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 Marian Runk
Best Friends is the tale of an intense childhood BFF-ship sinking. Runk's artwork is done in soft watercolor washes, eroding any trace of hard feelings and leaving the sentiment sediment as the story's heart and soul. The work leaves me with a similar feeling to reading a C.Tyler story - that midsummer melancholy of something trying to blossom.
32pp, full color throughout, sewn binding with silkscreened cover, 5.5"x6"