Friday, December 6; 7pm
Isaac and Abraham and Video Games:
Book Arts Roundtable with Anders Nilsen
Free and open to the public
Join us in welcoming local artist and author Anders Nilsen! Nilsen will do a slide reading from his new accordion book Rage of Poseidon (published by Drawn & Quarterly) and discuss the book’s themes, including the role of mythology and religion in his work and what it means to re-imagine ancient stories and set them in the present day. Nilsen will also share examples of his many forays into unusual storytelling formats from hand-made, screen-printed artist books and photocopied zines to accordion books and poster-comics, as well as the relationship between these and his work in more traditional publishing.
Anders Nilsen is the author and artist of the graphic novels Big Questions, Rage of Poseidon, Don’t Go Where I Can’t Follow and The End, among other works. He has received three Ignatz awards as well as the 2012 Lynd Ward Graphic Novel prize. His work has been translated into numerous languages and his drawing and painting has been shown internationally. He lives in Minneapolis.
Minnesota Center for Book Arts is located in
the Open Book Building in downtown Minneapolis
1011 Washington Ave S, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55415