Monday, December 31, 2012


Simon Hillier of London just got his "Winter Break" print back from the framers and shared this snapshot with us. Simon writes, "The technical description is dry mount, reverse cut, black shadow, floated at 5mm. Basically that means they used archival quality wax glue to mount it, used a black foamboard to cast a darker shadow, and cut the board at something like 45º so you don't see the edge." Thanks, Simon!
Five prints by Adrian (including "Winter Break") are available here.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Toronto, 11/12/12

photo: Nathalie Atkinson

Left to right: Chris Ware, Charles Burns, Seth, Chester Brown, Anouk Ricard, Peter Birkemoe, Adrian Tomine. Thanks to Drawn & QuarterlyThe Beguiling, and Korean Village Restaurant.

Getting Unstuck

Rookie Magazine asked Adrian (along with Fran Lebowitz, Joss Whedon, Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Orlean, Julie Klausner, Vanessa Davis, Jenny Zhang, Etgar Keret, and Ayelet Waldman) to write something about dealing with writer's block. Read it here.

More Press

Dazed Digital
On-stage interview at SPX 2012
Radio interview: WFMU
Radio interview: New Hampshire Public Radio

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

PowerHouse Fundraiser

 Adrian will be participating in the hurricane relief fundraiser event for PowerHouse Arena. He will be at the store from 12:00 to 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 17th, and he will sign and sketch in any of his books purchased at the event. Other participating authors and artists include Leanne Shapton, Rick Moody, Pete Hamill, Paul Auster, Sarah Vowell, Jonathan Franzen, Jennifer Egan, and many more. Please come support one of New York's best (and hardest–hit) independent book stores.

PowerHouse Arena: 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, 11201, (718) 666-3049.
Further information here.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Los Angeles Review of Books

Video interview with Adrian, filmed at Skylight Books in Los Angeles.
Watch it here.

Friday, November 2, 2012


Cover illustration for the November 12, 2012 issue of The New Yorker.

Monday, October 29, 2012

"My First New Yorker Cover"

Adrian was invited by his British publisher, Faber & Faber, to write something for their blog in advance of the UK release of New York Drawings. Adapting a portion of the slideshow/talk he's been giving on his current book tour, Adrian describes (and shows) the process of creating his first cover for The New Yorker. Read it HERE.

More Press

The Comics Reporter
The Paris Review
Fast Company Design
The Daily Californian
Comic Book Resources

Monday, October 22, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

Best American Anthologies

Adrian's comics have been selected to appear in two Best American anthologies this year. The Best American Comics 2012, edited by Françoise Mouly, includes an excerpt from Scenes from an Impending Marriage. The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012, edited by Dave Eggers, contains the story "A Brief History of the Art Form Known as Hortisculpture" (originally published in Optic Nerve #12).

New York Times Best–Seller

New York Drawings debuted this week at number 8 on the New York Times "Hardcover Graphic Books" Best–Sellers list.

Monday, October 1, 2012

New York Drawings

Available in stores and online October 2, 2012.
Preview available here.
Tour details here.
Prints available here.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Brooklyn, 9/20/12

Adrian in conversation with The New Yorker art director Jordan Awan at PowerHouse Arena.
Photo: Morgan Elliott.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Bethesda, 9/16/12

L to R: Adrian Tomine, Jaime Hernandez, Daniel Clowes, Gilbert Hernandez. Photo: Alvin Buenaventura.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Prints For Sale

After numerous inquiries and requests, we are pleased to finally offer prints of Adrian's artwork. Meticulously produced by Nocerino Editions, these are giclée prints on 290 gsm Moab Entrada Natural fine art paper using Epson Ultrachrome inks. According to Adrian, "Everything about these prints—from the color balance to the line quality to the paper stock—came out just right. They're exactly the way I'd want these images to be seen." Each print is signed by the artist, in pencil, as pictured above. To view the available prints and for further details, please click HERE.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

"New York Drawings" Tour 2012

September 15 & 16
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda

September 20, 7:00 pm
37 Main Street

September 23
Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza
209 Joralemon Street

October 2, 7:00 pm
52 Prince Street

October 3, 8:00 pm
AS220 / Ada Books
AS220 Performance Space
115 Empire Street

October 4, 7:00 pm
1256 Massachusetts Avenue

October 12, 7:30 pm
2349 Shattuck Avenue

October 13
The Concourse
635 8th Street

October 14, 5:00 pm
1818 North Vermont Avenue

November 10
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
275 North 8th Street

November 11, 7:00 pm
5213 Rue Hutchison

November 12, 7:00 pm
506 Bloor Street West

Friday, August 3, 2012

"Shortcomings" (UK paperback)

A paperback edition of Shortcomings has been published in the UK by Faber & Faber, with a new cover design by Adrian. Further details here.

Friday, July 20, 2012

New Print

A new limited edition print by Adrian, entitled "High and Low," is now available. 18" x 24" lithograph, signed and numbered edition of 200. Available exclusively at Desert Island in Brooklyn or through their online store.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

"New York Drawings" (Advance)

Adrian's new book, New York Drawings, won't be in stores until October, but a very limited amount of advance copies will be available from Drawn & Quarterly (booth #1629) at Comic–Con International, San Diego, July 12–15. Each copy will include an exclusive limited edition bookplate, signed and numbered by Adrian. Further details HERE.

Monday, May 28, 2012

"Stormy Weather"

Illustration for a review by Anthony Lane of the film "Moonrise Kingdom," published in the June 4 & 11, 2012 issue of The New Yorker.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

"Inherent Vice"

Japanese edition of Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon.
Cover illustration by Adrian Tomine.
Published by Shinchosha Publishing Co., Ltd.
More information HERE.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Record Store Window

Window display at The Last Record Store, Santa Rosa, CA, based on an illustration by Adrian. Photo via Matablog.

International "Scenes"

Three translations of Scenes from an Impending Marriage. Published in Italy by Rizzoli, in Holland by Oog & Blik, and in France by Éditions Delcourt.

"Fallen Words"

Eight new stories by Yoshihiro Tatsumi, edited and designed by Adrian Tomine. Available now from Drawn & Quarterly. More information HERE.

Tatsumi Paperbacks

The Push Man and Other Stories, Abandon the Old in Tokyo, and Good–Bye. Three books by Yoshihiro Tatsumi, edited and designed by Adrian Tomine. Available now in paperback from Drawn & Quarterly. More information HERE.

"In The City" volume 5

Japanese literary quarterly, published by Tokyo Cultuart by BEAMS. Cover illustration by Adrian. More information HERE.

Korean "Shortcomings"

Available now from ScienceBooks.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

New Print

The fine folks at Desert Island have produced a new, limited edition print by Adrian. This offset lithograph measures 18" x 24", and is signed and numbered (edition of 200) in pencil. Further details here.

Monday, January 16, 2012

"Donger" for Sale

The original artwork for Adrian's story "The Donger and Me" is currently for sale through Heritage Auctions. Originally published in Giant Robot magazine (and later included in Scrapbook), this one-page strip is one of Adrian's best-known comics. Further details here.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

"A Bushel and a Peck"

Illustration for an article by Patricia Marx, published in the January 16, 2012
issue of The New Yorker.