Search / Login

Quick Links:
Latest Releases
Browse by Artist
Love and Rockets Guide
Peanuts books
Disney books
More browsing options under "Browse Shop" above


Search: All Titles

Advanced Search
Login / Free Registration
Detail Search
Download Area
Show Cart
Your Cart is currently empty.

Subscribe

Sign up for our email newsletters for updates on new releases, events, special deals and more.


Asking Questions with Anders Nilsen
Written by janice headley | Filed under Fantagraphics BookstoreeventsAnders Nilsen 2 Aug 2011 2:17 PM

Anders Nilsen at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery

We just had Anders Nilsen signing with us at the San Diego Comic-Con, and the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery was thrilled to welcome him back this past weekend, away from the costumes and video game noise of the 'Con! We've got a bunch of pictures from his signing with us up on the Fantagraphics Flickr.

Big Questions slideshow at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery

Anders gave a lovely slideshow presentation on the history of his comic Big Questions, in promotion of the 600-page collection just released by our pals at Drawn & Quarterly. I was kinda surprised to learn he used to be the frontman for a band (!), and one of his first self-published zines was a lyric booklet they would hand-out at shows (as seen above!).

And on that "note" (heh), here, upon request, is the setlist to the "Big Questions Mega-Mix" that I DJ'ed at Anders's signing. In honor of his new collection, all the songs I played were questions, natch:

1. "What In It For?" - Avi Buffalo
2. "Who Is Moving?" - Lilys
3. "Don't Ask Me to Explain" - Of Montreal
4. "Where Do You Run To?" - Vivian Girls
5. "Why Is It Always This Way?" - The Ramones
6. "What'cha Gonna Do About It?" - Condo Fucks
7. "What Else Is New?" - Dinosaur Jr.
8. "What Is" - Wipers
9. "Why?" - T. Lance & the Coctails
10. "What More Can I Do?" - The Zombies
11. "Who Loves the Sun?" - Teenage Fanclub, covering The Velvet Underground
12. "Ask" - The Go-Betweens
13. "What Do You Say?" - Pulp (for Steph H.)
14. "Why Won't You Make Up Your Mind?" - Tame Impala (for Eric B.)
15. "What Was That Thing?" - Able Tasmans (for Martin I.)
16. "Where Do You Wanna Go?" - Super Furry Animals
17. "Where Did My Spring Go? - The Kinks
18. "What Am I Supposed to Do?" - Papas Fritas
19. "What Am I Going to Do?" - Pop Art Toasters
20. "Ask" - The Smiths
21. "Hideous Towns" - The Sundays
22. "What's Happening?!?!" - The Byrds
23. "Who Do You Think I Am?" - Woods
24. "What Do We Do With Love?" - Chris Knox
25. "How Loft I Am?" - Guided By Voices
26. "To Where" - Grass Widow

(Oh, believe me, there were other songs I just didn't get to...)

You can find out about all our in-store signings and events by "liking" the Fantagraphics Bookstore Facebook page!

Big Questions is currently in-stock at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, alongside many other excellent Nilsen titles! And we've still got a few of his self-published mini-comics, so hurry over before they sell out.

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.)
Seattle, WA 98108
206.658.0110
Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM