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Uncivilized Books Announces Fall 2015 Subscription

new_construction_tempUncivilized Books has announced a fall list of three booksNew Construction by Sam Alden, Houses of the Holy by Caitlin Skaalrud, and The Deaths of Henry King by Brian Evenson, Jesse Ball and Lilli Carré. A subscription of all three can be had for $55, shipping included. You can also pre-order each book at a discount.

I’m looking forward to New Construction, which includes the short story Backyard. I think it’s my favorite of Sam Alden’s so far.

 

Retrofit 2015 Subscription

tumblr_nj93b8iEj01qibjs1o1_500With twelve new titles on their list, 2015 is shaping up to be Retrofit’s most ambitious year yet. I thought this might signal a return to their roots: they launched with a plan to publish one alt floppy a month for a year (they ended up publishing seventeen). But their 2015 list isn’t a list of floppies.  These comics are different shapes and sizes (one of them will be a 100+ page book by Steve Weissman). I’m particularly excited about Olivier Schrauwen’s Mowgli’s Mirror. Previously, I had only seen the beautiful square bound  French edition, which was a little too pricey for me.

You can get the whole list at $75 for print or $35 for digital. I really hate reading comics on a screen, and this is the first offering that’s really tempted me. I might  bite.

And here’s an innovative bonus: if you get the print subscription, they’ll send a free comic to a friend of your choice. That’s a really smart way to grow you audience.tumblr_nheobhutnK1qibjs1o1_500

 

Youth in Decline Offers 2015 Subscription

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I subscribed to their 2014 list and I really enjoyed it. You can get the next four issues of Frontier for $35, shipping included. It’s hard to go wrong with Youth in Decline.

Check out these preview images, including a sexy one by Michael Deforge!

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Uncivilized Books Announces Spring Line and Subscription

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True Swamp Book 2 by Jon Lewis, with rad title lettering by Michael DeForge

Uncivilized Books is releasing three new books in spring 2015: Borb by Jason Little, Robot Investigator by Vincent Stall, and True Swamp Book 2 by Jon Lewis. You can pre-order all three for just $55.

I’m a little confused: the website claims that it’s $50 plus free shipping, but when you add it to your shopping cart it’s actually $55. So I’m guessing the mention of free shipping is an error. Unless sales tax is being added? A good deal, either way.

Mail Call: Gazer by Carla McRae

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I received my first issue from the Minicomic of the Month Club, direct from Australia’s Smaller Comics. Man, there’s a lot of good stuff coming out of Australia! This one is by Carla McRae. It’s a silent comic about, I think, a tender romance between a girl and a sasquatch. Very lovely.

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Minicomic of the Month Club from Smaller Comics

site-headerEven though  it’s in its third year, I hadn’t heard of Minicomic of the Month Club. I also hadn’t heard of Smaller Comics (the publisher/collective/mysterious entity?) who puts it together. They’re from Australia and their stuff looks good!

I appreciate how they embrace the term “minicomic.” As they put it, “Minicomics are the best comics, and suprise minicomics are the best minicomics.”

A year subscription delivered to America is just $40 AUD (which, if understand my Paypal transaction correctly, is $38.69 in American dollars). Don’t wait around, because subscriptions will close on July 31 and they are limited to 300.

2D Cloud Announces 2014 Subscriptions

There are quite a few options, and at significant discounts. 2D Cloud is limiting this sale to only 100 subscribers, so don’t wait around.

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One of the titles being offered is Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories by MariNaomi. Dragon’s Breath is being co-published by 2D Cloud and Uncivilized Books. I’m not sure if this sort micro-press mash-up is unique, but I can’t remember seeing one before it. (Note, Tom K. takes issue with me calling Uncivilized a micro-press, and he’s probably got something there. But he’s a one-man-publisher, and that’s significant to me.)

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