The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist
The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist

$29.95
OUT OF STOCK REQUEST

If you would like us to stock more of this item, please contact us. Note that we may not be able to re-stock all items.


Width: 5.66" (14.38 cm)
Height: 8.56" (21.74 cm)
Depth: 0.79" (2.01 cm)
Pages: 168
Features: Hardcover

Books

One of the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020! Featured on best of the year lists from Publishers Weekly and the Washington Post!

A comedic memoir about fandom, fame, and other embarrassments from the life of a New York Times bestseller


What happens when a childhood hobby grows into a 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 medical incident lands Tomine in the emergency room, he begins to question if it was really all worthwhile: despite the accolades 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 memory.

Tomine illustrates the amusing absurdities of how we choose to spend our time, all the while mining his conflicted relationship with comics and comics culture. But in between chaotic book tours, disastrous interviews, and cringe-inducing interactions with other artists, life happens: he fumbles his way into marriage, parenthood, and an indisputably fulfilling existence. A richer emotional story emerges as his memories are delineated in excruciatingly hilarious detail.

In a bold stylistic departure from his award-winning Killing and Dying, he distills his art to the loose, lively essentials of cartooning, each pen stroke economically imbued with human depth. Designed as a sketchbook complete with placeholder ribbon and an elastic band, The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist shows an acclaimed artist at the peak of his career.

MORE VIEWS




YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

In Real Life , Jen Wang
In Real Life

$19.95
Corgi Plush, Naomi Romero
Corgi Plush

$19.95
After The Fall, Dan Santat
After The Fall
 SIGNED  /  LIMITED

$22.95
The Dam Keeper (Book 2) World Without Darkness Graphic Novel, Robert Kondo
The Dam Keeper (Book 2) World Without Darkness Graphic Novel

$21.95
The Dam Keeper (Book 3) Return from the Shadows, Robert Kondo
The Dam Keeper (Book 3) Return from the Shadows

$24.95
Stargazing, Jen Wang
Stargazing

$21.95
Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter, Kenard Pak
Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter

$17.95
Coyote Doggirl - Lisa Hanawalt, Lisa Hanawalt
Coyote Doggirl - Lisa Hanawalt

$27.95
Beneath the Moon by Yoshi Yoshitani, Yoshi Yoshitani
Beneath the Moon by Yoshi Yoshitani

$17.95
Moms
Moms
$29.95
Paul at Home
Paul at Home
$24.95
The Sky is Blue with a Single Cloud
The Sky is Blue with a Single Cloud
$29.95
Wendy Master of Art
Wendy Master of Art
$24.95
Cici's Journal: Lost and Found
Cici's Journal: Lost and Found
$15.95
Rêverie: The Art of Sibylline Meynet, SIBYLLINE
Rêverie: The Art of Sibylline Meynet
Pre-order  SIGNED

$49.95
NEW The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian (Season Two)
The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian (Season Two)
Pre-order  SIGNED
$39.95