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, …
One Less Lonely Girl
24p, b&w, 5.5"x8.5"
A rilly amazing comic about being obsessed with Justin Beiber and feeling outside normal social behaviors, unlovable and loved. Wynbrandt's autobio awkwardness revels the humor, pain and glory with a similar bawdiness as Esther Pearl Watson's Tammy Pierce comics. Drawn with a deceptively simple contour sketch line this book also reminds me of Becca Taylor's unforgiving "The Wonderful Year" comics - both in their elegance and in their biting wit. Get this one, Beiber be damned. -EF