Kiss Me Deadly” by Generation X, Celia Forrest on “Black and White” by the dB’s, Paul Durica on “Children of the Revolution” by T-Rex & Dan Kelly on “X-Offender” by Blondie. For those who love punk (we salute you).

On the Way by Hart Ginsburg $20.00

2 photo zines from by Alexander Swilley, $5.00 each:
Filth Zine #2


Crass Sophisticate #36 by Josh Reinwald & Justin Rosenberg $3.00

What Is a Witch by Pam Grossman (Tin Can Forest) $20.00

Town Hall Lawn by Marissa Falco $1.00

Resurrection by Carmen Johns $5.00

Vulture City Stories by Sam Spina (Kilgore) $5.00

Vile #1 Cowards Hole by Tyler Landry $7.95

Titan #3 by Francois Vigneault $4.95

Danger Country the Role Playing Game by Levon Jihanian $5.00


Maakies: Drinky Crow Drinks Again by Tony Millionaire (Fantagraphics) $29.99 – Booze-soaked high-seas adventures with Drinky Crow, Uncle Gabby and co.


A Horse, A Crow, and a Hippo Walk Into a Bar: A Collection of Stories by Lauren Barnett

Crying In Front Of Your Dog by Phil McAndrew (Grimalkin Press) $15.00

Saga vol 6 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples $14.99

Beyond Paper Walls by Adam Fotos $19.99

Fantasy Sports 2 The Bandit of Barbel Bay by Sam Bosma (Nobrow) $19.95

Thousand Faces by Philippe Thirault & friends (Humanoids) $29.95


The Chicago “L” by Greg Borzo $24.99 – Photo book.


Ghosts from Our Past: Both Literally and Figuratively: The Study of the Paranormal by Erin Gilbert, Abby L. Yates & Andrew Schaffer $15.00 – Reprinted with perspective gained through time. And Ghostbusters.


How to Set a Fire and Why by Jesse Ball $24.95

Where the Bird Sings Best by Alejandro Jodorowsky (Restless) $19.99 – Mythic proportions! Now in soft cover!

Slade House by David Mitchell $16.00 – Now in soft cover.

Tales of the Bagman vol 3 Bagman vs the Butcher by BC Bell $15.00


Incantations of Daniel Johnston: A Graphic Novel by Ricardo Cavolo and Scott McClanahan (Two Dollar Radio) $17.95 – A spirited, eye-popping collaborationg between New York Times-bestselling Spanish artist Ricardo Cavolo and award-winning author Scott McClanahan. Long a fan of Daniel Johnston, the man and his music, Cavolo illustrates Johnston’s colorful life, from his humble beginnings as a carnival employee to folk musician in Austin, to his rise to MTV popularity and persistent struggle with personal demons.

Small Town Talk: Bob Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Friends in the Wild Years of Woodstock by Barney Hoskyns $26.99

Vention: Star Wars Collection by Vincent S. Egolf Esq. $19.99 – A collection of all the patents George Lucas filed for Star Wars properties.

On Bowie by Rob Sheffield $19.99

Party of One: A Memoir in 21 Songs by Dave Holmes $26.00

The Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek: The First 25 Years by Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman $29.99


Cook Korean!: A Comic Book with Recipes by Robin Ha $19.99


Tom Tom Magazine #26 Roots $6.00

Posture Magazine #2 16 The Ornamentation Issue $20.00

Cleaver Quarterly #7 $17.00

Internationalist #43 May Jun 16 $.50

True Crime Jun 16 $9.99

Frankie #71 $14.95

Backwoodsman vol 37 #4 Jul Aug 16 $5.50


2 E.E. Greer chap books:
Montage Repercussion $8.00
Regarding the Stacks $7.00

Wait Till You See the Full Picture by Mark McCoy $24.99

2 Jon Dambacher poetry books:
Green Poems by Jon Dambacher $8.00
Silent Scenario Directed by Buster $8.00


The Ultimate Guide to Sex Through Pregnancy and Motherhood: Passionate Practical Advice for Moms by Madison Young (Cleis) $18.95

Begging for It: Erotic Fantasies for Women ed. by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Cleis) $15.95

Meat: The Paris Issue $20.00

Chunky Bear and his Naughty Adventures by Mighty Tony $5.00