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, …
Exquisite Book 100 Artists Play a Collaborative Gam
Published by Chronicle Books
The design dream team behind Also has somehow coordinated 100 of their favorite artists to participate in ten huge fold-out exquisite corpses. It means you get a little bit of everyone, and a whole lot of a whole lot with some amazing inadvertent collaborations erupting. -EF
7-1/2 x 9 in; 152 pp ; color images throughout, shrink-wrapped, accordion binding
"In The Exquisite Book, one hundred indie artists play an ingenious version of the Exquisite Corpse drawing game. Each adorns a page with artwork—having seen only the page of the artist immediately prior and using a single horizon line to connect the two. Some continue the "story" quite literally while others build on the previous page in more fanciful ways. This astonishing volume's format is as unique as its content, with each of the book's ten chapters residing on a ten-page accordion pull-out, allowing readers to view the art continuously. With an illustrated foreword by Dave Eggers, and art from such luminaries as James Jean and Jill Bliss, this charming book is, simply, exquisite."