One of the most highly anticipated graphic novels of the year, Adrian Tomine’s The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist, is available today. The D&Q team has been excited about this for months and we can’t wait to share it with the world.
Tomine’s new memoir stuns with its humanity and relatability. As the author navigates the comic world, he is plagued by self-doubt, anxiety, and an ever-encroaching loneliness. We see ourselves in him as he arrives at a book launch with no audience members, as people flippantly struggle to pronounce his name, and as he convinces himself of his imminent death upon experiencing chest pains.
This is the book we need right now. One that encourages us to laugh, and to find relief in the fact that we are imperfect bundles of insecurities, floating around in a void, trying to make some sense of it all.
What Tomine learns through the evolution of The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist is that his human relationships are what sustain him. They are what he thinks about when he experiences a medical scare. He doesn’t think about his work or an unfinished book. He thinks about his family. The book thus meditates on the idea that human connection is integral to our being, and that feels entirely real right now.
Pick up your copy of Adrian Tomine’s The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist today. You won’t regret it.
The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist
A comedic memoir about fandom, fame, and other embarrassments from the life of the New York Times bestselling cartoonist What happens when a childhood...More Info