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Scenes from an Impending Marriage Hardcover – February 1, 2011
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About the Author
Adrian Tomine is the author of Shortcomings, Summer Blonde, Sleepwalk, and 32 Stories. He is a New Yorker contributor and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.
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Top Customer Reviews
I love Tomine's work usually but this book (originally done as a party favour for the wedding guests) isn't as interesting as he and his nearest and dearest would like you to think. It's the usual stuff people who are planning a wedding go through and nothing more.
The book is also a really small hardback with about 48 pages. Cute and dinky, it's a great little gift if you were going to Tomine's wedding but as a comic book it's ordinary and unimpressive compared to his usual work.
Adrian is funny, sincere, sweet, and honest. You can see not only the turmoil that planning a wedding puts a couple through but also his response and his fiancee's response. I was literally LAUGHING OUT LOUT through half of it. That was GREAT bc most of Adrian's stuff is serious, or only slightly funny in a dark sort of way, like "for better or for worse". This was such a nice change!
It is short so I can say I'm looking forward to MORE Adrian Tomine stuff.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Usually like Adrian's work but not this one. Very short, with only a couple of amusing anecdotes. Very disappointing. Maybe only as a cute wedding gift.Published 20 days ago by Love Essence
I've loved Tomine for years. This collection perfectly translates those little hiccups, perfect moments, & frustrations that come with organizing a BIG DAY.Published on March 21, 2013 by Danny Frazier
I'm a big fan of Tomine's other work, especially Summer Blonde. While this doesn't always rise to the same level of emotional depth, it was a quick, fun read that my fiancee and I... Read morePublished on November 27, 2012 by Max D Doty
This is my first time reading any of Adrian's work and while it isn't earth shattering or something that will drastically change the graphic novel world, it was an enjoyable book. Read morePublished on June 12, 2011 by Andy Shuping