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 Top Shelf
80p, b&w, 6.5"x8.5"
Hayden's work has a similar look, humor and attitude to Roz Chast's and especially Edward Koren's New Yorker cartoons. That means that despite the terrible title and the wretched "Bead Store" lettering on the cover, Underwire has an urbane and honest wit, a folksy drawing aura and it gets a little randy after a couple of glasses of wine. Fun to hang out with autobio comics about her pretty well adjusted family that cusses a lot but is ultimately overwhelmingly wholsome. -EF