Anders Nilsen (cartoonist)
Nilsen at the 2011 Brooklyn Book Festival
|Born||Anders Brekhus Nilsen
1973 (age 43–44)
Don't Go Where I Can't Follow
'Dogs and Water
Nilsen's comics have appeared in the anthologies Kramers Ergot and Mome. His graphic novel Dogs and Water won an Ignatz Award in 2005. An excerpt from Dogs and Water was featured in the inaugural 2006 edition of the Best American Comics anthology, and the book was expanded and reissued in hardcover in 2007. In 2007, Nilsen won an Ignatz Award for his graphic memoir, Don't Go Where I Can't Follow, and in 2012, he won an Ignatz Award for Big Questions, a collected edition of his comic book series.
Nilsen is co-founder of Autoptic, a bi-annual festival of independent comics and art culture that takes place in Minneapolis. He is also one of the organizers of comics residency Pierre Feuille Ciseaux.
- 2001: Xeric Award for The Ballad of the Two-Headed Boy
- 2005: Ignatz Award for Dogs and Water
- 2007: Ignatz Award for Don't Go Where I Can't Follow
- 2012: Ignatz Award for Big Questions
- 2012: Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize for Big Questions
- Dogs and Water, Drawn and Quarterly, October 2004, ISBN 978-1-894937-77-1
- Monologues for the Coming Plague, Fantagraphics, 2006, ISBN 978-1-56097-718-6
- Don’t Go Where I Can’t Follow, Drawn and Quarterly, 2006 (reissued 2012), ISBN 1-897299-14-1
- The End, Fantagraphics, Coconino Press, January 2007, ISBN 978-1-56097-814-5
- Monologues for Calculating the Destiny of Black Holes, Fantagraphics, January 2009, ISBN 978-156097-980-7
- Big Questions, Drawn and Quarterly, June 2011, ISBN 978-1-77046-047-8
- Rage of Poseidon, Drawn and Quarterly, October 2013, ISBN 978-177046-128-4
- God and the Devil at War in the Garden, May 2015, Self Published
- Poetry is Useless, Drawn and Quarterly, September 2015, ISBN 978-177046-207-6
- A Walk in Eden, Drawn and Quarterly, October 2016, ISBN 978-177046-266-3
- Nilsen, Anders. "Afterword," Big Questions, or Asomatognosia (Drawn and Quarterly, June 2011), p. 589.
- Kramers Ergot #6 page at publisher's website Archived February 20, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Fantagraphics: Mome page at publisher's website". www.fantagraphics.com. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
- "Autoptic homepage". www.autoptic.org. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
- "Pierre Feuille Ciseaux". www.pierrefeuilleciseaux.com. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
- Official website
- Anders Nilsen Bio in The Holy Consumption
- The Holy Consumption
- Original Art by Anders Nilsen
- 'Anders Nilsen Interview' in 'Lines and Marks'
- 'Anders Nilsen: drawing through grief' in The Guardian
- 'Massive, Eccentric, Ambitious: Anders Nilsen' in Publishers Weekly
- 'Dead Birds, Big Questions' in The Comics Journal
- 'An interview with Anders Nilsen' in The Nashville Review
- 'Anders Nilsen: The Interview' on Metabunker