Gabrielle Bell’s acclaimed collection explores a spectrum of human experience that ranges from the quotidian to the fantastical while always maintaining reliability. The characters of these stories, represented with a spare line, are deeply compelling, even in the finest minutiae of their struggles and triumphs. Culled from numerous anthologies,Cecil & Jordan in New Yorkcollects the best of Bell’s short stories and solidifies her place among today’s top cartoonists. This new softcover edition includes additional hard-to-find material not previously included in the original edition.
Gabrielle Bell’s work has been selected several times forBest American Comicsand theYale Anthology of Graphic Fiction, and has been featured inMcSweeney’s, The Believer, Bookworm, andVice magazines. Her story, “Cecil and Jordan In New York,” was turned into a film by Michel Gondry.The Voyeurswas named one of the best Graphic Novels of the year byPublishers Weekly. Bell’s most recent book,Everything is Flammable, was on multiple best of 2017 lists, includingKirkus Reviews, Entertainment Weekly, andPublishers Weekly’s Critics Poll. Gabrielle Bell currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
“[Bell's Stories] capture tiny moments in life that make you reflect on yours."—Giant Robot
"Some of today's most sharp yet subtle vignettes of 20-something urban ennui."—Dazed & Confused
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