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, …
Powdered Milk Collected Stories
112p, b&w, softcover, 7.5"x9.75"
This collects the first 8 issues of Powdered Milk (minus the full-color volume 6), subtle and astute autobiographical comics. Perhaps closest in tone and function to Gabrielle Bell's diary drawings, Roberts' comics are rooted in taking the viewer through a motherhood shaped by unrepentant honesty, honed introspection and a dash of inner fury. Recommended. -EF