Monthly Archive for December, 2018

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MLA Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum: David Carlson and Landis Blair Present The Hunting Accident 1/4

Jan ’19
7:00 pm

The MLA Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum Is Delighted to Sponsor a Presentation and Social Event at Quimby’s with Creators of The Hunting Accident David Carlson and Landis Blair.

Drawing in the Imagination: The Power of Image and Text

It was a hunting accident—that much Charlie is sure of. That’s how his father, Matt Rizzo—a gentle intellectual who writes epic poems in Braille—had lost his vision. It’s not until Charlie’s troubled teenage years, when he’s facing time for his petty crimes, that he learns the truth.

Matt Rizzo was blinded by a shotgun blast to the face—but it was while participating in an armed robbery.

Newly blind and without hope, Matt began his bleak new life at Stateville Prison. But in this unlikely place, Matt’s life and very soul were saved by one of America’s most notorious killers: Nathan Leopold Jr., of the infamous Leopold and Loeb.

In The Hunting Accident, light comes from darkness, crime leads to redemption, and killers save lives. It’ll probably be a movie or Netflix show in a couple years, but for now, it’s a damn great comic book.” —GQ

“The subtitle barely captures the scope of this ambitious debut graphic novel, a mix of biography, history, social commentary, literary analysis, and more.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

For more info: Susan Kirtley  skirtley(at)pdx(at)edu

Here’s the Facebook invite for this event.

Fri, Jan 4th, 7pm – Free Event

Refreshments will be provided.

Quimby’s 2019 Zlumber Party 1/26-1/27

Jan ’19
9:30 pm


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Hey zinesters and comics artists! Come to our Zlumber Party (as in Zine Slumber Party)! This is the seventh year in a row we’re inviting you to come in and spend the night with us working on your zine, and start your year off with a creative frenzy! Get here at 9:30 on Sat, Jan 26th (the store closes at 10pm). Then spend the night here! Stay until 6am Sun, Jan 27th! (And yes, you can leave whenever you want before then if you want or need to.) So bring yer jammies and a sleeping bag, then leave in the morning with what you’ve been workin’ on! There will be snacks! And coffee!

This year we’re rolling out a new party twist: party PRIZES in these categories:

*BEST ZINE-MAKING TOOL (the coolest stapler ever? the world’s neatest scissors? a tiny tiny portable riso printer?)

*BEST PAJAMAS (can anyone say footies?)

*BEST SNACK (got a specialty?)

*BEST SLEEPING ACCOUTREMENT (Will anybody ever top the folks that brought the pup tent one year? Wanna show off that quilt you made from t-shirts?)

What: Zlumber Party 2019!

When: Sat, Jan 26th, 9:30pm – Sun, Jan 27th, 5am

Where: Here at Quimby’s Bookstore at 1854 W. North Ave, Chicago

RSVP: Give us a holler so we have a head count and know how much pizza to order!: info(at)quimbys(dot)com.

Invite your friends with the Facebook invite here.


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Helpful hints!

*In terms of what to bring, definitely whatever project you’re working on, whether it’s a zine, a comic, a book, a magazine, an artist book — independent publishing knows no bounds!

*Be here at 9:30pm (the store closes at 10pm). This is NOT a lock in; you can leave whenever you want. You can stay as late as 5am on sunday morning, which is the official end time for the event.

*Wear comfy clothes! Don’t forget your sleeping gear! A sleeping bag if you wanna take a break to catch a few zzzz (or just be comfy), a pillow, footie pajamas, a blanket, slippers…whatever makes you comfy.

*We’ll provide some snacks and coffee, but you may want to bring some snacks with you if you like. A good way to make new friends is bring food, is all we’re saying. If you have food sensitivities or allergies please bring whatever nourishment you need to bring to sustain you.

*We’ll also provide some office supplies (papers, pens, scissors, staplers, that type of thing), chairs and tables.

*One final note: Don’t feel pressured to feel like you have to finish whatever you’re working on before you leave. If you feel excited to work on your project once you’ve been working on it here, that you’ve started your 2019 off jazzed that you got the creative ball rolling, then we’ve done our job (that’s once of the reasons we do this event in January). When you’re all done with your zine and you want to consign it here, we’re excited to sell it for you. More info about consignment here:

Also, click here for more info about consigning at Quimby’s Bookstore NYC!


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New Stuff This Week

Isn’t our new window display awesome?

Zines & Zine-Related Books

No Apocalypse: Punk, Politics & The Great American Weirdness by Al Burian (Microcosm) $14.95 – Former Quimby’s employee and Burn Collector zinester’s collected work from 2000-2007 from columns he wrote for pubs like Punk Planet, Heartattack, and the Skeleton.

We The Drowned by Jonas $3

Shit Men Have Said To Me by Leah Short $3

Punk Called Rock by James Hippie $3

Pen Dive #1 & #2 by Lou Barrett $10 each

True Trans Bike Rebel (Taking the Lane #15) by Lydia Rogue with Elly Blue (Microcosm) $9.95

Thread #16 by Rachel Lee Carman $5

Mute Mutants Work by Matt Goldberg $12

Midwestern Upbringing Sum 2018 $4

Shut Up Bro by Hannah Chavez $5

Comics & Minis

Slow Leak #2 by Johnny Sampson $10

Your Friends Hate You So Much by Neil Brideau $8

Springs Swollen Fog by Kaitlin Kostus $2

Ambiguous Grunt #1 $3

Drift by Penina Gal $10

Three Stories Short Comics by Ashley Robin Frankln $5

Love Hurts by Ian Mackay $8

Hex Cymatics No Man #13 $15

Worms With Eyes and a Mouth #2 $6

Graphic Novels

Hi Jax & Hi Jinx: Life’s a Pitch – and Then You Live Forever by Dame Darcy (Feral House) $24.95

Cyanide Milkshake Collected by Liz Suburbia $19.95

Now vol 5 (Fantagraphics) $9.99

Memorabilia by Sergio Ponchione (Fantagraphics) $16.99

Now Is the Time of Monsters: A Graphic Discourse on Predatory Capitalsim (World War 3 Illustrated #49) $12 – This issue edited by Sue Simensky Bietila.

New Stuff From Peow Press: Mami by Diigii Daguna, Internal Affairs Tactical Stealth Internship by Patrick Crotty, Heat by Jean Wei, various prices

Welcome To Myself by Brad Rohloff $20

Parallel Lives by O. Schrauwen (Fantagraphics) $24.99

Politics & Revolution Books

Premonitions: Selected Essays on the Culture of Revolt by AK Thompson (AK Press) $20

Outer Limits

The Penguin Book of Hell by Scott G. Bruce $17 – What better way to send a gift with a message?

Cults That Kill: Shocking True Stories of Horror from Psychopathic Leaders, Doomsday Prophets, and Brainwashed Followers to Human Sacrifices, Mass Suicides and Grisly Murders by Wendy Joan Biddlecombe $15.95

Everything Dies! A Coloring Book About Life! by Bri Barton $20

Film Books

The Earth Dies Streaming: Film Writing 2002-2018 by A.S. Hamrah (n+1 Books) $20 – Collects the best of Hamrah’s film writing for n+1, The Baffler, Bookforum, Harpers, and other publications. Acerbic & hilarious.


Improv Nation: How We Made a Great American Art by Sam Wasson $15.99


Portland Stair Walks: Explore Portland, Oregon’s Public Stairways by Laura O. Foster (Microcosm) $16.95


Brewing Kane by Virgil Daniels $15

Hollow by Owen Egerton $16.95


Paper Magazine Win 2018 $10

Soft Magazine #4 $18

Lit Journals, Chap Books & Poetry

Berlin Quarterly #8 European Review of Culture $20

What Should I Be Doing With My Hands by Andrew Hertzberg $5

Epicurean Ecstasy: More Poems About Food – Drink, Herbs and Spices by Cynthia Gallaher $16

Overtime 50: Orwell’s Year by Paul Perilli $2

CHIPRC’s Zine Zine Club: White Elephant Edition, at Quimby’s!

Dec ’18
7:00 pm

We’ve all got white elephants in our zine collection — titles that stand out because they’re wacky, unusual, or simply defy classification. This month at our book club-style event for people who read zines, we’ll be talking about the most out-there zines we’ve acquired. Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are welcome to join us for a fun discussion and snacks.

We’re turning our Mystery Zine Swap into a White Elephant Exchange this month, too. Bring a zine (concealed in some way) and get in on the unwrapping, swapping, and stealing!

This event will be led by Chicago Zine Fest organizer Cynthia E. Hanifin.

Tues, Dec. 18th, 7pm – Free Event

Here’s the Facebook Event Invite for this month’s ZZC.