Adrian Tomine's First New Yorker Cover

Posted by Tom Brogan on Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Thinking about my (needlessly complicated) process in writing my play 'Good Times Never Seemed So Good' for this year's Glasgow Comedy Festival, I thought this article by artist Adrian Tomine explaining how he came to draw his first cover for the New Yorker was of interest. Below is one quote.

"But I do think that getting those bad ideas down on paper, in a sense, clears the way for better ones."

I relate to this, as looking back through my early notes I can see a lot of plot points or character ideas that I didn't use, but I probably landed on the ones I did by first scribbling down several that I would ultimately throw out, or forget about about.

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