Uncivilized Books Nominated for six 2019 DiNKy Awards

Uncivilized + ODOD Books hauled in a pretty impressive collection of nominations for the DiNKy Awards! Six nominations in four categories! Gabrielle Bell was nominated for Best Anthology/Collection, and Best Small Press publication for Cecil and Jordan in New York. Noah Van Sciver was nominated for Best Small Press publication for One Dirty Tree. Tim Sievert was nominated […]

Public Statement/Apology Regarding Ginseng Roots

On the issue of the Ginseng Roots box cover image and the project in general: Concerns have been voiced on Twitter over the preliminary cover image to our Ginseng Roots Box Set. Various parties on the internet called out the artist, Craig Thompson, over Orientalism present in the image. The image chosen to preview the […]

Out Soon: Cannonball by Kelsey Wroten

We finally have some final printed copies of Cannonball by Kelsey Wroten. The book turned out amazing! Just look at the pictures! Kelsey’s art looks really great! We can’t wait until you get get your hands on it. Cannonball has been gathering steam since we announced it a few months ago! The book got a […]

Craig Thompson’s Ginseng Roots Collectible Box

As we’re making final preparations to print the first issue of Craig Thompson’s Ginseng Roots, we’re also thinking about the container that will hold the whole series together. A few of you out there have been asking about the Ginseng Roots Collectible Box which is currently offered for free with with 12 issue Ginseng Roots Subscription. […]

History of Uncivilized Books, Part 0, Prehistory

Uncivilized Books is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year. In 2009, when we published Gabrielle Bell’s San Diego Diary, we officially became a ‘publisher,’ an entity that publishes comics by creators other than me. How did we get here? Here’s the first installment of the history of Uncivilized Books. The name and the press date […]

Noah Van Sciver and Tom Kaczynski | Best Comics 2018 Lists

We’re delighted to find some of our books on several Best of 2018 lists. So far Noah Noah Van Sciver’s One Dirty Tree and Tom Kaczynski’s Cartoon Dialectics Vol. 3 made the cut. Noah’s One Dirty Tree is present on two lists: First up, One Dirty Tree is on Boston Globe’s list: A painful, moving […]

Kelsey Wroten’s Cannonball on Publisher Weekly’s Spring 2019 Top 10

First of all, we are thrilled to see Kelsey Wroten’s Cannonball on Publishers Weekly‘s list of Top 10 Graphic Novels for Spring 2019: “Wroten debuts with a story about the making of art and the coming-of-age of Caroline, a queer aspiring writer, alcoholic, art school graduate, and self-proclaimed tortured genius.” This is pretty cool! It’s […]

Spring 2019 Box | Uncivilized Books Subscription

We are delighted to announce the Uncivilized Books upcoming Spring 2019 season! Here are the new graphic novels we’re working on:  Stonebreaker by Peter Wartman Cannonball by Kelsey Wroten A Book For Sad Pets by Kristin Tipping Sky in Stereo Vol. 2 Mardou (with Revival House Press) All books are also available for preorder and as a Spring Subscription […]

Structures 67-78 by Sophia Foster-Dimino | utopian architectural fantasy

Sophia Foster-Dimino’s Structures 67-78 debuts today at CALA! Unlike many of the previous entries into the Structures series, this new installment is a treasury of the architecture of a lost world and a full-fledged comic-book! Take a look at this preview of Sophia Foster-Domino’s visionary utopian architectural fantasy. Join Dr. Elgik’s 003 Level class on “Pre-Percolation Pre-Foundation” as […]

Comics Manifesto: The Future is Now

When I started Uncivilized Books (back in 2011… it’s been 7 years!), I made this comics manifesto. I did it for a few reasons: first of all, to introduce the press to readers who are unfamiliar with it; furthermore, to help me think about what kind of comics Uncivilized Books should publish; and finally, to […]

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