New York Drawings! Adrian will be at McNally Jackson tonight, READING from the book, along with a little slide show. Reading? Say what? Yes, Adrian will be reading, and it will be funny and awesome. Be there, 7 PM, first floor in the cafe. Not in NYC? Well here are his other tour dates:
The Comics Reporter: "A surprisingly hefty volume of work from what he considers a separate artistic endeavor: commercial illustration...Many of the virtues of Tomine's comics are on display in New York Drawings, and not just those few pages devoted to comics: strong composition, an attractive line, clarity of concept."
T Magazine: "A wonderful celebration of the artwork of the cartoonist Adrian Tomine...The book achieves a great balance between allowing the drawings room to breathe and a notes section that details how the assignments came about and the artist’s process."
And a sweet essay by Adrian ruminating on the ubiquity of people actually reading in NYC: Huffington Post
Oh and did you see in the NY Times Magazine on Sunday, Adrian and Dan share their inspirations? NOTE:it was funny setting these two interviews up, asking them what their inspirations were, what they wanted to say, what the NY Times wanted, and then seeing what made print, which are two totally endearing peeks into their psyches.
Our first review from Boing Boing that so, so aptly sums up the book that as a proud Mama it makes me almost cry: "You open this collection and realize Tomine is still Tomine...as you stare and search, the book store is changed from a stationary object for coffee tables and dusty bookshelves into something more vibrant -- not quite a graphic novel per se, but a portrait, certainly, of the world around him.–Brian Heater
And lastly if you haven't seen the book yet, there's a slide show here at Flavorwire.