Thursday December 7th 7PM
FREEDrawn and Quaterly Presents Kevin Huizenga
Drawn & Quarterly invites you to a signing and discussion with comic artists Gabrielle Bell, Anders Nilsen, and Kevin Huizenga
Gabrielle Bell was born in London, England, and lived there two years before moving back to Detroit, Michigan. Eventually she moved to San Francisco where she took art classes at San Francisco Community College. Gabrielle moved to New York and published, “When I’m Old and Other Stories” with Alternative Comics. She also contributed to several anthologies, and began the “Lucky” series, of which the third installment won an Ignatz for “Most Outstanding Minicomic” in 2003 and is now being collected and republished by Drawn & Quarterly. Her work can also be seen in the quarterly anthology “Mome” published by Fantagraphics and Drawn & Quarterly Showcase Book Four. Lucky is available now.
Anders Nilsen was born in rural Northern New Hampshire in 1973. Nilsen went to college at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, studying art and doing political work. A group of paintings had developed into an artists book called The Ballad of the Two Headed Boy and in 1997, still thinking he might be more fine artist than cartoonist, Nilsen started graduate school at the Art Institute of Chicago, where he dropped out shortly after the publication of Big Questions #3. He has received two Ignatz nominations for Big Questions #4 in 2002 as well as a Xeric and several grants from the City of Chicago to keep making comics. Nilsen is currently working on finishing Big Questions as well as a couple of further collections of strips from his sketchbooks. Big Questions #8 and Don?t Go Where I Can?t Follow were recently released.
Kevin Huizenga was born in 1977 in Harvey, IL and spent most of his childhood in South Holland, IL, near Chicago. He attended college in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and moved to St. Louis in 2000 where he lives and works. He began drawing comics in high school, xeroxing his first issue (with friends) at the neighborhood Jewel Osco in 1993. Since that time he’s made approximately 30 more. In 2001 the Comics Journal named him “Minimalism Cartoonist of the Year” and called #14 of his “Supermonster” mini-comic series “one of the best comics of any kind released in 2001.” Kevin?s newest title is called Curses