Adrian Tomine on NPR
On yesterday’s edition of "Fresh Air," Terry Gross interviews Adrian Tomine (Optic Nerve) about his latest project, Shortcomings.
From the book’s plot synopsis, courtesy of publisher Drawn & Quarterly:
Ben Tanaka has problems. In addition to being rampantly critical, sarcastic, and insensitive, his long–term relationship is awash in turmoil. His girlfriend, Miko Hayashi, suspects that Ben has a wandering eye, and more to the point, it’s wandering in the direction of white women. This accusation (and its various implications) becomes the subject of heated, spiralling debate, setting in motion a story that pits California against New York, devotion against desire, and trust against truth.
You can listen to the 20-minute interview here on NPR.