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The loneliness of the long-distance cartoonist /

Tomine, Adrian,

The loneliness of the long-distance cartoonist / Adrian Tomine. - First edition. - Montreal, Quebec : Drawn & Quarterly, 2020. - 162 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 22 cm.

What happens when a childhood hobby grows into a lifelong career? The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist, 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 comic's 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 distils 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."--Amazon.

9781770463950 (hardback)

Tomine, Adrian, 1974- --Comic books, strips, etc.
Tomine, Adrian--Comic books, strips, etc.
Tomine, Adrian--Childhood and youth--California--Comic books, strips, etc.

Cartoonists--Biography--Comic books, strips, etc.
Cartoonists--United States--Biography--Comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.--United States--21st century.
Artists--New York (State)--Brooklyn--Biography--Comic books, strips, etc.
Cartoonists--New York (State)--Brooklyn--Biography--Comic books, strips, etc.
Illustrators--New York (State)--Brooklyn--Biography--Comic books, strips, etc.
Illustration of books--Anecdotes--Comic books, strips, etc.

Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)--Comic books, strips, etc.

Nonfiction comics.
Graphic novels.
Autobiographical comics.

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