Category: adrian tomine

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Identity in Adrian Tomine “The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist”

Before I even picked it up and started reading, Adrian Tomine’s The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist grabbed my attention, specifically because of it tangible, tactile features which mirror a sketch book. Of course when I started reading, various things stood out. One such instance occurs when Tomine starts to have chest pains and is carrying his daughter up the stairs. During this sequence, … Read More Identity in Adrian Tomine “The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist”

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Book Design and Adrian Tomine’s “The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist”

A few weeks ago, I picked up Adrian Tomine’s latest book, The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist. I read Killing and Dying last year, and Tomine’s new book immediately caught my attention, not necessarily for the illustrations or content. No, what grabbed me was the book design itself. It’s a physically gorgeous book because it is, for all intents and purposes, a grid sketchbook. … Read More Book Design and Adrian Tomine’s “The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist”

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Visual Structure in Adrian Tomine’s “Killing and Dying”

On Monday, I started looking at Adrian Tomine’s Killing and Dying (2015), specifically the “Hortisculpture” and “Translated, from the Japanese.” Today, I want to continue looking at Tomine’s work by discussing “Killing and Dying,” a story that explore relationships and the ways that people try to cope with death. “Killing and Dyring,” like the previous two that I wrote about, see Tomine employing different … Read More Visual Structure in Adrian Tomine’s “Killing and Dying”

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Style in Adrian Tomine’s “Killing and Dying”

A few weeks ago, I was looking for a new graphic novel to read and someone suggested Adrian Tomine’s Killing and Dying (2015), a collection of six stories within one collection. These stories, specifically “Hortisculpture,” “Translated from Japanese,” “Killing and Dying,” and “Intruders” stuck out to me. Each of the stories in Killing and Dying address issues of modernity, isolation, loneliness, death, and a … Read More Style in Adrian Tomine’s “Killing and Dying”