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.
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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.
We debuted Caitlin Skaalrud’s Houses of the Holy last weekend at CAKE. It’s now available to everyone! Did you know that Caitlin had previously published this as part of her own Talk Weird Press? And that Houses of the Holy was #2 on Rob Clough’s 2013 Best Mini Comic List over at High Low Comics? No? Well, now you know!
We’ll have lots more from Caitlin soon. In the meantime get your copy here!
It’s time for the Rain Taxi Book Festival! This year the Festival’s special comics guest is Chris Ware! Not to be missed!
We will be there showing off our recent projects to Twin Cities’ bibliophiles. Our table will be ably (wo)manned by the talented Caitlin Skaalrud (of Talk Weird Press). Stop by and see what we’ve been working on and ask us about the slew of amazing projects planned for next year.