Sleepwalk by Adrian TomineSleepwalk by Adrian Tomine


byAdrian Tomine

Paperback | November 1, 2002

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Collecting the first four issues of Adrian Tomine's acclaimed comic series optic nerve, this book offers sixteen concise, haunting tales of modern life. The characters here appear to be well-adjusted on the surface, but Tomine takes us deeper into their lives, subtly examining their struggle to connect with friends and lovers.
ADRIAN TOMINE (Brooklyn), a frequent contributor to the New Yorker, has acquired a cultlike fan following and has become one of the most widely acclaimed cartoonists of our time. His illustrations have appeared in publications including Esquire and Rolling Stone.
Title:SleepwalkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.96 × 7.54 × 0.1 inPublished:November 1, 2002Publisher:Drawn & QuarterlyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1896597122

ISBN - 13:9781896597126

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Genius Adrian Tomine is a genius. I have read all of his graphic novels and this one did not disappoint.
Date published: 2017-11-15

From Our Editors

"...deftly rendered character character sketches. In these narratives, we see a keen expanding intelligence at work". - Wired"Worth reading just for Tomine's eloquent restraint and literary leanings". - The Boston PhoenixFor the first time ever, Adrian Tomine's remarkable stories from the fast four issues of his breakthrough comic book series Optic Nerve will be collected in one sharply-designed edition! Featured here are 16 stories by this prodigious 23-year old talent, from the title story about a man and his failure to come to grips with his failed relationship to the Eisner-nominated "Pink Frosting", a vivid and unsettling glimpse at the suggestion of violence murmuring beneath the surface of everyday life. As with Art Spiegelman's hugely-successful "Maus", this book transcends the limiting "funnybook" genre. Through a series of crisply-drawn stories, Tomine often focuses on the intricacies of human relationships and his almost restrained, understated approach has led more than one reviewer to call him the "Raymond Carver of comics".

Editorial Reviews

Brilliant... we know we're in the hands of a major young comics artist--visually gripping and emotionally challenging.