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- Publisher: Faber & Faber Fiction
- Format: Hardback | 176 pages
- Dimensions: 214mm x 288mm x 21mm | 1,042g
- Publication date: 1 November 2012
- ISBN 10: 0571289053
- ISBN 13: 9780571289059
- Sales rank: 40,584
Two strangers, both reading the same novel, share a fleeting glance between passing subway cars. A bookstore owner locks eyes with a neighbor as she receives an Amazon package. 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". "New York Drawings" is a loving homage to the city that Tomine, a West Coast transplant, has called home for the past seven years. This lavish, beautifully-designed volume collects every cover, comic and illustration that he has produced for "The New Yorker" to date, along with an assortment of other rare and uncollected illustrations and sketches. Complete with notes and annotations by the author, "New York Drawings" will also feature an all-new introductory comic (in the style of the final two pages of Optic Nerve Number 12).
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Born in Sacramento in 1974, Adrian Tomine is the author of the acclaimed series Optic Nerve, that has been running since 1991. His books include Shortcomings, which was awarded the Gold Medal at the 2008 IPPYS and was a 2007 New York Times Notable Book, Summer Blonde, Sleepwalk, and, most recently, Scenes From an Impending Marriage, all of which are published by Faber in the UK.
Praise for Adrian Tomine: "One of the most masterful cartoonists of his generation." "--The Village Voice""Tomine has always been a master of the small gesture." "--Los Angeles Times""Tomine has an understated visual style that combines wit, social commentary, psychological insights and elegant drawing." "--The San Diego Union-Tribune""A superb draftsman and chronicler of the inconsolable heartaches." "--The Philadelphia Inquirer"