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Big Questions (Signed First Limited Edition)

Anders Nilsen

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ISBN 10: 1770460446 / ISBN 13: 9781770460447
Published by Drawn and Quarterly, 2011
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Montreal: Drawn & Quarterly [2011}. First limited edition. First printing. Hardbound. The hardcover special limited signed edition, issued simultaneously with the trade paperback edition. One of 1,000 copies issued in hardcover, individually signed and numbered by the author on a special bookplate, pasted in. Of this edition of 1000 copies, it has been reported that half the run was destroyed due to a printer's error. This copy is NEW. A pristine unread copy, very fine. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on the limitation page. Issued without dust jacket, in illustrated boards. Smoke-free shop. Shipped in well padded box. Purchased new and never opened. Rave review in New York Times Book Review, September 4, 2011. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 022011-9

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Title: Big Questions (Signed First Limited Edition)

Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Limited Edition....

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A New York Times Notable Book of 2011, included on Amazon.com, 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.

About the Author:

Anders Nilsen was born in New Hampshire and now lives in Chicago. He has a BFA in painting and illustration from the University of NewMexico in Albuquerque. He is the author of Dogs and Water and Don't Go Where I Can't Follow.

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