Monthly Archive for October, 2017

Offsite: Quimby’s Co-sponsors Chicago Printers Guild Publishers Fair

Nov ’17
6:00 pm

Sat Nov 11th & Sun Nov 12th
at Elastic Arts, 3429 W Diversey Ave. 2nd Floor

Quimby’s is proud to help co-sponsor The 2nd Chicago Printers Guild Publishers Fair. The CPG Publisher’s Fair is a two-day event that offers a strong platform of exchange for the public to intersect with artists who “make things print”.

Sat, Nov 11th, 6pm-midnight, $8
Featured Speakers: Luke Drozd (London), Tanner Woodford (Chicago) + Print Trivia + Jolly Jogger Award (Print Practioner of 2017) + DJ Jan Jammerlappen

Sun, Nov 12th, 10am–6pm, Free
Featured Artists/Publishers: Alexandra Blom, Alison Filley, Anna Hasseltine, Ben Chlapek, Bert Green, Bobby Sims, Caitlin Jayes, Carrie Lingscheit, Colette Lehman, Cristal Tucker, Dan Black, Daniel Luedtke, Dan Grzeca, Deborah Maris Lader, Emma Bilyeu, Farrah Blake, Jay Ryan.

More info at

*Please note, both of these events are at Elastic Arts, NOT QUIMBY’S.*

New Stuff This Week

We got more Quimby’s Logo t-shirts! Tons of sizes! Order them here!

Meat Cake 2018 Dame Darcy Calendar $20.00


KerBloom #128 Sep Oct 17 by Artnoose $2.00

Proof I Exist #27 Oct 17 First Impressions $2.00

Skidmark Zine #16 $5.00

Hard to Love #3 by Sara McHenry $3.00


South Beloit Journal by John Porcellino $6.00

Alienation #5 by Inechi Ines Estrada $10.00

Rapt in Fear #1-#3 by Alex Delaney $4.00-$5.00 each

Screen Screams #1 Skecthbook by Scott Roller $5.00

In Trouble: A Plot Story by Neil Brideau $3.00

Our Earthy Mother Is In All That is Life That is Nurture by Emily Schulert $5.00


Monograph by Chris Ware (Rizzoli) $60.00 – Don’t miss Chris Ware signing this amazing book here on Fri, Nov 3rd at 7pm! The book delves into how, as a storyteller and builder, Ware’s work in three dimensions feeds into the thinking of his finely textured narrative art, offering a prismatic look at his work, including rarely-seen early attempts, previously unpublished strips and notes, all serving as a window into how artwork made for reproduction is still fundamentally “art.”

The Unquotable Trump: Trump in His Very Own Best Words by R. Sikoryak (D&Q) $19.95

Head Games by Craig McDonald and Kevin Singles $19.99

The Little Book of Knowledge: Tattoos by Jerome Pierrat & Alfred $14.99

Voices in the Dark by Marrel Beyer and Ulli Lust $29.95

At War with War by Seymour Chwast $19.95

Black Panther & the Crew: We Are the Streets vol 1 by Ta-Nehisi Coates & friends $17.99


Now by The Invisible Committee $13.95


Cinemaps: An Atlas of 35 Great Movies by A. D. Jameson and Andrew DeGraff $29.99

The Art of Pulps: An Illustrated History by Douglas Ellis $49.99

Ungrateful Mammals by Dave Eggers $29.99

Typewriters: Iconic Machines from the Golden Age of Mechanical Writing by Anthony Casillo and Bruce Curtis $40.00


Death and the Afterlife: A Chronological Journey, from Cremation to Quantum Resurrection by Clifford Pickover $19.95

The Big Book of Rogues and Villains: The Most Comprehensive Collection of Bad Guys and Girls Ever Assembled by Otto Penzler $25.00

Grave Tidings: An Anthology of Famous Last Words by Paul Berra $10.99

Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness That Ended the Sixties by Dianne Lake with Deborah Herman $27.99

Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications by John Danaher and Neil McArthur (MIT Press) $40.00 – Sexbots are coming. Given the pace of technological advances, it is inevitable that realistic robots specifically designed for people’s sexual gratification will be developed in the not-too-distant future. Despite popular culture’s fascination with the topic, and the emergence of the much-publicized Campaign Against Sex Robots, there has been little academic research on the social, philosophical, moral, and legal implications of robot sex. This book fills the gap, offering perspectives from philosophy, psychology, religious studies, economics, and law on the possible future of robot-human sexual relationships.

The Occult Book: A Chronological Journey from Alchemy to Wicca by John Michael Greer $19.95

Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith $16.00


Deaths of Henry King by Jesse Ball, Brian Evenson, Lilli Carre (Uncivilized Books) $19.95


Meet Me In the Bathroom: Tne Rebirth and Rock and Roll In New York City 2001-2011 by Lizzy Goodman $26.99

The Tao of Bill Murray: Real Life Stories of Joy Enlightenment and Party Crashing by Gavin Edwards $16.00 – Now in soft cover.

Straight Edge: A Clear-Headed Hardcore Punk History by Tony Rettman (Bazillion Points) $29.95

The Bad Movie Bible: The Ultimate Modern Guide to Movies That Are so Bad They’re Good by Rob Hill $24.95

Cooking Price-Wise: A Culinary Legacy by Vincent Price and Victoria Price $19.95 – This charming book of Price’s favorite recipes is based on the Thames Television series he hosted in the 1970 Cooking Price-Wise.


Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches by John Hodgman $25.00


Maximumrocknroll #414 Nov 17 Bad Example $4.99
Reflekt Style Anthology #13 Family $12.00
Mojo #288 Nov 17 $10.99
Wire #404 Oct 17 Jlin $10.99
Subvrt #2 The Identity Issue $17.00
Dissent Fall 17 $12.00
2600 the Hacker Quarterly vol 34 #3 Sum 17 $6.95
Nexus vol 24 #6 Nov Dec 17 $6.95
ASR #71 and #72 Fall 17 Anarcho Syndicalist Review $6.00
Majestic Disorder #9 $15.99
Frankie #79 $15.95
Fantastic Man #26 Fall Win 17 $14.99


Meekling Review #1 $15.00

I’m Trying to Remember What it Means by Claire Mesesan $9.00

Late or Dear Tameka by Daniel McCloskey $15.00

Timid Hungry Ghosts vol 1 and 2 by Ellie Gordon $12.00


Professor Astro Cat’s Solar System by Dr. Dominic Walliman and illustrated by Ben Newman (Flying Eye) $13.99


Sloth Nurse Bandages $6.00

Mixtape Pencil Case $5.50

Socks! $9.00-$10.50: “Mother Fucking Girl Power,” “Certified Pain in the Ass”

…& more!

New Stuff This Week

Impulse shopping has never been so fun! Mark Ryden Friendly Animal Stickers $5.00 Mark Ryden Friendly Animal Plates $99.00 – Set of 6 plates, 10″ each. Beauties! Stay Fresh Air Fresheners $5.00 each: Reaper in Musk, Honey Bear Bong in Lavender, Usugrow Skull Rebel Ink in Pineapple, Usugrow Skull Inked For Life in Sandalwood Death by Coffee Air Freshener $4.00 Chub Rub Club Patch $5.00 Thrillhaus Patches $6 each


Visitor in Myself #6 Win 17 $3.00

Should I Get Bangs by Lauren Spencer King $6.00

Bloody Brains by Zeus Fondanarosa $1.00

Trucks by Wesley Willis $19.00 – You missed buying his paintings at the 6 corners down the street when he was alive. Now buy a $19 zine of his work.


Personal Space by Anna Mielniczuk $10.00

Neon by Aubrey Fisch $2.50

All Time Comics Crime Destroyer #2 by Josh Bayer $3.99


Pizzeria Disgusto by Michael Hacker $20.00 – An absurd-comic insight into Italian cuisine. Ugly band noodles, pizza cuts with revenge rags and violent potato balls — 84 pages of cartoons and illustrated jokes about pizza, pasta and other culinary delights from Bella Italia. Buon Appetito!

Coady and the Creepies by Liz Prince and Amanda Kirk $14.99 – Punk’s Not Dead! But the lead singer of Coady and the Creepies is! And the drummer is a ghost. How do you become the greatest band that’s ever lived if you have to fight your way through lood-sucking promoters, fanboy zombies and ghoulish rival bands?

Michael Chabon’s The Escapists by Michael Chabon & Brian K. Vaughan (Dark Horse) $19.99 – Inspired by The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Chabon teams up with Saga-Y The Last Man superstar Brian K. Vaughan (Dark Horse) $19.99 – Discovering his late father’s decades-spanning vault of Escapist memorabilia, a fan looks to relaunch the forgotten Golden Age hero with his friends.

Cartoon Clouds by Joseph Remnant (Fantagraphics) $22.99

Sugartown by Hazel Newlevant (Alternative Comics) $10.00 – A bisexual, polyamorous love story for the modern era.

Harlequin Valentine by Neil Gaiman with art by John Bolton $12.99 – Back in print, the legendary Commedia dell’arte has been beautifully redesigned for a new hardbound edition, the classic tale of clown woos girl and girl drags clown’s heart around town. But a charming surprise awaits the pair before the end of their journey!

Rat Queens vol 4 High Fantasies by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Owen Gieni $14.99 – Collects vol 2 #1-5


The Art of Tiki by Sven Kirsten and Otto von Stroheim (Last Gasp) $35.00 – A vivid, visually arresting portrait of the art form of mid-century Polynesian pop. In conjunction with the 20th Anniversary Tiki Art Exhibition at La luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles.

Skaters: Tintype Portraits of West Coast Skateboarders by Jenny Sampson $45.00

Holidays in Soviet Sanatoriums by Maryam Omidi (Fuel) $32.50 – Combo medical institution and spa, Soviet sanatoriums were visited by millions of citizens every year, and the buildings are the most innovative of their time. Crude-oil baths, radon water douches and stints in underground salt caves, many are still in operation!


Age of Folly: America Abandons Its Democracy by Lewis H. Lapham $14.95


Art Sex Music by Cosey Fanni Tutti $18.95 – Autobio from musician of Throbbing Gristle/Chris & Cosey/COUM Transmissions fame, and includes the the story of her work as a pornographic model and striptease artiste which challenged assumptions about morality, erotica, and art.

The Frightfest Guide to Monster Movies (Dark Heart of Cinema) by Mike Gingold (Fab Press) $24.95

When The Screaming Stops: The Dark History Of The Bay City Rollers by Simon Spence $30.00

More of a Guideline than a Rule: The Bill Murray Connect the Dots (Sugoi) $9.00 – Yeah, yeah, milkin’ that Bill Murray activity book trend. It’s a thing. Give us your money!


Cinema Sewer Volume 6: The Adults Only Guide to History’s Sickest and Sexiest Movies! by Robin Bougie (Fab Press) $19.95 – Issues 27 to 29 of Robin Bougie’s celebrated independent magazine are revisited in this sixth wild FAB Press volume, along with an additional 80 pages of never-beforeseen interviews, rants, comics, hard-to-find classic movie advertising, and graphic illustrations by Bougie and his talented friends from both the comic book and animation industries.

Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History by Tori Telfer, with illustrations by Dame Darcy $15.99

Robert Anton Wilson books back in print, courtesy of Hilaritas Press! $15.23 each: Cosmic Trigger vol 1 Final Secret of the Illuminati, Email to the Universe and Other Alterations of Consciousness. Prometheus Rising, Quantum Psychology: How Brain Software Programs You and Your World

American Freemasonry: Its Revolutionary History and Challenging Future by Alain de Keghel $30.00


In the Shadow of Frankenstein: Tales of the Modern Prometheus, ed. by Stephen Jones $17.95 – 24 electrifying tales of cursed creation, both contemporary and vintage. Now in soft cover.


Cherry Bombe, The Cookbook by Kerry Diamond & Claudia Wu $35.00 – From the editors of the popular indie mag of the same name.

Beer Is for Everyone!: Of Drinking Age by Em Sauter $18.95 – Learn the diff between a pils and an IPA! Look here if you’re thirsty, but not sure where to start.

Gentlewoman #16 Fall Win 17 Simone Biles $15.99
Uppercase #35 A Magazine for the Creative and Curious $18.00
Record Culture Magazine #3 $20.00 – Contains Beats in Space Photo Book
All In Magazine #3 with Marfa Journal #69 $20.00
AnOther Magazine vol 2 #6 Fall Win 17 $19.50
RFD #171 Fall 17 Happy Place $11.95
Fortean Times #358 Scary Bikers $12.50


Dollhouse #1 Oct 17 Everything You Need to Know $4.00

New Stuff This Week

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Slingshot Planners! Fulfills the function of both being your planner and a list of radical dates for every day of the year! Brought to you by the Slingshot Collective in California. Large $16.00, Small $8.00

Social Justice Kittens 12 Month 2018 Wall Calendar (Liartown) $16.00


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Browse: Illustrated Reconstructions of Book Shoppers and Other Bookstore Dwellers by Mike Centeno $6.00 – Ever wonder who buys what at Quimby’s? Here’s your chance to learn.

Ramblopolis: A Stream of Consciousness Zine by Kelci Crawford $2.00


You Broke My Fucking Heart by Gabe Howell $2.00

Cookbook of Horrors by Jarad Solomon $4.00

Screwed Up by Konstantin Steshenko (Adhouse) $6.95

Anarchy In the Kingdom of Heaven $10.00


Now vol 1, edited by Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics) $9.99 – New tri-annual anthology featuring cartoonists all over the globe. This first issue features work from Eleanor Davis, Noah Van Sciver, Gabrielle Bell and more!

Run For It: Stories Of Slaves Who Fought For Their Freedom by Marcelo D’Salete (Fantagraphics) $24.99

Chinatown Bus by M. Jacob Alvarez $12.00

Baking With Kafka by Tom Gauld (D&Q) $19.95 – A best of, featuring work from the British artist noted as a “book-lover’s cartoonist.”

The Comic Book Story of Video Games: The Incredible History of the Electronic Gaming Revolution by Jonathan Hennessey $18.99

William Gibson’s Archangel by William Gibson & friends $24.99


We are CHANGE: The Global Truth & Liberty Movement by Brian Kenny (Trine Day) $19.95

Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America, edited by Samhita Mukhopadhyay $16.00

Feed the Resistance: Recipes + Ideas for Getting Involved by Julia Turshen $14.95

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Oneworld) $28.00


Waiting for the Punch: Words to Live by from the WTF Podcast by Marc Maron $27.99

Thank You for Being a Friend: Life According to the Golden Girls by Emma Lewis $14.95


Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything by Lydia Kang and Nate Pedersen $22.95

Black Dahlia, Red Rose: The Crime, Corruption, and Cover-Up of America’s Greatest Unsolved Murder by Piu Eatwell $26.95

Pinball Wizards: Jackpots, Drains, and the Cult of the Silver Ball by Adam Ruben $16.99

Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017, edited by Sarah Vowell and 826 National $15.99

Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey $17.00


Fresh Complaint: Stories by Jeffrey Eugenides $27.00

What the Hell Did I Just Read: A Novel of Cosmic Horror by David Wong $26.99


The Clash on the Clash: Interviews and Encounters, edited by Sean Egan $30.99

Walls Come Tumbling Down: Rock Against Racism, 2 Tone, Red Wedge by Daniel Rachel $18.95

Turn up the Strobe: The KLF, The JAMS, The Timelords: A History by Ian Shirley (Cherry Red Books) $21.95

The Twilight Zone Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin $29.99

Absolutely on Music: Conversations by Haruki Murakami and Seiji Ozawa $17.00 – Acclaimed Fiction writer talks to the former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Now in paperback.


Physique Pictorial #42 Fall 17 The Official Quarterly of the Bob Mizer Foundation $25.00

Juxtapoz #202 Nov 17 $6.99
Maximumrocknroll #413 $4.99
Put a Egg On It #14 $8.00
Witches Almanac #37 Spr 2018-2019 $12.95
Razorcake #100 Mike Watt $4.00
Tom Tom Magazine #31 Michelle LeBaptiste $10.00
Girls Like Us vol 2 #10 $12.00
Howler #13 Fall 17 $15.00
She Shreds #13 Juana Molina $10.00
Record Collector #470 Serious About Music, We Are Mods $11.50
Monster Children #56 $11.99
Tokewell #19 Sep 17 $4.20 (dude)
Horror Hound #67 Sep Oct 17 $6.99
Cinema Retro vol 13 #39 $11.99
In These Times Oct 17 vol 41 #10 $8.50