Graphic novelist, and BUST's boy du jour from the '90s Adrian Tomine will be at the Strand on Wednesday February 9th for the launch of his book SCENES FROM AN IMPENDING MARRIAGE, in conversation with fellow artist and author Leanne Shapton (NATIVE SCENES OF CANADA, WAS SHE PRETTY, IMPORTANT ARTIFACTS).
"A funny, sometimes moving, always immaculately drawn recounting of his prenuptial preparations with his then-fiancée Sarah, Scenes was
issued in limited quantities, after which it quickly disappeared. Finally, though, a hardcover collection of the series is on the way from Drawn & Quarterly, in a half-sized package that perfectly suits Tomine’s humble, quirky look at love and tradition.”–The Onion AV Club “48 of Our Most Anticipated Entertainments of 2011”
"Scenes From An Impending Marriage is certainly the most adorable comics effort to stroll down the red carpet in quite some time...The serene and lovely thing about Scenes From An Impending Marriage is that the couple seems blissfully united against these various not-exactly-earth-shattering obstacles."–The Comics Reporter
"We watch as the two get sucked into the vortex of wedding consumerism in spite of themselves. It's a familiar scene, but a sweet one, and the ending is as tender and satisfying as a wedding day should be. A lovely personal book from a great comics creator, and it's sure to end up getting unwrapped at many an engagement party."–Publishers Weekly