Monthly Archive for August, 2022

A Night with Acid Nun: Corinne Halbert in Conversation With Caroline Cash

Sep ’22
7:00 pm

We are proud to welcome back Quimby’s alum Corinne Halbert in celebration of her graphic novel Acid Nun! She is joined by another Quimby’s alum, Caroline Cash, as they talk about all things that may or may not include: cartooning, art, Quimby’s behind-the-scenes and other inspiration dragged up from the depths. It is only befitting with Quimby’s celebrating 31 years in September that our first in-person event since 2020 will feature 2 former employees in the very month of our anniversary.

Corinne Halbert in Conversation with Caroline Cash
7-9 p.m. CT Friday, September 30
at Quimby’s Bookstore, 1854 W. North Ave. Chicago IL 6622

Masks required for entry. This event marks Quimby’s first in-person event in the store since 2020, as we tentatively experiment with what it is like to having events somewhere other than online! Will we go back to doing more in-store events? Stay tuned!

About Acid Nun by Corinne Halbert:

A bad trip leads Annie, our earnest heroine, through a journey of suffering and self-discovery. Caught within the confines of her own mind, Annie struggles against the doubled weight of trauma and despair. In order to crawl her way out, she must grapple with the cruelest parts of her psyche, and make peace with her inner child and suppressed past. Annie argues with her demons and punches her way toward the light, with a little help from her dedicated and loving friends. Lushly illustrated with influences from spiritual iconography and psychedelic imagery, Halbert crafts an unflinching yet compassionate story about pain, rage, and the blessings we can give ourselves. CW: 18+ only. This book deals with trauma, sexual and physical violence, mental health, drugs, and other sensitive subjects. Preorder the book from Quimby’s here.

“Halbert’s art and writing throb with uninhibited scenes of sex and gore, crude but portrayed with wit. Each chapter concludes with her frank confessions about processing her own childhood trauma through creating these comics. Her openhearted emotional arc combined with such shock-erotic visceral imagery make for an entertaining and unexpectedly moving experience for gore-horror fans.” -Publishers Weekly

128 full-color pages; ISBN 978-1-945509-95-7, published by Silver Sprocket

About Girl In the World by Caroline Cash:

What’s everyone doing later? Some creatively named Facebook events? This book is about how a particularly chaotic 24 hours impacts a group of girls, and what they each get up to over the course of the night. Order this book from Quimby’s here.

“Girl in the World is drenched in equal parts love and despair, is softly satirical, and is just a lot of fun to look at. We predict Caroline Cash’s star is rising, make sure to grab onto its belching rainbow tail as it passes by and pick up this book if you want to see what the fuss is about.” -Broken Frontier

64 full-color pages, ISBN: 978-1-945509-36-0, published by Silver Sprocket

Corinne Halbert is a Chicago horror artist with an extensive book collection. Her work is heavily influenced by an avid obsession with 1970s cult films and vintage comics. Find her on the web at


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Caroline Cash can be found on IG at cash_browns. Her comic Pee Pee Poo Poo is nominated for two 2022 Ignatz Awards.


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Social Media Is Dead Long Live Social Media by Rachel Hyman & friends (Bitza Press) $8

Raw Herzik by Keith Herzik $10

Car Stoppers by Marc Fischer & Temporary Services $8

11×17 Issues #9-15 by Public Collectors & friends $14

Band Aids #1 by Cian Sol $10

Less Eggs More Undies $7

L J Williams’ Bookshelf Voyeur MINI ZINES, $3 each: Barbie Catalog & Me, Guide to the Catholic Sisterhoods In the United States & Me, Girl Scout Handbook and Me

Running Errands by Matt Marth & friends (Rock Pile Press) $4

Golden Thread Drawings and Words by Ash HG $5

Comics & Minis

Flowery #42 by Mel Stringer $7.50

Dan Zettwoch titles: Tel Tales #2 Patching Things Up $8, Redbird #5 Beware of Baldknobbers $5, Redbird #6 West of the Mississippi $5

Comics by AT Pratts, $10 each: Negative Space, Pratt Splatters Combo Platters, Healthy Body Healthy Brain

I Hope This Finds You june-july Daily Diary Comics by Kevin Budnik $6

Wolf’s Bane by Oliver Aguilar $8

Baby We Are Snowdrops by Zepure $10

Fifty Flip Experiment #29 by Dan Hill $5

Comics & the like by Christina Tran: Here and Now $8 Becoming Political, Finding Possibility Within Community $6, Beyond Tips on How to Protect Yourself as and Artist $5, It’s Okay That It’s Not Okay Book $18

Comics & Zines from young Chicago kids!

More Things in Heaven and Earth #3 by Kat Tuesday $4

Shapes In First Zine Extraordinaire by Samuel Edme $6

Prolonged Cinematic Offensive Gesture Sequence issues #1-#4 by Miriam Borgstrom $2 each

Graphic Novels

Loudest and Smartest by Alex Krokus (Silver Sprocket) $29.99

The Collected Grief Manual by Birdcap $30

Flip N Flop by Bella and Jackson $24.99


Ninety Days in the 90s by Andy Frye $18.99


Sensitive Content #1 $20


Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach $16.95

Witchy Shit

Outer Temple of Witchcraft: Circles, Spells and Rituals by Christopher Penczak $27.99

Ancestral Grimoire: Create Your Own Personal Book of Shadows by Nancy Hendrickson $17.95

Awake Dreamer: A Guide to Lucid Dreaming Astral Travel and Mastering the Dreamscape by Samantha Fey $18.95


Broken Pencil #96 $7.95

In These Times august $4.95

Mother Jones october $9.99

Chap Books

Forgetting Everybody’s Names by Datacorrupt Temper Your Expectations $5

Other Stuff

New Blank Journals from The Dream Bindery!

Into 2023 Calendar: As Best You Can by Nikki Mcclure $23.99

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Monsterama #3 Nostalgia Driven Horror Art Your Retro Horror Zine by Allan Graves $20

My Adventures With Pete and Pete by Julie Halpern $5

Moss Piglet August 2022 Mishaps and Misadventures John Bloner Jr. & friends $12

Nearly Perfect Necromancy of Lady Mondegreen: A Practical Guide to Malaprop Magic by Clint Marsh and Alexis Berger $9

Tomtlen the Lore of the Christimas Gnome by Danica Boyce $8

Popular Pandemics Spring 2029 $10

Songs to Heal to: A Playlist Zine by Emily Kardamis $5

This Must Be The Place by Randi Drozd $12


Late by Caroline Cash $10

Al Dente by Grayson Bear $6.99

Puke Banter by Gnartoons by James the Stanton $4.99

Oh How You’ve Grown #1 Red Haired King by Crescent Wrench FFrench $6

Basil by Sofia Diaz and Jillian Sander $8

Sketch Book Comics by Bridget Bilbo $5

Supplement by Ben Cherry $4

Ancient Futures #1 Rise of Valentino Cruz $20

Blank Frames by Nicole Rodrigues $10

Reptile House #10 $7

Graphic Novel

Acting Class by Nick Drnaso (D&Q) $29.95

Korean American Cooking Comics by Choi Watkins $26

American Cult: A Graphic History of Religious Cults in America from the Colonial Era to Today ***NEW HARD COVER EDITION*** edited by Robyn Chapman (Silver Sprocket) $34.99

What Remains: Personal and Political Histories of Colombia by Camilo Aguirre (Uncivilied) $19.95

Pretending Is Lying by Dominique Goblet $24.95

About 2019-2020 Diary Comics by Emily Kardamis $20

The Jodorowsky Library (Book Three) : Final Incal • After the Incal & more $49.99

Politics & Revolution Books

Unpayable Debt by Denise Ferreira da Silva (Sternberg Press) $27.95

Not “A Nation of Immigrants”: Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure and Exclusion by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz $17.95

Print Culture and the Formation of the Anarchist Movement in Spain, 1890–1915 by James Michael Yeoman (AK Press) $24

Against Borders : The Case for Abolition by Gracie Mae Bradley, Luke de Noronha (Verso) $19.95

Police: A Field Guide Revised Edition by David Correia & Tyler Wall (Verso) $19.95

The Future is Degrowth: A Guide to a World Beyond Capitalism by Matthias Schmelzer, Andrea Vetter, Aaron Vansintjan (Verso) $26.95

Myth of Human Rights by Bob Black (Nine Banded Books) $15


Autoportrait by Jesse Ball $20

Bad Gays: A Homosexual History by Huw Lemmey & Ben Miller (Verso) $29.95

Fifty Forgotten Books by R.B. Russell $19.95

Enjoy Me Among My Ruins by Juniper Fitzgerald $15.95

Fiction Book

Book of Extraordinary Tragedies by Joe Meno (Akashic) $17.95

This Weightless World: A Novel by Adam Soto $17

Metropolis by Monte Schulz (Fantagraphics) $34.99

The Wrong End of the Telescope by Rabih Alameddine $17

I Wished by Dennis Cooper $15

Witches: A Novel by Brenda Lozano $26

Mount Chicago: A Novel by Adam Levin $30

Damnable Tales: A Folk Horror Anthology by edited by Richard Wells $19.95

Bruges-la-Morte by Georges Rodenbach $14.95

New Stuff & Restocks from Amphetamine Sulphate:
Human Rights Amphetamine Sulphate Science Fiction edited by Philip Best $35
Talisman Angelical by Samantha Davies and Mathew Bower $10
Stricture by Isabelle Nicou $25
Agitation by Alexandrine Ogundimu $12
Sex Shops of Sherman Oaks by SJXSJC, Shane Jesse Christmass & Steven Purtill $20
Zealous Immaculate by Audrey Szasz $35
Braquemard the Clavicle of Gilles de Rais by Bladh Martin $25
Consumer Guide by Simon Morris $20

Mayhem & Outer Limits

All the Living and the Dead: From Embalmers to Executioners, an Exploration of the People Who Have Made Death Their Life’s Work by Hayley Campbell $29.99

Monsters of the Midwest: True Tales of Bigfoot, Werewolves, and Other Legendary Creatures by Jessica Freeburg, Natalie Fowler (Adventures Unlimited) $9.95

The Interrupted Journey: Two Lost Hours Aboard a UFO: The Abduction of Betty and Barney Hill by John G. Fuller $18

Music Books

TOTAL CHAOS: The Story of the Stooges As Told by Iggy Pop / Updated and Revised by Iggy Pop (Third Man Books) $33

Boyz n the Void: a mixtape to my brother by G’Ra Asim $14.95

Lit Journals

Anarchist Review of Books #4 $6

For the Young at Heart

Fox Tells a Lie by Susanna Isern & illustrated by Leire Salaberria (NubeeOcho) $15.95

Gifty Stuff

Verso Radical Weekly Planner Diary Jan-Dec 2023 $19.95

Garbage Pail Kids: The Official Tarot Deck and Guidebook by Miran Kim $24.99

Holographic Bat Sticker by Violet Reed $4

New blank books by The Galek Sea $10

New Stuff & restocks from Silver Sprocket:
Neighborhood Crime Watch Sticker $3
Jenn Woodall Flash Sticker Sheet $6

New Stuff & restocks from GodBlessGenerica:
Same As It Ever Was Sticker $2.50
ACAB All Cameros Are Bitchin Screen Printed PATCH $3.25
United States Flag HaHaHa Screen Printed Patch $2.50

Adam JK stuff:
Pronoun Enamel Pins $10
Mixed Feelings Magnets $13.95

New stuff & restocks From Secret Headquarters:
Death By Coffee Air Fresheners, $6 each: Hot Rod Skeleton Driving, Frog Banjo
Death By Coffee Patch Red Demon Coffee Devil Patch $5
Enamel Pins, $10 each: The Doctor Is In Lucy, Crimson Ghost, Murder Books, The Book Was Better,
Patches, $5: Crying Clown Downer, Whatevs 4 Evs, Lonesome Crying Clown, I’m So Tired Crying Skeleton, I Cant Sleep At Night Hanging Bat Patch, Stay Cold, Stay Away Skunk, Tender Cherub, Garfield Skull, I Want to Disappear
Matt Darling Overthink Everything Ghost Candle $5


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To Hold Infinity Zine Club Edition by Lary Wolf $4

G33K #1 Motion Arts Streetstyle Zine and Branding $5

Exuvia #6 $8

Comics & Minis

How to Be a Bug by Rachel Bard $10

Covid Desert Diary Winter 2021 by Walke Mettling $10

Is This Real by Sofia Diaz $7

Oompa Loompa Uprising: A Brain Sanitizer Zine $3.99

Hell For Devils #1 Heaven of Hell $3.50

Unseen Press Titles, $7 each: Ignorant Past issues #2 & #3, There Are No Words, This Land Is Your Land, Trifid

Graphic Novels

One Beautiful Spring Day by Jim Woodring $49.99

Boris the Potato Child by Anne Simon $29.99

Radium Girls by Cy (Iron Circus) $15

Sleeping While Standing by Taki Soma (Avery Hill) $16.95

Save It for Later: Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest by Nate Powell $18.99

Art Books

Dream in Color: 30 Posters of Power, 30 Black Creatives, curated by Tre Seals $29.95

Tom of Finland: An Imaginary Sketchbook by Tom Of Finland $39.95

Politics, Revolution & Essay

Abolition Feminisms vol 1: Organizing, Survival, and Transformative Practice, edited by Alisa Bierria, Jakeya Caruthers & Brooke Lober (Haymarket Books) $22.95

Crisis and Care: Queer Activist Responses to a Global Pandemic, edited by Adrian Shanker (PM Press) $15.95

Surplus-Enjoyment: A Guide For The Non-Perplexed by Slavoj Žižek $27

Heaven by Emerson Whitney (McSweeney’s) $18

Mayhem & Outer Limits Books

City of the Beast: The London of Aleister Crowley by Phil Baker (Strange Attractor Press) $22.95

Obsolete Spells: Poems & Prose from Victor Neuburg & the Vine, Press edited by Justin Hopper (Strange Attractor Press) $21.95

The Devil’s Atlas: An Explorer’s Guide to Heavens, Hells and Afterworlds by Edward Brooke Hitching $29.95

Film & Music Books

Cinema Sewer Collected vol 8 by Robin Bougie $24.95

Assembling a Black Counter Culture by DeForrest Brown Jr. (Primary Information) $20

Out of Space: How UK Cities Shaped Rave Culture by Jim Ottewill (Velocity Press) $20

French Connections: From Discotheque to Daft Punk – The Birth of French Touch by Martin James (Velocity Press) $20


Begin the World Over by Kung Li Sun (AK Press) $17


Adbusters #162 $14.95

Progressive aug-sept $5.95

The Baffler #64 $14

New Territory #12 Flight $15

Cinema Scope #91 $5.95

Breathe #48 $15.99

The Monthly Review july-aug $14

Mojo #345 $12.50

Wire #461 july $12.75

Geez Contemplative Cultural Resistance #65 $15

Chap Books & Lit Journals & Poetry

Brick #109 $20

Approach of Etiolqa by Will Dee $8

Granta #160 $19.99

Melting Pot by PJ Ziols $14.99

Other Stuff

Critical Drinker Floaty Pen Set by Brass Monkey $12

Ignota Diary and Weekly Planner 2023 $25.95

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The Match #124 summer by Fred Woodworth $3

Junk Drawer Picnic by Eric Bartholomew $1

2 zines by Lydian Brambila & friends: Poise and Resignation: A Zine on Monastic Life, Bread and Rose Ceremonies: A Bachelorn Fanzine, $5 each

Frightmarish Zine #2 $5

Normal Messy Life is Possible: Managing and Documenting Mental Health Issues through Diary Comics by E. Joy Mehr $1

Come Home to Me by Daija Guy $6

Ken Chronicles #64 + assorted back issues by Ken Bausert $4

Voyan Adventures #5 Starfire by Stephen Willems $5.99

Highgate Eye #8 by Dean Squishman $3

No Scene Zine #6 Presents How’s Ya Holes by BSide, July Timesheets & Spacebar $5

zines by Mara Gervais: Getting My Fill $5, Not Trans Queer Brown Enough $8

That’s Like Fighting Godzilla with a Squirtgun #20 $5

A vairety of photo zines by Alexander Mouton $7

Comics & Minis

Little Like Yourself by Sam Hensley $18

Riverside Companion #3 by Kevin Huizenga $8

various comics by John Weston: Homework, Weird Hand, Floating & more. $5-$20

Bats at Sunfall $3.50

Mini Party: 4 comics by Shoshanna Cohen $5

Twin Star by Alex Sensiba $15

Blood Letter by Audrey Gallacher $7

Comics by Zak Biggard: Father, Face Slashers Wall Smashers $3 each

Sleep by Jerky Pup $5

One Cent Robot Boyfriend by Elyssa Saldana $5

All My Friends Were There $10

Saint Christopher #1 $7

Eat My Shorts by Chris Resnick $5

Mineshaft #42 $15

Huey by Levi Friedman $7

Graphic Novels

The End: Revised and Expanded by Anders Nilsen (Fantagraphics) $24.99

Birds of Maine by Michael DeForge (D+Q) $34.95

Outer Wilderness by Claire Scully (Avery Hill) $12.95

The Bend of Luck by Peter & Maria Hoey $19.99

2120 by George Wylesol (Avery Hill) $26.95

We Are Indeed: A Knitting Circle by Zeno Pirone $22

How To Say Hello vol 2 by Max Morris $10

World Record Holders by Guy DeLisle (D+Q) $21.95

Politics & Revolution Books

Abolishing State Violence: A World Beyond Bombs, Borders, and Cages by Ray Acheson (Haymarket Books) $19.95


This Story Will Change: A Memoir, After the Happily Ever After by Elizabeth Crane $26

Art & Photo Book

Where Do We Go From Here: A Visual Narrative by Connor Sovak $20

Fake Signatures by Nathan Hiemstra $17


Ossman & Steel’s Classic Household Guide to Appalachian Folk Healing: A Collection of Old-Time Remedies, Charms, and Spells by Jake Richards $16.95

Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking: The Pink Edition by Eric Obenauf & friends $16.99

Tarot Original 1909 Book (based on work of Arthur Edward Waite, Pamela Colman Smith) by Sasha Graham $23.95

Weedy Wisdom for the Curious Forager: Common Wild Plants to Nourish Your Body & Soul by Rebecca Gilbert $16.99


Tape Op #150 $5.99

Project Calm #7 $25

Harpers Magazine august $7.99

Vive Le Rock #92 $13.99

Shindig #128 $14.25

Dazed and Confused vol 5 #276 $14.99

Empire July 22 $11.75

Fire #3 Art and Style by Rhys Anderson $2.50

Lit Journals

Bennington Review #10 $15

Culturala #1 $17

Iowa Review vol 51 #2 $8.95

Batshit Times #3 $24.99


Llewellyn’s 2023 stuff: Astrological Pocket Planner, Daily Planetary Guide, Magical Almanac Practical Magic For Everyday Living, Herbal Almanac A Practical Guide to Growing Cooking and Crafting, Sabbats Almanac: Rituals Crafts Recipes Folklore, Witches Companion a Guide to Contemporary Living, Witches Datebook 2023, Witches Spell-A-Day Almanac & more.