Queer Babes Of Cartoons Release Party


Queer Babes Of Cartoons Release Party
Friday, January 25th
7-9pm

Well file this zine under RELEVANT TO MY INTERESTS. The QBoC release party will be your first chance to grab a physical copy of this delightful anthology. An event exclusive pin will be available, and there will be plenty of opportunities for giveaways, including signed prints! PLUS you’ll be able to hobnob with some of the great artists. Check out some art from the zine below and join us on the 25th.

Queer Babes of Cartoons is a collaborative fanzine dedicated to promoting queer representation for girls, femmes, and non-binary individuals in cartoons. This project features work from over 25 artists and proceeds from the zine will be donated to GLSEN.

Featuring art by:
Moriah Benton (curator)
Jiji Knight
Kat Tsai
Kelsey Wroten
Jenn St-Onge
EJ Chong
Becky Glendining (lgions)
Julia Reck
Emily Cannon
Zoe Moss
and many more!”

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2018 Holiday Gift Guide – We Still Have Great Stuff Left!


2018 Holiday Gift Guide Part Five
Never fear, we are open until about 5pm on Christmas Eve for all of your last minute gift needs!


AIR FRESHENERS!
$4 each
They smell nice. They look nice.


CAT STUFF!
$5 – $20
I mean, c’mon. How cute are these?


SIMON HANSELMANN ZINES!
$12 – $25
Limited edition, hard to find zines from the master of gnarly, hilarious comics.


SMUT!
$13 – $35
Mmmm, pervy goodness. Adults only!


PEOW!
$14 – $28
Funny, strange, and unique books and zines from Sweden’s best small press.


SWEATSHIRTS!
$25
Brand new, cozy as heck SHQ crewneck sweatshirts! The sparkly gold silkscreen logo captures the majesty of our handpainted window very well.


GIFT CERTIFICATES!
When in doubt, give the greatest gift of all: cold, hard comics cash. Not sure what book they’d like?
Let them choose for themselves! Available in any dollar amount on fancy letterpress certificates.

Have a wonderful holiday!
-SHQ-

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2018 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE PART FOUR – ALL AGES PICKS


SPIDER-VERSE BOOKS
Marvel Comics
$10 each
I assume you’re all already super fans of the new Spider-Verse movie. If you want more, here ya go! These are perfect places to start diving into the comics. Ages 10+


DOG MAN: BRAWL OF THE WILD
Scholastic
$10
Another volume of Dog Man to ring in 2019! Everyone’s favorite canine superhero is back for another adventure. Heads up, this one isn’t on sale until the 24th. Ages 7+


THE BUBBLE
Drawn & Quarterly
$13
Geneviève Castrée (1981 – 2016) wrote this book for her daughter before she passed away. Her beautiful illustrations are sweet and heartbreaking. Don’t worry, there’s a happy ending. Ages 2+


MAKING FRIENDS
Scholastic
$13
Dany is having a rough transition to 7th grade. She misses her friends and her old life. Sounds like the perfect time to inherit a sketchbook that brings her drawings to life (including the disembodied head of her anime prince crush.) Will she use this sketchbook for good OR SHENANIGANS? Ages 8+


SKYWARD: THE STORY OF FEMALE PILOTS IN WWII
Flying Eye Books
$25
Gorgeous illustrations bring to life the stories of incredibly cool and brave women. Inspiring! Ages 7+


UNCLE SCROOGE & DONALD DUCK: OLD CASTLE’S OTHER SECRET
Fantagraphics
$30
Classic funnies about the goofiest ducks in comics. Contains cool behind-the-scenes facts, covers, and other neat ephemera. Ages 6+

Stay tuned for our final installment…
-SHQ-

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2018 Holiday Gift Guide Part Three – Dave’s Gnarly Holiday


Big time ADULTS ONLY gifts, read and give at your own risk 😉


AMNESIA: THE LOST FILMS OF OF FRANCIS D. LONGFELLOW
Floating World
$10
Dead baby jokes, who doesn’t love ’em? I love ’em. You do to? That’s everyone. You ever imagine what’s happening to those babies in the jokes? Blenders, dump trucks, etc. Al Columbia’s new oversized zine is his way of letting you know that he likes dead baby jokes too. A lot. In full color art. No detail spared.


HORROR MANGA
Self-Published
$15
Remember that time you wanted to draw some scary stuff to show your friends that you’re edgy? But really, they were kinda questionable at best, and more laughable. Well, when Maria Nguyen puts pencil to paper, it’s the most (beautifully) f’d up horrifying stuff this side of actual murdering. Get this third collection of her drawings and freak out anyone that accidentally picks it up from your coffee table. Especially your mom. Also, yourself.


NEW YORKER CARTOONS
Self-Published
$15
Johnny Ryan put out a collection of his New Yorker cartoons for all the people that don’t subscribe to the periodical. It’s incredible what the New Yorker will print these days. Such freedom! Who knew?!


R. CRUMB DREAM DIARY
Elara Press
$25
Somehow Sammy Harkham started talking to Robert Crumb. (If that isn’t worthy of a book on it’s own!) In a series of communications Robert decided that he wanted Sammy to publish a book of some of his dream diary entries. They’re just what you’d expect them to be, and surprisingly satisfying. It’d probably be a great party game to have everyone close their eyes while someone reads the entries out loud. Hahaha, no it wouldn’t!


SABRINA
Drawn & Quarterly
$28
Dear Nick Drnaso, Your book is was very difficult for me to read. I became very concerned for the future of humans. It was heavy. So heavy I started searching for “bug-out bags” and “survival shit”. Turns out we people are kind of a mess, huh? Who knew? (Clearly, you do.) Well done. Sincerely, Dave


CAVEGIRL MONOLOGUE
Sacred Bones
$35
I was first exposed to Heather Benjamin’s art at Desert Island Comics many years ago. I was innocently exploring a spinner rack of zines when I was hit directly in the eyes with dogs, hair, vaginas, blood, flowers, etc. I won’t forget that moment anytime soon. This collection is the perfect way to see what a powerhouse artist can make when she basically tells everyone to suck it.

Stay tuned for part 4…
-SHQ-

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2018 Holiday Gift Guide Part Two – Dungeon Dungeon Picks


You can find Dungeon Dungeon inside the world famous Last Bookstore!


ASSORTED ENAMEL PINS
Rubbish Rubbish
$10-$15
Fashion icon Iris Apfel once said, “Put your money into accessories.” Who are we to disagree? Help the outfits of your loved ones reach their full potential with any of our 60 eye-catching pins. Then reward yourself with one. You’ve earned it. – Quinn


MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES
Image Comics
$17
Brubaker and Phillips are the Lennon and McCartney of noir. They are simply the best duo to ever do it. This story unfolds at a mesmerizing pace before crescendoing with a twist sure to make hearts race and stomachs drop. This stunning hardcover is a low budget wonder. – Quinn


BRAZEN: REBEL LADIES WHO ROCKED THE WORLD
First Second
$18
Wonderfully illustrated anthology of women who’ve shaped history. The lives of these amazing women are very inspiring, perfect for all ages! – James


ON A SUNBEAM
First Second
$22
Walden has created a wondeful modern romantic sci-fi saga, the storytelling is so engaging and her gorgeous art pulls you deep into her world. An instant classic. – James


FRANKENSTEIN
VIZ
$23
Just in time to help celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s masterpeice. Not only does Junji Ito give a disturbingly brilliant & faithful adaption of Frankenstein, there are several other horrific stories in this collection. A must have for any horror fan. – James


AZIMUTH – A JAMES JEAN ART BOOK
Pressure Printing
$45
A new art book from the master. This beautiful hardcover collects Jean’s gallery show from Kaikai Kiki Gallery in Tokyo are signed and numbered. All three printings of Azimuth are sold out and the book will not be re-printed. We were lucky to snag these! – James


MARVELOCITY: THE MARVEL COMICS ART OF ALEX ROSS
Pantheon Graphic Library
$50
Starting as just a kid who wanted to draw like Jack Kirby, this 300-plus page colossus details how Alex Ross found his trademark style and became one of the all-time greats. While his art has always felt larger than life, this really is how it’s meant to be seen. These pages are huge. AND there’s a brand new 10-page story of Spider-Man vs. The Sinister Six! All coffee tables should be so lucky! – Quinn

Stay tuned for part three…
-SHQ-

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