Borb (Hardcover)

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"Borb can’t catch a break. He gets new teeth, he loses them, he gets place to stay and then he wears out his welcome. Alcohol is one of his demons, give him a bit of money and he will drink his way into oblivion. In oblivion, he dreams of what he could have, of what he thinks he wants, only to have alcohol sap it all away. Jason Little’s illustrations capture Borb’s life in all its dismal glory. He says so much about addiction and homelessness, and ultimately how hard it is to get out of that downward spiral, which too few ever do."

— Jason Kennedy

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Selected for The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2016

Borb by Jason Little (Shutterbug Follies, Motel Art Improvement Service) is the story of Borb, a severely alcoholic homeless man. Borb is a downtrodden urban Candide whose misfortunes pile up at an alarming rate. The narrative is presented as a series of daily newspaper strips as the author draws on the long and complex tradition of the comic strip slapstick vagabond archetype. At once hilarious, horrifying, and full or heart, Borb depicts the real horrors specific to present-day urban homelessness. Borb is Little's most complex and challenging work.

Jason Little studied photography at Oberlin College, and now resides in Brooklyn with writer Myla Goldberg and their daughter Zelie Goldberg-Little. He has been drawing cartoons since he was a child. In addition to acclaimed Shutterbug Follies and Motel Art Improvement Service, he also created the Xeric Award-winning Jack's Luck Runs Out, as well as a number of short works for various cartoon anthologies.


About the Author


Jason Little was born in 1970 and raised in Binghamton, New York. He studied photography at Oberlin College, and now resides in Brooklyn with writer Myla Goldberg and their daughter Zelie Goldberg-Little. He has been drawing cartoons since he was a child. In addition to Shutterbug Follies and Motel Art Improvement Service, he has also written and illustrated the Xeric Award-winning Jack's Luck Runs Out, as well as a number of short works for various cartoon anthologies.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781941250020
ISBN-10: 1941250025
Publisher: Uncivilized Books
Publication Date: May 19th, 2015
Pages: 96
Language: English