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Scenes from an Impending Marriage: A Mini-memoir

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Scenes from an Impending Marriage: A Mini-memoir.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Adrian Tomine(Author)

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MAKING LIGHT OF NUPTIAL NARCISSMAt the behest of his soon-to-be wife, Adrian Tomine set out to create a wedding favor for their guests that would be funnier and more personal than the typical chocolate bars and picture frames. What started out as a simple illustrated card soon grew into a full-fledged comic book: a collection of short strips chronicling the often absurd process of getting married. A loose, cartoony departure from Tomine's previous work, Scenes from an Impending Marriage is a sweet-natured, laugh out-loud skewering of the modern marriage process, including hiring a DJ, location scouting, trips to the salon, suit fittings, dance lessons, registering for gifts, and managing familial demands. The most personal and autobiographical work of Tomine's career, Scenes from an Impending Marriage is a charming, delightful token of love.

Adrian Tomine is the author of Shortcomings, Summer Blonde, Sleepwalk, and 32 Stories. He is a New Yorker contributor and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.

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Book details

  • PDF | 40 pages
  • Adrian Tomine(Author)
  • Drawn and Quarterly; 01 edition (1 Feb. 2011)
  • English
  • 2
  • Biography

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  • By Sam Quixote on 13 February 2011

    This short comic book is made up of brief comic strips Adrian Tomine wrote/drew about his upcoming marriage to his wife Sarah. They take in things like planning for a wedding DJ, sorting out the wedding invites, worrying about what to wear, etc. In short the banal details of planning for such an event.I love Tomine's work usually but this book (originally done as a party favour for the wedding guests) isn't as interesting as he and his nearest and dearest would like you to think. It's the usual stuff people who are planning a wedding go through and nothing more.The book is also a really small hardback with about 48 pages. Cute and dinky, it's a great little gift if you were going to Tomine's wedding but as a comic book it's ordinary and unimpressive compared to his usual work.

  • By A. P. Salmond on 29 January 2011

    Fans of Tomine's other work may be a little surprised by this offering: a sweet, fast and loose collection of strips about his and his wife's preparations for their wedding, created as a party favour for their guests. Tomine's art actually benefits from the off-the-cuff manner of the work, possessing an energetic spontaneity that his more considered works lack. The small, palm-sized nature of the book makes for an attractivce package, and it would certainly make a lovely gift for those who don't normally read comics.

  • By Dr. Malcolm J. Blackie on 16 April 2011

    I saw this in The Economist recently and checked it out on Amazon. It is funny, hits exactly the right spots, and the male and female characters are just so typical. Everyone who has borrowed it has bought a copy for themselves. Just enjoy - it makes fun without malice.

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