Optic Nerve #14 by Adrian Tomine (D&Q) $6.95 - Optic Nerve 14 brings Adrian Tomine’s multifaceted, expressive cartooning to a new peak with two stories and a bonus autobiographical strip. “Killing and Dying” is about a father’s struggles to be supportive: it centers on parenthood, …
Original Plumbing #6 Trans Male Quarterly
The theme this round is "Schooled", highlighting a twin commitment to both the "It Gets Better" and the "Make It Better" campaigns targeted at queer youth. Editors Rocco and Amos both come clean about what a difficult experience high school was and then the issue opens up to an awesome spectrum of interviews with trans-masculine educators, students and activists. This issue goes a little bit light on the sexy smut, but really delves into some super-inspiring stories and there's still a lovely 10-page spread of mischievious school boys to whet yr whistle. -EF
52p, color, 5.5"x8"