This November we are excited to host an art exhibit and book signing with Anders Nilsen to celebrate the release of his new book, Tongues Number Two.
The second issue of Tongues draws readers deeper into the enigmatic, interconnected stories of a god imprisoned on a mountainside, an eagle – his apparent jailor, and a young American wandering into trouble in the wilderness with a teddy bear. We also move back in time to watch our young East African protagonist as she experiences violent and peculiar visions of her frightening near future, and meet a handsome, malevolent young swan with dark appetites. Tongues is part adventure and part meditation on humanity’s fraught present moment and its peculiar evolutionary heritage.
The book itself is as much an unfolding object as it is a story, featuring full color, a large format, and intricate design. The artist is serializing the book in conjunction with publisher No Miracles in 10 issues over the next few years.
WHO: Anders Nilsen
WHAT: Tongues Number Two art show and release party
WHEN: Thursday Nov.1, 6-9pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St.
About Tongues Number One:
“Excellent dialogue and characterization… pure subconscious melody.”
“The writing is beautiful… Tongues is simply amazing”
– Comic Bastards
About the author:
“Anders Nilsen [is the] creator of cartoons both terrifying and
– A.V. Club
“… a vivid approach to narrative, immediate and unexpected.”
–Los Angeles Times
“Nilsen has plumbed the philosophical depths of existence and
meaning in every book he’s produced.”
– Portland Mercury
Anders Nilsen is the author and artist of nine books including Big Questions, The End, and Poetry is Useless. His comics have appeared in the New York Times, Kramer’s Ergot, Medium and elsewhere. His work has been translated widely, and exhibited internationally. He lives in Portland, Oregon.Tags: Anders Nilsen