Monday, January 24, 2011

Sat 2/26/2011: MILDRED PIERCE Chicago release party

The next Uncalled-for Chicago is doubling as the release party for MILDRED PIERCE ISSUE #4, "Comedy and the Grotesque" .... please join us in celebrating at

Quimby's Bookstore (1854 W. North Ave) ...

on SATURDAY, February 26th, 2011 at 7 pm.

Mildred Pierce is a (maga)zine, cofounded in 2005 by John Bylander and Uncalled-for Chicago co-host Megan Milks and coedited by the same. It is a somewhat annual zine dealing in art, writing and countercultural cultural criticism. This issue features, along with the artists and writers listed below, Marc Baez, John Berndt, Sabrina Chap, Max Eisenberg, Eamon Espey, Joyce Kuechler, Leeyanne Moore, Jimmy Joe Roche, Sean Samoheyl, Pippi Zornoza, and others. The cover is designed and screenprinted by Edie Fake.

Providing readings and performances at the Chicago release party are contributors James Tadd Adcox, Edie Fake, Jim Joyce, Vicky Lim, Ed Choy Moorman, and Ellen Nielsen!!!!!

Wine and refreshments plus limited-edition zines! HOLY COW see you there.


James Tadd Adcox is editor-in-chief of Artifice Magazine. He has had fiction published in TriQuarterly, Kill Author, Another Chicago Magazine, and Mid-American Review, among other journals.

Edie Fake is the author of Gaylord Phoenix, now available as a collection from Secret Acres. He’s received a Critical Fierceness Grant for queer art and was one of the first recipients of Printed Matter’s Awards for Artists. His drawings have been included in Hot and Cold, Creative Time Comics, and LTTR. Currently, he lives in Chicago where he works as a minicomics sommelier for Quimby’s Books.

Jim Joyce graduated from St. Rita High School in 2004. His zine, Or Let It Sink, explores desire, failure, and personal mythology. Jim works in the education field and enjoys keeping a journal.

Vicky Lim has a zine (Dear Jaguar) and a blog (Personal Statements) and lives in Chicago.

Ed Choy Moorman is a New Jersey-raised, Minneapolis College of Art and Design-schooled, Chicago-based cartoonist. He is the editor and publisher of the 2009 Xeric Award-winning Ghost Comics anthology from Bare Bones Press. ( +

Ellen Nielsen is an interdisciplinary artist whose body of work includes writing, performance, objects, video, and graphic design. She received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland and is currently pursuing her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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