Panel Borders: The work of Adrian Tomine

Panel Borders: The work of Adrian Tomine

Originally broadcast 12/02/09 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Extract from Summer Blonde by Adrian Tomine

Extract from Summer Blonde by Adrian Tomine

Continuing Indie comics month on Panel Borders: Eagle Award winning writer and artist Tom Humberstone will be talking to American comic book creator Adrian Tomine who writes and draws the comic book Optic Nerve, originally self published and now serialised by Drawn and Quarterly. Collections of short stories from the comic, entitled Summer Blonde and Sleepwalk, have just been published in the UK by Faber and Faber.
Adrian is also the editor of a series of collections of the work of underground manga creator Yoshihiro Tatsumi including Abandon the old in Tokyo and The Push Man and other stories. Tom and Adrian talk about working in comics, Adrian’s artistic influences and interests, his graphic novel Shortcomings and his involvement in bringing Tatsumi’s work to the attention of a new generation in the West.

To download or stream the show in a variety of different formats, please visit the home of this episode at

Links: Adrian’s website
Buy Adrian’s books from Drawn and Quarterly, Faber and Faber and Forbidden Planet International
Article on Summer Blonde in Time Magazine
Tom’s website
Listen to Alex Fitch and Tom Humberstone chat about David Lynch, Dark City and Tom’s comics

Comics news:

Here’s Johnny Screening on More4

The excellent documentary Here’s Johnny about artist John (Nemesis the Warlock, Judge Dredd) Hicklenton’s battle with multiple sclerosis is being shown next tuesday at 10pm on More4. The film includes great examples of his work and interviews with the likes of Pat Mills and Glenn Fabry…
More info about the film on its official site.


Brighton ‘zine fest February 2008

…will be taking place over the weekend of 21st/22nd February. Workshops, talks and bands will be on the Saturday (@ The Cowley Club) and zine stalls, acoustic acts and a few other mystery things will be on the Sunday (@ West Hill Hall).

More info at