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Shortcomings With delicate draftsmanship and dialogue, Adrian Tomine makes slacker anomie dramatic. Ben Tanaka is a likable complainer, an Asian-American loser in...ShortcomingsComic Books/Graphic Novels, Fiction With delicate draftsmanship and dialogue, Adrian Tomine makes slacker anomie dramatic. Ben Tanaka is a likable complainer, an Asian-American loser in...2007-10-05Drawn & Quarterly
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Shortcomings

Genre: Comic Books/Graphic Novels, Fiction; Author: Adrian Tomine; Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly

With delicate draftsmanship and dialogue, Adrian Tomine makes slacker anomie dramatic. Ben Tanaka is a likable complainer, an Asian-American loser in love who denies his friends’ accusations that he’s drawn only to white women.
For Fans of? Dave Eggers, Daniel Clowes.
Bottom Line Exploring race, adulthood, and ambition with exquisitely tuned humor and poignancy, Shortcomings is a graphic narrative as piercingly realistic as any prose fiction.

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