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Picking up from his earlier collection Sleepwalk, and the precursor to his award-winning Shortcomings, the four stories in Summer Blonde are quintessential Tomine. Memorably... Read more
Picking up from his earlier collection Sleepwalk, and the precursor to his award-winning Shortcomings, the four stories in Summer Blonde are quintessential Tomine. Memorably featuring characters such as Neil, Carlo and Hillary Chan, among others, these are beautiful and haunting tales that illustrate with great sympathy the loneliness and bleak humour of modern life.
Since self publishing his first issue of Optic Nerve at the age of fifteen, the Japanese-American Adrian Tomine has established himself as one of the leading lights of the next generation of graphic novelists, in the wake of such breakthrough artists as Daniel Clowes (Ghost World, Ice Haven) and Chris Ware (Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth). A regular contributor to the New Yorker - and previously Time, Esquire and Rolling Stone - he is the author of the collections Sleepwalk, Summer Blonde, Shortcomings and his ongoing series Optic Nerve.
Tomine is currently published in Canada and the US, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Japan.
When Miko moves temporarily to live and study in New York she leaves behind behind Ben, a confused, obsessive, 30-year-old theatre manager who finds himself desperately trying to answer the big questions.
An old woman returns alone to the spot where as a young girl she used to meet her lover on his daily lunch break. A young guy misses his flight and returns to observe a kind of alternate version of his own life, one from which he seems to have vanished.
Strangers are united by circumstance as they wait on the subway stairs for a summer storm to pass.
Instantly recognizable, Adrian Tomine's illustrations and comics have been appearing for over a decade in the pages (and on the cover) of The New Yorker.
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