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’s
, Best 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.
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