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. Her work has been selected for the 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Best American Comics and the Yale Anthology of Graphic Fiction, and she has contributed to The New Yorker, The Paris Review, McSweeney’s, Bookforum, The Believer, and Vice Magazine.
The title story of Bell’s book, Cecil and Jordan in New York, has been adapted for the film anthology Tokyo! by Michel Gondry. Her first full-length graphic memoir, Everything is Flammable, was named one of the best graphic novels of 2017 by Entertainment Weekly, Paste Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, and several others. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.