Anders Nilsen was born in Northern New Hampshire and split his time growing up between there and Minneapolis,Minnesota. He studied painting and installation at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, earning a BFA in 1996 and did a year of graduate work at the School of The Art Institute of Chicago before dropping out to do comics on his own. He is the author and artist of Big Questions, Don’t Go Where I Can’t Follow, Dogs and Water and Monologues for the Coming Plague. He’s won two Ignatz awards, his work has been translated into several languages and been featured in Kramer’s Ergot, The Chicago Reader, the Utne Reader, Mome, Interview and various other publications. He currently lives and works in Chicago.