Musnet on the Guardian!

The Guardian named Musnet: The Mouse of Monet by Kickliy as one of the most anticipated graphic novels of the year! Check it out! We’re honored!

Musnet is the inaugural book in our brand new imprint for kids: Odod Books!

More on both Musnet & Odod very soon. Follow us on twitter:

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The Beat Names Borb One of the Best Comics of 2015!

The Beat has released their list of the best comics of 2015, and it includes Borb by Jason Little!  They write:

Once again, Little has crafted a book that subverts our expectations, and shines a light on our own eagerness to laugh at the pain of others. It’s extremely uncomfortable and beautiful at the same time.

Read the rest here.

Get Borb here.

 

Graphic Review of New Construction in the Los Angeles Review of Books

Source: https://lareviewofbooks.org/review/penciling-discomfort-sam-aldens-new-construction/

The Los Angeles Review of Books has published an in-depth graphic review by Nick Francis Potter of Sam Alden’s New Construction! The review analyzes Sam’s artistry and visual storytelling through a playful graphic deconstruction of the artwork in New Construction. Potter writes:

Alden has an explicit gift, no doubt well-practiced, for drawings that are effortless in their breezy sloppiness – a quick hand, never belabored – that simultaneously exibits a brilliant technical ability for composition, lighting, detail, and abstraction. His natural ability seems to reach all the way back to Rembrandt.

Make sure to check out the rest of this detailed and entertaining review here!

And pick up New Construction here!

 

New Construction Reviewed on Cute Juice Comics

The blog Cute Juice Comics has posted an in-depth review and analysis of Sam Alden’s New Construction, praising its storytelling and visual communication.  From the review:

Alden’s art is often described as evocative and rich in atmosphere, which it is – but it’s also rich in information. I think as comic readers, we have been trained to be lazy, to skim over the pretty pictures and let text guide our understanding. If we linger over images, it’s for our own visual pleasure. That’s fine, but with New Construction, a careless reading is not going to cut it. These stories are not like your typical Hollywood blockbuster where you can mentally check out because all the important plot points, not to mention emotional cues, will be shoved down your throat. New Construction requires your full attention.

Read the full review here, and be sure to order your copy of New Construction here.

Incidents in the Night 2 One of Globe and Mail’s 100 Best Books of 2015!

Yet another publication has recognized David B.’s Incidents in the Night Book 2 as one of the best books of 2015!  The latest honor comes from The Globe and Mail, which names Book 2 as one of the 100 best books of the year on their Globe 100 list.  See the rest of their recommendations here.

Get Incidents in the Night Book 2 here (or get #1 and #2 together as an inexpensive set!)

 

Pascin and Incidents in the Night 2 on Paste’s Best Comic Books of 2015!

Paste Magazine has released their list of the Best Comic Books of 2015, and it features both Joann Sfar’s Pascin and David B.’s Incidents in the Night Book 2!

Paste on Pascin (which is currently available for pre-order): “This graphic novel feels like truth, or, as Picasso said of art, it’s a lie that makes us realize truth.”

And on Incidents in the Night Book 2: “The story being told is cerebral and visceral in equal measure, and it succeeds impressively in both qualities.”

Check out the rest of the list here.

Pre-order Pascin here.

And get Incidents in the Night Book 2 (or #1 and #2 together) here.

New Construction at Largehearted Boy

Somehow we missed this! Largehearted Boy’s recent Atomic Books Comics Preview included Sam Alden’s New Construction. Check out the full roundup here, and get New Construction here!

The Comics Journal Reviews Incidents in the Night 2

The Comics Journal has a great review of David B.’s Incidents in the Night Book 2.  Daniel Kalder describes Book 2‘s surreal and twisting plot, and writes:

If you like getting lost, or always wanted to wander around in an elaborate nocturnal labyrinth, or are fascinated by books that don’t exist and arcane retellings of histories that are not really true but which ought to be, then Incidents in the Night 2 is the comic for you. Although you probably ought to read book 1 first.

Read the full review here, and find Incidents in the Night Book 2 here, and if you haven’t read #1 yet, you can get ‘em both as an inexpensive set! Makes a great gift!

Uncivilized Books at The Source Holiday Jubilee

Good morning Twin Cities! We’re going to be participating in the annual Holiday Extravaganza at the Source Comics & Games all day Saturday! Stop by for:

  1. Huge discounts! 40-50% off most of our books and $1 off all mini comics!
  2. Peter Wartman! He’ll have copies of Stonebreaker his follow up to sold out smash Over the Wall!
  3. Tom Kaczynski! He’ll be signing the last remaining copies of sold out Beta Testing the Apocalypse! AND he’s bringing some original art too!
  4. Commissions! Both artists will take commissions! A rare treat!
  5. T-shirts!
  6. FREE STUFF! We’ll be giving away all kinds of goodies!
  7. There will be free food and pop! What!?

Stop by and load up on great local comics for the Holidays! More details here.

See you there!

Incidents in the Night 2 One of Slate’s “10 Best Comics of 2015″!

As 2015 winds down, year-end best-of lists are popping up, and it’s no surprise to see David B.’s Incidents in the Night Book 2 getting some recognition! Book 2 leads Slate’s roundup of the 10 Best Comics of 2015. Here’s what Slate says:

Book 2 of Incidents in the Night(readable without the first part, though that too should not be missed) is about the magic of reading, of losing oneself in the encounter with literature of all kinds. Written and illustrated by the masterful David B. (best known for his memoir Epileptic), Incidents delves into a shadow version of Paris, one defined by the occult commerce of impossible bookshops more than the peculiarities of its arrondissements. In this world, a dream logic abides, everything connected in the way of an exquisite corpse that somehow coheres in spite of itself.

See the rest of the list here.

Incidents in the Night Book 2 is available from us here – and if you haven’t read #1 yet, you can get ‘em both as an inexpensive set! Makes a great gift!