Monthly Archive for September, 2018

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Matthew Thurber Reads From Art Comic 10/11

Oct ’18
7:00 pm

In his new book Art Comic (Drawn & Quarterly), Matthew Thurber skewers the hot mess that is the art world. From sycophantic fans to duplicitous gallerists, fatuous patrons to self-aggrandizing art stars, he lampoons each and every facet of the eminently ridiculous industry of truth and beauty. Follow Cupcake, the Matthew Barney obsessive, Epiphany née Tiffany Clydesdale, the divinely-inspired performance artist, Ivanhoe, a modern Knight is search of artistic vengeance, and his Squire, Turnbuckle. Each artist is more ridiculous than the last, yet they are tested and transformed by the even more absurd machinations of Thurber’s fantastical art world. 

If there is such planet as the Art World, then Matthew Thurber is an intergalactic ranger and Art Comic is the trippy travelogue… Take me there!”—Jim Drain

Matthew Thurber is the author of 1-800-Mice and Infomaniacs. As Ambergris and in other ensembles he has performed at the Serpentine Gallery in London, the Hammer Museum, the Fumetto Festival, Abrons Art Center, and in an eyeglass store. He co-founded Tomato House, an art gallery in operation from 2012-2015, with Rebecca Bird.

Thursday, October 11, 7pm – Free Event

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New Stuff This Week

More Mini Kus! $5 each: #70 Worms, Clouds, Everything by Lote Vilma V?tina + #69 Maud by Marlene Krause + #68 Weekend by Erlend Peder Kvam + #67 Day Tour by Mariana Pita

š! Baltic Comics Magazine #32: Japan $12


Pencils and Erasers $8

Grimaldi by Dan Kelly $2

Wanderer #5 Perzine About Home Mental Health Self Care and DIY music $5

Shoes Fanzine #8 $3

End Times Time Travelers by JK Donahue $2

Drunk in My Pants #1 $1

To From by KZW $3

Grrrl Power by Kevynne $5

Body Like Mine on Being Queer Poly and Fat by Jared Rourke $5

Says Who? zines, $2 each – famous compiled quotes from various folks like RuPaul, Angela Davis, Jello Biafra and more!

Never Out Hustled by Anja Morell $4


Paper Cinema #1 & #2 by Pip Craighead $2, $4

Hacksler #2 by Michael Hacker $8

Captivity by Xiang Yata $10

Graphic Novels

Lost in the Fun Zone by Leif Goldberg (2D Cloud) $19.95

Upgrade Soul by Ezra Claytan Daniels (Lions Forge) $19.99

Nocturne by Tara Booth (2D Cloud) $14.95

Berlin by Jason Lutes (Drawn & Quarterly) $49.95 – The collected edition!
or perhaps you already have the first 2 collected volumes…
Berlin 3: City of Light by Jason Lutes (Drawn & Quarterly) $24.95 – The conclusion!

Super Weird Heroes: Preposterous but True!, ed. by Craig Yoe $39.99

Beaverton 2200 Part One Night Time Science by Charlie Bewer $15

Ankle Biters by Ali Alongi $20

Art & Design

That Was the Answer: Interviews With Ray Johnson by Julie J. Thomson (Soberscove Press) $20

Herstory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook Up the World by Katherine Halligan $19.99

Politics, Revolution & Essay

Small Blows Against Encroaching Totaltarianism: The Manifesto Series vol 1 by McSweneeys $9.99 – 22 pieces from various enraged poets, novelists, actors, activists and more.

Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News by Kevin Young $18

The Failure of Nonviolence by Peter Gelderloos (Left Bank Books) $16

Letters of Insurgents, as Told by Fredy Perlman by Sophia Nachalo and Yarostan Vachek (Left Bank Books) $20

Music Books

Rock’n’Roll Decontrol: A Punk Pic and Flyer Collection by David A. Ensminger $10 – Flyers and photos spanning as far back as the 80s of bands like SNFU, Bad Religion, Against Me!, MDC, Agent Orange, 7 Seconds, Snapcase, the Freeze, TSOL, Suicidal Tendencies, Off! and dozens more, compiled by the editor of Left of the Dial.

Closer You Are: The Story of Robert Pollard and Guided by Voices by Matthew Cutter $27 – An authorized bio.


Weed All About It: A Guide to Growing, Rolling, Smoking, and Eating Your Green by Danny Mallo $12.95

Maximumrocknroll #423 $4.99
Bitch #80 $7.95
Hello Mr #10 $20 – The final issue!
Juxtapoz #207 $9.99
The Baffler #41 $14
Shindig #82 $13.99
Nostalgia Digest Fall 18 $4.50

Poetry & Lit Journals

Drenched Poems by Cynthia Gallaher $12

Buddy #2 $10

Chirp by Greg Zorko $10


Elska #19 London $18.50

Other Stuff

The Verso Radical Diary 2019 Weekly Planner $19.95

Hate Baby Comix Stickers Satanas Sheet by Corinne Halbert $10

New Stuff This Week

Looky all these new gifty things. Perhaps you want to start your holiday shopping now?

Brooklyn Joe Lieber: American Tattoo Master by Don Ed Hardy (Hardy Marks) $50 – Brooklyn Joe Lieber (1888-1953) was a mentor for Sailor Jerry Collins. Though born in Brooklyn, Lieber moved to the S.F. Bay area and spent most of his career there. Sharing a powerful near-identical drawing and painting style, he and Collins originated and traded hundreds of designs. This book features Lieber’s brilliant and influential flash and drawings, equal in scope to those of Sailor Jerry.


Black Bean Zine #4 $5

Handmade Nothings by Michael Seidenfeld and Rachel R. Adler $5

Comedy Cult by JK Donahue $.85

updated versions of Kelly Dessaint’s Behind the Wheel/Pitdownlad zines $7 each, about being a Lyft/Uber/cab driver

TBMR #4-#6 by Vice Lesley $4-$5

Weather Reports vol 2 Cold Snaps by Veronica Graham $15

Comics & Minis

This is My Second Diary Comic by Michaela Washington $5

Graphic Novels

Slum Wolf by Tadao Tsuge $22.95 – Japanese manga master depicting life on the streets among punks, gangsters, and vagrants.

Tumult by John Harris Dunning (Selfmadehero) $25.99

RX by Rachel Lindsay $28 – The cartoonist behind Rachel Lives Here Now draws on her experiences with bipolar disorder in a graphic memoir about how mental illness treated as a commodity.

The Whistling Factory by Jesse Mcmanus (Uncivilized Books) $29.95

Fruit of Knowledge: The Vulva Vs. the Patriarchy by Liv Strömquist (Fantagraphics) $22.99

Penguins by Nick Thorburn (Fantagraphics) $24.99 – By The Unicorns singer.

Permanent Press by Luke Healy (Avery Hill) $14.99

H. P. Lovecraft: He Who Wrote in the Darkness by Alex Nikolavitch / Gervasio $25.95 – As in the life story of.

Other People: Days of the Bagnold Summer & Driving Short Distances by Joff Winterhart $25

Tank Girl: The Wonderful World of Tank Girl by Alan Martin $22.99 – From the latest in the series.

Life on Earth 1: Losing the Girl by MariNaomi $11.99 – Claudia Jones is missing. Her classmates are thinking the worst . . . or at least the weirdest.

Is This the Right Color to Prove I Don’t Have a Shitty Life by Jon Michael Frank $20

Politics, Revolution, Essay

The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale $17.95 – The problem is not overpolicing, it is policing itself.

Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) by Rebecca Solnit (Haymarket) $15.95 Among other things, explores the way name-changing shapes the perception of political life, electoral politics, police shootings, gentrification, climate change and more.

A Politically Incorrect Feminist: Creating a Movement With Bitches, Lunatics, Dykes, Prodigies, Warriors, and Wonder Women by Phyllis Chesler $27.99 – A pioneer of Second Wave Feminism describes her relationships with her fellow world-changers as they filed lawsuits on economic discrimination, opened shelters for battered women, and held marches and sit-ins for abortion rights.

Time and Time Again by John Zerzan (Detritus Books) $12

Art Books

Brutal Bloc Postcards: Soviet Era Postcards from the Eastern Bloc, ed. by Damon Murray (Fuel) $32.50

Glorious Attitude / Fra32 by Domenico De Girolamo / Andrew Dale (Whole Train Press // GLOBCOM) $37.95 – About FRA32, one of the most prolific Italian graffiti writers.

The Land of Stone Flowers: A Fairy Guide to the Mythical Human Being by Sveta Dorosheva $29.95 – Fairy tales with a satirical twist.

Far Near vol 1 On Movement by Lucia Gioiello $24.99

Music & Film Books

I say, do mind the bollocks! ? #sexpistols #newbooks #quimbysbookstorechicago

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The Bollocks Diaries 1977: Never Mind the Bollocks by Pat Gilbert $34.99 – To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Never Mind the Bollocks, here’s the inside story of the year that changed everything – as told by the Sex Pistols, filled with first-hand stories of secret gigs, fights, meltdowns and a media storm unlike no other.

Sweet & Savage: The World Through the Mondo Film Lens by Mark Goodall (Headpress) $22.95 – Featuring Gualtiero Jacopetti, J.G. Ballard, rare photographs, stills, posters, record sleeves and more.

America 51: A Probe into the Realities That Are Hiding Inside “the Greatest Country in the World” by Corey Taylor $15.99 – The guy from Slipknot and Stone Sour skewers the way America sees itself, and likewise takes a look at how the world views us.

Outer Limits & Mayhem

Haunted: Malevolent Ghosts, Night Terrors, and Threatening Phantoms by Brad Steiger (Visible Ink Pr) $19.95

Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America by Jesse Jarnow $19.99

The Practical Witch’s Spell Book: For Love, Happiness, and Success by Cerridwen Greenleaf $17

Portland Confidential: Sex, Crime, and Corruption in the Rose City by Phil Stanford (Feral House) $17.95 – Portland’s biggest dirty little secret: The untold story behind the Great Portland Vice Scandal of 1956-57.

Bigfoot Nation: The History of Sasquatch in North America by David Hatcher Childress (Adventures Unlimited) $22

Ancient Aliens & JFK: The Race to the Moon and the Kennedy Assassination by Mike Bara (Adventures Unlimited) $19.95


Put that in ur pipe and smoke it! ?? #weed #book #twinkie

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99 Ways to Make a Pipe: Problem Solving for Pot Smokers by Brett Stern $10.95

This Is Your Brain on Depression: Creating a Path to Getting Better by Faith G. Harper (Microcosm) $9.95

Feminist Weed Farmer: Growing Mindful Medicine in Your Own Backyard by Madrone Stewart (Microcosm) $9.95

Unfuck Your Adulting: Give Yourself Permission, Carry Your Own Baggage, Don’t Be a Dick, Make Decisions, & Other Life Skills by Faith G. Harper (Microcosm) $9.95


Americas New Order by SD Johnson $15


Record Culture Magazine #5 $20

Fashion Projects #5 $10


Evolution by Eileen Myles (Grove Press) $25

Black Queer Hoe by Britteney Black Rose Kapri (Haymarket) $16

Smile of a Crocodile by Vice Lesley $12


The Wrong Book by HuskMitNavn (Gingko Press) $12.95

For the Kiddies

We Are All Me by Jordan Crane $12.95

Hilda and the Hidden People by Stephen Davies (Flying Eye) $13.95