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, …
68p, black and blue, 6.75"x10.25"
Sinister forces wipe the memory of two town butchers as they gruesomely fumble to re-establish their abatoir. "Amateurs" is classic horror through and through: a grim yarn decked out with visceral violence, waste and destruction, all the more scary for it's unwillingness to explain itself. Peppered with uneasy comic relief and clownish character design, Stechschulte hits on something wonderfully horrible here and digs in
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