Scenes from an Impending Marriage by Adrian Tomine

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Constrained by space, time and autobiography, he’s drawn an artistic exemplar of John Donne’s very debatable phrase: “To enter in these bonds is to be free.”
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MAKING LIGHT OF NUPTIAL NARCISSM

At the behest of his soon-to-be wife, Adrian Tomine set out to create a wedding favor for their guests that would be funnier and more personal than the typical chocolate bars and picture frames. What started out as a simple illustrated card soon grew into a full-fledged comic book: a collection of short strips chronicling the often absurd process of getting married. A loose, cartoony departure from Tomine's previous work, Scenes from an Impending Marriage is a sweet-natured, laugh out-loud skewering of the modern marriage process, including hiring a DJ, location scouting, trips to the salon, suit fittings, dance lessons, registering for gifts, and managing familial demands. The most personal and autobiographical work of Tomine's career, Scenes from an Impending Marriage is a charming, delightful token of love.

 

About Adrian Tomine

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Adrian Tomine is the author of Shortcomings, Summer Blonde, Sleepwalk, and 32 Stories. He is a New Yorker contributor and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.
 
Published February 1, 2011 by Drawn and Quarterly. 56 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Chris Randle on Feb 04 2011

Constrained by space, time and autobiography, he’s drawn an artistic exemplar of John Donne’s very debatable phrase: “To enter in these bonds is to be free.”

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