Gabrielle Bell

Johanna Lawshea

Gabrielle Bell is a British-American alternative cartoonist known for her surrealist, melancholy, semi-autobiographical stories. In 1998, she began to collect her “Book of” miniseries (Book of Sleep, Book of Insomnia, Book of Black, etc), which resulted in When I’m Old and Other Stories, published by Alternative Comics. In 2001 she moved to New York and released her autobiographical series Lucky, published by Drawn and Quarterly. Her work has been selected for the 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013 Houghton-Mifflin Best American Comics and the Yale Anthology of Graphic Fiction. Her work has also been featured in The Guardian, The Big Issue, Vice Magazine, McSweeney’s, Bookforum, The Believer, and Flare. She is also the recipient of an Ignatz Award for “Most Outstanding Mini-Comic.”The title story of Bell’s book, Cecil and Jordan in New York, has been adapted for the film anthology Tokyo! Her latest book, The Voyeurs, is available from Uncivilized Books.