The Voyeurs is the Best!

The Uncivilized Books HQ is still reeling from the fact that Publishers Weekly named Gabrielle Bell’s The Voyeurs as one of the Best Books of 2012 (in the Comics category)! The Voyeurs is our first wide release book so we’re doubly excited that it made the list! Of course all credit is really due to Gabrielle Bell (Congratulations!!). Her comics just keep getting better and it’s an honor to be her publisher! Congratulations are also in order to the authors and publishers of all the other books on the list. If you haven’t seen or read The Voyeurs yet and are curious to see what the fuss is all about, here’s what others are saying:

  • “The Voyeurs is the work of a mature writer, if not one of the most sincere voices of her literary generation. It’s a fun, honest read that spans continents, relationships and life decisions. I loved it.”—Chris Ware, Acme Novelty Library
  • “As she watches other people living life, and watches herself watching them, Bell’s pen becomes a kind of laser, first illuminating the surface distractions of the world, then scorching them away to reveal a deeper reality that is almost too painful and too beautiful to bear.”— Alison Bechdel, Fun Home
  • “A concise short story cartoonist and an accomplished storyteller of the mundane, Gabrielle Bell humorously blends the extraordinary — shooting a movie in Japan, and the all-too common — obsessing about a pimple. A master of the exquisite detail, Bell provides a welcome peephole into our lives.”—Françoise Mouly, The New Yorker
  • “One of the best things going in auto-bio inflected comics these days.”—Art Spiegelman, Maus
  • “Playfully drawn and provocatively written, the memoir reinforces Bell’s standing among the first rank of the genre’s artists.”—Kirkus Reviews
  • “[Gabrielle Bell's] thoughtful and revealing comics are eccentric, funny, and irresistibly readable.”—Publishers Weekly
  • “You could say The Voyeurs is the work of a writer’s writer, but it’s actually something more cool, more exotic, more punk: a rare glimpse of the fiercely mysterious human heart, observed in its natural habitat.”—The Comics Journal

But don’t take their word for it. Check it out for yourself. Here are a few options to get the book:

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