Shortcomings HC (2007) comic books 2007
1st printing. Story and art by Adrian Tomine. Shortcomings, Adrian Tomine's first long-form graphic novel, is the story of Ben Tanaka, a confused, obsessive Japanese American male in his late twenties, and his cross-country search for contentment (or at least the perfect girl). Along the way, Tomine tackles modern culture, sexual mores, and racial politics with brutal honesty and lacerating, irreverent humor, while deftly bringing to life a cast of painfully real antihero characters. Hardcover, 108 pages, B&W. Mature Readers Cover price $19.95.