Monthly Archive for April, 2024

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Fixer Eraser #7 by Jonas $3

The Hungover Gourmet #12 by Dan Taylor $5

Malt Adult #28 by Sarah Schmidt $5

X Kool Kids #7 Culture $5

Cherry Bomb #2 by Emma and Mari $15

Zines by Hali Kleinfeld: issues of Outfit Archive, Truth Serum #2 & more.

Life Advice in a Tweet From @Katya $8


Huge shipment from kuš: mini kuš! New issues of š!

My Body Unspooling by Leo Fox $9.99

Woof by Maty G (Wiggle Bird Mailing Club) $6

Myrodemus #3 Awakening by Finn Walker $8

CCC1.1 Same but Different: A New Magazine of Comix Skool USA Notes $8

Bogue #2 Winter Issue by Ruby Carter $6

Graphic Novels

Black Phoenix Comics and Illustrations vol 3 by Rich Tommaso (Floating World Comics) $14.95

Atlas Comics Library vol 2 Venus Strange Stories of the Supernatural edited by Dr Michael J. Vassallo (Fantagraphics) $49.99

Food School by Jade Armstrong (Conundrum Press) $15

The 7th Voyage of Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers and Other Follies by Gilbert Shelton & Dave Sheridan (Fantagraphics) $22.99

kuš graphic novels: Good Night and Sweet Dreams by Teddy Goldenberg (kuš) $14, Slikmiks by Mikkel Sommer and Mekl (kuš) $18 & more!

Music Books

Audio Erotica : Hi-Fi Brochures 1950s–1980s edited by Jonny Trunk & friends (FUEL) $34.95

Politics & Revolution Books

Unite and Win: The Workplace Organizer’s Handbook by Emergency Workplace Organizing Committee (EWOC) & Daphna Thier (Haymarket Books) $10

Constructing Worlds Otherwise: Societies in Movement and Anticolonial Paths in Latin America by Raul Zibechi (AK Press) $18

Essay Books

Manifesto : Three Classic Essays on How to Change the World by Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Marx/Friedrich Engels, Ernesto Che Guevara (Seven Stories Press) $15.95

All We Have Is the Story: Selected Interviews 1973-2022 by James Kelman (PM Press) $24.95

Hello We Were Talking about Hudson edited by Steve Lafreniere (Soberscove Press) $24

DIY Books

Healing Plants: From Elizabeth Blackwell’s Curious Herbal, edited by Marta McDowell $12.95

Fiction Books

Rachel Condition by Nicholas Rombes $17.95

Snow Woman and Other Yokai Stories from Japan by Noboru Wada, illustrated by Haruna Wada $15.99


Uppercase #61 $24

Chap Books

Ornamental Theology by P.T. Orbizol $5

Zine Club Chicago Online: Return of Zine Bingo Edition, April 23rd

7:30 pm

Zine Club Chicago Online: Return of Zine Bingo Edition
7:30 p.m. CT Tuesday, April 23 on Zoom

This month, Zine Club Chicago is bringing back Zine Bingo! Our twist on the classic game will give everyone an opportunity to go on a scavenger hunt through your own zine collections.

Check out our bingo card, grab your zines, BYOS(nacks) and join us on Zoom for Zine Club Chicago Online: Return of Zine Bingo Edition at 7:30 p.m. CT Tuesday, April 23, 2024.

Here’s how our version of Zine Bingo will work: We’ve created a zinecentric bingo card that you can find in this post and at (We’ll all be using the same card for the game; feel free to print it out or download it). Each box on the card represents a category of zines that you might have in your collection; for example, a how-to zine or a zine about cats.

Before we meet, search your collection and find one zine that corresponds to a category in one box from each vertical row on the card. The rows are marked with the letters Z-I-N-E-S. Each box also has a number in the corner. (Y’all are welcome to bring zines that correspond to more or fewer than one box per row, or to not bring zines at all and join us just to hang out.)

During our event, we’ll randomly pull bingo balls marked with the letter and number of each box on the bingo card. Folks with a zine that fits the category in the box we’ve called will then tell us about the zine they brought. We’ll keep going until we get a collective bingo! (Everyone is a winner at Zine Club Chicago.)

** RSVP required ** We want to make sure that our online Zine Club Chicago events are a safe space, so we won’t be releasing the Zoom link publicly. If you’d like to attend, please email to RSVP by 5 p.m. CT Monday, April 22 (the evening before our event). We’ll email you the Zoom link by 5 p.m. CT Tuesday, April 23.

-> Please note that we’ve changed the RSVP cutoff to 5 P.M. CT on the evening before our online event! <-

Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are always welcome at Zine Club Chicago. This free event series is produced by Cynthia E. Hanifin and sponsored by Quimby’s Bookstore. Anna Jo Beck designs our monthly flyers and created our logo, and made our Zine Club Chicago Shout-Outs site, where folks can peruse and recommend zines we’ve discussed at our events:

More info at the Zine Club Chicago social media channels: @zineclubchicago

Facebook event link is here.

Image descriptions

A red-and-blue infographic flyer, with an image of a round wire receptacle filled with bingo balls, and text that reads: “Zine Club Chicago: Return of Zine Bingo Edition; Online! Free!; Zoom info + bingo card on; 7:30 p.m. CT Tuesday, April 23, 2024”

A handmade Zine Bingo board with a description of a different category of zine in each square.

Off-Site: Zine Club Chicago: Zinemaking Hangout on Marz, April 30th

7:00 pm

Zine Club Chicago: Zinemaking Hangout on Marz
Life on Marz Community Club, 1950 N. Western Ave. in Logan Square/Bucktown
7 – 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 30

Local zine friends, Zine Club Chicago is thrilled to announce that we’re launching a new in-person meetup for folks who want to get together and make zines! We’re teaming up with Life on Marz Community Club, a brewery taproom and café space that we love, for an evening of zinemaking and camaraderie every other month, beginning in April.

Please join us for our first Zine Club Chicago: Zinemaking Hangout on Marz, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 at Life on Marz Community Club, 1950 N. Western Ave. in Logan Square/Bucktown. Free!

Zine Club Chicago will provide the zinemaking supplies! Just bring your creativity. Life on Marz Community Club offers awesome alcoholic, CBD, and non-alcoholic beverages from Marz Brewery and more, plus some very fun snacks, for purchase.

Life on Marz also hosts a Drink & Draw with resident comic illustrator Matt Salazar every Tuesday evening starting at 5 p.m., so feel free to arrive early or stay late to check that out, too!

Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are always welcome at Zine Club Chicago. This free event series is produced by Cynthia E. Hanifin and sponsored by Quimby’s Bookstore. Anna Jo Beck designs our monthly flyers and created our logo.

More info on the Zine Club Chicago social media channels: @zineclubchicago

Facebook event link is here.

Image description
A flyer featuring a background image of the red surface of the planet Mars and this text: “Zine Club Chicago: Zinemaking Hangout on Marz; 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 30; Life on Marz Community Club, 1950 N. Western Ave; Free; Info:”

April Window Artist-In-Residence Bianca Xunise!

Calling all punk city rats! Check out these amazing banners in our window by our April artist-in-residence, Chicago-based cartoonist Bianca Xunise! We could not love them more! Bianca will be here to celebrate the release of their book Punk Rock Karaoke on Saturday, April 27th at 3:30pm when they’ll be in in conversation by director, producer and author Jessica Hopper and on Independent Bookstore Day nonetheless!

Bianca Xunise’s work primarily focuses on the plight, joy, and daily struggles of misfits within the black community. In 2017 Xunise earned an Ignatz for Promising New Talent for their comic Say Her Name, an autobiographical story of police brutality and social justice. In 2020 Xunise earned their second Ignatz for their contribution to Be Gay, Do Comics published by IDW. Xunise has collaborated with Vogue, The Washington Post, The Nib, and Believer Magazine. They are also a contributor to the book How We Fight Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance along with Ta-Nehisi Coates, Tarana Burk, and Harry Belafonte. Bianca became the first nationally syndicated non-binary cartoonist when they joined the comic strip Six Chix in 2020 as their first black creator. More info at

Poster for event by Casoline Cash.