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, …
Published by Fantagraphics Books
New graphic novel from Mr. Hornschemeier fills out its deceptively simple narrative (plot summary: father and son go to the store to buy some chips) with a dazzling display of formal and aesthetic experiments, twists, and surprises. The book manages to comment on itself, the comics medium, the creative process, our sense of time and our own personal narratives and histories, all without seeming oblique. Quite an impressive accomplishment, probably the best work yet from a burgeoning comics talent.