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Incidents in the Night a ‘Best of 2015′ at Paste

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.

Read more here.

Zander Cannon talks ‘Over the Wall’ on The Bleed

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.

Check out the podcast here. Pre-order Over the Wall from our website.

Uncivilized Press: 07/01/2015

Find Uncivilized Books in the news:

Pascin receives advance review at The Quietus

“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.

Borb reviewed at The Globe and Mail

Sean Rodgers features Borb in the Globe and Mail‘s latest comics round-up column.

Little’s unassuming, daily chronicle of life on the street restores a fundamental measure of individuality and decency to this overlooked everyman.

Read the full review here. Order your own copy of Borb here.

The Globe and Mail on Incidents in the Night

Sean Rodgers featured the latest volume of Incidents in the Night for the Globe and Mail‘s comics round-up column.

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 Night here.

Incidents in the Night in The L.A. Times

For the Los Angeles Times, David Ulin reviewed David B.’s Incidents in the Night, specially Book 2.

Yet to read “Incidents in the Night” as commentary or analogue to “Epileptic” is to miss the point. No, what David B. is doing is to push beyond the bounds of ordinary reality, with Jean-Christophe as vehicle. If his declining health — and his brother’s increasingly internalized reactions to it — was a major factor in “Epileptic,” here, the tables are turned. What can it mean except that stories are all we have to preserve us, even though that is ultimately a hollow faith?

Read Ulin’s full review here. Grab both volumes of Incidents in the Night through our special offer.

Paste Magazine on Incidents in the Night

There’s a new review of David B.’s Incidents in the Night: Book 2 up at Paste.

The artwork here showcases characters both grotesque and elegant: Travers’s gang in particular features a memorable selection of grotesques: a rogue’s gallery that could serve as the dictionary illustration for the term … The story being told is cerebral and visceral in equal measure, and it succeeds impressively in both qualities.

Read the full review here. The book is available for sale through our website.

Borb reviewed at Cleaver Magazine

Reviewer Jesse Allen writes that while Jason Little’s Borb “is a comic strip, its impact is novelistic in every sense.” Read his nice write-up here. If you haven’t yet, order a copy of Borb for yourself from our website.

The Quietus reviews Incidents in the Night: Book 2

For The Quietus, Aug Stone writes that David B.’s latest is “a great occult detective story.”

Poetically told, rich in religious and societal allegory as well as knowledge of occult histories, Incidents In The Night 2 is full of strange delights, both large and small.

Read the full review here.

We have copies in stock, so pick it up. Unfamiliar with the series? That’s OK. We’re offering both volumes as a special deal.

Incidents in the Night: Book 2 reviewed at This is Infamous

Shea Hennum writes well of David B.’s Incidents in the Night: Book 2 for the site This is Infamous.

“It becomes not simply about what’s being told but about how it’s being told, where it’s being told, the lineage of tellers, and how what’s being told has been shrunk and grown and shaped by each telling. It’s a murder mystery, but in the same way THE GARDEN OF FORKING PATHS is a spy thriller, and the investigation is as historical and holistic than corporeal.”

Read his full review here. Grab this brand-new title from our website.