On Press: Ginseng Roots 7 and Cartoon Dialectics 2

We recently reviewed the proofs for Ginseng Roots 7 by Craig Thompson and Cartoon Dialectics 2 by Tom Kaczynski. Both comics are due to arrive from the printer in a week or so. We were able to score a leftover batch of Pantone 804 fluorescent ink for the cover of Cartoon Dialectics 2! It should […]

Omniversity: The Moment and Infinity

The world is still a surreal matrix of intersecting and conflicting doomsday scenarios competing for dominance. One may win out, but maybe not the one we think? Or maybe all the scenarios will come to pass? Hard to say. Uncivilized Books always straddles the moment by sliding between the fissures created by our exhausted civilization. […]

I Don’t Want To Be Famous

Announcing: Our first Uncivilized LAB publication in many months! I Don’t Want To Be Famous by a.z.terry: Perk up, sweetie. Smile wider. Don’t blink, and don’t scratch that! After all, mother knows best. More than a decade after she stepped out of the public eye and retired from a fruitful career as America’s Sweetheart Lil’ […]

Three Ignatz Award Nominations for Gabrielle Bell

The Ignatz Awards were announced and Gabrielle Bell got three nominations! The three nominations are: Outstanding Collection for Inappropriate Outstanding Comic for My Dog Ivy Outstanding Story for “Little Red Riding Hood” from Inappropriate Congratulations to Gabrielle and all the other nominees! If you haven’t seen these two incredible comics by Gabrielle,

Ginseng Roots 6 Printed and New Bonus Sticker

The latest issue of Craig Thompson’s acclaimed Ginseng Roots comic book just arrived from the printer! It’s another beautiful print job by Wisconsin based Johnson Litho. In this issue, the stratification, planting, and growth cycles of the ginseng seed parallel the seasons of childhood. Ginseng berries are gathered in the last week of summer, just […]

Kelsey Wroten’s Cannoball wins a Lammy!

According to the Lambda Literary Awards, the Best LGBTQ+ Comic of 2020 is… Cannonball by Kelsey Wroten! Congratulations to Kelsey Wroten! Here’s what they had to say about the book: “Mythology is so weird,” says Pen, the level-headed best friend and foil to Caroline Bertram, the fierce, rudderless queer art school graduate at the center […]

Uncivilized Books finalist for the Lammys and Indie Awards

The news is mostly bleak out there, so it’s good to focus on some good news for a change: a couple of recent award nominations! First up is Cannonball by Kelsey Wroten. It’s nominated for the Lambda Literary Awards (or Lammys for short) in the Comics & Graphic Novel category. Cannonball is also a finalist […]

Uncivilized Doomsday Plan

Quarantine Day 5 Our co-working office building closed its doors on yesterday (Tuesday 3.17). We had just completed our move to that space in late February. Now, less than a month later we had to move again. The news from China, Italy, and the rest of the world was growing increasingly dire. It was only […]

Sweet Little Cunt: The Graphic Work of Julie Doucet, by Anne Elizabeth Moore wins an Eisner Award!

It’s official! Sweet Little Cunt: The Graphic Work of Julie Doucet, by Anne Elizabeth Moore won an Eisner Award! We’ve been nominated almost every year since we started publishing, but this is our first ever win! Here’s a list of our past nominations: 2013: Post York by James Romberger (Best Single Issue or One-Shot) 2014: […]

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