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Thursday, 12 February 2009

Adrian Tomine on Strip!

Continuing Indie comics month on the radio show and podcast Strip!, Eagle Award winning writer and artist Tom Humberstone will be talking to American comic book creator Adrian Tomine who writes and draws the comic book Optic Nerve, originally self published and now serialised by Drawn and Quarterly. Collections of short stories from the comic, entitled Summer Blonde and Sleepwalk, have recently been published in the UK by Faber and Faber.
Adrian is also the editor of a series of collections of the work of underground manga creator Yoshihiro Tatsumi, including Abandon the old in Tokyo and The Push Man and other stories. Tom and Adrian talk about working in comics, Adrian's artistic influences and interests, his graphic novel Shortcomings and his involvement in bringing Tatsumi's work to the attention of a new generation in the West.
• Strip! airs at 5.00pm on Thursday 12 February, repeated 11.30pm Sunday 15th on Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com. More info on Tom's work at www.ventedspleen.com

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