Adrian Tomine Talks

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“Comics are the only thing in my life I’ve spent 32 years practicing,” Adrian Tomine told a crowd at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts. “It’s not something you can take a class on how to do. It’s an accumulation of a lot of attempts and a lot of failure.”

Despite his view that one cannot learn comic artistry, Tomine admitted to buying “How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way”, but the book didn’t help. “You can’t worry about what tools you use. You have to figure out what your vision is and make it happen.”

Tomine discussed his New Yorker covers, his “fake” sketchbooks, and why his comic book characters should never be made into action figures. The full blog post at INTELLIGENT LIFE

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