Best of the year (so far) lists are popping up, and David B.’s Incidents in the Night has made Paste Magazine’s for comics.
Whether it’s read as a strange meditation on storytelling and obsession or a detective story unlike any other, this volume of Incidents in the Night has plenty of strange and compelling narratives to offer. As befits a story in which rare books and obscure histories play a key role, there’s a slightly insular quality here. The story being told is cerebral and visceral in equal measure, and it succeeds impressively in both qualities.
For Bleeding Cool’s podcast, The Bleed, friend and cartoonist Zander Cannon chats about Peter Wartman’s Over the Wall. As we recently reported, the book has completely sold out with a new edition on the way.
“After a cursory flip through these pages, one would expect Sfar’s biography of Jewish modernist painter Julius Mortdecai Pincas to be positively pornographic. Panel after panel of general nakedness often, but far from always, leading to varied sexual acts. But this is misleading, and the book engages the reader without any recourse to baser appetites. This is a rather excellent account of the artist’s life, serving also as a discourse on the nature of our creative urges.” Read more here.
War of Streets and Houses at Comics Worth Reading
“It’s rare to see such deep ideas about the ways we live and build explored in such a clear way.” Read more here.
Borb disucussed on TCJ Talkies Podcast
Mike Dawson chats with Box Brown about Jason Little’s tale of urban homelessness. Listen here.
Supporting his book Carl Barks’ Duck, Peter Schilling Jr. will read at Boswell Books in Milwaukee this evening. If you’re nearby, come out and hear Peter discuss his idiosyncratic take on Carl Bark’s best Donald Duck stories. The store will have copies of the book as well as Fantagraphics latest Donald Duck collection in stock. The event begins at 7 p.m., and is free and open to the public.
Supporting his new book Borb, Jason Little will read at Atomic Books in Baltimore this evening. Also on the bill are cartoonists Sara Lautman and Preston Spurlock. Atomic Books is a great shop, so definitely attend if you’re in the area. The event begins at 7 p.m., and is free and open to the public.
The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo is this weekend, and Uncivilized Books will be there. Find us at Tables 87 and 88A. Uncivilized cartoonists Sophie Yanow, Sam Alden, Zak Sally, Kevin Huizenga, and Madeline McGrane will be hanging around our tables as well as exhibiting on their own. Publisher Tom K will man the fort!
Find CAKE at The Center on Halsted (3656 N. Halsted) from 11 am – 6 pm. It’s free and open to the public.
The plot sounds complex – what conspiracy isn’t? – but B.’s pen leads readers through all this shadowy logic using suggestive visual metaphors, stark compositions and weightless chase scenes out of a nightmare, dense with all the arcane symbolism of religious icons.
Read the full column here. Order Incidents in the Nighthere.