New York Times Reviews Matt Madden’s Ex Libris

We’re very excited to see a new review of Matt Madden’s Ex Libris in the New York Times! It’s a great review that really gets the special literary pleasures of Ex Libris’ labyrinthine structure. Here’s a short excerpt: EX LIBRIS (Uncivilized, 105 pp., $29.95) is a work of purposeful sprawl. It’s an existential locked-room mystery — […]

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 […]

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