We wish we could be at CALA this year! Alas, we can’t! But, a couple of our artists will be exhibiting anyway. Sam (New Construction) Alden will be camped out at table 9 and MariNaomi (Dragon’s Breath) will be at table 16. CALA is on Dec 5 & 6 from 10am to 5pm.
Sunday, Dec 6th at 1 pm, Sam will also be hosting a spotlight panel with none other than Jaime Hernandez! Not to be missed!
Much more details here!
Laura Park was profiled in the “Me, My Shelf, and I” feature of the Chicago Tribune, which highlights the personal libraries of different Chicago writers. The article includes photos of Laura’s studio and selections from her great collection of comics and antique books. Check out the article and photo gallery here!
Laura’s newest minicomic, Do Not Disturb My Waking Dream #4 is available through the Uncivilized Books store and is shipping now! Get yours here.
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 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.
1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Visit us at Comic Arts Brooklyn on November 7th (Table U8). We’ll have new books from Caitlin Skaalrud, Sam 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 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).
Thursday, November 5th at 7:30 p.m.
Powell’s Books on Hawthorne
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214
Those Goddamn Fuckers by Alec Berry and Andrew White has been released in full online! Check it out here.
Purchase a copy here.
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.
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.
We are very excited to announce that an excerpt from Gabrielle Bell’s Truth Is Fragmentary is featured in The Best American Comics 2015. Truth 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!