Adrian Tomine Quotes

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Adrian Tomine Quotes

Its psychologically a weird experience to be so aware of the fact that the real time of your life is moving much faster than the fictional time youre trying to depict. You start to feel very weighted down sometimes.
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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

It's absolutely chilling to think that I've been working on a comic-book series called 'Optic Nerve' since I was sixteen.

— Adrian Tomine

Ninety percent of the time when I'm working, there's this very palpable sensation that I'm doing everything wrong and should just give up.

— Adrian Tomine

The most impactful comics that I've read are the ones where the artists swung for the bleachers and tried to immerse you in their world.

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To be perfectly honest, if it was up to me, I would be invisible as an artist.

— Adrian Tomine

I really love New York, but I have to say, the humidity during the summer is a nightmare for a cartoonist. Not only am I sweating in my studio, my bristol board is curling up, the drafting tape is peeling off the board, my Rapidograph pens bleed the minute I put them to paper ... it's a disaster.

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I'm not the best person to analyze any kind of evolution in my work, but I do feel like it's been an ongoing struggle to basically teach myself how to tell the kinds of stories that interest me in comics form.

— Adrian Tomine

Most normal boys, as they're growing up, they - in order to become attractive, they might, you know, get good at sports or join a rock band or develop good social skills, and for some reason, I thought that drawing comic books might be my route.

— Adrian Tomine

The art editor in charge of the covers at the 'New Yorker' is Francoise Mouly. She's very familiar with the eccentricities and personalities of cartoonists, so working with her is very easy.

— Adrian Tomine

There have been a handful of assignments over the years that I've had to turn down due to time constraints, and I was fairly envious when I saw the finished product, beautifully illustrated by someone else.

— Adrian Tomine

I do think it's getting more and more rare in this country to raise a kid with the attitude that creativity is something valuable. The idea of trying to make the effort to produce something, to put something out into the world, rather than just taking in all the stuff the world's putting out at you.

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I get nervous about the effect that the high speed of everything will have on creativity. It's already sad for me to see that a lot of young aspiring cartoonists are putting stuff on the web, doing animation on the computer rather than making zines or mini-comics, which seem to be going the way of the dinosaur.

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I guess there's just a part of me that's not very enthusiastic about finding myself ten years from now halfway through a story that may or may not be any good.

— Adrian Tomine

One of the by-products of being allowed to start my professional career prematurely is that the evolution of my work is really evident.

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I wanted it to be as readable as possible. I had the ambition of reaching a broader audience.

— Adrian Tomine

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