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 Lisa Carver
80p, color, 8"x10"
Carver's untitled book presents the visceral and terrifying body of her painting work accompanied by writing that grapples with the overwhelming sexual and psychological terrorism her father put her through growing up and its consequences on her mind and life. Her memories, once unearthed are an excruciating read but it's her honest process of unpacking the lies her childhood was covered in and the language of her visual work speak the loudest towards the power of survival and a self being reclaimed. -EF