Archive for the 'Books' Category

Read an excerpt from Carl Barks’ Duck at The Comics Journal

The Comics Journal has published a portion of Peter Schilling Jr.’s new book, Carl Barks’ Duck. Read it here.

Our related Carl Barks blog content will conclude soon with a new piece from the author! In the meantime, pick up the book from our website.

Simon Moreton interviewed for Broken Frontier

To promote the Kickstarter campaign for his new book, Simon Moreton answered questions for Broken Frontier, discussing creativity and Plans We Made.

Personally, I think everyone can find their own voice through drawing; a style of drawing that is their own and enables them to say things that are important to them. That isn’t about drawing ‘well’, but drawing ‘honestly’; it’s not about being able to draw ‘better’ than someone else, but about drawing as truthfully to your own voice as you can.

Read the full interview here. Grimalkin Press’s Kickstarter campaign is winding down, but they’re still accepting contributions. If funded, Uncivilized Books will distribute the book this Fall.

The LA Times on Mana Neyestani, An Iranian Metamorphosis

Carolina Miranda covered Mana Neyestani and his book An Iranian Metamorphosis for The Los Angeles Times yesterday! “Rich, crosshatch images give many of the panels a moody feel (perfect for conveying the suffocating sense of imprisonment), ” she writes. “While government bureaucrats are depicted with tight, pinched faces.”

Read the piece here. Order the book from our website.

Stonebreaker continues at Study Group

Chapter 2 of Peter Wartman‘s Stonebreaker is underway at Study Group! Read it here, and expect further updates every Wednesday.

We still have a few copies of Peter’s Over the Wall. Order it while you can!

Full Stop Magazine reviews Dragon’s Breath

For Full Stop Magazine, writer Carmen Maria Machado reviewed MariNaomi’s Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories. “Slipping into the identity of the book’s subject becomes part of the experience — part of the radical empathy that is so important with the memoir. There is no room for judgment between these pages or in this genre; rather, only compassion.”

Read her full review here. Order Dragon’s Breath from our website.

Grimalkin is Making Plans

Our Minneapolis neighbors at Grimalkin Press are doing a Kickstarter for Simon Moreton’s new book, Plans We Made. It’s great looking book and we’re planning on helping them with distribution. After just a couple of days it’s already 40% funded! Check it out, and give ‘em a little push to get closer to their goal.

An Iranian Metamorphosis at The Mantle

Mana Neyestani’s An Iranian Metamorphosis received a really nice feature from Ariell Cacciola at The Mantle. “Neyestani’s panels take on a new life as I flip through his graphic novel reviewing the pictures that meant one thing a couple of months ago and now even more in the present. As a reader, I knew his suffering was real as I first read the book, but now it becomes even more of a crosshatched nightmare.”

Read the full piece here. You can order An Iranian Metamorphosis from our website.

The New York Journal of Books on Carl Barks’ Duck

Mark Squirek has written a great review of Peter Schilling Jr.’s Carl Barks Duck for The New York Journal of Books. “Schilling shows us example after example of Barks’ nearly limitless imagination. Throughout his essays he also reveals a dark side to the brightly colored world of Disney Comics when they were written by Barks.”

Read the full review here. Order the book from our website.

Incidents in the Night at The Quietus

Aug Stone reviewed David B.’s Incidents in the Night for The Quietus’ comic book random-up column. “As ever, the French cartoonist excels at portraying the mysterious and intriguing that lurks under the visibility of life on the surface.”

Read the review here. You can pre-order Book 2 on our website at a special discount!

It Never Happened Again is one of Copacetic’s 2014 best sellers

Copacetic Comics shared its list of best sellers for 2014, and Sam Alden’s It Never Happened Again is one of them. Bill Boichel’s store is amazing, so we’re proud to have published a book that’s sold so well with him.

Read the full list of great titles here. If you haven’t already, you can order Sam’s book from our website.