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, …
by Temple Bates
Published by Conundrum Press
192p, color, 6"x6"
"Who are the Hermoddities? They look and look. Why not challenge them, confuse them? Are these
creatures medieval or futuristic, children or old men? Hermetic oddities, hermaphrodites. Sometimes
cute, sometimes cruel. Hermoddities is a lively collection of comics and oil paintings created by
Toronto based artist Temple Bates. This collection of work spans over ten years and includes two collaborative stories drawn with Winnipeg artist Drue Langlois, formerly of The Royal Art Lodge. Within
these pages exists an extraordinary world made up of furry oddities, anthropomorphs and omnipotent
creatures. Why not pay them a visit? There will be no unpleasantness about it at all."