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Off-Site: Saturday Strip: Comic Day MCA

Jul ’13
10:00 am



Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor Saturday Strip:

Comic Day at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

July 27, 2013, 10am – 5pm

On Saturday, July 27th the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago will be showcasing all that is amazing in the world of independent comics, cartoons, and animation in Chicago. This all day event will include a series of workshops, talks, screenings and performances that will take place throughout the museum. Highlights include a pop-up comic fair co-presented with Quimby’s Bookstore, an Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation film program, Chicago’s Second City performing comics-themed improv, a mini-comics demonstration by Jeff Brown, a large-scale interactive jam comic by Trubble Club, Ezra Clayton Daniels’s Comic Art Battle, and a live shadow puppet performance by Manual Cinema.

This event is in tandem and inspired by the exhibit Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes, hanging at the MCA Jun 29–Oct 13, 2013. Clowes is known for his his seminal comic-book series Eightball, as well as cover art for the New Yorker. Clowes is now well known to a wide audience following the 2001 film adaptation of Ghost World and the 2006 release of Art School Confidential, written by Clowes. In recent years, Clowes has realized the widely praised graphic novel Wilson (2010) and a serialized comic for the New York Times Magazine, a “middle-aged romance” titled Mister Wonderful, collected in an expanded hardcover edition in 2011.Clowes_Eightball18cover

Please note this event IS NOT at Quimby’s. It is at the MCA, at  220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 280-2660.

Off-Site Event! Dystopias vs. Enchanted Forests at the MCA!

Dec ’09
6:00 pm


Dystopias vs. Enchanted Forests
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago,
220 E. Chicago Ave, in Puck’s Cafe

Quimby’s and the MCA present a night of the Cabinet of Curiosities series, offered the third Tuesday of the month. It’s a curated grab bag of “un-lectures” about a myriad of topics that create a variety show-like evening of artist presentations curated by different groups from around Chicago. Our theme? Dystopias vs. Enchanted Forests.  Artists/performers that we’re featuring include Ed Marszewski (Lumpen, Proximity, Co-Prosperity Sphere), Kate Sheehy (puppeteer), Joe Mason (pop culture specialist), Oscar Arriola (street art archiver and documentarian), Jon Resh (Viper Press, Amped) and more!


The Museum of Contemporary Art presents: “Saturday Shorts – Zines: The Art of Intervention” With Anne Elizabeth Moore!

Dive into the world of self publishing with the guidance of artist Anne Elizabeth Moore in this workshop that looks at the powerful intersection between language and art. Participants create, publish, and distribute their own small books based on the structure of Jenny Holzer’s work.
When: Sat., Nov 1st, 1-4pm
Where: The Museum of Contemporary Art – NOT AT QUIMBY’S
How: To register call the MCA Box Office at 312-397-4067. Mention that you got this email from Quimby’s when you call the Box Office and pay only $35 to participate in this workshop (all supplies and museum admission are included).