Watch Anders Nilsen draw a 360 degree comic

A trip to Berlin resulted in a unique opportunity to turn a room into a comic strip.

Big Questions creator Anders Nilsen recently went to Berlin, and while there, he turned a room into a comic.

The drawing extended around all four walls of a room at an art space called Radialsystem, and “Walking in Circles,” as the piece was called, was up for a day before it was painted over.

“I’ve always worked in a variety of styles, and form and content are always very much of a piece in my work,” Nilsen wrote on his blog. “It was really fun to draw a comic on the walls of a room and have that circumstance intertwine itself into the content of the piece. It’s not a piece that could have existed on paper.”

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Smash Pages Q&A: Anders Nilsen on ‘Tongues’

‘It’s a weird amalgam of other stories I’ve done.’

In recent years Anders Nilsen has published a number of books that have been hard to categorize. From Rage of Poseidon to Poetry is Useless to the reissue of his earlier Don’t Go Where I Can’t Follow, Nilsen has shown himself to be not just a talented artist and storyteller but a gifted designer whose books are carefully considered objects in their own right.

As brilliant as each of those books are, like a lot of comics readers I’ve been waiting for Nilsen to announce his next big project. Big Questions, which was published in a single volume in 2011, was an epic story in a way that goes far beyond the book’s length. Nilsen has just published Tongues #1, the first part of a much longer story, and he was kind enough to take time to talk about the comic, his plans and the book’s landscape.

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Anders Nilsen’s ‘Tongues’ kicks off in August

New comic retells the story of Prometheus, with a bit of a twist.

Big Questions creator Anders Nilsen has announced his next project, Tongues — a retelling of the Greek myth of Prometheus.

“The book is a mash-up of many things,” Nilsen writes on his website. “It’s an adventure story, set in the modern Middle East, it is based on Greek myth in part, but is also about human nature and origins, revenge and murder, politics and religion. And it brings back a character from the first real book I ever put out.”

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Nilsen’s ‘God and the Devil at War in the Garden’ back in print

Award-winning comics creator Anders Nilson (Big Questions, The End, Poetry is Useless) has a new website, and with its launch comes news that his God and the Devil at War in the Garden short-story collection is available again.

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