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New York Drawings Hardcover – October 2, 2012
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“One of the most masterful cartoonists of his generation.” ―The Village Voice on Adrian Tomine
“Tomine has always been a master of the small gesture.” ―Los Angeles Times on Adrian Tomine
“Tomine has an understated visual style that combines wit, social commentary, psychological insights and elegant drawing.” ―The San Diego Union-Tribune on Adrian Tomine
“A superb draftsman and chronicler of the inconsolable heartaches.” ―The Philadelphia Inquirer on Adrian Tomine
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Adrian Tomine's artwork blends into the eclectic mold of the oeuvre of what in essence is the New Yorker. The cover of this wonderful book is one of many of Tomine's New Yorker covers title "Missed Connection." The title, the expressions and the creation of the New York City scenes shows to the reader a truly unique "New York" experience.
Paging through the artwork of this book one gets the sense of what Tomine is trying to convey to us. The expressions and backdrop scenery are the very essence of what New York City is and how all citizens perceive as to what this city is. This concept is not only true to Americans but it also holding true to people throughout the world.
Tomine's artwork in and of itself is not defined by one style, it is rather eclectic when it shows emotions of the people of the city along with background scenery which is both haunting, descriptive and shows good use of light. Some scenes even remind me of the work of Edward Hopper with him being the purveyor of the artwork looking inside a building from the outside and the use of inside light. Very Hopperesque indeed!!
As a longtime admirer of all things "New Yorker" I enjoy the great artists and writers who grace the pages of this classic periodical. I note the names of these people and Tomine is on that rather excellent short list!!
Just a warning: there is just tiny handful of comics sprinkled in, so if you find that disappointing maybe this isn't for you. Check out the excellent Optic Nerve instead!
My worries were for nothing! This collection is amazing. I want to leave it on my coffee table so everyone can marvel over the images as I have. Some of my favorites - Lonely Girl and the image from the Buddhist Review - are not available online to show you and I am to lazy to scan them myself, but trust me they are so beautifully simple.
Tomine manages to condense complexity to one page constantly. Take the cover of the book, so stunning and simple. Two strangers on trains heading in separate directions make eye contact as they read the same book. The loneliness and sense of lost opportunity that this image conveys needs time to be properly absorbed. Perhaps this is love for Tomine - two strangers destined to be heading separate ways.
There are also a few short comic strips in here that showcase the wit and dialogue of Tomine - which is almost always great. However, if you really want to have more experiences with Tomine's comic work I would suggest picking up Shortcomings, Summer Blonde, or Optic Nerve #12 - they are all pretty amazing.
If you are looking for a coffee table book, love drawings, are a fan of Tomine, or just want something different check this book out.Read more ›
Tomine is best known for his comic book series "Optic Nerve" and his graphic novel "Shortcomings" as well as numerous other books, but he's also been a continuous contributor to the New Yorker magazine, supplying several covers and the occasional strip. These, along with sketches of snatched moments with strangers around the city, are collected here in a beautifully produced hardback with high quality thick paper.
The sketches are particularly good - Tomine includes a small note about the scene and the person within it like on the subway "this woman stared ahead, unmoving, smiling for 4 stops and then got off". Each drawing feels like a story in itself. The New Yorker drawings are absolutely gorgeous, Tomine's clean, precise style and eye for placement and angle making for an image that captures your attention instantly. There are also a few strips here, though not many, including a 3-page comic intro to the book which tells the story of the artist's first New Yorker party when he had just moved to the city.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I often find myself returning to this book while I look out the window of my Bronx apartment. Tomine does an excellent job of describing (often without words) the feeling and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mike
I really enjoy Adrian Tomine's drawings. This book showcases some of his most popular prints. Nice to have in my collection.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
You sort of have to love Adrian Tomine. I do. So, I can't be anything but biased. This is an excellent compilation.Published 23 months ago by C. S. Jennings
I've been a fan of Tomine's graphic novels for years and this book, mostly drawings, is a great addition to my collection. Read morePublished 23 months ago by morehumanthanhuman
I am a huge fan of the New Yorker and Adam Tomine. This book is a nice collection of his various works that have been displayed in the New Yorker Magazine. Read morePublished on May 15, 2014 by Shelby Powers
Any New Yorker with a sense of humor and design will love this little book. A must for all ages.Published on May 2, 2014 by Robert Baxter
I love coffee table hardcovers, it brings "sophistication" to my table. this book, even though no one reads the New Yorker in my country (that I know of), complements my... Read morePublished on November 18, 2013 by Amazon Customer