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, …
Conditions on the Ground #4 Aug
32p, b&w, 5.5"x8.5"
All of these comics are great and Hooyman's writing keeps getting more and more on point. The story "Can of Shit" is fantastic, I can't stop thinking about it. Hooyman drawings have a visual intensity as concentrated as Theo Ellsworth, though perhaps more a part of the fur and plant world than Ellsworth's woven architectures. Grounded but impish and totally awesome. -EF