Noah Van Sciver Interviews Craig Thompson

As if the world’s busiest cartoonist had nothing to do… now Noah Van Sciver has a YouTube channel! Check it out. It started a month ago and already has great interviews with Zak Sally, John Porcellino, Joseph Remnant, and many more! Recently Noah caught up with Craig Thompson and got the latest news on the […]

About Our Social Media Presence

NOTE: The following essay/rant was originally published in the indicia of Cartoon Dialectics (vol. 2) #1 (Jan. 2020). This was before the current, and ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Now that we’re all insecurely self-isolated, social media has become both more important and more insane. Now you’re trapped inside, you have no choice but to check us […]

Uncivilized Books finalist for the Lammys and Indie Awards

The news is mostly bleak out there, so it’s good to focus on some good news for a change: a couple of recent award nominations! First up is Cannonball by Kelsey Wroten. It’s nominated for the Lambda Literary Awards (or Lammys for short) in the Comics & Graphic Novel category. Cannonball is also a finalist […]

Uncivilized Doomsday Plan

Quarantine Day 5 Our co-working office building closed its doors on yesterday (Tuesday 3.17). We had just completed our move to that space in late February. Now, less than a month later we had to move again. The news from China, Italy, and the rest of the world was growing increasingly dire. It was only […]

History of Uncivilized Books Part 2: Mini Comics Press

This is the third post in a continuing series. Check out parts 1 & 2. L.A. Diary The publication of L.A. Diary (in 2009) by Gabrielle Bell opened the door to other mini comics. Over the next 2 years we added new artists to the roster: Jon Lewis, Dan Wieken, and James Romberger. We continued […]

Sweet Little Cunt: The Graphic Work of Julie Doucet, by Anne Elizabeth Moore wins an Eisner Award!

It’s official! Sweet Little Cunt: The Graphic Work of Julie Doucet, by Anne Elizabeth Moore won an Eisner Award! We’ve been nominated almost every year since we started publishing, but this is our first ever win! Here’s a list of our past nominations: 2013: Post York by James Romberger (Best Single Issue or One-Shot) 2014: […]

Everyday Alchemy: The Comics of Gabrielle Bell

NOTE: This essay was originally published as introductory text to L.A. Diary by Gabrielle Bell in October, 2009. L.A. Diary was collected in The Voyeurs. “Quit the night and seek the day”— from a Magick ritual The Diary as a form didn’t begin to flower until the Renaissance and the “invention” of the individual. However, […]

History of Uncivilized Books, Part 1, L.A. Diary

Check out the first installment of the history of Uncivilized Books. Last time, I detailed the pre-history of Uncivilized books. This time I wanted to recall the events that led to the publication of our first proper mini comic: L.A. Diary by Gabrielle Bell. The Situation 2009 By 2009, I was back in Minneapolis, drawing […]

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