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 […]

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 […]

Your Mind Is A Vast Landscape | Omniversity

Abstract: Recent developments in Brain Science lend significant support to research conducted at Uncivilized Omniversity (fully owned subsidiary of Uncivilized Megacorp). Ancient mnemonics understood the relationship between mind and space: the mind was a memory palace. Heraclitus’ river revealed the paradoxical relationship between spatial phenomena and time. Einstein helped us understand space and time on […]

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. […]

About Our Social Media Presence

NOTE: The following essay/rant was originally published in the indicia of Cartoon Dialectics (vol. 2) #1 (Jan. 2020). This was before the current, and ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Now that we’re all insecurely self-isolated, social media has become both more important and more insane. Now you’re trapped inside, you have no choice but to check us […]

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 […]

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