Adrian Tomine


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    Biography

    Adrian Tomine was born May 31, 1974, in Sacramento, California. As a young child, Tomine enjoyed Spider-Man and Indiana Jones comics. In an interview, Tomine said that "something about the medium just transfixed me at an early age" and that his influences include Jaime Hernandez and Daniel Clowes. He is also a fan of contemporary Chris Ware. Tomine began publishing his work when he was still a teenager; he was mainly self-published, but was also published in mainstream publications like Pulse while still in high school. In an interview published in The Comics Journal #205, Tomine addressed criticisms of his work and discussed his influences in detail, admitting he was strongly influenced by Dan Clowes and Jaime Hernandez. The cover of his Journal issue featured a self-parody of sorts, featuring a sequence in which a hipster girl says to the reader, "I'm so cute! I love coffee, and indie rock! But... I'm sad. Can you relate?" Optic Nerve is Tomine's ongoing comic title that was originally self-published in minicomic form and distributed to local comics shops in his area. Tomine published seven issues of the Optic Nerve mini; most of the stories from there were later compiled into a single edition, titled 32 Stories: The Complete Optic Nerve Mini-Comics, published by Drawn and Quarterly. After Drawn and Quarterly became Tomine's publisher, Optic Nerve was published at standard comic book size, and the issue numbering was restarted, making the first Drawn & Quarterly published issue to be numbered #1. These comics range from a few pages per story to the 32-page standard in later issues. Issues #1-4 included several stories each and were collected in Sleepwalk and Other Stories, and issues #5-8 included one story each and were collected in Summer Blonde. Issues #9–11 were compiled into a graphic novel titled Shortcomings, released in September 2007. In Shortcomings, Tomine explored racial issues directly. In 2015, Tomine's graphic novel Killing and Dying, a collection of six short graphic stories, was released. In addition to writing graphic novels, Tomine regularly works in commercial illustration. He has done several covers and illustrations for The New Yorker; his first was "Missed Connection".

    Artistic production

    Comic Title Role Publisher Year Language
    Loin d'être parfait Author Delcourt 2008 French
    A drifting life Author Drawn & Quarterly 2009 English
    Summer blonde 2 Author Faber 2009 English
    Sleepwalk : and other stories Author Drawn & Quarterly 1999 English
    Summer blonde : four stories Author Drawn & Quarterly 2002 English
    Scenes From an Impending Marriage Writer Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 2011 English
    Morire in piedi Author Rizzoli Lizard 2016 Italian
    Killing and dying : six stories Author Faber & Faber 2015 English
    32 Stories - The Complete Optic Nerve Mini Comics Author Drawn & Quarterly 2009 English
    Sleepwalk Author Faber 2008 English
    Abandon the old in Tokyo Author Drawn & Quarterly 2006 English
    Scrapbook Author Drawn & Quarterly 2004 English
    Scrapbook: Uncollected Works 1990-2004 Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 2004 English
    Shortcomings Author Faber 2007 English
    Shortcomings 3 Author Faber 2008 English
    Les intrus Author Cornélius 2015 French
    Shortcomings 2 Author Drawn & Quarterly 2007 English
    New York drawings : a decade of covers,, comics,, illustrations,, and sketches from the pages of the New Yorker and beyond 2 Author Faber & Faber 2015 English
    New York drawings : a decade of covers,, comics,, illustrations,, and sketches from the pages of the New Yorker and beyond (First edition) Author Faber & Faber 2012 English
    Insomnie Et Autres Histoires Author Delcourt 2008 French
    The Push Man and other stories 2 Author Drawn & Quarterly 2012 English
    Abandon the old in Tokyo 2 Author Drawn & Quarterly 2012 English
    Good-bye 2 Author Drawn & Quarterly 2012 English
    Optic Nerve #11 Author Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 2007 English
    Blonde Platine Author Delcourt 2011 French
    Black blizzard Author Drawn & Quarterly 2010 English
    Summer blonde Author Drawn & Quarterly 2003 English
    Killing and dying Author Faber & Faber 2018 English
    Scenes from an impending marriage : a mini-memoir Author Drawn & Quarterly 2011 English
    New York Sketches 2004 Illustrator Buenaventura Press 0 English
    Scenes from an impending marriage : a prenuptial memoir Author Faber & Faber 2011 English
    Sonnambulo Author Coconino Press 2001 Italian
    Summer blonde (ITA) Author Coconino Press 2003 Italian
    Una lieve imperfezione Author BUR - Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli 2008 Italian
    Suuri Kurpitsa 1999 Illustrator Suuri Kurpitsa 0 Finnish
    Solitary Enjoyment #2 Illustrator Author Self published 0 English
    Summer Blonde: 5-8 Illustrator Author Drawn & Quarterly 2003 English
    A brief History Of The Art Form Known As "Hortisculpture" #12 Illustrator Author Drawn & Quarterly 2011 English
    32 Stories: The Complete Optic Nerve Mini-Comics: 1-7 Author Illustrator Editor Drawn & Quarterly 0 English
    Patriotism Is Alive And Kicking #3 Illustrator Author Self published 1992 English
    Stammer #7 Illustrator Author Self published 0 English
    Haircut #5 Illustrator Author Self published 1993 English
    All Chocked Up #4 Illustrator Author Self published 1992 English
    My Appearance On The Jane Pratt Show #6 Illustrator Author Self published 1993 English
    Sleepwalk #1 Illustrator Author Drawn & Quarterly 1995 English
    The Connecting Thread #2 Illustrator Author Drawn & Quarterly 1995 English
    Dylan & Donovan #3 Illustrator Author Drawn & Quarterly 1996 English
    Six Day Cold #4 Illustrator Author Drawn & Quarterly 1997 English
    Bomb Scare #8 Illustrator Author Drawn & Quarterly 2001 English
    Man's Best #1 Illustrator Author Self published 0 English
    Alter Ego #5 Illustrator Author Drawn & Quarterly 1998 English
    Hawaiian Getaway #6 Illustrator Author Drawn & Quarterly 1999 English
    Summer Blonde #7 Illustrator Author Drawn & Quarterly 2000 English
    Shortcomings, Part 2 #10 Illustrator Author Drawn & Quarterly 2005 English
    Sleepwalk and Other Stories: 1-4 Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 0 English
    Shortcomings: 9-11 Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 2007 English
    32 Histoires: La Série Complète Des Mini-Comics Optic Nerve: 1-7 Author Le Seuil 2004 French
    Go Owls #13 Illustrator Author Drawn & Quarterly 2013 English
    Shortcomings, Part 3 #11 Illustrator Author Drawn & Quarterly 2007 English
    Shortcomings, Part 1 #9 Illustrator Author Drawn & Quarterly 2004 English
    Killing And Dying #14 Illustrator Colorist Cover Artist Inker Illustrator Letterer Writer Drawn & Quarterly 2015 English