The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist

Adrian Tomine (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$29.95  $27.55
Publisher
Drawn & Quarterly
Publish Date
July 21, 2020
Pages
168
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.4 X 0.8 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781770463950

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About the Author

Adrian Tomine was born in 1974 in Sacramento, California. He began self-publishing his comic book series Optic Nerve when he was sixteen, and in 1994 he received an offer to publish from Drawn & Quarterly. His comics have been anthologized in McSweeney's, Best American Comics, and Best American Nonrequired Reading, and his graphic novel Shortcomings was a New York Times Notable Book. His most recent book, Killing and Dying, appeared on numerous best-of lists and was a New York Times graphic bestseller. Since 1999, Tomine has been a regular contributor to The New Yorker. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughters.

Reviews

"In this heartfelt and beautifully crafted work, Adrian Tomine presents the most honest and insightful portrait you will ever see of an industry that I can no longer bear to be associated with."--Alan Moore, author of Jerusalem

"A wonderful book about feeling morbidly self-conscious while also longing to connect with other people, even though it doesn't always--i.e. usually doesn't--work out the way one wants it to. It perfectly captures what it's like to be a cartoonist, and also what it's like to be a person."--Roz Chast, author of Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

"A painfully honest and often hilarious view behind the curtain of the 'glamorous' life of a cartoonist. Tomine draws on life's stresses, embarrassments, and achievements as he goes through an evolution of self-awareness. A must-read for Tomine fans and all aspiring cartoonists."--Richard McGuire, author of Here

"I couldn't put this book down. Tomine's vulnerability and willingness to share the cringiest moments of his life (ranging from juicy to uproarious to deeply healing) are a reminder to be braver, because what have you got to lose?"--Lisa Hanawalt, author of Coyote Doggirl

"A charming, occasionally maddening ledger of our profession's unrelenting parade of indignities."--Michael DeForge, author of Leaving Richard's Valley

"In this deeply self-aware, darkly funny memoir, Tomine recounts the highlights of his career through a series of cringe-worthy encounters, and readers hardly need to be a world-famous cartoonist to relate."--Malaka Gharib, author of I Was Their American Dream