The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist❰EPUB❯ ✻ The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist Author Adrian Tomine – Heartforum.co.uk A COMEDIC MEMOIR ABOUT FANDOM, FAME, AND OTHER EMBARRASSMENTS FROM THE LIFE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING CARTOONISTWhat happens when a childhood hobby turns into a lifelong career The Loneliness A COMEDIC MEMOIR ABOUT of the PDF ✓ FANDOM, FAME, AND OTHER EMBARRASSMENTS FROM THE LIFE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING CARTOONISTWhat happens when a childhood hobby turns into a The Loneliness PDF/EPUB or 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 Loneliness of the PDF/EPUB À medical incident lands Tomine in the emergency room, he begins to question if it was really all worthwhile despite the accolades, awards, 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 memoryBut as those memories are delineated in excruciatingly hilarious detail, a different, parallel narrative plays out in the background In between chaotic book tours, disastrous interviews, and difficult interactions with other artists, life happens Tomine fumbles his way into marriage, parenthood, and an indisputably fulfilling existence While mining his conflicted relationship with comics and comics culture, Tomine illustrates the amusing absurdities of life and how we choose to spend our time Through these cringe inducing moments, a deeper emotional story emerges, and we see Tomine s life develop into something much robust than the blunders In a bold departure in style from his award winning Killing and Dying, Tomine distills his art to the loose, lively essentials of cartooning His stripped down lines communicate effortlessly, with each pen stroke economically imbued with human depth Designed as a sketchbook complete with place holder ribbon and an elastic band, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Cartoonist shows an acclaimed artist at the peak of his career.

ADRIAN TOMINE was born of the PDF ✓ in in Sacramento, California He began self publishing his comic book series Optic Nerve His comics have been anthologized in publications such The Loneliness PDF/EPUB or as McSweeney s, Best American Comics, and Best American Nonrequired Reading, and his graphic novel Shortcomings was a New York Times Notable Book of His next release, Loneliness of the PDF/EPUB À Killing and Dying will be published by Drawn and Quarterly in October Since , Tomine has been a regular contributor to The New Yorker He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughters.

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    The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist PDF/EPUB career, it s the gaffes, humiliations, slights, and insults he s experienced or caused within the industry that loom largest in his memoryBut as those memories are delineated in excruciatingly hilarious detail, a different, parallel narrative plays out in the background In between chaotic book tours, disastrous interviews, and difficult interactions with other artists, life happens Tomine fumbles his way into marriage, parenthood, and an indisputably fulfilling existence While mining his conflicted relationship with comics and comics culture, Tomine illustrates the amusing absurdities of life and how we choose to spend our time Through these cringe inducing moments, a deeper emotional story emerges, and we see Tomine s life develop into something much robust than the blunders In a bold departure in style from his award winning Killing and Dying, Tomine distills his art to the loose, lively essentials of cartooning His stripped down lines communicate effortlessly, with each pen stroke economically imbued with human depth Designed as a sketchbook complete with place holder ribbon and an elastic band, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Cartoonist shows an acclaimed artist at the peak of his career."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 200 pages
  • The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist
  • Adrian Tomine
  • English
  • 01 July 2018
  • 177046395X

10 thoughts on “The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist

  1. aconeyisland says:

    Vita da autore presentazioni nel sottoscala con pubblico inesistente, interviste imbarazzanti, gaffes in ogni dove, quelle zanzare dei colleghi La carta quadrettata dello sfondo ispira poco e Tomine ridotto in pochi segni a un personaggio da striscia fa rimpiangere il tratto dei suoi mini fumetti e delle tante e belle copertine del New Yorker Rincuora per sapere che nonostante tutti i terribili drammi l ansia, il reflusso gastrico, l allergia alle nocciole e il suo chat chat brain chatter d Vita da autore presentazioni nel sottoscala con pubblico inesistente, interviste imbarazzanti, gaffes in ogni dove, quelle zanzare dei colleghi La carta quadrettata dello sfondo ispira poco e Tomine ridotto in pochi segni a un personaggio da striscia fa rimpiangere il tratto dei suoi mini fumetti e delle tante e belle copertine del New Yorker Rincuora per sapere che nonostante tutti i terribili drammi l ansia, il reflusso gastrico, l allergia alle nocciole e il suo chat chat brain chatter disfattista l imbranato fumettista non sia pi cos tanto solitario Per fan affezionati

  2. jeremy says:

    candid, self effacing, and equal parts hilarious and embarrassing, adrian tomine s the loneliness of the long distance cartoonist is a graphic memoir recalling incidents and interactions from over twenty years of the acclaimed artist s career episodic in its telling, tomine s newest book elicits both laughter and empathy even atop the pinnacle of his industry, tomine is seemingly still plagued by the doubts, worries, and warped self perceptions that afflict so many thoughtful, creative people candid, self effacing, and equal parts hilarious and embarrassing, adrian tomine s the loneliness of the long distance cartoonist is a graphic memoir recalling incidents and interactions from over twenty years of the acclaimed artist s career episodic in its telling, tomine s newest book elicits both laughter and empathy even atop the pinnacle of his industry, tomine is seemingly still plagued by the doubts, worries, and warped self perceptions that afflict so many thoughtful, creative people the loneliness of the long distance cartoonist is honest and humane and likely relatable for anyone who s laid awake at night endlessly recounting all of the stupid, cringe worthy things they ve ever said and done

  3. Kaitlin says:

    Brimming with humour, pathos and comedic self degradation, Tomine s memoir is shot through with a few running gags the constant mispronunciation of his surname, being mistaken for or addressed as other famous cartoonists, and the gap between his celebrated public self and his inner turmoil.Tomine uses a six panel format with raw ink drawings on blue grid paper to examine his origin story, his professional achievements embarrassments, and what he learns along the way to being a husband, a father Brimming with humour, pathos and comedic self degradation, Tomine s memoir is shot through with a few running gags the constant mispronunciation of his surname, being mistaken for or addressed as other famous cartoonists, and the gap between his celebrated public self and his inner turmoil.Tomine uses a six panel format with raw ink drawings on blue grid paper to examine his origin story, his professional achievements embarrassments, and what he learns along the way to being a husband, a father of two, and a popular illustrator This format works brilliantly at weaving together his various experiences from being on a strange comics cruise across the Pacific Ocean to a book signing in Tokyo and illustrating the gaps between his hopeful expectations and the absurdity and strangeness of reality There is a persuasive charm to how he uses illustrations and compositions to convey meaning For example, his emotional beats, with their wordless negative space, as well as overlapping thought and speech bubbles, articulate his interior life and his external reality in the same stroke I couldn t put this book down, and recommend it heartily

  4. Robert says:

    O sweet Jesus, this book is so hilariously, mortifyingly funny, any cartoonist will appreciate the sometimes horribly embarrassing situations Tomine describes here His revealing all of this really personal, uncomfortable stuff reveals a high level of self awareness that I m sort of in awe of, plus his cartooning is masterclass level throughout Whatcould you ask for

  5. G says:

    I laughed, I cried I ve been a big fan of AT for years so I was already primed to enjoy it, but because it s effectively a series of vignettes casting AT as a neurotic Charlie Brown type, it s incredibly readable.

  6. J. Bradley says:

    This book is amazingly cringy and honest and funny It makes me want to readof his work.

  7. Jake Nap says:

    Hilarious Touching Honest Self Reflective.The Loneliness of The Long Distance cartoonist is some of Tomine s absolute strongest work He s been one of my all time favorites ever since checking out Killing and Dying and as a follow up, this definitely stacks up Throughout the story we get stories of Adrian Tomine as a cartoonist and as a person A large large portion of these stories are played comedically and work really effectively Tomine is absolutely ruthless with himself, often painting Hilarious Touching Honest Self Reflective.The Loneliness of The Long Distance cartoonist is some of Tomine s absolute strongest work He s been one of my all time favorites ever since checking out Killing and Dying and as a follow up, this definitely stacks up Throughout the story we get stories of Adrian Tomine as a cartoonist and as a person A large large portion of these stories are played comedically and work really effectively Tomine is absolutely ruthless with himself, often painting himself for a joke The book s humor definitely could come across as niche since most deal with alt comics and picking up on references engrained in the scene definitely enhance it Being familiar with his work, I thought it was really interesting that he s never really strayed away from the short story model Even though this does have ongoing themes of fatherhood, humility and being humble, it s still a series of connecting vignettes The stories very much standalone but are enhanced by reading them together I could totally see myself flipping through this book to read a few of my favorite stories over again if I was browsing my shelves Another thing about this book in particular that s worthy to mention is the major change in art style Adrian flirted with this sketchy doodly style previously in his Marriage book, taking it on for a full length project like this was awesome I also really love the consistent 6 panel grid Consistent panel layouts always set a tone perfectly for a book The construction of the book as well adds to the whole charm of it The notebook paper and look of the whole thing adds a bunch to the honesty on personal feel of it all Overall, this book down to the presentation is incredible It adds something very worthwhile to Tomine s bibliography and that s saying something since the whole thing is worthwhile

  8. Josh Farkas says:

    A wonderfully pure autobio comic about obsession, loneliness, self acceptance, growth, and the power of changed perspectives.While I m not sure how much this will work for mainstream readers, as someone who has loved Tomine s work since 32 Stories debuted this is like comfort food Sharing his internal monologue across his life in good and frustrating times is both whimsical and painful His desire to be recognized as an artist is never fulfilled, until he reframes it.Unexpectedly, this may be m A wonderfully pure autobio comic about obsession, loneliness, self acceptance, growth, and the power of changed perspectives.While I m not sure how much this will work for mainstream readers, as someone who has loved Tomine s work since 32 Stories debuted this is like comfort food Sharing his internal monologue across his life in good and frustrating times is both whimsical and painful His desire to be recognized as an artist is never fulfilled, until he reframes it.Unexpectedly, this may be my favorite of his books It is technically perfect, from the faux moleskine binding to the last page pencil bio Or in the way certain panels fade into and out of existence, playing with dream or internal dialogue The amount of craft placed to make this drink down so seamlessly is only lost on those who have never tried This is tough, hopping across time and state with a playful and expert ease.The end beat is especially relevant today I d wager Tomine s audience has grown up alongside him, now with families of their own The classic Optic Nerve twenty something story is almost retro in its optimism, but this ending really rings true in a way those couldn t While other stories ended on a high note for some far off potential hope delivered, this is the book he understands the joy he has been searching for has arrived while he was busy with other tasks.This is lovely triumph

  9. Rachel says:

    I wasn t sure what to expect when I picked up this book, because I don t know any of the author s work, but it turned out to be exactly what I needed today, and it was super enjoyable What surprised me most was how closely I identified to so many of his experiences from personal embarrassments to trips to the ER I would say some of the prevalent feelings in Tomine s narration are indignation and frustration and loneliness, of course , but it s wonderful to watch him, as a character in his o I wasn t sure what to expect when I picked up this book, because I don t know any of the author s work, but it turned out to be exactly what I needed today, and it was super enjoyable What surprised me most was how closely I identified to so many of his experiences from personal embarrassments to trips to the ER I would say some of the prevalent feelings in Tomine s narration are indignation and frustration and loneliness, of course , but it s wonderful to watch him, as a character in his own book, grow into his career and his life and figure out his new feelings and priorities

  10. Diana says:

    Love the design and a few really laugh out loud funny moments The self deprecative tone wears thin eventually as it plays the same note but the book really redeems itself when he meets his wife and they become parents and that starts to color how he sees his work Makes me think how much I d love to read a graphic novel from him about being a parent.

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