Derek Van Gieson is hard at work on new comics, and so far they look awesome!
The cartoonist responsible for Glenn Ganges now has a column at The Comics Journal, and his inaugural effort focuses on Autoptic, Minneapolis’ only festival dedicated to independent culture. He reports on those organizing, his recent move to Minneapolis and the stomach flu.
Autoptic is the weekend of August 8th and 9th. Read Huizenga’s column here.
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.
Best of the year (so far) lists are popping up, and David B.’s Incidents in the Night has made Paste Magazine’s for comics.
Whether it’s read as a strange meditation on storytelling and obsession or a detective story unlike any other, this volume of Incidents in the Night has plenty of strange and compelling narratives to offer. As befits a story in which rare books and obscure histories play a key role, there’s a slightly insular quality here. The story being told is cerebral and visceral in equal measure, and it succeeds impressively in both qualities.
Read more here.
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:
Joann Sfar’s next film now has a trailer. The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun is based on the book by Sébastien Japrisot, detailing the journey of a woman who hijacks a car with a dead body in the trunk.
Of course, this aligns with our forthcoming publication of Sfar’s Pascin, which will be released in September.
The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun opens in France on August 5th.
For Bleeding Cool’s podcast, The Bleed, friend and cartoonist Zander Cannon chats about Peter Wartman’s Over the Wall. As we recently reported, the book has completely sold out with a new edition on the way.
Find Uncivilized Books in the news:
Pascin receives advance review at The Quietus
“After a cursory flip through these pages, one would expect Sfar’s biography of Jewish modernist painter Julius Mortdecai Pincas to be positively pornographic. Panel after panel of general nakedness often, but far from always, leading to varied sexual acts. But this is misleading, and the book engages the reader without any recourse to baser appetites. This is a rather excellent account of the artist’s life, serving also as a discourse on the nature of our creative urges.” Read more here.
War of Streets and Houses at Comics Worth Reading
“It’s rare to see such deep ideas about the ways we live and build explored in such a clear way.” Read more here.
Borb disucussed on TCJ Talkies Podcast
Mike Dawson chats with Box Brown about Jason Little’s tale of urban homelessness. Listen here.
Today, find four new offerings from Uncivilized Books, including Laura Park’s latest issue of Do Not Disturb My Waking Dream. Scroll to see covers and read brief descriptions of each. Head to our website to order.
The latest mini-comic by acclaimed MOME cartoonist Laura Park!
Lemurs, medical advice, cats, how to be a cartoonist, dogs, anatomy lessons, did we already mention the Lemurs? Every page comes packed with Laura Park’s amazing cross hatching! Pre-order today, and receive in August.
A new collaboration from writer Alec Berry and cartoonist Andrew White.
Jack finds Aulisio slumped over in a bar. Is Aulisio a wreck with something still to give, or a ghost best left behind? Those Goddamn Fuckers is a short observation of a voyeur committed to a man without a scapegoat.
Part of our Uncivilized Lab program. Comics by our interns and other experiments.
Suitcases full of cash, ghostly gangsters from the 1920′s, and a chase on a frozen lake. Ice Heist is a cool adventure comic from Madeline McGrane.
Also part of our Uncivilized Lab program.
From Rachel Topka comes a love story … of sorts, between a chubby homunculous and a centaur … we think. Speakeasy is crazy, disgusting and hilarious.
Sean Rodgers features Borb in the Globe and Mail‘s latest comics round-up column.
Little’s unassuming, daily chronicle of life on the street restores a fundamental measure of individuality and decency to this overlooked everyman.