9-18 October 2020

In Conversation with Adrian Tomine

Event Details

  • 12th October, 12.30pm - 1pm
  • Durham Book Festival Online
  • Tickets: Free

Event Details

  • 12th October, 12.30pm - 1pm
  • Durham Book Festival Online
  • Tickets: Free

Adrian Tomine is a celebrated cartoonist and graphic novelist, who has created more than a dozen iconic cover illustrations for the New Yorker. In this event the Brooklyn-based illustrator will talk about his impressive career, and his new book The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist. 

Through a series of exquisitely observed autobiographical sketches, The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist explores Tomine’s life – from an early moment on the playground being bullied, to a more recent experience, lying on a gurney in the hospital, and having the nurse say ‘Hey! You’re that cartoonist!’ Self-deprecating, honest, and above all else, humorous, Tomine mines his conflicted relationship with comics and writing, and people at large, and once again animates the absurdities of modern life and how we choose to live it. 

Adrian Tomine’s other books include Shortcomings, which was awarded the Gold Medal at the 2008 IPPYS and was a 2007 New York Times Notable Book, Scenes From an Impending Marriage and his 2015 best-seller Killing and Dying. 

Chaired by Angus Cargill, Publishing Director at Faber and Faber. 

Buy The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist here.

Event Details

  • 12th October, 12.30pm - 1pm
  • Durham Book Festival Online
  • Tickets: Free

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