Jacksonville Public Library

The loneliness of the long-distance cartoonist, Adrian Tomine

Label
The loneliness of the long-distance cartoonist, Adrian Tomine
Language
eng
resource.biographical
autobiography
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The loneliness of the long-distance cartoonist
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
Oclc number
1119748951
Responsibility statement
Adrian Tomine
Summary
What happens when a childhood hobby grows into a lifelong career? This book, Adrian Tomine's funniest and most revealing foray into autobiography, offers an array of unexpected answers. When a sudden medical incident lands Tomine in the emergency room, he begins to question if it was really all worthwhile: despite the accolades and opportunities of a seemingly charmed career, it's the gaffes, humiliations, slights, and insults he's experienced (or caused) within the industry that loom largest in his memory. Tomine illustrates the amusing absurdities of how we choose to spend our time, all the while mining his conflicted relationship with comics and comics culture. But in between chaotic book tours, disastrous interviews, and cringe-inducing interactions with other artists, life happens: he fumbles his way into marriage, parenthood, and an indisputably fulfilling existence. A richer emotional story emerges as his memories are delineated in excruciatingly hilarious detail. In a bold stylistic departure from his award-winning Killing and Dying, he distills his art to the loose, lively essentials of cartooning, each pen stroke economically imbued with human depth. Designed as a sketchbook complete with placeholder ribbon and an elastic band, The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist shows an acclaimed artist at the peak of his career
Target audience
adult
Classification
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