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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Oh to be in LA, along with the giant robots...


Congratulations to Giant Robot Magazine on its 50 issue jam! And a big thanks to Giant Robot's Editor, Eric Nakamura, for letting me post this marvelous photo of a selection of original art from Adrian Tomine's 'graphic novel' Shortcomings, from the show he curated at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.



It may seem obvious, but to me this is exactly how illustrations should be displayed. Too often random pages are picked for display because they feature an eye-catching panel and they are then displayed in isolation, in fact they are often spread around walls with other pieces in between, which creates a very dislocating effect. Go here, to Eric's flickr pages, to see more excellent photos.

Excerpted from Shortcomings by Adrian Tomine. Copyright, Adrian Tomine.

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