June, For Short #2

The new series from the cartoonist behind the award-nominated I Don’t Want to be Famous is gathering steam. The second issue of June, for Short, is now available in our store! Meet Tal, a chainsmoking binge drinking writer who stumbled into commercial success by putting her twin sister’s tragic past on display. To distract herself from burrowing guilt, […]

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 — […]

WEST #1 by John Grund | Preview

Coming in November! Check out a preview of the first issue of our newest series, West by John Grund. Description: Mo and Sal live and work on a farm selling their harvest at city farmers’ markets, practicing magic, and smoking herbs with their cat, Jynx. As society becomes over-reliant on technology, magic is quickly dying […]

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 […]

Magical Devices

A new episode of our podcast, Uncivilized Territories, is here. The title of the 6th episode is Magical Devices. Our hosts, Gabrielle Bell and Tom Kaczynski, are enchanted by magic. The discussion was inspired by a reading of  S.S.O.T.B.M.E. by Ramsey Dukes. S.S.O.T.B.M.E. was first published in 1974. It almost immediately established itself as a […]

Desperate Pleasures by MS Harkness Nominated for Cartoonist Studio Prize

Congratulations are in order for MS Harkness! Desperate Pleasures is on the shortlist for the CCS operated Cartoonists Studio Prize! It’s a great list this year. Check out the full list The Comics Beat. Congratulations to all nominees! Order Desperate Pleasures here: Also, check out all of our titles that have been nominated for or […]

Now Shipping: Cartoon Dialectics 2

The latest issue of Tom Kaczynski’s Cartoon Dialectics is now shipping! Check out the full table of contents on Tom K’s blog. Here are a few pics of the pulp philosophical comic book and the limited edition goodies you get if you order now. P.S. We’ve always wanted to make a die-cut sticker! The Nostalgic […]

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