History of Uncivilized Books Part 2: Mini Comics Press

This is the third post in a continuing series. Check out parts 1 & 2. L.A. Diary The publication of L.A. Diary (in 2009) by Gabrielle Bell opened the door to other mini comics. Over the next 2 years we added new artists to the roster: Jon Lewis, Dan Wieken, and James Romberger. We continued […]

Everyday Alchemy: The Comics of Gabrielle Bell

NOTE: This essay was originally published as introductory text to L.A. Diary by Gabrielle Bell in October, 2009. L.A. Diary was collected in The Voyeurs. “Quit the night and seek the day”— from a Magick ritual The Diary as a form didn’t begin to flower until the Renaissance and the “invention” of the individual. However, […]

History of Uncivilized Books, Part 1, L.A. Diary

Check out the first installment of the history of Uncivilized Books. Last time, I detailed the pre-history of Uncivilized books. This time I wanted to recall the events that led to the publication of our first proper mini comic: L.A. Diary by Gabrielle Bell. The Situation 2009 By 2009, I was back in Minneapolis, drawing […]

History of Uncivilized Books, Part 0, Prehistory

Uncivilized Books is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year. In 2009, when we published Gabrielle Bell’s San Diego Diary, we officially became a ‘publisher,’ an entity that publishes comics by creators other than me. How did we get here? Here’s the first installment of the history of Uncivilized Books. The name and the press date […]

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