Anders Nilsen's comics have appeared in the anthologies Kramers Ergot and Mome.
His graphic novel Dogs and Water won an Ignatz Award in 2005, and in 2006 an excerpt from the work was featured in the inaugural edition of the Best American Comics anthology. In 2007, Nilsen won an Ignatz Award for his graphic memoir, Don't Go Where I Can't Follow, and in 2012, he won an Ignatz Award for Big Questions, a collected edition of his comics.
Nilsen is a co-founder of Autoptic, a biannual festival of independent comics and art culture. He is also one of the organizers of comics residency Pierre Feuille Ciseaux.