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, …
Flocks Chapter 1 a Paradox of Faith
by L. Nichols
Published by Retrofit
32p, b&w, 5.5"x8.5"
L. Nichols' Flocks is about the pressures of growing up queer in a deeply Christian community....fear of knowing yourself, fear of others finding out....losing religious conviction just as you're throwing yourself deeper in. Nichols' drawings have a great textural tone - zipatone shading and shaggy linework stylize the rag doll protagonist in a churchy world - impulsive like Mickey Z's work with the sincerity of Howard Cruse. -EF