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 […]

Noah Van Sciver Interviews Craig Thompson

As if the world’s busiest cartoonist had nothing to do… now Noah Van Sciver has a YouTube channel! Check it out. It started a month ago and already has great interviews with Zak Sally, John Porcellino, Joseph Remnant, and many more! Recently Noah caught up with Craig Thompson and got the latest news on the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

Uncivilized Books Gets Two Eisner Award Nominations!

We’re happy to announce that Uncivilized Books is nominated for two Eisner Awards! Noah Van Sciver is nominated in the Best Reality-Based Work category for One Dirty Tree! Noah’s memoir has already won one award (AML) and a two other nominations! Noah is also nominated for another Eisner under the Best Humor Publication for A […]

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