Sleepwalk: And Other Stories

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Drawn & Quarterly Publications, 2004 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 102 pages

Collecting the first four issues of Adrian Tomine's acclaimed comic series optic nerve, this book offers sixteen concise, haunting tales of modern life. The characters here appear to be well-adjusted on the surface, but Tomine takes us deeper into their lives, subtly examining their struggle to connect with friends and lovers.

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User Review  - wjmcomposer - LibraryThing

Short essays on loneliness, post-adolescence, feeling of otherness. Excellent use of the medium that shows it's potential in handling short, largely emotional content where written description would ... Read full review

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User Review  - questbird - LibraryThing

An interesting collection of short graphical stories of urban alienation, flawed and inconclusive relationships by the author of 'Shortcomings'. Particularly memorable for me were: 'Drop' (a one-page ... Read full review


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ADRIAN TOMINE (Brooklyn), a frequent contributor to the New Yorker, has acquired a cultlike fan following and has become one of the most widely acclaimed cartoonists of our time. His illustrations have appeared in publications including Esquire and Rolling Stone.

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