Contest!  |  Add New Content  |  Top Issues  |  Register  |  Marketplace  |  Forums  |  Request a Feature  |  Help  |  Mobile  |  Home
 

Login
Username:  
Password:  
   

Register for free
Social Media: Facebook Twitter Tumblr
Search:
   
   
   

  Search by Cover Date

Browse:
  Titles
  Creators
  Characters
  Groups
  Story Arcs
  Publishers
  Imprints
  TPBs/HCs
  Podcasts
  Awards
  Members
  Contributors
  Public Collections
  Public User Lists

Last 10 titles added:
  1. Molasses (2014)
  2. (In A Sense) Lost & Foun...
  3. X-Men: We Are the X-Men ...
  4. Spider-Man: New York Sto...
  5. 13 Coins (2014)
  6. Victorian Secret: Steam ...
  7. Team UKnighted (2014)
  8. Universe! (2014)
  9. Unmade (2014)
  10. The F1rst Hero (2014)
   View All

Last 10 creators added:
  1. Jared Axelrod
  2. Elena Pritchard
  3. Michael B. Jackson
  4. Martin Brennan
  5. Karen Hallion
  6. Mariano Laclaustra
  7. The Coal Hill Gang
  8. Matt Hoffmann
  9. Anthony Ruttgaizer
  10. Ben Warner
   View All

Last 10 characters added:
  1. Storm (Marvel)(Earth-948...
  2. Ross (Marvel)(Earth-9483...
  3. Vanisher (Marvel)(Earth-...
  4. Gyrich (Marvel)(Earth-94...
  5. Kelly (Marvel)(Earth-948...
  6. Mystique (Marvel)(Earth-...
  7. Rogue (Marvel)(Earth-948...
  8. Shadowcat (Marvel)(Earth...
  9. Iceman (Marvel)(Earth-94...
  10. Wolverine (Marvel)(Earth...
   View All


    Adrian Tomine
Search for 'Adrian Tomine' on Amazon


Bio:
Adrian Tomine had something of a head start working in comics.

At 16, when he was still in high school in Sacramento, Adrian started writing and drawing a combination of fictional and autobiographical stories, self-publishing them in his mini-comic Optic Nerve, which he sold through local stores and mail order. At 17, Adrian was hired to produce a monthly comic strip for the Tower Records store magazine Pulse!

In 1994, at age 20, Adrian began producing Optic Nerve as a regular comic book series for Drawn & Quarterly . He won a Harvey Award for "Best New Talent" the following year. In 1995 his early mini-comics were collected in book form in the perennial fan favorite 32 Stories. In 1997, D&Q published Sleepwalk and Other Stories. Comprised of the first four D&Q issues of Optic Nerve, it remains a best-seller for the company.

In the midst of all this, Adrian continued to produce new issues of Optic Nerve, receive a degree in English Literature from the University of California at Berkeley, and even embark on a successful career in commercial illustration. Thanks to his cool, clean, and very distinctive style, Adrian quickly found himself in high demand and his work has graced numerous CD and album covers as well as magazines like The New Yorker, Esquire, Rolling Stone, and Time.

In 2002 Adrian and Drawn & Quarterly Books published the second Optic Nerve collection Summer Blonde. The story "Bomb Scare" from that collection was selected by Dave Eggers for the 2002 anthology "The Best American Nonrequired Reading" (Houghton Mifflin).

Not only is it set to become Drawn & Quarterly's best selling book in paperback, Summer Blonde has won wide critical notice from publications such as The Los Angeles Times, The Village Voice, The San Francisco Chronicle, and in a rave review by Nick Hornby in The New York Times Book Review.

Date of Birth: May 31, 1974
Birthplace: Sacramento, California

Website:


Favorite Creators:
Adrian Tomine is a favorite creator of 9 users


Awards:
  • 2002 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Best Writer/Artist: (Optic Nerve [Drawn & Quarterly])
  • 2005 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Best Writer/Artist: (Optic Nerve #9 [Drawn & Quarterly])
  • 2006 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Best Writer/Artist: (Optic Nerve #10 (Drawn & Quarterly))
  • 2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Best Letterer: (A Drifting Life (Drawn & Quarterly))




View a chronological listing of this creator's work

Writer:
Abandon The Old In Tokyo (2006)
Adrian Tomine: New York Sketches 2004 (2005)
The Best American Comics (2006)
Comic Art (2002)
Comixene (1974)
Good-Bye (2008)
McSweeney's Quarterly Concern (1998)
New York Drawings (2012)
Optic Nerve (1991)
Optic Nerve (1995)
The Push Man and Other Stories (2005)
Reactor Girl (1991)
Scenes from an Impending Marriage (2011)
Scrapbook (2004)
SPX: Small Press Expo (1997)

Penciller:
Adrian Tomine: New York Sketches 2004 (2005)
The Best American Comics (2006)
Comixene (1974)
Hate (1990)
McSweeney's Quarterly Concern (1998)
MoCCa Art Festival Who's Who (2002)
New York Drawings (2012)
Optic Nerve (1991)
Optic Nerve (1995)
Reactor Girl (1991)
Scenes from an Impending Marriage (2011)
Scrapbook (2004)
SPX: Small Press Expo (1997)

Inker:
Adrian Tomine: New York Sketches 2004 (2005)
The Best American Comics (2006)
Comixene (1974)
Hate (1990)
McSweeney's Quarterly Concern (1998)
MoCCa Art Festival Who's Who (2002)
New York Drawings (2012)
Optic Nerve (1991)
Optic Nerve (1995)
Reactor Girl (1991)
Scenes from an Impending Marriage (2011)
Scrapbook (2004)
SPX: Small Press Expo (1997)

Colorist:
Adrian Tomine: New York Sketches 2004 (2005)
The Best American Comics (2006)
McSweeney's Quarterly Concern (1998)
New York Drawings (2012)
Optic Nerve (1995)

Letterer:
Abandon The Old In Tokyo (2006)
Adrian Tomine: New York Sketches 2004 (2005)
The Best American Comics (2006)
Black Blizzard (2010)
Drawn & Quarterly (2003)
A Drifting Life (2009)
Fallen Words (2012)
Good-Bye (2008)
Hate (1990)
McSweeney's Quarterly Concern (1998)
New York Drawings (2012)
Optic Nerve (1991)
Optic Nerve (1995)
The Push Man and Other Stories (2005)
Reactor Girl (1991)
Scenes from an Impending Marriage (2011)
SPX: Small Press Expo (1997)

Editor:
Abandon The Old In Tokyo (2006)
Black Blizzard (2010)
A Drifting Life (2009)
Fallen Words (2012)
Gekiga! Drawn & Quarterly Free Comic Book Day 2008 (2008)
Good-Bye (2008)
The Push Man and Other Stories (2005)

Cover Artist:
Adrian Tomine: New York Sketches 2004 (2005)
The Comics Journal (1977)
New York Drawings (2012)
Optic Nerve (1991)
Optic Nerve (1995)
Scenes from an Impending Marriage (2011)
Scrapbook (2004)



Find all books credited to Adrian Tomine and another creator



Upload a headshot for this creator

Upload an image of this creator's signature

View the contribution history for this creator

     

Signature(s):

© 2005-2014 ComicBookDB.com - Terms and Conditions - Privacy Policy Special thanks to Brian Wood for the ComicBookDB.com logo design