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Independent Publishing as Art

Catch a live broadcast of a discussion between Jean-Christophe Menu and Bill Kartalopoulos tonight at the Alliance Française in Minneapolis. Menu is a founder of the French publishing houses L’Association and L’Apocalypse. David B. readers may recognize the L’Association handle, as he’s also a founder.

The discussion will cover, as the title suggests, the art of independent publishing. To conclude the evening, Uncivilized Books’ publisher, Tom K, will join Anders Nilsen to discuss translating French works and their participation in the comics residency Pierre Feuille Ciseaux.

The event starts at 6 p.m. Further info is available on Facebook. See you there!

Jason Little, Nick Bertozzi sign at Million Year Picnic

Catch the duo at Boston’s Million Year Picnic tomorrow for a signing and general meet-and-greet. The event is between 3 and 5 p.m. Can’t make it? No sweat. Jason has several other dates supporting Borb on the horizon, so see below.

PORTLAND, MAINE:
MeCAF (Maine Comic Arts Festival)
(exhibiting with Nick Bertozzi)
Sunday May 17
10 am – 5 pm

OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON:
Olympia Comics Festival
(Guest of Honor)
Saturday, June 6th
http://olympiacomicsfestival.org/

BALTIMORE:
Atomic Books
Thursday June 11th
http://www.atomicbooks.com/calendar.html

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND:
Symposium Books
Friday June 19th
6 pm
http://www.symposiumbooks.com/category/events-at-providence/

BOSTON:
Harvard Bookstore
Mon Jul 20
7 pm

Uncivilized Books at TCAF 2015

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is this weekend! It’s absolutely one of the best North American comics shows, and Uncivilized Books is thrilled to be there. With us, we’ll have new books like Borb and Incidents in the Night: Book 2 as well as selections from our back catalog. Uncivilized authors Sophie Yanow (War of Streets and Houses) and James Romberger (Post York) will be in attendance, as well.

So drop by Table 133, and say hey!

Jason Little reads at WORD Brooklyn

Drop by WORD Brooklyn tonight at 7, and hear Jason Little read from his new book, Borb. Publishers Weekly says “Little’s elegant linework, minimal dialogue, and unwavering focus on the man’s day-to-day struggles are powerful.” Find further info on the event here.

Jason has other future appearances planned, as well. We’ll remind you along the way, but here’s the schedule. Other dates may be added.

BOSTON:
Million Year Picnic
(with Nick Bertozzi)
Saturday May 16th
3 – 5 pm
http://www.themillionyearpicnic.com/jason-little-nick-bertozzi-signing/

PORTLAND, MAINE:
MeCAF (Maine Comic Arts Festival)
(exhibiting with Nick Bertozzi)
Sunday May 17
10 am – 5 pm

OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON:
Olympia Comics Festival
(Guest of Honor)
Saturday, June 6th
http://olympiacomicsfestival.org/

BALTIMORE:
Atomic Books
Thursday June 11th
http://www.atomicbooks.com/calendar.html

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND:
Symposium Books
Friday June 19th
6 pm
http://www.symposiumbooks.com/category/events-at-providence/

BOSTON:
Harvard Bookstore
Mon Jul 20
7 pm

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!

Murder Shoes play EP release show

Derek Van Gieson’s band Murder Shoes will perform at The Red Stag in Minneapolis this Sunday, May 3rd at 10 p.m. The show is to promote the band’s new, self-titled EP. Attend the show if you can, but if you’re outside the Twin Cities, feel free to investigate the release here.

And if you’re unfamiliar, Derek is the author of Eel Mansions, a genuine Uncivilized Books publication. Check that out here.

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.

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.