Uncivilized + Autoptic 2022

AUTOPTIC | au·​top·​tic | \ (ˈ)ȯ¦täptik \ Definition: based on one’s own observationEtymology: Greek autoptikos of an eyewitness, from aut- + optikos of sight Uncivilized Appearances The Autoptic Festival is almost here! This festival is close to our hearts; we’ve been attending it since its inception! Uncivilized will be taking part in three related events: […]

Origins of Autoptic

AUTOPTIC | au·​top·​tic | \ (ˈ)ȯ¦täptik \ Definition: based on one’s own observationEtymology: Greek autoptikos of an eyewitness, from aut- + optikos of sight Uncivilized is getting ready for the Autoptic Festival! This one is close to home in more ways than one. Sure, it’s physically close in Minneapolis. Travel is a cinch. But it […]

Draw Stronger by Kriota Willberg Reviewed on Comics Workbook

We missed this one somehow! Here’s an in-depth and complete review of Kriota Willberg’s Draw Stronger. It’s on Frank Santoro’s Comics Workbook site, which is a fount of great comics-related information and knowledge. In-Depth This review might be the most thorough review of Kriota’s book. It’s well presented and gets into the details. Here’s an […]

Bubbles Zine Reviews John Grund’s West

We were happy to see a nice review of John Grund’s West #1 in the great Bubbles zine! Here’s a small sliver of the review. Also, scroll down to order West #1 or preorder West #2, coming soon! For 6 bucks you get 34 magazine pages of a science fiction heist. West takes place in […]

Czap’s Fütchi Perf on Doom Rocket

A fantastic review of Kevin Czap’s Fütchi Perf popped up on the Doom Rocket website. The review praises Czap’s “radical softness” as a novel kind of utopianism. It’s a well-considered review that goes deep into exploring the themes and art of the book. Here are a couple of choice quotes: What does utopian science fiction […]

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 […]

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