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The End

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Author: Anders Nilsen
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 80
Dimensions: 7.25" x 10.5"
Colors: two-color with 16pp. full color
Year: 2013
Publisher: Fantagraphics
ISBN-10: n/a
ISBN-13: 978-1-60699-635-5
Additional Details: n/a

Price: $19.99

 


Los Angeles Times Book Prizes FinalistFinalist, 2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Graphic Novels

Assembled from work done in Anders Nilsen’s sketchbooks over the course of the year following the death of his fiancée in 2005, The End is a collection of short strips about loss, paralysis, waiting, and transformation.

It is a concept album in different styles, a meditation on paying attention, an abstracted autobiography and a travelogue, reflecting the progress of his struggle to reconcile the great upheaval of a death, and finding a new life on the other side.

The book blends Nilsen’s disparate styles, from the iconic simplicity and collaged drawings of his Monologues for the Coming Plague to the finely rendered Dogs and Water and Big Questions.

Originally released in magazine form in 2007 (which received an Ignatz Award nomination for Outstanding Story), The End has been updated and expanded to more than twice its original length, including 16 pages of full color.

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"The End is a staggering, bracing read... It’s the best kind of autobiography, eschewing any sentimental elements and managing to completely free itself of the narrative template that’s often overlaid on anecdotal autobiography as a way of making it easier to follow." – Rob Clough, Sequart

"Anders Nilsen must be a genius." – Giant Robot

"Nilsen is an exquisite draftsman with incredible patience for textures." – Glen David Gold

"Anders is currently my favorite cartoonist of our generation. He may very well be the best, most interesting writer and artist working today... The End is... probably among the best books I’ve ever read — comics or otherwise." – Tom Neely (The Blot, Henry & Glenn Forever)


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