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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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