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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.
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