Item #262915 Big Questions. Anders Nilsen.
Big Questions

Big Questions

Drawn and Quarterly, August 2011. First Edition. Hardcover. Used - Very Good / No Jacket As Issued. Item #262915
ISBN: 1770460446

A New York Times Notable Book of 2011, included on, Publishers Weekly, and NPR'S Best Comics lists

A haunting postmodern fable, Big Questions is the magnum opus of Anders Nilsen, one of the brightest and most talented young cartoonists working today. This beautiful minimalist story, collected here for the first time, is the culmination of ten years and more than six hundred pages of work that details the metaphysical quandaries of the occupants of an endless plain, existing somewhere between a dream and a Russian steppe. A downed plane is thought to be a bird and the unexploded bomb that came from it is mistaken for a giant egg by the group of birds whose lives the story follows. The indifferent, stranded pilot is of great interest to the birds--some doggedly seek his approval, while others do quite the opposite, leading to tensions in the group. Nilsen seamlessly moves from humor to heartbreak. His distinctive, detailed line work is paired with plentiful white space and large, often frameless panels, conveying an ineffable sense of vulnerability and openness.

Big Questions has roots in classic fables--the birds and snakes have more to say than their human counterparts, and there are hints of the hero's journey, but here the easy moral that closes most fables is left open and ambiguous. Rather than lending its world meaning, Nilsen's parable lets the questions wander where they will.


Quarto. {7 & 1/4' x 9 & 1/2'}. Big Questions, the 6th published book by cartoonist Anders Nilson. It is a gorgeous thing to behold. Pictorial paper covered boards with black lettering. Curious, unique flaps attached to paste-downs creating the appearance of a dustjacket. Signed/numbered limited edition. 293 out of 1000 plus signed (by Anders Nilsen) & dated on limitation page.

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Price: $350.00

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