Adrian Tomine draws Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom


After seeing Moonrise Kingdom again, I’ve mentally added a couple points to my initial score. There’s just something about that portrait of young love at summer’s end that’s beautifully done. Adrian Tomine captures that feeling with this illustration for The New Yorker. It originally accompanied Anthony Lane’s review.

If you’re unfamiliar with Tomine, you’ve probably encountered some of his clean, distinctive linework at some point. He’s best known for his indie comic Optic Nerve, collected as 32 Stories, Sleepwalk, Summer Blonde, and Short Comings. Tomine’s done a fair share of work with The New Yorker, including a few covers and additional movie illustrations. (When I threw out some old New Yorkers a few weeks ago during a move, I kept the Tomine issues.) Flipping through Scrapbook: Uncollected Work 1990-2004, there are some spiffy Tomine illustrations for In the Mood for Love, Underworld, 8 Mile, Mulholland Drive, and a few others.

In the gallery is the embiggened version of Tomine’s work. Moonrise Kingdom expands to 394 theaters nationwide today.

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Hubert Vigilla
Brooklyn-based fiction writer, film critic, and long-time editor and contributor for Flixist. A booster of all things passionate and idiosyncratic.