The Lines
That Make Us
Stories from
Nathan’s Bus

The Lines that Make Us is a collection of thirty stories and thirty photographs by Seattle bus driver Nathan Vass (The View from Nathan’s Bus).

Watch an interview with Nathan on KING 5's New Day Northwest (November 21, 2018).

“Read this beautiful book about junkies and hookers and bankers and lawyers in the last place in America they can’t avoid each other.”—Paul Currington, Fresh Ground Stories

Nathan “...describes the riders—often poor, often not white, often going to bad news, often just being in the world—with a prose that’s at once elegant, rhythmical, and clear.”—Charles Tonderai Mudede, writer, editor, filmmaker, cultural critic

With an introduction by Paul Constant (The Seattle Review of Books).

Book launch 6pm October 13, 2018 at ArtForma in Georgetown, Seattle.
Paperback with flaps, 228 pages, 5.5 × 8.5 inches, 30 illustrations.
ISBN 978-1-7327641-0-1

Flip Phone Orphans

There was a brief window of time between 2002 and 2007 when cellphones suddenly had tiny cameras and anybody could take photographs anywhere at anytime. Smartphones did not yet exist and ever-present social media was still years away. With no audience, who were these inconveniently-formatted, poorly-composed, garishly-exposed, low-resolution, blurry snapshots for? This collection of orphaned photos is from a more innocent time, free from the burden of documenting a curated life.

Book launch October 18, 2018 at the Vancouver Art Book Fair.
Paperback, 72 pages, 9 × 7 inches, 72 illustrations.

Look Around
Selections from
the Eykemans Collection

A formal catalog of artwork from a personal collection featuring paintings, prints, photographs, and sculptures from Erdman to Rembrandt.

Introduction by Frank J. Mather.

Book launch October 18, 2018 at the Vancouver Art Book Fair.
Hardcover, 72 pages, 8 × 10 inches, 60 illustrations.


A makeready sheet tests color and ink coverage when offset printing. These are often printed on recycled scrap paper, resulting in surprising juxtapositions as different books print upon one another. This salvaged makeready overlays Chinese paintings onto Dutch etchings.

Book launch October 18, 2018 at the Vancouver Art Book Fair.
Paperback, foldout poster, 16 pages, 9 × 12 inches.

Coming Soon . . .


A visualization of the most terrifying fate imaginable.
Issue four of the horror zine Ice Cream.

Paperback, 18 pages, 4 × 4 inches.


Tome Press is an independent publishing project of Tom Eykemans.
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