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War of Streets and Houses is ‘Staff Pick’ at Boswell Books

In Milwaukee, Boswell Books has made Sophie Yanow’s War of Streets and Houses a staff pick. Along with the recommendation, the store has also posted a nice review of the book on their blog.

Of all the graphic novels and comics I’ve read, this is by far the most complete, engaging, and altruistic: Yanow is the kind of artist whose work is destined for positive global impact.

Read the whole review here. Order a copy of War of Streets and Houses from Boswell Books.

Jason Little in 3D!

So Jason Little now has an online portfolio completely dedicated to 3D comics, all of which he’s done the actual 3D conversion for. It’s quite impressive – a process undoubtedly meticulous. You can follow this interesting project here. Though, you must provide your own 3D specs.

Cute Boys Alert: Sophie Yanow interviews Simon Hanselmann

We forgot to mention this near its original point of publication, but Sophie Yanow spoke to Simon Hanselmann way back in early September, grabbing the scoop on the then forthcoming United States tour with fellow Cute Boys Michael DeForge and Patrick Kyle. Their conversation was posted at The Comics Journal, and it can be read here.

If you’ve followed any comics people on Twitter in the last month, then you know the tour was a success. Yet, read this interview anyway, and act like it’s still September 8th. When all was good.

Recidivist Volume 4

Zak Sally’s ongoing project Recidivist is now another volume heavier. He completed it just in time for last weekend’s Rain Taxi Festival, and it should soon be on sale online.

For now, check out Zak’s site, and hype yourself up. Also, order Sammy the Mouse. It’s too damn good!

Fall Subscription Deadline Approaching!

Hey! Our awesome Fall Subscription deal will close on October 31st, leaving all those who missed it to permanently miss it. Don’t be that person!

Place your order through our website!

It Never Happened Again among Foreword Reviews’ ‘Best Graphic Novels of Fall 2014′

Foreword Reviews calls Sam Alden’s It Never Happened Again one of the best graphic novels of Fall 2014. You can see what other selections they made here.

Order It Never Happened Again from our website!

MCAD Visiting-Artist Lecture: Sam Alden

Sam Alden will speak at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. The event is open to the public, and it’s free. If you’re in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, you should definitely attend.

Visit MCAD’s website for more information. Order Sam’s latest collection, It Never Happened Again, from our website.

Uncivilized Books at Rain Taxi Book Festival

Today (Saturday, Oct. 11, 10am – 6pm) we’re camping out at the Rain Taxi Book Festival. Tom Kaczynski and Peter Wartman are holding down the fort at our table (63) but don’t miss special festival guests Zak Sally (new Recidivist!!!) and Anders Nilsen who are both debuting new books! Don’t miss their panel at 3:30! Tom Kaczynski will have advance copies of The Mammoth Book of Cult Comics in which he has a comic.

Stop by and say hi! Table 63!

Dragon’s Breath reviewed at Panel Patter

Rob McMonigal reviewed MariNaomi’s Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories for Panel Patter, as part of the site’s coverage of SPX debuts.

One of the things I really like about Mari’s work as an autbio author is that she does change things up on a regular basis. While I enjoy the work of others, their static style means that a heartbreaking moment and a silly one can get the same panel layouts or visuals …┬áIt reminds me a lot of Anne Thalheimer or the limited work I’ve read of John Porcellino, where there’s no set form to how the comic has to look.

Read the full review here. Order Dragon’s Breath from the Uncivilized Books website.