Now available in paperback, this collection of six graphic stories shows the impressive range of Tomine’s narratives and his expressive use of line, color, and half-tones. Especially adept at capturing the nuances of character and emotion, Tomine, author/artist of Shortcomings and Scenes from an Impending Marriage, is one of the most literary of graphic storytellers. Many of the pieces here chart the turbulent arcs of relationships in which the partners are angry, disoriented, or both. In one variation on these themes, the title story focuses on a fourteen-year-old aspiring stand-up comic. As her mother praises her and her father criticizes her, the three work to deny the greater tragedy that is about to befall the family. Tomine will be in conversation with Linda Holmes, writer and editor for NPR’s entertainment and pop-culture blog, Monkey See.
Adrian Tomine - Killing and Dying — in conversation with Linda Holmes — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Fiction & Poetry
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