Monthly Archive for October, 2019

Zine Club Chicago: Journalism Edition with special guests Megan Kirby and Aim Beland

Nov ’19
7:00 pm

Zines have always flouted the conventions and constraints of mainstream media, making them an ideal vehicle for journalists with important information to convey and the desire to skirt corporate restrictions, gatekeeping editors, and clickbait clichés. This month, we’ll be exploring our favorite journalism zines with special guests Megan Kirby and Aim Beland, who will co-facilitate our discussion. Megan, a zinemaker (Coffee Spoons) who covers pop music for the Chicago Reader and runs the live zine-making/storytelling showcase Meanwhile, will lead an interactive journalism activity.

Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are always welcome to join us for a fun discussion and snacks at Zine Club Chicago, the city’s only book club-style event for people who read zines. This free monthly series is produced by Chicago Zine Fest/Midwest Perzine Fest organizer Cynthia E. Hanifin and hosted by Quimby’s. Thank you to Zine Club member Aim Beland for suggesting this month’s theme and curating the event.

Zine Club Chicago: Journalism Edition with special guests Megan Kirby and Aim Beland

7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12

Quimby’s Bookstore, 1854 W. North Ave. in Wicker Park


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New Stuff This Week

Quimbys Logo Enamel Pin Button $10

pictured: multiple issues of Frontier by Lauren R. Weinstein, Hannah Waldron, Anatola Howard & more. $8 each, Crap Hound Big Book of Unhappiness by Sean Tejaratchi (Feral House) $42.95, Four White Horses and a Brass Band: True Confessions from the World of Medicine Shows, Pitchmen, Chumps, Suckers, Fixers, and Shills by Violet McNeal (Feral House) $16.95, Pieces #15 On Altered States by Nichole Baiel $3, Go All The Way: A Literary Appreciation of Power Pop edited by Paul Myers and S.W. Lauden (Rare Bird) $27, Rotten Faith by Corinne Halbert $5, Dayglo!: The Poly Styrene Story $36.99, Cults! Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know: A Guide to the Highly Unusual by Kim Cooper $14, Hallowzine Horror Anthology: Sometimes They Come Back $9.95


Crap Hound More Unhappiness 2019 Zine by Sean Tejaratchi $15 – Companion Issue to The Big Book of Unhappiness.

Joy Ride by Madi Baker $10

Welcome to the Keep You Miracle – A Neural Network Poetic Zine by Erin J. Watson $5

Held Safe Hold Space by Nick Disabato $15

Comics & Minis

My Dog Ivy by Gabrielle Bell (Uncivilized) $5

Sweaty & Upsetty Autobio Comics Sort of by Kathryn Hemmann $2

Lovers Only #2 Love Triangle by Sophia Foster-Dimino, Carta Monir, and Mickey Zacchilli (Youth In Decline) $6

When Do You Stop Growing and Start Aging by Madi Baker $10

Graphic Novels

Dog Days of Snake Pit by Ben Snakepit (Silver Sprocket) $25

Holy Hannah by Will Dinski (Uncivilized) $24.95

Algernon Blackwood’s The Willows adapted by Nathan Carson and illustrated Sam Ford (Floating Worlds) $12.95

The Complete Curvy by Sylvan Migdal (Iron Circus) $50

Winter Warrior by Eve Gilbert (Fantagraphics) $19.99

The Tower In The Sea by B. Mure (Avery Hill) $12.95

The Arab of the Future 4: A Graphic Memoir of a Childhood in the Middle East, 1987-1992 by Riaf Sattouf $30

Palimpsest: Documents From a Korean Adoption by Lisa Wool-Rim Sjöblom (D&Q) $24.95

Art & Design

Arcade Game Typography: The Art of Pixel Type by Toshi Omagari $34.95

Protest! A History of Social and Political Protest Graphics by Liz McQuiston $39.95

The Art of the Devil: An Illustrated History by Demetrio Paparoni $45

Silver Skate Seventies: California Skateboarding 1975-1978 by Hugh Holland $40

Politics & Revolution

Sticking It to the Man: Revolution and Counterculture in Pulp and Popular Fiction, 1950 to 1980 edited by Andrew Nette & Iain McIntyre (PM Press) $34.95

Outer Limits

The In-Betweens: The Spiritualists, Mediums, and Legends of Camp Etna by Mira Ptacin $26.95

Jack the Ripper’s New Testament: Occultism and Bible Mania in 1888 by Nigel Graddon $19.95

Lee Harvey Oswald, Lyndon Johnson & the JFK Assassination by John Delane Williams (Trine Day) $24.95

Magic Is Dead: My Journey into the World’s Most Secretive Society of Magicians by Ian Frisch $16.99

Music & Film Books

Frightfest Guide Werewolf Cinema by Gavin Baddeley (FAB Press) $24.95

Defying Gravity: Jordan’s Story by Jordan Mooney with Cathi Unsworth $28.99 – Jordan Mooney was described as the first Sex Pistol by Derek Jarman, Jon Savage and those who dared to walk up to 430 King’s Road between 1975 and 1981. Her achievements include being the public face of SEX, Seditionaries, and World’s End, as well as the motivating force behind Jubilee and the first manager of The Ants.

Crossover the Edge: Where Hardcore, Punk And Metal Collide by Alexandros Anesiadis (Cherry Red Books) $27.95

Bowie’s Bookshelf: The Hundred Books that Changed David Bowie’s Life by John O’Connell $18

The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick by Mallory O’Meara (Hanover Square Press) $26.99

Hollywood’s Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik $17

God Save the Queens: The Essential History of Women in Hip-Hop by Kathy Iandoli $27.99


Talk Like a Man (Outspoken Authors Series) by Nisi Shawl (PM Press) $14

Vernon Subutex 1: A Novel by Virginie Despentes $16

Some Trick by Helen DeWitt $15.95

The Factory by Hiroko Oyamada $13.95

Little: A Novel by Edward Carey $17


Rebent Sinner by Ivan Coyote (Arsenal Pulp Press) $19.95

Local Interest

Chicago’s Lollapalooza Days: 1893-1934 by Jim Edwards $21.99


Wire #428 october $12.50

Mojo #312 october $11.99

Poetry & Lit Journals

Collected Poems of Bob Kaufman edited by Neeli Cherkovski, Raymond Foye, Tate Swindell (City Lights Books) $19.95

The Common Literary Journal #18 $14

New Stuff This Week

The Crap Hound Big Book of Unhappiness by Sean Tejaratchi (Feral House) $42.95 – Also known as Crap Hound #10. IT’S HUGE!

Kramers Ergot #10 edited by Sammy Harkham (Fantagraphics) $34.99


Old Joe by Chris Auman $4

First Existentialist: A Rat Dream Club Zine by James Peterson $5

On Death and Other Tales of Moderate Intrigue by Dan Gleason $3

Asleep by Frederick Nitsch $15

I Saw Them In My Dream by Mike Centeno $5

92 Miles a Bike Trip Minizine by Jam Doughty $1

Start Your Own Haunted House – In Hair Raising 3D by GMH $10

Comics & Minis

PLUE #1 by Caroline Cash and Pei $5

Rabbits Who Fight #1 & #2 #6 by Tim Hamilton $6 each

Freaky #2 Numb Too 2020 $4

Nuns In Space Fighting Crime #1 by Mark Peters and Corinne Halbert $4

Brick Breaks Free by David Craig $10

Swipe by Ivan Miguel $4.95

Graphic Novels

Free Shit by Charles Burns (Fantagraphics) $19.99

Riding Shotgun by Jeremy Daniels $15

Swimming In Darkness by Lucas Harari (Arsenal Pulp) $27.95

Nancy by Olivia Jaimes $14.99

Dakwakada Warriors by Cole Pauls (Conundrum) $20

Brain Bats of Venus: The Life and Comics of Basil Wolverton (1942-1952) vol 2 by Basil Wolverton and Greg Sadowski (Fantagraphics) $44.99

Politics & Revolution

On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal by Naomi Klein $27

Problem With Everything: My Journey Through the New Culture Wars by Meghan Daum $27

The Chapo Guide to Revolution by Chapo Trap House and Felix Biederman $17


Mycelium by Annette Weisser $15.95

Outer Limits & Mayhem

Sunshine On an Open Tomb by Tim Kinsella (Featherproof) $16.95

The Science of Monsters: The Truth about Zombies, Witches, Werewolves, Vampires, and Other Legendary Creatures by Kelly Florence and Meg Hafdahl $14.99

The Good Reverend’s Guide to Infused Spirits: Alchemical Cocktails, Healing Elixirs, and Cleansing Solutions for the Home and Bar by Steven Grasse & Sonia Kurtz illustrated by Michael Alan $22.99

How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England: A Guide for Knaves, Fools, Harlots, Cuckolds, Drunkards, Liars, Thieves, and Braggarts by Ruth Goodman $17.95

Fungipedia: A Brief Compendium of Mushroom Lore by Fungipedia Lawrence Millman and illustrated Amy Jean Porter $16.95

Music Books

Out of Step: Washington D.C. Punk Interviews by David A. Ensminger $12

Girl In a Girl Band by Malia James (of the Dum Dum Girls) $35

Massive Attack’s Blue Lines (33 1/3 #140) by Ian Bourland $14.95


Shots #145 fall $10

New Territory #7 & #8 $15

Lit Journals

McSweeneys #57 Twenty-First Anniversary Issue $30

The First Line vol 21 #3 fall $8

New Stuff This Week


Vinyldyke #2 by Evelyn Bastian $3

Sleep Travel: A Dream Book by Jam Doughty $4

Dave Zine #15 I Survived 10 Years as a Solo Performer In Baltimore by David G. Cookson $5

ON Journal #3 $20

Comics & Minis

Ginseng Roots #1 by Craig Thompson (Uncivilized) $5

Who Is Sally Sugar Shack by Allie Trigoso $6

Laskimooses #46 & #47 $6 each

Unlimited Lives by Tommi Musturi (Boing Being) $10

Graphic Novels

New titles from Glom Press: Sleeps Corridor – A Ceda Sleep Story by Hawkins $15, Mist From the Geyser (Flamingo Diamond Part III) by Marc Pearson $10.

Maria M. by Gilbert Hernandez (Fantagraphics) $29.99 – The complete collection.

Mikel by Mark Bellido, illustrated by Judith Vanistendael $34.99

Daybreak by Brian Ralph (D+Q) $21.95 – Hard cover edition that includes parts 1-3 originally published by Bodega.

Reincarnation Stories by Kim Deitch (Fantagraphics) $29.99

Why Comics?: From Underground to Everywhere by Hillary Chute $24.99 – Now in soft cover.

Politics & Revolution Books

Censored 2020: Through The Looking Glass – The Top Censored Storied And Media Analysis Of 2018-2019 by Andy Lee Roth & Mickey Huff with Project Censored $18.95 – Don’t miss Steve Macek of Project Censored and friends discussing Censored 2020 here at Quimby’s on Thurs, Oct 17th!

Unspeakable Acts: Women, Art, and Sexual Violence in the 1970s by Nancy Princenthal $34.95

Like a Thief in Broad Daylight: Power in the Era of Post-Human Capitalism by Slavoj Zizek $16.95

Art, Design & Photo Books

The Graphic Art of Tattoo Lettering by BJ Betts and Nick Schonberger $25.95

Not In Use by Nick Rossi $10


False Bingo: Stories by Jac Jemc $15

Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson $27

Ghosts of Berlin: Stories by Rudolph Herzog $17.99

The Remaking: A Novel by Clay McLeod Chapman $19.99

Curious Toys by Elizabeth Hand $27

Music Books

Horror Stories: A Memoir by Liz Phair $28

Music: A Subversive History by Ted Gioia $35

Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc. by Jeff Tweedy $17 – Now in soft cover.


Hexing the Patriarchy : 26 Potions, Spells, and Magical Elixirs to Embolden the Resistance by Ariel Gore (Seal) $25

Manic Panic – Living in Color: A Rebellious Guide to Hair Color and Life by Tish & Snooky Bellomo (Black Dog) $21.99

Outer Limits

Nightmareland: Travels at the Borders of Sleep, Dreams, and Wakefulness by Lex Lonehood Nover $18

Tesla: Inventor of the Modern by Richard Munson 16.95


Cinema Retro vol 15 #45 $11.99

Shindig #95 $13.99

The Point #20 fall $14.99

RFD #179 fall $11.95

Frankie #91 $16.99

New Stuff This Week

Slingshot 2020 Organizers: Pocket Size $8, Large Spiral $16 – Various colors!

LiartownUSA’s Social Justice Kittens 2020 Calendar by Sean Tejaratchi $18

The New Woman’s Survival Catalog: A Woman-made Book by Kirsten Grimstad and Susan Rennie (Primary Information) $30 – At once practical and creative, this book was feminism’s Whole Earth Catalog.



Lullaby for the Drowned by Jonas $1

Cook Zine by Beau Campolo $8

Radix Media zines, $10 each: What You Call a Science Fiction Series by Germ Lynn, Hard Mother – Spider Mother – Soft Mother by Hal Y. Zhang & more.

Attential Cane – Twenty Six Dogs Found on Street View by Laurel Hauge $12

Antonia by JB $3

Lobster Quest by Daphne $5

Queer Sailors #5 Marine Biology $8

Comfort Zone by Annie Leue $4

Comics & Minis

Coin Op by Maria & Peter Hoey: #8 Infatuation $19.95, #11 Karl Marx Bolan (Spaceball Ricochet Alt Take) $8

Kids With Guns by Alex Nall $8

Bubbles #4 An Independent Fanzine About Comics and Manga $6

Ghosts Who Know People I Know #3 & #4 by Kaitlin Martin $17 each

All Time Comics Zerosis Deathscape #4 by Josh Bayer and Josh Simmons $4.99

Daikaiju Team Alpha by JB Roe $10

Stripburger #73 $10

Rude Panda by Dave Cramske $5

In Jest by Quinn Koeneman $19.99

Graphic Novels

The Envious Siblings: and Other Morbid Nursery Rhymes by Landis Blair $20 – Don’t miss Landis here net week with Eddie Campbell on Tues, October 8th!

The Best American Comics 2019 edited by Jillian Tamaki & Bill Kartalopoulos $25

Qualification by David Heatley $26.95

Commute: An Illustrated Memoir of Female Shame by Erin Williams $24.99

Revenger and the Fog by Charles Forsman (Bergan Street Comics) $18.95

Check Please Book 1 Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu $22.50

Flaming Carrot Comics Omnibus by Bob Burden $24.99

Grease Bats by Archie Bongiovanni $19.99

Girl Town by Casey Nowak $19.99

Return to Romance: The Strange Love Stories of Ogden Whitney edited by Dan Nadel & Frank Santoro (New York Review Comics) $19.95

Beasts of Burden Volume 2: Neighborhood Watch by Evan Dorkin & friends $29.99

Politics & Revolution

Luigi Galleani: The Most Dangerous Anarchist in America by Antonio Senta (AK Press) $18

The Little Book of Queer Icons: The inspiring true stories behind groundbreaking LGBTQ+ icons by Samuel Alexander $9.99

So You Want to Talk About Race SC by Ijeoma Oluo $16.99

Art & Design Books

Godless Utopia: Soviet Anti-Religious Propaganda edited by by Roland Elliott Brown, Damon Murray & Stephen Sorrell (Fuel) $34.95

Tree of Life by Tim Biskup $35

Daniel Champion Drawings by Shelf Shelf $15

Music / Film / Media

Face It: A Memoir by Debbie Harry $32.50

Disgraceland: Musicians Getting Away with Murder and Behaving Very Badly by Jake Brennan $28

The Song of the Machine: From Disco to DJs to Techno, a Graphic Novel of Electronic Music by David Blot & Mathias Cousin (Black Dog & Leventhal) $24.99

Disasterama!: Adventures in the Queer Underground 1977 to 1997 by Alvin Orloff $16

Downtown Pop Underground: New York City and the literary punks, renegade artists, DIY filmmakers, mad playwrights, and rock n roll glitter queens who revolutionized culture by Kembrew McLeod $17 – Now in soft cover.

Movies (And Other Things) by Shea Serrano & illustrated by Arturo Torres $25

Hardcore Fanzine – Good and Plenty 1989-1992 (Draw Down Books) $25

‘Til Wrong Feels Right: Lyrics and More by Iggy Pop $35

Outer Limits

The Ghost: A Cultural History by Susan Owens $19.99


Hex Life: Wicked New Tales Of Witchery edited by Christopher Golding $24.95

Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky $30

Killing Commendatore: A Novel by Haruki Murakami $17 – Now in soft cover.


Adbusters #146 $14.95

Uppercase #43 $18

Tape Op #133 oct nov $5.99

Lit Journals & Poetry

N+1 #35 Fall 19 $14.95

Water the Plants While I’m Away by Emma Debono $16

Coffee People Zine #6 $15


Phile, The International Journal of Desire and Curiosity #4 Predicaments $23

Flashland vol 1 #5 Abortion – A Mini Guide $8