Shortcomings (Drawn + Quarterly)
Tomine is a master of the genre, and "Shortcomings" is his first full-length graphic novel It's garnering praise as a ground-breaking work. A frequent contributor to "The New Yorker," Tomine has acquired a cultlike fan following and has earned status as one of the most widely acclaimed cartoonists of our time.
"Tomine's lacerating falling-out-of-love story is an irresistible gem of a graphic novel." Junot Diaz
"Tomine's realism has earned him comparisons to such respected prose writers as Alice Munro and Raymond Carver..."