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Tomine, Adrian 1974-

Works: 55 works in 221 publications in 8 languages and 6,359 library holdings
Genres: Graphic novels  Comic books, strips, etc  Biography  Comics (Graphic works)  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Fiction  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Editor, Draftsman, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN6727.T64, 741.5952
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Adrian Tomine
Most widely held works by Adrian Tomine
Shortcomings by Adrian Tomine( Book )

36 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A graphic novel in which Ben Tanaka tries to salvage his failing long-term relationship with Miko Hayashi, who suspects Ben is more attracted to white women, an accusation that cause their personal and political problems to reach a boiling point
Killing and dying by Adrian Tomine( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Killing and Dying is a stunning showcase of the possibilities of the graphic novel medium and a wry exploration of loss, creative ambition, identity, and family dynamics. With this work, Adrian Tomine (Shortcomings, Scenes from an Impending Marriage) reaffirms his place not only as one of the most significant creators of contemporary comics but as one of the great voices of modern American literature. His gift for capturing emotion and intellect resonates here: the weight of love and its absence, the pride and disappointment of family, the anxiety and hopefulness of being alive in the twenty-first century. "Amber Sweet" shows the disastrous impact of mistaken identity in a hyper-connected world; "A Brief History of the Art Form Known as Hortisculpture" details the invention and destruction of a vital new art form in short comic strips; "Translated, from the Japanese" is a lush, full-color display of storytelling through still images; the title story, "Killing and Dying", centers on parenthood, mortality, and stand-up comedy. In six interconnected, darkly funny stories, Tomine forms a quietly moving portrait of contemporary life. Tomine is a master of the small gesture, equally deft at signaling emotion via a subtle change of expression or writ large across landscapes illustrated in full color. Killing and Dying is a fraught, realist masterpiece"
A drifting life by Yoshihiro Tatsumi( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Acclaimed for his visionary short-story collections The Push Man and Other Stories, Abandon the Old in Tokyo, and Good-Bye--originally created nearly forty years ago, but just as resonant now as ever--the legendary Japanese cartoonist Yoshihiro Tatsumi has come to be recognized in North America as a precursor of today's graphic novel movement. A Drifting Life is his monumental memoir eleven years in the making, beginning with his experiences as a child in Osaka, growing up as part of a country burdened by the shadows of World War II. Spanning fifteen years from August of 1945 to June of 1960, Tatsumi's stand-in protagonist, Hiroshi, faces his father's financial burdens and his parents' failing marriage, his jealous brother's deteriorating health, and the innumerable pitfalls that await him in the competitive manga market of mid-twentieth-century Japan. He dreams of following in the considerable footsteps of his idol, manga artist Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy, Apollo's Song, Ode to Kirihito, Buddha)--with whom Tatsumi eventually became peers and, at times, stylistic rivals"--Publisher's web site
Summer blonde : four stories by Adrian Tomine( Book )

39 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These four stories provide a peek into the lives of socially outcast young people, showing them dealing with bad attitudes, bad choices, and bad sex
The Push man, and other stories by Yoshihiro Tatsumi( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over four decades ago, Yoshihiro Tatsumi expanded the horizons of comics story-telling by using the visual language of manga to tell gritty, literary short stories about the private lives of everyday people. He has been called "the grandfather of Japanese alternative comics" and has influenced generations of cartoonists, but, until now, the majority of his work has remained unavailable outside of Japan. The first in a chronological, multi-volume series, The Push Man and Other Stories is an eye-opening introduction to the provocative and profound comics of a modern master."--Jacket
Good-bye by Yoshihiro Tatsumi( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A third collection of illustrated short tales is comprised of World War II pieces that were drawn in 1971 and 1972 and includes the stories of a prostitute who despairs when American GIs return to America and a man who devotes his life to honoring Hiroshima victims only to realize a horrible misconception
32 stories : the complete Optic nerve mini-comics by Adrian Tomine( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and French and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Réunit de brèves nouvelles graphiques parues dans la revue de bandes dessinées Optic Nerve, réalisée et produite depuis 1991 par A. Tomine. L'auteur y explore ses sujets de prédilection que sont le malaise adolescent et les relations amoureuses des jeunes adultes. Avec des récits inédits.--[Memento]
New York drawings : a decade of covers, comics, illustrations, and sketches from the pages of The New Yorker and beyond by Adrian Tomine( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the artist's comics, illustrations, and covers produced for The New Yorker magazine, as well as other uncollected works inspired by New York City
Black blizzard by Yoshihiro Tatsumi( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A mysterious murder, star-crossed love, secret identities, a deadly game of chance, two convicts on the lam-- all bound by fate, all colliding one stormy night!"--Page 4 of cover
Sleepwalk and other stories by Adrian Tomine( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Bagge's other stuff by Peter Bagge( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of comic strips
Sleepwalk : and other stories by Adrian Tomine( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les moeurs contemporaines sont restituées à travers 16 nouvelles en bande dessinée
Abandon the old in Tokyo by Yoshihiro Tatsumi( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delves into the urban underbelly of 1960s Tokyo, exposing not only the seedy dealings of the Japanese everyman but Yoshihiro Tatsumi's maturation as a storyteller. Many of the stories deal with the economic hardships of the time and the strained relationships between men and women, but do so by means of dark allegorical twists and turns
Sleepwalk and other stories by Adrian Tomine( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York drawings by Adrian Tomine( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two strangers, both reading the same novel, share a fleeting glance between passing subway cars. A bookstore owner locks eyes with a neighbor as she receives an Amazon package. Strangers are united by circumstance as they wait on the subway stairs for a summer storm to pass. Instantly recognizable, Adrian Tomine's illustrations and comics have been appearing for over a decade in the pages (and on the cover) of "The New Yorker". "New York Drawings" is a loving homage to the city that Tomine, a West Coast transplant, has called home for the past seven years. This lavish, beautifully-designed volume collects every cover, comic and illustration that he has produced for "The New Yorker" to date, along with an assortment of other rare and uncollected illustrations and sketches. Complete with notes and annotations by the author, "New York Drawings" will also feature an all-new introductory comic (in the style of the final two pages of Optic Nerve Number 12)"--Avenue website (viewed January 28, 2013)
Scrapbook : uncollected work 1990-2004 by Adrian Tomine( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York sketches 2004 by Adrian Tomine( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A portfolio of fifteen full-color prints which are reproductions of ink-and-watercolor drawings from Adrian Tomine's sketchbook."--Cover, p. [4]
Sleepwalk : and other stories by Adrian Tomine( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Optic nerve by Adrian Tomine( )

in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les intrus by Adrian Tomine( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publié simultanément avec la version anglophone, sous le titre Killing and Dying (chez Drawn and Quarterly), ce nouvel opus rassemble six histoires interconnectées. Dans un style proche de celui de Daniel Clowes et de Chris Ware, Tomine développe, avec une ironie douce-amère, une galerie de personnages confrontés à des situations quotidiennes. Plongé dans une atmosphère mélancolique, on croise la route d'Harold, un jardinier qui tente de créer une nouvelle forme d'art, celle de Barry, un dealer paumé de quarante ans fan de base-ball ou encore celle d'une jeune étudiante qui subit sa ressemblance avec une star du porno. À travers ces chroniques de la vie ordinaire, Adrian Tomine dresse avec humour et désillusion un portrait de l'Amérique contemporaine et renvoie subtilement le lecteur à ses propres questionnements personnels. Un livre fort, émouvant et prenant, qui explore les contradictions humaines et la quête d'identité
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Audience level: 0.34 (from 0.23 for Killing an ... to 0.91 for Les intrus ...)

Alternative Names
Adrian Tomine Amerikaans illustrator

Adrian Tomine auteur et dessinateur de bandes dessinées

Adrian Tomine US-amerikanischer Comiczeichner

에이드리언 토미네

토미네, 에이드리언 1974-


トミネ, エイドリアン

English (142)

French (11)

Spanish (8)

Italian (5)

German (4)

Japanese (2)

Polish (2)

Dutch (1)

A drifting lifeSummer blonde : four storiesThe Push man, and other storiesGood-bye32 stories : the complete Optic nerve mini-comicsBlack blizzardSleepwalk and other storiesSleepwalk : and other stories