The End (Hardcover)
Fantagraphics Books, 9781606996355, 80pp.
Publication Date: July 5, 2013
List Price: 19.99*
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Assembled from work done in Anders Nilsen (TM)s sketchbooks over the course of the year following the death of his fianc (c)e 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 (TM)s disparate styles, from the iconic simplicity and collaged drawings of his Monologues for the Coming Plague to the finely rendered Big Questions.