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!

Lydian from Sam Alden

Space Face Books will debut a new work from Sam Alden at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival this weekend. Titled Lydian, it’s a 60 page collection of meticulously placed pixels, following a team of angular humanoids on their crusade against a bunch of evil, sentient buildings. Lydian is also available for pre-order for non-TCAF attendees.

And, of course, Uncivilized Books will publish Sam’s next book, New Construction, in the Fall. You can pre-order that here.

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.

Million Year Picnic
(with Nick Bertozzi)
Saturday May 16th
3 – 5 pm

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

Olympia Comics Festival
(Guest of Honor)
Saturday, June 6th

Atomic Books
Thursday June 11th

Symposium Books
Friday June 19th
6 pm

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.

PENamerican excerpts An Iranian Metamorphosis

For its May issue, PENamerican has excerpted Mana Neyestani’s An Iranian Metamorphosis. The book also receives a feature from PEN’s weekly Illustrated blog series. Check out both here and here.

Pick up An Iranian Metamorphosis from our website.

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.

Dragon’s Breath an Eisner nominee!

MariNaomi’s wonderful book Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories is an Eisner nominee for ‘Best Reality-Based Work.’ The title was a joint publication between 2D Cloud and Uncivilized Books, released at the Small Press Expo in 2014. We’re thrilled by the news, and wish Mari and our partners at 2D Cloud absolute congrats on their hard work.

Check out the full list of nominees here. Winners will be announced at San Diego Comic Con in July. And, of course, if you haven’t read Dragon’s Breath, now is the perfect time.

Incidents in the Night: Book 2 reviewed at This is Infamous

Shea Hennum writes well of David B.’s Incidents in the Night: Book 2 for the site This is Infamous.

“It becomes not simply about what’s being told but about how it’s being told, where it’s being told, the lineage of tellers, and how what’s being told has been shrunk and grown and shaped by each telling. It’s a murder mystery, but in the same way THE GARDEN OF FORKING PATHS is a spy thriller, and the investigation is as historical and holistic than corporeal.”

Read his full review here. Grab this brand-new title from our website.

Borb reviewed at The A.V. Club

For the A.V. Club, Zainab Akhtar penned a great review of Jason Little’s Borb, absolutely nailing it.

“So while this is the story of a life documented, it is equally a viewing experiment and a challenge. There’s no respite for Borb, and none for the reader. Nobody stops to talk to Borb—he’s stripped even of his name, repeatedly labelled the “homeless guy.” He’s a condition, a problem, no longer a person, but a thing that doesn’t really matter.”

Read the full report here. Borb is now shipping, so place your order if you haven’t.