marinaomi:

My booooooooook!

marinaomi:

My booooooooook!

smallpresspreviews:

Dragon’s Breath and other true stories

by MariNaomi

Published by 2D Cloud + Uncivilized Books

In this collection of thought-provoking, emotionally honest graphic vignettes, many of which first appeared on TheRumpus.net as the series “Smoke In Your Eyes,” MariNaomi explores a wide spectrum of topics including youthful rebellion, mortality, disillusionment, and compassion. These poignant stories, some filled with hope, others tinged with remorse, are sure to appeal to even the most discerning reader.

Publication Date: 9/30/14

"The book is utterly absorbing, funny, intimate, and even philosophical."
Publishers Weekly

384 pages, 6” x 9” paperback with french flaps, black & white interiors.

$24.95 + shipping

Order here or here

Distributed by Consortium

Are we going to see you at SPX?

Are we going to see you at SPX?

MariNaomi will support her new book, Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories, with big book tour! It kicks off this Friday at Big Planet Comics in College Park, MD.
You can also catch her at the Small Press Expo this weekend and pick up a signed copy of the book (which is good!). Dragon’s Breath is a co-publishing venture between us (Uncivilized Books) and 2D Cloud, our fellow Minneapolis micro-publisher.

Visit 2D Cloud’s site for the full tour dates. Preorder MariNaomi’s new book on our website.

MariNaomi will support her new book, Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories, with big book tour! It kicks off this Friday at Big Planet Comics in College Park, MD.

You can also catch her at the Small Press Expo this weekend and pick up a signed copy of the book (which is good!). Dragon’s Breath is a co-publishing venture between us (Uncivilized Books) and 2D Cloud, our fellow Minneapolis micro-publisher.

Visit 2D Cloud’s site for the full tour dates. Preorder MariNaomi’s new book on our website.

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We’re happy to announce the Fall 2014 books and subscription. This season we have 3 new books: Incidents in the Night Book 2 by David B., Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories by MariNaomi and the hugely anticipated Eel Mansions by Derek Van Gieson. The subscription is $55 (almost 20% off cover price!) + free shipping.
PLUS, as tradition dictates, the first 50 subscribers will also get 3 free mini-comics! We don’t know what they’ll be yet, but you know we make great minis!

Get your subscription here and find out more about the books here.

We’re happy to announce the Fall 2014 books and subscription. This season we have 3 new books: Incidents in the Night Book 2 by David B., Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories by MariNaomi and the hugely anticipated Eel Mansions by Derek Van Gieson. The subscription is $55 (almost 20% off cover price!) + free shipping.

PLUS, as tradition dictates, the first 50 subscribers will also get 3 free mini-comics! We don’t know what they’ll be yet, but you know we make great minis!

Get your subscription here and find out more about the books here.

Greg Hunter produced a great interview with Brian Evenson for The Comics Journal. They talk about Ed vs. Yummy Fur, Brian’s latest from Uncivilized Books, and Brian offers some of his thoughts on comics criticism.

I would like to see comics criticism become more attentive to what’s actually there on the page. I think that right now there’s a lot of comics criticism that ends up being fairly large in terms of how it’s approaching a genre or trying to definite a genre. Douglas Wolk’s book [Reading Comics], for me, the problem with it is that it’s fairly general when it starts to actually talk about the specifics of a work. I feel like it often misremembers the work or gets it wrong.

Read the full interview here, and order Ed vs. Yummy Fur, the first of our Critical Cartoons series!

Sam Alden’s It Never Happened Again is racking up reviews! This time, Rob McMonigal from Panel Patter and Robert Boyd from The Great God Pan is Dead are the critics in questions. Here’s what they’re saying:

There’s a sequence in Anime that is absolutely amazing, though, because it shows that comics can convey a sense of movement, even in static images. Over the course of about 15 panels, Alden focuses not on Janet or the passengers or the plane itself, but what she can see out the window. At one point, all the reader has to look at are a few tiny dots, because they are out over the ocean. You can “see” the plane move as a result, thanks to the framing device, focus, and selection of images presented in this tight window on the action. Though it’s probably the least-detailed part of the book, in some ways it’s the most powerful, and shows just how much thought goes into Alden’s work.

Read the full Panel Patter review here.

James Joyce wrote that the moment of an epiphany in a story was when “the soul of the commonest object … seems to us radiant, and may be manifested through any chance, word or gesture.” Alden finds this in “Hawaii 1997.”

Read Robert’s full thoughts here.

Order Sam’s book because it’s really good.

Sam Alden’s It Never Happened Again is racking up reviews! This time, Rob McMonigal from Panel Patter and Robert Boyd from The Great God Pan is Dead are the critics in questions. Here’s what they’re saying:

There’s a sequence in Anime that is absolutely amazing, though, because it shows that comics can convey a sense of movement, even in static images. Over the course of about 15 panels, Alden focuses not on Janet or the passengers or the plane itself, but what she can see out the window. At one point, all the reader has to look at are a few tiny dots, because they are out over the ocean. You can “see” the plane move as a result, thanks to the framing device, focus, and selection of images presented in this tight window on the action. Though it’s probably the least-detailed part of the book, in some ways it’s the most powerful, and shows just how much thought goes into Alden’s work.

Read the full Panel Patter review here.

James Joyce wrote that the moment of an epiphany in a story was when “the soul of the commonest object … seems to us radiant, and may be manifested through any chance, word or gesture.” Alden finds this in “Hawaii 1997.”

Read Robert’s full thoughts here.

Order Sam’s book because it’s really good.

transatlantis:

Something is brewing at Autoptic.org…

Art by Zak Sally + Aesthetic Apparatus

transatlantis:

Something is brewing at Autoptic.org

Art by Zak Sally + Aesthetic Apparatus

The 2014 Ignatz nominees were announced yesterday, and we’re ecstatic both Sophie Yanow’s War of Streets and Houses and Kevin Huizenga and Dan Zettwoch’s Amazing Facts and Beyond were recognized! It’s such a great list of books this year, so we’re kind of blown away to be among them.

Sophie’s been on a streak of late. Along with releasing such a great book this year, she did an excellent interview for The Atlantic (read here) and received a wonderful review from Rob Clough at The Comics Journal.

Indeed, the abstractness of her line combined with the artificial solidity of the zip-a-tone gives the protest scenes a strange quality that would be difficult to capture in a more naturalistic style. It’s as though the adrenaline and fear she experienced rendered the experience no more than a set of rushing lines. It’s sort of a flip-side to Joe Sacco’s slightly cartoony naturalism in capturing an environment; indeed, with her pupils blotted out by the white circles of her glasses much like Sacco, they are not dissimilar both in terms of intent and execution. The difference is that Yanow is not a temporary visitor, but someone who chose to live and work in Montreal.

War of Streets and Houses is nominated for Outstanding Graphic Novel.

Kevin and Dan’s Amazing Facts and Beyond was well reviewed by Publishers Weekly, which is cool. But Jeopardy! Champion Ken Jennings is a fan, so that’s obviously super, super cool.

I feel like a pretty well-informed guy, but the great Leon Beyond taught me something new on virtually every page of this beautiful collection. Indispensable!”

Amazing Facts and Beyond is nominated for Outstanding Anthology or Collection.

Order the books here and here.

Congrats to all the nominees. See you at SPX!