Thursday, December 29, 2011

Drunks, E-Books, Fatherhood, etc.

New interview with Adrian, courtesy of The Rumpus.

Best of 2011

Optic Nerve
#12 has shown up on a few "best of the year" lists.

The A.V. Club:

"Adrian Tomine is one of the medium’s masters of the short form, and the new Optic Nerve contains one for the canon in “Amber Sweet,” a beautifully brittle story about a young woman who discovers that she resembles a famous porn star."

Comic Book Resources:

"...It's the other story, 'A Brief History of the Art Form Known as Hortisculpture' that's the real gem, as Tomine explores in humorous fashion the travails of attempting to create art and the nagging underlying feeling that you are completely ill-suited to do so."

"Generally, getting 12 issues of a comic book over 16 years is not a great average, but when the book you're getting is as good as 'Optic Nerve,' you'll wait as long as it takes and you'll like it. Published by Drawn & Quarterly since 1995, 'Optic Nerve' #12 was released this year and with it, yet another wonderful peek into the mind and heart of one of the best creators in the business."

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

IN THE CITY vol. 4

The fourth volume of the literary quarterly "In The City" features an original cover by Adrian. Available exclusively at BEAMS stores, which are exclusively in Japan. More info. here.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Adrian designed a new tote bag for the Drawn & Quarterly bookstore in Montreal. Available at the store and online here.
photo courtesy of D+Q

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Miami Book Fair

Adrian will be joining Dan Clowes and Seth for an on-stage conversation and book signing at the Miami Book Festival.

Saturday November 19th at 12:30 PM
Promoteo Theatre (Building 1, 1st floor, Room 1101)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami

Further information here.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Losers, Floppies, etc.

Adrian talked to Madeleine Brand on Southern California Public Radio about Optic Nerve #12.
Listen here.

Monday, October 17, 2011

On "The Love Bunglers"

Adrian wrote a short piece for The Comics Journal about the latest comic by Jaime Hernandez. Read it here.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

In The City

Cover illustrations for In The City, a quarterly literary journal published in Japan by BEAMS.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sleepwalk and Other Stories

Back in print, with a new cover design.
Now available in stores, online, and directly from Drawn & Quarterly.

Monday, September 19, 2011

OPTIC NERVE #12 Release Party

Adrian will be at Desert Island in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to sign books and celebrate the release of Optic Nerve #12. An exclusive, limited edition print by Adrian (see above) will also be available.

Thursday, September 22, 7:00—9:00 pm.
540 Metropolitan Ave.
(718) 388-5087

Monday, August 29, 2011

"Town of Cats"

Illustration for the the story "Town of Cats" by Haruki Murakami, published in the September 5, 2011 issue of The New Yorker.

"The Leftovers"

Illustration for Stephen King's review of the Tom Perrotta novel The Leftovers, published in the August 29, 2011 edition of The New York Times Sunday Book Review.

Monday, June 27, 2011

"Looking for Someone"

Illustration for an article by Nick Paumgarten in the
July 4, 2011 issue of The New Yorker.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

BEAMS t-shirts

Adrian has designed three t-shirts for the Japanese clothing company BEAMS. Further details here, here, and here.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Toronto, May 6—8

Adrian will be a featured guest of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, taking place May 6 through 8 at the Toronto Reference Library.

Friday, May 6
Kick Off Spectacular: panel discussion with Chester Brown, Chris Ware, and Seth. Moderated by Dan Nadel, Editor of The Comics Journal.

Saturday, May 7
1:00—3:00 pm: Book signing with Chris Ware and Seth at Drawn & Quarterly booth.
3:20—4:10 pm: Panel discussion on "design" with Seth.

Sunday, May 8
12:30—1:30 pm: Panel discussion on "illustration" with Jillian Tamaki.
1:30—3:30 pm: Book signing with Chris Ware and Seth at Drawn & Quarterly booth.

Further information HERE.

Monday, May 2, 2011

New York, May 3

Celebrate the Artists of The New Yorker

May 3, 7:00 pm, Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway

From James Thurber to Saul Steinberg to Art Spiegelman, The New Yorker's roster of artists is as distinguished as its literary or journalistic pedigree.
To celebrate the winner of the 2011 Eustace Tilley contest and launch The New Yorker's Strand tote bag, Francoise Mouly, the magazine's Art Editor, will moderate a panel discussion with Maira Kalman, George Booth, Roz Chast and Adrian Tomine. Other local New Yorker artists and cartoonists will be in attendance, ready and eager to sign books and chat about their cartoons.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Japan Fundraiser UPDATE

The Ozu prints sold out in nine minutes! Thanks to everyone who purchased prints and/or helped spread the word, and special thanks to Drawn & Quarterly and Nocerino Editions for their generous donation of time, labor, and energy.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Japan Fundraiser

In response to the devastating Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, Drawn & Quarterly and Adrian Tomine have teamed up to raise funds for relief and recovery in Japan. We are offering a set of exclusive prints featuring two of Tomine's most elegant and evocative images, signed and numbered by the artist. Originally created as cover illustrations for the DVD release of the Yasujiro Ozu films The Only Son and There Was a Father, they are used here with the kind permission of the Criterion Collection and Shochiku Co. Ltd. These prints are not available anywhere else, and will be strictly limited to an edition of 50.

In addition to the two prints, all orders will include a small original sketch by Adrian Tomine, personalized to the name of the purchaser.

100% of proceeds will be donated to the Japan Society's Earthquake Relief Fund.

Special thanks to Nocerino Editions for their exceptional printing and generous support of this project.

Set of two giclée prints, each on 190 gsm Moab Entrada Natural fine art paper using Epson Ultrachrome inks.
Paper size: 18" x 24"
Image size: 14" x 20"
Edition: 50.

Prints will be signed and numbered by Adrian Tomine in pencil, and shipped rolled in sturdy tubes.
Small original sketch will be mailed separately, personalized to the name of purchaser. (Sorry, but prints cannot be personalized.)

Price: $250 USA, $260 Canada, $250 elsewhere




Peggy Burns, Associate Publisher, Drawn & Quarterly,
Fundraiser Website:

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

In Stores Now

Available February 2011 from Drawn & Quarterly.
Hardcover, 4.25 x 5.5, black and white, 56 pages
ISBN: 9781770460348
$9.95 US / $10.50 CDN

Further details and ordering information HERE.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

On E-Books

Full–page comic strip by Adrian in the February 14 & 21, 2011
issue of The New Yorker.

From the desk of...

The great website "from the desk of..." presents a brief interview with Adrian and a peek inside his studio. Take a look HERE.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

New York, February 9th

Wednesday, February 9th at 7:00 pm, Adrian will be launching Scenes from an Impending Marriage in New York City at the Strand, 828 Broadway. On-stage conversation (with fellow D+Q artist Leanne Shapton) with book signing to follow.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Two Signings in New York

Adrian will be signing copies of his new book Scenes from an Impending Marriage at these upcoming events:

Sunday, January 30th, 2:00–4:00 pm
New York International Gift Show
Javits Convention Center
Macmillan booth (#7572)

Wednesday, February 9th, 7:00 pm
Strand Bookstore
726 Broadway
In conversation with Leanne Shapton.