Monthly Archive for June, 2018

New Stuff This Week

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In/visibility: Perspectives on Queer Utility Passing and Drawing Blurry Lines vol 1 $5

Zines & Zine-Related Books

Lady Parts #5 by Amelia Hruby $3

You’re Here, What Now? The Awesome Guide to Visiting Pilsen and Little Village by Yolocalli Arts Reach $2

Black Metal of the Americas Is Dead: Pentacle of the Moon by Ed $5

Why We Vote and How by Bronwyn Mauldin $7

Zisk #29 by Mike Faloon $3

Wishes by Georges Perec (Wakefield Press) $17.95 – A paean to the pun by this member of Oulipo. Perec sent out new year’s wishes from 1970 until he died in 1982. This volume collects all 10 pamphlets.

Mantid Mania #2 Femme Fatale by Mike Smith $5

Hall Pass #3 by Mr. Rizzo $5

Don’t Quit Your Day Job by Joseph Wilcox $3

Mapping Out Utopia #2 Boston 1970s Boston Area Counterculture $11 & #3 $8.50

Graphic Novels

Poochytown by Jim Woodring (Fantagraphics) $19.99 – Frank forms a new friendship and journeys to the farthest reaches of the Unifactor.

Song of Aglaia by Anne Simon (Fantagraphics) $19.99 – A sea nymph is cast out and finds her own way in this debut graphic novel. With loving nods to the Bronte sisters, David Bowie, and the Beatles.

Beanworld Omnibus 1 by Larry Marder (Dark Horse) $24.99 – Collects Beanworld issues #1-#21.

A Study in Emerald by Neil Gaiman, art by Rafael Albuquerque (Dark Horse) $17.99 – A supernatural mystery set in the world of Sherlock Holmes and Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos.


The Boy With the Perpetual Nervousness: A Memoir by Graham Caveney $28 – Caveney reconciles his past and present in 1970s in the north of England, having armed himself against the confusing nature of adolescence with a thick accent, a copy of Kafka, and a record collection including the likes of the Buzzcocks and Joy Division.

Music Books

We Are the Clash: Reagan, Thatcher, and the Last Stand of a Band That Mattered by Mark Andersen / Ralph Heibutzki (Akashic) $18.95 – An impassioned history of the final, turbulent years of The Clash. $18.95


I Will Burn You Down by Michael Allen Rose $12

Got a Girl Crush #6 + #7 $15 each
Maximumrocknroll #422 July 2018 $4.99
Hi Fructose #48 $8.95
The Sick Muse #10 $12

Lit Journals
The First Line vol 20 #2 $4
Sheriff Nottingham #14 Twilight Zone $10
After Hours #36 Sum 18 Journal of Chicago Writing and Art $10

For the Kiddies

The Little World of Humongo Bongo by George A. Romero $16.99 – Kids book by the director Night of the Living Dead.

Bubble by Geneviève Castrée (D+Q) $12.95 – Artist and musician Geneviève Castrée’s last work before she passed to pancreatic cancer, as one final gift for her two-year-old daughter.

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New Stuff This Week

Welcome to Venice Rxcx by Ric Clayton (Kill Your Idols) $45 – Book featuring the work of the guy who does the art work for the Suicidal Tendencies, lots of like-minded bands, LA skate graphics n more. All I wanted was a Pepsi, but I got this book instead. -Liz M.

Unusual Sounds: The Hidden History of Library Music by David Hollander (Anthology Project) $55 – A deep dive into the music used during heyday of low-budget TV and scrappy genre filmmaking, when producers who needed a soundtrack for their commercial entertainments could reach for a selection of library music: LPs of stock recordings whose contents fit any mood required. Featuring histories, interviews, & visuals. Even George A. Romero used library music in Night of the Living Dead, which is why he wrote the intro to this examination of this unique genre at the nexus of art and commerce.


Riot Grrrl Reviews #2 June 18 by Jolie Ruin $2

New titles from Chicago print artist Keith Herzik

Interim by Kayle Karbowski $20

alchemy zines by Brian Cotnoir

Just Encased #2 Curated by Danielle Susi $7

Comics & Minis

My Green Tessellated Boudoir Winter by Krystal DiFronzo $15

Like a Garment That Gapes by Jameson Skelton Doody $5

New titles by H Tweedell

Graphic Novels

Dull Margaret by Jim Broadbent & Dix (Fantagraphics) $29.99 – Jim Broadbent, the British actor who is in, like everything, from Harry Potter to Game of Thrones (?!), collaborated with the Guardian cartoonist Dix in this book, inspired by the Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s Dulle Griet (1561) painting (aka “Mad Meg”) of a woman with a sword in one hand in front of the mouth of hell.

Father by Gabriel M. Howell $20

Eric by Tom Manning $24.99

Let’s Make Comics: An Activity Book to Create, Write, and Draw Your Own Cartoons by Jess Smart Smiley $12.99

Luisa, Now and Then by Carole Maurel (Humanoids) $29.95 – At 32, Luisa encounters her 15-year-old self.

Out in the Open by Jesús Carrasco (Self Made Hero) $24.99

Art & Design

The Design of Dissent: Greed, Nationalism, Alternative Facts, and the Resistance by Milton Glaser / Mirko Ilic $25

Skin & Ink: Illustrating the Modern Tattoo by Sandu (Gingko Press) $39.95

Far Fetched Inversosimilie by Jesse Jacobs (Tabularasa Edizioni) $36

The Creature Garden: An Illustrator’s Guide to Beautiful Beasts & Fictional Fauna by Harry Goldhawk / Zanna Goldhawk $25

Politics & Revolution

90s Bitch: Media, Culture, and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality by Allison Yarrow $16.99 – Examines the history of women in the 1990s, during which American society grew increasingly hostile to women who dared to speak up.

Rendezvous With Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society by Thomas Frank $25 – The founding editor of The Baffler and acclaimed author of Listen, Liberal presents a collection of scathing interlocking essays denouncing the four-decade economic battle in America that has culminated in today’s devastating levels of financial inequality.

Outer Limits

Magic Medicine: A Trip Through the Intoxicating History and Modern-day Use of Psychedelic Plants & Substances by Cody Johnson $24.99

Film & Music Books

Room to Dream by David Lynch / Kristine McKenna $32 – Part memoir-part bio, McKenna talks to people in Lynch’s life, they talk smack about him and then he refutes it! What an idea! – Liz M.

The Yacht Rock Book: The Oral History of the Soft, Smooth Sounds of the 70s and 80s by Greg Prato $22.95

Sex Guides & Culture

Many Love: A Memoir of Polyamory and Finding Love(s) by Sophie Lucido Johnson $16.99

Lacunae vol 1 An Undergraduate Journal for Queer of Color Critique $12
RFD #174 Sum 18 Amuse Us $11.95
Fortean Times #367 $12.50
Mojo #296 $11.25
Shock Cinema #54 $5

Lit Journals & Chap Books
Staind vol 2 The Shame Issue $15
Swiping Right and Other Regrets by Noelle Pouzar $12
Tilde # 1 $7
Submerging #3 Where Are We In the Story $6

…and as usual, much, much more!

Keiler Roberts Reads From Chlorine Gardens & Jessica Campbell Reads from XTC69 on 10/5

Oct ’18
7:00 pm


Quimby’s welcomes Keiler Roberts & Jessica Campbell on Fri, October 5th at 7pm!

Dealing with pregnancy, child-rearing, art-making, mental illness, and an MS diagnosis, the parts of Chlorine Gardens (Koyama Press) sum sound heavy, but Keiler Roberts’ gift is the deft drollness in which she presents life’s darker moments. She doesn’t whistle past graveyards, but rather finds the punch line in the pitiful.

“Keiler Roberts is forthright and adroit as she diagrams the pain inherent in memory, but it is Roberts’ idiosyncratic way of buckling you into her brilliant, uncomfortable, funny-as-fuck soul that lifts you above the ground.”  Emil Ferris, My Favorite Thing is Monsters

In XTC69 Jessica Campbell, the artist, presents the tale Commander Jessica Campbell of the planet L8DZ N1T3 and her crew are searching for men to breed with when they discover the last human on Earth, the cryogenically frozen Jessica Campbell. With a new, but familiar crewmember, the search for men continues, but will it be worth it?

“This oddball escapade delights from opening salvo to closing quip.” — Publishers Weekly

KEILER ROBERTS is a Chicago-based artist whose autobiographical comic series Powdered Milk has received an Ignatz Award for Outstanding Series and was included in The Best American Comics 2016. Her first book with Koyama Press, Sunburning, was published in 2017.

JESSICA CAMPBELL is from Victoria, BC and is an enthusiast of jokes, painting and comics. She completed her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she is a comics instructor. In 2016, she unleashed the art world and chauvinist skewering: Hot or Not: 20th-Century Male Artists.

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Friday, October 5, 7pm – Free Event

Here’s the Facebook invite for this event.