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, …
24p, duotone, 5.5"x8.5"
Gallagher makes a comic about being insecure about having small boobs. People might make comics about their insecurities to come to terms with them and understand that ultimately, it's no big deal. I hope that's the case here, but it's not a given and ultimately I read this comic as being about trying to get over your hangups and insecurities but failing and then letting them constantly gnaw at you. The way she talks about people being on secret "teams" because of their tit size deeply depresses me, as well as the dynamic she sets up about never feeling like a good enough model, even when she was a model. Body hate and girl envy- let's talk about it, but let's also really try to work on it. -EF