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, …
Mini Kus #14 The Pernicious Kiss
Published by kus
24p, color, 4.25"x5.5"
There's something outright repulsive about Lehikoinen's drawings here. What was watery and wispy in The Lonely Inspector zine becomes gnarly and soggy here - and the sick thing is it's supposed to. The Pernicious Kiss is about the plight of a horse-headed Romeo clacking his gums against those of his beloved. Uncomfortable and ugly in an intentional way. -EF