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Plans We Made Praised on Panel Patter

The comics blog Panel Patter has posted a great review of Simon Moreton’s Plans We Made! Scott Sederlund praises Moreton’s gestural, elegant artwork and storytelling, writing:

The abstract spaces [Moreton] creates are without boundaries so that the world feels large and full of possibilities. But his drawings are suggestive enough though to make the experiences in those spaces feel authentic and contained. Even though the world feels wide open, there’s only so much freedom that can be experienced and Moreton’s drawings capture that conflicting expanse of possibilities and the limits of experience.

Read the full review here.

Plans We Made is now shipping from the Uncivilized Books store! Get your copy here.

Sam Alden at Skylight Books in Los Angeles

Sam Alden will be at Skylight Books in Los Angeles this Tuesday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. He will be reading from and discussing New Construction, which has been praised in Slate, Publisher’s Weekly and the AV Club, among others. This is the final scheduled reading of Sam’s release tour for New Construction. If you are in LA, be sure to check it out!

New Construction is available for purchase here (now shipping!)

Los Angeles Event
Tuesday, November 17th at 7:30 p.m.
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Comic Arts Brooklyn

Visit us at Comic Arts Brooklyn on November 7th (Table U8). We’ll have new books from Caitlin SkaalrudSam Alden and Simon Moreton + recent minis from Laura Park, Kevin Huizenga and Derek Van Gieson!

Hanging out at our table will be an all star cast of Gabrielle Bell, Sophie Yanow, Jon Lewis, James Romberger, Kevin Huizenga and Derek Van Gieson!!!

Check out the festival’s website for further info. See you there! Table U8!

Sam Alden Reading in Portland!

Sam Alden will be at Powell’s on Hawthorne in Portland, Oregon this Thursday, November 5th, reading from his new book, New Construction. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. More information can be found at the Powell’s website. If you are in Portland, don’t miss this great event!

Order your copy of New Construction here (now shipping).

Portland Event
Thursday, November 5th at 7:30 p.m.
Powell’s Books on Hawthorne
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214


Those Goddamn Fuckers Available Online

Those Goddamn Fuckers by Alec Berry and Andrew White has been released in full online!  Check it out here.

Purchase a copy here.

Plans We Made at Largehearted Boy

Simon Moreton’s Plans We Made is featured on the Atomic Books Comics Preview over at Largehearted Boy.  Check out the rest of the roundup here, and get Plans We Made here.

New Construction Praised on the AV Club

Sam Alden’s newest book New Construction was reviewed in the latest AV Club Comics Panel, where Oliver Sava writes:

With his delicate pencil work and skill for atmospheric, emotionally rich storytelling, Sam Alden has emerged as one of the most exciting talents in alt-comics. His new graphic novel New Construction is an exceptional showcase of his cartooning prowess.

Read the rest here.

Pre-order New Construction here.

Gabrielle Bell in Best American Comics 2015!

We are very excited to announce that an excerpt from Gabrielle Bell’s Truth Is Fragmentary is featured in The Best American Comics 2015Truth Is Fragmentary is a collection of funny, honest, and introspective autobiographical comics that has been praised in Publisher’s Weekly, the Atlantic Wire, and the New Yorker. We are proud to see Gabrielle’s work honored as some of the year’s best!

Several of our other authors were also recognized by The Best American Comics.  Sam Alden’s It Never Happened Again, Caitlin Skaalrud’s Houses of the Holy, and Sophie Yanow’s War of Streets and Houses were notable mentions.

All of these titles are available through the Uncivilized Books store. Check them out!

New Work by Sophie Yanow!

Sophie Yanow, whose Ignatz-nomitated book War of Streets and Houses was published by Uncivilized in 2014, has released a new comic, “Gaslight,” on her blog.  The comic is a powerful, personal short story which also appears in the new Rod and Cone anthology My Pace.

Read the full comic here.

Find her book here.

Pascin at Biographile

Joann Sfar’s Pascin is featured in an article by Tobias Carroll about historical and biographical comics at Biographile.  Comparing different approaches to representing biography in comics, Carroll writes that “Pascin represents a more experimental side of comics-as-biography,” explaining that Sfar’s stylistic shifts offer insight into Pascin’s mental states, rather than presenting a more linear biography.

Read the post here.

Get the book here.