‘Night Animals’ contains two dreamlike, wordless stories that transform everyday experiences into fantastic journeys to strange new worlds. In the first story, a coming-of-age tale called ‘Bad Friends’, Evens envisions a young girl’s transition into womanhood. Rather than awkward conversations or metaphors about flowers, however, ‘Bad Friends’ intentionally evokes the imagery of ‘Where the Wild Things Are’, but transforms it from a small boy’s power fantasy into a young woman’s realization of a very different sort of power — one that is exciting, sexual, and ultimately dangerous.
Fantastic. Evens' linework is wonderful... but his coloring is even better.Time.com
In the second story, ‘Blind Date’, we follow a man who dresses like a bunny for a date that ultimately never arrives, prompting him to take a lonely voyage down a toilet into a strange, underwater world.
In 2005, Evens debuted as a nineteen-year-old with ‘A Message from Space’. This prize-winning publication was quickly followed by ‘Vincent’, with which he won a permanent place among the great comic book authors. He continued along this path with ‘Night Animals’ and surprised with stories and images in which he continually seems to extend the limits of his capabilities.
Enthralling and gorgeous in a way not many other comics areThe Comics Journal
By far the best collection of naked parading monsters in the history of printPaste Magazine