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James Romberger Art Exhibition Opening in New York

James Romberger (author of Post York) will be exhibiting a selection of his pastel drawings at the Dorian Grey Gallery in New York City from November 19th to January 3rd. From the gallery’s website:

“Dust”, [Romberger's] first solo show of new pastel drawings since 2002, focuses primarily on witty, closely observed still lives and scenes from the vicinity of his birthplace on Long Island’s North Fork.

There will be an opening event on Thursday, November 19th from 6-9 p.m. If you are in New York, don’t miss this show!

More information is available here.

Post York is available 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


Uncivilized Books 3rd Anniversary Celebration

Uncivilized Books is turning 3!  Today marks our third year of publishing. To celebrate, Moon Palace Books will host a get-together and signing. Afterwards, we’ll move the party to the nearby Du Nord Distillery for drinks.

Artists signing include Caitlin Skaalrud (Houses of the Holy) and Peter Wartman (Over the Wall).  We will also be debuting New Construction by Sam Alden and Plans We Made by Simon Moreton!

The event will take place at 3:00 p.m. at Moon Palace Books in Minneapolis.  More information is available here. We hope to see you there!

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

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!

Murder Shoes at Hexagon tonight

Derek Van Gieson’s (Eel Mansions) band Murder Shoes have a show tonight in Minneapolis at The Hexagon. Doors open at 8 p.m., no cover charge.

Check out the band’s latest EP here.

Murder Shoes play The Hexagon, tonight

Derek Van Gieson’s (Eel Mansions) band Murder Shoes have a show tonight in Minneapolis at The Hexagon. Doors open at 8 p.m., no cover charge.

Check out the band’s latest EP here.

Alex Holden Part of Architecture and Abandonment Exibition

Alex Holden’s West Side Improvements is part of the Architecture and Abandonment exhibition at Unexpected Art & Decor in Baltimore. The opening is tonight! Check out this cool special edition Alex made: