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The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist

ISBN
9780571357680
Published
21/07/2020
9780571357680
Format
Hardback
Price
£16.99
Paperback
168

About the Book

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

'A hilarious and occasionally heartbreaking memoir.' Irish Times

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.

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 'A hilarious and occasionally heartbreaking memoir.' Irish TimesThrough 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.
  • Adrian Tomine

    Born in Sacramento in 1974, Adrian Tomine is the author of the acclaimed series Optic Nerve, that has been running since 1991. His work has also appeared in the New Yorker and Esquire, among other publications. 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.

“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
“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

Books by this Author

Fiction Shortcomings

Shortcomings

Adrian Tomine

Fiction Summer Blonde

Summer Blonde

Adrian Tomine

Fiction Sleepwalk

Sleepwalk

Adrian Tomine