Star Advertiser loves SCENES FROM AN IMPENDING MARRIAGE

“5 Things We Love” / Star Advertiser / Star Advertiser / February 18, 2011

A graphic walk up the aisle
I'm a big fan of alternative comic book creator/illustrator Adrian Tomine, whose stories of angsty youth drawn in his clean style have been his calling card. The former Northern Californian moved to Brooklyn to be closer to the woman he eventually married, and their journey to legal "couplehood" can now be found in little-book form in "Scenes from an Impending Marriage" (Drawn & Quarterly, $9.95).

Tomine originally drew most of the strips as wedding reception favors, and they have a looser feel than his previous work. Even if you're not familiar with Tomine, you're likely to relate to his wedding-planning travails, such as finalizing a guest list, finding the right reception venue, and picking the right music (no "old rock 'n' roll!").

Measuring about 4-by-5 inches, this is a little joy of a book.

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