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, …
by Renee French
Published by Picturebox Inc
H Day is a haunting simultaneous/dual narrative about parasitic takeovers. I read it through without reading the description on the back that clarifies that the plot lines are about migraine headaches and argentine ant infestation. You don't necessarily need to know that to feel the convulsions of this book however. The images are ripe with throbbing contortions of a morphing uncontrolable disease/threat and it's sectioned off into stages, to emphasize a funneling decline. Eerie as usual, French's work hurtles itself around in the most macabre ways before locating the right way to recover itself- elegant and painful. -EF
200p, b&w, hardcover, 6"x7"