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The Comics Journal Reviews Incidents in the Night 2

The Comics Journal has a great review of David B.’s Incidents in the Night Book 2.  Daniel Kalder describes Book 2‘s surreal and twisting plot, and writes:

If you like getting lost, or always wanted to wander around in an elaborate nocturnal labyrinth, or are fascinated by books that don’t exist and arcane retellings of histories that are not really true but which ought to be, then Incidents in the Night 2 is the comic for you. Although you probably ought to read book 1 first.

Read the full review here, and find Incidents in the Night Book 2 here, and if you haven’t read #1 yet, you can get ‘em both as an inexpensive set! Makes a great gift!

Uncivilized Books at The Source Holiday Jubilee

Good morning Twin Cities! We’re going to be participating in the annual Holiday Extravaganza at the Source Comics & Games all day Saturday! Stop by for:

  1. Huge discounts! 40-50% off most of our books and $1 off all mini comics!
  2. Peter Wartman! He’ll have copies of Stonebreaker his follow up to sold out smash Over the Wall!
  3. Tom Kaczynski! He’ll be signing the last remaining copies of sold out Beta Testing the Apocalypse! AND he’s bringing some original art too!
  4. Commissions! Both artists will take commissions! A rare treat!
  5. T-shirts!
  6. FREE STUFF! We’ll be giving away all kinds of goodies!
  7. There will be free food and pop! What!?

Stop by and load up on great local comics for the Holidays! More details here.

See you there!

Incidents in the Night 2 One of Slate’s “10 Best Comics of 2015″!

As 2015 winds down, year-end best-of lists are popping up, and it’s no surprise to see David B.’s Incidents in the Night Book 2 getting some recognition! Book 2 leads Slate’s roundup of the 10 Best Comics of 2015. Here’s what Slate says:

Book 2 of Incidents in the Night(readable without the first part, though that too should not be missed) is about the magic of reading, of losing oneself in the encounter with literature of all kinds. Written and illustrated by the masterful David B. (best known for his memoir Epileptic), Incidents delves into a shadow version of Paris, one defined by the occult commerce of impossible bookshops more than the peculiarities of its arrondissements. In this world, a dream logic abides, everything connected in the way of an exquisite corpse that somehow coheres in spite of itself.

See the rest of the list here.

Incidents in the Night Book 2 is available from us here – and if you haven’t read #1 yet, you can get ‘em both as an inexpensive set! Makes a great gift!

CALA 2015

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 Featured in Chicago Tribune

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.

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.