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, …
New Comics #1
by Patrick Kyle
Published by Mother Books
40p, b&w, 7"x10"
Patrick Kyle's comics express the ability to dissolve into straight up graphic design but then pull back and take hairpin turns into tantalizingly weird and astoundingly concrete stories. New Comics is a collection that's both goofy and grand: it pulls the deft trick of letting its style guide the humor and corrupt the plot. It's like hidden treasure- relax yr magic eyes on these piles of Kyle's and let it all take root. -EF