by David B.
Translated by Brian & Sarah Evenson
6.5 x 9.6 inches, 124 pages, b&w, hardcover
Special SET (Incidents in the Night Books 1 + 2):
The highly-anticipated follow-up to the Eisner and LA Times Book Awards nominee, Incidents in the Night.
At the end of first Incidents in the Night, David B. met an uncertain demise in a bizarre cliffhanger. In Book 2, the worlds of Epileptic and Incidents in the Night become entangled as the author's dead brother, Jean-Christophe, joins the cast to solve the mystery and uncover the occult machinations of the mad editor, Émile Travers. Book 2 is another treat for lovers of books and literary mysteries. Once again the translation is by acclaimed novelist Brian Evenson.
David B. is one of France's finest cartoonists and one of the co-founders of the legendary L'Association collective. He is the author a many books: The Armed Garden and Noctural Conspiracies, among many others. Epileptic was was awarded Angoulême International Comics Festival Prize for Scenario and the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Artist.
Brian Evenson is the author of ten books of fiction. He is the winner of the International Horror Guild Award, and the American Library Association's award for Best Horror Novel. He has translated work by Christian Gailly, Jean Frémon, Claro, Jacques Jouet, Eric Chevillard, Antoine Volodine, and others. He is the recipient of three O. Henry Prizes as well as an NEA fellowship. He lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island.
Praise for Book 1:
LA Times Book Prize Finalist (Graphic Novels/Comics)
Eisner Nominated (Best US Presentation of Foreign Material)
“One of 10 Best Comics and Graphic Novels of the year.”
"In its obsession with bookstores and libraries, in its nested dreams and tale-tellings, in its straight-faced conflation of history and impossibility, and in the tone of pulpy detective yarns that pervades its final third, Incidents owes more than a bit to Jorge Luis Borges’s short stories." — Douglas Wolk, Washington Post
"Best known from Epileptic, David B.'s black-and-white art depicts unrealities and realities with equal zest, teasingly holding out a journey that's more about getting there than the destination. A treat for sophisticated adult story omnivores with a taste for bizarre mysteries." — Library Journal
"French cartoonist David B. turns to the wholly fantastic in this outlandishly imaginative tale of conspiracies and the occult. [...] The free-flowing, inventive visuals, boldly and confidently rendered, give the extravagant story the feel of a sustained but persuasive nightmare." — Booklist