At the behest of his soon-to-be wife, Adrian Tomine set out to create a wedding favor for their guests that would be funnier and more personal than the typical chocolate bars and picture frames. What started out as a simple illustrated card soon grew into a full-fledged comic book: a collection of short strips chronicling the often absurd process of getting married.
A loose, cartoony departure from Tomine´s previous work, Scenes from an Impending Marriage is a sweet-natured, laugh out-loud skewering of the modern marriage process, including hiring a DJ, location scouting, trips to the salon, suit fittings, dance lessons, registering for gifts, and managing familial demands. The most personal and autobiographical work of Tomine´s career, Scenes from an Impending Marriage is a charming, delightful document of the little moments leading up to the big day.
Praise for Adrian Tomine
´Tomine is, trust me, superb.´ Sam Leith, Daily Telegraph
´Near perfection . . . Tomine is a superb graphic novelist.´ Daily Telegraph
´Visually stunning . . . absolutely essential.´ Independent on Sunday
´Rendered with uncluttered beauty, the dialogue is so convincing that you can almost hear the characters speak, and it is alight with truth.´ Neel Mukherjee, The Times