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, …
Floating Thoughts and Other Miscellaneous Stuff
16p, b&w, 5.5"x8.5"
Youth zine with an ode to air plants (they are truly cool) and some nice collage work rounded out with a 5-page piece about a vacation and a rubber raft. The layout is pretty great, although much of the writing in the first 7 pages seems like filler compared to the writing in the raft story which maybe should have been spread out through the whole zine. A sold visual mix, with some stories to tell and overall a great first effort. -EF