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, …
Laskimooses #7 Marsin Mesimailla
Published by Kreegah
28p, b&w, Finnish with English translation, 6.5"x9"
Hagelberg puts his dirty pop scratch to the grindstone. Heroic Lauri Kentta faces the wrath of the young-gun of a local Flinsto-Simpsonian cockroach family. Then while cruising for a fiance, his magillagorilla best friend gets shot and killed his horsebeast runs rampant. If not for the kind talons of pterodactyl buddy Kokko, Lauri would be up shit creek with no paddles. Plus, the brief appearance of mysterious Swamp Women. Strange but meaningful, and perfectly drawn. Honestly, why deprive yourself of this sort of beauty, adventure and drama? -EF