In Your Next Life You Will Be Together With All of Your Friends is a highly engaging and æsthetically pleasing miscellany collecting Anders Nilsen's works, created largely over the last five years, but including a few outliers going back as far as twenty years. Most have been previously published (although often in forms to varying degrees different from how they appear here), in a variety of outlets, notably the New York Times. Themes range from the history of the universe to a rafting excursion through the Grand Canyon to the painful conjunction of the pandemic and the death of George Floyd. The nature of the work ranges from sketchy to highly polished, according to theme and purpose and includes a variety of modes including drawing from life, collage, abstract drawing, comics, and, especially, combinations of some or all these together.
Oversize (same as Tongues) | Full color | semi-French-flapped (back cover only) | 32 pages | plus a 12-page mini-comic insert and perforated, ready-to-mail postcards printed on heavy coated stock (which wraparound to a two-sided, horizontal-strip self-portrait-of-the-artist). In other words: a treat!