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, …
Scaffold #1 I to XII
16p, b&w, silkscreen cover, 9"x8.5"
Scaffold is told on a videogame-style map of a striking hive structure biodome. Visually stunning, the surreal geodesic panoramas of Scaffold would do any experimental architect proud, though the by-product of the extended long shot is it's hard to get close to the story or characters running through the landscape. Science fiction flavors and environmental threat seem looming here- looking forward to seeing if this series can hit a strange cohesion. -EF