Posts Tagged: Adrian Tomine

Graphic Novels, Fatherhood, and Asian-American Culture

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I feel like I’m just a hair’s breadth away from a consensus that what I do is horrible.

Guernica has a wonderful interview with graphic novelist Adrian Tomine, whose latest book Killing and Dying was recently released. Tomine talks about the difficulties of capturing the subject matters of race and fatherhood, all while meditating on the challenges of writing through the comic form.

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The Rumpus Interview with Yumi Sakugawa

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Yumi Sakugawa discusses her latest book, Ikebana, discovering meditation, exploring blank spaces, and drawing a world of sentient oranges and one-eyed monsters. ...more

Interrogating Adrian

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Over at Granta, Francisco Vilhena interviews Adrian Tomine, the artist and illustrator responsible for bringing us Shortcomings, Summer Blonde, and any number of illustrations for the New Yorker. Tomine riffs on the origins of his stories, landing a job in pre-9/11, and the dynamics of imperfection:

I’ve heard people mention – and sometimes criticize – this unresolved quality in my stories.

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Sandy Hates Books

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Hurricane Sandy hates books, according to the name of a relief fundraiser at the powerHouse arena in Brooklyn this Saturday.

Although it seems unwise to anger Sandy any further (and perhaps unfair to expect a meteorological phenomenon to have an appreciation of literature), the event is completely packed with amazing writers and artists: Teju Cole, Tea Obreht, Jennifer Egan, Adrian Tomine, and the list goes on.

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Notable New York, This Week 11/30 – 12/6

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This week in New York Cate Blanchett acts in A Streetcar Named Desire, John Ashbery and Paul Auster read, Mike Daisey monologizes, an n+1 panel discusses feminism and love, Sherman Alexie talks with Rick Moody, Samuel Beckett’s Letters get talked about, and Charles Burns and Adrian Tomine stand around, talk and sign books at The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival.

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