Cool Dad Job: Cartoonist, Illustrator
Cool Dad Vibe: Razor Sharp
Cool Dad Bona Fides: The author of nine books and the long-running comic book series Optic Nerve, Tomine is a master at zeroing in on and capturing the emotion of thought-provoking situations. That’s why he’s the go-to illustrator for The New Yorker. It’s also why his graphic novel Killing and Dying, about the difficulty of having and maintaining a family, resonated with so many people. His work, which is often inspired by his wife and two young daughters, is both clear-eyed and loving. He draws for a living, but clearly has something to say.