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Adrian Tomine

American,  Cartoonist
Total Quotes : 72
Work Rather Lot

A lot of my fears come out in my work rather than life.

- Adrian Tomine

Think Career Some

I started my career so early and developed in print for better or for worse, so I think there's a sense some of my earliest readers are kind of copilots on this voyage with me.

- Adrian Tomine

Hindsight Very Least

For a lot of the time I was in Berkeley, I was single. I was living in a kind of collegiate apartment by myself - it was like a protracted summer vacation. So at least in hindsight, I have gloomy emotions attached to Berkeley, whereas I started coming to New York because I was dating someone, and it was very exciting and romantic.

- Adrian Tomine

Happy Childhood Mundane

I had a mundane, happy childhood, without much struggle.

- Adrian Tomine

Career Superhero Part

It's a strange thing to be a so-called alternative cartoonist, because in the early part of my career, I was really tethered to the superhero world.

- Adrian Tomine

Work Myself Some

A lot of the qualities in 'Killing and Dying' is sort of a response to work I'd done previously. I wanted to push myself in some different directions.

- Adrian Tomine

Through Behind Some

I don't pick up my work at all. If it's something that's still in progress and I have the chance to make some edits on the material or think about the order, little things like that, I'll keep those stories at hand and go through them. But once it exists as the book, it's locked away in a vault, and I kind of put it behind me.

- Adrian Tomine

My Life Been Translating

Even though I'm usually not conscious of it, I think drawing has always served a sort of therapeutic purpose in my life. There's something about the process of translating the messy chaos of real life into a clean, simple drawing that's always been comforting to me.

- Adrian Tomine

Idea Like Very

For a long time, I was very resistant to the idea of online publication or even e-books or something like that.

- Adrian Tomine

Work My Own Critical

Fortunately, I've never had to be too critical of my own work, because the world is critical enough.

- Adrian Tomine

Think Limited Based

I do think that many Americans have a limited view of what constitutes Japanese cartooning based on what gets translated, so it's great to see an increase in diversity.

- Adrian Tomine

West Coast Stories Smaller

All my stories take place on the West Coast - not the beach, but smaller inland towns. I feel homesick, and I find inspiration in capturing that.

- Adrian Tomine

Looking Forward Enjoy Mail

I enjoy getting any kind of mail. Like, for me, like, the more interesting a letter is, I just get more excited, and I know that this going to be great for my friends who are looking forward to reading that in my comic.

- Adrian Tomine

Pretty Accurate Feels

There's a part of me that feels like it gets really frustrating to keep working in the manner that I made the book 'Shortcomings,' where everything is pretty accurate to the real world.

- Adrian Tomine

Japan Like Bought

I had relatives who would go to Japan and bring back random stuff they bought at the airport or whatever - 'Ultraman' and 'Speed Racer,' stuff like that.

- Adrian Tomine

Sometimes Audience

I'm sometimes a cartoonist, and there's an audience for that, and I'm sometimes an illustrator, and there's an audience for that.

- Adrian Tomine

Making Over Folding

I was just taking my sketchbook to Kinko's and making photocopies and hand-assembling them - folding them over and stapling them.

- Adrian Tomine

Always Over Editorial

'Drawn & Quarterly' has always given me complete editorial control over my books and comics, so any decision about what to include or exclude from the book was my own.

- Adrian Tomine

While Part Huge Fan

In general, daily strips were just a regular part of my childhood. So even if I wasn't a huge fan of most of those strips, I still read them religiously every morning while I ate my cereal.

- Adrian Tomine

Think Making Films

I think comics can be the basis for great films, but I think the focus of such a project should be on making the film as good as possible, not on painstakingly replicating the comic.

- Adrian Tomine