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Adrian Tomine’s Drawings Tell Rich, Complex Stories

The cartoonist and New Yorker cover artist explains how he’s able to pack so much into his artwork.

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Episode Notes

This week, host Rumaan Alam talks to cartoonist and New Yorker cover artist Adrian Tomine, who just released a graphic memoir called The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist. In the interview, Adrian talks about what it was like for his childhood hobby to become a full-time job, and how his art has evolved over the years.

After the interview, co-host June Thomas interviews Slate writers Dahlia Lithwick and Molly Olmstead about a massive piece of journalism they’ve put together about the women in Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Harvard Law School class. To hear the audio version of the piece, subscribe to Slate’s Amicus podcast.

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