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, …
80p, color and b&w, 7"x9"
This stylistically tight and narratively loose 'thology features some breezy limeade from Aidan Koch, Andy Burkholder, Dylan McKeever, Blaise Larmee, Jason Overby, Dane Martin, Chris Andersen, Mark Hensley, Scott Longo and Mare Odomo. Standout pieces in this frightningly strong and aesthetically enigmatic book include Koch's pages ringing with sadness, duck sauce from the weird world of Dane Martin and Blaise Larmee's brutal skewering of the state of the arts. Sensitive frequencies are these. -EF