The first volume, which was both an Eisner nominee and an LA Times Book Prize finalist, involved the author's search for a 19th-century journal, Incidents in the Night, which gave details on a plot to return Napoleon to power (and subsequently try to take over the world). The journey involved an immortal publisher hiding in a book and the angel of death, and ended on a cliffhanger. Book 2 collides with another David B. work, Epileptic, as the author's dead brother, Jean-Christophe, picks up the search for David B. into this conspiracy-ridden, occult-driven world.
Courtesy of Uncivilized Books, we're pleased to present a preview of what will likely be another "best of the year" list-topper from the acclaimed French artist, as translated by novelist Brian Evenson. The book is available for preorder on the publisher's website, where it can also be purchased as a set with Book 1. Check out the preview, along with information on the book from the publisher, below.
Incidents in the Night Book 2The highly-anticipated follow-up to the Eisner and LA Times Book Awards nominee, Incidents in the Night Book 1.
New Detective, Beggar revolts, the Court of Miracles, Fisher Kings, the secret history of French aristocracy, clandestine gangs, the god Enn, and books… books that hurt, maim, kill, drive you insane… and books that bite… David B. returns to noir-tinted Incidents in the Night as it collides with the world of his best known work, Epileptic. Jean-Christophe, the author’s dead brother–with the help of eccentric bibliophiles, occult detectives, and tenacious journalists–investigates David B.’s disappearance. But the mystery only deepens, and the shadow cast by mad Bonapartist Travers grows longer and more sinister. 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 eleven prize-winning books of fiction, including The Open Curtain, Last Days, Windeye, and Immobility. His work has been translated into over a dozen languages. He lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island, where he teaches at Brown University.