Adrian Tomine (born May 31, 1974) is an American cartoonist of Japanese descent. He made his name with Optic Nerve, which began as a self-published comic in the 1990s before being picked up for regular publication by Drawn & Quarterly. Optic Nerve was later compiled into several standalone publications. Tomine is also known for the graphic novel Killing and Dying.
His works are mostly about regular modern people and the ups and downs of ordinary contemporary life. The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist is largely autobiographical, showing various important and not-so-important moments from throughout his artistic career.
- Optic Nerve (1991-), later compiled into:
- Scenes From An Impending Marriage: A Prenuptial Memoir (2011)
- Killing and Dying (2015)
- The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist (2020)