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!
The Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference is in Minneapolis this weekend, and we’ll be there. Find us at Booth #839. Writers Brian Evenson and Peter Schilling Jr. will also be in attendance, signing for any interested readers.
Also, out publisher Tom Kaczynski will be on a panel discussing Graphic Novels in translation. It’s today (Thursday) at 10:30 AM, Room 205 A&B, Level 2. Here’s the description.
R141. The Voyage of Graphic Literary Forms. (Mercedes Gilliom, Erica Mena, Tomasz Kaczynski, Brian Evenson, Diana Arterian) Four panelists who work at the intersection of graphic literature and translation discuss the challenges and benefits of transporting graphic literary forms from one language and culture to another. These writers, artists, and translators with backgrounds in comics creation, translation, editing, and publishing come together to share their experiences in reaching new audiences and markets for this expanding element in the creative writing landscape.
AWP promises to be a big show! It starts today and will run through Saturday, April 11th. Hope you can make it!
Today (Saturday, Oct. 11, 10am – 6pm) we’re camping out at the Rain Taxi Book Festival. Tom Kaczynski and Peter Wartman are holding down the fort at our table (63) but don’t miss special festival guests Zak Sally (new Recidivist!!!) and Anders Nilsen who are both debuting new books! Don’t miss their panel at 3:30! Tom Kaczynski will have advance copies of The Mammoth Book of Cult Comics in which he has a comic.
Stop by and say hi! Table 63!
Well be at CAKE in Chicago all weekend! Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm. Details here.
We will have brand new books:
Attending artists: Sam Alden, Laura Park, Peter Wartman, Zak Sally, Caitlin Skaalrud, Mari Naomi (with our pals 2D Cloud), Tom Kaczynski & Coryn LaNasa!
Come see us at tables 19 & 20!
We’ll be at SpringCon in St. Paul this weekend! We’ll have very limited quantities of our brand new books: Truth is Fragmentary by Gabrielle Bell and It Never Happened Again by Sam Alden, so come early if you don’t want to miss out! Peter Wartman & Tom Kaczynski will be around to sign books. Stop by!
Details about the event.
It’s been a long time coming, but we finally managed to get the promised letterpress bookplates for Sophie Yanow’s War of Streets and Houses done! That means they will be sent out very soon to the preorder and subscription customers! Meanwhile check out some of our process pics.
The polymer plate is drying.
Placing the plates on the Van Der Cook press.
The test print. A little off!
Special shout out to Bikini Press International for helping out!
We got a couple of Eisner Awards nominations!
David B.’s Incidents in the Night Book One is now ALSO (it was an L.A. Times Book Prize finalist as well) nominated for the Eisner Awards in the Best U.S. Edition of International Material category! Big congratulations to David B. and the other nominees! We’re extending the sale on this book (20% off!) in light of this announcement.
Also, our publisher/editor-in-chief/art director/accountant/cartoonist AKA the guy who runs Uncivilized Books AKA Tom Kaczynski, garnered an Eisner nomination for Best Publication Design for Beta Testing the Apocalypse. You can get his book from Fantagraphics, or you can get a signed copy from direct us.
Congratulations to both!
Thirteen Minutes reviewed Skyway Sleepless by Tom (Beta Testing the Apocalypse) Kaczynski recently:
Kaczynski’s lines are beautiful at this figure scale. They’re very expressive, but also quite realistic. When the armed Feds arrive, I had this rush of desire to see all-out action comic from Kaczynski, like a cop noir book, he may have a hidden knack for that genre(!).
The rest of the review is here. There are still a few copies left from the first edition (signed + numbered). Get ‘em here.
How often is the information page on a website newsworthy? Not very often… and maybe this isn’t that big of a deal either… In any case, check out our mini-manifesto on the Uncivilized Books information page.
We have a few specials running on the Uncivilized Books site:
- Because Zak Sally is having a sale over at the La Mano site, we can have a special price on Sammy the Mouse 1 + 2. you now get them both for $20! That’s almost ten bucks off!
- Tom Kaczynski released a new mini-comic: Skyway Sleepless. It’s $3. BUT, if you order $15 or more of our books, you can have it for free!
- Last but not least, there’s still time to get our Fall 2013 Subscription! 5 Books + 20% off + 4 free minis! What a deal!
What are you waiting for?