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, …
32p, b&w with some color, 5.5"x8.5"
Adams' Period speaks in a similar comics language to John Brodowski's Curio Cabinet - wordless flashes of action that form a choppy narrative rhythm comprised of jump cuts. The story is simple but the editing is not and the art matches it's bizarreness, harnessing a drawn stiffness to invigorate everyday details. -EF