I’ve been waiting patiently for my next shot of Adrian Tomine since reading Killing & Dying back in 2016. That time has come with the publication of his first foray into autobiographical comics, The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist.
The book is an honest, insightful examination of Tomine’s life, from the point when he absent-mindedly drew his way into a career as a creator of comics. He exposes the difficulties of book launches and fan signings, while juggling the real-life issues of marriage and early parenthood.
Presented in a hardback book that looks like a Moleskine sketchbook, complete with elastic band and sewn-in bookmark, The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist is out now, from Faber & Faber in the UK and Drawn & Quarterly in the US. We’ve got a full review in the works, so check back for updates to this page.