Drawn & Quarterly presents a great night of graphic novelists discussing their work. Gabrielle Bell, author of “When I’m Old and Other Stories,” among other things, found her greatest success in the “Lucky” series, which won her an Ignatz in 2003 for Most Outstanding Minicomic. D & Q is currently republishing the series, and her work is now often seen in Fantagraphics’ “Mome” anthology (along with a slewful of other artists—I highly, highly recommend checking it out). Anders Nilsen’s “Big Questions” series has gotten him some major attention, as did his first book, “The Ballad of the Two-Headed Boy.” (Not to mention “Dogs and Water,” my personal favorite of his, an ambient, open piece of lonely wandering and impending doom). “Don’t Go Where I Can’t Follow” is his most recently published. Kevin Huizenga is the only one originally from Chicago, and his “Supermonster” series has earned him support, plus, in 2001, he was named “Minimalism Cartoonist of the Year” by Comics Journal. “Curses,” Huizenga’s newest work, is out now. (Tom Lynch)
Huizenga, Nilsen and Bell discuss their work December 7, 2006 at Quimby’s, 1854 West North, (773)342-0940, at 7pm. Free.