Tomine is at the forefront of the younger generation of alternative-comics artists.Booklist
Adrian Tomine has been writing and drawing the internationally-acclaimed comic book series Optic Nerve for over a decade, earning a reputation as one of the country's preeminent young cartoonists. For nearly as many years, he has pursued (and was pursued for) a variety of side-projects, both inside and outside of the comics industry. The best of this extracurricular work—including rare and unpublished strips, illustrations for such notable magazines and the New Yorker and Esquire, album covers, posters, advertisements, and private sketchbooks—is collected for the first time within this book. A comprehensive survey of a professional career in progress, Scrapbook is a revealing, visually impressive document of an artist's versatility and evolution.