“Comics are well suited for autobiography because at the core of it, there is that raw and visceral experience of real life.”

Gabrielle Bell was born in England and raised in California. 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. Bell has contributed to many acclaimed anthologies including Mome, Kramers Ergot 7 and The Drawn and Quarterly Showcase, as well as the magazines BookForum,Vice, McSweeneys and The Believer. Her work has been selected for the 2007, 2009 and 2010 Best American Comics and the Yale Anthology of Graphic Fiction. The title story of Bell's latest book, "Cecil and Jordan in New York" has been adapted for the film anthology Tokyo! by Michel Gondry. She lives in Brooklyn, New York and is working on a graphic novel and a second volume of Lucky, which she serializes online.