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 Sparkplug Comics
Cute without being cutesy, Neptune is a jam-packed little book about two plucky kids and their dog-centric world. Steinke smoothly mixes truthing and fibbing and elementary school drama with bigger emotions and the drawings are really something to look at because all the details pile up into heavy textures that remind me of one of my favorite children's books, Arlene Dubanevich's Pigs in Hiding.
160pp, b&w with color cover, 5"x7"