Visit us at Comic Arts Brooklyn on November 7th (Table U8). We’ll have new books from Caitlin Skaalrud, Sam 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!
Shea Hennum writes about Caitlin Skaalrud’s Houses of the Holy in the latest Comics Panel on the AV Club. In her recap, Hennum praises Skaalrud’s artwork and storytelling, writing that “Skaalrud brings life closer to the artifice of drama. She imbues the minutiae with spectacle and grandeur.” Read the rest here.
Pre-order Houses of the Holy here (books will be shipping soon!)
We are very excited to announce that an excerpt from Gabrielle Bell’s Truth Is Fragmentary is featured in The Best American Comics 2015. Truth Is Fragmentary is a collection of funny, honest, and introspective autobiographical comics that has been praised in Publisher’s Weekly, the Atlantic Wire, and the New Yorker. We are proud to see Gabrielle’s work honored as some of the year’s best!
Several of our other authors were also recognized by The Best American Comics. Sam Alden’s It Never Happened Again, Caitlin Skaalrud’s Houses of the Holy, and Sophie Yanow’s War of Streets and Houses were notable mentions.
All of these titles are available through the Uncivilized Books store. Check them out!
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!
Laura Sneddon at Publishers Weekly has released a preview of Caitlin Skaalrud’s Houses of the Holy! She writes:
Skaalrud’s graphic and poetic expressions of inner turmoil are affecting and honest, built over time through a collection of moody visual hints that point to mysterious past events in the heroine’s life.
Read the rest and check out the preview here.
Pre-order Houses of the Holy here.
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!
Houses of the Holy is a nightmarish vision of a damaged psyche fighting to be reborn. This debut graphic novel by Caitlin Skaalrud will arrive this Fall as one of Uncivilized Book’s latest seasonal offerings.
Find further info on our website, and get the book with either the Fall 2015 subscription or by itself.
Skaalrud’s drawing is so sharp and visceral […] It’s the mind and body laid bare to itself and the reader, representing childhood in the form of the bow in her hair and adulthood in the form of the trials faced. —Foxing Quarterly
We’ve run a short preview of Caitlin Skaalrud’s Houses of the Holy in our latest newsletter. The final book will expand upon the original version by 100 new pages. Check out the preview here, and pre-order the book to receive an early-bird discount.
Also, if you haven’t subscribed to our newsletter, now is the time.
We’re thrilled to announce our Fall 2015 line-up today. We’ll publish two new Graphic Novels: the second collection from rising star Sam Alden (It Never Happened Again), and an amazing debut from Minneapolis’ best kept secret, Caitlin Skaalrud. We’re also trying something new: a book of fiction. The Deaths of Henry King is a collaboration between award winning authors Brian Evenson and Jesse Ball that features macabre illustrations from cartoonist Lilli Carré.
The subscription offer for this season is now available, as well. Grab it from our website!
The great James Romberger wrote a nice round-up of a variety of the micro-publications offered at this year’s Small Press Expo. Included in his report are two Uncivilized titles, It Never Happened Again and Houses of the Holy.
… the sweet and loose-appearing, but apparently lightboxed, pencil drawings of It Never Happened Again provide atmospheric effects that enhance the delicacy of Alden’s stories.
It is a dark fever dream, sort of on the order of The Cage, Martin Vaughn-James’s nightmarish masterwork that was recently reissued by Coach House Books. Tom K tells me that the artist of Houses of the Holy was an outstanding student of his at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and that this is an excerpt from a much longer work that Skaalrud has in process. Uncivilized Books will publish it upon completion and I will be anticipating it.
Read the full piece here. Order both It Never Happened Again and Houses of the Holy from our website.