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, …
Published by Drawn and Quarterly
118p, b&w with some color, hardcover, 5"x7"
"In Gloriana, Kevin Huizenga exposes the mechanics that underpin
everyday life. His protagonist, Glenn Ganges, has conversations about
dish soap and library visits that are both faithful depictions of
mundane interactions and existential dissections of the units that
construct our lives. Huizenga has an understated, quiet approach to
story writing that allows his characters (and his readers) the
self-awareness to recognize the humor and tragedy of every moment.
Huizenga's much-lauded work is finely detailed, and in its innovative use of form, it explores the boundaries of the comic medium, deconstructing and reconstructing panels to express temporality and lived experience more fully. Presented in this expanded edition, Gloriana employs familiar settings and thorough, sometimes scientific explanations to reach thoughtful conclusions."