Comic Book Cats, number 162: The New Yorker, cover by Adrian Tomine, published in December 2020.

“Love Life” by Adrian Tomine definitely encapsulates life in the year 2020 for a lot of us, social isolating and communicating with other people via Zoom and social media. I don’t think our apartment looks this messy, though. Like the woman in this piece, we also have two cats keeping us company through this long, strange year.

In addition to being a regular contributor to The New Yorker, Adrian Tomine is the creator of the comic book Optic Nerve. Initially self-published, Optic Nerve was later published through Drawn & Quarterly. Tomine has also drawn artwork for several album covers.

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Comic Book Cats, number 162: The New Yorker, cover by Adrian Tomine, published in December 2020. “Love Life” by Adrian Tomine definitely encapsulates life in the year 2020 for a lot of us, social isolating and communicating with other people via Zoom and social media. I don’t think our apartment...