on 13 February 2011
This short comic book is made up of brief comic strips Adrian Tomine wrote/drew about his upcoming marriage to his wife Sarah. They take in things like planning for a wedding DJ, sorting out the wedding invites, worrying about what to wear, etc. In short the banal details of planning for such an event.
I love Tomine's work usually but this book (originally done as a party favour for the wedding guests) isn't as interesting as he and his nearest and dearest would like you to think. It's the usual stuff people who are planning a wedding go through and nothing more.
The book is also a really small hardback with about 48 pages. Cute and dinky, it's a great little gift if you were going to Tomine's wedding but as a comic book it's ordinary and unimpressive compared to his usual work.
on 29 January 2011
Fans of Tomine's other work may be a little surprised by this offering: a sweet, fast and loose collection of strips about his and his wife's preparations for their wedding, created as a party favour for their guests. Tomine's art actually benefits from the off-the-cuff manner of the work, possessing an energetic spontaneity that his more considered works lack. The small, palm-sized nature of the book makes for an attractivce package, and it would certainly make a lovely gift for those who don't normally read comics.