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Publishers Weekly previews Houses of the Holy

Laura Sneddon at Publishers Weekly has released a preview of Caitlin Skaalrud’s Houses of the Holy!  She writes:

Skaalrud’s graphic and poetic expressions of inner turmoil are affecting and honest, built over time through a collection of moody visual hints that point to mysterious past events in the heroine’s life.

Read the rest and check out the preview here.

Pre-order Houses of the Holy here.

Grimalkin Press Titles Now Available!

Uncivilized Books has merged with Grimalkin Press, and we now have Grimalkin titles available for purchase on our website, including the very popular interactive children’s book Little Grey Splot, and Simon Moreton’s newly released Plans We Made! Check them out!

Sam Alden Reading New Construction

We are happy to announce that with the launch of his new book, New Construction, Sam Alden has release events this week in Brooklyn, Montreal, and Toronto.

  • On Tuesday, September 22, Sam will be at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn, where he will be joined by cartoonists Cathy G. Johnson and Kevin Czap.  More information about this event can be found here.
  • On Friday, September 25, Sam will be doing an advance reading at the Librarie Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore in Quebec, Montreal.  Information available here.
  • On Saturday, September 26, Sam will be at The Central in Toronto at an event presented by the Beguiling. He will be joined by Michael DeForge, who will interview Sam about his life and career. More information is available here.

If you will be in Brooklyn, Montreal, or Toronto, be sure to come out to these great events!

Pre-order New Construction here.

Brooklyn Event:
Tuesday, September 22 at 7:00-8:30 pm
WORD Brooklyn
126 Franklin St., Brooklyn, NY 11222

Montreal Event:
Friday, September 25 at 7:00 pm
Librarie Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore
211 Bernard Ouest
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Toronto Event:
Saturday, September 26 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Central
603 Markham Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6G 2L7

Foreword Reviews spotlights Pascin

Joann Sfar’s latest book Pascin received a write up by Allyce Amidon in Foreword Reviews‘ Fall issue!  Pascin is Sfar’s biography of artist Jules Pascin, translated to English for Uncivilized Books by Edward Gauvin. Amidon says the artists “is truly brought to life in Sfar’s skillful hands.”

Read the rest of the review here.

The book is available for pre-order here.

SPX This Weekend!

We are getting excited about this year’s SPX, which is coming up this weekend, September 19-20!  SPX, or The Small Press Expo is a cartooning and comic arts festival that takes place every year in Bethesda, Maine.  It is also the event where the celebrated Ignatz Awards for outstanding achievement in comics or cartooning are presented.

Uncivilized Books will be there along with a bunch of our authors, and we will have a ton of new titles! Here’s what’s new:

  • Sam Alden will debut New Construction.
  • Caitlin Skaalrud will debut her new book Houses of the Holy.
  • Jason Little will be supporting Borb, which has been nominated for an Ignatz award for Outstanding Comic!
  • We will also be unveiling Simon Moreton’s new book Plans We Made, Derek Gieson’s new mini comic Doomin, and a second edition of Madeline McGrane’s sold-out Ice Heist.
  • Our publisher, Tom Kaczynski will be running our Table (A8-9), and will be selling copies of his book Beta Testing the Apocalypse, published by Fantagraphics. Ask him about Trans Terra… I’m sure there’s a good answer!

For more information about the festival, check out the SPX website.

Table A8-9! We hope to see you there!

Borb an Ignatz nominee!

Announced yesterday, Jason Little’s Borb is an Ignatz nominee for the category of ‘Outstanding Comic.’ The Ignatz Awards are the highest honors in alternative comics; winners are announced at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Maryland . We wish Jason the heartiest congratulations on his nomination. Borb is truly a wonderful piece of work.

We should also mention Lilli Carre’s nomination for her webcomic, The Bloody Footprint. We will soon publish Lilli with this Fall’s The Deaths of Henry King. And, our neighbor publishers, 2D Cloud, received a nomination for their book Big Pussy.

Check out Borb, if you already haven’t.

Fall Subscription offer ends Aug. 1st

A few days remain to subscribe for our Fall 2015 offerings. Sign up by August 1st and receive Sam Alden‘s New ConstructionCaitlin Skaalrud‘s Houses of the Holy and The Deaths of Henry King from super-star creative team Jesse BallBrian Evenson and Lille Carre.

The entire bundle is $55. You may also pre-order individual titles and save on the cover price.

Get it!

Incidents in the Night a ‘Best of 2015′ at Paste

Best of the year (so far) lists are popping up, and David B.’s Incidents in the Night has made Paste Magazine’s for comics.

Whether it’s read as a strange meditation on storytelling and obsession or a detective story unlike any other, this volume of Incidents in the Night has plenty of strange and compelling narratives to offer. As befits a story in which rare books and obscure histories play a key role, there’s a slightly insular quality here. The story being told is cerebral and visceral in equal measure, and it succeeds impressively in both qualities.

Read more here.

Zander Cannon talks ‘Over the Wall’ on The Bleed

For Bleeding Cool’s podcast, The Bleed, friend and cartoonist Zander Cannon chats about Peter Wartman’s Over the Wall. As we recently reported, the book has completely sold out with a new edition on the way.

Check out the podcast here. Pre-order Over the Wall from our website.

Uncivilized Press: 07/01/2015

Find Uncivilized Books in the news:

Pascin receives advance review at The Quietus

“After a cursory flip through these pages, one would expect Sfar’s biography of Jewish modernist painter Julius Mortdecai Pincas to be positively pornographic. Panel after panel of general nakedness often, but far from always, leading to varied sexual acts. But this is misleading, and the book engages the reader without any recourse to baser appetites. This is a rather excellent account of the artist’s life, serving also as a discourse on the nature of our creative urges.” Read more here.

War of Streets and Houses at Comics Worth Reading

“It’s rare to see such deep ideas about the ways we live and build explored in such a clear way.” Read more here.

Borb disucussed on TCJ Talkies Podcast

Mike Dawson chats with Box Brown about Jason Little’s tale of urban homelessness. Listen here.