Ex Libris by Matt Madden a Metafictional Master Class in Comics

Reviews are rolling in for Ex Libris by Matt Madden, and we’re thrilled to share a brand new starred review from Publishers Weekly! “Cerebral self-referential humor abounds, with characters discussing their existence as cartoons and saying things like, “Am I doomed to live out my days in a para-narrative spatio-topical desert?” amid hat tips to […]

Starred Review of Ex Libris by Matt Madden

The first major review of Ex Libris by Matt Madden is here! It is courtesy of Foreword Reviews: Matt Madden uses multiple methods of visual storytelling in the surreal, inventive graphic novel Ex Libris. A troubled person enters a room that holds a bookshelf stocked with comics and graphic novels. Wondering about the provenance of […]

Uncivilized Books Announces Two Fall 2021 Titles: Ex Libris and New Realities

We’re excited to announce two Fall 2021 titles. First up is a metafictional graphic novel: Ex Libris, A Comic by Matt Madden. And second is a new volume in our Eisner Award-winning Critical Cartoons series of books on comics: New Realities: The Comics of Dash Shaw written by Greg Hunter. Both books are now available […]

Magical Devices

A new episode of our podcast, Uncivilized Territories, is here. The title of the 6th episode is Magical Devices. Our hosts, Gabrielle Bell and Tom Kaczynski, are enchanted by magic. The discussion was inspired by a reading of  S.S.O.T.B.M.E. by Ramsey Dukes. S.S.O.T.B.M.E. was first published in 1974. It almost immediately established itself as a […]

Desperate Pleasures by MS Harkness Nominated for Cartoonist Studio Prize

Congratulations are in order for MS Harkness! Desperate Pleasures is on the shortlist for the CCS operated Cartoonists Studio Prize! It’s a great list this year. Check out the full list The Comics Beat. Congratulations to all nominees! Order Desperate Pleasures here: Also, check out all of our titles that have been nominated for or […]

Now Shipping: Cartoon Dialectics 2

The latest issue of Tom Kaczynski’s Cartoon Dialectics is now shipping! Check out the full table of contents on Tom K’s blog. Here are a few pics of the pulp philosophical comic book and the limited edition goodies you get if you order now. P.S. We’ve always wanted to make a die-cut sticker! The Nostalgic […]

Desperate Pleasures by M.S. Harkness: Now Shipping!

We have copies of M.S. Harkness Desperate Pleasures! You can still get the discounted pre-order price and a free, limited edition signed print! In Desperate Pleasures, M.S. Harkness weaves in and out of non-relationships, drug dealing, and sex work—all with the subtlety of a blunt ax! She constantly searches for security and fulfillment, but it is […]

LAST CHANCE TO SUBSCRIBE TO GINSENG ROOTS with FREE COLLECTIBLE BOX

The Ginseng Roots Collectible Box is really starting to come together! When I went over to review proofs for Ginseng Roots 7 Craig Thompson showed off the hand-made mock-up ideas for the box. Check out the gorgeous mock-ups Craig below! Wow! We’re extending the Subscription with the Free Box offer until the 7th issue hits […]

On Press: Ginseng Roots 7 and Cartoon Dialectics 2

We recently reviewed the proofs for Ginseng Roots 7 by Craig Thompson and Cartoon Dialectics 2 by Tom Kaczynski. Both comics are due to arrive from the printer in a week or so. We were able to score a leftover batch of Pantone 804 fluorescent ink for the cover of Cartoon Dialectics 2! It should […]

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