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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.

New mini comics available, including Do Not Disturb My Waking Dream #4

Today, find four new offerings from Uncivilized Books, including Laura Park’s latest issue of Do Not Disturb My Waking Dream. Scroll to see covers and read brief descriptions of each. Head to our website to order.

The latest mini-comic by acclaimed MOME cartoonist Laura Park!

Lemurs, medical advice, cats, how to be a cartoonist, dogs, anatomy lessons, did we already mention the Lemurs? Every page comes packed with Laura Park’s amazing cross hatching! Pre-order today, and receive in August.

A new collaboration from writer Alec Berry and cartoonist Andrew White.

Jack finds Aulisio slumped over in a bar. Is Aulisio a wreck with something still to give, or a ghost best left behind? Those Goddamn Fuckers is a short observation of a voyeur committed to a man without a scapegoat.

Part of our Uncivilized Lab program. Comics by our interns and other experiments.

Suitcases full of cash, ghostly gangsters from the 1920′s, and a chase on a frozen lake. Ice Heist is a cool adventure comic from Madeline McGrane.

Also part of our Uncivilized Lab program.

From Rachel Topka comes a love story … of sorts, between a chubby homunculous and a centaur … we think. Speakeasy is crazy, disgusting and hilarious.

Borb reviewed at The Globe and Mail

Sean Rodgers features Borb in the Globe and Mail‘s latest comics round-up column.

Little’s unassuming, daily chronicle of life on the street restores a fundamental measure of individuality and decency to this overlooked everyman.

Read the full review here. Order your own copy of Borb here.

Peter Schilling Jr. at Boswell Books

Supporting his book Carl Barks’ Duck, Peter Schilling Jr. will read at Boswell Books in Milwaukee this evening. If you’re nearby, come out and hear Peter discuss his idiosyncratic take on Carl Bark’s best Donald Duck stories. The store will have copies of the book as well as Fantagraphics latest Donald Duck collection in stock. The event begins at 7 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

Find further info here.

Jason Little at Atomic Books

Supporting his new book Borb, Jason Little will read at Atomic Books in Baltimore this evening. Also on the bill are cartoonists Sara Lautman and Preston Spurlock. Atomic Books is a great shop, so definitely attend if you’re in the area. The event begins at 7 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

Find further info here.

Uncivilized Books + CAKE 2015

The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo is this weekend, and Uncivilized Books will be there. Find us at Tables 87 and 88A. Uncivilized cartoonists Sophie Yanow, Sam Alden, Zak Sally, Kevin Huizenga, and Madeline McGrane will be hanging around our tables as well as exhibiting on their own. Publisher Tom K will man the fort!

Find CAKE at The Center on Halsted (3656 N. Halsted) from 11 am – 6 pm. It’s free and open to the public.

The Globe and Mail on Incidents in the Night

Sean Rodgers featured the latest volume of Incidents in the Night for the Globe and Mail‘s comics round-up column.

The plot sounds complex – what conspiracy isn’t? – but B.’s pen leads readers through all this shadowy logic using suggestive visual metaphors, stark compositions and weightless chase scenes out of a nightmare, dense with all the arcane symbolism of religious icons.

Read the full column here. Order Incidents in the Night here.

Gabrielle Bell featured by Paris Review

For it’s new video series “My First Time,” The Paris Review asks Gabrielle Bell about her early days as a cartoonist and publishing her first mini comics, which is incredibly exciting to see.

New to Gabrielle’s work? Order The Voyeurs or Truth is Fragmentary through our website.

Peter Schilling Jr. at Boswell Books

On Friday, June 12th Peter Schilling Jr. will read from his book Carl Barks’ Duck at Boswell Books in Milwaukee. If you’re nearby, come out and hear Peter discuss his idiosyncratic take on Carl Bark’s best Donald Duck stories. The store will have copies of the book as well as Fantagraphics latest Donald Duck collection in stock.

You can also order Carl Barks’ Duck through our website.

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That’s 520 pages from 5 very talented authors. Plus, as the above graphic notes, you’ll receive 3 free mini comics as part of your subscription.

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