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Free Comic Book Day!

Uncivilized Books has teamed with 4 other small presses (Retrofit, Oily Comics, Study Group and Peow! Studio) to produce a Free Comic Book Day offering, titled Free 2015.

It features a color cover by Chuck Forsman and 40 pages of comics from the publishers. Artists include David B., Niv Bavarsky, Box Brown, Patrick Crotty, Max de Rodriguès, Hanna K., Alex Kim, Laura Knetzger, Kate Leth, Jason Little, Matt Madden, Jane Mai, Melissa Mendes, Oliver Schrauwen, Ben Sears, Jack Teagle, Derek Van Gison and François Vigneault. (Uncivilized authors are in bold).

So if you’re heading out for FCBD tomorrow, keep your eyes peeled for the book, and pick up a copy!

PENamerican excerpts An Iranian Metamorphosis

For its May issue, PENamerican has excerpted Mana Neyestani’s An Iranian Metamorphosis. The book also receives a feature from PEN’s weekly Illustrated blog series. Check out both here and here.

Pick up An Iranian Metamorphosis from our website.

Tonight, Borb launches at Bergen Street Comics

Bergen Street Comics hosts Jason Little tonight to celebrate the release of his new book, Borb. The event starts at 7 p.m. 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.

Dragon’s Breath an Eisner nominee!

MariNaomi’s wonderful book Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories is an Eisner nominee for ‘Best Reality-Based Work.’ The title was a joint publication between 2D Cloud and Uncivilized Books, released at the Small Press Expo in 2014. We’re thrilled by the news, and wish Mari and our partners at 2D Cloud absolute congrats on their hard work.

Check out the full list of nominees here. Winners will be announced at San Diego Comic Con in July. And, of course, if you haven’t read Dragon’s Breath, now is the perfect time.

Incidents in the Night: Book 2 reviewed at This is Infamous

Shea Hennum writes well of David B.’s Incidents in the Night: Book 2 for the site This is Infamous.

“It becomes not simply about what’s being told but about how it’s being told, where it’s being told, the lineage of tellers, and how what’s being told has been shrunk and grown and shaped by each telling. It’s a murder mystery, but in the same way THE GARDEN OF FORKING PATHS is a spy thriller, and the investigation is as historical and holistic than corporeal.”

Read his full review here. Grab this brand-new title from our website.

Borb reviewed at The A.V. Club

For the A.V. Club, Zainab Akhtar penned a great review of Jason Little’s Borb, absolutely nailing it.

“So while this is the story of a life documented, it is equally a viewing experiment and a challenge. There’s no respite for Borb, and none for the reader. Nobody stops to talk to Borb—he’s stripped even of his name, repeatedly labelled the “homeless guy.” He’s a condition, a problem, no longer a person, but a thing that doesn’t really matter.”

Read the full report here. Borb is now shipping, so place your order if you haven’t.

Uncivilized Books at Linework NW

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.

Uncivilized Publisher Tom K at CCS Industry Day

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 (FantagraphicsComicsCurator), 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 to host Borb signing

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.

Borb in The Chicago Tribune

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.