Acclaimed cartoonists Marc Bell (Stroppy,) and Anders Nilsen (Poetry is Useless) will be at Floating World Comics on Tuesday July 14th, from 6-8pm reading from and signing their new Drawn & Quarterly books!
Marc Bell will be discussing his first full-length graphic novella, Stroppy, which paints a strange and wordplay-loving world in which the titular hero hopes to win big in a songwriting contest organized by the All-Star Schnauzer Band. Mishap and hilarity ensue as Bell explodes the divide between fine art, doodling, and comics. Anders Nilsen will talk about Poetry is Useless, an expansive, beautifully-packaged collection of his sketchbooks. Poetry is Useless is part travelogue, part commentary on politics and culture, and part conversational ping-pong match.
Marc Bell was born in London, Ontario, and has befuddled and bemused his readers for almost twenty years. He is the author of Hot Potatoe, Pure Pajamas, and Shrimpy and Paul and Friends. His comics have appeared in many Canadian weeklies, Vice, and LA Weekly. He is a twin.
Anders Nilsen is an award-winning cartoonist and visual artist. He is the author of several books, including Don’t Go Where I Can’t Follow, Rage of Poseidon, and the magnum opus Big Questions, for which he was awarded the 2012 Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize by the Pennsylvania Center for the Book and was nominated for the top prize at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. Nilsen has exhibited his drawing and painting internationally. He lives and works in Minneapolis.
Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
Brian Ralph, Megan Kelso, Ron Rege, Jordan Crane, Greg Cook, Jef Czekaj, Marc Bell, and Kurt Wolfgang exhibit on Oct. 1st, some of the work wil be new some will be originals pages from their published work. Though not all of these artists were published by Highwater, they all worked with/for the company in one way or another and since a large of part of Highwater was it’s status as a kind of comics “gang” it is important that the people that appear in the show were integral in that. Along with the original work there will be an installation that exhibits the ephemera/history of the company to give the art and artists context as well as a catalog that will give an oral history of the company.
Fourth Wall Project
132 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA
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|10/21, 8-10pm||Family||Los Angeles, CA|
|10/25, 5-7pm||Desert Island||Brooklyn, NY|
|11/20, 7-9pm||Magic Pony||Toronto, ON|
|11/27, 7-9pm||Librairie D+Q Bookstore||Montreal, QC|