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Powell's Books Presents Adrian Tomine in Conversation With Randall Park


Jul 22, 2020 04:18 PM

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Adrian Tomine
Adrian Tomine was born in 1974 in Sacramento. He began self-publishing his comic book series, Optic Nerve, when he was sixteen. His comics have been anthologized in McSweeney’s, Best American Comics, and Best American Nonrequired Reading, and his graphic novel Shortcomings was a New York Times Notable Book of the year. 2015’s Killing and Dying appeared on numerous best-of lists and was a New York Times bestseller. In 2020, he published his memoir, The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist. Since 1999, Tomine has been a regular contributor to The New Yorker. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughters.
Randall Park
Actor, writer, director, and producer Randall Park is a fixture in the comedy world of TV and film. He is the beloved star of ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat. He also co-wrote, produced and starred in the critically-acclaimed hit Netflix romantic comedy, Always Be My Maybe, with his friend, Ali Wong. Randall is also known for playing two pre-existing Asian American comic book characters Detective Jimmy Woo and Dr. Stephen Shin, in Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp and DC’s blockbuster hit, Aquaman, both in the same year. Throughout his career, Randall has played a wide range of roles in TV and film such as Minnesota Governor Danny Chung in Veeop, Kim Jong Un in the controversial Seth Rogen film, The Interview, and internet favorite Asian Jim in The Office. Randall received his BA in English, Creative Writing, and completed the Masters Program in Asian American Studies at UCLA. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Jae Suh Park, and their daughter, Ruby.