1. Tomine is a class act. This is a fantastic piece and I’m a big fan. Meeting him again at last week’s book expo was a pleasure and it was great to leave the convention with a signed poster from him. I’m very much looking forward to his next collected work.

  2. I can’t get the horrendous thought out of my head that such a talented artist actually rode in one of those gaudy tour buses for reference!! ;)

  3. Sorry, but that is such a pretentious cover. So the girl specifically gets on a SIGHTSEEING BUS to ignore the sightseeing and read Catcher in the Rye? Wow, that’s like going out of you way to be a snob.

  4. Or maybe the point is that there’s more than one way to experience NY?

    That reading CATCHER IN TH RYE is as much of a NY experience as riding a tour bus?

    It’s a lovely peice of illustration… not sure why you’d want to jump to the most bizarrely negative assumptions…