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, …
Published by Never Press
32p, red ink, 7"x10"
What I draw from this comic is that a trio of foreign semi-military investigators are on a case about homicide occuring inside geodes - although the details are confounded by the poetic language and the bursts of gymnastic fight scenes. Perhaps plot is beside the point here though- Olivo's working a visual scene similar to Andy Burkholder's ITDN comics - penchants for fluidity of meaning in a simplified form and the obfuscated idea of narrative. -EF