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Quimby’s Welcomes R. Sikoryak In Conversation with Charles C. Valauskas 7/11

Jul ’17
7:00 pm

In the new graphic novel Terms & Conditions (Drawn & Quarterly), R. Sikoryak tackles the monstrously and infamously dense legal document, iTunes Terms and Conditions, the contract everyone agrees to but no one reads.  In a word for word 94-page adaptation, Sikoryak hilariously turns the agreement on its head – each page features an avatar of Apple cofounder and legendary visionary Steve Jobs juxtaposed with a different classic strip such as Mort Walker’s Beatle Bailey, or a contemporary graphic novel such as Craig Thompson’s Blankets or Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis.

“Mischievous, pastiche-heavy artist Robert Sikoryak…upped the difficulty level for his long-term conceptual project: Instead of abridging a book, he lifted the complete text of Apple’s mind-numbing corporate boilerplate, which users must agree to before accessing iTunes, and mashed it up with art invoking more than a century of comics.”—New York Times

R. Sikoryak is the author of Masterpiece Comics (Drawn & Quarterly). His comics and illustrations have appeared in the New Yorker, The Onion, GQ, MAD, SpongeBob Comics, and Nickelodeon Magazine, as well as on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Sikoryak is in the speakers program of the New York Council of the Humanities, and he teaches in the illustration department at Parsons The New School for Design and at The Center for Cartoon Studies. He lives in New York City with his wife, Kriota Willberg. For more info:

Charles C. Valauskas is legal counsel to domestic and foreign companies, new ventures, and universities and research foundations. Mr. Valauskas speaks on a regular basis throughout the world on technological and intellectual property topics. He has appeared in articles published in publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the ABA Journal, and Food & WineFor more info:

For more info about this event, contact JULIA POHL-MIRANDA and SRUTI ISLAM publicity(at)drawnandquarterly(dot)com

Tuesday, July 11, 7pm – Free Event

Here’s the Facebook Event Invite.

This event is co-sponsored by the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE). For more info:

New Stuff This Week

King-Cat #77 by John Porcellino (Spit and a Half) $5.00 –  40 digest pages loaded with dogs, cats, possums, mountain lions, moths, frogs, and toads, in stories including Night of the Living Possums, Bee/Bike Story, Big Cats in Illinois (and Wisconsin) Exist!, Caterpillar Story, Fluttering Moth, plus an adaptation of Edgar Lee Masters’ poem “Willie Metcalf,” and more!

Encyclopedia of Political Record Labels (Justseeds) $8.00 – From A-Disc (the record label of the Swedish Labor Movement) to Zhongguo Changpian (the state label of the People’s Republic of China), this is a compendium of 142 record labels which produced political music between 1970 and 1990, the heyday of the vinyl record. Each entry features the logo of the label, and a brief synopsis of its history and any additional interesting information I could find. Truly international in scope, over two dozen countries and territories are represented, as well as a myriad of musical styles and forms.


Amazing Microbial Discoveries of Science by Anne Elizabeth Moore $5.00


Gwar Orgasmageddon #1 by Maguire Miner Gorman and Sawyer $3.99

Corpus Distorta #2 by Grant Reynolds $3.00

I Am an ALT In the Grip of Bureaucracy by Ian M. (Big Ugly Robot) $6.00 – The true account of one man’s fight against the Kafkaesque bureaucracy, callous union reps and the dark side of teaching English abroad.

Atlas #1 All Time Comics by Josh Bayer and Benjamin Marra (Fantagraphics) $3.99

The Love Suicides at Sonezaki by Chieko Kobayashi (Big Ugly Robot) $5.00 – Tokubei and Ohatsu are forbidden to lve each other, but their attempt to hide their love leads to scandal, a stolen dowry, betrayal, drunken brawls and suicide. Based on the classic play by Chikamatsu Monzaemon, considered the Shakespeare of Japan. From the tradition of bunraku, a type of puppet theater thematically similar to Kabuki.

Adventures of Dorrit Little #1 by Monica Johnson $8.00

Riding for Two by Monica Johnson $8.00

Permanent Night by Adam Griffiths $8.00

It’s Yours anthology $12.00

Chicken Boy by Vinnie Neuberg (Pyrite Press) $10.00

Coin-Op issues by Peter & Maria Hoey, $6.00 each:
Coin-Op Single #9: Project Gemini (Musical Twins)
Coin-Op Single #10: Chuck Berry’s Revenge (Afro-Futurist Re-Mix)

Connor McCann comics, $8.00 each:
Velvet Coffin #1 and #2
When Its Quiet Out
Night Market
& more!

Comics by Marcus Coleman, various prices:
Pizza Party Two
Three Weeks – A Travel Zine
Pie and Mischief #2 & #3

Good Boy #1 by Nosebleed Comics $7.00

Should I Enjoy My Life Or Not by Jon Michael Frank $12.00

Laskimooses #35 Lieskan Ensileimaus $7.00

Cankor Calamity of Challenge #2 of 4 by Matthew Allison $5.00

Zugzwang #3 $2.50

Sharkman #3 Vs the Illuminati by Leo Mancini $5.00


Complete Strange Growths 1991-1997 by Jenny Zervakis $20.00

Tarantula by Alexis Ziritt & Fabian Rangel Jr. & Evelyn Rangel (Adhouse) $14.95 – Psychedelic pulp. Satanic noir. The story of three unusual agents of order trying to bring justice to a world on the brink of chaos.

Garbage Night by Jen Lee (Nobrow Press) $18.95

Belgian Lace From Hell the Mythology of S. Clay Wilson vol 3 by Patrick Rosenkranz (Fantagraphics) $34.99

Uncomfortably Happily by Yeon-sik Hong (D&Q) $29.95 – The gentler pace and stillness of the countryside replace the roar of the city, but cartoonist Yeon-Sik Hong’s editor keeps calling. A beautiful portrait of the Korean countryside, changing seasons, and the universal relationships humans have with each other as well as nature.

Mixed Signals #1 by Greg Parker Needham $12.00

Sinker by Tony Blando and Libby Frame $3.00


Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach $15.95 – Now in soft cover.

Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes by Anne Elizabeth Moore, with illustrations from Xander Marro (Curbside Splendor) $16.95

This Is Revolting by Allison Cekala $15.00


Patti Smith: American Artist by Frank Stefanko $19.99 – A stunning collection of photographs from Frank Stefanko featuring the Godmother of Punk herself, iconic musician and author Patti Smith.

The Show That Never Ends: The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock by David Weigel $26.95

Female Trouble: A Queer Film Classic by Chris Holmlund (Arsenal Pulp) $17.95

Jason Molina: Riding With the Ghost by Erin Osmean $35.00 – Don’t miss author Erin Osmon reading From this book and hosting a Q&A with members of Songs: Ohia, the late Jason Molina’s band.


Since I Laid My Burden Down by Brontez Purnell (Feminist Press) $17.95


Preservation: The Art and Science of Canning, Fermentation and Dehydration by Christina Ward (Process Self-reliance Series) $24.95 – Don’t miss the author here on Thurs, July 13th! She’ll talk about food preservation history, how women were left out of that history, and the cutting-edge research about our gut biomes. She’ll also share the secret to consistent food safety. (Spoiler: wash your damn hands.) Come for the door prizes, stay for the science!

If Found…Please Return to Elise Gravel by Elise Gravel $17.95 – Microbes and mushrooms share the page with speckled pepper pops, gloppers, and floofs! A challenge to young artists to keep a daily sketchbook. She reveals her top tips to becoming a successful illustrator.


The 37th Parallel: The Secret Truth Behind America’s UFO Highway by Ben Mezrich $16.00 – The true story of a computer programmer who tracks paranormal events in remote areas of the western United States and is drawn deeper and deeper into a mysterious conspiracy.

The Chick and the Dead: Life and Death Behind Mortuary Doors by Carla Valentine $25.99

The Day After Roswell by Philip J. Corso and William J. Birnes $16.00

Al Capone’s Beer Wars: A Complete History of Organized Crime in Chicago during Prohibition by John J. Binder $25.00


AdBusters #132 vol 25 #4 Jul Aug 17 $14.95

The Baffler #35 Sum 17 Bad Society $14.00

Wire #400 Jun 17 $10.99


Taddle Creek #39 $6.95

Only Interested in Everything by Maura McDanel $10.00

Nashville Notebook by David Bersell $10.00

Bad Action by Elizabeth Driscoll $5.00

American Writers Museum Opens In Chicago

The American Writers Museum is the first and only museum of its kind in the United States, and it’s open here in Chicago. The mission of the American Writers Museum is to engage the public in celebrating American writers and exploring their influence on our history, our identity, and our daily lives. The museum is located at 180 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60601, and offers something for every age group including permanent exhibits and special galleries highlighting America’s favorite works and the authors behind them.

The American Writers Museum has garnered the enthusiastic support of scholars, and from cultural, civic and business leaders, and publications both domestic and international. Some of their events include publishing workshops, memoir workshops, readings and more. For a full event schedule, more information, or to sign up for one of the many upcoming programs, visit

Tickets to the museum are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, and free for children under 12. Museum hours are Tuesday – Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM, Thursdays 10AM- 8PM. For more information visit or call 312-374-8790.

And oh yeah, follow them on Twitter at @AmerWriteMuseum.

New Stuff This Week

We sure do love sweets! CAKE is next weekend! Opening night event here at Quimby’s Fri 6/9 with Gabrielle Bell, Emil Ferris, Lucy Knisley and C. Spike Trotman, tabling exhibition Sat 6/10 and Sun 6/11 at the Center on Halsted. More info at cakechicago.comCAKE window, by Corinne Halbert.

new stuff this week!:


Dum Ditty Dum #1 Oct 28 1977 & #2 March 24 1987, $5.00 each – Rando dates picked — musical history of those dates elaborated.

Books Kill Buildings Internet Capital Selves by Other Forms $5.00

Would be Saboteurs Take Heed #3 by Audrey Chan $8.00

Dope by Adam Gondek $12.00

Other Side of White Walls: A Collaborative Zine by Paige Landesberg & friends $8.00

Pool Zine by Rohan McDonald $15.00 – Human essence scattered into fractals of matter. Moving apart, separating, convulsing, only to join back together again. Can you lift the block from the bottom of the pool? ~CH

Countersignals vol 1 Militant Print Counter signals by Jack H. Fischer $15.00


Trash Babies by Steffany Bankenbusch, Robin Franklin and Michelle Wanhala $6.00 – A spunky girl finds a mystical slice of pizza and befriends an even pluckier opossum. Join them on their trash alley adventures! ~CH

Excerps by Logan Kruidenier $8.00

Fae Archaic #6 Two Fold Preview by Kurt Burdick $4.00

Window UFO by Alex Ross Williams $8.00

2 Kriota Willberg comics:
At Least We Have Our Health: Gag Cartoons About Science History and Bioethics $4.00
Anatomical Triangles of the Neck: A Selection of Love Stories $3.00


Let Some Word That Is Heard Be Yours by Alex Nall $12.00 – CZF organizer’s graphic novel about Mister Rogers!

The Casebook of Rabbit Black vol 1 by Kate Sherron $14.99

LOST ANGELS: Volume One: Paradise High by Chris Anderson and Dan Panosian $19.99

Bitch Planet Volume 2: President Bitch by Kelly Sue DeConnick & friends

Canopy by Karine Bernadou (Retrofit) $15.00

Sound of Snow Falling by Maggie Umber (2dcloud) $22.95 – A paint and paper documentary, observing great horned owls in their natural habitat.

Lennon: The New York Years by David Foenkinos, Corbeyran and Horne


Planet of the Apes: The Original Topps Trading Card Series by by The Topps Company & Gary Gerani $24.95

Muhammad Ali: The Greatest Coloring Book of All Time, ed. by Darius James (Feral House) $15.95

Fantasy Babes: A Gamer Glam Coloring Book by Sephanie A. Quinn $7.99


Demagoguery and Democracy by Patricia Roberts-Miller $9.95


Alien World Order: The Reptilian Plan to Divide and Conquer the Human Race by Len Kasten $18.00

Vulgar Tongues: An Alternative History of English Slang by Max Décharné $26.95


Razorcake #98 Mikey Erg $4.00

Maximumrocknroll #409 Jun 17 $4.99

GLQ vol 23 #3 Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 2017 $12.00

Record Collector #5 Serious About Music: 1967 the Year Rock Freaked Out $11.50

The Big Takeover #80 $5.99

Murder Most Foul #104 Worlds Number One True Crime Quarterly $10.99

Monocle #104 Jun 17 Boop Boop $12.00

Transformation #101 Aubrey Kate Triple Threat $12.50

TSQ Transgender Studies Quarterly vol 4 #2 May 2017 $12.00

Juxtapoz #198 Jul 17 $6.99

Cinema Retro vol 13 #38 2017 $11.99

Wired UK Jun 17 $7.99

New Noise Magazine #32 Flatliners $4.99

Maegu #1 $24.99

True Crime Detective Monthly May 17 $9.99


Blank Books made by Josh Doster, various prices!

Call for zinesters to exhibit at the annual American Library Association conference in Chicago

The American Library Association Zine Pavilion are still looking for tablers at their annual conference June 23rd-June 26th. Free to join and free to attend the conference! Sign up here!