New York Times Can’t Say: Sweet Little C**t

Here’s a fun new story. The New York Times recently ran an excellent profile on Julie Doucet regarding her recent Grand Prix award at the Angouléme festival. Our Eisner Award-winning book Sweet Little Cunt (written by Anne Elizabeth Moore) had a small mention… or we should say it was unmentionable: “We have this great thing […]

WEST by John Grund is Best of Show at MOCCA

We are happy to report that WEST #1 by John Grund got the Best of Show purple ribbon from the MoCCA festival! It was John’s first convention and first widely released comic! Pretty good start! Congratulations John! About the first issue: Mo and Sal live and work on a farm selling their harvest at city […]

Post York by James Romberger

Piece of History We published Post York by James Romberger over a decade ago. One of the earliest comics we published, it has been sold out for a while. However, we found a small batch of them a couple of months ago while re-arranging our covid bunker office. We’re down to the last 4 copies. […]

Contemplating the Ruins of the Independent Comic Book Industry

I was staring blankly at the hypnotic spiral on the cover of Ex Libris a couple of days ago. I (Tom K, Uncivilized) was about to hop on a panel with Patrick Crotty (Peow), moderated by Brian Heater, Anthony Ha, and Heidi MacDonald. We were about to talk about the challenges of independent comics publishing […]

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 […]

Celebrating Uncivilized Eisner Nominees and Winners

In light of the recent Eisner Award nominations for Craig Thompson’s Ginseng Roots, we’d like to celebrate our past Eisner nominees and winners with a little sale. Use code: UNCIV-EISNER to get a 20% off discount on our past nominees and winners: Post York by James Romberger (2013, Best Single Issue or One-Shot) Set in New York […]

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 […]

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