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Tongues Tour: Vancouver, CA (Lucky's)

  • Lucky's Comics, Art, and Gallery 3972 Main Street Vancouver, BC, V5V 3P2 Canada (map)
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Join Anders Nilsen at Lucky's Comics, Books, and Gallery in Vancouver Canada for a reading and discussion from the first chapter of his new long-form comic Tongues

Set in Modern Central Asia Tongues follows the intertwined stories of an imprisoned god, an East African orphan on an errand of murder and a young American man with a teddy bear, lost on the tattered fringes of the human world. It is a story of adventure and revenge and a meditation on human nature in the fraught present moment.

Tongues is loosely based on a trilogy by the ancient Greek playwright Aeschylus, of which two plays are lost and only dimly reconstructed by historians. Key to the story of Tongues is Prometheus’ role as creator and protector of humanity. In flashbacks and in Prometheus’ conversations with the eagle and others, the book will touch on humanity’s deep evolutionary past and its complicated prospects for a future. Tongues is both adventure story and meditation on human nature in our present fraught historical moment.

The full-color, large-format Tongues is Nilsen’s most ambitious work to date and marks a return to something a bit closer to the more traditional comics form he last explored in his multiple award winning Big Questions (Drawn and Quarterly, 2011).

The artist is serializing the book in large-format, full-color comics to be self-published and distributed in conjunction with No Miracles Press over the next few years until the story is complete.

Earlier Event: November 4
Short Run Comics Festival
Later Event: September 15