New Stuff This Week

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Moetorhead Patch $6 & Black Coffee Enamel Pin $4

KAPOW! Poetry & Comix by Juliette Torrez (Manic D Press) $15.95 – In the final days of the ’90s, poetry activist Juliette Torrez paired underground writers with up-and-coming comix artists, publishing their works in twenty-seven hand-stapled mini-zines brimming with gritty urban stories and comedic poetry, accompanied by quirky comic art. Yes, we sold them here. Excerpts from each mini-zine feature early works from Shappy (who worked at Quimby’s!), Greg Gilliam (friend of Quimby’s!), Sam Henderson, Jordan Crane, Ivan Brunetti, and many others.


Hope That Clears Things Up by Jim Joyce $3

Dance Dance Party Party Zine Zine: Appreciating Ten Years of DDPP Chicago by Liz Mason $2 – Remember jumping up and down on the bed to your favorite music, or dancing with your friends when you were a kid to your favorite song? That’s what Dance Dance Party Party is. Read about it in this artifact that’s part cultural preservation of a culture, part description of a successful autonomous zone, and ALL DANCE PARTY.

Sick Muse #9 $5

Chronicles of Roo #1 Anxious Thoughts $5

Fairy Tales for Cynical Girls vol 2 by K8 $2

National Teenset Outsider #33 $1

Hall Pass #2 $5


Sewer Cats by Jess $5

Tales of the Night Watchman vol 1 #7 It Came From the Gowanus Canal by Dave Kelly $8

Rabbit Who Fights #1 & 2 by Tim Hamilton $6 each

Fifty Flip Experiment #21 by Dan Hill $5

Eat to Survive Fall 17 by Jeff Mahannah $5

Issues of Laskimooses, $7 each: #36 by Kullan Kirkastuminen, #37 by Sisimmassa Sisimmyydessa + #38 by Haarautuva Risteys

Rollerblade Dan and the Puddle by Jillian Sander $5

Avoid Situations: An Autobiographical Collection by Lily Reeves $4

various mini-comics by Kirt Burdick, various prices

Cankor Calamity of Challenge #3 by Matthew Allison $5

various comics & zines by Billy Bridwell, various prices

Free Fantasy #2 by Kane Shirley $10



Why Comics?: From Underground to Everywhere by Hillary Chute $40 – An indispensable guide revealing the history of comics with analysis, as well as fascinating portraits of the fearless creators behind them. Focusing on ten major themes—disaster, superheroes, sex, the suburbs, cities, punk, illness and disability, girls, war, and queerness—Chute explains how comics gets its messages across more effectively than any other form.

World War 3 Illustrated Presents Fight Fascism! $12 – Founded by Seth Tobocman and Peter Kuper in 1979, WW3 Illustrated has been publishing cutting-edge, political comics. Now it’s a book series. Contributors include: Erik Drooker, Sue Coe, Isabella Bannerman, Kevin Pyle, and more.

Angels and Magpies: The Love and Rockets Library vol 3 by Jaime Hernandez (Fantagraphics) $19.99 – Various stores from L&R New Stories and Jaime’s NYT serial.

Satania by Fabien Vehlmann & Kerascoet $24.99 – Charlie searches for her missing scientist in the underground of Hell, which hides another world that exists beyond anyone’s expectations.

Blocked: Stories From the World of Online Dating by Ally Shwed & friends $25

2001 by Blaise Larmee (2dcloud) $24.95

Cats on Cats on Cats by Ally Shwed $15

Lady Killer vol 2 by Joelle Jones &? Laura Allred $17.99 – She’s a homemaker, wife, and mother–but she’s also a ruthless, efficient killer!

Acedia by Andre Coelho $10


Undocu-Ally: A Guide on How To Be a Good Ally for Undocumented Immigrants $5 – Pointers, tips and resources. Folds out into a ledger sized poster with emergency numbers, contact info and a big “Protection for ALL” Sign.

Global Discontents: Conversations On the Rising Threats to Democracy $18 – Noam Chomsky in convo with David Barsamian.

The Age of Jihad: Islamic State and the Great War for the Middle East by Patrick Cockburn $19.95


Chicago Yippie ’68 by Justin O’Brien $15 – A self-published, personal account of the 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention riots, when the author was just 17, caught up in the anti-war protests in the streets and parks of Chicago. Plus, words from other participants, 3 original maps and more than 150 photos.


The Dark Book by Kuang Chu (Gingko Press) $35 – A survey of 30 international artists working in a variety of mediums, portraying our darkest fears, that of pernicious scenes of life gone wrong and graphic images of inhuman monstrosity.

2 crazy, fantastical, made-up flora and fauna art books from Chilean artist Claudio Romo (from Ginko Press, $24.95 each): The Book of Imprudent Flora & A Journey in the Phantasmagorical Garden of Apparitio Albinus

Drew Friedman’s Chosen People (Fantagraphics) $19.99 – People chosen to be rendered by the man BoingBoing calls “The greatest living portrait artist.” Cartoonists, comedians, musicians and more.

Vintage Modern: Design with a Past (Sandu Publishing) $45 – A look at designers who blend vintage retro clip art influence and period colors. Logos, packaging & more!

Mix & Match: Exploring Contemporary Collage (Sandu Publishing) $45 – Featuring selected works from over 30 leading artists in the field, including Lola Dupre, Boris Peianov, Kris Tate and more!

Sword of Whatever: Stories and Artwork for and Inspired by Payton Leonard $24.99

The Last Will and Testament of an Extremely Distinguished Dog, illustrated by Mark Andresen, based on the poem by Eugene O’Neill (Gingko Press) $12.95 – This illustrated eulogy is a balm for anyone whos recently lost their dog, or a perfect gift for a friend in their time of loss.


How Not to Kill Yourself: A Survival Guide for Imaginative Pessimists (Good Life) by Set Sytes and Faith G. Harper (Microcosm) $9.95

Protest Knits: Got needles? Get Knitting by Geraldine Warner $16 – From pussy hats to yarn bombing, knitting and handicrafts have a long history in protesting. Here are 15 projects for some crafty therapy revolution.

Joyful Militancy: Building Thriving Resistance in Toxic Times by Carla Bergman (AK Press) $16

Elements of Healing: A Self-Care Primer and Workbook by Mender $5


Psychopaths: Up Close and Personal: Inside the Minds of Sociopaths, Serial Killers and Deranged Murderers by Christopher Berry-Dee $15.95

Hollywood Obscura: Death, Murder, and the Paranormal Aftermath by Brian Clune $16.99

The New Sirian Revelations: Galactic Prophecies for the Ascending Human Collective by Patricia Cori $18.95 – Cori traveled intergalactically outside of her body. Twenty years later, the transmissions she received affirm the prophecies these beings communicated.


Homesick for Another World: Stories by Ottessa Moshfegh $16


Untypical Girls: Styles and sounds of the transatlantic indie revolution by Sam Knee (Cicada Books) $29.95

The Unsinkable Bambi Lake: A Fairy Tale Containing the Dish on Cockettes, Punks, and Angles by Bambi Lake (Manic D Press) $15.95

Evil Dead 2 Adult Coloring and Activity Book by various $14.99

Gumby Imagined: The Story of Art Clokey and His Creations by Joan Rock and Joe Clokey $34.99


The Baffler #37 $14
Gather Journal #12 $19.99
AdBusters #135 #14.95
ID Magazine #350 $18.50
Corridor Journal #1 Bridgeport, Connecticut $15
Soft Magazine #3 Creative People and Their Day Jobs $16


Blue Ivy Carter: A Little Big Story by Tes Mekonnen $7

Fifty Feminist Mantras: A Yearlong Mantra Practice For Cultivating Feminist Consciousness by Amelia Hruby $15

Zizobotchi Papers vol 2 $13

Brick #100 $16