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, …
The Life Problem Two Stories
Published by Drippy Bone Books
38p, color, 7"x9"
Two stories of unfortunate home invasion - English uses a gutwrench line that keeps you on your toes. His visual abstractions and contortions make me feel like I am winedrunk at a table with 5 people all trying to tell the same story - I can barely keep up and that's partly the point of the energy. This full color comic has the bonus electricity of drenching itself in gritty yellows, muddy blues and watery jade greens - part of the pathway, part of the mystery. -EF