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Miami Book Fair x Portland Book Festival: Lisa Hanawalt & Adrian Tomine

Sun, Nov 15, 2020 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PST


The sharp witted reflections, amusing absurdities and humor found in the conflicting relationships with art and artist are at the forefront of Adrian Tomine‘s The Loneliness of the Long Distance Cartoonist and Lisa Hanawalt‘s I Want You. A master humorist, Hanawalt strikes the perfect balance between drawing the gorgeous and the repugnant, the fantastical and the lifelike, the bizarre and the hilarious while Tomine’s comedic memoir about fandom, fame, and other embarrassments from the life of a New York Times bestseller is his funniest and most revealing work yet. Watch both these authors and friends dive into the depths of the cartoonists mind in all its amusing glory to find a deeply human experience that everyone can relate to.

Presented in partnership with Miami Book Fair. Watch at MiamiBookFairOnline.com.

Lisa Hanawalt

Lisa Hanawalt is an artist living in Los Angeles, CA. She is the creator of the animated series Tuca and Bertie—which will be premiering its second season on Adult Swim in 2021—and the production designer/producer on Netflix’s Bojack Horseman. Lisa has worked on illustrations, book covers, animations, comics, and textile patterns. She co-hosts the podcast Baby Geniuses with comedian Emily Heller. Lisa has published three previous books with Drawn & Quarterly: My Dirty Dumb EyesHot Dog Taste Test, and Coyote Doggirl. Her latest book is I Want You.

Lisa Hanawalt is appearing through a partnership with MIAMI BOOK FAIR. Purchase I Want You from Books & Books, an independent bookstore based in Miami HERE.

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Adrian Tomine

Adrian Tomine was born in 1974 in Sacramento, California. He began self-publishing his comic book series Optic Nerve when he was sixteen, and in 1994 he received an offer to publish from Drawn & Quarterly. His comics have been anthologized in publications such as McSweeney’sBest American Comics, and Best American Nonrequired Reading, and his graphic novel Shortcomings was a New York Times Notable Book of the year. Tomine's latest book is the graphic autobiography, The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist. Since 1999, Tomine has been a regular contributor to the New Yorker. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughters.

Adrian Tomine is appearing through a partnership with MIAMI BOOK FAIR. Purchase the Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist from Books & Books, an independent bookstore based in Miami HERE.

All books purchased through festival events, including from Portland-based Annie Bloom’s Books, BROADWAY BOOKS, Green Bean Books, or Powell’s Books support the authors and publishers who share their work at the festival and the booksellers who have worked hard to keep their businesses open during these difficult times. Please buy early and often and know that by purchasing books you are supporting the sustainability of the festival.
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