The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist

Adrian Tomine returns with evolved art, humour like a razor and an eclectic mix of narcissism and self-loathing

The Moleskine diary is one of those weird, sacred must-have accessories for writers and creatives. Personally, I no longer use the books, preferring to use cheaper and more customisable Muji B5 notebooks — yes, yes, we do love our rituals — but I did have a phase in my ‘career’ as a writer where I carted a Moleskine everywhere, jotting down notes in book launch talks…