Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist, by Adrian Tomine

Second frame of third story:

I've enjoyed Tomine's work before, and Anne kindly got this for my birthday, and I enjoyed it too. It's a set of vignettes from Tomine's life, most of them incidents of toe-curling embarrassment or micro-aggression, told in confessional or self-deprecating tone. Tomine's main subject is himself, though also the people he loves and the people he works with, and he makes us sympathetic and perhaps even understanding of the lifestyle of the self-employed artist. Some of the stories very funny indeed (eg the date where the people at the next table are disparaging his work, not knowing that he is in earshot; and the incident with his daughter's kindergarten class). Recommended. You can get it here.
Tags: bookblog 2021, comics, poc, writer: adrian tomine

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