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, …
And the Birds Flew From the Trees #2
by Ian McDuffie
56p, b&w, 8.5"x11"
And the Birds Flew.... is McDuffie's full-fledged comic outpouring from the universe of Arden and Em, most directly set in motion with the Birds and Wolves mini in 2009. A story told mostly through subtle social gestures and a couple of obligatory conversations about David Bowie, AtBFFtT slips into a moonfaced dreamwandering that acts as an intriguing foil to the undercurrents of Arden's lived reality.