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Tomine, Adrian 1974-

Works: 61 works in 285 publications in 9 languages and 6,633 library holdings
Genres: Graphic novels  Comic books, strips, etc  Comics (Graphic works)  Biography  Short stories  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Fiction  Autobiographical comics  Catalogs  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Draftsman, Author of introduction, Other, Redactor
Classifications: PN6727.T64, 741.5973
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Shortcomings by Adrian Tomine( Book )

41 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,212 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 )

27 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A showcase of the possibilities of the graphic novel medium and a wry exploration of loss, creative ambition, identity, and family dynamics
A drifting life by Yoshihiro Tatsumi( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 697 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 )

45 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 679 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 )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 503 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
Scenes from an impending marriage : a prenuptial memoir by Adrian Tomine( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comic book based on the author's own wedding plans celebrates the absurd aspects of getting married, from taking dance lessons to managing family demands--Résumé de l'éditeur
Good-bye by Yoshihiro Tatsumi( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 385 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
New York drawings : a decade of covers, comics, illustrations, and sketches from he pages of The New Yorker and beyond by Adrian Tomine( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 238 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
32 stories : the complete Optic nerve mini-comics by Adrian Tomine( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and French and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the ages of seventeen and twenty, Adrian Tomine self-published a series of "mini-comics": small, hand-assembled booklets that he wrote, drew, and distributed himself. Entitled Optic Nerve, these comics were comprised of short vignettes and stories which displayed a youthful energy, an unabashed sense of experimentation, and the first hints of the distinctive, realist style that Tomine would go on to perfect. Over the course of those three years, word of mouth spread about these comics, and something that began as a teenage hobby was recognized as the arrival of a promising new talent. By 1994, Drawn & Quarterly had taken over the publishing of Tomine's comics and these original seven issues sold out and were left out of print. 32 Stories presents those rare, early mini-comics for the first time in archival facsimile form: all seven issues in their entirety, faithfully reproduced and collected in one box. Also included in this edition: a supplementary booklet containing unpublished artwork, unseen photos, and new introductions by Adrian Tomine and publisher Chris Oliveros
Black blizzard by Yoshihiro Tatsumi( Book )

4 editions 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 )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of comic strips
Abandon the old in Tokyo by Yoshihiro Tatsumi( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Russian and held by 90 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 )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and French and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An old woman returns alone to the spot where as a young girl she used to meet her lover on his daily lunch break. An unsuspecting couple find themselves drawn to a window to watch the neighbour's kinky play turn into something more sinister. Twin teenage sisters make an awkward pilgrimage with their ageing-hippie father. A young guy misses his flight and returns to observe a kind of alternative version of his own life, one from which he seems to have vanished."--Page 4 of cover
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 50 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 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ultimate collection by one of the most recognized talents in graphic novels: includes over a decade of comics and illustrations by the still-under-30 Adrian Tomine, from Pulse to The New Yorker and Esquire, collected together for the first time in one sharply-designed book. Scrapbook is the first comprehensive Adrian Tomnie collection. here you'll find the complete run of strips which was originally published in Tower Records' Pulse Magazine which Adrian started when he was only 17, along with comics originally published in Details and a host of other magazines of the past decade. A large section of Scrapbook is dedicated to Tomine's extensive illustration and design work, featuring his best material over the years from virtually every major publication in America including The New Yorker, Details, Esquire, and the late JFK Jr.-edited George . Tomines' art has also graced popular album covers and posters for bands such as The Eels and Weezer and posters and its' all included here in this beautifully packaged book
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]
Optic nerve by Adrian Tomine( )

in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleepwalk : and other stories by Adrian Tomine( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collecting the first four issues of Adrian Tomine's acclaimed comic series optic nerve, this book offers sixteen concise, haunting tales of modern life. The characters here appear to be well-adjusted on the surface, but Tomine takes us deeper into their lives, subtly examining their struggle to connect with friends and lovers
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Alternative Names
Adrian Tomine

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

A drifting lifeSummer blonde : four storiesThe Push man, and other storiesScenes from an impending marriage : a prenuptial memoirGood-bye32 stories : the complete Optic nerve mini-comicsBlack blizzardSleepwalk and other stories