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Uncivilized Books at Rain Taxi Book Festival

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!

CAKE 2014

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!

Spring Con 2014

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.

War of Streets and Houses Bookplate

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 negative.


The polymer plate is drying.


Placing the plates on the Van Der Cook press.


The test print. A little off!


The press.

Special shout out to Bikini Press International for helping out!

Eisner Nominated!

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!

Skyway Sleepless Reviewed

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.

Breaking: Updated Information Page

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.

Uncivilized Books Specials

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?


Stop by to see us at Autoptic’s mini-event Santopticlaus! It’s on Saturday (tomorrow), Dec. 7th 10 am – 6 pm at the CO Exhibitions Gallery. We’ll have our full assortment of books and minis! A bunch of our artists will be joining the fun:

  • Derek Van Gieson will be on hand debuting the 4th issue of Eel Mansions!
  • Peter Wartman will be signing his acclaimed hit Over The Wall! A perfect holiday gift!
  • Coryn LaNasa will help run our table and have copies of her mini-comic Horns!
  • Tom Kaczynski will sign copies of Beta Testing the Apocalypse and… maybe have a surprise brand new mini comic!

Stop by and say hello! Details here.

Brooklyn Book Festival

The Brooklyn Book Festival is on Sunday (Sept. 22, 10-6 pm)! Uncivilized Books will be exhibiting at Booth 63 (along with publishing pals at Exterminating Angel Press & Owl Canyon Press). We’ll have all of our recent books & mini comics AND we’ll have James (Post York) Romberger and Jon (True Swamp) Lewis on hand to sign books and comics!

Additionally cartoonist & Uncivilized Books chief, Tom Kaczynski, will be participating in a panel called The Real: Comics Nonfiction:

3:00 P.M. The Real: Comics Nonfiction. Three artists represent the diverse spectrum of topics taken on by nonfiction comics-Ed Piskor’s Hip-Hop Family Tree offers an encyclopedic comics history of the formative years of hip hop; Lucy Knisley’s Relish: My Life in the Kitchen is a loving memoir of growing up gourmet and Tom Kaczynski’s Trans-Terra: Towards a Cartoon Philosophy is a mutant memoir that melds comics, politics, and philosophy. Moderated by Professor Jonathan W. Gray, John Jay College. Featuring screen projection. [at the BROOKLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY AUDITORIUM (128 Pierrepont Street)]

Check out the panel, meet the artists, stop by and say hello! See you there!