The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist

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The comics legend's first new book since his 2015 bestseller Killing and Dying.

'Adrian Tomine has more ideas in twenty panels than novelists have in a lifetime.' Zadie Smith

Through a series of exquisitely observed autobiographical sketches, Adrian Tomine explores his life - from an early moment on the playground being bullied, to a more recent experience, lying on a gurney in the hospital, and having the nurse say 'Hey! You're that cartoonist!'

Self-deprecating, honest, and above all else, humorous, Tomine mines his conflicted relationship with comics and writing, and people at large, and once again animates the absurdities of modern life and how we choose to live it.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 168 pages
  • 150 x 215 x 20mm | 455g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 0571357687
  • 9780571357680
  • 9,348

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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
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About Adrian Tomine

Born in Sacramento in 1974, Adrian Tomine is the author of the acclaimed comic series Optic Nerve. His books include Shortcomings, Summer Blonde, Sleepwalk, Scenes from an Impending Marriage and, most recently, New York Drawings, all of which are published by Faber in the UK. Since 1999, his comics and illustrations have appeared regularly in The New Yorker, where he has created more than a dozen iconic covers. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and daughters.
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