Adrian Tomine frames the action of his comics with crisp simplicity, his assured storytelling unveiling hidden layers of character. His illustrations, on the other hand, reveal their depths in a single image—witness the tension on a 2008 New Yorker cover between a bookstore owner and his neighbor as she accepts an Amazon delivery. Celebrating the release of Tomine’s New York Drawings—which features his New Yorker work and other illustrations inspired by the city—PowerHouse Arena is hosting a conversation between the artist and New Yorker art director Jordan Awan. An exhibition of Tomine’s illustrations and comics continues through Sunday.
Thu., Sept. 20, 7 p.m., 2012

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