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Saturday, 4 August 2012
Panel Borders: Big Questions
Starting a month of shows about anthropomorphic comics on radio show Panel
Borders - comics about animals with human attributes - Alex Fitch talks
to American cartoonist Anders Nilsen about his epic 658 page graphic
novel Big Questions.
The book, originally serialised as 15 comics, first
self-published by Nilsen and then continued by Drawn and Quarterly,
tells the tale of the pilot of a crashed bomber and his relationship
with a colony of birds and local wildlife in the countryside where his
plane went down.
The artist also discusses his award winning graphic
novella Dogs and water and why he is often drawn to animals as the
subject matter of his comics books.