I’m totally looking forward to picking up this newest collection of Adrian Tomine work, and glad that Drawn & Quarterly opted to use his best New Yorker cover illustration for the cover. In fact, a couple prints of earlier sketches that eventually became that cover currently hang on our living room wall:
He has such a warm style of illustration and can bust out a badass graphic novel as well. At a talk he gave in Vancouver a few years back, I found myself oddly starstruck and totally tongue-tied as I watched him carefully and methodically sign a copy of Shortcomings with his signature cursive lettering style:
The guy can do no wrong in my books. If you haven’t read any of his work, Summer Blonde is a good mid-career example of his style and a charming, intimate read. To find out more about this latest collection of his New York drawings (due in September,) click here.