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, …
Friends and Family
Published by Art and Sciences Projects
12p, color, 8"x8.25"
I thought of this zine as a puzzle- it's a collection headshot screen caps, none of whom/which were familiar to me, begging for a connection element. Are they all white people of a certain caliber? From the author's home town perhaps, or actors who have come out as queer? Actors who resemble the authors actual family? From the explaination of the pubisher, it's just a scrapbook of Masetto's favorites? Like many things, I always wish obsessional projects pushed their obsessions to the limit. This is a zine of 12 actors, that, while artistically presented, struggles to create a context. -EF