2015 Holiday Gift Guide Part Three


Hello everyone! It’s that special time of year again, when we show our loved ones how much they mean to us by giving them the most precious gift of all – comics! Over the next several weeks we’ll be sharing some of our very favorite things with you. We are sure you and your lucky gift-recievers will love them as much as we do.
2015 Holiday Gift Guide Part Three – Dave’s Picks


TRADING CARDS BY MOEBIUS
COMIC IMAGES
$2 each
Every once in a while we find a box of these beauties originally made in 1993. Every pack contains 12 cards. Some boxes have a chromium card! WTF?! Real chromium!


PINS BY SHQ & FRIENDS
SHQ/MISC
$5 – $10 each
What more do we have to say other than: Short Box Pin.


MINIS BY JULIAN CALLOS
SELF-PUBLISHED
$6 – $7 each
Three fanciful zines done by a wonderfully imaginative young local cartoonist just getting going in the world.


CRICKETS #5 BY SAMMY HARKHAM
SELF-PUBLISHED
$7
The most recent chapter of Blood of the Virgin might be one of the best pieces of storytelling this store has ever seen. No jokes.


INCUBATION BY CHARLES BURNS
LAST GASP
$10
A full color zine of recent, previously unseen drawings by Charles Burns. Imagine the recipient’s surprise when you’ve just given them the coolest thing they’ve ever seen.


MAD MEG
TIMELESS
$25
A (very) oversized zine of completely incredible line drawings done by the mysterious artist only known as Mad Meg. If that cover doesn’t grab you, nothing will! Published in France, so you know it’s good.


PUNKS GIT CUT ZINE ANTHOLOGY BY JAY HOWELL
LAST GASP
$25
420 pages of killer zines that you probably missed out on. Be the envy of your friends. All proceeds of this book go to Street Dog.


PAREIDOLIA BY JAMES JEAN
PIE
$45
You know that one kid in school that was always drawing on everything? Imagine if he kept drawing for 1,000 years. This book would be the result.

Stay tuned for our final installment, all ages picks…
-SHQ-

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide Part Two

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Hello everyone! It’s that special time of year again, when we show our loved ones how much they mean to us by giving them the most precious gift of all – comics! Over the next several weeks we’ll be sharing some of our very favorite things with you. We are sure you and your lucky gift-recievers will love them as much as we do.

2015 Holiday Gift Guide Part Two – Dungeon Dungeon Picks
All of these sweet books are available at both DD and SHQ!


THE PRINCESS AND THE PONY BY KATE BEATON
SCHOLASTIC
$15
“A pony with a tooting issue. A pony with a lazy eye. A pony that is too small. A pony that is too round. The Greatest Warrior of all warriors! You know it. For the reader that enjoys giant laughs. And farts.” – David


FABLE COMICS
FIRST SECOND
$20
“A striking collection of creators gather to retell and embellish much beloved fables from Aesop and beyond! Behold, the joy of leasons learned through the pens of greats like Tom Gauld, Jaime Hernandez, Mark Newgarden, James Kochalka, Eleanor Davis, and Sophie Goldstein (to name a few.) For the grown up that has had read those other kids books a few too many times to their children.” – David


YOU ARE A KITTEN! BY SHERWIN TIJA
CONUNDRUM PRESS
$20
“You are a little, nameless kitten in the world of a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure. Hours and hours of entertainment! Are you going follow the blonde human or the brunette human? What do you do? WHAT DO YOU DO?” – Quinn


OUR EXPANDING UNIVERSE BY ALEX ROBINSON
TOP SHELF
$20
“Single. Married. Married with kids…the grass is always greener. Robinson has the amazing ability to make the smallest decisions in our lives feel big and the biggest moments feel intimate. There’s a giant universe out there. Stop being self-centered. Buy this book!” – Quinn


DRESSING BY MICHAEL DEFORGE
KOYAMA PRESS
$20
“Other worldly collection of short stories by Michael Deforge. For the person that thinks they have seen it all and have it all. False. Fool. Truly jaw-droppingly nutty images, stories and ideas. It’s the gift that causes eyeballs to melt. Recommended.” – David


THE DIVINE BY LAVIE, HANUKA, & HANUKA
FIRST SECOND
$20
“Holy moly, these kids are terrifying. This is a story that hooks you immediately and drops you into a war torn country run by 10 year olds who smoke cigarettes and may be able to do actual magic. I have no idea what to compare this to…just read it!” – Quinn


THE PRIVATE EYE BY BRIAN K. VAUGHAN & MARCOS MARTIN
IMAGE COMICS
$50
“Marcos Martin’s art looks even better when you don’t have to stare at a computer screen. Once only available digitally, this hardcover edition also includes the original pitch document and emails between Vaughan and Martin about what they are striving to make. Get some awesome insight into how something this epic goes from just an idea to a book you can hold in your hands. Beautiful and badass sci-fi noir.” – Quinn

Stay tuned for part three…
-SHQ-

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SHQ Club Shirt 2.0

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The SHQ Club Shirt is back by popular demand, in a new colorway AND with a pocket! Available in the shop and through our online store.

We got together with Filth Mart and made an extremely small number of super high quality silkscreened shirts. Printing was done with water-based inks using Filth Mart’s press in the back of their shop on Fairfax.

Blanks by Filth Mart. Made in downtown LA.

– Tubular construction (no sideseams)
– Blindstitch on sleeves and hems
– Set on rib collar
– Slightly heavier cotton that has been washed for vintage look and feel
– Shorter body and sleeves like vintage shirts from ’50s to early ’70s
– Print will fade slightly after one wash
– 100% cotton, pre-shrunk

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Mitch Tote Bags

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Let Mitch help you schelp around your comics, groceries, records, toys, or anything you want! Art by the very talented Andrew Brandou.

Mitch totes are available in the shop and our online store. Through the holidays, get a free Mitch tote when you spend $50 or more!
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Don’t forget, Mitch is also starring in a line of shirts for grown ups:
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Through the holidays, get a free Mitch kid’s shirt when you buy 5 or more all ages graphic novels!

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide Part One


Hello everyone! It’s that special time of year again, when we show our loved ones how much they mean to us by giving them the most precious gift of all – comics! Over the next several weeks we’ll be sharing some of our very favorite things with you. We are sure you and your lucky gift-recievers will love them as much as we do.

2015 Holiday Gift Guide Part One – Julie, Malachi, & Lee’s Picks


LOSE #7 BY MICHAEL DEFORGE
KOYAMA PRESS
$10
“The latest installment in Michael DeForge’s one man anthology series. Perfect for your friend who’s not afraid to get weird.” – julie


THE FADE OUT (ACT TWO) BY ED BRUBAKER
IMAGE COMICS
$13
“Seedy Hollywood-underbelly noir murder mystery set in the ’40s! Killer art, knockout dialog. Super slick.” – Lee
(First volume available as well)


KILLING AND DYING BY ADRIAN TOMINE
DRAWN & QUARTERLY
$23
“Collection of Optic Nerve #12 – 14. Beautiful and sometimes disturbing stories of everyday life by the master.” – julie


AAMA (BOOK 4) YOU WILL BE GLORIOUS, MY DAUGHTER BY FREDERIK PEETERS
SELF-MADE HERO
$20
“The conclusion to maybe the most stylish and thoughtful hard sci-fi story I have ever read!
2001 meets The Thing meets Solaris but with better characters.” – Lee
(Books 1 – 3 available as well)


THE ETERNAUT BY OESTERHELD & LOPEZ
FANTAGRAPHICS
$40
“A gorgeously designed English language edition of the politically potent Argentinian sci-fi classic. For fans of Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut.” – Malachi


THE TATTOOED DRAGON MEETS THE WOLFMAN
PRINTED MATTER
$42
“196 page hand-risographed document of hundreds of fanzines, both bizzare and beautiful, with fascinating notation. Anyone that’s into sci-fi paraphernelia or underground eccentricity of any kind will love this collection.” – Malachi

Stay tuned for part two…
-SHQ-

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