Adrian Tomine comic
"“[Adrian Tomine] has more ideas in twenty panels than novelists have in a lifetime.” —Zadie Smith After enjoying over six months on the New York Times Bestseller list and receiving a rave review from the same institution, Killing and Dying reaffirms acclaimed cartoonist Adrian Tomine's place not only as one of the most significant creators of contemporary comics, but as one of the great voices of modern American literature. Tomine's (Shortcomings, Scenes from an Impending Marriage) gift for capturing emotion and intellect resonates: the weight of love and its absence, the pride and disappointment of family, the anxiety and hopefulness of being alive in the twenty-first century. “Amber Sweet” shows the disastrous impact of mistaken identity in a hyper-connected world; “A Brief History of the Art Form Known as Hortisculpture” details the invention and destruction of a vital new art form; “Translated, from the Japanese,” is a lush, full-color display of storytelling through still images; the title story, ""Killing and Dying,"" centers on parenthood, mortality, and stand-up comedy. In six interconnected, darkly funny stories, Tomine forms a quietly moving portrait of contemporary life. Adrian Tomine is a master of the small gesture, equally deft at signaling emotion via a subtle change of expression or writ large across landscapes illustrated in full color. Killing and Dying is a fraught, realist masterpiece."
- Issue # TPB (13 days ago)
What happens when a childhood hobby grows into a lifelong career? The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist, Adrian Tomine's funniest and most revealing foray into autobiography, offers an array of unexpected answers. When a sudden medical incident lands Tomine in the emergency room, he begins to question if it was really all worthwhile: despite the accolades and opportunities of a seemingly charmed career, it's the gaffes, humiliations, slights, and insults he's experienced (or caused) within the industry that loom largest in his memory...
Genre: Graphic Novels
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED to witness the hilarious true story of one couple's long march to the altar. Best known for his cover illustrations for The New Yorker and for the critically-acclaimed graphic novel Shortcomings, Adrian Tomine now opens the pages of his private sketchbook to reveal a witty, intimate account of the heady months prior to getting married. Through a series of comic vignettes, Tomine captures the amusing, taxing, and often absurd process of planning a wedding, as well as the peculiar characters and situations that he and his fiancee encounter along the way. Filled with incisive humor, keen observations, and unabashed tenderness, Scenes from an Impending Marriage is a sweet-natured document of the little moments leading up to the big day.
- Issue # TPB (6 years ago)