This weekend, find Uncivilized Books at Linework NW out in Portland. With us, we’ll have new books like Borb and Incidents in the Night: Book 2 as well as selections from our back catalog. Author Sam Alden (It Never Happened Again, New Construction) will also be in attendance at his own table, 25A.
Drop by Table 06, and say hey. It’s sure to be a good show.
The Center for Cartoon Studies hosts its annual ‘Industry Day’ today. Students will have the chance to chat with top comics professionals to arrange internships and have their portfolios reviewed. Our publisher Tom Kaczynksi is one of the five guests invited. Others include Jen Vaughn (Fantagraphics, ComicsCurator), Allison Baker (Monkey Brain Comics), Chris Pitzer (AdHouse) and Bill Kartalopoulos (Best American Comics).
Find out more about CCS’s ‘Industry Day’ here.
WORD Brooklyn will host Jason Little on Wednesday, May 6th to sign copies of Borb, his latest book. Check out the event page on Facebook, and RSVP. It should be a great time.
Jason Little’s Borb has made the Chicago Tribune via writer Jake Austen. “What makes Little’s approach and execution so impactful is the way it subverts the wacky expectations of the medium.”
Read the full review here. Order the book via our website.
We’re traveling to New York for MoCCA this weekend, where we’ll debut new books and mini comics (more on that below). Meet Uncivilized authors like Jason Little, Sophie Yanow, James Romberger and Jon Lewis, and catch up with us. We’re at Table 317!
Borb, by Jason Little
Jason Little’s latest stings with black humor, depicting an urban Candide buried by misfortune. Following the tradition of the comic strip slapstick vagabond, Little gracefully weaves this narrative through compelling four-panel gag strips.
Incidents in the Night: Book 2, by David B.
David B.’s previous, autobiographical work Epileptic entangles with Incidents‘ fantastical, adventurous tone. The questions posed by the first volume complicate as the lines between dream and reality blur.
Ice Heist, by Madeline McGrane
A supernatural, bubblegum thriller involving ghosts, an urban legend and a suitcase stuffed with money.
Those Goddamn Fuckers, by Alec Berry and Andrew White
A hard-boiled comics poem about a journalist’s struggle to focus and the blame he cannot place.
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See you there!
The Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference is in Minneapolis this weekend, and we’ll be there. Find us at Booth #839. Writers Brian Evenson and Peter Schilling Jr. will also be in attendance, signing for any interested readers.
Also, out publisher Tom Kaczynski will be on a panel discussing Graphic Novels in translation. It’s today (Thursday) at 10:30 AM, Room 205 A&B, Level 2. Here’s the description.
R141. The Voyage of Graphic Literary Forms. (Mercedes Gilliom, Erica Mena, Tomasz Kaczynski, Brian Evenson, Diana Arterian) Four panelists who work at the intersection of graphic literature and translation discuss the challenges and benefits of transporting graphic literary forms from one language and culture to another. These writers, artists, and translators with backgrounds in comics creation, translation, editing, and publishing come together to share their experiences in reaching new audiences and markets for this expanding element in the creative writing landscape.
AWP promises to be a big show! It starts today and will run through Saturday, April 11th. Hope you can make it!
Shea Hennum reviews Jason Little’s new book, Borb, at This is Infamous. “Borb walks the tightrope between levity and despair with expert precision,” Hennum writes. “It’s deeply impressive how funny some of the moments in the book are compared to the abyssal bleakness of others.”
Read the full review here. The book debuts at MoCCA this weekend, yet you can still pre-order a copy on our website.
For her book War of Streets and Houses, Sophie Yanow is nominated for The 2015 Doug Wright Spotlight Award, recognizing Canadian cartoonists deserving wider recognition. Winners will be announced at this year’s Toronto Comic Arts Festival in May.
We’re thrilled for Sophie, and offer our congratulations to her and the other Doug Wright nominees. It’s a great list of talented cartoonists!
Vincent Stall’s posting some great pieces on Tumblr, so we thought we’d share a few. Of course, feel free to check out Stall’s page for yourself.
And, of course, his new book Robot Investigator will be published by us in the near future. Pre-order a copy on our website. You won’t regret it.
Bergen Street Comics will host a launch party to celebrate Jason Little and his new book, Borb. The event happens on Friday, April 24th. If you’re within any reasonable distance of Brooklyn, we encourage you to attend. Hang out with Jason, check out the book and have a good time.
There’s further info about the event here. Borb is still available for pre-order on our website.