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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

NEW YORK DRAWINGS in stores today; McNally Jackson tonight; Providence Wednesday & Boston Thursday; and the West Coast, too!


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:

Providence AS 220 & ADA Wednesday, Oct 3rd, 8 PM
Cambridge HARVARD BOOKS Thursday Oct 4th, 7:00 PM
Berkeley PEGASUS BOOKS DOWNTOWN Friday Oct 12th, 7:30 PM
San Francisco APE at the CONCOURSE Saturday Oct 13th 1:00-3:00PM
Los Angeles SKYLIGHT BOOKS Sunday Oct 14th, 5:00 PM
Brooklyn BROOKLYN COMICS & GRAPHICS Saturday November 10th
Montreal D+Q LIBRAIRIE at UKRAINIAN FED Sunday November 11th 7 PM
Toronto BEGUILING at BLOOR HOT DOCS CINEMA Monday November 12th 8:30 PM

Can't make it to one of the above events? Then just read one of these many interviews. I have made poor Adrian pound the pavement for the book. Sorry Adrian!

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.

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