December 16, 2007
Adrian Tomine is one of my favorite cartoonists. He is as deft with his pen as his dialogue, and Shortcomings is a great example of his talent. Collecting Optic Nerve issues 9, 10, and 11 into one volume, my only issue with this graphic novel is having previously read a third of this book. Still, Tomine's storytelling ease draws the reader into the storyline of Ben Tanaka and his girlfriend Miko's troubled relationship in possibly the best graphic novel i have read all year.
For two weeks, enter the coupon code "LHB001" at Atomic Books and receive 15% off this title.
My next book is The Best Of LCD: The Art And Writing Of WFMU.
also at Largehearted Boy:
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2007 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2006 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2005 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2004 Edition)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)