Monthly Archive for January, 2018

New Stuff This Week

Shiver: Selected Stories by Junji Ito $22.99


Hello I am Nice LOL Because I Have to be Right $10

Life is Disappointing #4 $8

Testify: Tell Your Government What You Think by Bronwyn Mauldin $7

Sub/Verse #9 Pool Holograph $5

These Things Might Help: A Self Care Zine by Lois De Silva $5

Terrible Stories From Kelly McClure $5

Green Things: A Friendly Botanical Field Guide to Southwest Ohio and Beyond by T. Pierson $5

Gut Buster vol 0 (Night Watch Studios) $10


Rough by Caroline Cash $1.50

Shawarma Chameleon by Matthew Thurber $15

Laskimooses #39 Matti Hagelberg $7

Jets and Sprites by Steve Schaberg $12

I Made This Comic to Explain My Autistic Behaviour by Elyssa Saldana $3

3mm Bleed: A Graphic Design Drama by Fredrik Rysjedal $12

Graphic Novels

Comics for Choice by Hazel Newlevant & friends $25 – Anthology of comics about abortion. Contains comics from cartoonists like Sophia Foster-Dimino, Leah Hayes, Anna Bongiovanni and more.

Red Winter by Anneli Furmark $21.95

Robert Moses: The Master Builder of New York City by Olivier Balez and Pierre Christin $15.95

Only the End of the World Again by Neil Gaiman $19.99

Ben Katchor: Conversations edited by Ian Gordon (University Press Of Mississippi) $50


Lovers and Neighbors by SB Gamble $15.99


Stars at Naught by Owen Patterson $9.95


Bust #109 Feb Mar 18 $6.99

Maximumrocknroll #417 Feb 18 Year End Top Ten Issue $4.99

Record Culture Magazine #4 $20

Smith Journal #24 $17.99

Ed Magazine #1 Architecture of Architecture $24

Tommi Parrish at Quimby’s for The Lie and How We Told It 2/6

Feb ’18
7:00 pm

Cartoonist, illustrator, and art editor Tommi Parrish stops at Quimby’s with The Lie and How We Told It, a book that has received praise from NPRPaste MagazineSequential State, and others.

Tommi Parrish is a cartoonist, illustrator, and art editor from Melbourne, currently based in Montreal. Their work has appeared in various anthologies, magazines, mini comics, gallery shows in New York, Argentina, and throughout Australia, the online column Advicecomics and they were previously an art editor of the Australian literary journal The Lifted Brow. Their previous publications include Perfect Hair (2dcloud) and Perfect Discipline and Unbending Loyalty (Perfectly Acceptable Press).

About The Lie

After a chance encounter, two formerly close friends try to salvage whatever is left of their decaying relationship. They are in for an awkward, painful night that leaves them feeling lonelier, more uncertain, and more estranged than ever before. Parrish’s first graphic novel for Fantagraphics is a visual tour de force, always in the service of the author’s ever-prevalent themes: navigating queer desire, masculinity, fear, and the ever-in-flux state of friendships.

Parrish makes emotionally loaded painted comics about everyday relationships, doubts, and anxieties. The psychological acuity in the work pairs perfectly to the graphic style. The Lie and How We Told It is a remarkably resonant work from an exciting new voice in contemporary graphic novels. 

Don’t miss Tommi here on Tuesday, Feb 6th, 7pm.

Here’s the event invite for this on Facebook.

Zizobotchi Rises at Quimby’s: Selected Readings from Volume 2 on Friday, March 2nd

Mar ’18
7:00 pm

Join us for a night of selected readings from Zizobotchi Papers: volume 2, fall, 2017.

Zizobotchi Papers is a literary journal dedicated to the novella. Think double feature, with a paperback spine instead of a marquee.

Jeff Phillips will read from his latest novella, God’s Least Likely to Succeed, about the derailing of a secret agent’s first day on the job by an ancient cult’s infiltration of their operation.

Erin Makowski will read from Dan MacRae’s latest novella, The Dollmaker’s Grin, where an altercation changes a shuttle bus driver’s life, for better, and for much much worse.

Copies of the book will be for sale for $13.

Find out more about Zizobotchi Papers on the web at

Jeff Phillips is a washed up varsity cross country skier and storefront theatre method actor. For two years he was co-host of The Liquid Burning, an apocalypse themed reading series, and for just shy of three years, he co-hosted the Chicago reading series Pungent Parlour. His short fiction has appeared in Seeding Meat, This Zine Will Change Your Life, Metazen, Chicago Literati, and Literary Orphans. He is the co-founder of Zizobotchi Papers, a literary journal dedicated to the novella and a regular contributor of short stories and essays at the site Drinkers With Writing Problems. You can find him on Twitter as @TheIglooOven or at

Erin Makowski has been acting and singing since her childhood. Her first production was as Gretel in ‘The Sound of Music’. Most of her younger years were spent in the Gilbert and Sullivan Company of El Paso going from the high seas in ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ to a little maid in school in Mikado. After her early schooling in the theater Erin received a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College right here in Chicago. Erin has worked with many companies in town, played extras on TV and sung her heart out for Cabaret audiences.

Fri, March 2nd, 7pm – Free Event

Click here to see the Facebook invite for this event.

New Stuff This Week


Letters From My Exes #1 by Tiffany $2 – You’d publish letters from your ex you met at the three-day Phish festival if they were shitty enough, wouldn’t you? Or if they detailed a personal drug history? Tiffany would. The best part: the e-mail that shuts down the correspondence with “This is Mauro’s wife..we have two kids and live in you know this?” A peek inside something I feel like I shouldn’t be spying on but I can’t resist. -LM

You Must Always Have a Secret Plan #8 $3

Homesick #1 by Amy Madden $3

Smudge vol 2 #1 by Clay Hickson & friends (Tan n Loose) $5 – In this issue: Buttons for a Reasonable Tax Code by Christen Carter, Hockey With Horsepower by Ryan Filchak, On The Grid with Joe Winer, Dilute Your Brand by Eva Claycomb, In Praise Of: Breakfast by Liana Jegers and much more!

Hey Lady #8 Vandana Shiva by Regina Schilling & friends $5 – A zine where every issue collects original art by different artists devoted to a particular woman. This issue is about environmental activist and thinker Vandana Shiva. Comes with a button! Cardboard cover, color xerox inside. -LM

Comics & Minis

And I Shall Sing Beautifully by Krystal DiFronzo $12 – An awesome collection of drawings and collages featuring a cut-out wraparound cover. Merges ancient art motifs with diaristic reflections. A really engaging art object! -Lane

Pallor Pink Anthology vol 4 Cheers Celebration of Artists of Color $15 – An anthology of comics, art, and writing by young artists of color. Moving and personal material with an emphasis on memoir. Features a full-page foldout comic strip: “Drag But Make it About Race”. Beautifully printed in two-color risograph by Perfectly Acceptable Press. -Lane

Cherry Slimeade #1 $5

Graphic Novels

The Lie and How We Told It by Tommi Parrish (Fantagraphics) $24.99

Kitaro The Vampire Slayer by Shigeru Mizuki (D&Q) $12.95

Politics & Revolution

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Asha Bandele and Patrisse Cullors $24.99 – With a foreword by Angela Davis.

Art Books

Sad Stuff On the Street by Greg Larson and Sloane Crosley (ammo) $14.99 – A sometimes humorous, yet often sad tribute to the untold stories of detritus found on the streets of cities around the world. Featuring photographs and short essays from Lin-Manuel Miranda, Amy Sedaris, Salman Rushdie, Miranda July, Michael Chabon, Ben Gibbard, Jesse Eisenberg, and by other sad stuff spotters across the globe, this collection chronicles the cast-offs of our daily lives and speculates on their origin and on their demise.

Space Colonies: A Galactic Freeman’s Journal by Fabian Reimann (Spector Books) $15 – A visionary assemblage of historical, present-day and speculative material on space colonies, inspired by the culture of the Whole Earth Catalog.


Mine! A Planned Parenthood Comics Anthology (ComicMix) $24.95 – A celebration of liberty and freedom for all benefitting Planned Parenthood.

When Walls Become Bridges: A Journey of Discovery to Heal and Conquer Hatred by Stuart Lewis $16.99

Book for Hard Times: Meditations and Comfort $1

Sage Liskey stuff: How to Trim Weed Fast $12, Your Highest Form One Minute Happiness $2.50, Soulular Potential the Order Radical Cats $2.50

Millennial’s Guide to Fighting Fascism $4

Organizing Without Organizations: Guide for People Taking Action Without Institutions $4


Trump’s ABC by Ann Telnaes (Fantagraphics) $12.99


Video Game Art Reader #1 $20 – The VGA Reader is a peer-reviewed journal for video game audiences and video game practitioners interested in the history, theory, and criticism of video games, explored through the lens of art history and visual culture. Its primary aim is to facilitate conversation and exploration of video game art, documenting and disseminating discourse about the far-reaching influence of video games on history, society, and culture.

The Exhibist Magazine: Contemporary Art From Turkey, issues #12 & #13, $10 each

Frankie #80 $15.95

Tape Op #123 $6.95

Mojo Feb 2018 $10.99

Lit Journals, Chap Books & Poetry

Slightly Foxed: The Real Readers Quarterly Winter 2017 $18

Tethers by The Broken Nose Collective $15

The Doctor Series by Sean Flaherty $20 – A series of poems about a late poet’s experience with cancer.

Lantern #1 Jan 2018 (Entropic Press) $4 – New local lit journal with a zine format.


More stickers by Corinne “Hate Baby” Halbert $3

Cinema Sewer Enamel Pin $8

New Stuff This Week

The F***ing History of Swearing by Anna Maria Kiosse (Bis) $22.50 – Stylish, beautifully illustrated book recounts the complete history of swearing, detailing extraordinary and interesting information on this beautifully offensive topic.


Dry Spells by Veronica Graham by VA Graham $15

Living Southerners #6 by J Wu $3

Delta Dawn #1 by Erin Quinlan $3.25

Ugly Girl Gang #4 by Tuesday Bassen $10

Lost Cat Please Call Me $8

Comics & Minis

Forever and Everything #2 by Kyle $7

Grixly #42 Lil Puppy Dog by Nate McDonough $2

Lighthouse by Rohan McDonald $12

Super Old School Trolls vol 3 by Ben Marcus & friends $13

Ashcan Arcana: An Illustrated Essay on Working In the Service Industry and Living in America…by Jason Lee $5

Wolverton Thief of Impossible Objects by Michael Stark & friends $4.99

Tales From the Hyperverse by William Cardini (Retrofit) $8

Worms With Eyes and a Mouth #1 by Jarad Solomon $5

Graphic Novels

Today Will be Better by David Alvarado $10

Someone More Powerful by Rohan McDonald $20

Politics, Revolution & Current Events

Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (City Lights Open Media) $16.95

New Territory #5 Brave New World $15

The Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff $30


Infinite Future: A Novel by Tim Wirkus $28

Timing the Infinite by Nathaniel Schmeling $15

Afterlives: A Novel by Thomas Pierce $27

Palaces by Simon Jacobs (Two Dollar Radio) $15.99

Recipe for Hate (The X Gang) by Warren Kinsella $14.99 – Coming of age novel by bass player from SFH and editor of the blog The War Room.


Love Voltaire Us Apart: A Philosopher’s Guide to Relationships by Julia Edelman, illustrations by Hallie Bateman $12.95 – What would Kant’s sexts look like? How would Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir break up? What would Confucius think of Tinder?


Chocolatology: Chocolate’s Fantastical Lore, Bittersweet History, & Delicious (Vegan) Recipes by Darin Wick & Angel York, illustrations by Cat Callaway (Microcosm) $16.95


Elska #15 Bogota Colombia $18.50

Big Girls by Dan Dandrea $2 – 50 Foot woman erotica comic!

Reflekt Style Anthology #15 Realness $13
Pine Magazine #2 Love $24
Uppercase #36 A Magazine for the Creative and Curious $18
Wire #407 $10.99
Fortean Times Jan 2018 $12.50
Man About Town #21 $29.99
True Detective Jan 2018 $9.99

Lit Journals & Chap Books

Sinister Wisdom #107 A Multicultural Lesbian Literary and Art Journal by JP Howard & friends $14

Bring Back Myspace by Elyse Fischground $4

The Chicago Review vol 60 #4 $15