Hi, Adrian Tomine!

On Wednesday night, Comic superstar Adrian Tomine had a signing at (the awesome) Desert Island in Williamsburg to launch Optic Nerve 12. I won’t pretend to be any kind of expert in the graphic novel realm, but in the case of Optic Nerve, I’m a major fangirl.

I distinctly remember the first time I came across it – a friend was having a big sale/clear-out of his record store, and there was a copy of an early issue on the coffee table (not for sale). I opened it to a random page, and then had to sit down to read the next page, and the next… I spent the next hour ignoring everyone and everything around me. I couldn’t put it down.

There’s something so captivating and honest about his characters, and you end up reading the spaces around them as much as their expressions or words. So it was amazing to meet him in person and have a chat to him while he drew this for me, and customised another book for a friend. It’s awesome to meet your heroes and discover they’re just as approachable, sincere and funny as you imagined they’d be.

First Second Books – Doodles and Dailies: How I Write Non-Fiction Comics

First Second Books – Doodles and Dailies: How I Write Non-Fiction Comics

A short history of non-fiction and war comics

A short history of non-fiction and war comics

PODCAST: Stumptown’s non-fiction comics panel — featuring David Chelsea, Dennis P. Eichhorn, Khris Soden and Ryan Alexander-Tanner

PODCAST: Stumptown’s non-fiction comics panel — featuring David Chelsea, Dennis P. Eichhorn, Khris Soden and Ryan Alexander-Tanner

JIRAT JAMES PATRADOON

JIRAT JAMES PATRADOON

Pictures showing what happens on each page of Gravity’s Rainbow

Pictures showing what happens on each page of Gravity’s Rainbow

Jon Burgerman | Work

Jon Burgerman | Work

Comics – from TBO.com

Comics – from TBO.com

Ann Telnaes Cartoons – washingtonpost.com

Ann Telnaes Cartoons – washingtonpost.com

Matt Huynh

Matt Huynh

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BBC – collective – killoffer ‘six hundred and seventy-six apparitions of killoffer’

L’Association

The Trumpet Parade

The Trumpet Parade

comics « Why, That’s Delightful!

comics « Why, That’s Delightful!