History of Uncivilized Books Part 2: Mini Comics Press

This is the third post in a continuing series. Check out parts 1 & 2. L.A. Diary The publication of L.A. Diary (in 2009) by Gabrielle Bell opened the door to other mini comics. Over the next 2 years we added new artists to the roster: Jon Lewis, Dan Wieken, and James Romberger. We continued […]

Everyday Alchemy: The Comics of Gabrielle Bell

NOTE: This essay was originally published as introductory text to L.A. Diary by Gabrielle Bell in October, 2009. L.A. Diary was collected in The Voyeurs. “Quit the night and seek the day”— from a Magick ritual The Diary as a form didn’t begin to flower until the Renaissance and the “invention” of the individual. However, […]

History of Uncivilized Books, Part 1, L.A. Diary

Check out the first installment of the history of Uncivilized Books. Last time, I detailed the pre-history of Uncivilized books. This time I wanted to recall the events that led to the publication of our first proper mini comic: L.A. Diary by Gabrielle Bell. The Situation 2009 By 2009, I was back in Minneapolis, drawing […]

Uncivilized Books Nominated for six 2019 DiNKy Awards

Uncivilized + ODOD Books hauled in a pretty impressive collection of nominations for the DiNKy Awards! Six nominations in four categories! Gabrielle Bell was nominated for Best Anthology/Collection, and Best Small Press publication for Cecil and Jordan in New York. Noah Van Sciver was nominated for Best Small Press publication for One Dirty Tree. Tim Sievert was nominated […]

Noah Van Sciver and Tom Kaczynski | Best Comics 2018 Lists

We’re delighted to find some of our books on several Best of 2018 lists. So far Noah Noah Van Sciver’s One Dirty Tree and Tom Kaczynski’s Cartoon Dialectics Vol. 3 made the cut. Noah’s One Dirty Tree is present on two lists: First up, One Dirty Tree is on Boston Globe’s list: A painful, moving […]

Comics Manifesto: The Future is Now

When I started Uncivilized Books (back in 2011… it’s been 7 years!), I made this comics manifesto. I did it for a few reasons: first of all, to introduce the press to readers who are unfamiliar with it; furthermore, to help me think about what kind of comics Uncivilized Books should publish; and finally, to […]

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