Los Angeles City Beat has done a short piece on Adrian Tomine, author and illustrator of one of my favorite comic books, "Optic Nerve" by Drawn & Quarterly. Drawn & Quarterly has a mini Shortcomings site located on their website. It's worth checking out.
Here's an excerpt from the article:
“Even since I was a teenager doing these little mini-comics out of my parents’ house, I would get these totally divergent and sort of irreconcilable opinions of my work,” says graphic novelist Adrian Tomine. “It would be, like, ‘You’re great; you’ve got a lot of potential,’ or ‘Give up; you suck!’”
Go check it out here.