Thursday, October 25, 2007

This is from Toronto

A review in EYE Weekly, and a profile in the National Post.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

New Shortcomings Printing & Foreign Rights Deal

D+Q has scheduled a second printing of Adrian Tomine's Shortcomings with additional foreign rights sold to Rizzoli (Italy), Random House Mondadori (Spain) and Reprodukt (Germany), it was announced today by Chris Oliveros, Drawn & Quarterly, EIC and Publisher. After multiple offers and auctions at the Frankfurt Book Festival, the three deals, brokered by Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Literary Agency, join existing contracts with Faber & Faber (UK), Editions du Seuil (France) and Oog en Blik (Netherlands). Shortcomings arrived in stores the first week of October, and a second printing has just been sent to the printer.

"It speaks to the quality of Adrian's work that prestigious foreign publishers such as Rizzoli, Random House Mondadori, and Reprodukt are joining the already impressive line-up of Faber & Faber, Seuil, and Oog en Blik," said Oliveros. "Adrian and Shortcomings will now receive a much deserved red carpet treatment in each territory, joining the buzz and excitement the book has already generated, which has led to a quick reprinting."

In Italy, the acquiring editor is Ottavio di Brizzi of Rizzoli, RCS Libri; Shortcomings will be in their 24/7 series. In Spain, the acquiring editor is Monica Carmona of Random House Mondadori; Shortcomings will be in their Reservoir Books series. In Germany, the acquiring editor is Dirk Rehm of Reprodukt.


Adrian at the IFOA in Toronto this weekend!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Shortcomings in E.W. and on Pop Candy!

Be sure to check out this pod cast of Adrian on Pop Candy, as well checking out this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly where Ken Tucker gives Shortcomings an "A" and notes: "Shortcomings is a graphic narrative as piercingly realistic as any prose fiction."

Brooklyn Launch

The launch was at Bookcourt in Brooklyn Heights,the store has been in existence since 1981, even though there is a B&N right down the street. They are expanding, and the new event space was suppose to be ready, but it wasn't, (NYC construction!) but I'm all for an independent store expanding in this day and age.

It made for an intimate, albeit SRO, event. With wine!

The Q+A was led by Bookforum's Nicole Rudick, who already interviewed Adrian in this month's Believer.

Lots of fans showed up, and one even gave Adrian flowers...awwww!

You can't see this at all, but Shortcomings made the store's bestseller list along with Tree of Smoke, and this was the week before the event!

Here's a shot of Adrian signing.

A shot of Adrian with Bookcourt's Guy (l) and Zack (r).

Megan Kelso got her copy signed.

As did Anne Ishii.

And this is the back of Jonathan Bennett's head.

And pals Dan Nadel and Chrissa Theodore showed up.

While in Brooklyn, we stopped at Rocketship.

My eagle eyes spied on Mary as she received a UPS package from Westcan, I knew instantly it was our Shortcomings posters. Don't ask me how, I just knew.

Rocketship has very good taste in comics. They had just a few Shortcomings left from the original stack they had received just a few days before.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Hometown Love For Adrian.

Here, here, here and here.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Brooklyn Book Launch Tonight!

So yesterday SHORTCOMINGS was unleashed onto the world and climbed up the Graphic Novel charts on Amazon to the #4 spot! Several interviews popped up with Adrian including The Believer, Gothamist, NY Magazine, Time Out NY, Paste and Exclaim. NY Magazine has excerpted the book online while the Village Voice, Daily Candy, and a Hipster Book Club turned in reviews, and this blog proclaims that Adrian loves gay women.

The launch is tonight at Bookcourt in Brooklyn at 7 PM!

Monday, October 1, 2007

SHORTCOMINGS Book Launch This Wednesday Oct 3rd in Brooklyn

Check out the interviews in Time Out New York and New York Magazine and this review in the Village Voice .