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 Aidan Koch
48p, full color, softcover, 6.5"x9"
Koch's work has a visual eloquence that is constantly at work recalibrating your brain and refocusing your eyes. Assured pencil work and yolky yellows give a shimmer to lunar cycles that share a little witchy-ness with Julia Gfrorer's comics and some social ambiguities akin to Jaako Pallasvuo's "Some Approaching End". Opal stone, blue candle burn down, darkness and voicemail. -EF