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 Retrofit
40p, b&w, 6"x9"
Reading this comic is like catching something out of the corner of your eye - Moreton tells a story with only the sparest amount of lines, comics stripped down to bare moments and the simplest path extracted to the narrative: in a blur of banal, a suit becomes a goose and the world goes on. Visually it has the feel of King Cat although the wordless minimalism gives Grand Gestures an emotional weightlessness and release from an specificity.