Sequential State – the comics criticism archive of Alex Hoffman

Tag: Uncivilized Books

  • Review: Ginseng Roots #1 by Craig Thompson

    Review: Ginseng Roots #1 by Craig Thompson

    Craig Thompson has something of a reputation amongst indie comics readers, both good and bad. The first issue of his new serialized comic, Ginseng Roots, comes out this July, and his publisher Uncivilized Books sent a review copy earlier this month. Thompson’s last major literary work, Habibi, continues to leave a sour taste in many […]

  • Quick Picks #8 – Mágan, Martinez, Porcellino, Smoke Signal

    Quick Picks #8 – Mágan, Martinez, Porcellino, Smoke Signal

    Quick Picks is an occasionally written series of microreviews of books I’ve read over the past two weeks. Here’s a selection of zines that have been on my mind recently: A Friend (mini-kuš #56) by Andrés Magán At this point in my life I feel like I shouldn’t be so surprised with the great talent […]

  • Review: Escape Route by Daniel Zender

    Review: Escape Route by Daniel Zender

    During CXC I picked up a stack of new mini comics from Uncivilized Press, including Escape Route by Daniel Zender. I’ve been slowly working through those books, but I’ve fixated on Zender’s work, which I’ve seen before in the New York Times. These illustrations are remarkable for the way Zender blocks out color and spaces, and the […]

  • Review: Musnet: the Mouse of Monet, Vol. 1 by Kickliy

    Review: Musnet: the Mouse of Monet, Vol. 1 by Kickliy

    Review: Musnet: the Mouse of Monet, Vol. 1 by Kickliy The first half of the ODOD Books Kickstarter package came this weekend, and I immediately started in on the headline series, Musnet: the Mouse of Monet. Nominated for the 2017 Prix Angoulême in the Youth Category, the series has been picked up for English publication by Uncivilized Books through […]

  • Quick Picks #4: Uncivilized

    Happy Friday everyone! Quick Picks is a series of microreviews of books I’ve read in the past 2 weeks. These three quick reviews are of some recent minis from Uncivilized Press​ – an abbreviated set of these reviews was originally published in Selections #2, a comics review zine I publish. Uncivilized Books is a publisher […]

  • Review: BORB by Jason Little Comics convention season has officially begun with RIPExpo two weekends ago and MoCCA coming up in this weekend; the latest comic on my docket is a MoCCA 2015 debut from Uncivilized Books, Jason Little’s BORB. Clocking in at 98 pages of black and white comics drawn in a style reminiscent […]

  • Review: It Never Happened Again by Sam Alden Earlier this year I did a review/thoughts piece on Sam’s Wicked Chicken Queen from Retrofit. I was thoroughly impressed with Alden’s mastery of graphite and the thoughtfulness of the book. Uncivilized Press has recently released a book with two collected stories, “Hawaii 1997” and “Anime,” the first […]

  • Review: Over the Wall by Peter Wartman

    sequentialstate: Going from the web to print can be tricky. Do the stylistic choices you made when the comic was digital only make sense for an actual paper book? Should you leave things the way they are? Or do things need to change? I think Peter Wartman has argued the second point nicely with Over the […]

  • Review:  Wicked Chicken Queen by Sam Alden

    Review:  Wicked Chicken Queen by Sam Alden

    Although I’ve only received 2 books from my Retrofit subscription (and therefore can’t judge the collected whole), the books I have received are very high quality books. If every book in the collection is as well put together as Number 1 and Wicked Chicken Queen, this will be an $80 well spent. I love how Sam dances on the […]

  • Review: Over the Wall by Peter Wartman

    Review: Over the Wall by Peter Wartman

    Going from the web to print can be tricky. Do the stylistic choices you made when the comic was digital only make sense for an actual paper book? Should you leave things the way they are? Or do things need to change? I think Peter Wartman has argued the second point nicely with Over the Wall, […]