Summer Blonde by Adrian TomineSummer Blonde by Adrian Tomine

Summer Blonde

byAdrian Tomine

Paperback | August 1, 2003

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Adrian Tomine's cult comic series Optic Nerve is finally collected into one sharply designed volume. In stories that are appealingly naturalistic, stylishly cinematic and emotionally rich, Tomine portrays the emotional ambivalence of drifting, urban 20-somethings, exhibiting their insecurities with both forensic detachment and surprising compassion.
At age 27, Adrian Tomine has been producing his Optic Nerve series for over 10 years. His visually gripping and emotionally challenging stories define a new Gen X sensibility.
Title:Summer BlondeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:10.25 × 7.56 × 0.03 inPublished:August 1, 2003Publisher:Drawn & QuarterlyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1896597572

ISBN - 13:9781896597577

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Intriguing This is an intriguing collection of stories. In each story, the main character is lonely, disconnected and a bit pathetic. But, their decent to their pathetic existence (or, ascent out of it) quietly sneaks up on them. It seems very real - melancholy, but real. I found the way the stories ended to be very intriguing. They seemed to cut off just before the expected sad/happy ending. But, I enjoyed that. That's what life really is - a cycle of stories that don't always have a storybook ending.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from heartbreaking and beautiful I'm actually kinda shocked how much I liked this collection, because the first story really didn't do a whole lot for me but every story after that was heartbreaking and beautiful. I'm undecided on Tomine, but this collection was incredible, I'm excited to explore the rest of his work.
Date published: 2017-04-03

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...has the kind of detail and romantic yearning which has made Tomine a cult figure to the still young and the kind of artistry which has made him a classic storyteller to anyone of any age.