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Adrian Tomine

Författare till Shortcomings

33+ verk 4,743 medlemmar 149 recensioner 20 favoritmärkta

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Verk av Adrian Tomine

Shortcomings (2007) — Författare — 1,076 exemplar
Summer Blonde (2002) — Författare — 826 exemplar
Killing and Dying (2015) 496 exemplar
Sleepwalk: and Other Stories (1997) 491 exemplar
Scrapbook (2004) 196 exemplar
New York Drawings (2012) 133 exemplar
Optic Nerve #1 (1995) 53 exemplar
Optic Nerve #9 (2004) 53 exemplar
Intruders (2015) 44 exemplar
Optic Nerve #10 (2005) 34 exemplar
Optic Nerve #8 (1838) 29 exemplar
Optic Nerve #3 (1996) 28 exemplar
Optic Nerve #7 (1994) 28 exemplar
Optic Nerve #5 (1998) 27 exemplar
Optic Nerve #2 (1995) 27 exemplar
Optic Nerve #6 (1836) 27 exemplar
Optic Nerve #4 (1656) 27 exemplar
Optic Nerve #11 (2007) 25 exemplar
Optic Nerve #12 (2011) 22 exemplar
Optic Nerve: 30 Postcards (2005) 19 exemplar
Optic Nerve #13 (2013) 14 exemplar
Optic Nerve #14 (2015) 9 exemplar
Les yeux à vif (1998) 4 exemplar
Echo Avenue (1996) 4 exemplar

Associerade verk

The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Bidragsgivare — 626 exemplar
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2002 (2002) — Bidragsgivare — 596 exemplar
The Push Man and Other Stories (1969) — Redaktör, vissa utgåvor479 exemplar
The Best American Comics 2007 (2007) — Bidragsgivare — 382 exemplar
An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 360 exemplar
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012 (2012) — Bidragsgivare — 198 exemplar
The Best American Comics 2009 (2009) — Bidragsgivare — 179 exemplar
The Best of McSweeney's {complete} (1800) — Bidragsgivare — 141 exemplar
The Best American Comics 2012 (2012) — Bidragsgivare — 113 exemplar
Dark Sparkler (2015) — Illustratör — 109 exemplar
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2016 (2016) — Bidragsgivare — 108 exemplar
The Best American Comics 2014 (2014) — Bidragsgivare — 98 exemplar
The Best American Comics 2016 (2016) — Bidragsgivare — 79 exemplar
SPX: EXPO 2000 (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 69 exemplar
Town of Cats — Illustratör, vissa utgåvor19 exemplar
End Times (2010) — Omslag — 12 exemplar

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Well honed comedic self deprecating critique of the world of a graphic novelist. The drawings easily pass unnoticed. The internal dialogue is perfect.

I wish the author let himself go a little more, when he does there is something of magic.
 
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yates9 | 10 andra recensioner | Feb 28, 2024 |
Adrian Tomine’s Shortcomings focuses on Ben Tanaka, a movie theater manager in Berkeley, California who rejects the racialized identity that America proscribes for him. As a result of this, Ben never quite feels that he fits in with white America nor does he feel himself in spaces created by Asian-Americans and those of the Asian diaspora in the U.S. He grows increasingly hostile toward those around him, dismissing his girlfriend Miko Hayashi’s political art based on Asian-American identity and ignoring her both emotionally and sexually. Instead, he stares at white women, fetishizing them and spending his nights with pornography focused on white women. At the same time, he reacts violently when he sees white men dating Asian women, viewing them as sexual colonizers. Ben’s only friend, Alice, also struggles with identity as a queer Asian-American woman in grad school, trying to balance her own identity against that her parents, colleagues, and community expect of her. Though all three characters struggle to find a balance between internal and external pressures of identity, Ben fails to reach any form of comfort and catharsis while Miko and Alice find a way to move forward for themselves amid the uncertainty of the future.

The visual medium works particularly well as it requires seeing. Ben refuses to see race, but Tomine’s art shows how Ben is always observing the people around him and where they fit. He uses a security camera to watch a woman employee at the movie theater that he later tries to date. He watches pornography featuring white women, often of white women with other white women. He feels hostile when he overhears Alice with another woman since their activities are not for his consumption. Ben becomes hostile after Miko leaves when he finds out that she posed for another art student’s photography, so the she was seen by another man in the form of the photographer and subsequent men who viewed the picture. The visual style of comics and graphic novels render races differently based on visual cues, even using Japanese and Korean text for some of the word balloons, drawing the reader into the act of “seeing” race. Tomine’s graphic novel encourages the reader to sit with the discomfort of how we “see” race in the U.S.
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DarthDeverell | 55 andra recensioner | Feb 28, 2024 |
Juvenelia of a sort ... Tomine's earlier work. Nice to see how his visual style has evolved.
 
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monicaberger | 8 andra recensioner | Jan 22, 2024 |
Collects Optic Nerve #09-11
 
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Bedeteca | 55 andra recensioner | Jan 19, 2024 |

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Verk
33
Även av
19
Medlemmar
4,743
Popularitet
#5,302
Betyg
½ 3.7
Recensioner
149
ISBN
90
Språk
10
Favoritmärkt
20

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