Adrian Tomine was born in 1974 in Sacramento, California. He began self-publishing his comic book series Optic Nerve. His comics have been anthologized in publications such as McSweeney's, Best American Comics, and Best American Nonrequired Reading, and his graphic novel Shortcomings was a New York Times Notable Book of the year. Since 1999, Tomine has been a regular contributor to the New Yorker. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughters.
"Pocket epics of romantic, creative and social frustration set in recognizably drab, drably picturesque American landscapes."?New York Times "[Tomine] is an emotional x-ray machine. All-seeing, all-knowing."?Guardian "Deft and subtle, with a bittersweet understanding of the tension between aspiration and loss."?Los Angeles Times