“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.


Cecil and Jordan in New York: Stories, 2009

Lucky, volume two,no.2, 2008

Lucky, volume two,no.1, 2007

Lucky, volume one, 2006

Lucky no.3, 2004

Lucky no.2, 2003

Lucky no.1, 2003

When I'm Old and Other Stories, 2003

Book of Lies, 2001

Book of Ordinary things, 2000

Book of Black, 1999

Book of Sleep, 1998

Book of Insomnia, 1998
Selected Interviews
Quiet Color Interview
by Pelly & Sherm
Inkstuds: Gabrielle Bell
by Robin McConnell
Antiheroines: Gabrielle Bell
by Jami Attenberg
The Comix Claptrap: Gabrielle Bell
by Rina Ayuyang and Thien Pham