Eisner Nominated!

We got a couple of Eisner Awards nominations!

David B.’s Incidents in the Night Book One is now ALSO (it was an L.A. Times Book Prize finalist as well) nominated for the Eisner Awards in the Best U.S. Edition of International Material category! Big congratulations to David B. and the other nominees! We’re extending the sale on this book (20% off!) in light of this announcement.

Also, our publisher/editor-in-chief/art director/accountant/cartoonist AKA the guy who runs Uncivilized Books AKA Tom Kaczynski, garnered an Eisner nomination for Best Publication Design for Beta Testing the Apocalypse. You can get his book from Fantagraphics, or you can get a signed copy from direct us.

Congratulations to both!

Uncivilized New York

Uncivilized Books is coming to New York for the MoCCA Festival and a couple of post MoCCA events. Here’s what’s going on:

• April 5 & 6. 11 am – 6 pm. MoCCA Festival. We will be tabling with Gabrielle Bell, Sophie Yanow, Jon Lewis, Sam Alden, Alex Holden & Tom Kaczynski. We’re debuting Sophie’s War of Streets and HousesWest Side Improvements by Alex Holden and Eel Mansions #5 by Derek Van Gieson. We’ll be at table C25. Stop by! Info.

• April 5. 1 pm. Sophie Yanow will participate in the Comics and Protests Movements panel on Saturday at MoCCA Festival. Info.

• April 7. 7 pm. Sophie Yanow will read from War of Streets and Houses at Bluestockings in New York. Info. And here’s our Facebook event page.

• April 8. 7-9 pm. Sophie Yanow and Sam Alden are guests at Ben Katchor’s NY Comics & Picture Story SymposiumInfo.

War of Streets and Houses Launches at Librairie D&Q

If you’re in Montreal today you should go see Sophie Yanow talk about War of Streets and Houses at the launch event at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly! Should be loads of fun! I wish I could go!

Spring 2014 Subscription: Last Chance!

Today is the last chance to get our Spring 2014 Subscription! What a deal! Only 9 spots left for the free minis! Get it now!

First Review of War of Streets and Houses

The first review (starred!) of Sophie Yanow’s War of Streets and Houses was just published on Publishers Weekly. Here’s what they say:

Engaging and informative, the book covers a surprisingly broad range of subjects given its brevity. The black-and-white artwork may appear simple but each illustration conveys a wealth of emotional detail, from demonstrations to Yanow’s stripped-down view of herself. The book’s quiet deliberation becomes more impressive with each read; Yanow is an author/illustrator to watch.

Check out the rest of the review here.

Ed vs. Yummy Fur Excerpt on The Comics Journal

If you’ve wanted to get a feel of Brian Evenson’s (amazing!) new book on Chester Brown’s Yummy Fur and Ed the Happy Clown, check out this excerpt from Ed vs. Yummy Fur over at The Comics Journal. The book is the inaugural volume in Critical Cartoons, a new series of books of comics criticism. The second volume will be Carl Barks’ Duck by Peter Schilling Jr. More on that and the series, soon!

War of Streets and Houses

We’re getting very close to shipping Sophie Yanow’s War of Streets and Houses. That means our preorder deal is expiring today! Today is your last chance to preorder the book and get a nice letterpress bookplate with it (less than 50 left!). Don’t delay!

Eel Mansions #5

Is is #5 already?! It is! Derek Van Gieson’s unstoppable Eel Mansions series has reached #5. Infamous cartoonist Janet Planet, plots to kill her golden goose, the negative orphans continue their pre-pubesent existentialisms, records store guys do their thing, government agents Bert and Chee Chee continue their adventures in hell, and Satanist Wuppeteer, Armistead Fowler’s past further unfolds. Plus, Milk City, Tales of Abstraction House, and Doomin!

Now is a good time to get into Eel Mansions, we have issues 1-4 on sale! Number 5 will debut at MoCCA and will ship in April soon after. Available now for pre-order!

David B. Finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prizes

Uncivilized Books is really excited to announce that David B’s Incidents in the Night Book 1 is one of five finalists for the L.A. Times Book Prize in the Graphic Novel/Comics category. The full list of finalists is published here. Congratulations to David B. and all the other finalists!

For additional information, review copies, review PDFs, interview requests, and bookings, please contact: publicity@uncivilizedbooks.com.

The Comics Reporter chats with Sam Alden

We missed this: Late last year The Comics Reporter‘s Tom Spurgeon did an interview with the writer and artist of It Never Happened Again and Haunter, Sam Alden:

SPURGEON: So was having the time to devote to shorter stories as you’ve done since, was that the idea of moving away from a longer form work, or is there something about that particular mode of presentation that you weren’t into anymore?

ALDEN: I think that comic was drawn when I was still figuring out what I wanted to do. And one of the characteristics of being in that stage where you’re figuring out your own style or something, you’re really concerned with making a comic that looks like a real comic. So it looks like somebody else’s comic. Mine looked like Nate Powell’s.

What the shorter stuff allowed me to do in addition to learning a little more about storytelling is just to experiment and remind myself that it was fun to draw comics. Now I’m heading back to the curve. Now I feel like I want to settle down and do a more meat-and-potatoes, longer-form comic with some of the stuff I’ve learned.

Sam’s new book will have one of his longest efforts to date and is available for preorder now! Check out the rest of this great interview here.