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, …
I Still Live: Biography of a Spiritualist
by Annie Murphy
Published by Ghost Cat Comics
56p, b&w, 7.5"x8.5"
Annie Murphy's Xeric Award-winning I Still Live is a powerhouse of a comic, delving into the life and times of 19th Century Spiritualist, Achsa Sprague, and channeling a merging of political activism with spiritual openness, something that can easily be forgotten in an era plagued with apathies. The book deftly weaves the past into the present and reminds us of the undercurrents of magical truth that nourish our logical minds behind the scenes. Best of all worlds. -EF