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An Iranian Metamorphosis featured on Bookdragon

The multicultural book blog Bookdragon has recommended Mana Neyestani’s An Iranian Metamorphosis, the true account of Neyestani’s kafkaesque experience of being imprisoned in his home country of Iran for publishing a cartoon.  Bookdragon praises Neyestani’s humor and cleverness in the face of hardship and uncertainty, and concludes that “An Iranian Metamorphosis captures the dangerous incomprehensibility of the absurd.”

Check out the rest of the write-up here.

Get the book here.

Publishers Weekly previews Houses of the Holy

Laura Sneddon at Publishers Weekly has released a preview of Caitlin Skaalrud’s Houses of the Holy!  She writes:

Skaalrud’s graphic and poetic expressions of inner turmoil are affecting and honest, built over time through a collection of moody visual hints that point to mysterious past events in the heroine’s life.

Read the rest and check out the preview here.

Pre-order Houses of the Holy here.

Grimalkin Press Titles Now Available!

Uncivilized Books has merged with Grimalkin Press, and we now have Grimalkin titles available for purchase on our website, including the very popular interactive children’s book Little Grey Splot, and Simon Moreton’s newly released Plans We Made! Check them out!

Sam Alden Reading New Construction

We are happy to announce that with the launch of his new book, New Construction, Sam Alden has release events this week in Brooklyn, Montreal, and Toronto.

  • On Tuesday, September 22, Sam will be at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn, where he will be joined by cartoonists Cathy G. Johnson and Kevin Czap.  More information about this event can be found here.
  • On Friday, September 25, Sam will be doing an advance reading at the Librarie Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore in Quebec, Montreal.  Information available here.
  • On Saturday, September 26, Sam will be at The Central in Toronto at an event presented by the Beguiling. He will be joined by Michael DeForge, who will interview Sam about his life and career. More information is available here.

If you will be in Brooklyn, Montreal, or Toronto, be sure to come out to these great events!

Pre-order New Construction here.

Brooklyn Event:
Tuesday, September 22 at 7:00-8:30 pm
WORD Brooklyn
126 Franklin St., Brooklyn, NY 11222

Montreal Event:
Friday, September 25 at 7:00 pm
Librarie Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore
211 Bernard Ouest
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Toronto Event:
Saturday, September 26 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Central
603 Markham Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6G 2L7

Foreword Reviews spotlights Pascin

Joann Sfar’s latest book Pascin received a write up by Allyce Amidon in Foreword Reviews‘ Fall issue!  Pascin is Sfar’s biography of artist Jules Pascin, translated to English for Uncivilized Books by Edward Gauvin. Amidon says the artists “is truly brought to life in Sfar’s skillful hands.”

Read the rest of the review here.

The book is available for pre-order here.

SPX This Weekend!

We are getting excited about this year’s SPX, which is coming up this weekend, September 19-20!  SPX, or The Small Press Expo is a cartooning and comic arts festival that takes place every year in Bethesda, Maine.  It is also the event where the celebrated Ignatz Awards for outstanding achievement in comics or cartooning are presented.

Uncivilized Books will be there along with a bunch of our authors, and we will have a ton of new titles! Here’s what’s new:

  • Sam Alden will debut New Construction.
  • Caitlin Skaalrud will debut her new book Houses of the Holy.
  • Jason Little will be supporting Borb, which has been nominated for an Ignatz award for Outstanding Comic!
  • We will also be unveiling Simon Moreton’s new book Plans We Made, Derek Gieson’s new mini comic Doomin, and a second edition of Madeline McGrane’s sold-out Ice Heist.
  • Our publisher, Tom Kaczynski will be running our Table (A8-9), and will be selling copies of his book Beta Testing the Apocalypse, published by Fantagraphics. Ask him about Trans Terra… I’m sure there’s a good answer!

For more information about the festival, check out the SPX website.

Table A8-9! We hope to see you there!

Own Original Art by Derek Van Gieson!

If you love Eel Mansions and want to own a piece of the original artwork and support the artist directly, you are in luck!  Derek Van Gieson is selling original Eel Mansions pages over at his Etsy store.  Get yours while supplies last!

And if you haven’t, check out the book. Derek’s first full-length graphic novel is a bold, supernatural soap opera noir the AVClub calls “a nightmarish skull-f**k of a book.” It’s available on our website.

Do Not Disturb #4 is ‘funny, heart-breaking and sharply observed’

Rob Clough over at High-Low Comics had some great things to say about Laura Park’s new mini Do Not Disturb My Waking Dream #4, calling it “funny, heart-breaking and sharply observed.”  From the review:

Her strips about happiness, loneliness and illness are especially affecting, because Park gets at the essence of her feelings with a minimum of self-pity but a maximum of thought.

Read more here.

Buy the comic here.

Borb an Ignatz nominee!

Announced yesterday, Jason Little’s Borb is an Ignatz nominee for the category of ‘Outstanding Comic.’ The Ignatz Awards are the highest honors in alternative comics; winners are announced at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Maryland . We wish Jason the heartiest congratulations on his nomination. Borb is truly a wonderful piece of work.

We should also mention Lilli Carre’s nomination for her webcomic, The Bloody Footprint. We will soon publish Lilli with this Fall’s The Deaths of Henry King. And, our neighbor publishers, 2D Cloud, received a nomination for their book Big Pussy.

Check out Borb, if you already haven’t.

Fall Subscription offer ends Aug. 1st

A few days remain to subscribe for our Fall 2015 offerings. Sign up by August 1st and receive Sam Alden‘s New ConstructionCaitlin Skaalrud‘s Houses of the Holy and The Deaths of Henry King from super-star creative team Jesse BallBrian Evenson and Lille Carre.

The entire bundle is $55. You may also pre-order individual titles and save on the cover price.

Get it!