The End No. 1 (Ignatz Series)

Anders Nilsen


The End No. 1 (Ignatz Series)

The End No. 1 (Ignatz Series)

  • Title: The End No. 1 (Ignatz Series)
  • Author: Anders Nilsen
  • ISBN: 9781560978145
  • Page: 246
  • Format: Softcover



Number 17 in the Ignatz series a collection of short strips about loss, transformation, waiting, and paralysis It is a concept album in different styles, a meditation on paying attention, an abstracted autobiography and a travelogue, blending Nilsen s disparate styles, from the iconic simplicity of his Monologues for the Coming Plague to the finely rendered Dogs and WaNumber 17 in the Ignatz series a collection of short strips about loss, transformation, waiting, and paralysis It is a concept album in different styles, a meditation on paying attention, an abstracted autobiography and a travelogue, blending Nilsen s disparate styles, from the iconic simplicity of his Monologues for the Coming Plague to the finely rendered Dogs and Water and Big Questions This is the future of comics.


Recent Comments "The End No. 1 (Ignatz Series)"

Your loved one is dead.The person to whom you had committed your entire life is dead, and all you can do is whatever you want. You cry as you stumble through the rest of your life. You try to hold it together when the world's external complications refuse to hold up a moment for you to privately compose yourself. You cry, and you commemorate - even commiserate for - the soul no longer living. And eventually, you stop crying, little by little. The clouds are still there, raining as heavily as the [...]

After reading Anders' "Don't Go Where I Can't Follow" I took a break from his work for a while. Watching him read from the book was painful. His blank face was painful. I don't need such pain in my life. I was in a rococo state of mind and not ready to go back there, so I took this break.When I returned, I did, like an idiot, read The End, written somewhere around the same time as "Don't Go". Four or five pages in I had to stop. I finished it the next day. I might read "Black Holes" soon. I'm no [...]

I read this right after Don't Go Where I Can't Follow, his story about the romance between him and his fiancee and her subsequent death from cancer. This book shows in graphic format what happens after that, after you've lost the love of your life. I still think about it--- since you've been gone, I can do whatever I want--- a drawing of him in tears. Yes, when someone you love is out of your life for whatever reason, you're free to eat whatever you want whenever you want or listen to the stereo [...]

I want to give this to somebody who has broken my heart, like a vindictive mix tape, because it is so eloquent about heartbreak, but I won't, because clearly the main character was living with the one who broke his heart before she broke his heart, and because of that I feel I haven't earned the right to pretend my heartbreak is on the same scale as his, even if all the symptoms are identical, like he's zoomed out on the heartbreak fractal.

This is my favorite graphic novel of all time. It is devastatingly sad and even if you've never lost someone as close as a spouse this book will make you feel like you have. It is something I read and re-read when I feel like I want to experience emotion. I don't often buy books, as I work in a public library, but this is one that I had to buy.

i dont remember the last time i was so impressed with a comic book. the end totally transformed my idea of what a comic could be.

Read this after "Don't Go Where I Can't Follow" if at all possible.


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