Sleepwalk: And Other Stories

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Collecting the first four issues of Adrian Tomine's acclaimed comic series optic nerve, this book offers sixteen concise, haunting tales of modern life. The characters here appear to be well-adjusted on the surface, but Tomine takes us deeper into their lives, subtly examining their struggle to connect with friends and lovers.

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Overview

Collecting the first four issues of Adrian Tomine's acclaimed comic series optic nerve, this book offers sixteen concise, haunting tales of modern life. The characters here appear to be well-adjusted on the surface, but Tomine takes us deeper into their lives, subtly examining their struggle to connect with friends and lovers.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Tomine is a master of pseudorealistic stories in the tradition of raymond carver. This understated, black-and-white collection should satisfy fiction aficionados in any medium." —Library Journal

"Brilliant... we know we're in the hands of a major young comics artist—visually gripping and emotionally challenging." —Kirkus Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781896597126
  • Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
  • Publication date: 10/1/2002
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 102
  • Sales rank: 575,743
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Adrian Tomine is the author of Scenes from an Impending Marriage, Shortcomings, Summer Blonde, Sleepwalk, 32 Stories, and the comic book series Optic Nerve. He is also an illustrator for The New Yorker, Esquire, and Rolling Stone, and his stories have appeared in The Best American Nonrequired Reading and An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Tomine lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2000

    Truth in Art

    Adrian Tomine is probably comics best unrecognized superstar with his auto and semi auto biographical comics. The long wait between issues due to his incessant perfectionism does not deter my interest or enjoyment. I purchased this volume at a comic shop and immediately went back for the first volume of his earlier work entitled 32 Stories. I suggest that you seek that one out if you like this one.

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