IL – Patience Signing

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Cartoonist Daniel Clowes returns to Quimby’s Bookstore on Wednesday, March 30th at 7:00 PM to celebrate the release of Patience, the most anticipated graphic novel of 2016!

Patience is the first all new, original graphic novel from Daniel Clowes (Ghost World) in over a half-decade, and also the biggest and most ambitious book yet in a storied career that includes multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards, a PEN Award, and an Academy Award nomination.

Patience is an indescribable psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering with uncanny precision from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially “Clowesian,” and utterly unique in the author’s body of work. This 180-page, full-color story affords Clowes the opportunity to draw some of the most exuberant and breathtaking pages of his life, and to tell his most suspenseful, surprising and affecting story yet.

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Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
773-342-0910

IL – Nod Away Signing

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Press Release:

In Josh Cotter’s new book Nod Away (Fantagraphics Books), deep-space transport has been developed to take a small crew to a habitable planet in a nearby system in an attempt to begin colonization/repopulation. The Internet is now telepathic and referred to as the “innernet.” When the hub is revealed to be a human child, Melody McCabe is hired to develop the new nexus on the second International Space Station. The intersection of human psychology and the ethics of progress is examined through a sci-fi graphic novel that takes place in a not-so-far away future, while hitting home with the realities of consequence and consciousness.

Cotter garnered international acclaim in 2008 with his original graphic novel Skyscrapers Of The Midwest, released by AdHouse Books. For the past seven years, comics fans and critics alike have been calling out to Cotter for a new book. Nod Away is shaping up to be the most highly anticipated graphic novels of the year. Joshua Cotter lives in rural northwest Missouri with his wife, child, cat, and an astute sense of impending mortality. They keep him making comics.

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1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
773-342-0910

IL – D + Q Creators Signing

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Press Release:

Brian Chippendale (Puke Force) and Nick Drnaso (Beverly) sign at Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:00 PM. Cartoonist and Lightning Bolt drummer Chippendale’s debut with Drawn & Quarterly is a dark and dense social satire that comments on social media narcissism, the malice of the right, and the hypocrisies of the left. Drnaso’s Beverly delves into the barely repressed anxieties and obsessions of suburban teens. Join Brian Chippendale and Nick Drnaso for an evening of great comics and book signings!

Brian Chippendale is a musician and artist based in Providence, Rhode Island. He was one of the founding members of the Fort Thunder collective. Chippendale is the author of Maggots, If n Oof, and Ninja, and the drummer/singer half of the noise rock band Lightning Bolt. His most recent publication Puke Force comes out this Fall.

Nick Drnaso was born in 1989 in Palos Hills, Illinois. He has contributed to several comics anthologies, self-published a handful of comics, been nominated for three Ignatz Awards, and co-edited the second and third issue of Linework, Columbia College’s annual comic anthology. Drnaso lives in Chicago, where he works as a cartoonist and illustrator. His debut publication Beverly comes out this Fall.

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1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
773-342-0910

IL – Outside the Box Signing

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Hillary L. Chute appears at Quimby’s Bookstore on Saturday, April 19th at 7:00 pm!

Press Release:

We are living in a golden age of cartoon art. Never before has graphic storytelling been so prominent or garnered such respect: critics and readers alike agree that contemporary cartoonists are creating some of the most innovative and exciting work in all the arts.

For nearly a decade Hillary L. Chute has been sitting down for extensive interviews with the leading figures in comics, and with Outside the Box: Interviews With Contemporary Cartoonists (University of Chicago | 272 pages | 39 color plates, 31 halftones | 7 x 10) she offers readers a chance to share her ringside seat. Chute’s in-depth discussions with twelve of the most accomplished artists and writers in comics today reveal a creative community that is richly interconnected yet fiercely independent, its members sharing many interests while working with wildly different styles and themes. Chute’s subjects run the gamut of contemporary comics practice, from those of underground pioneers like Art Spiegelman and Lynda Barry, to the analytic work of Scott McCloud, the journalism of Joe Sacco, and the extended narratives of Alison Bechdel and Charles Burns. They reflect on their experience and innovations, the influence of peers and mentors, the reception of their art and the growth of critical attention, and the crucial place of print amid the encroachment of the digital age.

“This is a book of great interviews with great cartoonists. The interviews are great because Hillary Chute is great. She knows how cartooning works and she intimately knows the work of the artists she’s interviewing. The interviews are smart, insightful, and very readable. This isn’t dry stuff nor is it fluffy. It’s the real stuff. Anyone interested in the minds of today’s cartooning masters will want to read it.” –Seth, author of Palookaville

Hillary L. Chute is the Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of English at the University of Chicago and the author of Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics.

Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
773-342-0910

IL – B+F Signing

February 27, 2014 by  
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Gregory Benton signs at Quimby’s Bookstore on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm!

Press Release:

Gregory Benton’s book  was awarded the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art’s inaugural Award of Excellence at MoCCAFest 2013. An expanded version of  was published in the autumn of 2013 through AdHouse Books (USA) and Editions ça et la (France).

B+F is a wordless meditation on goodwill, hostility, and isolation. It’s a fable, a meandering tale of two friends that explores an otherworldly forest with a naked woman “F” and a large yellow dog “B” as they encounter its denizens, both benevolent and malicious. The characters are pulled apart by circumstance and the obstacles that they must overcome to find each other again.

Gregory has embarked on a nation-wide tour in support of B+F. He is excited to add Quimby’s of Chicago to the list of stores he is visiting. He’ll be “dedicating” books to customers, meaning that he’ll spend time with each customer drawing in their books, more common in the European comics festival tradition.

Gregory Benton has been making comix since 1993. He cut his teeth on the political anthology World War 3, moving on to writing and drawing stories for Nickelodoeon, Vertigo, DC Comics, Disney Adventures, Watson-Guptil, Entertainment Weekly, as well as contributing to numerous alternate-press comix anthologies. A graphic novel, Hummingbird, was published by Slave Labor Graphics in 1996. Gregory has also produced numerous limited-edition mini-comix. Hopefully you have some. His illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice and Fortune, among others.

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1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
773-342-0910

IL – Woman Rebel Signing

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Cartoonist Peter Bagge signs his new book at Quimby’s on Saturday, October 19th, 2013 at 7:00 pm!

Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
773-342-0910

IL – Laydeez Do Comics

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Joyce Rice and Kat Leyh of Symbolia Magazine appear at Quimby’s Bookstore on Thursday, August 29th at 7:00 pm.

Symbolia is a tablet magazine of illustrated journalism that pairs incendiary reporting with thoughtful illustration and comics, the first digital journal solely dedicated to the form. Symbolia was founded by Erin Polgreen Joyce Rice. Deanna Zandt wrote for Forbes that, “Symbolia has accomplished two major feats: elevated the status of illustrated, sequential art as a form in a neglected space, and created a new space for us to reimagine what journalism can look – and feel – like.”

Speaker Bios:
Joyce Rice collaborates with artists to craft intriguing narratives that merge audio, animation, and hand illustration with high-quality journalism. A seasoned illustrator and interactive designer – and a specialist in sequential storytelling, interactive content and publication design – she’s cofounder and creative director of the digital magazine Symbolia. Joyce publishes comics and drawings in a variety of independent magazines and comics anthologies, and has been self-publishing an ongoing diary comic – Bird Wizards! – since 2008. Her work has appeared in Columbia Journalism Review, has been written about in FastCo., Poynter, and other outlets, and she has spoken about the intersection of comics and journalism at the Michigan State University Comics Forum.

Kat Leyh is a Chicago-based illustrator who somehow manages to draw for a living. When she’s not doing that, she creates comics for fun. A few of Leyh’s comics have been published by Yeti Press Comics, and you can view more of her work at www.KatLeyh.com.

Laydeez do Comics is a unique salon with a focus on graphic works based on life narrative, the drama of the domestic, and the everyday. Invited guest speakers have 10-20 minute slots to present works/ideas followed by a Q&A. Launched in London in July 2009, the group has now expanded to other cities, including Chicago. Quimby’s hosts the Chicago chapter and it is usually the last Thursday of every month. For August the meeting is on Thurs, Aug 29th at 7pm.

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1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
773-342-0910

IL – Marble Season Signing

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Gilbert Hernandez signs at Quimby’s Bookstore on Thursday April 18th at 7:00 pm!

Press Release:

Join beloved cartoonist  (LOVE & ROCKETS) as he launches his new D+Q graphic novel MARBLE SEASON, his first semiautobiographical story of his childhood. Hernandez will present a fascinating slide show “From Funny books to Graphic Novels” featuring the comics of his childhood, in addition to a Q+A and signing.  These silver age comics not only influenced MARBLE SEASON, but also set the course for Gilbert, as well as his brothers Jaime and Mario, to become the legendary comics creator they are today.

MARBLE SEASON is the first ever semi-autobiographical novel by  acclaimed cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez of Love & Rockets, and is also his first graphic novel for Drawn & Quarterly. Meet Huey. He’s the middle child of a big family, growing up in a California suburb in the 1960s. He stages Captain America plays in the backyard and treasures his older brother’s comic-book collection almost as much as his approval. Set against the golden age of the American dream and the silver age of comics, MARBLE SEASON is a subtle and deft rumination on the redemptive and timeless power of storytelling and world-building in childhood.

Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
773-342-0910

X’ed Out Signing Tour 2010

Charles Burns (Black Hole) goes on a signing tour for his latest graphic novel X’ed Out:
10/19/2010 – 7:15pm
Philadelphia Free Library
1901 Vine St Logan Sq, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-567-4341 
10/20/2010
Million Year Picnic
Harvard Square, 99 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
10/20/2010 – 6:00 pm
Brattle Theater
40 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138
10/21/2010 – 7:00pm
Strand Bookstore
828 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
10/22/2010v – 7:30 pm
Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
10/23/2010 – 3:00 pm
IFOA – International Festival of Authors. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W., Toronto, ON
Info: readings.org or 416-973-4000
10/25/2010 – 7:00 pm
Books, Inc Berkeley
1760 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
10/26/2010 – 12:00 pm
Lee’s Comics
1020 N. Rengstorff Avenue, Suite F (by Costco), Mountain View, CA 94043
10/26/2010 – 7:30 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz D/B/A Bay Co. Books
1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
10/27/2010 – 7:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
 

10/28/2010 – 7:30 pm
Powell’s Books
1005 W. Burnside, Portland, OR 97209

 
10/30/2010 – 6:00 pm
Fantagraphics Bookstore
1201 S. Vale St. (at Airport Way S.), Seattle, WA

 
11/2/2010 – The Book Table Bookstore
1045 Lake Street, Oak Park, Chicago, IL 60301-1101

 
11/3/2010 – 7:00 pm
Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL