Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Illustrator Research: Adrian Tomine

Tomine is an American cartoonist and illustrator born in on May 4, 1974, best known for his comic Optic Nerve and several New Yorker covers. He is often compared to Daniel Clowes who he is good friends with. They both employ similar 'clean line' sytles of illustration. Tomine's work looks interesting to me because he is able to take mundane looking characters and imbue interest in them through the use of economic but expressive line work as well as unexpected color choices. Tomine's site is here.

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