Sleepwalk, Paperback
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


An old woman returns alone to the spot where as a young girl she used to meet her lover on his daily lunch break.

An unsuspecting couple find themselves drawn to a window to watch the neighbours' kinky play turn into something more sinister.

Twin teenage sisters make an awkward pilgrimage with their ageing-hippie father.

A young guy misses his flight and returns to observe a kind of alternate version of his own life, one from which he seems to have vanished. "Sleepwalk" is a classic Tomine collection, a series of vignettes that scratch beneath the surface of seemingly well-adjusted lives.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 104 pages, chiefly ill
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
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  • Category: Comics and Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 9780571233311



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An interesting collection of short graphical stories of urban alienation, flawed and inconclusive relationships by the author of 'Shortcomings'. Particularly memorable for me were: 'Drop' (a one-page story); 'The Connecting Thread' about a woman who becomes obsessed with personal "I saw you" ads; 'Dylan & Donovan' about a father and his estranged teen daughters; and 'Six Day Cold' about a relationship which might have been over but isn't quite. All of the stories are competent and illustrated in a stark black and white style (some with a lot more black than others). A solid collection of earlier stories by Adrian Tomine.

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