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, …
Boots and Pup #1
by John Y Jr
20p, b&w, 6.5"x10.25"
This comic is running it's ship like a modern Saturday morning cartoon - two buddy characters stuck in a repeat loop of 5 poses enter various over-rehersed humor scenarios, then there's an ad for products you can buy with them on it. Something's gotta swing here towards either Tex Avery-style visual nuttiness or Chuck Jones-style narrative wittiness or I'm just gonna tune out. -EF