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Paste Magazine on Incidents in the Night

There’s a new review of David B.’s Incidents in the Night: Book 2 up at Paste.

The artwork here showcases characters both grotesque and elegant: Travers’s gang in particular features a memorable selection of grotesques: a rogue’s gallery that could serve as the dictionary illustration for the term … The story being told is cerebral and visceral in equal measure, and it succeeds impressively in both qualities.

Read the full review here. The book is available for sale through our website.

Independent Publishing as Art

Catch a live broadcast of a discussion between Jean-Christophe Menu and Bill Kartalopoulos tonight at the Alliance Française in Minneapolis. Menu is a founder of the French publishing houses L’Association and L’Apocalypse. David B. readers may recognize the L’Association handle, as he’s also a founder.

The discussion will cover, as the title suggests, the art of independent publishing. To conclude the evening, Uncivilized Books’ publisher, Tom K, will join Anders Nilsen to discuss translating French works and their participation in the comics residency Pierre Feuille Ciseaux.

The event starts at 6 p.m. Further info is available on Facebook. See you there!

Borb reviewed at Cleaver Magazine

Reviewer Jesse Allen writes that while Jason Little’s Borb “is a comic strip, its impact is novelistic in every sense.” Read his nice write-up here. If you haven’t yet, order a copy of Borb for yourself from our website.

The Quietus reviews Incidents in the Night: Book 2

For The Quietus, Aug Stone writes that David B.’s latest is “a great occult detective story.”

Poetically told, rich in religious and societal allegory as well as knowledge of occult histories, Incidents In The Night 2 is full of strange delights, both large and small.

Read the full review here.

We have copies in stock, so pick it up. Unfamiliar with the series? That’s OK. We’re offering both volumes as a special deal.

Jason Little, Nick Bertozzi sign at Million Year Picnic

Catch the duo at Boston’s Million Year Picnic tomorrow for a signing and general meet-and-greet. The event is between 3 and 5 p.m. Can’t make it? No sweat. Jason has several other dates supporting Borb on the horizon, so see below.

PORTLAND, MAINE:
MeCAF (Maine Comic Arts Festival)
(exhibiting with Nick Bertozzi)
Sunday May 17
10 am – 5 pm

OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON:
Olympia Comics Festival
(Guest of Honor)
Saturday, June 6th
http://olympiacomicsfestival.org/

BALTIMORE:
Atomic Books
Thursday June 11th
http://www.atomicbooks.com/calendar.html

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND:
Symposium Books
Friday June 19th
6 pm
http://www.symposiumbooks.com/category/events-at-providence/

BOSTON:
Harvard Bookstore
Mon Jul 20
7 pm

Boing Boing excerpts Borb

Read an extended excerpt of Borb at Boing Boing. If you like what you see, consider ordering your very own copy of the book.

“What we want as people is a spectrum of acknowledgement, to be seen, to be known, to be understood, to be accepted. And that’s what Little demands from the reader: that you pay witness to this person’s life.” – The A.V. Club

Uncivilized Books at TCAF 2015

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is this weekend! It’s absolutely one of the best North American comics shows, and Uncivilized Books is thrilled to be there. With us, we’ll have new books like Borb and Incidents in the Night: Book 2 as well as selections from our back catalog. Uncivilized authors Sophie Yanow (War of Streets and Houses) and James Romberger (Post York) will be in attendance, as well.

So drop by Table 133, and say hey!

Lydian from Sam Alden

Space Face Books will debut a new work from Sam Alden at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival this weekend. Titled Lydian, it’s a 60 page collection of meticulously placed pixels, following a team of angular humanoids on their crusade against a bunch of evil, sentient buildings. Lydian is also available for pre-order for non-TCAF attendees.

And, of course, Uncivilized Books will publish Sam’s next book, New Construction, in the Fall. You can pre-order that here.

Jason Little reads at WORD Brooklyn

Drop by WORD Brooklyn tonight at 7, and hear Jason Little read from his new book, Borb. Publishers Weekly says “Little’s elegant linework, minimal dialogue, and unwavering focus on the man’s day-to-day struggles are powerful.” Find further info on the event here.

Jason has other future appearances planned, as well. We’ll remind you along the way, but here’s the schedule. Other dates may be added.

BOSTON:
Million Year Picnic
(with Nick Bertozzi)
Saturday May 16th
3 – 5 pm
http://www.themillionyearpicnic.com/jason-little-nick-bertozzi-signing/

PORTLAND, MAINE:
MeCAF (Maine Comic Arts Festival)
(exhibiting with Nick Bertozzi)
Sunday May 17
10 am – 5 pm

OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON:
Olympia Comics Festival
(Guest of Honor)
Saturday, June 6th
http://olympiacomicsfestival.org/

BALTIMORE:
Atomic Books
Thursday June 11th
http://www.atomicbooks.com/calendar.html

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND:
Symposium Books
Friday June 19th
6 pm
http://www.symposiumbooks.com/category/events-at-providence/

BOSTON:
Harvard Bookstore
Mon Jul 20
7 pm

Free Comic Book Day!

Uncivilized Books has teamed with 4 other small presses (Retrofit, Oily Comics, Study Group and Peow! Studio) to produce a Free Comic Book Day offering, titled Free 2015.

It features a color cover by Chuck Forsman and 40 pages of comics from the publishers. Artists include David B., Niv Bavarsky, Box Brown, Patrick Crotty, Max de Rodriguès, Hanna K., Alex Kim, Laura Knetzger, Kate Leth, Jason Little, Matt Madden, Jane Mai, Melissa Mendes, Oliver Schrauwen, Ben Sears, Jack Teagle, Derek Van Gison and François Vigneault. (Uncivilized authors are in bold).

So if you’re heading out for FCBD tomorrow, keep your eyes peeled for the book, and pick up a copy!