New York Drawings (Hardcover)

By Adrian Tomine

Drawn & Quarterly, 9781770460874, 175pp.

Publication Date: October 2, 2012




Two strangers, both reading the same novel, share a fleeting glance between passing subway cars. A bookstore owner locks eyes with a neighbor as she receives an Amazon package. Strangers are united by circumstance as they wait on the subway stairs for a summer storm to pass.

Adrian Tomine's illustrations and comics have been appearing for more than a decade in the pages (and on the cover) of "The New Yorker." Instantly recognizable for their deceptively simple and evocative style, these images have garnered the attention of "The New Yorker"'s readership and the approbation of such venerable institutions as the Art Directors Club and "American Illustration."

"New York Drawings "is a loving homage to the city that Tomine, a West Coast transplant, has called home for the past seven years. This lavish, beautifully designed volume collects every cover, comic, and illustration that he has produced for "The New Yorker "to date, along with an assortment of other rare and uncollected illustrations and sketches inspired by the city. Complete with notes and annotations by the author, "New York Drawings "will also feature a new introductory comic focusing on Tomine's experiences as a New York illustrator.

About the Author

Adrian Tomine is the author of Scenes from an Impending Marriage, Shortcomings, Summer Blonde, Sleepwalk, 32 Stories, and the comic book series Optic Nerve.

Praise For New York Drawings

Praise for Adrian Tomine:

“One of the most masterful cartoonists of his generation.” —The Village Voice

“Tomine has always been a master of the small gesture.” —Los Angeles Times

“Tomine has an understated visual style that combines wit, social commentary, psychological insights and elegant drawing.” —The San Diego Union-Tribune

“A superb draftsman and chronicler of the inconsolable heartaches.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer